I thought this was a strange name for lodgings but as we walked around the Diocletian Palace, I saw that "Authentic" was used often for rooms. And while these rooms are not in the old city itself, if you ask for rooms in the same building as the reception and breakfast room (they have two bldgs), you will get ones with the "authentic" charm of old stone walls, but with a sparkling clean and modern bathroom. The breakfast is standard for small hotels and quite adequate. They are located only about 3 blocks from the Diocletian Palace but have the distinct advantages of being quieter and that your taxi can drive up to the hotel whereas you would have to drag all your luggage from outside the walls to/from any room in the old city.
They had pre-arranged for our party of 6 to be picked up in a big van at the Split airport and taken to Trogir the next day to meet our boat tour. We were glad we did not rent a van because only local drivers could have so effortlessly negotiated those narrow, narrow streets near the old city. The car service policy is to be 15 minutes early, so we had no stress about whether they were going to show up. We were pleased enough to pre-arrange for them to also pick us up after the cruise.
Jadro greeted us when we arrived... he was friendly, enthusiastic and spoke English very well. Besides the obvious Diocletian Palace as a place to visit, he showed us on a map what else would be fun to check out in the area (parks, beaches, clubs, other towns) and gave info on how to get there walking or by bus. After hearing his recommendations, I was sad that we did not have a few more days to explore Split.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Authentic Luxury Rooms (4 stars) is situated in the heart of Split old town (city center). Authentic Luxury Rooms impresses guests with their authentic charm, it's over 300 years old stone walls combined with all luxury needed (hydro massage shower or Jacuzzi tub for 2),air condition, flat screen TV, WI-Fi. The surrounding, the outside and the inside of Authentic will assure you a pleasant and domestic stay, it will make you be a part of this 1700 years old city. The Diocletian Palace, the famous RIVA with its old part, the city beaches (sand and stone) and the biggest offer of one-day-trips (to the islands Brac, Hvar, Solta, National Park Krka) are just steps away. Our guests take their chance to visit middle Dalmatia with having their base in Split for a couple of days and take advantage to do 1-day trips & see different places in short time. ... more less
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