Rated 5 out of 5 by Vincos A BEAUTIFUL RESORT AND SO MUCH MORE
OVERALL IMPRESSION: One is struck immediately by the modern grandeur of this property with its enormous expanse of marble lobby and views to the Adriatic Sea behind. The positive impression is reinforced by the well-kept grounds, beautiful dining and drinking venues, striking infinity pool and elaborate spa. Throw in proximity to some of Croatia’s most worthwhile sights and you have a property that is hard to surpass.
SPG RECOGNITION: Excellent - full frontal sea-view suite. Platinum Breakfast is full buffet in the main restaurant.
THE ROOM: Upbeat but simple seaside resort style but you can definitely feel you are in a Meridien. Large suite with spacious double balcony and gorgeous view.
LOCATION: Directly on the beach overlooking Split across the Bay. Do be aware that the hotel is not in Split per se but Podstrana some 10kms away.
EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS: The quality and extent of facilities of the Spa - this is not your ordinary “let’s throw in a spa as an afterthought” but a full-fledged “Kurhaus.”
DID NOT MEET EXPECTATIONS: Given the location of the property I find it disappointing that the hotel does not offer a year-round complimentary shuttle service into Split centre.
ONE THING TO KNOW: For a typical dining experience and excellent introduction to Croatian cuisine, don’t miss an opportunity to dine in Pivnica across the forecourt.
March 8, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by AJ27 Not on par with most SPG properties
I was disappointed with my stay at this hotel. The rooms are small and not very comfortable. As a Platinum member I did not have water in my hotel room and had to call 3 times in order to get some. The internet was also weak. There are not many places to eat nearby and one on the resort, you are faced with a crowded beach and pool area. You have to wake up early just to get a beach chair and the chairs are just plastic i.e. not comfortable. The hotel is also located about 30 min from Old Town Split. The fitness center is outdated and not clean. The water fountain was not even working (it was almost 90 degrees outside!)
July 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Explorer Good place to recharge
This was my 3rd stay at this hotel. We came by car, the hotel is easy to find, signs are helping to get there. There is a private parking lot, sometimes it's free, depending on the season time. Hotel's location is very good, very close to the sea, and easy to drive around the nearby towns which are very nice (Trogir, Omis) worth a visit. I booked two rooms for 3 nights, all rooms were nice and clean, the bathroom with bathtub and shower were great, the front desk is kind and helpful, SPG status was recognized and we got an upgraded room, the sea view from the balcony was great. The facilities such as sauna, steam bath, pool, spa are big enough and perfect as well as the refreshing tea. Help you to relax and fill up. The gym is well equipped, very good for a workout and it overlooks the sea, even you can see the sunset! Don't miss it! The sun deck is also a place to relax. The bar has an outside terrace, nice to have a drink while you have a stunning view of the sea and yachts. Sunglasses is a must. There is an intimate restaurant on the left side of the main entrance, we ate dinner there every night, food is great,wines and local beer too and the staff cooking your food in front of you, if you seat in the back. The hotel has a free shuttle to Split. We had great time during all of our stay here! Definately would come back again!
April 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by RosalindB Outstanding hotel
We booked this hotel despite several unfavorable reviews and I am so glad we did. We checked in two nights ago, staying until Saturday. So far every single staff person has been super nice and professional. The hotel feels newer, modern and with five star service and food. We are pleasantly surprised and definitely recommend it.
A couple of pointers: 1) if you choose the "green choice" know that it means absolutely no housekeeping., I.e., your bed will not be made nor towels replaced. 2). Spring for the superior rooms. You'll get a bigger room and better balcony. 3) if you unfortunately get a room above the night club or noisy area, ask to be moved to another room if they have one available. 4). If you come in high season like we did, get your towels and grab a chair before 11:00 or you might not find a spot. They do a great job trying to keep out the non-hotel guests, but even then, it is tight on space and chairs. 5) the gym could be bigger so expect to wait for a treadmill if you go in high season.
July 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MrJE Wonderful stay
We decided to go to this hotel based on the great reviews of the premises, services and restaurants. Even though we had high expectations we were delighted to see that our expectations were not only meet but exceeded.
We had booked a regular room using starpoints for five nights stay. We have two boys turning four year old later in the winter. When we arrived we received SPG gold recognition and were seated at a seperate desk for check-in and a special welcome. Our boys were really thirsty so they got complimentary cups of juice while we checked-in.
We were upgraded to an Adriatic suite which was very nice, large living room and a well-sized bathroom with both shower and bath tub. We had plenty of space in this suite and it never felt crowded. It is approx 45 sqm (500 sqf.).
The Spalatum restaurant has a great a la carte menu and a really nice wine list. We ate there a couple of nights. We tried the buffet one night (bbq) and it was better than other hotels I have stayed at.
The Penguin club in the basement was a real treat for our boys. Lot of different things to play with where they spend approx 2 hours a day.
Regarding pool and beach area, it was crowded and it feelt it was not dimensioned for the size of the hotel. However, this is most likely the busiest time of year so it is an important factor to have in mind.
We would love to come back to this hote
August 12, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by AF76 Great staff but some room issues...
Pros: Very nice staff, was greeted at the desk and given an upgrade to a suite due to my Platinum status. Room and bathroom in the suite were nicely decorated. Nice view! Good breakfast buffet.
Cons: Suite upgrade given to us was a smoking room, which we were not told initially and did not realize until late in the evening when we returned to go to bed. Since I booked a non-smoking room to begin with, I feel this should have been mentioned. The next morning, our clothes all had a vague odor and we woke up with itchy eyes as we are not smokers.
Also, and perhaps more significant to most guests: the beds are EXTREMELY hard. We woke up sore and stiff (which, combined with our itchy eyes made us quite uncomfortable).
Final item: neither TV worked (one in BR and one in entry room). By the time we turned them on it was 10pm so we didn't call for it to be fixed, but disappointing nonetheless.
April 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by akdsnf Loved the beach & the spa
This is a lovely hotel with all kinds of amenities. The beach is really great & friendly staff. Just be aware that it is several miles from the main town of Split but there is a hotel shuttle that goes in and out of town every hour from 10:30a till quite late at night. The spa facilities were very good also. Would come back in a heart beat :-)
August 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Katy Peaceful place and great service
The hotel has great features, including SPA and a lot of F&B facilities (however I would expect from breakfast more fresh items, but maybe it was too early in terms of season), however lunches and dinner were perfect. And at last but not at least - wonderful staff who anticipates your wishes! Try it!
May 16, 2013