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Hotel President
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Starceviceva 1, Split 21000, Croatia   |  
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Ranked #27 of 49 hotels in Split
Roanoke, Virginia
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“Soft beds?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

I stayed in a single room as part of a small tour group staying only one night. I've read below about the beds that were too soft. Mine was like sleeping on an ironing board, but I was so tired that I slept well anyway. The air conditioning had a thermostat and worked well. I loved the shower - a hand-held shower head, many jets that it was a little bit hard to make work, but somehow they came on, and also steam which was so efficient I had to open the shower door to get my breath. I really enjoyed that! I don't remember the breakfast, so it couldn't have been bad. My room was small but OK for me as the bed was a double. Had no view except rooftops, but I enjoyed it anyway. An old hotel now and then is part of the charm of traveling, I think. It was all wood-paneled. I had no interface with the staff so I can't comment on them. I liked it for a change from all the shiny-modern, sleek hotels we stayed in elsewhere.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Charleston, South Carolina
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Spent 2 nights in May 2013 as part of a tour group. The room was in the old part of the hotel (using front elevator). The lobby was small but nice. Our room initially seemed nice, but then we found the safe did not work due to lack of batteries; the TV was non functional, the shower had many different shower nozzles that didn't work, the bathroom waste can was broken, and the only light for shaving the right side of the face was burnt out and wasn't replaced. Despite promises from the front desk none of the correctible problems was repaired. The hair dryer was not plugged in; it was connected as per photo. Safety hazard?

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Zagreb, Grad Zagreb, Croatia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

The best this hotel has to offer is a proximity to downtown and a place to park (however you have to pay for the parking)
The room are spacious and clean although there is a certain smell in the room and the corridors (moisture)

Breakfast buffet is not up to standard of a 4 star hotel, so there is not a lot to choose from.

Wifi is available.

Room Tip: Ask for the room on the 2 floor
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Washington, DC
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

The location and price are attractive, but the rooms and furnishing are worn and the carpets are really thread bear. As an economical option it is good, but don't expect too much of the rooms. The included breakfast was good and prepared as we wanted - no buffet lines (a nice touch) and probably the best part of the hotel. Covenient to the walled city with ample on street parking, if you are lucky.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sankt Moritz-Dorf, Graubunden, Switzerland
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31 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We had nice stay there during Yacht vacation transfer. Its clean, nice, comfortable hotel with good parking. Restaurant we used only for breakfast and food and service was very good. Diner and parties we was visiting many difrent nice local small restaurants in Seaside of historical town.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide, South Australia
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

We were part of a small group tour so didn’t have a realistic option to check out and find alternative accommodation. As travellers for 30 years on all continents & in hundreds of hotels we rate our room amongst the worst 10% of hotel rooms we have experienced. In so saying we suspect that we got the short straw as the hotel was full [large tour groups had arrived earlier] and the room we were assigned in the front section of the hotel may have been allocated as a last resort. We do know that at least three other rooms were judged unacceptable by various travellers whom we observed visit the reception desk in rapid succession to try for better accommodation. Staff remained positive under pressure but were unable to meet these demands.
Our room: of the four globes in the ceiling light only one worked. Of the three in the bathroom again only one worked. The shower screen needed to be jammed in place as the seals were stuffed and the floor flooded. We made temporary ‘repairs’, undone each morning by the room attendant! The bed & one bedside table just fitted between the two walls, giving only leg-width room between one wall and the bed. Other furniture was in poor condition. Some blinds were broken and sections dangled down. The room safe [at least there was one] didn’t work. After we investigated we found it was missing its batteries. An approach to the front desk resulted in a “Sorry, we don’t have batteries” response. But we were trusted with the master key which we then had to carry around for three days - a minor point but annoying all the same.
And outside the room? Well, some staircases are missing sections of handrail; more blinds are broken and hanging in disrepair. The breakfast room is quite smart and attractive, located in a rear section of the hotel. But the meal was poor: e.g. “I’ll have to go to the basement to get tea bags for you.”; ‘fruit’ comprised a small, almost empty bowl of discoloured sliced apple with a sign saying something like: Guests are forbidden to remove fruit from the dining room [or words to that effect]. The water for hot drinks was tepid and one had to request hot water for tea etc.; and hot foods were just warm or cold, that is if the platters hadn’t been left empty. Get the drift?
The section of the hotel we stayed in requires extensive upgrading. We have subsequently checked the hotel’s web site. The photos of the rooms provide a very positive image, bright, clean, well furnished. Although the floor plan of one of the categories resembles our room, beware, none of the carefully crafted, selective, professional photos, came close to identifying the shortcomings we experienced. This hotel is definitely not recommended.

Room Tip: Colleagues reported reasonable rooms at the rear of the hotel
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Maribor, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

This hotel is suitable especialy for those who are looking for good strating point of exploring Split downtown and visiting some famous heritage locations like Dioklecijanova palača. The famous Splitska riva is five minutes walk from the hotel. When I visit places I always check local food markets - the biggest in Split is 3 minutes away from the hotel. Rooms are relatively small but very nice and clean. Beds are IMHO too soft so the sleeping quality was not the best. I didn't eat at the restorant but breakfast should be more rich for 4-stars hotel. If I'm totaly honest the rating is more like 3/4 but because of the city, heritage and atmosphere I'll rate it with 4.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Starceviceva 1, Split 21000, Croatia
Location: Croatia > Dalmatia > Split-Dalmatia County > Split
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Split
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel President 3.5*
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