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Stepping into the Grand Villa Argentina recalls days of luxury, when fortunate travelers toured Europe’s prime destinations in grand style. Sweeping views over the old town of Dubrovnik abound from the gardens of three seaside villas, which combine to form this luxurious five-star resort on the Adriatic. The Villa Argentina was built as a gilded private residence at the beginning of the 20th century, and, along with three other private villas, converted into a hotel complex in the 1950s, thus creating an exclusive enclave just minutes from the gates of Dubrovnik’s old town. Attracted by the hotel’s opulence and splendid location, stylish and noteworthy guests began arriving shortly thereafter making the resort one of the most prestigious destinations on the Adriatic. The hotel presents many options for relaxation and enjoyment, from sunning at the private beach with seaside pool, to exploring the extensive gardens or fine dining with Dubrovnik as a backdrop. The location of Grand Villa Argentina offers guests the opportunity for quick trips into Dubrovnik, to learn of its colored history, to dine in its many restaurants or for shopping in the boutiques of the walled city. As a full five-star resort, Grand Villa Argentina does not disappoint in comfort and luxury. Lavish guest rooms have views over the sea and Dubrovnik. A full-service day spa completes the pampered experience, along with an indoor pool and fitness center. The hotel has several restaurants with varied ambiance, from the seaside café, to the intimate Villa Orsula, on to the main restaurant and its stunning terrace. Recently upgraded conference and wedding facilities have made Grand Villa Argentina a desirable location for those wishing to treat their guests to a once in a lifetime experience. Meeting rooms offer space up to 485, and can be divided for smaller gatherings. Areas within the gardens can be used to delightful effect for receptions that present incredible views, the perfect backdrop for memorable photos. For parties seeking the ultimate in luxury and privacy, the villas Orsula and Sheherezade can be reserved for private affairs and holidays. Constructed in the 1930s as an opulent private residence, Villa Orsula’s architecture incorporates an Oriental style fashionable for villas during this period. Villa Orsula offers stunning views of the Adriatic and old town of Dubrovnik from its luxury guest rooms. Villa Sheherezade is the most exclusive villa in the Grand Villa Argentina complex. Shrouded in the mystery, Villa Sheherezade offers complete privacy and service for the most discerning guests. Built by a wealthy foreign trader between the two world wars, Villa Sheherezade was designed in a neo-Oriental style with many unique details. The villa five bedrooms, living, dining and lounge areas, as well as its own private beach and pool, sheltered from prying eyes with a privacy wall that extends into the sea. Ornate gardens in front of the villa add to its mystique and offer multiple locations for dining, sunning and relaxing in complete privacy. A stay at Grand Villa Argentina allows the experience of luxury – an exclusive location in Dubrovnik with all the trappings of ‘villa life’. Indulge yourself and relax your mind while enjoying long summer days on the Adriatic, its blue waters calming the soul.

Editorial - Grand Villa Argentina - Excelsa Hotels, Dubrovnik, Croatia