Villa Dubrovnik , DUBROVNIK, Croatia
Prominently positioned on the cliffs sitting above Dubrovnik's prestigious St. Jacob precinct, this modern property is just minutes from the city's old war-scarred walls and the charms that lie within.
Long, sleek lines define the Villa, which contains 56 rooms – seven of which are suites – as well as two separate villas each with their own entrance and parking.
Very much a design hotel, the terraces are handsome with clean lines and the furniture brilliantly thought-out without being clichéd.
Whilst the beach is a little craggy for sand-lovers (which is generally the case in Dubrovnik), the spectacular views of the Old City, Lokrum Island and the Adriatic beyond are compensation aplenty.
Your stay here includes boat transfers to the Old Town making it even easier to get out and about to explore this gem of a city. And for exquisite lounging, there are two pools – one outdoor and one indoor – whilst the smarter of its two restaurants, Pjerin, is stylish to a 'T'.