In the heart of Split’s pedestrian-only old town, between the seafront and the main square. All the city’s main cultural attractions are within a 10-minute walk, as are the airport bus and the ferry port.
The 21 double rooms have oak floors, dark walnut minimalist furniture, comfy king-size beds, and bedspreads and curtains in shades of cream, beige and brown. You also get free WiFi and a spacious bathroom stocked with Pascal Morabito toiletries. On the top floor, there’s a vast (and very expensive) Presidential Suite with fireplace, Jacuzzi, sauna and roof terrace.
Although it's small, I particularly like the breakfast room - a light and airy double height space, combining wood, stone and glass. Above, on a mezzanine, there’s a small lounge-bar which opens onto a glorious terrace with giant white umbrellas and boxy wicker sofas.
Eating and drinking
The buffet breakfast comprises fresh locally produced yogurt, fruit, warm croissants, and a made-to-order pot of tea or frothy cappuccino.
None, but if you ask at reception they can help you arrange local sports activities such as scuba diving, sailing and white-water rafting. There are two beaches within a 15-minute walk.
The staff are extremely helpful and friendly.
Who stays there
Couples of various ages and nationalities in search of culture, comfort and relaxation. Occasional business visitors.
- Business travellers
- Culture vultures
- Mature travellers
- Design and architecture
Pros & Cons
- Slick modern interior
- Atmospheric historic building
- Old town location
- No balconies