When a weekend in Dubrovnik is on the cards, I’m telling you, you do not turn it down. With a quick 2 hour flight from Nice, France we arrived late on Friday night in Dubrovnik for a weekend of utter the most amazing kind.
The weekend was jam-packed. Early mornings watching the sunrise from our room at Hotel Excelsior, breakfast looking over the old city, gym sessions and days filled with things to do and see, I really couldn't have asked for a better weekend. The Adriatic Sea was literally at our fingertips, down the elevator onto the promenade and a jump straight in to that big blue beast. I swear you could spend hours just taking in the view from the sun bed, having a drink, cooling off and HITTING REPEAT.
But of course, when you're there for a few days, time is of the essence and making time to explore the old town with ice-cream dripping down your hand, a walk around the city walls - working up a sweat, then floating in the big blue on a kayak and taking a cable car to the top all adds to the Dubrovnik experience and it is absolutely essential, no if’s, but’s or maybe's. (Video HERE)
Hotel Excelsior is brimming with fascinating history, opening its doors in 1913, it has become a iconic place in Dubrovnik itself. Located on the side of a cliff, it's a short five minute walk to the Old Town. This hotel has seen an extensive amount of well known people from actors, politicians, journalists, businessmen and many more making it feel more like the red carpet of a who’s who event.
Waking up each morning with a sunrise just outside our window, I have truly never felt so lucky to see something so magical. With the golden light coming up over the old city, this place is gobsmackingly amazing and if you’re looking for a weekend away or place to relax and experience something truly beautiful this is for you.
Eating is something we all do and let’s be honest, something that almost everyone LOVES to do (at least I do anyway). So, while we where in Dubrovnik and to finish off an inspiring and beautiful weekend we took a short walk up to the Victoria Restaurant where we had cocktails and the most heavenly dinner. The food was impeccable and the view was absolutely to die for. We started off with these awesome banana chips and dip (I had to ask for more), entree was Classic Ceviche and Octopus Olivo. For main we had Monkfish "A LO MACHO and Octopus Anticucho and for dessert which is was favourite meal of the day (classic me, dessert is always my favourite!) - we had Cachanga Limena which is a crispy quinoa toast thing (quinoa is healthy right?) with pumpkin mouse and local fruits - so frickin’ good, and a selection of sorbets! The Victoria Restaurant is a must try when in Dubrovnik - I’m telling you, you wont regret it! This is on my top five meals of ALL time!
The weekend was truly unforgettable and I will be back! If you want to know more about what to do and eat in Dubrovnik it’s all HERE.
Stayed at Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik