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Hotel Belvedere in Dubrovnik Massive five-star resort heavy damaged during a Serbian attack

Hotel Belvedere in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik

  • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 1985


  • SPACE TYPE: Hotel/guest house/hostel

  • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

Tags: Croatia, hotel, Totally Lost 2013

On the Adriatic coast, less than a half an hour walk away from Dubrovnik’s historic old city, lies the remnants of the Hotel Belvedere.

Opened in 1985, this massive five-star resort closed its doors in 1991 and sustained heavy damages during the Croatian War of Independence. In the first few months of the war in the former Yugoslavia the hotel has served as a refugee shelter.

The hotel has 18 levels and had 223 accommodation units and even its own boat launch. The ‘Spiral Staircase’ is the centerpiece to the structure. Once, no doubt, it was a sight to behold. The swimming pool, once protected from the elements by a large glass canopy, is now full of graffiti and plants.

Today the hotel is abandoned, although it was sold at the public auction in May 2014 to the Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg, also known as the man who possesses one of the greatest private collections of Faberge’s eggs.

Read more here about when the Hotel Belvedere was used as location in the fourth season of Game of Thrones.

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EXPLORATION DATE: 2013
CONTRIBUTOR: Stephanie Avery