Hotel Peristil

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Address: Poljana Kraljice Jelene 5, Split, Croatia

Star rating:
3 star hotel

4.7

Elegant little mid-range hotel, within the Roman walls of Split’s UNESCO-listed old town.

Where better to wake up in Split than between two of its most popular attractions, the cathedral and the colourful open-air market? Hotel Peristil, which even includes a section of the ancient Roman palace walls, has just 12 rooms – the best ones have views of the cathedral bell tower – and a restaurant with a lovely front terrace where you can eat breakfast on sunny mornings. The hotel stays open all year, so makes a good option for winter breaks too.

Location
4.6
90%
Eating/drinking
4.4
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
4.3
90%
Value for money
4.4
90%
Bedrooms
4.3
90%
Public areas
4.6
90%

Location

Within the walls of Diocletian’s Palace, next to Srebrena Vrata (Silver gate), in the heart of Split’s pedestrian-only old town. The airport bus and ferry port are just a five-minute walk away, and you can reach all the city’s main cultural attractions on foot in 10 minutes.

Bedrooms

There are 12 comfortable rooms – nine doubles and three (rather small) singles. Expect peachy cream walls with some exposed stonework, wooden floors and subtle lighting, plus air conditioning and free WiFi.

Public areas

The ground floor Tifani restaurant has a functional dining room plus a glorious terrace for outdoor dining, which is romantically lit at night.

Eating and drinking

Breakfast (included) is a feast – freshly squeezed juice, yogurt, fruit, bread, eggs cooked to order, and excellent espresso. The restaurant also does an a la carte dinner – I strongly recommend their Dalmatian seafood specialities.

Leisure facilities

None, but if you ask at reception they can help you arrange local sports activities such as scuba diving, sailing and white-water rafting. Bacvice beach is just a 10-minute walk away.

Service

Warm, welcoming and helpful reception staff. Good waiter service too.

Who stays there

Anyone lucky enough to find it with a free room – generally couples who want to make the most of their time in Split by exploring the old town.

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Singles
  • Sporty types
  • Nightlife
  • People watching
  • Romance
  • Sightseeing
  • Art

Pros & Cons

  • Sunny restaurant terrace
  • Homely comfortable rooms
  • Old town location
  • No lift
  • Cathedral bells ring early morning
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