Hotel Salona Palace
What We Love
- A brand-new, modern hotel close to Split and the Roman city of Salona, with breakfastStaying a short walk from the entrance to the Roman ruins of Salona, and just a 20-minute drive from Split
- Lounging on the private section at nearby Kasjuni Beach, where you can reserve a sunbed or cabana
- The sleek, designer-led accommodations suites that stand out for their minimalist-chic
What To Know
- The hotel offers a free shuttle to the beach
- You can easily make day trips to Trogir, Kor?ula, and Zadar
- Free WiFi is available
Britain’s The Sunday Times describes Hotel Salona Palace as “one of the 30 coolest hotels in Croatia,” and something tells us you’ll agree. This brand-new, boutique base is situated right next to the ancient Roman city of Salona, a picturesque swathe of land dotted with 2,000-year-old stone ruins, as well as precincts walked by Julius Caesar. A bit further (but still just a short distance) along the coast is Split, where you can marvel at the UNESCO-listed Diocletian’s Palace, wander the vibrant markets and people-watch at the terrace cafés along the old town’s Riva seafront promenade.
But this four-star property has more than its unique and convenient location going for it. Its 47 rooms and suites are spotless and shiny, boasting décor that takes an experimental spin on minimal-chic. In fact, you don’t need to explore the nearby wonders at all to have top-notch stay. Simply head to the spa for a blissed-out day of pampering, savor classic Croatian cuisine at the signature restaurant, or sip your way through the cocktail menu at the hotel bar on Kasjuni Beach.
Good to know
As this is a brand-new property, some images are computer-generated.
Please note that a city tax of €1 per person, per night is payable directly to the hotel.
How to Get There
We had a bit of a rough start during our stay here. The room was nice but the balcony was faced towards the parking lot with no furniture or sunlight, so we never used it. The first night we woke up at around 07.00 to loud banging which turned out to be the kitchen right underneath us. This stopped after we talked to the reception. We had booked a tour through the hotel to krka but the tourbus showed up 1 hour and 30 min late leaving us waiting in the reception.
The free shuttle bus to the private beach only drove once each day at 11.00 and returning at 19.00. Furthermore the beach was over 30 minutes away and we had to pay over 10 euros for just one sunbed...
A grocery store, a bakery and a bus stop were very close to the hotel. The bus stopped right outside the hotel making it easy to get to Split. We took it every day because there was nothing to do around the hotel.
After a few days we started to enjoy our stay. We liked our room and the hotel had nice facilities. At the end we felt that the bad first impression was somewhat made up for, but during checkout we brought up the delayed tour bus we had booked through them. The manager called us rude and told us that we would not get a refund because my travelling partner had left a bad review on trip advisor during our stay.
We enjoyed our time in Split but sadly this 4 star hotel did not live up to our expectations.
Nice holiday hotel. Excellent facilities with superb pool. Restaurant and bar service below average but otherwise eg cleanliness, hospitality and comfort are veru good. Considering it is so cut off from Split it needs to make up for this by offering other value added things for one’s stay
Although slightly friendly, front desk and restaurant staff is extremely slow, inattentive, and unfocused on customers. For example, it s frustrating to be the only table being served and see staff constantly blabbering among themselves without a care regarding your table, or completely disappear. Went to the front desk a couple of times for questions and no one was there. Called front desk from room and no one answered. They are either understaffed or untrained.
During breakfast we noticed the carrot juice on the buffet was fermented. We told the gentleman who seemed in charge & he did nothing. So I assume other people had fermented carrot juice.
Anyhow, we would NEVER recommend staying here despite clean and comfortable rooms, and nice pool area & overall facilities.