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“Best location in Split” 5 of 5 stars
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Diocletian's Rooms
2.0 of 5 Condominium   |   Poljana Kraljice Jelene 2, Split 21000, Croatia   |  
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Ranked #44 of 348 Specialty Lodging in Split
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Best location in Split”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2010

We stayed at Diocletian's Rooms on two occasions within a week as we also took a trip from split over to the island of Hvar.
The first stay we spent 2 nights in Porta Ferrea, we were so pleased with the room when we arrived as they are very clean and though it's an old building, has been spruced up nicely. The view from the window is straight over the Kathedral of the Diocletian's Palace and it was amazing to stay right in the middle of it all.
The second stay we spent one night in Porta Aurea, which again impressed us as though it is a four storey building with only stairs the view from the balcony was absolutely worth the the climb - we could see not only the Kathedral but also past this to the water.
The rooms and view are reflected well in the pictures provided and even though sometimes you look at the pictures on the weband then arrive at your accomodation only to find it smaller and aged by a number of years than presented in pictures on the web, I thought that the pictures were a true representation of how the rooms lloked and we were really pleased. The beds are comfortable and rooms clean.
The only things that I would say were lacking were perhaps a tV adn hairdryer, but what's the point of being in such lovely surrounding if you spend your time watching TV.
The location is amazing, right in the middle of the old town, Less than a minute walk to the Riva (waterfront) immersed amongst too many bars, cafes and restaurants to count. Even on the last day we were still finding new alley ways to explore.
Mirela and Peter were extremely helpful, with Peter waiting around in the cold for us to arrive late at night to check in, Mirela organising a night in other accomodation when we mixed up dates and also allowing us both early check in and late checkout in conjunction with our arrival and departure times.
As the rooms are so close to the Kathedral one thing to note is that the Kathedral bells do chime every morning at 7 and 8 am (and other times during the day), this didn't bother us - free alarm clock. Also there is a bit of a buzz around as you are at the main tourist attraction and so can hear some noise coming from the general area, but it wasn't loud and because it was constant was barely noticable.
I definately stay here on return to Split.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

The Diocletian Rooms have an amazing location, right at the centre of the tourist sites and in the most amazing part of Split. They are located immediately opposite Diocletian's Mausoleum, now the cathedral with its later tower, within the walls of Diocletian's old palace. Step out of the front door and you are immediately immersed in the Old Town, with its narrow stone alleyways. Walk through the Palace cellars to exit the gate facing the sea and you are on the modern promenade, full of restaurants, and snack shops where you can grab a bite for breakfast and eat it watching the sea. And it's just a five-ten minute walk to the bus station and ferry terminal, making trips to Brac and Hvar easy.

The rooms themselves have been recently refurbished and are of a high quality. We had the top floor apartment, which had the big advantage of a balcony overlooking the Cathedral; this did though make for a smaller room, and the bathroom was also small, so some may prefer the lower floors. There is no lift, so if you go for the top floor you need to like stairs! The Luxor restaurant in the square often has open air entertainment, so you will get some noise in the evenings, but this stopped by eleven every night; you'll also get the bells from the church next door at 6 am and 6:15 am - a handy alarm call; but these are all part of the charm. Really it is difficult to find a better located place to stay.

When arriving you'll need to get the keys from the office, which is across the old town. Given this is down some twisty alleyways it's probably a good ideal to have your mobile and call them so they can meet you and show you the way; or print off a good map.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Poljana Kraljice Jelene 2, Split 21000, Croatia
Location: Croatia > Dalmatia > Split-Dalmatia County > Split
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #44 of 348 Specialty Lodging in Split
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Diocletian's Rooms 2*
Number of rooms: 5
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