Fodor's Expert Review Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik

Marijana Blažića 2, Croatia

The Grand Hotel Imperial was Dubrovnik's first modern hotel when it opened in 1897, and through the years it has played a part in the city's most memorable events, attracting high-class visitors from Viennese counts to King Edward VII and Wallis Simpson, who danced in the garden in 1936. Its acquisition by Hilton in 2005 restored its former glory after it was targeted by shelling in 1991 and 1992; today, it blends 19th-century charm with luxurious modern facilities and offers a tranquil ambience and unparalleled views over the Old Town and Fort Lovrijenac. Rooms are decorated in shades of breezy white and teal, with marble bathrooms stocked with designer toiletries. Other hotel facilities include a small indoor pool, spa, gym, executive lounge, restaurant, and two lounge bars serving throwback 19th-century cocktails. If you can request Room 427, it's worth the splurge for a jaw-dropping view of the city walls.


  • Great location close to Pile Gate
  • Tranquil, spacious, and stylish rooms
  • Hip indoor and outdoor common spaces


  • Decor is slightly generic
  • Area outside hotel can get very busy
  • Small pool




Phones: 020-320–320


149 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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