The Vestibul Palace was booked, so we took a room in the Annex - the Villa Dobric. Although there are many good things you can say about it, we were surprised at how very small the room was and how basic the accomodations were for a hotel that has the "small Luxury Hotels of The World' plaque outside it's front door. First the positives: excellent location in the historic center, very clean and well maintained, extraordinary customer service. It is true that a breakfast is served on the main floor of the VIlla Dobric, but it is minimal - just a few items - so we walked the few blocks to the main hotel to have their full breakfast (which was excellent.) I imagine that this would be difficult if we were older or had health problems, since there were a number of steep stairs that had to be climbed at the Villa Dobric. (No elevator. The entrance itself is up a steep set of stone stairs, and then you have to climb one or two more flights to get to your room.) It is true that the rooms at the Dobric are less expensive, but it still seemed very pricey for the uncomfortably small room we got. I think the issue here is one of 'advertising.' The Villa Dobric should be not be presented to the public as a luxury property. If we had known what we were getting, we would not have been so disappointed. The main hotel may not having any of these problems. To leave this on a positive note, here is an example of the excellent customer service: we had to purchase catamaran tickets to Hvar and we had heard that we needed to be at the ticket booth between 8:00 and 9:00 in the morning. The hotel staff insisted on sending someone over to the ticket booth early that morning for us, so we could enjoy our last morning in Split in a leisurely manner, There was no charge for doing this.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Vestibul Palace Hotel
- Vestibul Palace Split