Dubrovnik’s many hotels come in all shapes and sizes, and for those looking for an intimate and luxuriously cozy stay – we recommend St. Joseph’s. A newer property in a very old building, the owners of the hotel purchased and completely gutted (according to city regulations to preserve its integrity) the building. They took it down to the bricks that were hidden under centuries of use. Lovingly, they worked with an architect and Croatian interior designer to add modern touches which will please even the most sophisticated travelers. What evolved from the project was a guest house of sorts, one where you can tuck yourself away, yet still be in the heart of it all.
Behind the imposing door off a quiet side street in Dubrovnik’s Old Town, St. Joseph’s opens up to a quaint, whitewashed interior outfitted with crystal chandeliers, a staircase lined with white carpet and a small desk acting as both the check-in point and the concierge. Arriving to the hotel is fairly easy as the hotel will send someone to meet you at one of the town’s many gates and carry your luggage through the limestone and cobblestone streets. Once checked-in, questions pertaining to your in-room breakfast are asked and you are led to your suite.
The hotel offers 6 suites, all outfitted with air conditioning, flat screen televisions, large and comfortable beds, a small kitchenette with mini refrigerator and seating area. Many have views over town and make you feel as if you’ve stumbled your way into a friend’s very chic townhouse for a holiday. The WiFi works exceptionally well and the family staff are present to help make your stay enjoyable.
One of my favorite parts of the hotel is the continental breakfast. It’s light and can be ordered to your liking – pastries, juice, the St. Joseph’s green smoothy, yogurt, etc. are all available. You can select your time of service the night before and breakfast is delivered in your room (there is no restaurant on site). This is a special touch which allows you to stay in bed a little longer.
Overall, the hotel is wonderful and a perfect pick for those wanting to stay under the radar. St. Joseph’s makes your time in Dubrovnik personal and pleasurable, above all else.