Dubrovnik has an amazing old town and some incredible beaches in and around the city – how should one choose where to stay? Would it be an apartment or hotel in old town, where everything is within walking distance or a resort on one of those beaches with the clearest water I’ve seen in Europe or something in between?
Whereas old town is great, you have all the entertainment and restaurants just around the corner, it can also get loud during the night. Dubrovnik is built on the hills, especially the old town is made of narrow streets and lots of stairs. You might end up getting a room with the view into the apartment across the street.
There are breathtaking beaches in and around of Dubrovnik. And in addition to that, most of the resorts are equipped also with a pool. However, if you want something a little less crowded, you would need to look further from city center. You will have a relaxing holiday, but will spend more time on logistics to get to the city.
We chose the in between option – Apartments Marevista just uphill from old town. 260 steps from the Pile Gate. Yep, I did count 🙂 We were very close to old town, took us no more than 5 minutes to walk to the main street there, but had the peace and quiet of residential area. And the best of all – we had huge terrace, where we had all our brunches with incredible view over Dubrovnik old town and the Adriatic sea with some of its islands. And if that didn’t seem enough, just 48 more steps and above us was one of the best viewpoints in Dubrovnik. With a bottle of chilled white wine there were several evenings spent watching the lights coming on in the city and on the hillside.
Where ever you choose to stay in Dubrovnik, bear in mind that it’s way easier to move around with a backpack than with a trolley 🙂