Top 5 tips:
visiting DUBROVNIK

Our very own Luxury Personal Consultant, Kirsty, decided to venture to the historic and beautiful city that is Dubrovnik for a weekend getaway. Here is what she had to say and she offers her Top 5 tips when visiting Dubrovnik to enhance your experience!

 

“‘WOW’ is all that I kept saying when I was walking around this beautiful city. Everywhere that I looked, I was seeing stunning architecture, hidden restaurants to explore and lots of recognisable areas from a very popular TV show that I love! Dubrovnik offers something for everyone, so do not hesitate to book your next city break to Dubrovnik with Optimum Experience!”

“- KIRSTY, PERSONAL CONCIERGE CONSULTANT.  

 

no.1 Top tip
panorama restaurant

If you love sunsets, incredible views and divine dining then look no further than the Panorama Restaurant! Situated high in the cliffs, it is only accessible on the cable car from Dubrovnik old town.  

Enjoy a spectacular view of the old city, the wider landscapes surrounding, the island of Lokrum, the bay of Lapad and the islands of Elaphite. It is certainly a view that is picture worthy and unforgettable. 

We had a front row table and these are just the incredible. Once again, WOW WOW WOW were my main words that evening because what I was experiencing.  These tables are in high demand, so make sure to book early!

This is also the perfect restaurant for a romantic date day or night or even if you wanted to ask that very important question to a loved one. We can work closely with the restaurant to help you to make your proposal that extra special and memorable!

no.2 top tip
game of thrones filming locations

I LOVE the TV programme, Game of Thornes, so finding out that there were several locations where they filmed just got me bursting with excitement! You can either pre book an organised walking tour and they take you around and talk in depth about the location and what was filmed there from the programme OR you can easily walk and explore yourself.

As I am a very big fan of the show, we managed to spot several iconic filming locations including Black Water Bay, where the riot takes place against Joffrey and the well known ‘Walk of shame’ episode where Cersei walks down the steps. You can walk down these same steps and it makes you feel like you’re there in that moment. 

There are so many of the filming locations that you can just fall upon as you stroll leisurely through the city. 

LOVED every single minute of this experience.

 

no.3 top tip
Coral Beach club

If you are like me and still like to be by the sea (even on a city break), then Dubrovnik ticks this box! 

Make sure that you checkout the Coral Beach Club as they have relaxing Cabanas and sun loungers that you can hire for the day to enjoy the sunshine and a few of your favourite drinks! 

The perfect place to enjoy a glass of champagne while listening to chilled out music and beautiful sea views. 

Tip – If travelling in high season then pre-book a cabana on the front row for the best experience. 

 

no.4 top tip
Walk the city walls

To experience amazing views of the old city without having to go up a cable car to a cliff, (and maybe to walk off all the calories from the delicious food you have indulged in), then make sure that you buy a ticket to walk around the city walls. 

Take in the this magnificent part of history and enjoy the views of all parts of the Old town. 

Perfect if you are looking for those perfect, envious photo’s to show your friends and family!

I would recommend to do this early in the morning to avoid large crowds as it can get busy at peak times and some parts of the wall are quite narrow.

There are many steps involved, so this would not be suitable to anyone with walking difficulties.  

no.5 top tip
Drinks in a cave bar

Looking for something quirky while in Dubrovnik? Then head over to More Hotel which is the home to the ‘Cave Bar’. 

This is the place where you can enjoy either your morning coffee, spend the afternoon sipping cocktails, or finish the day with a glass of the finest champagne. 

Visit the unique natural cave and enjoy your favourite drink!

The bar also host’s a terrace where you can relax in the sun and enjoy the sea views. It can also be an ideal spot for organizing various events – weddings, unforgettable proposals and celebrations.

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RECOMMENDED accommodation IN dubrovnik

Hotel Excelsior, Dubrovnik

Overlooking the Adriatic Sea and just a few steps from the UNESCO Dubrovnik Old Town, Hotel Excelsior’s stunning
location offers guests breath-taking views from every floor and an easy walk into ancient history.

Opened in 1913, this iconic hotel celebrated its centenary in 2013 – with an eclectic mix of old architecture and fresh
design. Recognised for its nonchalant elegance, personal touch and impeccable service, guests continue to return to Hotel Excelsior year after year and it remains a firm favourite amongst visiting celebrities and dignitaries.


The luxuriously appointed 141 rooms and 17 suites provide complete comfort and state-of-the-art technology.


Guests have a choice of gourmet dining at three sea-view restaurants overseen by Executive Chef Peter Obad, which
serve authentic local, national and international cuisine.

Hotel Excelsior’s Energy Clinic presents an array of spa treatments, including massages, body rituals, scrubs and
baths, as well as products. Offering a personal approach with customised skin and body care, the hotel offers one of
the widest ranges of luxury skincare treatments in Dubrovnik. There is also a hairdresser on site.

RECOMMENDED accommodation IN dubrovnik

Hotel Bellevue

Hotel Bellevue is now open following a complete interior refurbishment. The newly redesigned five star boutique
hotel is a state-of-the-art seaside retreat around the bay from Dubrovnik’s magnificent 6th century Old Town.


Hotel Bellevue was proclaimed one of “Europe’s coolest new hotels” by The Sunday Times. The hotel is situated on a cliff 30 metres above the Miramare bay, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering
splendid views of the vast Adriatic and overlooking a charming pebble beach.

Located in the heart of Dubrovnik,
it is just a pleasant 10 minute walk from the historical town centre, protected by UNESCO.


The hotel offers two unique restaurants offering international, traditional Dalmatian and contemporary
Mediterranean cuisine, and a stylish lounge bar for light bites and drinks with magnificent sea views.


Treatments at the Energy Clinic Spa combine luxurious and traditional European methods with the philosophy and techniques of Chinese medicine, creating the perfect balance of East meets West; these include massages, body
rituals, scrubs and baths.


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