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Hotel Vestibul Palace
Ranked #9 of 57 Hotels in Split
Certificate of Excellence
San Francisco, California
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39 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Best Boutique Hotel of the Adriatic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

My friend and I were doing a week long trip on the Croatian coast and at the last minute we decided to spend the night in Split. Rick Steve's guidebook recommended this hotel and it exceeded our expectations! It is truly a gem hidden among the web of streets in Split. The location was perfect and close to everything. The staff was incredibly warm and knowledgable, and gave very good restaurant recommendations. The interiors of the hotel were magnificent and definitely the BEST hotel we stayed in for the entire trip. The hotel had a very modern style but was accented with original stone from the old city walls. The cost of the hotel was also amazing. I would come back to Split just to stay at this hotel. One minor note, the hotel is a bit difficult to find, so it is better to meet one of the staff on the strip of restaurants and let him show you the way to the hotel.

Room Tip: There are only 7 rooms! You cannot go wrong.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Vestibul_Management, Director of Sales at Hotel Vestibul Palace, responded to this review, 2 September 2013
Dear Guests,

Thank you very much for taking the time to review Hotel Vestibul Palace.
It is nice to hear Your stay at hotel Vestibul Palace has exceeded Your expectations after being recommended by one of the best global guidebooks "Rick Steve's".
It is a pleasure to see You had a fantastic stay here in the center of Diocletian's Palace and next time You arrive call us and staff member will meet You, help You with luggage and show You way to the hotel - to the Imperial Chambers!

Thank You and kind regards,
Boris Dusa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013

The staff at the hotel couldn't have done more for us- everything from the airport transfer to helping us with catamaran schedules and buying our tix for us to helping us transfer from Split to Dubrovnik. Just perfect.
The hotel itself is perfectly located in the heart of town- actually part of Diocletian's palace. Walking distance to everything! Lovely breakfast included on charming square. Couldn't be better.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

Split's Hotel Vestibul Palace is arguably the best boutique luxury hotel in the Balkans and the Adriatic. It is right where you want to be, the service is exemplary and the staff are beautiful people. We've stayed there 3 times now as we come and go from Australia to Korcula and every time is a delight. If you prefer to be away from any summer evening weekend entertainment in the Peristil (the very heart of Split) then their Annex in the historic Vila Dobric 250 meters away is a quiet hideaway. You can breakfast in Dobric on the balcony, or wander over to Vestibul for something more substantial. The Hotel restaurant is very good indeed, but there is no shortage of fine dining in Split so it is worth exploring. There's no road traffic in Diocletian's Palace (central Split) so consider having the Vestibul staff themselves do your transit from boat or plane, hardly more expensive than a cab and it's the perfect relaxed introduction to Split.

Room Tip: The top floor double rooms with gallery bedroom in Vila Dobric look out over Fruit Square. Comforta...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank John_G_Sydney
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Vestibul_Management, Director of Sales at Hotel Vestibul Palace, responded to this review, 2 September 2013
Dear Mr. John,

Above all I want to thank you for compliments and sharing your opinion about Hotel Vestibul Palace and Villa Dobric.
Villa Dobric, being an annex building of the hotel Vestibul Palace is ideal hideaway for families, this is why it is so famous among travellers in Split.
Thank You for the compliments about Hotel's Restaurant Diocles, offering variety of Mediterranean dishes, and for the airport transfer. We also provide daily excursions by hotel's luxury limousine Mercedes S.

We are looking forward to welcome You at hotel for the 4th time!

Thank You for these kind words,
Boris Dusa
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

The staff was excellent. It's an amazing location. The rooms could use some upgrades, but overall an amazing stay. You can walk out of the hotel and you are right where the action is. There is a guy who plays great songs on his guitar every night in the plaza.

Room Tip: the junior suite is nice. The main suite is like a loft and nice as well.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

I stayed in the top-floor penthouse suite and found it comfortable, convenient and well priced for what it offered. The location of the hotel is excellent if you want to be inside the old palace and don't mind not having a water view. The staff at the Palace are friendly, welcoming and will do their best to take care of your needs. The breakfast is ok but nothing special. Unlike many well designed hotels in Croatia, The Palace gives you the sense that the owners are on top of their game and that it's not just a pet project of a wealthy local who cares little about management.

Room Tip: The penthouse loft is a great room for business travelers.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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65 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

This hotel was great. I had the highest floor room and the room, service, and breakfast were fantastic. Location spot on and the staff were extremely helpful. They parked my car, retrieved it in the morning and couldn't be more helpful. Nice job!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Surrey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

Stayed at this hotel on a Saturday night on return from boat charter and had to leave very early the following morning. The location is both good and bad. It is right in the heart of the old Palace so really convenient but the drawback is with the free concert staged on a Saturday night was a little noisy. Probably not the case if you stay any other night. Staff were helpful in organising transfer to Trigor for lunch and also to airport at 4.00am in the morning. Compared to other small luxury hotels we have stayed at this was the most expensive and missing the little touches, especially tea and coffee making facilities in the room. Judita Palace far far better and less expensive.

Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Vestibul Palace
Address: Iza Vestibula 4a, Split 21000, Croatia
Region: Croatia > Dalmatia > Split-Dalmatia County > Split
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Split
#5 Romantic Hotel in Split
#6 Business Hotel in Split
#9 Luxury Hotel in Split
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Vestibul Palace 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small luxury boutique hotel in the heart of 1700 year old Diocletian's palace. 11 Unique rooms will give you a one of a kind experience of sleeping in the emperor's chambers! City Center, City Hotel, Luxury Hotel, Boutique Hotel, Luxury Boutique Hotel. ... more   less 
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