Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik – A historic and fascinating hotel located on the doorstep of the Old Town and the perfect place to start your holiday in Dubrovnik. The Hilton Imperial offers stunning views of the Medieval Old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is set in a historic building built it 1895. Without a doubt Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik – Best hotel in Dubrovnik.

Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik
Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik


About Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik

The first class accommodation in Dubrovnik is just as renowned as the majestic city itself. The original building was built in 1895 and private villa built in 1913. The hotel is just a few meters from the main Pile Gate entrance of the Old Town. This is the most popular entrance used by both locals and visitors to enter the walled city. We started looking for a hotel in Dubrovnik and as soon as I spotted this property I knew straight away, this is where I wanted to stay in Dubrovnik.

Lobby Hilton Dubrovnik
Lobby Hilton Dubrovnik

Why is Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik – Best hotel in Dubrovnik.

  • Location of the Hotel – This is just a few meters away from the Old Town.
  • Great Service and all you would expect from a Hilton Property.
  • Stunning views from the hotel overlooking the Old Town.
  • Close proximity to attractions – Banje Beach, Fort Lovrjenac, Island of Lokrum and Rector’s Palace.  
  • The History and character of the building but completely refurbished with modern amenities.


  • 149 rooms and suites beautifully decorated with all the modern amenities.
  • Special Guest Rooms with magnificent views of the Old Town and Fortress.
  • Executive rooms with balcony and access to the Executive Lounge.  
  • Deluxe suites with a living room area and a bedroom for more privacy.
  • The Imperial Suite – Comes with a bedroom, living and dining room and a   walk in shower with a whirlpool. A terrace and balcony overlooking the sea and old town.



Hilton Honors Benefits

Being part of the Hilton Honors program always helps. You get a few extra perks that come with the Honors programme like dedicated Honors floors on some of the properties. Access to the Executive Lounge and upgrades when available.


Our room was located on the 2nd floor with fantastic views of the Old Town from the balcony. The room was spacious, comfortable, and clean and came with all the modern amenities you’d expect from a Hilton Property. A 55 inch flat screen TV, a safe and plenty of storage space.



Apart from this the hotel has been refurbished to a very high standard. Although it has been completely renovated, Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik has preserved the original 19th Century architectural features and all the best from its glorious past, while at the same time offering contemporary comfort and technology.  



  • For meeting and Events it has 4 multi –purpose function rooms including the Grand Ballroom. All the venues benefit from having natural light and are pillar free.
  • Fully Equipped Business centre and dedicated Concierge.
  • An indoor Pool and Health Club including Spa facilities.


Dining Experience

  • Porat is the main restaurant which also serves a great breakfast to start your day with. The restaurant also offers Mediterranean cuisine with a contemporary twist and a seasonally inspired menu.
  • The Imperial Bar and Lounge – The main highlight of the ground floor is the stunning Imperial Bar and Lounge. It catches your attention as soon as you set foot in the Hilton Dubrovnik. With exceptional service it offers cocktails and wine in relaxing surroundings.

  • The Executive Lounge – Reserved only for guests staying in Executive rooms and suites offering snacks and refreshments all through the day.

Some Historic Facts about the Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik

On the 29 of May1897 a spectacular firework display lit the Dubrovnik night sky as the Imperial hotel was formally opened with all the pomp and ceremony such a magnificent building deserved.

The Imperial opened Dubrovnik to many new and modern inventions. It was the first hotel to have electric lighting, central heating, and electric lift and hot and cold running water.

The “modern” feel of the hotel delighted the locals and tourists at the time.

The level of service in the “Imperial” could be gauged by the fact that the hotel had its own small steam ship named “Ida “that took the hotel guests on excursions to the Dubrovnik Riviera.

It was visited by famous personalities including the British King Edward VIII and the famous American Wallis Simpson

Grand Hotel Imperial
Grand Hotel Imperial

Some facts about Dubrovnik

Overall experience and why is Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik – Best hotel in Dubrovnik.

I must admit that the Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik stands tall and offers all you need to make your holiday in Dubrovnik perfect.

The best part of the hotel was the historic building itself complimented by very friendly and helpful staff.

The high quality of the rooms and the food and beverage.

A great stay overall and one I would highly recommend if you are visiting Dubrovnik. A big thank you to Mia and the entire team @ Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik who made us feel very welcome at this historic Hotel.   

 And most importantly the heart and soul of the hotel, a heart that has been beating along with Dubrovnik for centuries, is alive and well.


Hilton Dubrovnik
EThanks for a great stay and the goodies .

Discover more about this beautiful country in my Guide – Best of Croatia in 10 days .

Best of Croatia in 10 days.
Best of Croatia in 10 days.

Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik

Marijana Blažića 2, 20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia

Tel: + 385 (0) 20 320 320; Fax: + 385 (0) 20 320 220

Email: reservations.dubrovnik@hilton.com

Website : www.dubrovnik.hilton.com

Read about some of the other Hilton Hotels that we have visited and experienced great hospitality.

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Jaipur in 48 hrs
Jaipur in 48 hrs.

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  1. The Hilton Imperial definitely looks like the perfect place to stay in Dubrovnik. I have always liked Hilton hotels but when they are coupled with extremely high standards and an interesting history, then that takes the experience to a whole new level. Those amenities sure look lush and what wonderful views you must have had from the balcony. Would love to stay here.

  2. Hilton Hotels are always a great place to stay and so looks Hilton Imperial in Dubrovnik. The added feature to this Hilton property is that it is ancient and has historic significance. Good to know that it is located in the Old town and very close to touristic attractions. I loved that they have preserved the interiors till date with all modern amenities. The view from balcony and using my Hilton Honors rewards would always opt me to book for this hotel when I visit Dubrovnik.

    • It’s a great property and located very centrally close to all the important attractions in Dubrovnik.

  3. Looks like a great property / would be a bit pricey I guess . But if you are looking for a quality hotel in Dubrovnik then this would certainly be one to go for.

    • It’s not a budget property but if you are looking for that unique experience in Dubrovnik then look no further. Both from a comfort and location element

  4. We stayed a little outside the old city walls when we visited Dubrovnik, but after reading your review of the Hilton Imperial I feel sorry we didn’t chose this one. It looks so luxurious! Hilton is generally expensive, but if you are part of the Hilton Honors program it definitely helps.

  5. I am so fascinated by the Dubrovnik Hotel. Large indoor pool, rooms ,service and all those luxurious amenities. Truly the Best hotel in Dubrovnik.

  6. I’m big fan of Hilton hotels, but I never knew that Hilton exist in Dubrovnik. I the hotel has really good gym equipment and pool! Looking forward to book the room there!

    • You cant go wrong with this brand and it has always lived up to its expectations I must admit. If you are in Dubrovnik must give it a try

  7. I have yet not have been dissappointed by Hilton. Usually they have a quality facilities to offer. This too looks amazing. We have been planning to visit Dubrovnik in near future, so I will definitely keep this post on my mind. Thanks for sharing!

    • Agree with you yet to be disappointed by a Hilton. Give this a try when you planning Dubrovnik

  8. Hilton Imperial in Dubrovnik seems to be a luxurious property. Everything seems so upscale and well maintained. I specifically loved the cosy room. Would surely book them when I visit Dubronvik especially for the view of the medieval old town.

    • The rooms are very comfy and the view of the old town the highlight. Do try and use it if visiting Dubrovnik

  9. Actually, I’m very into design, and they have amazing light fixtures there – in every room, which is what struck me about it. I love hotels with great design and unique features and often pick one based on that. Of course, I’d pick a balcony room, and I am glad that their level of service matches their lovely design. Great choice for a stay in Dubrovnik!

    • I must admit I did love the light fixtures especially in the imperial bar. Hope you can visit it one day.

  10. Dubrovnik is a place I really want to go since quite sometime now. I’m hoping to make it there in 2020. Let’s see.
    Looks like Hilton is an excellent option to stay while we’re there. Its super awesome that its located so close to the old town. Room with a view of fortress would be just magnificent. I like that its originally an old building which has been renovated to fit in all the modern amenities. Its own steam ship that took the guests on excursions? Whoa! That’s the best of getting pampered…. Haha….

    • It’s s historic building and one with a lot of stories. Hope you enjoy your trip in 2020. Watch out for my complete guide coming soon on Croatia

  11. A Hilton Hotel can hardly ever disappoint and one that is located right next to the Old Town has to be amazing. I love the view of the Old Town from your room’s balcony, and the indoor pool looks pretty awesome too. Lucky that you’re a Hilton Honours member!

  12. Quite a historical place. No doubt that it is luxurious and very cosy, but it is the location that seems perfect for me. I would definitely dig the old town and this seems like bang in the middle of it.

  13. The Hilton Imperial does look like the perfect place to stay in Dubrovnik. It seems like it has the best of both worlds with the modern renovations and amenities, but still with some of the historic touches. The indoor pool and health club are a huge bonus for me too!

  14. We walked past the Hilton many times on our visits to Dubrovnik. We should have ventured inside. The history is interesting and the design is beautiful. The renovations they have done are as you say of ‘high standard’ – it looks the perfect place to stay in Dubrovnik.

    • Thanks Jane. You should have stepped in and had a peep. A great place to just stop by and have a drink at the Imperial bar

  15. I remember very distinctly seeing this Hotel with its facade right outside of the Old Town Dubrovnik. Its lovely that now I get to see the inside of it. It looks really modern and I envy you the views – For me location is everything in the accomodations I pick so the Hilton is at the top of my list when visiting Dubrovnik

    • It is a great location in Dubrovnik and you can’t miss the iconic building right outside the entry to the old town.

  16. We visited Dubrovnik years ago, but didn’t stay at the Hilton Imperial. From your post, and the photos, it looks like a great choice when visiting this coastal city. I particularly like the location of it, being so close to the old town, and the views from your bedroom too!

    • If you are looking at a great location in Dubrovnik then this surely be on you mind to check out

  17. The Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik Hotel has everything I look for in making a booking. I like it when older historical buildings are updated. I look for a location close to all the tourist sights so good to know this is right at the entrance to the historical areas. But with the Hilton brand I know I can expect a certain level of comfort too!

  18. This is an awesome hotel and it is per we a destination. The room looks amazing and comfortable (how’s the sheets?). I like that this hotel is a historical landmark, it makes more stay memorable.

  19. I am more of a budget traveler but I have stayed in Hilton several times now different parts of the US. I haven’t stayed in the one in Dubrovnik despite visiting Dubrovnik multiple times. Probably because the city is expensive enough but the hotel looks pretty nice. The fact that the hotel is using a building with historic significance makes it even more appealing.

  20. We were in Dubrovnik sometime back and stayed in a nice guest house very close to Old Town. I do remember noticing Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik just as you come out from the main entrance. Hilton properties have always impressed me for their ambiance and this one looks no different. The best of course is the location and I can visualize the beautiful views.

    • It a great property and the location is just perfect. As you said you can’t not notice this as you get in and out from the old town.

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