Villa Varos

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Address: Miljenko Smoje 1, Split, 21000, Croatia

Star rating:
3 star hotel

4.3

Split’s best bed and breakfast – friendly, family run and located on the edge of the old town.

Staying at this welcoming b&b, in a traditional Dalmatian stone building with green wooden window shutters, really makes you feel like a local. You’ll find it in Varoš, a peaceful residential quarter made up of winding cobbled streets and fishermen’s cottages dating back to the 17th century, just a five-minute walk from the busy old town.

Location
4.4
90%
Eating/drinking
4.1
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
4.2
90%
Value for money
4.5
90%
Bedrooms
4
90%
Public areas
3.9
90%

Location

In a narrow side street in pedestrian-only Varoš, on a hillside between the old town and Marjan peninsular. All the city’s main cultural attractions are within a 15-minute walk, as are the airport bus and the ferry port.

Bedrooms

The eight rooms are simple but comfortable, with whitewashed walls, wooden floors and heavy wooden beds and wardrobes. There’s also a spacious apartment combining a bedroom, bathroom with Jacuzzi, fully-equipped kitchen and living room, plus a small terrace where you can sit out at a table with comfy wicker chairs.

Public areas

Breakfast is served round the corner at Konoba Leut – one of my favourite places for morning coffee, with a sunny terrace overlooking the wooden fishing boats in Matejuška harbour.

Eating and drinking

Breakfast at Konoba Leut is made-to-order, with fresh coffee from an espresso machine. Villa Varoš guests also get a reduction on daytime meals here – expect typical Dalmatian home cooking, with tasty dishes such as škampi buzara (shrimps in a rich garlic, wine and parsley sauce).

Leisure facilities

None, but just a five-minute walk uphill you’ll arrive at Marjan, a verdant pine-scented peninsular crisscrossed by footpaths, affording fantastic views over the old town and down onto the sea.

Service

The friendly and helpful owner is a great source of advice about things to do and see in the area.

Who stays there

Travellers of all ages and nationalities looking for a low-cost but authentic experience.

Amenities

  • High-Speed Internet

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Families with younger children
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Sporty types
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Great views / scenery
  • Sightseeing
  • History

Pros & Cons

  • Peaceful location
  • Traditional Dalmatian stone building
  • Good value for money
  • Only nine rooms
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