Dubrovnik offers ample choice of accommodation which is typically bookable via platforms such as Booking.com or Airbnb. Airbbnb has a greater offer of flats though.
We pre-booked some capacities in hotels and flats at preferential rates and they are listed below. They have all been vetted either by us or our wedding planners.
Pre-booked hotel accommodation:
If you decide to go to one of the hotels please book directly via the booking link below (always using our booking code CLAUDIAMATIJA2021).
- Hotel Grand Villa Argentina: a 5-star historic hotel with rooms with sea and Old Town view and balcony. A special discount for our guests includes: 279 EUR per night for a deluxe double room with a balcony and sea view per night, with breakfast and 258 EUR for a deluxe single room with balcony and sea view with breakfast. BOOKING LINK
- Hotel Kompas: a 4-star hotel, completely refurbished recently (please note that this hotel is in the Lapad area of Dubrovnik, about 4-km away from the Old Town). A special discount for our guests includes: 180 EUR per night for a superior double room with a balcony and seaview per night, with breakfast and 160 EUR for a superior single room with balcony and sea view with breakfast. BOOKING LINK
If you wish to stay in one of the prebooked flats, please contact Claudia or Matija for details.
Cancellation policy & dates:
We booked the accommodation listed above for 2 nights (25 – 27 June) but if you wish to extend your stay in the same hotel you can do it via the same booking link. Our preferential rates are applicable until 30 April after which they will apply depending on availability of rooms. Rooms can be modified or cancelled free of charge until 18 June 2021 at midnight (CET).
You are of course welcome to check out other offers in Dubrovnik. If you do, bear in mind that the current pandemic means that most accommodation has a free cancellation policy. If a listed property does not, you should ask for it before booking.
Taxi: Uber exists in Dubrovnik and we would always recommend it over local taxi companies.
Parking: parking around Old Town is always difficult to find but hotels and most flats will have their own parking.
Public transport: Dubrovnik and surroundings are serviced by public buses. The timetable is here.
Getting to and from the airport: we recommend using Uber or public bus transport.
Getting to Dubrovnik: the easiest is to travel to Dubrovnik by plane (Dubrovnik Airport). We do not recommend travelling to nearby capitals (e.g. Sarajevo or Podgorica). If you decide to come by car, please mind that there are two routes:
- via Neum (in Bosnia and Herzegovina), N.B. this takes you out and in the EU which is important if you are carrying products that may be taxed.
- via the Pelješac peninsula (this includes taking a ferry from Ploče to Trpanj. Timetable and tickets available here). N.B. this does not involve crossing an external border of the EU.
Boat trips to Croatian islands: ifyou wish to do a short day excursion, you could visit Lokrum (a small island just opposite of the Old City) or the nearby Elaphiti archipelago.
If you would like to continue your holidays on some of the larger islands, e.g. the national park of Mljet (for a peaceful holiday) or the more upmarket Koručula or Hvar, there are regular catamaran lines from Dubrovnik. Catamaran tickets can be bought here.
Dubrovnik is truly a special place. Many call it “the Pearl of the Adriatic” but when you list all of its superlatives, we would call it the crown jewel of the Adriatic (check some fun facts here). If you Google it, you will find a rich selection of vlogs and travel diaries about its many roles in films and shows, as a host to celebrities and as a diplomatic and trading powerhouse. In fact, the Dubrovnik Republic was one of the first countries to recognise the independence of the United States and the first to enter into a trade deal with the US. It was also based on liberal and democratic values. If you visit the Rector’s Palace on a day other than our wedding, pay attention to the inscription above the main entrance that reads “Obliti privatorum, publica curate” which is Latin for “Forget the private, take care of the public”.
As a tourist you may be overwhelmed by its history, its Mediterranean flair or just the deep blue of the Adriatic. But don’t worry – the same happens to Croatians, at least those who are not from the “City”. Nevertheless, they are all fiercely proud of it and defend it with their lives. After all, its centuries-long motto has been “Libertas” (Liberty).
- Fine dining: Restoran Dubrovnik
- Excellent fish food: Orsan Gverović
- Fishburgers in Old Town: Barba
- Burger place: Guloso
- Good Mediterranean food: Mama’s Pot
- Regional fashion designers: Style IQ (mention that Claudia sends you and claim a 10% discount on clothes and jewellery and 15% on shoes)
- Local red coral jewellery: Clara Stones. Our guests enjoy a special 10% discount (to get the discount, just mention that you are guests at our wedding when you are in the store). Also, the shop offers a free special presentation on the Adriatic red coral. If you wish to arrange the presentation, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating that you are our guests.
- Laid back cocktails bar recommended by locals: Glam
- Beaches: Jakov Beach, Lokrum island (accessible by regular boat), Coral beach (beach bars), Bellevue beach, Banje Beach (crowded but amazing view of the Old Town walls)
- TRAVELLING TO CROATIA (IMPORTANT): Entry into Croatia for foreign citizens is allowed and simple. If you are an EU national, please look at the section “Citizens of EU/EEA member states” here and if you are a third country national, please look at point 8 under “Third country nationals” here.
- Getting to Croatia in the pandemic: official information is available here and tourist information here.
- Pandemic considerations in Dubrovnik and at the wedding: to be added
- Pharmacies: staff in Dubrovnik Old Town typically speaks English
- Emergency numbers: EU wide emergency number is 112