21 Apr 2019 - 22 Apr 2019
2 guests - 1 room
With its calm turquoise waters, rugged ancient buildings and a lively after-hours vibe, Split is one of Croatia's most exciting holiday destinations. The stunning location on the southern Dalmatian coast is bound to captivate sun-seekers, while the thousand-year-old Diocletian's Palace will keep history buffs entertained for hours. It's the perfect combination of cultural getaway and sunshine escape.
We've put together a quick guide to some of Split's most popular neighbourhoods, making it easier to find the best place to stay in Split.
Split city centre
Sightseers who love being in the heart of the action will adore hotels in Split City Centre. The whole neighbourhood is one big open-air museum, with buildings dating back thousands of years. Traditional restaurants line the street, so you can easily sample Croatian delicacies like pogača and škripavac.
Hotels near Bacvice beach are a must for sun worshippers. The sandy beach with its shallow waters is perfect for families travelling with small children – can you say "sandcastle competition"? There's always a lifeguard on duty on this Blue Flag beach, which is beloved by locals as well as tourists.
There's plenty of buzz at Znjan Beach, with lots of big name hotels and brightly-lit cocktail bars lining the seafront. There's lots in the way of children's entertainment, making this neighbourhood just as popular with families as it is with party animals.
Hikers will love hotels near Marjan, a pine-covered hill that sits between Split city and the sea. Hotels in Marjan are also ideal for those on a romantic vacation, as the peaceful forest is the perfect spot to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle.
Cheap hotels in Split
Croatia is a favourite holiday spot for bargain hunters, and finding cheap hotels in Split is a piece of cake. It's even easier with our search tools. Filter the hotels in Split based on the amenities you need (whether that's an outdoor swimming pool or Wi-Fi) and then arrange them based on price, from low to high.
Some of our users' favourite budget hotels in Split are:
Split Apartments – The peaceful location of these apartments (each one with air conditioning and a bit of outdoor space) has made it one of our users' favourite bargains.
Tchaikovsky Hostel Split – A boutique hostel in the city centre, with no curfew or lockouts: ideal for nightlife seekers. Guests especially liked the vibe and fast free Wi-Fi.
Apartments Villa Simoni – This low-cost hotel is in a handy location near the beach and public transport. Guests particularly liked the friendly customer service.
Summer is the most popular time to visit Split, so if you want to save a bit of money it's best to aim for the shoulder seasons: spring and autumn. The weather is at its best from April to September. If you visit in September the sea is still warm enough to swim in, but you'll avoid the tourist crowds (and soaring temperatures of July and August). May and June are the best months if you're planning on hiking or mountain biking, as it's generally cool but sunny.
Cheapest time to visit Split
Split is at its quietest from September to May, and low tourist demand usually means cheaper room rates. Visit in January for bargain-basement prices.
Last-minute deals in Split are hard to come by during the summer months, so if you're planning a holiday in Split it's best to sort out your room as early as possible. Hotel prices go up when demand is high, so it's best to avoid the high season (June to August) and big festivals.
When you search with us, you don't need to worry too much about timing. We'll always show you the cheapest rates, direct from the hotel and through travel agencies, so you'll always get the best deal on your Split hotel.
If you’re looking for a great weekend trip from Zagreb, try embarking on a four and a half hour drive down to Split. Split is a picturesque city on the coast full of foreign markets and food. The town’s vibe is relaxed – it’s a phenomenal place to sit outside sipping wine while taking in the view. The real highlight of the city is Diocletian's Palace, which was built for an ancient Roman emperor.
Split is wonderful place to see in Croatia. I loved the coast and I would love to see it again. To be honest, I would definitely want to visit again this summer, but we are still not sure. Although, Split is a incredible city. The thing we liked the most was the famous Dioklecijan Palace, which is absolutely extraordinary. The tour guide explained us everything and we were fascinated with it. It belonged to the Romans Emperor which is super cool to listen and see. Although everything is kind of different there are still some thing left from that time. I recommend this place to everyone.
Split is great place to wander in June. Loads of historical buildings, restaurants, a maze of streets. Compact size, friendly people.
We just got back from a short one week vacation from Split, Croatia and I have to tell you that it is a real gem for anyone who loves to spend quality time in a quality place. This location has it all - historical cities, monuments for those who like to learn a bit while traveling (just a few of my recommendations: Diocletian's Palace,Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, Ivan Mestrovic Gallery), the perfect climate for everyone, and of course the magical Adriatic Sea. If you book a hotel make sure to book as close to the shore as possible. Although this time we chartered a great boat from Sailo (last time we had a good deal with them in Oyster Bay as well). It is like killing a bird with one stone - if you know what I mean - you have the accommodation and you have the entertainment, all in one. And of course, if you are a gourmand you will be in a paradise: amazing local cuisine, fresh seafood etc. Best week in Europe this far. What do you think we should visit next? Any recommendation?