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Last updated: 31 July, 2022
Expert travel writer: Jane Foster

Aimed at visitors who want their own luxury bolthole in Split’s magnificent car-free old town, this discreet boutique hotel lies inside Diocletian’s Palace and is popular with visiting celebs.

With just five rooms and two spacious suites (plus four more rooms in the nearby annex), it’s small enough to be able to offer truly personalised service. Steeped in history, the interior combines sections of the ancient Roman structure with modern minimalist furnishing and 21st-century gadgetry.

The hotel’s Magnus restaurant serves creative Dalmatian fare on the secluded square out front, accompanied by occasional performances of Dalmatian klapa (plainsong).

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: < 10 mins walk
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
: Nearby *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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Diocletian’s Palace

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A vast 3rd-century AD palace was Roman emperor Diocletian’s retirement home that forms the core of Split’s stunning, UNESCO-listed historic centre.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Split’s best food & drink

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A blend of Italian and Middle European cuisine, with plenty of fresh fish and seafood, dominates Split’s fresh and delicious cuisine – with traditional dishes served in konobas (tavern), and pizzerias and gelaterias on every street.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Split’s Fish Market

Split’s Fish Market

Split, Dalmatia, Croatia[0.2 miles]

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Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Bacvice Beach

Bacvice Beach

Split, Dalmatia, Croatia[0.8 miles]

A Blue-Flag, sandy beach in a sheltered bay just a ten-minute walk from Diocletian’s Palace. Locals come here to drink morning coffee at the seafront cafés and play picigin, a bizarre ball game unique to Split.

Best for ages: Any | Free

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