The Hotel Grand Imperial located in Dubrovnik, Croatia, has long been a mainstay in the city, originally catering to wealthy Europeans. Well over 100 years old, you can’t miss this impressive Victorian era building with its terracotta roof and green awnings. Its a shining star in Old Town Dubrovnik.
The hotel originally opened in 1897 with only 70 rooms, but over the years, it grew in size. Sadly, in the early 1990’s the hotel was a victim of damage during the Croatian War of Independence.
In 2001, the hotel was acquired by the Hilton organization. Recently, it has undergone an extensive renovation and the results are stunning. It has all of the modern amenities that one would expect and has retained the charm of the original hotel.
From the moment you walk into the spacious, light-filled lobby, you know you’re in for a wonderful experience. The decor is sumptuous with high ceilings, rich wood panelling and furniture that is not only pretty but comfortable, too.
We stayed in a lovely suite that had a private balcony with a fabulous view of the city, while we were visiting. I took my coffee there each morning before breakfast and spent time just gazing at the scenery. It was the perfect way to start each day.
Our suite was very clean and spacious with lots of light pouring in. There was a nice sitting area with a television and plenty of comfortable seating.
The sleeping area also had a television and a small sitting area. And there was plenty of storage for our belongings.
I will admit that I have slept in more comfortable beds. But still, the linens were crisp and it felt wonderful to slip into them after a long, exhausting day of walking all of those Dubrovnik steps!
The bathroom was very spacious and clean with green marble countertops but it wasn’t anything over the top or show stopping.
The Executive Lounge
Because we were in a suite, we were fortunate to also have access to the executive lounge. And we made sure to absolutely make the best use of it.
We were in and out of there several times each day. It was probably our favorite feature of the hotel!
It was nice to have a quiet place to stop for refreshments or a light snack while we went about our exploration of Dubrovnik.
The lounge even had a small offering of breakfast options in the morning for those not wanting a heavy meal and also had wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres in the evening.
The hotel has a nice indoor pool that is great for an early morning swim before heading out for the day or for when weather isn’t conducive to swimming outside. Luckily for us, it was all sunshine the entire time we were visiting!
Spa and Gym
The hotel has a spa which provides services from massages to facials. There’s also a sauna as well as a steam room and gym. Personal trainers are available, as well.
Imperial Bar and Lounge
The Imperial Bar and Lounge is a stunner. The marble bar and herringbone floors give it an upscale feel. It’s a fabulous spot to end the evening or maybe just to get it started!
With plush seating and marble tables, it feels like an exclusive club.
There is also outdoor seating and it’s the perfect spot for al fresco cocktails.
Porat Restaurant and Lounge Bar
Porat serves up Mediterranean cuisine with seasonal ingredients. The Lounge Bar is located right outside of Porat, on the terrace. They serve breakfast each morning as well as lunch and dinner.
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