Seherezada: Dubrovnik Villa in Which Ronaldo Stayed Being Renovated

Lauren Simmonds

If you’ve ever looked from the sea at Dubrovnik’s mainland, you’ll more than likely have noticed a very unusual villa with a blue roof, sticking out of the array of white apartment buildings with red roofs and traditional stone Dalmatian houses. Seherezada is one of the Pearl of the Adriatic’s most outstanding buildings, it’s extremely expensive to stay there, and it’s getting a face lift in time for next season.

As Novac writes on the 18th of Deember, 2019, a large construction crane has been erected near the distinctive blue ”dome” of Villa Seherezada, the most unusual building in Dubrovnik, in recent days.

Adriatic Luxury Hotels’ spokeswoman Zrinka Marinović responded to the question of what kind of interventions are to follow for one of Dubrovnik’s most expensive accommodation facilities, with a view over the sea and the nearby island of Lokrum.

”Given the fact that this is an extremely demanding project, at this moment we’re not yet able to provide details on the renovation of Villa Seherezada. We’ll be able to share more information about the renovation of the villa, as well as the additional projects under preparation, in the first quarter of next year,” they promised from the well known Croatian hotel group.

This year, the gorgeous Villa Seherezada celebrated its 90th anniversary. The building, which some call the “Taj Mahal of the Mediterranean” because of its very Eastern style of construction, was built back in 1929, upon the order of wealthy Russian Jew William Zimdin, who was both its first owner and first resident.

The villa was also very popular in the former Yugoslavia when Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton stayed there. Famous footballer Ronaldo also stayed in the luxurious facility which boasts several deluxe apartments this spring.

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