Staying at one of Split boutique hotels inside the old city walls, is the perfect opportunity to be in the middle of Split’s most important cultural highlights.Without a doubt, they are the perfect base for exploring the old city of Split.

It’s not every night you can reside a in the heart of the Roman emperor palace between the imperial chambers and the imperial Peristyle square.

Small boutique hotels offer more than just a comfortable place to stay. They enrich your travel experience with something different, history, culture or typical Mediterranean feeling.

Vestibul Palace Hotel, Split
Vestibul Palace hotel is in the heart of Diocletian’s Palace

I’ve selected some of hotels situated inside the UNESCO protected Diocletian Palace, for guests who appreciate a luxurious setting, highly professional staff and maximum comfort. It’s for all visitors, who want to be emperors in a palace during their stay in Split.

The old emperor palace, offers three boutique hotels, which are located in the heart of Diocletian place.

In the area from the palace’s entrance (vestibule) entering the Peristyle square, on the both sides of the square (Duje cathedral) on the right and Diocletian Jupiter’s temple on the left, there are three hotels.

Split Boutique Hotels – Vestibul Palace

This hotel, a member of the prestigious hotel chain “Small Luxury Hotels of the World”, is located in the heart of the palace between the imperial chambers and the imperial square.

Hotel Vestibul Palace
Address: Ulica Iza Vestibula 4
Phone:+385 21 329 329
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Vestibul Palace hotel room
Vestibul Palace hotel suite with handmade furniture

Vestibul Palace is built by integrating three places of different styles from the Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance with some walls of the Diocletian palace. It’s a mixture of the old and modern design.

Hotel is an example of remarkable harmony of antique and modern, from the hotel lobby with the large glass roof, eleven rooms equipped with modern handmade furniture with excellent air conditioning, plasma TVs and internet connections, and bathrooms with black marble.

Tip: Book a third-floor room (the highest floor) to enjoy the best view of the city or the hotel’s interior courtyard.

Split Boutique Hotels – Hotel Peristil

Hotel Peristil with Tiffany restaurant
Hotel Peristil with Tiffany restaurant

Although not luxurious, this friendly, comfortable hotel is right in the middle of Diocletian palace. The perfect starting point for sightseeing of the old city of Split. Very helpful staff. One room actually has a wall which was part of the old palace.

Peristil 3 stars hotel has a spectacular location, just a couple of steps away from the Silver Door.

The hotel offers 12 luxuriously furnished rooms, 9 double and 3 single rooms. Hotel’s restaurant Tiffani offers special flavors of the regional Dalmatian cuisine, prepared by the top chefs.

The extraordinary location of the hotel provides easy connection with the major transportation means.

The ferry port and airport terminal are just 100 meters away from the hotel, the bus and railway stations within 300 meters, the airport 25 km, the Bacvice beach is just 800 meters  away.

Hotel Peristil
Address: Poljana kraljice Jelene 5, 21000, Split, Croatia. See on Google Maps!Tel.+385 21 329 070. Website: Hotel Peristil.
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Split Boutique Hotels – Luxury Jupiter Hotel

Jupiter Hotel
Jupiter Hotel

Jupiter Luxury Hotel (four stars) is situated inside the UNESCO-protected Diocletian Palace, near the Temple of Jupiter.

Nestled behind ancient walls, the Jupiter Luxury Hotel is another example of perfect combination of ancient and modern without compromising the the original environments.

The individually designed rooms combine historical elements with a chic contemporary design and come with shiny bath and comfortable beds.

Besides the trendy restaurant, the hotel offers a spectacular rooftop bar with Jacuzzi.

This hotel completely renovated in 2012, has three floors and 14 double  rooms, which can be used also as three-bed rooms. All rooms are luxuriously decorated offering free Wi-Fi and air-conditioning.

Jupiter Hotel rooftop bar with jacuzzi
Jupiter Hotel rooftop bar with jacuzzi
Jupiter Luxury Hotel
Address: Grabovceva Sirina 1, 21000 Split. Phone:+385 21 786 500. Hotel website! Book a room!


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