Split is located on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast and is the second largest city in Croatia. We absolutely loved our month in Split, from the beautiful old town, Diocletian’s Palace and beaches. So where to stay in Split? Here is our Split accommodation guide, including our recommendations for neighbourhoods in Split and the best hotels in Split Croatia.
- Absolute Splurge: The Best Hotels In Split Croatia
- Luxury For Less: Luxury Hotels In Split
- Hotels In Split Under $160/night
Where To Stay In Split? Neighbourhoods In Split
There are many different areas to stay in Split, but what is the best part of Split to stay in? The best area to stay in Split Croatia is the city centre. Within the city centre you have Diocletian’s Palace, the Old Town, and Split neighbourhoods like Bacvice and Varos Split to name a few.
I would definitely stay in the city centre, as you will have much better access to Split restaurants, the Riva and a nice atmosphere. Within the city centre, here are the best neighbourhoods in Split.
Diocletian’s Palace is perhaps the most touristy area but it also has a charm about it. The Old Town includes Diocletian’s Palace and is still quite a busy area, but you have the beautiful architecture surrounding you. The hotels in Split Old Town are often in beautiful heritage buildings. Varos is an old neighbourhood with cute cobblestone streets and is much quieter than the Old Town. It is still very central, from here you can walk to Split Old Town, Diocletian’s Palace and Marjan Hill easily. Bacvice is the area around Bacvice Beach, a popular beach in Split, so obviously a good choice for where to stay in Split near a beach. This is a little further to walk into the Old Town so I’d stay here only if you wanted to stay at the beach. Bacvice is also a good pick for where to stay in Split for nightlife.
How Long To Stay In Split Croatia?
Split is a beautiful coastal town in Croatia and also well connected to Croatia’s Dalmatian Islands. So to decide how long to stay in Split, it will depend on your Croatia Itinerary and if you use Split as a base for anywhere else.
We stayed one month in Split, but we love travelling slow. Although spending one month in Split was amazing, we are also aware it’s more on the extreme end ;)
So for a holiday to Split, we would suggest at least 2 – 3 full days to see everything in Split as a minimum. If you want to do some day trips from Split, I would add half a day to one full day for Trogir, and one full day for Krka National Park. There are a lot of other day trips from Split, so add on an extra half-day to full day for each one that interests you. This is without taking any day trips into consideration for the Dalmatian Islands. I would highly suggest staying a few nights on each island you choose to visit. They are all amazing and really worth the time. Korcula and Hvar were two of our favourites. But, if you want to do a day trip to each island from Split, I would add a full day for each island.
Booking Accommodation In Split
When booking accommodation in Split, there are two main websites that I use.
Booking.com has some of the best prices and a large number of accommodation options available, so you will be sure to find all of the best places to stay in Split Croatia. We love using it for our travels.
I love seeing what’s available from Airbnb, from getting to stay with a local host or having your own place to yourself, there’s something for everyone.
Split Accommodation Guides
We have put together a guide of our favourite accommodation in Split from our experience of our time there and research. This guide includes 5 star hotels in Split, luxury hotels in Split, boutique hotels in Split and hotels in Split under $160/night.
Please note: Prices below were based on peak season, per night and are in Australian Dollars. Prices were correct at the time of publishing this article.
Absolute Splurge: The Best Hotels In Split
Luxury For Less: Luxury Hotels In Split
Hotels In Split under $160/night
In Split, in particular, I think ‘Luxury for less’ and ‘Hotels under $160’ offer more value for money, but the properties in ‘Absolute Splurge’ do offer that luxurious touch.
We will continually update this post to make sure we’re recommending the best Split Accommodation, to help you choose where to stay in Split.
What’s your pick of where to stay in Split? Let us know if you have any questions in the comments below…
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