Pera Cingrije 7, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 20000
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Culture vultures, Honeymooners, Sporty types, Design and architecture, Great views / scenery, Romance, Sightseeing, Special occasions
Expert review of Hotel Bellevue
High above a secluded turquoise cove, within easy walking distance of Dubrovnik Old Town, this chic hotel reopened in 2006 after total renovation. Its 91 rooms and suites all have sea views, and from reception a glass lift runs down to a small private beach with an informal seafood eatery, and a self-indulgent spa with indoor pool.
Built into a cliff overlooking a beautiful bay, midway between Lapad peninsular and Dubrovnik Old Town, which lies a leisurely 15-minute walk away (served by a regular bus service, journey time five minutes).
The 77 rooms all have floor-to-ceiling windows with sea views, wooden floors, smart minimalist style furniture, earthy coloured fabrics in tones of cream, beige and chocolate, and all-white bathrooms with power showers and L'Occtaine toiletries. Most, but not all rooms, also have balconies. There are several ‘Romantic’ rooms, one of which, my absolute favourite, has a sloping ceiling and a free-standing bathtub next to the bed. The 14 spacious suites also have a Jacuzzi in the bathrooms.
Vapor, the main hotel restaurant, has floor-to-ceiling windows affording magnificent sea views, though I find the décor somewhat impersonal. Far more fun and relaxing in my opinion is Nevera, an informal fish tavern down on the beach, where you’ll also find a cocktail bar.
A buffet breakfast with cooked-to-order options is served in the Vapor restaurant, as is the a la carte dinner – opt for the degustation menu to sample a bit of everything. Down on the beach, Nevera does a limited selection of fresh Dalmatian seafood specialities, while Beach Bar Grotta is for cocktails.
In a cove below the Bellevue lies a pebble beach with sun beds on a deck reserved for hotel guests. The Comfort Zone Spa Centre offers massage, sauna, beauty treatments, a Jacuzzi, a gym, and a freeform indoor pool with floor-to-ceiling glazing affording views down onto the sea – ideal in winter when it’s too cold for the beach.
Courteous, friendly and helpful staff.
Mainly design-conscious couples in search of culture, glamour and relaxation.
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- Pera Cingrije 7, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 20000
- Room Service, High-Speed Internet, Fitness Centre, Restaurant, Parking, Swimming Pool, Pets Allowed, Business Centre