Ploce is the neighbourhood just east of Dubrovnik's Old Town (Stari Grad) and there are four beautiful hotels in Ploce. Private accommodation is more limited however as the terrain rises steeply behind the coastal road.
Why stay in Ploce?
Ploce is the hotel neighbourhood closest to Dubrovnik's Old Town and Dubrovnik sightseeing. Each hotel has a rocky private beach and you're still close to the public Banje Beach. The hotels have shuttle buses to transport you to the Old Town but there are also public buses.
Ploce is also the Dubrovnik neighbourhood that is closest to Dubrovnik airport. As there are no hotels at Dubrovnik airport, Ploce is the best you can do unless you stay in Cavtat or the Dubrovnik region.
The location is so desirable and space is so limited that only top-line hotels have property in Ploce.
It's a five-star sybaritic paradise of pools, massages, beauty treatments and fine dining plus there are great views of the Old Town from almost everywhere. A 2017 overhaul has brought the venerable establishment to a world-class level.
The facilities of the Grand Villa Argentina, available for all guests of the Glavić, include a private beach, an outdoor salt water swimming pool, an indoor swimming pool, a wellness centre and a gym, as well as a café, a restaurant and lounge bar and a spacious restaurant terrace.
For more five-star options, see Luxury Hotels in Dubrovnik.
There's much less private accommodation available in Ploce than in Lapad, mainly because the terrain rises steeply from the road, making it unsuitable for housing in many places. But here are some gems compiled from actual visitor reviews on booking.com:
Studios and a one-bedroom apartment with terrace and sea view.
Villa Ragusa Vecchia
One-bedroom apartment, a studio and a double with terrace and sea view.
One-bedroom apartments with balcony and sea view.
Deluxe two and three bedroom apartments make this a four-star choice.
If your hotel booking doesn't include a transfer from Dubrovnik airport, you can pre-book your arrival and/or departure transfer with Viator which will take you directly to your hotel (and pick you up for your flight out).
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