On the coastal road east of the center, this prestigious hotel was the first five-star property in Dubrovnik, dating back to 1913; everyone from Queen Elizabeth II to Francis Ford Coppola has come to stay. It offers elegantly-furnished rooms in muted creams, browns, and blues, most with balconies overlooking the sea. There is a luscious indoor pool, a private beach, three restaurants, and a piano bar. Whether or not you book a room here, you should pay a visit; views of
the Old Town from its palm terrace, day or night, are unparalleled.