Hotel Kazbek is a 16th century villa built in 1573 by Dubrovnik nobility that has been transformed into a gorgeous boutique hotel. The history behind this property is almost as interesting as the property itself.
Originally built in luxurious glory in the 16th century it was later plundered and left empty in the early 1800’s, after which it was used during World War II as a detention center for prisoners of war. After the war it was taken ownership by the government and later used as a school and following that the property was a place for storage – acquired by Pervanovo in 2006 Kazbek went under not only extreme reconstructions but also restorations – giving Kazbek all the modern luxuries while restoring it back to its old glory.
Birds eye view of the former villa turned luxury boutique hotel: Photo Source: Kazbek Dubrovnik Facebook Page
Kazbek is located a short 5 minute walk and 10 minute bus ride from Old Town Dubrovnik. The Kazbek location is ideal for someone (such as myself) who wants to explore the old city during the day but get away from the noise, hustle and bustle by night. Kazbek also offers to arrange for private day trip or airport transportation as well as speedboat access for private transfers or daily excursions to one of Croatia’s many islands. If you’re looking to relax you can kick back at the property Kazbek also has a beautiful (heated!) outdoor pool with a jacuzzi as well as a sauna.
The outdoor-heated pool behind the Kazbek property.
The 13 guest-rooms at Kazbek are all furnished individually and none of the rooms have a shortage of modern luxuries and classic furnishings – each single piece of furniture in Kazbek was handmade with the spirit of Old Dubrovnik to provide the most authentic experience possible. My room had a huge armoire, (stocked with plush robes – which were excellent to use after taking a bath in the magnificent bathtub) a king size bed, a minibar with a tea/coffee maker, two sitting chairs with a smaller table (where I enjoyed a cup of coffee) and also a large writing desk and chair. The room also had great wi-fi, air-conditioning and satellite TV.
The view from my Superior Double Room.
Photo Source: Kazbek Dubrovnik Facebook Page
Kazbek’s dining options are impressive with The Kazbek restuarant (where I enjoyed my breakfast) that features a stone vault cieling, The Courtyard Terrace is an intimate and charming area where you can enjoy breakfast or The Balcony which is a terrace overlooking the bustling Gruz Bay. I really enjoyed that breakfast was a set price a-la-carte menu but not a buffet. Both days my breakfast was prepared fresh when I ordered.
Fresh fruit with yogurt and croissants and sausage with over easy eggs over toast.
Kazbek offers a luxurious, unique, authentic Dubrovnik experience with boutique, five star, personalized service while at the same time delivering the modern amenities as large chains, while also remaining moderately priced, making it a leading choice for your stay in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
*Disclaimer: I was hosted at Kazbek as a guest. My opinions remain my own.