An insider’s guide to the best hotels on the Dubrovnik Riviera, including the top places to stay for chic design, stunning ocean views, rooftop infinity pools, spacious suites, good restaurants and proximity to the beach, in locations including Cavtat, Mlini, Srebreno and Orašac.
If you love concrete brutalism, you’ll adore this building; if you don’t, it may help you change your mind. Public spaces are open and fluid, and most have floor-to-ceiling glazing, terraces and views down onto Cavtat’s turquoise bay. In reception, concrete slabs bear abstract sculptural reliefs, doubling as artworks and structural columns. In short, a modernist masterpiece. Most rooms face south and have blissful views onto the open sea, with sliding glass doors giving onto generous balconies. It sits on a rocky peninsular amid pine woods, a 10-minute walk along the seafront from Cavtat’s historic centre. Boats to Dubrovnik depart from Cavtat’s quayside, and the city is also served by bus.
This is a three-star modernist hotel dating from 1960. Standard-level Classic rooms are furnished in minimalist style – predominantly white, with splashes of navy blue added by bedside rugs, cushions and curtains – and have twin beds (pushed together to make a double), a small desk, French doors opening onto a balcony, and a bathroom with a shower. Superior rooms are a little more spacious, decorated in cream and beige, and each has a quirky artwork above the bed. There’s also a suite with a four-poster bed. The hotel is a five-minute walk from Cavtat’s old town and the bus station, and overlooks the sheltered Tiha Bay.