Villa Lilian****Guests review
This 7 bedroom villa sits in an elite and private residential neighborhood of Dubrovnik, within a walking distance to center
of Dubrovnik, magnificent Old Town. Quite comfortably, Villa Lilian can host all types of small groups, such as families,
groups of friends, smaller business or incentive groups, and private events. The property features 4 double bedrooms in the
master house plus 3 independent accommodation units, a sauna, pool, lounge decks, conference room, garage, professional kitchen
and an open-air barbecue.
Unaltered for the majority of the 20th century, recently the villa was carefully restored, brought back its former glory of a typical 19th century town residence. The master house represents a classic town residence from the 19th century, comprising of three floors and 4 double bedrooms. Some of the original details in the master house vividly evoke those times, although the present day villa was designed in a contemporary style, fully air-conditioned and equipped with all appliances necessary for a maximum comfort.
The frequented road below the villa is the main connection between the Old Town and other parts of the city. Approaching from this side, the spacious garage with 4 parking spots makes the villa convenient for all those with their vehicle while in Dubrovnik, resolving the ongoing problem of insufficient parking. From the garage, take the elevator to the conference room two levels up or enter through the main gate.
Passing the main gate, five green terraces open up on each side of the central stone staircase leading up to the master house. This is a mesmerizing view: stone-lined greens of typical Mediterranean sorts such as citruses, loquat, pomegranate and lavender. View the herb gardens and amenities like the private pool, lounge deck, bocce field, and conference room.
The level above the garage holds two independent accommodation units - one suite and one bedroom with a bath. Both share a large stone terrace overlooking the historic University of Dubrovnik. Allowing for extra privacy, this area is simply ideal for support staff or members of the group looking to have some time alone.
Ascending to the master house level, the promenade in front of the house is shaded by vines and a lush bougainvillea tree. The promenade runs between the sauna on its right end and another independent suite on the left end, featuring shade, seclusion and an intimate atmosphere.
Below the suite, take advantage of a fully equipped professional kitchen and open grill area providing catering for smaller events at the villa or perhaps something more elaborate, such as a la carte private dining events.
Entering from the front promenade, immediately under the bougainvillea shade, the ground floor level is an open area hosting common spaces. To the left, a custom designed and fully equipped home kitchen is highlighted by the central, large dining table. To the right is the living room with a fireplace and TV.
Pass the central stone staircase with decorated ceilings and you’ll get to the first floor level. The central area of this floor is a common hallway with four doors, leading to two bedrooms and their adjacent bathrooms. The bedrooms have a mirror layout with views of the Villa's gardens. The rooms have incredibly spacious bathrooms with double lavatories, one with a bath, and the other with a walk-in shower.
Leading up to the second floor, the historic wooden staircase diverts half-way. This exits onto a small bridge leading to the terraces above the master house. The second floor layout is very similar to the first, with a central, wood-lined reading area, and two double bedrooms on each side, both with a walk-in shower bathroom.
While the room facing the west overlooks the gardens, the room facing the east enjoys mesmerizing panoramas of Dubrovnik's Old Town.