Need to know
Fifty-six, including seven suites and two villas.
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $493.99 (€442), excluding tax at 13 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €1.00 per person per night on check-out.
Rates include breakfast and transfers to the Old Town.
Hire the hotel's vaporetto for island-hopping trips and jaunts to local beaches. Bored of your holiday read? The hotel’s library has a stash of fashion and design tomes.
At the hotel
Spa with steam room, bio sauna and several treatment rooms; gym and aerobic studio; library. In rooms: standard TV, minibar, flatscreen TV, WiFi, Etro bath products; suites have espresso machines (and more generously sized bath products).
Our favourite rooms
If sitting in an alfresco tub makes you smile, book one of the two Jacuzzi-equipped deluxe suites (we like 418, which has a grey chaise longue looking out to sea and a soft stripy rug in its cosy lounge). For a glorious view of the Old Town, book 218; for a balcony overlooking Dubrovnik, book 416.
The large indoor pool has French doors – the perfect escape on the rare drizzly day. There are breathtakingly beautiful sea views from the floor-to-ceiling windows, and a fleet of sun loungers from which to lie back and admire them. Prefer saltwater? Hop along to the rocky private beach, which has concrete platforms for sunbathing (sounds Spartan, feels fine) and a five-step ladder to the sea.
Villa Spa uses organic Sodashi products for its facials and massages, and OPI nail lacquers for its pedicures and manicures. The Villa Spa Experience Massage Diamond offers the chance to test out the hotel’s ‘diamond bed’, which uses light, colour, sound and scents to stimulate the senses.
Small swimwear; giant sunglasses. Deck shoes for the transfer to Dubrovnik; minimal Prada or Calvin Klein to match the restaurant. Leave the bucket and spade at home – the hotel’s beach is rocky, not sandy.
Accommodated, but not pandered to. Cots for under-3s (free) or extra beds (€50 a night for kids aged 3–7; €60 a night for ages 8+) can be added to parents' rooms. The hotel can supply booster seats and babysitting is available, subject to availability.