I cannot hide my personal disappointment and at the same time my happiness that the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler Reader choice award for the best luxury resort in Europe goes to Monte Mulini. More than 128,000 travelers, tons of positive comments and the fact that the hotel Monte Mulini was voted as the best hotel in Croatia at the Days of Tourism speaks for itself. You have to understand the competitive spirit I have and my subjective attitude towards Dubrovnik hotel chains.
I simply wonder what is the formula to Istria’s success. Not long ago Rovinj was voted as the most desirable town to be captured on visitors’ photo lenses.
Speaking of the world attitude it seems to me that Dubrovnik folk have a chip on their shoulder. Smile and the whole world smiles with you, well this phrase should be more implemented in Dubrovnik Hotels HR’s staff educational booklets. We in Dubrovnik ought to take this award seriously because it appears that we are not taking seriously our bread and butter. And folk from Istria are polite, soft spoken, they have a natural knack for hospitality. It is a lesson we ought to start learning fast or we might fail a year, not in the terms of schooling but we might under perfrom in the forthcoming season. Dubrovnik is as beautiful as it citizens present themselves in a natural yet positive light.