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“Chain Hotel...if that's what you want” 3 of 5 stars
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Radisson Blu Resort Split
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Put Trstenika 19, Split 21000, Croatia   |  
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Ranked #10 of 52 Hotels in Split
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“Chain Hotel...if that's what you want”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Radisson Blu for 3 nights during our stay in Split. We used it as a jumping off point to visit Hvar and other surrounding towns, islands.
It was very clean, very massive, and rooms were nice. If you are looking for quaint and boutique...this is not the place for you.
Be sure to ask for a room in the newer/main part of the hotel - the wing facing the ocean is super dated and dank.

The breakfast buffet was massive, something for everyone.

If you plan to go to Old Town, take a cab - cost is10Euros each way but its worth it and takes half the time as the bus route. The bus line takes 30mins to get to Old Town and its just a dirty experience.

The location of the hotel is nice just outside of Old Town. The beach area is great way to spend a sunny afternoon - just be prepared for the walk back up the stairs to the hotel. And there is a great trail you can use for a jog along the water or to walk to Old Town (about 40mins).

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Jaksa J, Training Manager at Radisson Blu Resort Split, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Dear Guest,
We would like to thank you for the time you have taken to share your experiences at the Radisson Blu Resort, Split. It is through such feedback that we are able to rectify or improve the service standards we have set. It would definitely be great to get the opportunity to be your hosts on your next visit to Split.
Best regards,
Jaksa Jukic
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  • Rooms
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

As you enter the hotel you experience the cold and stark environment. We have stayed in so many beautiful and quaint hotels in Croatia that this seems like a cold business hotel that could be anywhere. The carpets in the room are stained, the walls spotted and the bathtub caulking is moldy. For a hotel just remodeled 3 years ago is shows a lot of wear and tear. We had a Sea-view room, which is partially blocked by an unfinished concrete Hotel that looks like it has been in this state for quite a while. The walk to the beach is along a concrete passageway, by dumpsters and a long way down the stairs to the beach. There is not much around the hotel but big Apartment complexes. It is definitely a hotel catering to tour groups, business travelers and sunbathers.
The wasp problem makes sitting outside on the terrace for breakfast hard to take, even in the middle of September. The staff does not seem to care or do much about it. For the price I think I would look for a smaller hotel in town next time.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Jaksa J, Training Manager at Radisson Blu Resort Split, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Dear Guest,
We truly appreciate the time you have taken to make us aware of your experiences at our hotel. It is through such feedback that we are able to improve the guest experience of our future guests. I have passed on your feedback to all the relevant heads of department while all practically possible corrective measures will be taken to prevent the described shortcoming from occurring in future.
Thank you once again for your feedback as we look forward to welcoming you in Split in the future.
Best regards,
Jaksa Jukic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

My wife and I stayed here recently on one leg of our honeymoon. We had travelled up to Split from Dubrovnik and to say we were glad to arrive in Radisson Blu is an understatement. Split does not make a good first impression with many gang signs and gang slogan on the streets leading into the city centre.
Upon our arrival we were told that we had been upgraded as the hotel was full for the night and it simply made our day. The room was immaculately kept with a breathtaking view over the Adriatic. The following morning, breakfast was a continental one, simple and delicious. As we were getting the ferry to Italy that night, we decided to lounge by the pool and the hotel were most accomodating in storing our bags and allowed us to use all of the facilities.
I could not praise this hotel highly enough
Keep up the good work

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This is an spacious hotel, with grand rooms (some with a view), a wonderful breakfast buffet and decent spa amenities, although closing a bit early (9pm). Not at the heart of split - about 3 km, which is a good thing. The tour agency was a little bellow our expectations, given the overall hotel quality. The beach facilities, although a short walk, is a great alternative for relaxing from busy sight seeing.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tina M, Sales Coordinator at Radisson Blu Resort Split, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for your valuable feedback and I appreciate you choosing to say at the Radisson Blu Resort, Split. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Best regards,

Tina Majić
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I was fortunate enough to stay at the Radisson Blu Report in Split while traveling in Croatia. The hotel was wonderful and the staff was amazing! I travel extensively and this is the best trained and most helpful hotel staff I've encountered! I was upgraded due to my Club Carlson Gold membership. The room was beautiful and I had a balcony and ocean view! The hotel is very modern in design and many of the elements are minimalistic. Over all, it's a great place to stay, and access to the old city center is an easy 10 minute cab ride.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

We were lucky enough to be upgraded free of charge to a deluxe seaview room with balcony for our 2 nights stay. Not sure about the giant seashorses as the room decor and the layout of the room. Nevertheless, we were happy.

Breakfast time was full of choices. There was a chef to make you omlette or a fried egg.

I am suprised that there was no little conveinence store on site as the hotel is bit out of town.

Anyhow, a good place to relax either by the pool or on the beach. There are a few resturants within the hotel so you won't go hungry!

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tina M, Sales Coordinator at Radisson Blu Resort Split, responded to this review, December 4, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for your valuable feedback and I appreciate you choosing to say at the Radisson Blu Resort, Split.
It is always encouraging when customers acknowledge the hard work of our team as its what we aim for.
We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Best regards from sunny Split,

Tina Majić
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

If you could teleport the hotel out of its current surrounds and plonk it on a nice beach, it would greatly improve the overall experience. While sitting beside the fabulous pool, or on the stunning terrace, it's hard not to notice the shells of half built and derelict buildings surrounding you from every viewpoint. We were upgraded upon arrival, and our room was very comfortable with a large balcony (although not a very pleasant view!) Our welcome at check in and check out was very professional and friendly.

Unfortunately, the food was a major disappointment. As it's not very easy to leave the hotel to go to another restaurant, you are more or less confined to the food on offer. We ate in 'The Caper Grill' and I have to say it was one of the most unpleasant meals I've been served in a very long time. If you have to eat on the premises, skip the restaurants and eat a club sandwich on the terrace. The draught beer also tasted as if the lines were long overdue a clean. Service away from the front desk was slow, not up the usual Radisson standard, but still polite.

To note, this is a 'resort' hotel, it's not in Split, and it's not really within walking distance to Split.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Jaksa J, Training Manager at Radisson Blu Resort Split, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you kindly for providing us with a detailed description of your experiences during your stay with us. I have passed your feedback on to all the relevant heads of department and corrective measures have been taken to prevent similar issues from occurring in future since we take particular pride in our Food & Beverage offerings, especially the quality of service itself. Thank you once again for your feed back as we definitely look forward to being your hosts in the near future.
Best regards,
Jaksa
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Address: Put Trstenika 19, Split 21000, Croatia
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Location: Croatia > Dalmatia > Split-Dalmatia County > Split
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#1 Spa Hotel in Split
#1 Business Hotel in Split
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Split
#6 Family Hotel in Split
#6 Luxury Hotel in Split
#9 Romantic Hotel in Split
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Hotel Class:4 star — Radisson Blu Resort Split 4*
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A step away from magnificent beaches, Radisson Blu Resort, Split makes no bones about offering you one of the most luxurious bases from which to explore the stunning Adriatic coast. Overlooking the magnificent Adriatic Sea and the Dalmatian Islands, our resort is designed to the highest standards offering rooms with balconies and great views of the sea. ... more   less 
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