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.
Eating and drinking
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.
Who stays there
Mainly design-conscious couples in search of culture, glamour and relaxation.
- Culture vultures
- Sporty types
- Great views / scenery
- Special occasions
- Design and architecture
Pros & Cons
- Indoor pool
- Luxurious spa
- Hotel beach
- Stunning sea views
- Slick modern interior
- Standard rooms do not have balconies