The Pearl of the Adriatic
June 7, 2018
Last week my friend Charlotte and I were very lucky to be given the opportunity to stay at the five star Hilton Imperial in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Croatia has been top of my bucket list for a while and this city was one place I really wanted to see.
The Hilton Imperial History
We arrived on Tuesday 29th in the morning. Our transfer dropped us outside the hotel and you’re instantly stunned at the location. The Hilton Imperial is situated in the heart of the Old Town, just a minute walk from the City Walls and the Lovrijenac Fortress which if you are a Games Of Thrones fan you would recognise as the Red Keep in Kings Landing.
We were greeted inside by the lovely reception team and the beautiful Mia who showed us around the bar area, the lounge and the executive lounge which has complimentary snacks and drinks available throughout the day. The hotel is luscious with large arch doorways, marble tables and an Art Deco feel. We were able to try Mia’s favourite cocktail from the menu which was really refreshing and reminded me of a mojito.
I love the colours of the room, it reminded me of stepping back in time with the Art Deco design but with a modern twist. Art Deco has to be one of my favourite styles, as it combines modernist styles with rich materials representing luxury and glamour.
The Old Town inside of the City Walls
The Executive Lounge
The executive lounge has a delicious selection of meats, salads and tapas dishes along with a large selection of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks to help yourself too. The decor is perfect, Black and white marble tables with grey armchairs, green sofas and grey cushions. The atmosphere is friendly as soon as you walk into the door, you are greeted by a member of staff who is keeping the snacks and drink topped up regularly.
I wanted to check out the wellness area so we took a lift down to the lowest level where the gym, spa and pool are. The pool has a charming window above so natural light sparkles across the water. The sauna was the perfect temperature and had a lot of space. Unfortunately we were unable to check out the spa treatments as we had too many activities planned but I did take a sneak peak at the spa area and it was luscious with white stones and dark wood surrounded by art.
The City Walls
Hilton Imperial Restaurant and Cave Bar
Our lovely waitress took us outside to be seated and offered us a glass of gorgeous white wine. I ordered the Milk Marinated Chicken Thighs with Buttered Seasoned Vegetables and Spinach Puree and my friend ordered the Black Angus Beef Fillet with Roasted Vegetables, Corn Puree and Bordelaise Sauce. The food arrived quite quickly and was cooked exceptionally well, I enjoyed how tender the chicken was. My friend mentioned how delicious her steak was. The staff were all so professional and enjoyed conversations about the city and advice on where to go in the evening. Once we had finished our meal we made our way to the famous cave bar.
The Cave Bar More is located in the newer part of Dubrovnik just a short car journey away and is honestly stunning. It’s spread across three floors and is lined with spot lights. We then traveled back to The Old Town to explore the city at night and see the old town lit up.
The following morning we had our breakfast and then it was time to leave. I can’t wait to come visit this beautiful hotel again. I have already mentioned to friends wanting to visit Dubrovnik about this hotel and will continue to do so. Thankyou to all the professional and friendly staff for making our stay as perfect as it was.
Written by Kirstie Melella for Luxuria Lifestyle