The neighbourhood of Gruz, situated 2km to the west from famous Old Town is a great choice for staying while on holiday. Here you will find port which service both local ferries and cruises. From Gruz you can easily reach the Old Town as well as beaches in Lapad and Babin Kuk by frequent city buses.
The main bus station with intercity buses to numerous destinations in Croatia is situated here. From here you can catch also buses to Cavtat and the rest of Konavle, Ston and Peljesac and Korcula island (as well as the airport shuttle bus).
The Gruz neighbourhood is residential area where you can witness everyday life but also offers numerous accommodation options, starting from hotels to privately run apartments.
We can recommend Hotel Porto (modern new hotel) as well as The Berkeley Hotel (modern spacious rooms and excellent service) for wonderful stay.
For those who prefers private accommodation, there are really huge choice of apartments, guesthouses and hostels. Use Booking.com to check all of them and book your stay online.
Along the coast in Gruz there are rent-a-car offices, exchange offices, tourist agencies, souvenir shops, small craft stores, bakeries, restaurants, café bars, department store, pharmacies and many other facilities.
Also there is the largest open market in Dubrovnik when you can buy supplies of fresh fruit and vegetables, freshly caught fish and other tasty seafood.
Staying in Gruz make it easy to catch ferries to the nearby Elaphite islands (ideal for a day trip) or high-speed catamarans to Mljet, Korcula, Brac, Hvar or Split. Check our here all ferries/catamarans sailing from Gruz port and find out how to book tickets.
For a scenic and comfortable ride between Dubrovnik and Split, book high-speed Krilo catamaran. Check out all ferries departing from Gruz port here.
Many day boat trips as well as sea-kayak tours depart from Gruz pier.