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Tomorrow is the last day, we fly to Frankfurt then Dubai and finally Brisbane. Split is a fascinating city we are staying in the old palace in one of the hotels, today the hotel manager drove us to the beach where we spent the morning swimming and relaxing then just wandered around the palace taking it all in. The palace is centuries old and covers …
Hooray we're finally here! Enjoyed wine and music last night at Diocletian's palace....finished in 295ad. Quite a lovely place. Stayed at the Peristil hotel in the old city, it is fun to have a six of us heading out and exploring this city. Boat leaves the marina at 5 tonight. going to the grocery store.....and still waiting for suitcase... xoxo
... or so. We finally made the port of Stari Grad and we had to do a bit of waiting around as there was no spots left in the port. So we anchored and all had a swim. Unfortunately I took my sunnies off to put sunscreen on and stupidly left them on the beam. A gust of wind came and blew them off into the water never to be seen again. I tried having a dive down and look, it was only about 6m but nothing. The ocean floor was all reeds ...
... just fantastic! This is when we really want travel companions to share moments like these. We couldn't find this place again we tried - nothing in the books about it, and don't know that we would come this way again. But others should. Next was Primosten which had been me tinned as place to see - after what we'd just had, we drove on through this tourist trap and Simonek was a similar experience so it was on to Vodice where we were staying the night. Booked ...
... to be able to do it, and somehow, I did it first time (as the video shows). After the stop, we continued our way to Hvar for our first night. And as it was the first day and everyone was keen to drink (including 'Crazy Joe's' special drink), a lot of people were pretty drunk when we arrived in town. Despite this, our tour leader Anela, who was quickly nicknamed 'Nutella', gave us a walking tour around the city and then took us to a seafood restaurant for dinner. As I had become ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Peristil Split
Fantastisches Hotel - ein Muss, wenn Sie Split besuchen!!
Dieses Hotel wird in keinem Reiseführer aufgeführt, sollte es aber, denn es ist der beste Ort zum Übernachten in Split. Das Personal ist sehr freundlich, die Zimmer schön eingerichtet und das Frühstück ist großartig. Wir waren über drei Nächte im Juli dort und ich werde nie vergessen, wie wir am Morgen immer als allererstes auf die Altstadt von Split geschaut haben und über uns Tausende von Schwalben flogen. Eine kleine Warnung: die Kirchturmglocken können sehr laut sein und sie läuten am Sonntag schon ganz früh morgens!
We stayed here for 2 nights in May 2006 - I chose this hotel based on TripAdivisor reviews but be aware that they are now recommended by Frommer's Croatia 2006 (published May 1,2006) and rated as a "Find". I showed the staff the review and they were so excited to see it. The hotel is well located right next to the Silver Gate so easily accessible if you arrive by ferry or the Croatia Airlines airport bus. Our room was on the first floor and was quite roomy - large bed, desk, large armoire and luggage bench, extra small chair, TV and mini-fridge (you can put your own items in there!!), nice wood floors, a small but very adequate bathroom with stall shower. The restaurant Tifani is also quite good. Breakfast is not a buffet like some other larger hotels, but the staff will make whatever you request. We enjoyed our stay - our room was on the first floor overlooking the restaurant terrace but we did not open the window as it was rather warm so we ran the a/c - yes, a/c and it was WONDERFUL!!! Highly recommend this hotel, but you will need to reserve way in advance because they have only 12 rooms and the word is out. If you can stay here, you will have a terrific experience.
Peristil was perfect
we just returned from a 13 day vacation in croatia. we (a family of 4 with two sons 22 and 26) stayed at the hotel peristil for two nights. the location is right in the heart of town- close to everything and attached to diocletian's palace- very cool!. the rooms are lovely, very comfortable and modern. eventhough our room overlooked a busy restaurant and gathering place, when we put the air conditioning on and closed the windows it was very quiet. the breakfasts were very good- they made eggs and omelets to order among other things to eat. the management was very accomodating and helpful. all in all the hotel was spotlessly clean and "the best choice" for a hotel stay in split.
We originally followed the Lonely Planet guide book to find hotels in Split but were sorely disappointed when we ended up way out of old town amongst some high rise standard hotel types.
Fantastic Hotel - A must if you visit Split !!
This hotel is not listed in many guide books but must be the best place to stay in Split. The staff are really friendly, the rooms very well decorated and the breakfast is great. We stayed for 3 nights in July and I will never forget looking out over Split old town first thing in the morning with thousands of swallows flying over head. One word of caution - the church bells can be very loud and start very early on a Sunday morning !
This hotel is not listed in any of the three books I purchased on Croatia, and I booked this hotel based solely on the one review I found on trip advisor, but that was the very best decision I ever made!!! We stayed 4 nights and found this hotel to be absolutely lovely! The location is perfect! The rooms are clean and decorated very nicely. The staff went out of their way to make our stay delightful. They even helped a friend of ours who was not staying at the hotel with some phone calls that required translations! Even when we had checked out of the hotel, as we were planning to cruise the islands for a week, we were delayed due to weather and as our group was wondering the palace grounds, I desperately needed to use a toilette, and sheepishly stepped inside the lobby and asked to use the facilities in their bar/dining area, I was met with a wonderful greeting for not only me to come in, but all of us were ushered inside (it was raining) and they were so very gracious!! The breakfast was amazing, fresh eggs and breads were out of this world! We had dinner there two nights and enjoyed both meals. They have a wonderful selection of Croatian wines and we took a bottle of 'Bubbly' to our room each night! I would stay here again and again!!! Thank you Hotel Peristil for the wonderful experience you provided us!
Very friendly and good standard
Hi, we stayed in this hotel 2 nights and can very much recommend it to others. The location is perfect, breakfast is very good and the staff helpful and friendly. It offers good value too. It was very clean and the rooms were cosy and of a good standard. We are comming back!
I booked the Hotel Peristil based on the Trip Advisor review I read along with the fact that other hotels in Split didn't get back to me when I requested reservations. We stayed there two nights.
Sleep Luxuriously within 1700 year old Roman Ruins!
What a treat! This small family-run hotel is within the walls of Old Town! Exposed stone in your modernly appointed elegant room, with windows looking down on the market and cafes. You are treated like family and the restaurant is the best one we dined in our 4 days in Split. Everything about this experience was elegant and easy! We stayed up late one night sipping Grappa with the owners and soaking in as much local color as we could. On my last day, one of the owners helped me with my bags all the way down to the pier to catch the Croatia Airline bus to the airport. What a dream. I can't reccomend this hotel enough!!!!