Croatia Online - Hotels In Split
Following on from our last posting, we should warn you that the interest in the Split Boat Show has caused a run on hotel accomodation in Split. We had a ring around today and most of the hotels at the upper end of the price range were full or nearly full for most of the show (14th - 22nd April).
The enormous Meridien Grand Hotel Lav is affiliated with the boat show and still has space but a double room will cost you in excess of €220. You'll get your money's worth though as the five star facilities are second to none in Split. Today's picture of Lav's sunken champagne bar with magnificent views to sea gives you a taster. Just remember it's a bus or taxi ride into town. Go to www.lemeridien.com/split for more details.
In the four star range, you can expect to pay between €120 and €160 for a double. Some of the better choices are:
Art Hotel (www.arthotel.hr) - the centre of town but a good twenty minute walk from the Riva and boat show.
Hotel President (www.hotelpresident.hr) - not too far from Split Theatre and about a fifteen minute walk to the Riva and boat show.
Hotel Park (www.hotelpark-split.hr) - perfect location by Bacvice beach about 15 minutes walk to the boat show. Great terrace and a very stylish building.
Hotel Globo (www.hotelglobo.com) - by the bus station about 15 minutes walk from the Riva
If you're on a tight budget, try Hotel Jupiter (www.hotel-jupiter.info) in the Diocletian Palace close to the Riva. Rooms are around £20 per person per night.
If hostel accomodation is your thing Split Hostel (www.splithostel.com) will look after you very well.
If you'd prefer to stay out of town then you could do a lot worse than Trogir. You can get a coach straight into Split, journey time about 45 minutes and there's plenty of accomodation to choose from. Portal Trogir Travel Agency (www.portal-trogir.com) will be able to find the best hotel deal for you and advise on travel options to the show.
To get the inside story on these and other hotels, as well as the latest news on the new 5 star Atrium due to open very soon, make sure you get a copy of Time Out's Magazine for Visitors to Croatia. The new magazine comes out at the end of April but if you can't wait until then, you'll still be able to find the 2006/7 edition in all the good bookshops in the UK, US, Ireland and Croatia.