Thursday, July 10, 2008

Croatia Online - Split Hotels Update

We last reported in detail on Split hotels in April 2007 (Croatia Online - Hotels In Split) and it wasn't too long before that when the travel and tourism world was complaining about the lack of good quality hotel stock in Split. That's all changed in the last few years as Split has recognised its true status in Croatia, as a leading destination in its own right, rather than just a transit town for visitors to the popular islands of Brač, Hvar and Vis. Change continues at a steady pace and here are just a few recent morsels of news:

Hotel Globo, in the heart of the city and just a 10 minute walk from the ferry port, has recently added 7 new rooms to give it a total complement of 5 triples and 28 doubles, all recently refurbished. It also now has hi speed internet connection throughout.

Villa Dobrić, located close to the Riva, fish market and main shopping street Marmontova, opened last year under the same ownership as the small and exclusive Hotel Vestibul Palace. Even smaller, with just 4 rooms compared to Vestibul's 7, and just as exclusive, Villa Dobrić's stone building dates from 1890 but the rooms are as modern and stylish as you would expect from a new four star.

Only a few paces from Villa Dobrić is the brand new four star Marmont Hotel which opened last week. The website is still under construction but has contact details and some soothing music. Also small and classy and in a nice peaceful square though still in the heart of the old town.

Today's photo was taken just by Villa Dobrić and demonstrates another aspect of Split's new found purpose as a tourist destination - no more wandering around blind alleys searching for the shop or venue you want: now you have tasteful plaques at the end of streets indicating exactly what you can expect to find in them!

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, thanks for posting this. The new hotel Marmont looks great. Do you know anything about Hotel Slavija? I have booked it for some time in September.

1:18 am  
Blogger Jane Cody said...

I don't have any personal experience of Hotel Slavija (www.hotelslavija.com) but from what I understand it's fairly basic but good value and very central. If you have time, please let me know what you made of it and have a great holiday.

1:47 pm  

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