Friday, 19 May 2017

Closest to the City Walls, the Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik

King's Landing for GOT fans

The Grand Old Dame of the Modern City


Stayed October 2016
Written May 2017

City Walls and Monastery


From the Sheraton, I moved to the Hilton which is in Dubrovnik and is located right outside the City Walls.

The proximity allowed me to visit the Old Town easily both in the day and at night.

View from the Gate



Entrance

The hotel is quite small and intimate and the Front Desk is tucked by the side of the entrance.


Hotel Lounge


Corridors

As an elite member, I was thankfully upgraded to a Executive Room with a view of the City Walls from the balcony.


Orange seems to be the dominant colour which is rather unusual but decidedly unique.



The toilet was unfortunately really tiny and cramped. It would perhaps be better without the bathtub.


Hilton Diamond status granted me access to the lounge as well as complimentary breakfast at the restaurant downstairs.




The lounge offers afternoon tea and evening canapes. Some lounges offer quite an insane amount of food during cocktail hours sufficient for dinner, but this wasn't one of them.





Breakfast was not too bad and many of the tour groups leave pretty early and the place clears out for a peaceful meal.









During my stay at the Hilton, I went on day trips to Mostar and Kotor as well, and had fun taking a great number of photos. Being one of the most well-known hotels in the city, tour pickups were not an issue at all.





A short walk from the hotel would bring me to the cable-car station for an elevated view of the Old Walled City of Dubrovnik, with the opportunity for pizza at a famous shop along the way.


One of the surprises was receiving a printed copy of LianHe ZaoBao, the Chinese version of the Singapore newspaper. I much prefer to read the Straits Times in English although I have no problem reading Mandarin, being effectively bilingual.


Turn-down service was fine too, with some additional snacks on the table and a piece of chocolate.




The gym was not very big, but there were hardly any users anyway, so there's lots of space!

Spa and Gym Reception




I didn't have time to explore the spa and indoor pool, but the pictures from the hotel's website look pretty nice!

Credit: Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik


Last but not least, remember to go to the top floor to get some pictures of the Old Town!




Happy and Healthy Travels!