Luxury Hotel Kazbek in Dubrovnik History
History - a phoenix from the flames
The history of the Kazbek Villa is rich and complex. Our Palace Dubrovnik Hotel has been constructed in 1573 by one of the Dubrovnik noble families Zamanja as a summer residence. Although designed as place for peace and relaxation history had other plans and the villa passed through various violent ages.
Firstly it was burned and plundered in 1806 by aggressors which left only the bare shell of the building standing. Then during the World War II the building was used by the aggressors as a detention centre for prisoners of war. After the war the castle was confiscated by the government of the time and used as a school and then as a storage unit.
Over these turbulent years the villa was significantly damaged and the valuable parts were either stripped or destroyed. When Croatia became an independent and democratic state the Kazbek property was denationalised and returned to its private owner. But after years of bad maintenance and neglect it was in a terrible condition.
Ownership then changed hands several times before it was finally acquired by Pervanovo in 2006. Some of the exterior had been partly refurbished however it was still an empty shell. A true tale of riches to rags and back to riches again.Close