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“In the heart of Diocletian's Palace”
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Hotel Slavija
Ranked #21 of 58 Hotels in Split
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 August 2008

We spent 4 nights in this small, but perfectly located hotel and were up-graded to a "suite" with separate living area on top floor and views over roof-tops. Good size bathroom with easily controllable shower.. Very grateful for efficient air-conditioning and double glazing, ensuring a peaceful night's sleep So worth lugging a suitcase up several flights of steps as rooms on lower floors might experience more noise. Clean with comfortable bed.

Breakfast in small room downstairs basic but adequate and there are plenty of nearby restaurants offering cooked breakfasts if required

All staff helpful and friendly and spoke good English. Interestingly English seemed to be the lingua franca for other nationalities staying at hotel.

Superb location in old city within short walking distance of airport bus stop, Riva (seafront) ferry terminals and bus station.

Initially difficult to find:. suggest cross road from airport bus stop, walk along Riva with sea on the left, go past entrance to substructure of Diocletian's Palace and a short walk further on take the next right just after a Tabac into a small square. Leave the square by the top right hand exit and then turn sharp right just past a small cafe. Take a few long shallow steps up the alley and you will see the white steps up to the hotel entrance ahead of you.

A real find which our 2004 guidebook described as THE place to stay in Split---and this was before it was refurbished.

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 August 2008

We were in hotel Slavija for 1 night and I saw a mouse in the bathroom.Probably came out from the toillet. I had to pay the full price of the room.

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 August 2008

Stayed at Hotel Slavija for a long weekend visit to Split. The hotel is easy to find in the Old Town's alleyways whch are well sign-posted. It is about a 5 minute walk from the taxi/bus drop off point at the marina.

The hotel staff were very friendly despite our early morning arrival and we were surprised that our room was ready. The room, although quite basic, was very clean with a TV and good strong airconditioning. Bathroom was also very clean. The only thing missing was a small refrigerator but hotel staff were very obliging when we bought a bottle of wine and they chilled it for us in the breakfast room. While the linens were not luxurious, they were changed daily and smelled very clean and fresh.

The continental breakfast was basic too but included in the price: cereal, bread, juice, etc.

Location is perfect: very close to the marina/waterfront area where there are many cafes and ice cream shops. Plenty of restaurants within the old town area and there are several beaches about 15-20 minutes walk away.

The previous reviews mentioned noise as a potential problem but we did not have any trouble with it at all. There is a cocktail bar right by the hotel but with the airconditioning on and with our room on the 2nd floor facing the back of the building, we had very restful nights.

Overall, the staff were wonderful and this is a perfect tourist hotel for a short break. I would not hesitate to recommend Hotel Slavija.

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank Merkey
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Reviewed 28 May 2008

Stayed here for 2 nights, midweek. Got a fabulous room (303) with a lovely terrace, and extra room with chaise longe! Bathroom a little small, but adequate. Overlooks busy streets with bars, but noise fairly well controlled with double glazing and shutters. Not sure if other rooms might have been noisier as closer to the street. Bars shut at 01:00, so not too much of a bother unless you are a very early bird and light sleeper. Hotel is right in the heart of the old town and palace area, so you can't really beat it for location. Wifi in reception area. Breakfast is fairly basic. Coffee and tea cold, though we usually arrived close to the end of servings, so if you get there at 06:00 the water might well be hot! We would have spent all of our time in Split in this hotel, but room was already booked and we didn't really want to stay in one of the smaller rooms so we moved to Royal Apartments - will post about that later.

  • Stayed: May 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank jth
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Reviewed 14 May 2008

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- Friendly & extreamly helpful staff upon entry. (Speak very good english)

- Room was extreamly clean, with modern fittings and cable TV!

- Our room had a private roof terrace, of which the staff informed us, we were permitted to order breakfast via phone and have it brought up to the room, to dine on the terrace.

- Breakfast was included in the price.

- Walking distance from bus station and bus drop off point. HELL it was walking distance to everything you would want to see in Split!!!

- Only downside - no elevator (however only 4 floors - just pick up your suitcase)

  • Stayed: May 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 April 2008

  • Stayed: July 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 October 2007

  • Stayed: September 2007, travelled as a couple
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Address: Buvinina 2 | Andrije Buvine 2, Split 21000, Croatia
Region: Croatia > Dalmatia > Split-Dalmatia County > Split
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Split
#8 Business Hotel in Split
#12 Romantic Hotel in Split
Price Range: £49 - £199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Slavija 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Slavija is type of a heritage hotel due to its location, history and protection by Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia and UNESCO. The Diocletian's Palace was built in the middle of the 3rd century AD, while the Hotel Slavija was built inside its walls, above the Emperor's western baths. Therefore, it can be concluded that the building of the hotel influenced the protection of the Baths from the devastation. With time the building of the hotel expanded, and from the Baroque palace it became today's Hotel Slavija. Hotel Slavija is under the protection of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, and in part is protected by the UNESCO. The location in the very center of the town makes Hotel Slavija an ideal choice for a stay in Split, surrounded by all relevant historical buildings of the city of Split, including the Temple of Jupiter, the St. Duje Cathedral, the Milesi palace... It is ideal place for both business and pleasure travelers because of its location. Hotel is situated in the very center of the city and is but a few minutes walk from all the major attractions as well as from the main bus terminal, airport shuttle terminal, railway station and ferry. The hotel has 25 rooms and each room is air conditioned, with private bath, hair dryer, satellite TV, Internet connection and direct dial telephone. Some of the rooms are with terraces and Hotel is especially proud to present them because, terraces are rarity in the old part of Split. In the lobby of the hotel is Internet Hot spot, which is free for hotel guests. We also provide faxing, copying, printing and scanning, as well as laundry service. ... more   less 
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