A fantastic combination of staff service, location and history make this hotel stand out from many others in my experience. We wandered through the old town to find the hotel which is right in the historic city a few minutes walk from either the marina side or the gardens on the other side of the old town.
The staff were cheerful and helpful at all times arranging a transfer to the airport for us, after telling us the different options that were available and offering us the chance to take part in an evening walking tour, but not pushing us to make a rapid decision. We decided to take the walking tour and really enjoyed hearing the history of the city and spending time in the company of a member of staff who clearly loves her city and country. The tour was fun and informative at the same time - well worth it if you are on a short stay and want to maximise your understanding of the city and region.
The rooms are modern and very comfortable, even though you are in a very ancient location. My room had a small terrace where I could look over the roof tops and down into some of the squares which was a nice bonus.
When you walk out of the hotel you are right in the heart of the city with cafe/bars on the steps and restaurants in the squares that you find yourself in. Shopping is fun with many more shops in the small area then I expected - it is worth exploring all the little lanes. There are numerous ice cream and pizza shops too if you don't want to take time to sit down and eat.
The hotel is currently undergoing some work in the basement/lower section to refit the restaurant following excavation work on the ancient baths located beneath the building. This work is expected to complete in 2014 at the moment the only food in the hotel is breakfast, but with so many options nearby this was not an issue.
Our bags were carried up the stairs very rapidly by a member of staff - he carried 2 large bags and ran up to the 4th floor leaving us in his wake.
A lovely hotel which I can highly recommend and will hopefully revisit and get the chance to see the results of the current underground work.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Slavija is type of a heritage hotel due to its location, history and protection by Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia and UNESCO. The Diocletian's Palace was built in the middle of the 3rd century AD, while the Hotel Slavija was built inside its walls, above the Emperor's western baths. Therefore, it can be concluded that the building of the hotel influenced the protection of the Baths from the devastation. With time the building of the hotel expanded, and from the Baroque palace it became today's Hotel Slavija. Hotel Slavija is under the protection of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, and in part is protected by the UNESCO. The location in the very center of the town makes Hotel Slavija an ideal choice for a stay in Split, surrounded by all relevant historical buildings of the city of Split, including the Temple of Jupiter, the St. Duje Cathedral, the Milesi palace... It is ideal place for both business and pleasure travelers because of its location. Hotel is situated in the very center of the city and is but a few minutes walk from all the major attractions as well as from the main bus terminal, airport shuttle terminal, railway station and ferry. The hotel has 25 rooms and each room is air conditioned, with private bath, hair dryer, satellite TV, Internet connection and direct dial telephone. Some of the rooms are with terraces and Hotel is especially proud to present them because, terraces are rarity in the old part of Split. In the lobby of the hotel is Internet Hot spot, which is free for hotel guests. We also provide faxing, copying, printing and scanning, as well as laundry service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Slavija Hotel Split