Hotel Vestibul Palace
Hotel Vestibul Palace is located in the heart of the Diocletian palace, between the emperor’s chambers and the emperor’s square “Peristile”, a place which used to be reserved only for the gods. The hotel was created by merging three palaces from three different periods: Romanic, Gothic and Renaissance, with the wall elements of Diocletian’s palace, and the original niches from the time of the Romans. The hotel is a combination between the modern and the antique, where the modern design of the interior is interwoven with the original walls of the Roman time. All the furniture is hand-made and remarkably crafted.
I arrived at Hotel Vestibul Palace pretty late in the evening and was met outside of the walls of Split by Tomislas. It was so late that some of the walkways within the Old City were closed, so he wanted to make sure that I found my way – it was so nice and a great welcome to the hotel!
I was blown away just by the walk to Hotel Vestibul Palace. We walked right by the heart of Diocletian’s Palace, which was just a minute walk from the front door of the hotel. In fact, when I was shown my room I realized that it wasn’t even that far – my room actually shared a wall with the Vestibul of Diocletian’s Palace. It was amazing! Truly one of the most incredible hotel rooms that I have ever stayed in, as it doesn’t get much closer to history than that.
The room itself, even without the wall, was spectacular. It was so nice, had tons of space, and a very large bathroom as well. There was such a sweet welcome basket in my room that was filled with fruit. I really appreciated it as I hadn’t had time to eat that evening! It was perfect.
Tomislas let me know that as there were very few people staying in the hotel that night that I could be served breakfast in my room the next morning if I would like. And of course I did! After a great night sleep I woke up to have a fantastic omelet and fruit platter served right to my room.
I then walked out the door right into the Palace to start my day in Split. I spent two great nights at Hotel Vestibul Palace. The room itself was incredible, but the hospitality was also top notch. Apart from all of the other amazing gestures throughout my stay, I was given a packed lunch for my early morning bus ride upon my departure. It was such a kind gesture! I can’t thank Hotel Vestibul Palace enough for one of the best stays of my trip so far. It truly was like living in Diocletian’s Palace!
Check out my blog post from Croatia to read more about my stay:
To learn more visit the Hotel Vestibul Palace website here.