On a lively pedestrian street in the Lapad peninsula, near the beach
Tidy, well-maintained rooms with balconies and air-conditioning
On-site restaurant with discounts for guests
Half- and full-board options available
Quiet atmosphere, despite busy location
Laundry and ironing services available
Free Wi-Fi throughout
Outside the city center
Decor is simple to the point of being plain
Breakfast costs extra
Closed in the winter
Hotel Perla is a small lower-middle-range hotel located on a lively pedestrian street lined with cafes and restaurants. Its 23 guest rooms are simply decorated, but comfortable and kept impeccably clean, and all have balconies. Breakfast costs extra, but guests receive a discount at the on-site restaurant. The hotel is located in Lapad, a popular beach area just outside of Dubrovnik city center. The beach is a two-minute walk away, and the bus to Dubrovnik's Old Town stops close by, making it a convenient place to stay. Travelers should also compare rates with nearby Hotel Zagreb, a charming old villa with a large, lush garden, and breakfast included in room rates -- but no elevator or in-room minibars.
Simple, clean, no-frills hotel popular with European tour groups
Hotel Perla occupies a cream-colored five-story building with a restaurant overtaking the ground floor. The hotel itself does not have any public spaces apart from a narrow reception area adorned with a few watercolor paintings. Limited seating is offered in the form of black pleather seats. Though the Perla is located on a pedestrian street lined with bars, cafes, and restaurants, it remains relatively quiet, and the bars in the area are tranquil, so street noise generally isn't an issue. The hotel attracts a variety of international guests during the summer months, and is popular with European tour groups in the shoulder seasons. Note that the hotel is closed from mid-October until mid-April.
On a vibrant pedestrian street close to Lapad Beach and just outside Dubrovnik's city center
Perla Hotel is located on a vibrant pedestrian street lined with restaurants, cafes, and bars in the Lapad Beach area not far from central Dubrovnik. There are also several bakeries, supermarkets, and pizzerias in the immediate vicinity. The beach itself is a two-minute walk away and features a pleasant seaside promenade that snakes along the coastline. It's a five-minute walk to the nearest bus stop, where bus number six connects to Pile Gate, one of the entrances to Dubrovnik's Old Town, a 20-minute ride. Dubrovnik Airport is around a half-hour drive from the hotel.
Tidy, comfortable guest rooms with balconies, but furnishings are plain
Rooms at Hotel Perla are simply decorated -- to the point of being plain -- but they're reasonably spacious and kept impeccably neat and clean. All have blue carpeting, generic blond-wood furniture, and French doors that let in plenty of natural light. All rooms have balconies overlooking the street, and six have partial sea views. Amenities include 26-inch flat-screen TVs, minibars, and safes; irons/ironing board are available on request. Most rooms are Twins or Doubles, but six Triple Rooms are available, and some rooms have single sofa beds big enough for a child. The three Superior Rooms offer more floor space but don't add any other extras. White-tile bathrooms tend to be small and most are fitted with narrow shower stalls which might be a tight squeeze for some -- a few feature shower/tub combos instead. All have towel-warming racks and hairdryers.
Limited amenities include an on-site restaurant with half- and full-board options, plus free Wi-Fi
Perla Hotel has a slim list of features. Meals are served a la carte at Agora, the on-site restaurant, which has a pleasant outdoor terrace and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests are offered a 10 percent discount and half- and full-board meal plans are available. Wi-Fi is available free of charge throughout the property. The hotel also offers a laundry and ironing service, and assistance with airport transfers, walking tours, excursions, and restaurant reservations.