I used to come to Croatia regularly as my ex-wife was from here, and I also used to DJ a lot in the area. This hotel didn't exist back then, but I'm so glad it does now.
The rooms are all modern and comfortable, with a fabulous view back across the channel between Split and Brac.
Yes, it's 10 minute drive back to Split, but really, you can see the city in a day, and if you stay in a hotel in the city you'll be kept awake all night with noise from the bars, and the value for money compared to the central hotels far excedes the inconvenience of a taxi ride.
The beaches are standard Croatian rocky affair, but you can either opt for a quiet area near the hotel, or move to the beach at Le Meridien, or go past that to an even nicer one.
The Meridien is no more than 100m away, but you wouldn't know it, however if you feel the need for a bit more action it's fun for a night to have a cocktail at their champagne bar and look at the big boats at their marina. There are three supermarkets within 5 minutes walk for snacks, cheese, ham, beer etc....
However, when it comes to dinner, I cannot recommend the restaurant at Eden highly enough. The breakfast is a bit poor, very average ham and cheese and some fruit, but don't let that disguise the fact that the kitchen can produce the most wonderfull Dalmatian dishes in the evening. Yes it's a little expensive, but the seafood, salad, blitva, is as good as I've tasted anywhere. The lady who provides live music is terrific too.
I'd originally planned to stay for only 4 nights before heading to the islands, but was so happy with the food and room I stayed for the whole 2 weeks.
The only reason I give 4/5 instead of 5/5 is that I was moved to a neighbouring hotel twice to accomodate large group bookings, as they have some issue with online bookings, but as a solo traveller was happy with the compensation for the inconvenience.
Don't let that put you off though. It's a great hotel, in my many visits to the region my favorite by far.
I'd like to thank Matko, the owners son who manages it, and made me feel so at home, and Ante, the restaurant waiter, and a proper star in the best Dalmatian way, for all their hospitality and service, and I hope to see you all next summer.
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- Also Known As:
- Eden Hotel Podstrana
- Hotel Eden Croatia/Podstrana