Travel Blogs from Split
... about the war, Croatia, how he came to buy & open his cafe (only way to do well when he came back from the war). Prepared us a special dessert (pictured).
* the local fish market, where we saw incredibly ugly fish n where Dick quickly learned that you DO NOT take photos of the local stall ...
... in very stare provoking shorts and thongs. Only to find out that even though the weather was amazing for this time of year, no one was running ANY activities until the 1st of April...
However! On the 3rd or 4th try we managed to come across a little tour agency that couldn't resist our Australian charm, we found a guy who agreed to take the 3 of us white water rafting !!
I was a little desperate for fresh air and nature , so much so that tree ...
... photos to come. 2. Don't take too many photos of the trout. When you hike down the initial switch backs to the valley floor, you will notice hundreds of trout literally chilling in the still clear water. I will admit that they are fascinating and I too began snapping photos. This is a problem because all the other slacker tourists that have just hopped their tour bus have the same idea. This clogs up the very narrow (I mean 4') wide wooden platforms that the 1 ...
... What a pleasant surprise. Absolutely no crowd at all, in fact for most of the time, we were the only people there. The museum was full of Minoan, Hellenistic and Roman artifacts and in the 3 hours we had there, too much to comprehend in its entirety. Leaving there, we went back to the old quarter for a very pleasant lunch in a courtyard café called Apostolos. After that, we just wandered the ...
We left Zagreb at 23:00. Since the trip to Split was overnight, and we were in a sleeper car, there is not much to say about the trip. We slept and slept well.
The train arrived in Split at 8:00 as scheduled, and we immediately walked over to the Jadrolinja ferry ticket office to secure our tickets on the 9:00 boat.
Let me digress a ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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!!!!