9 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Great hotel rigt in the centre of Split
"We decided at the last minute to spend a week in Croatia and wanted to spend the first few nights in Split. Other hotels were fully booked but I am very glad that the Hotel Peristil had a room available. The hotel is not difficult to find once you know that the "Peristil" where it is located refers to the entire square and not just the one side of the square that is labelled with this name. A useful landmark is the bell tower which looms over the square, the hotel is almost next door. From the Riva where the Croatian Airlines airport bus stops it's a short walk through the pedestrianised old town to get to the hotel. We received a warm welcome at the hotel, our room was on the first floor at the front above the restaurant, we found there was very little noise from the diners below. The room was clean, comfortable and cool. The hotel is ideally situated, right in the centre of the old town, in fact it is within the old walls of the Diocletian Palace so you can't get much more central than that! Breakfast was included in the cost of the room and the restaurant staff were very friendly. We had fresh fruit, coffee, bread and jam and eggs cooked any way we liked (we had hardboiled one day and an omelette the next). This will definitely be our first choice on our next trip to Split."
- Travel date: 27th August 2006
Small and Friendly within the Walled City
"This hotel has only twelve rooms and the staff is very friendly. It is located adjoining one of the walls of the 3C Diocletian Palace and is very convenient for sightseeing in the old town. The hotel is very new and the rooms are modern with good air conditioning, nice bathroom with tub and shower. We were lucky to have the best room on the top (3rd floor) with a fantastic view of the cathedral. I think the room # was 312. A consideration relative to mobility is that there are no elevators so one has to walk 3 flights of stairs to get to the top floor. We didn't mind but some might. One other potential negative is that the taxis can't drive all the way to the hotel since there are no cars allowed within the old town. We paid about 135 Euros plus tax per night which we thought was very reasonable given the location and the quality of the property. The owner was very friendly and helpful with any questions that we had. The restaurant was very convenient with indoor and outside patio seating. The food was very good but in a casual setting with a good vairety."
- Travel date: 23rd August 2006
Wonderful Small Hotel
"Newly refurbed small hotel located right at one of the gates to old town. Rooms are small, but spotless with new furnishings. Great location for wandering around old town and just a short walk to cafes along promenade/seafront. Hotel is clearly owned/managed by someone who cares about the property. Good value for money, but if you fancy splurging there is also another new boutique hotel close by called 'Vestibule Palace' which consists of three converted palaces, and is wonderfully designed managing to combine modern clean lines with orignal Roman walls! We only ate at the restaurnant which was fantastic but the rooms looked wonderful - definitely somwhere to stay for a treat!"
- Travel date: 20th August 2006
Best of the Best
"We stayed at Hotel Peristil after a week of sailing in Croatia. It is perfectly located in the heart of the historic palace and open air markets. It is close to the docks and bus stops. We had rooms 303 & 304. Excellent views, clean, spacious and wonderfully decorated. Breakfast was good, the restaurant is excellent, and the staff are excellent. We especially appreciated the "hotel taxi" service to the airport. This hotel is worth the price based upon location alone and the fact that it is a classy place makes it a real bargain."
- Travel date: 31st July 2006
Hotel Peristil - A European charming Hotel plus 5 star service and food
"In July we spent two days at the Hotel Peristil and the location is centrally located. Even though it is classified as a 3-star hotel, the location, the staff, and the food are 5 star quality. The only thing that makes it a 3-star hotel is that there isn't an elevator. This was not a problem as the staff will take your luggage to your room and retrieve them when it is time to leave. We had the best room in the hotel, Room 303, with a beautiful view of the Cathedral, the Peristil, and the street below. The breakfast is included in the price of the room and consists of anything that you want, omelettes, juice, cereal, fruit, yogurt, and the most delicious bread. For dinner, we ate some of the best otopus that we have ever eaten, and if you are not satisfied with your entree, they will substitute something else. What really makes this hotel special though is the staff: Milecaktas the owner, Daliborka at the desk, Gorana the waitress, and Mario the taxi driver who picked us up at the airport for a reasonable charge. The staff will go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. Even though the weather was July hot, the A/C worked well. One evening while we were there we watched a rehearsal of Don Giovanni in the square and it was so romantic. [--]"
- Travel date: 27th July 2006
Fantastic, but not easy to find...
"We stayed 2 nights at Hotel Peristil and picked it based on reviews on Tripadvisor. Happily, the fantastic reviews we read turned out to be spot on - it was a great place to stay. There was an initial hiccup - finding the place... there's not really a sign up to speak of, and the email directions referring to the silver gate and them being easy to find didn't quite turn out to be the case. For anyone looking for the hotel, accept that there's no sign you'll see and then it is easy to find - head to the east gate of Diocletian's palace (right hand side of the palace as you are looking up from the harbour) and the hotel is just inside the gate on then on the left hand side - you walk up 2 or 3 steps and thru outdoor seating for a restaurant. The room was good - clean and tidy, aircon, and like the whole place it had a bit of character. Small and friendly and breakfasts were great. Would highly recommend Hotel Peristil - great location, great experience."
- Travel date: 19th July 2006
Pay Cash - Hotel Peristil
"I recently stayed there in june. Not only was it a pleasant experience, once we got there in the square!, we had a 50% saving due to paying cash! What a great way to finsh a 3 day stay!!"
- Travel date: 11th July 2006
Superb hospitality in a perfect location
"The Tripadvisor was where we heard about the Peristil as it wasn't in any of the guide books having only been re-opened in the last two years. It's staff are just wonderful and completely conmmitted to giving a fantastic service, with great warmth and humour. We had a room with a knock-out view of one of the palace squares, the cathedral and Peristyle, and in the distance the sea. This setting, combined with the beautifully tasteful decor, down to the brass taps and spaciously curved showers in the bathroom, created a charming almost old world atmosphere. We ate there too and had sumptuous breakfasts and delicious evening meals in the little courtyard at the entrance ot the hotel and within the palace walls. As we were arriving by air and going out to the island of Vis by ferry, the hotel was fantastically well placed being only a few minutes walk to the Croatia airline bus, and the ferry terminal. Bed and breakfast came to 900 euros, so not cheap, but for what we experienced it was more than worth it, and we will return should our travels ever take us back to Split."
- Travel date: 3rd July 2006
A lovely hotel in a perfect location
"The Hotel Peristil has to be in the best location in Split. It's a five-minute walk from the ferry and bus terminals, and is actually part of the old walls of Diocletian's Palace. Right outside the door is the Peristyle, a great square for people watching and relaxing. There were lots of historical attractions right outside the hotel, and the big daily market was also very close. Our room was clean and comfortable (though fairly small), and best of all was air-conditioned and had a TV. The bathroom was small but spotless. The included breakfast was very good and was in the attached restaurant, which has indoor and outdoor tables. The hotel is very reasonably priced. However, there was no elevator and the entrance was a little hard to find when we first arrived."
- Travel date: 26th June 2006
Hotel Peristil is also called
- Peristil Hotel
- peristil hotel split