Croatia is becoming more and more popular as a holiday destination for people travelling from western Europe and Scandinavia. Despite having recently joined the EU (July 2013) the country still uses its own currency, the Kuna making this one of the more affordable destinations in Europe. Hotels in Dubrovnik are clean and welcoming or you may prefer the freedom of choice offered by a self catering holiday apartment; whichever type of vacation accommodation you prefer, the walled city of Dubrovnik is a charming place to spend a holiday whether during the summer or off season for a city break with a difference.
The capital and largest city of Croatia is Zagreb but Dubrovnik is not far behind and enjoys a stunning Adriatic coastline. The typical hotel in Dubrovnik is modern and fully equipped however, should you prefer a holiday apartment, these are available to rent and offer a more rustic charm. The people of Croatia are beautiful and very welcoming to visitors, most hotel staff will speak good English although it is only good manners to learn a few useful phrases in the local language: Please is "molim" and thank you is "hvala".
From an apartment or hotel in the old city of Dubrovnik, visitors are surrounded by plenty of activities from boat trips and adventure parks to golden sandy beaches and sacred relics. If you will be staying in a hotel or apartment in the new town, you will find the area to be more geared to tourism so, depending on whether you prefer authenticity or convenience, choose where you want to stay as each district has its own identity. Similarly, each different hotel has its own characteristics, the Villa Dubrovnik hotel is perfect for honeymooners and promises to be the most romantic stay of your life. For those travelling with children and not wishing to book an apartment, staying at the Valamar Club will have enough activities to keep the children busy while Mum and Dad can chill out on the verandah with a glass of something refreshing.