Hotel Peristil

Poljana kraljise Jelene 5, Split, 21000, Croatia

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    with a 1,500-year old Diocletian Palace wall for y

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    Under construction!!!

    LOCATION:
    The hotel is part of the 1,500-year old Diocletian Palace. It is at the Silver Gate (east) of the palace.

    ACCESS:
    Walk: At the Silver Gate (east) of the Diocletian Palace.

    Drive: make sure to drive along the narrow street Hrvojeva right under the east wall from north to south. When you get to the Silver Gate, ask hotel staff to help you park your car in a safer place.

    Parking:
    There is no on-site parking for guests, but the hotel staff could help you with parking somewhere else.

    RECEPTION:
    Hotel staff is very friendly.

    ROOM:
    Our room was on the top floor, it uses the old wall as part of its walls. The very low arched window facing east has a view of the Church just outside of the wall, and if you try really hard sticking your head way out, you probably can see the Green Market beyond through the very small open of the window on the very thick wall.

    The north side window has a view of the wall and the part within the wall, including the bell tower and the Cathedral and the Bell Tower. The room is spacious with a very traditional deco with old feelings.

    The bed was reasonably comfortable.

    BATHROOM:
    Bath room is rather small, with one pedestal sink, no counter top space for laying out stuff. The toilet flush uses a string (old style again). The shower is a 2’x2’ size, with good volume of hot water.

    BREAKFAST:
    Breakfast is included in the room rate. Since it is a small hotel, one has to order from their menu for breakfast. It has a reasonable selection of choices including various cheese, jams, coffee, orange juice, omlette or scrabbled egg (both with ham, mushroom, or vegetable); breads, corn flakes; and fresh fruit (banana, apple, pear, and oranges).

    DINNER:
    The hotel also runs a restaurant to public. We had a dinner at its out-door area, with a nice view of the palace wall, the bell tower and the cathedral.

    It serves typical Dalmatian style food, grilled fish, with vegetables, and meat dishes.

    Menu of almost all restaurants have typical format with appetizers, cold and hot dishes, fish dishes, meat dishes, side dishes, and desserts. Some even have a section ‘sauces’ (do you order sauce to go with grilled fish separately?).

    See my restaurant tip for details (the food was very good).

    INTERNET:
    Somehow the wireless access (supposedly free) simply did not work when we were there.

    Unique Quality: Is part of the historic Diocletian Palace/the old town, walking distance to everywhere. Only 100 meters away from the water front; next to the lively green market. Having 1,500-year old wall for the rooms!

    Directions: Walk: At the Silver Gate (east) of the Diocletian Palace.

    Drive: Manage to drive southward along the pedestrian street Hrvojeva to the Silver Gate. Then ask hotel staff to help you park your car in a safer place.

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    Not quite the Emperor's bedroom...

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    ... but built within his palace, this is definitely a hotel with a unique location!

    Hotels inside the walls of Split's Old City are very few and far between - in fact to my knowledge there are only two - the Peristil and the Adriana. I can't vouch for the Adriana as I haven't stayed there, though friends who have found it perfectly adequate if a little noisy.

    I have stayed at the Peristil and would never describe it as merely "adequate" - we were more than happy with the rooms (quiet, comfortably stylish, spotlessly clean and cool) and the service (helpful, friendly staff, delicious breakfast (included in the room rate) served on the terrace) , and the location is peerless. It's not a cheap option but how many hotels do you know of that come with such an imperial address.

    I would definitely recommend the Peristil, with one proviso - book early - there are only 12 rooms and demand is high.

    Unique Quality: Built right into the palace walls (one wall of our daughter's room was actually the ancient stone) and literally a minute's walk from the very centre of the Old City, some rooms have a view of the Peristil and the Cathedral. It's this marvellous location that makes the Peristil special but there is perhaps a downside to it - it didn't worry us but it could be if walking and carrying your bags more than from kerb to door is a problem - the whole of the old city is a pedestrianized zone and you'll have to carry your bags from your dropping off point outside the walls.

    If you're bringing a car, parking can be a bit tricky - but perseverance should get you a spot in the public car park on the Riva and there's no limit on the time you can leave it there. You can walk pretty well everywhere in Split that you might want to see sightseeing and the ferry terminal is a 10 minute walk at most.

    The staff are very helpful and welcoming. The hotel has no lift - and a tiny entrance - but suitcases are quickly whipped upstairs and there's someone on hand to help with bags when leaving if required.

    Lunch at the terrace restaurant was excellent - and how nice to have a cool room so close at hand to return to for a short siesta after a morning's sightseeing and a long lunch

    Directions: Right beside the Silver Gate into the Old City - walk through the Green Market by the wall and look for the little postern gate just before the main entry or enter by the Silver Gate itself

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Stay in Split in style

by TheWanderingCamel about Hotel Peristil

You don't have many options if you want to stay within the Roman walls of Split's Old City. How nice then to find somewhere as charming as the Hotel Peristil. It's not a cheap option but how many hotels can you stay in that are built inside a Roman Emperor's summer palace? The rooms weren't the biggest hotel rooms we've ever stayed in - but they were comfortably stylish, spotlessly clean and cool.

Helpful staff, the delicious breakfast (included in the room rate) served on the terrace and a peerless location - all in all, certainly recommendable and a hotel we would return to ... in fact we are, this year. I'll have to follow my own advice and book well in advance - there are only 12 rooms and demand is high. Built right into the palace walls (one wall of our daughter's room was actually the ancient stone) and literally a minute's walk from the very centre of the Old City, some rooms have a view of the Peristil and the Cathedral. It's this marvellous location that makes the Peristil special but there is perhaps a downside to it - it didn't worry us but it could be if walking and carrying your bags more than from kerb to door is a problem.

If you're bringing a car, parking can be a bit tricky - the whole of the old city is a pedestrian-only zone - but perseverance should get you a spot in the public car park on the Riva and there's no limit on the time you can leave it there. You can walk pretty well everywhere in Split that you might want to see sightseeing and the ferry terminal is a 10 minute walk at most.

The staff are very helpful and welcoming. The hotel has no lift - and a tiny entrance - but suitcases are quickly whipped upstairs and there's someone on hand to help with bags when leaving if required.

Lunch at the terrace restaurant was excellent - and how nice to have cool room so close at hand to return to for a short siesta after a morning's sightseeing and a long lunch.

A gem of an hotel!

by TripAdvisor Member SuefromSA

Based on the tripadvisor reviews, my husband, our 13 year old son and I booked here for 4 nights (3 - 6 Sep). What a win! Superb location within part of Diocletian's Palace - splendid to have breakfast in a charming courtyard with a Roman arch! Very central to the Riva (beachfront boulevard), tourist info and market. Short walk (5 - 10 mins) to bus station, port and beach. Delightful room, tastefully furnished and air-conditioned (most welcome in the searing heat), spotless bathroom (shower only), really good breakfasts (orange juice, fruit salad, cereal, eggs and bacon or delicious omelettes, coffee or tea) and very friendly and efficient staff. Cannot recommend it highly enough!

Sue Briggs, South Africa

Fantastic!!

by TripAdvisor Member Saxy

After reading the reviews on Trip Advisor we booked this hotel and were very happy with it.
Excellent Hotel, perfect location, very friendly staff (especially Daliborka - who made us feel very welcome!).
Good Breakfast. Clean and comfortable rooms.
Only negative comment I would make would be the level of noise late at night.

Peristil Perfect

by TripAdvisor Member McIzzy

Our group of seven LOVED our stayed at the Peristil. This small, somewhat tricky-to-find hotel is right in the heart of the action. The rooms were totally modern (yet charming) and crispy clean. The entire staff (a family-run business) was extremely friendly and available to help with anything we needed throughout our stay. Since the weather was perfect, we ate breakfast and several dinners on the patio in front of the hotel. The restaurant service was a bit spotty, but carried out with such good spirit and intent that it was easy to overlook. The food, especially the seafood, was excellent. Seven thumbs up for the Peristil!

A very good hotel experience

by TripAdvisor Member Vespar

Stayed at the Peristil as a lone traveller at the end of August begining of September 2006 during a trip through Croatia.
From the moment I arrived I loved my stay here. The hotel is small and friendly and they allocated me a fantastic corner room on the 3rd floor with views towards the Cathedral. This was welcome because usually, as a lone traveller, hotels charge premium room rates and then proceed to treat you as if you have a highly infectious disease, dumping you in the smallest room room with a terrible view and ingnoring you in the bar and restaurant!

Not at the Peristil, they got it just right, friendliness and concern without over familiarity. A great little hotel!
I would definitely stay here again, Split is a wonderful place to explore for a few days and I think that my overall experience here was one of the best on my trip.

Wonderful Hotel in a Great Location

by TripAdvisor Member ConsummateTraveler

This is a wonderful hotel in a great location. The building shares a wall with Diocletian’s Palace. It is at the East gate next to the Cathedral. Our room was not large, but well laid out with nice furnishings and a comfortable bed. Good bedside tables with reading lights a writing desk and plenty of closet space and hooks and a small refrigerator hidden in a lovely piece of furniture. The décor is warm and inviting and very nicely appointed. The bathroom was compact but nicely arranged and very clean. We were in room 102 which looks out to the restaurant area and walking area leading to the cathedral and noise was not a problem. The rear facing rooms, unless on upper floors, most likely have a views of another building. There is no elevator so we requested and received a room on the first floor. They have a nice restaurant where they serve a very generous breakfast that is included in the room rate. There is both inside and outside seating. The staff was very helpful and polite. They also have drivers available to take you to trains or airport.

Great place

by TripAdvisor Member callaw

Situated in the wall of the Diocletian palace, very near the harbor esplanade and overlooking the ancient 'peristil' and bell tower, this hotel has great location and very comfortable rooms. It was the only place we stayed in either Croatia or Italy that took individual orders as part of the breakfast. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the view into the peristil was fantastic. The only drawback would be the lack of an elevator, but, hey, you walk all over town, why not walk up a couple flights of stairs. It's worth it.

Split

by LiliCanada

"A youthful city"

The first thing I noticed about Split, is how many young people there are. Teenagers, young couples, and young families swarm along the pier and the main drag in Diocletian's Palace. The second thing I noticed is the fasionable way people dress. Even mothers wore mini skirts with the fancy stockings and pointy high heels.

Situated on the ocean, Split's major attraction is Diocletian's palace. It spans a huge area. We stayed in the Hotel Peristil, right in the palace. The highlight for us was not the many beautiful shops with amazing shoes and clothes. It was the cathedral of St. Duje. Wow. Incredibly high ceiling in this all stone structure. Numerous stone statues with fine detail and breath-takinginly gorgeous carved windows. Each part, the altar, where they keep the Blessed Sacrament, the statue of Pope John Paul XXIII, the crucifix, it's all so beautiful. We went to mass there, and met a very nice nun who had lived in the palace all her life. She couldn't speak english and we couldn't speak Croatian, but luckily my mother and her found common ground in the language of German!

Diocletian (245 to 313 AD) was known in history as a persecutor of Christians. It is now quite ironic that his very own mausoleum has become the main Cathedral of Split, the oldest Catholic cathedral in the world.

3,000 people live inside Diocletian's Palace. It's a city all unto it's own, complete with shops, delicatessens, restaurants, churches, museums, and apartments. But there is much more beyond the palace to see in this big city! The Bell Tower right above the cathedral of St. Duje (St. Domnius in english) you must climb. Because when you get to the top, you can see much of Split, the surrounding mountains, the ocean, the bustling city and all it's structures. What I liked was they have a huge soccer (football if you're there) arena with what looks like a retractable roof, like the Skydome in Toronto, Canada. Very impressive. The Croatians are very good at soccer/football.

We walked along the waterfront and looked at the tugboats, ocean liners, and yachts. Long rows of tented restaurants/cafes lined the whole front of the pier. It was November 1st while we were there, which is All Souls Day in the catholic church. Because Croatia has such a huge catholic population, entire streets were lined with flower vendors and just about everyone was running around with bunches of flowers in their hands. People in business suits, mothers with children, guys on motor-bikes...they all had flowers. Then my mother told me All Saints Day is actually a national holiday in Croatia. They place the flowers on the graves of their beloved and pray God will accept them into heaven. How beautiful.

We only stayed one day in Split so we didn't go to any of the islands. Next time.

What I will remember of this lovely city, is our last night we went to a small pizzaria down a very narrow cobblestone street. Inside was cozy, wooden beams, dimly lit with candles. Good food, nice to see all the young people enjoying themselves and my mother and I had our last meal in a land we will never forget!

"A view of Split from the Bell Tower"

We climbed the Be;; Tower and saw more pretty red roofs!

"The Gate to Diocletian's Palace"

This was our view from our hotel room

Forum Posts

SAFE overnight parking near the Palace of Diocletian

by FreeCloud

Hotel Peristil AT the Palace does NOT have parking facility for its customers. Where can we park over night safely and with reasonable cost?

While there are limitedparking spaces just south of the Palace, we do not know 1) how easy (mid-week in May, during the day or evening) to find a space there; 2) if it is safe to park a rental car overnight, and
3) and how much it would cost per night/day.

Any quick help will be highly appreciated (we will be there in a few days)!

Thanks in advance!

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Address: Poljana kraljise Jelene 5, Split, 21000, Croatia