Location: Dubrovnik – Croatia
Classification: 5 star hotel
Official website: https://www.rixos.com/en/hotel-resort/rixos-premium-dubrovnik
Located near the old town of Dubrovnik, Rixos Premium Dubrovnik is one of the best five star hotels in the area. First of all, I absolutely love Dubrovnik. This gorgeous medieval town really has charm and will please anyone. Make sure to climb the wall around the city with splendid surrounding views.
Rixos Premium Dubrovnik has a prime location on a cliff on the Adriatic Sea. In only a 15 minute walk you reach the old town. The views when you enter the spacious lobby area are impressive. The lobby area gives a perfect first impression of this wonderful resort. This hotel used to be Hotel Libertas and has been totally renovated. Today it is an up to date luxury hotel that spoils its guests with the best facilities one could wish for.
The reception staff was very accommodating and giving us some useful information about the hotel. And not only during check-in, each time I went to the reception with any request they were super friendly and made sure each request was taken care of.
We were then escorted to our Deluxe Room. Fun fact: no buttons in the elevators here. You just need to use your room card to activate the elevator and it will then take you to your floor. The room we stayed in was luxuriously appointed. The room had a large balcony with direct sea views. The bed was ultra comfortable! We slept as babies.
Bathroom was luxurious too featuring Bulgari toiletries (my favorites!), a bath tub with rain head shower and an oversized sink. Always a bonus: a separate toilet.
Rixos Premium Dubrovnik has two large pools. The indoor pool is very beautiful and it was never crowded when I was there. I would call it the relax pool as there’s a relaxed atmosphere around here and the large soft loungers are the perfect spot to unwind. You can activate some jets. If you are not into relaxing, you can play table tennis which is located next to the indoor pool area.
For tanning make sure to pick a spot around the beach area. Although there’s no real beach, this area is directly located at the sea. You have direct access to the crystal clear water. There are plenty of loungers to choose from and the extra pillows on each seat is great. It makes the lounger even more comfortable. The outdoor pool is very large. It is the perfect way to cool off a bit. Another highlight of Rixos Premium Dubrovnik is the staff. It actually makes this hotel unique. Plenty of staff members are available. I found the pool service to be very efficient and friendly.
Speaking of food and drinks, Rixos Premium Dubrovnik offers several dining options. We had dinner at Turquoise Restaurant and we thoroughly enjoyed it! This buffet style restaurant has something to offer to anyone. The buffet really is out of this world offering freshly prepared meat/fish/.. you name it, they have it. The dessert selection in particular was amazing. This is also the restaurant where they serve breakfast. Breakfast at Rixos Premium Dubrovnik is a treat! Again, the buffet is very large offering only the best food options. A must try are the waffles 😊
An after dinner drink in the bar is the perfect way to end your day.
Other restaurants are Libertas Fish Restaurant where they serve freshly prepared fish. This restaurant is – of course – located on the seaside. Another option would be Umi Teppanyaki that offers the only teppanyaki experience in Dubrovnik!
My favorite place in the hotel is Libertas Terrace & Lobby bar offering stunning panoramic views over the Adriatic sea. It is such a relaxing place. Make sure to order one of their deliciously prepared cocktails. I’d rate the Moscow Mule with a 10/10!
Rixos Premium Dubrovnik is a top notch five star hotel with the best facilities. Although it is a pretty large hotel, they do offer a personalized service. Again, it is the staff that makes this hotel so unique. Rixos Premium is one of Dubrovnik’s jewels! Highly recommended!