8 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Paradise in the city
"We stayed in split after a sailing tour and were a little wary of the quality of the hotels based on what our fellow travelers experiences had been before our departure. When we found the Hotel Slavija we were pleasantly surprised, we had a great room that was cool, clean and refreshing. We even had a small private patio where we had afternoon canapÃ©s and drink and our breakfast in the morning. The breakfast was not so great but that was our general experience all over Croatia. Go there, stay there and enjoy!"
- Travel date: 19th April 2008
Hot little hotel in fabulous setting
"We loved this little swanky place! Great rooms, great beds, great staff, excellent location and great prices! Great air conditioning and the hotel has done a verygood job at keeping the noice out from the nearby clubs. We would go back there again!"
- Travel date: 7th August 2007
"We had stayed at the Peristil hotel previously and wanted to return for one night but they were (understandably) fully booked. The owner of the Peristil kindly rang around to find us a hotel to stay the night and organised the whole booking for us at the Slavija. We had left the Katarina Cruise lines tour earlier due to heat exhaustion in our cabin. The Slavija hotel was well located, clean, very cool and effective air conditioning prevailed and the reception staff were efficient. Breakfast was a little ordinary. For the price it was ok. My husband liked it more than I did, I found it adequate to average."
- Travel date: 4th August 2007
"Booked through Adriatica.net. Price 110 Euro for double. Hotel has been renovated since bad reviews that are listed from 2005. The hotel is above one of the busiest hotspots in Split, however the superb air conditioning and double glazed windows meant that we could not hear a sound during the night. The ensuite shower and toilet are also brand new and spotlessly clean. Bath and handtowel provided along with sachet shampoo and soap. Breakfast is continentaly - breads, pastries, boiled eggs, tea, juice, yoghurt, cheese and jams. The hotel was tricky to find, but worth the search. A superb central location, great for exploring the Palace and old town - great value for a great nights sleep. Also the two people who were at reception were extremely helpful. The room was not ready when we arrived at 10am (to be expected) but they looked after our bags while we walked around for an hour until it was ready. The hotel is in a pedestrianised area, so perhaps not suitable if you have a lot of luggage as taxi can't take you to the door. We had a couple of big wheely bags and were fine - only few minutes walk from where taxi dropped us off. On departure taxi to airport was arranged for us and the taxi driver walked to hotel so that we would be sure not to miss him."
- Travel date: 1st July 2007
Hotel Slavija - good value for the price
"We travelled to Split from Plitivice Park by bus. It was a long trip since the bus (as are all buses in Croatia) was a local bus. But we saw some beautiful scenery and villages along the way. The Split bus station is minutes away from Diocletianâs Place. We found the Hotel Slavija no problem at all inside the walls. We decided to pay the premium for the room as we wanted to be inside the walls and close the port and bus station. The hotel is quite small. The staff are friendly and helpful. Our first night though we were located in a small room that faced the local pub. Music blared to all hours of the nights. The next morning we requested a room change and we moved to the other side of the building. This room was much quieter and had a nice balcony overlooking the roofs of the other buildings within the Palace walls. We were very happy with the new room. The Palace is absolutely wonderful â the sights are amazing. We could not help reflecting that Diocletian himself walked these streets. The cathedral built over his tomb is very beautiful and it preserved the essential outline of the tomb. The hotel is five minutes from the main old square and approximately 15 minutes from the modern centre of the city. Restaurants abound nearby as do the pubs and slasticarnas. We took two day trips from Split. We boarded a regular ferry service for the island of Hvar to visit Hvar town and Stari Grad. A bus leaves form the Hvar port when the fury arrives to take passengers to Hvar town. We spent about two hours in the town â a beautiful harbour. We then took a regular island bus to Stari Grad for a look at this town. We ate in a restaurant called Jurin Podrum â an excellent meal served by a pleasant young man. We walked back to the port along the waterfront trail. A full day but easily done on our own. We also took an all day tour with the Atlas company to Mostar. We decided that the local bus service would have taken way too long and was not possible to visit Mostar in one day. The Atlas tour was excellent with a very good guide. Mostar still suffers from the effects of the war although the city has made great strides to rebuild. A very nice day trip. Split is an exciting and energetic cit with lots to see and withing easy day trips of many other sites. The Hotel Slavija is ideally situated to take advantage of all the city has to offer."
- Travel date: 13th May 2007
"We were hesitant to book this property based on previous review, but were very pleased with what we found. The location is great, right inside the old Palace walls and is easy to find. There is a small but steep staircase to climb to reach the hotel, and no lift inside the property which is 3-4 stories... so travel light. Rooms are very basic, but clean and tidy. Out room had a balcony and overlooked the rustic tiled roofs of other Palace buildings and below was very popular Turkish inspried outdoor bar, which was noisy and popular with students. The noise was not too bad and did die down around midnight, with windows and shutters closed we were not bothered by it. Make sure you get a room with aircon... Spit can get very hot... and if you want a quiet room... closing the window is essential. This is a fairly basic property, breakfast is filling and plentiful and the location made this an easy base for exploring great Split."
- Travel date: 29th November 2006
A noisy night!
"The hotel location is very convenient (being in the ancient palace, close to bus station and all), and the rate is ok (we paid KN 650 per night), but much to our surprise, it was very noisy. The hotel is at the 2nd floor, right below a busy bar. On weeknights, the noise level is bearable, but when it hits weekends, you will totally regret to stay there, for it is impossible to enjoy the much needed rest. For convenient location sake, maybe the nearby Hotel Bellevue will be a better choice, but I am not sure about the price."
- Travel date: 1st November 2005
A clean room in the old city
"Our Footprint Croatia book described this hotel as seedier, but cheaper, with the redeeming quality being its location in the old city- the only hotel in the old city I think. Since then they have renovated and raised prices. We had a clean room with a brand new bathroom and a balcony. The hotel itself had clearly been renovated to be simple and modern and prices were higher than listed in the books. We enjoyed the location just steps from Diocletians palace and the staff let us store quite a bit of luggage for the day after checking out."
- Travel date: 24th April 2005
Hotel Slavija is also called
- slavija hotel split