This was the cheapest hotel in Split when we searched for somewhere to stay on our last night following 2 weeks backpacking. The rooms were very clean, bathrooms small but fine, but the location lets it down slightly.
Although it was only 15 minutes walk into the old town, the maps of its location on any website are rubbish (the best map is the hotel leaflet in the hotel!...completely unhelpful when you're looking for it!) - you can get the number 17 bus from the docks/main bus terminal and get off 2 stops after the infamous Hayduk Split Stadium (on the right). However, we spent a good half an hour looking for it, asking locals and eventually spotting it behind a few trees in the middle of a baron wasteland between high rise flats, which can only be described as the Croatian Peckham!
The staff were extremely helpful in directing us to a dirt cheap pizzeria close by. There seemed to be confusion as to the time of breakfast, the lady on reception told us 7am, and we decided to book a taxi through the hotel to the airport the following morning (costing 250 kuna (£26) ) rather than getting a ridiculously early bus back to the centre and then the airport bus thereafter. However, upon getting up ready to leave, hoping to have a quick breakfast at 7am before taxi at 7:20am, we awoke the night-shift member of staff who sleeps in a room by the desk who told us breakfast was at 7:30am (depending on when the next person to man reception would arrive!).
To their credit, he arrived and set breakfast out so that we could eat before getting our taxi. Nothing special, cereals, bread, yoghurts and pastries - but everything was very fresh.
Now that I know where the hotel is and the correct time of breakfast, I would definitely suggest staying here - despite where it is.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Marjela is a family run hotel near the centre of Split. Its air-conditioned rooms have free Wi-Fi and cable TV. All rooms have a private bathroom. Some rooms have a balcony, and there is a free parking space for each room.A buffet breakfast is served in the breakfast room. The front desk is open 24 hours a day.The villa is just a short walk from the Diocletian’s Palace situated near Marjan hill, wich is good for any type of recreation, and near city stadium „Poljud“. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Marjela Hotel Split
- Marjela Hotel Split