The Pucic Palace is one of the finest hotels in Dubrovnik. For years, I was groaning "Why, oh why, is there no hotel in Dubrovnik's historic town centre?" Finally, in 2002 my wish was granted with the opening of the five-star Pucic Palace in historic Gundulic square.
With only 19 exquisitely decorated rooms, the Pucic Palace is a boutique hotel in the best sense of the word. Every detail of the furnishings has been lovingly attended to in this renovated 18th-century baroque palace. The halls and public spaces are designed to evoke Dubrovnik's glory years with various historical reminders scattered throughout the building.
The history lesson is continued in the rooms, each of which is named after a leading Dubrovnik artist, writer or scientist. Combining cutting-edge design with lavish comfort, they are truly fit for nobility. Some overlook Gundulic square with its colourful morning market but are soundproofed, of course, for peaceful sleeping. Try to get the room with a balcony overlooking the famous square. Naturally each room has satellite TV, a safe, minibar, DVD player, air-conditioning and 24-hour room service. The bathrooms are fit for Cleopatra. You can even choose from personal linen menu for your cotton towels.
The opening of the hotel was a delightful
event for Dubrovnik residents
as it brought a first-class restaurant to the town centre. Even with
the bustle of busy Dubrovnik outside its doors, you can enjoy world-class
cuisine on a fusion theme here in the Pucic Palace restaurant, generally agreed to be
Dubrovnik's finest dining experience.
Press reviews of the Pucic Palace
We like The luxurious touches, such as the Egyptian cotton sheets, Bulgari toiletries and freestanding Victorian baths. The à la carte breakfast, served restaurant style, is also excellent.
Not so keen The animal print touches in one of the larger suites and eye-watering room price. It wouldn't be suitable for fitness fans or for those who hanker for a swim after a hard day's sight-seeing. The Telegraph July 16 2007
Still charming despite its outrageous prices. . The 19 double rooms have polished oak parquet floors, wooden beamed ceilings, period antiques and Italian mosaic tiled bathrooms stocked with Bulgari toiletries. The Telegraph March 27, 2009
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