The Byron | Dubrovnik, Croatia
We first visited Dubrovnik in 2001 when, inspired by the romance of the city, there was a proposal and a return in 2002 for a wedding. The love affair has continued ever since, so now after a long search and a complete renovation we are excited to be opening our own home from home in this amazing city. Named after the poet, Lord 'Pearl of the Adriatic' Byron, The Byron spreads out over 200sqm on the second and third floors of an impressive town house in the centre of Dubrovnik old town. Located just behind the Cathedral, in a quieter part of town, there are four en-suite rooms and a wonderful in-house team to ensure your stay is more like visiting good friends, than just a B&B.
We hope you have a wonderful stay.
Klaudi & Clive
Each of our four rooms are slightly different in layout and character, but all have en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning for the summer and cosy underfloor heating for the cooler months. They are also stocked with Molton Brown toiletries, amenity kits, slippers, robes, hair dryers and fluffy towels. There are is also a laptop sized safe in every room.
Our three larger rooms also have fully equipped Culshaw kitchenettes in case you feel peckish and what to rustle up an afternoon snack.
External shutters, double glazing and internal shutters also help to keep the city sounds to a minimum, but do remember Dubrovnik is a small, vibrant city so embracing the hustle and bustle is part of the fun.
The Piano Room
Slightly smaller at 24sqm, but also with a view over the cathedral, it is where the previous owners kept their piano (which we inherited, should any budding Liberace's come to stay).
The Cathedral Room
This is our largest room at 25sqm and perhaps unsurprisingly overlooks the grand cathedral. Its triple aspect, which provides lots of afternoon sunlight but still remains exceptionally private.
The Loft Room
On the 3rd floor, this is our smallest room at just 18sqm and has two single beds, looking out over the Dubrovnik roof tops. Don't panic though, you still get all of the Byron comforts, Molton Brown toiletries, a mini fridge, plus tea & coffee making facilities. Please note that the Loft room can not be booked on it’s own, but as a family suite along with the Cathedral Room.
The Garden Room
22sqm but with a fab en-suite, this room overlooks the neighbours garden, a rare glimpse of green in the walled city. Situated on the side of the building, it gets the morning sun , but is quieter and cooler in the summer months.
- The little extra's -
We know that sometimes its the little things that help make a holiday special, so if you need to borrow an ironing board, print flight tickets home, have forgotten your phone charger (or tooth brush...we have obviously listed these in order of importance), then please ask and we will be only too happy to assist.
We also have beach towels for you to use, should you want to take a refreshing dip in the sea at the Buza beach, or perhaps need one for a boat trip. We will also post a daily schedule for the cruise liners that dock in Dubrovnik in the high season, this should help you in planning your day to avoid the crowds.
For an additional charge (payable locally), we can also book airport transfers, day trips, private tours and arrange for your Dubrovnik card to be ready and waiting for you on arrival.
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- Things to do -
Where do we start? The pearl of the Adriatic has everything you could possibly want from a city break. Ancient history and more modern fame (yes, we are talking about Games of Thrones), beaches to relax on and beaches to party on, island hopping or inland tours to waterfalls and hidden restaurants.
March, April, May, September, October & November are the best months to visit. The weathers great and there are not too many visitors. If it does get cooler in the evening, we have underfloor heating and Fogarty duvets to keep you warm.
June, July & August in Dubrovnik does get busy, but its still possible to have a brilliant time if you plan you day correctly. An early start is recommended, followed by a pre-lunch swim and then a snooze, until the cruise liners have departed at around 4pm. Then, although you wont have the place to yourself, it is a lot calmer.
Plan your trip ahead if you can, a Dubrovnik card is a cost effective way to see some of the more popular attractions, but if you want to do something a little more off the beaten track then get in touch and we would be happy to make some recommendations. For more ideas, please see a small selection below.
They say a city break should be 3 days, we say that's not long enough.
Explore the City
Dubrovnik is a treasure trove of 16th century architecture so a guided tour of one kind or another is a great idea. The local guides will help to bring this history alive, whilst enlightening you on Dubrovnik's more recent film and TV appearances.
The Buza beach is just 30meters from the Byron and an excellent point to cool off in the summer months. Otherwise you can stroll to Banje beach just outside the Ploce gate or perhaps make a short trip to Babin Kuk and the Coral Beach Club for some serious pampering.
Island hoping by boat or kayak is a great way to spend a day, especially if it's combined with a leisurely lunch. Lopud island, with its sandy beach is easy to reach and then slightly further afield is the island of Korcula, well worth a visit if you have time.
Dubrovnik has lots of restaurants. We would be more than happy to provide you with some recommendations when you arrive from Michelin guide to low key and local. Whilst there are some excellent options inside the city walls, there are also a few gems close by if you are prepared to venture further afield.
If you visit during July & August then the Dubrovnik Summer festival will be in full swing, with a packed calendar of events to enjoy. However, there is always something going on in Dubrovnik, from the art gallery, to concerts in Churches and performances in the town.
If you want to go further afield, then why not try a day trip to Mostar or Montenegro; perhaps lunch at the oyster fields of Ston or a dip in the water falls at Kravice; how about a wine tour on the Peljesac peninsula; a hiking picnic or photo walk......you see, 3 days is never going to be enough!
- Location & directions -
There are many options, depending on how you plan to arrive in Dubrovnik, by air, by sea or by car. We can provide a more detailed list when you book and can help to make all the arrangements.
However, as most guests will land at Dubrovnik airport, we can arrange for a private transfer or you can take a taxi when you come through arrivals. There is also an airport bus that runs regularly to Pile gate every 30mins or so.
The Byron is located at Ul. Pobijana 4, which is actually closer to the entrance at Ploce, but is easy to reach from either of the city entrances.
We would advise you to pack light, small suitcases are easier to navigate though the summer crowds and the Byron is on the second floor. However, if you do need a hand, we would be more than happy to assist.