The Dioklecijan Hotel & Residence will win you over with its handy location. It’s a smart, boutique-style property on the outskirts of Split’s centre, just a 10-minute walk from the nearest shops and restaurants but with peaceful, residential surroundings. It’s less than a five-minute taxi ride to the port from here, and with daytrips to dreamy isles like Hvar and Brac on offer, this makes for a great base for exploring.
There’s a miniature pool up on the roof deck, edged by loungers, parasols and a bar where the hotel’s staff whip up fruity cocktails. The views from up here are superb, and encompass Split’s terracotta rooftops and the sparkling Adriatic Sea. There’s more in the way of rest and relaxation available indoors, where you’ll find a state-of-the-art spa for treatments.