My wife & I stayed at Villa Varos for our two nights in Split. We had stayed in apartment-type rooms for the rest of our stay in Croatia, so Villa Varos offered a nice comparison as more of a hotel (albeit not a luxury hotel). The room was clean, spacious enough, and reasonable value considering it's a mere 5 minute walk from the Riva, 10 minutes from Diocletian's Palace. Joanne (the owner) was extremely helpful in providing activity and restaurant suggestions, and went out of her way to help us book an early morning cab ride to the airport. The only negative (mentioned by other reviewers here) is that the hot water heater capacity only lasted for about a 5 minute shower, so if you take longer showers than that, be prepared.