Outdoor terraces along the waterfront offer gorgeous views
Must-see, renowned underground cave bar on-site
Outdoor pool and hot tub are small but well-maintained
Full-service spa features a hydrotherapy room
Mediterranean restaurant and bar on-site
Freebies include breakfast, parking, and Wi-Fi
Meeting spaces and a conference hall are available for business travelers
Necessary to drive to Old Town attractions
"Beach" is more of a rocky terrace
Fitness center is tiny
Some find room decor a bit bland
Built on a cliff overlooking Lapad
bay, Hotel More has its own private access to the Adriatic from a
concrete terrace along the rocky shore. Travelers looking for a sandy beach may
be disappointed, but the hotel hides a natural cave that makes Top 10 lists
for coolest bars in the world. The restaurant pairs regional dishes with an extensive
wine list and outdoor terrace. Rooms are posh if dated, but they have marble
bathrooms with big jetted tubs. Sightseers must travel across the peninsula to
get to Old Town attractions, but views of the islands are right outside.
Cliffside terraces overlooking the water make for beautiful views.
Cypress trees and pines surround the hotel,
isolating it from the nearby road. Wall-to-wall windows brighten dark marble
floors and sharp angles in the lobby, which features a small reception space,
clustered seating, and a display case of custom jewelry. The common area gives
way to rough-hewn rock walls deeper into the building. Most of the action is in
the back, where terraces protrude from the cliff, providing diners and
sunbathers with views of the bay.
On the bay northwest of city center, within driving distance of famed Old Town
Hotel More is located along Lapad bay,
with a beautiful pine and cypress forest on one side and the sea on the other.
It's not immediately accessible from Old Town, but the No. 6 bus stops nearby
and most popular destinations are within a 10-minute drive down the shore of
Dubrovnik's Babin Kuk peninsula. Ringed by
ancient walls -- and partially damaged by an earthquake in the 17th century -- Dubrovnik's picturesque Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage
site packed with historic attractions in narrow limestone-paved streets.
Dubrovnik Airport is a little more than 30 minutes southeast by car.
Rich wood and private balconies can be found in rooms outfitted in a dated nautical theme.
The 36 rooms and four suites of Hotel More have nautically themed decor that's begun to show its age. Bright blue carpets invoke
the sea with rippling green patterns, and the rich wood furniture is
reminiscent of a stately ship's cabins, but the overall palate is dated. Sitting
areas have dark beige armchairs, and work desks come with sleek chrome lamps
that seem slightly out of place. Many rooms have private balconies and either
sea or garden views, and suites have outdoor hot tubs. The marble bathrooms
have big, jetted shower/tub combos and thoughtful touches like lighted vanities
and foot stools.
A unique cave bar, full spa, terrace on the sea, and free breakfast, among other amenities
During the building of the hotel in 2007, a cave was uncovered -- and subsequently turned into a
one-of-a-kind bar with multiple levels and many rocky nooks to enjoy a cocktail
or coffee. The hotel was quick to preserve both the natural beauty of the
cave and the animal life living in the water, which remains protected by
special lighting and a glass floor (all inspected and approved by the
Speleological Institute). More typical hotel highlights include a small outdoor pool
and hot tub overlooking the bay. There's also a concrete "beach"
terrace at the water's edge, allowing for direct access to the sea. The third-floor
spa has a full range of massages and treatments, as well as a sauna and
hydrotherapy tub. The fitness room is tiny, cramming in a few cardio and weight
training machines between a cave wall and mirror. Breakfast is free and
includes hot options like eggs cooked to order. For breakfast and lunch, the hotel's
Restaurant More -- the latter word meaning "sea" in Croatian -- serves
regional and Mediterranean dishes like lobster and rocket salads, monkfish
stews, and Dalmatian-style steaks paired with an extensive wine list. For business travelers, meeting spaces can be set up on the premises, and a conference hall is also available.