Villa Diana is a small, well located, clean guest house/apartment, but what really sets it apart is the hospitality of the management.
First the location, it’s positioned about five minutes’ walk to the Riva café strip and Palace, Ferry and Bus terminal and Bacvice beach. It’s only a couple of minutes’ walk, and on the same street as Hotel Luxe, so all the comments about that hotel’s location are equally applicable for Diana.
The double room itself was a good size for a couple, considering how old the city and building itself is. It was basic, but functional and cleaned to a good standard each day, with air conditioning, an empty fridge to store drinks, a flat screen TV with a selection of satellite channels (with a lot in English) and a DVD player. There was also free wifi in the room and outside dining area.
The hospitality of the brother and sister management was the best I’ve experienced in a hotel. It seemed nothing was too much trouble for them, from giving restaurant recommendations to looking up and printing ferry timetables and even offering an ice bucket and glasses for our wine when all we asked for was a corkscrew.
Being such a small hotel (with only 6 rooms in total), breakfast wasn’t served as a buffet, but we were provided a selection of fruit, eggs, bread, ham, cheese and spreads in the outside dining area each morning.
We also tried the restaurant a couple of times for lunch. It was simple, but good value and there were regularly people who weren’t staying in the hotel eating there.
The only minor negatives were the smell of sewer gas in the bathroom even with an air freshener, but that seemed to be a problem all over Split so not the hotel’s fault, and the old style shutters instead of curtains on the windows to block out light. Again, that’s the style of building in Split, so not a problem unique to the hotel.
Overall, if you’re looking for a good value base to stay in Split for island sailing or exploring the Palace, Vila Diana is recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Villa Diana is an authentic mixture of modern architecture and the spirit of the past. We have 6 rooms that are equipped with air conditioning, bathroom, SA TV, mini bar, telephone, internet. Hotel is located in the city center, 5 minutes walk from the Dioklecijan's palace, 10 minute walk from the beach and also 5 minute walk from the ferry, bus and train station. ... more less
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