Best Hotels in Split & Family-friendly Resorts for an Unforgettable Vacation
Some years ago Split accommodation was a serious problem as offerings were limited to very few hotels. That was the main reason why the visitors were unwilling to stay in Split, a day or two. Split was just a stepping stone to the Dalmatian islands.
Today, the situation has completely changed. A number of accommodation offers have increased rapidly, particularly thanks to new launch of hostels, private apartments and rooms. If you are looking for hotels in Split recently has been opened some very elegant ones.
Even though Split can not boast having a lot of hotels, you can still find a few five or four stars hotels. Lately some new chic boutique heritage hotels emerged within the historical heart of the city.
These new born hotels have the distinctive qualities and ambience in keeping with the traditional way of life of the old Split town area, where you will be able to flavor its typical Mediterranean way of living without spending a fortune to have the comfort of deluxe accommodation.
My Top Tips For Split Accommodation
Among all of the hotels in Split, I suggest to book one of these small heritage boutique hotels, that authentically represent the stories and people of the past and present.
Hotel Vestibul Palace
If you want to feel like Roman Emperor, this hotel is for you. You will need to fork out up to 1.000 Euro for a night, but you’ll be treated as a royal.
Hotel Vestibul is located in the very center of the Diocletian palace between the emperor’s chambers and the palace’s main square ‘Peristyle’.
Hotel was created by integrating three palaces from three different periods from Roman, Gothic and Renaissance within the Diocletian palace walls. This mixture represents all the eras through which the palace passed, where each stone has its own story to recount.
Palace Judita Heritage Hotel
This four floors building facing the Pjaca Square (Narodn Trg) is a perfect example of three historic and cultural periods. The hotel takes its name from the epic poem ‘Judita’ written in 1501 by Marko Marulic, a native from Split, a Croatian national poet and Renaissance humanist.
This spacious patrician residence with a nice hotel balcony is just fifty meters from the Western gate of Diocletian’s palace and below one of the oldest Croatian bell towers.
Passing through the internal court at Narodni Trg, number 4, the staircases leads to the upper floor with only eight rooms (each one different), a great place to experience the history of old Split.
Murum Heritage Hotel
This small hotel with only seven rooms is another building with original architectural elements of Diocletian’s Palace, transformed in four stars boutique hotel.
Dominant wall inside the hotel, dating back to the Roman Empire period is renewed and integrated in overall scenery. This charming small hotel is located very close to some of the most outstanding Split town attractions, like Gregory of Nin Statue, City Museum of Split, Cathedral of Saint Domnius.
Diocletian Heritage Hotel
Diocletian heritage hotel is another small boutique hotel, ideally located just beside the temple of Jupiter, right in the heart of the ancient Roman Split and close to the waterfront promenade, souvenir shops and cafes.
Hotel is the perfect choice for all history and culture lovers among Split accommodation editions that offers 17 tastefully decorated rooms with beautiful roof terrace, overlooking the Cathedral.
Split Luxe boutique hotel
This four star hotel isn’t one of Split heritage hotels but I recommend it as one of the best, a brand new Split accommodation, luxury, boutique hotel.
It was built in 2008 on the ruins of the former factory by a local business couple, situated in the very center on one of Split main streets, just steps away from ancient and cultural monuments, close to Split harbor and famous Bacvice sandy beach.
Children Friendly Split accommodation
If you are traveling to Split with children, this town offers some hotels and resorts where you will find entertainments for the whole family.
There are some functional questions that you have to face, before leaving for the holidays with children in Split. First of all, how old are your kids, how long you are planning to stay there, and what kind of vacation you have in mind.
The age of children is important to take in consideration, particularly in case of babies or toddlers as you’ll need specific kind of hotel accommodation. In case of school age children or teenagers , it will be easier to find appropriate accommodation.
Two other components like, the length of your stay and vacations content you have in mind, will be important to choose the right friendly family Split accommodation.
It is hard to imagine a family holiday at sea without a good children entertainment, children playgrounds, children’s park with swimming pools with lot of facilities like trampoline, water slides, sandy playgrounds, evening animation for kids and so on..
I’ve selected some family hotels and resorts with friendly children Split accommodation, considering first of all the vicinity of the sea and easy access to sand or pebble beach.
I haven’t neglected of course, the facts to make family holidays more interesting, choosing hotels or resorts near most interesting sightseeing spots like national parks, waterfalls, Roman places or outdoors activities to entertain and motivate the curiosity of the entire family.
Great resorts for family vacation
Le Meridien Lav Split, only five stars resort, is my top pick for your family vacations. There are many benefits, you should opt for this top resort with world-class service.
Located in Podstrana, 8 km south of Split, it has a 800 m long beach line, landscaped gardens and it overlooks the city and the surrounding islands.
It’s the best family-friendly resort, offering the perfect space for the whole family with the Family Suite. This suite offers the perfect place for families (four people) with a large space of 45 m2, including a separate living room.
The Family Kids Club offers children an entertainment service in a secure exciting environment making children feel special and enthusiastic.
Radisson Blu Resort
Radisson Blu Resort is a four stars hotel, located a few meters from the beach and 2 km from Split’s landmark Diocletian’s Palace.
Located along the stunning, crystal blue Adriatic Sea, the Radisson Blu Resort, is a top pick among Split accommodation family resorts, offering a beautiful pebble beach, two pools, three restaurants and four chic bars. This beach hotel in Split boasts 183 modern, stylish guest rooms, including 25 suites and two exclusive Presidential Suites.
Not far from Radisson Blu, Hotel Fanat is a four stars structure, set right on the pebbly beach of Znjan district, offering an indoor pool and a restaurant, located 3 km from the historic center of Split.
This property is also rated for the best value in Split! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city.
Hotel More 3 stars
This family-run hotel is situated at one of the most attractive beaches in Split and offers an on-site bar and terrace. Every room features sea views.
Hotel More is connected by local bus to the Split center. Hotel More is 22 km from Split Airport. Free public parking is provided in front of the hotel, while guests also have the possibility to reserve a parking space in hotel’s private garage.
Hotel Jadran Split
This 3 stars hotel is located just under Split, Marjan hill. the city green oases. It’s only 2 minutes walk from the beach. Hotel Jadran Zvoncac is set in Zvoncac beach, an elite part of Split, within a 10-minute walk from Diocletian’s Palace.