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Le Meridien Lav Split
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Podstrana
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 November 2013

Location of this hotel is just outstanding. Panoramic views on the open sea are so romantic that you don´t need anything more...

But there is much more to this hotel...Elegant and comfortable rooms, breakfast that is so good and rich that is exaggerated...Beautiful piano-bar with views on the open sea...

We stayed there couple of times and enjoyed it always...

If you have time, visit this hotel in winter when you can stay there at a very good price and use all of its facilities almost privately

Room Tip: Rooms above marina.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mirjana S, Manager at Le Meridien Lav Split, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2013

Dear Mazyca,

You are most kind for taking time and writing your impressions of our hotel.

It is beautiful to read you compliments and words of praise for our hotel, but I am even more happy for the fact we succeeded in making your stay memorable and special.

I sincerely hope your last stay will inspire you to visit us again should your ways bring you back to Croatia.

Kind regards,


Mirjana Simunic

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Reviewed 19 November 2013

Stayed here in the spring on business and was back again last week. Once again the room was good. Beautiful view, clean, nicely appointed rooms, comfortable beds. The staff at the front desk are always helpful, smiling and professional. The breakfast was first rate with everything you could imagine and then some and the wait staff were most accomodating. After the first breakfast the staff automatically brought all four of us exactly what we wanted to drink every morning without having to ask. Spa was wonderful as is the fitness facility. Great view from the fitness room. Only minor issue is the amount of fitness equipment - coulod use a bit more. Otherwise this is a fabulous property close to split and has everything one could want. Will certainly be back.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Boris M
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Mirjana S, Manager at Le Meridien Lav Split, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2013

Dear Boris M,

You are most kind for taking time to write your impressions of our hotel.

Thank you very much for all your compliments and kind words of praise. It is a real pleasure to read you enjoyed your stay with us, but what delights me the most is the fact you found our associates helpful and accommodating. It is our goal to meet all the highest service standards and even to go a step further in personalizing service as our each guest is a special one.
I am glad you discovered in our hotel everything comes with the view, even the fitness facility.

It would be our pleasure to welcome you again.

Sincerely yours,

Mirjana Simunic

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Reviewed 29 October 2013

This hotel is situated on the beach, sitting and relaxing by the outdoor infinity pool at sunset, sipping cocktail while sun is setting between palm trees is certain stress relief.

Hotel spa facilities, champagne bar, big indoor pool and penguin club made my wife and kids demanding to promise them another visit ASAP...

Hotel staff is fantastic, and very children friendly. We was searching for mixture of extended romantic weekend and some fun for the kids (6 and 9 year old) place and it was all meet there.

Only complaint is a bit lumpy bed and extremly soft pillows, but I am sure that staff would find solution if we raised that as a problem.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Mirjana S, Manager at Le Meridien Lav Split, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2013

Dear DenoKrk, Thank you for choosing Le Méridien Lav for your recent visit in Split I was delighted to read about your recent stay here with us. Please do let us know your bed preference in future as we can accommodate most of your wishes such as harder pillows.I do hope your visit will encourage you to stay with us again should your travels bring you to back to Croatia. Yours sincerely,Mirjana Simunic

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Reviewed 23 October 2013

Excellent international hotel with great views, good facilities. Visit was part of a package so we thought it excellent. Food in the restaurant was good within constraints of a buffet style. Room was large with 2 TVs!

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mirjana S, Manager at Le Meridien Lav Split, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2013

Dear John H,

Thank you very much for choosing our hotel for your last visit in Split and for taking time to write your impressions and experience. It is realy nice to read such kind words and prais for our hotel. I am glad we have met all your expectations . We are looking forward to welcoming you again.

Kind regards,

Mirjana Simunic

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Reviewed 23 October 2013

We enjoyed our stay in this hotel, but it is rather on its own. Service is excellent, and in particular the Pivnika Restaurant excelled in this if food was mixed. Only problems are location scruffy beach, long way with restricted and expensive bus service to Split. Conference hotel which leads to bar and restaurant being taken over. Coach tours it seemed most guests other than conference where on bus tours, over night stop and again crowding at meal times. I won't stay here again but that is no criticism of the staff who were almost universally excellent

Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mirjana S, Manager at Le Meridien Lav Split, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2013

Dear HoggyDubai,

Thank you very much for visiting our hotel and for taking time to write your review.

I was very glad to read you found our associates and our service excellent, especially our Pivnica service. Regarding our location, it offers a great number of advantages such as relaxing and peaceful surrounding, possibility to enrich our offer with approachable sea activities, etc. Above that, we are still only ten minutes from Split center.

I sincerely hope you will not keep your word and will visit us again in the future.

Untill then, best regards,


Mirjana Simunic

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Reviewed 22 October 2013

This hotel is on the beach, and provides everything one would expect from a five star hotel. The rooms are spacious, have their own balconies. I was in one of the sea-facing rooms on a high floor; so the views were excellent. The service was excellent.
I was here for a conference, which was in the hotel. The conference facilities were excellent, and all delegates had only compliments for the arrangements made by the hotel. Internet was fast and reliable (and complimentary).
Mine was a business trip, but if I am ever here for a family holiday, this hotel would be my first choice.

Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Mirjana S, Manager at Le Meridien Lav Split, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2013

Dear VipinZamvar,

I would like to thank you for taking the time to write your impressions and for the kind compliments and praises you have for our hotel. Our goal is to make sure that all guests see their stay with us as an experience and that each visit is special. Let your next visit with your family be even more exciting. I hope we will welcome you soon.

Sincerely yours,

Mirjana Simunic

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Reviewed 18 October 2013

We have just returned from a wonderful stay at Le Meridien Lav, Podstrana. It is situated about 10km from Split so requires travel by hotel shuttle, local bus or taxi for any sort of nightlife or choice of restaurants. The complex is 4 inter-linked buildings with a private beach, pool and about 5 different restaurant/bars on site to choose from.

After landing at Split airport you will need to take either a taxi directly to the hotel, or get a combination of the airport shuttle into the centre and then on to the hotel by local bus or taxi. We did it the hard way by airport shuttle and local bus. The no. 60 bus goes directly there, although it helps if you know which bus stop you are getting off at. If anyone attempts this with luggage, as we did, and misses their stop – a word of warning: you can’t walk back. It’s along a high cliff road with no pavement and a huge bend – you have to wait for the next bus.

The check-in staff are very helpful and make the process very simple. Most bedrooms in the hotel have a sea view due to the angle of the buildings and the position of them in the sweeping bay. We had a wonderful view of the sunset over Spilt in the evenings. The bedrooms were a good size and very comfortable and the shower in the en-suite bathroom is one you will wish you had in your own house! If there is anything at all to complain about, the pillows are a bit soft and you sink into them. If this was a problem in any way though, I’m sure the housekeeping staff would be able to help you out.

The catering staff at breakfast are extra helpful, attending to your every need and a special mention goes to Branko and Maria who couldn’t have been more attentive even when dealing with quirky British breakfast requests. They just go off and sort everything out for you with a big smile. The breakfast is everything you would expect it be for a hotel of this standard and you can fill up enough to see you through to dinner. There is everything from hot food to continental so something for everyone.

The beach area is directly accessible through the hotel at the back. There are sunbeds available for hotel guests but they are hard plastic with no mats so they are very uncomfortable to lie on. It is a pebbly beach so a towel on the pebbles is just as uncomfortable! Also walking to the sea is quite painful if you don’t have sea shoes so remember to bring or buy some if you intend using this beach. Once you get in though, the water is gorgeous and there is quite a large area sectioned off for safe swimming. There are loads of water activities which can be booked at the marina along with various boat trips to any of the many other islands! There are also some inland excursions which are just as good, the main one being Plitvice Lakes which I would hugely recommend. Josip on the concierge desk is very helpful too and will sort out any trips you wish to take and give lots of advice.

Room Tip: I don't think you get a choice but most rooms have a sea view. The higher the better imo.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Mirjana S, Manager at Le Meridien Lav Split, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2013

Dear emmap57,

Thank you very much for choosing Hotel Le Meridien Lav for your vacation destination and for taking time to write your review.

I was glad to read our service met your expectations and will cerainly pass your kind words of prais to my associates Maria and Branko in restaurant and Josip, our head concierge. Each of our staff members is trained up to the Le Meridien service standards with clear goal to make an extra step in providing a special and memorable experience for our guests. For your future visits, we will be more than glad to accomodate your bed and pillow preferences. Regarding our sunbeds, your note has already been taken under concideration for future renovating actions.

Should your path lead you back to our country it will be our pleasure to welcome you once again to our hotel.

Sincerely yours,

Mirjana Simunic

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Address: Grljevacka 2A, Podstrana, Croatia
Region: Croatia > Dalmatia > Split-Dalmatia County > Podstrana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Podstrana
Price Range: £80 - £259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Le Meridien Lav Split 5*
Number of rooms: 381
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Embark on a journey of coastal discovery. Found on a pristine part of the coast and featuring emerald clear waters a stone’s throw away from Split, the Le Méridien Lav’s unique location invites guests to easily explore the imposing Dalmatian coast stopping every few kilometers to admire scenic towns and villages including those of Trogir, Omiš, Solin (Salona) and Makarska as well as the nature parks of Biokovo (St Juraj) and Krka – all within an hour’s drive from the hotel.MOVE! A resort like no other in the region, Le Méridien Lav Split offers unparalleled facilities for those looking for action-packed travel. Energize your mind and body with an early morning jog along the beach or play away in some of the resort's numerous sport facilities (tennis courts, tennis, beach volley, boules, free climbing wall, archery, diving, water sports, yachting, cycling, wellness club ) Large superior and deluxe rooms and family suites are perfectly sized to accommodate two adults and up to two children. The Penguin Club offers a safe, educational and entertaining experience for the kids. Club's fully qualified nursing staff will keep busy their inquisitive mind! ... more   less 
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