While living in Split I travelled extensively through Dalmatia – up and down the coast, out the to islands, and into the mountains. In summer it’s so easy to throw some clothes into a rucksack, walk down to the port, and jump aboard a late-afternoon ferry, not quite sure when you’ll be returning. During the late-1990’s, before tourism got back on its feet, you didn’t even need to book – you’d find a room wherever you went. Now however, especially in peak season, you really do need to make reservations in advance.
I return to Dalmatia several times a year, both for work and pleasure. As new hotels keep opening, and old ones are occasionally refurbished and up-graded, my choice of accommodation options will be updated regularly to keep abreast with developments.
Out of the 40 hotels listed here, I’ve included my personal favourites – places I have stayed and would recommend to friends or family. I’ve also tried to make sure that I’ve catered for various types of visitors - couples, young families, families with teenage kids and mature travelers – and a range of price brackets.
And as sustainable tourism is essential for the preservation and future of Dalmatia, you’ll find that almost all the places I’ve chosen are locally owned, use locally sourced ingredients in their kitchens, and respect the local culture.
* Simonseeks has given star ratings out of five for all accommodation
recommendations. With hotels, these will tally with the hotel's official star rating where
it exists. Where a hotel has no official star rating, and in the case of b & bs and hostels,
the experts have made a judgment as to how many stars the accommodation deserves, in terms
of comfort, level of facilities and so forth.
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