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Looking for hotel recommendations in Dubrovnik & Zagreb

Hello fellow travelers,
I am having difficulty finding suitable accommodations in Dubrovnik for our trip in April. I prefer hotels because I like having 24-hour reception, but after much research I have discovered there aren't too many hotels in Dubrovnik. We will consider apartments. We prefer staying in Old Town, but so many of the apartments have long walks up steep stairs just to get to the entrance. Can anyone recommend apartments or hotels in Old Town that don't require walking up lots of steep stairs to get there? Our budget is $150 to $200. We are older travelers so that is why I am concerned about carrying luggage up steep stairs.

I would also consider the area just outside of Old Town. A 5 - 10 minute easy walk is fine.

Also, we prefer to pay by credit card instead of cash. I've noticed some places accept cash only.

Thank you!

Posted by Tracy S
St. Louis
9 posts

We just left Zagreb and would highly recommend 4 City Window B&B. It doesn't have 24 hour reception but really no need for it. Tanja and Ivo are the hosts and they were wonderful. The B&B is very close to the main Square. Breakfast is served. Just a nice quaint small B&B.

Posted by Andrew H.
Portland, Oregon
3302 posts

There are more proper hotels in Zagreb than in Dubrovnik. Just fire up Booking.com and look for something close to the main square, using the map feature. I stayed at the Westin in Zagreb way back when because it was cheap (I think I used points), and the walk to the center wasn't bad (there are also trams).

In Dubrovnik, the first time (without a car) I stayed at a soba just outside the Pile Gate, and I found this an excellent location (across the street from the Hilton Imperial) - no steps to speak of, quick walk into the old town, also close to some helpful buses. I can't really recommend the place I stayed now. Again, try Booking.com and look on the map near the Hilton Imperial.

The second time I stayed in Dubrovnik I stayed in Lapad because I had a car and I didn't want to deal with parking it near the old town - so I parked it in Lapad and took the bus into town.

Posted by Paul-of-the-Frozen-North
Sioux Falls, SD, USA
1091 posts

In Dubrovnik, we stayed in a sobe (AirBnB in Croatia) that was 400+ steps above the main street. We drove up to the house to put our luggage in. Then we walked up and down. I was 63, my wife 66 at the time - we have no mobility issues, however.

In Zagreb, we typically stay with a particular guy. His prices are fair, and his apartments are nicely furnished and not far from the main square. If you PM me, I will give you his name and contact info. I can't say to his prices.

Posted by Larry
Elkins Park, PA
1706 posts

I will second 4 City Windows in Zagreb, we stayed there last year about now. Great owners, great breakfast, winning location, and not very expensive.

Posted by kmkwoo OP
Massachusetts, USA
68 posts

Hello everyone,
Thank you for responding so quickly. I will research all of your suggestions.

Paul, I just sent you a PM.
Thanks again,
Karen