Le Méridien Lav, Split
What We Love
- A five-star spa hotel in Podstrana on the beautiful Dalmatian coast, with thoughtful perksA speciality of the hotel is its éclairs, with an inventive and mouth-watering range of classic and locally inspired flavours (figs and apricot, rosemary, yoghurt...)
- The amazing spa, with its sense of space and light, infinity pool, and mind-boggling choice of treatments
- The chance to go have fun on the water (jet skiing, parasailing and banana rides, to name but a few options)
What To Know
- Set on a 2,600-foot private beach with panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea and Split
- The champagne bar overlooking the marina is a hotspot among guests
- There's a range of activities from scuba diving to tennis on one of the four courts
- The spa also has a Finnish sauna and Roman baths
- There's a small fee to use the hotel shuttle into Split, but it's cheaper than taking a taxi
Set on its own private 800-metre beachfront with fabulous panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea, the city of Split, and surrounding islands, Le Méridien Lav, Split is an impeccably stylish five-star hotel, with white, glossy interiors and spacious sea-view bedrooms. Don’t just take our word for it – this spot was also voted TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice 2014 Winner in the Luxury category.
Its landscaped terraces, complete with an infinity-style swimming pool look onto the hotel’s 60-berth private harbour and beach, where you can take advantage of a range of water sports and even try some scuba diving. If you fancy a spot of tennis, there are four courts on site, as well as an impressive spa where you can soak in the Jacuzzi, Finnish sauna and Roman baths. When it comes to dining, take your pick from a wide array of chic gourmet seafood and Mediterranean restaurants, and sip chilled fizz in the Champagne Bar.
How to Get There
My wife and I stayed here for two nights. Unfortunately the weather was pretty awful with a lot of rain. This wasn't the hotel's fault, but I think it stopped us from fully appreciating what was on offer.
The hotel is easy to find, it is just off the 8, down the coast from Split. We arrived just before 6pm, having checked in online, and everything was waiting for us on arrival. We received a lovely upgrade to a seaview room 226 and the staff that checked us in were friendly and helpful - even noticing from my passport that I had a birthday during the stay.
It is a bit counter intuitive to get in the lift at reception and go down to the rooms, but you soon get used to it.
Our room was large, clean and comfortable, with a large balcony and view of the beach and the marina. For some reason the sofa bad was out and made up. The booking was only for two, so we didn't understand why. A phone call to reception and very quickly a lovely lady called Elvira appeared and sorted it all out for us, checking that everything else was to out liking. There was also a welcome gift of some sweets - another classy touch.
The restaurant is a fair way from the city and the 8 is a very busy road, so we elected to eat in the hotel and found the buffet restaurant to be first class.
The room had a very comfortable bed and a large bathtub - both big pluses. We had two good, quiet nights sleep.
We elected to have breakfast in the hotel and again, it was excellent. Our visit coincided with school holidays, so the breakfast buffet was plagued by unsupervised children touching food and running around - again, not the hotel's fault.
Because of the weather, we didn't get chance to use the outdoor pools or beaches, but they do look very good. Again because of the weather / school holidays, the indoor pool was just too crowded and busy to take advantage of it.
On the evening of my birthday, a lovely cake was delivered to the room - another nice touch.
All in all, a very good stay. It would be nice to revisit outside school holidays and when the sun is shining, and we will certainly do so if we get the chance.
Located right outside of Split, this property is massive and well appointed. It has an amazing spa and relaxtion area. Grest gor both business and pleasure. The buffet breakfast was absolutly amazing! So many things to chose from while taking in the beautiful sea view. The Italian resturant at the Marina was excellent.
The only negative was the quality of the bed and pillows. The bed was very hard and uncomfortable while the pillows were flimsy.
I took my daughter and her friend to Croatia as a treat. We spent 7 glorious days at Le Meridien. The hotel has everything you ever want. From the pools to the private beach, tons of restaurants and water activities--we did it all. The service is top notch from pool service to special requests, everything was perfect. They have a wide variety of food from Mediterranean, Italian, Greek, Burgers to name a few -- you will find something for every taste. The breakfast buffet had everything you could ever want We did spa treatments at the hotel and they were amazing. We also booked water activities which the kids loved. There is always a place to lounge whether on the beach or at the pools was they have plenty of chairs. No need to get up early to get a good spot. If you want a change of scenery, the town is only 15 mins away. I highly recommend this hotel if you are looking for a relaxing holiday by the sea. The only complaint I have is that the doors for the rooms would slam shut. I would be great if they could make the doors soft closing as it would alleviate the banging.
Stayed for 10 days at the Meridien Lav.
it is a beautiful hotel, with great views from the rooms. It is located outside of the city and close to a main road, with sometimes a little noise from it, but overall, the location is beautiful, with a pleasant beach and relaxing setting.
There is also a children club which is great for people with children.
If you love feeling bed springs pierce through your back and sides when you’re trying to fall asleep stay here.
The view is fine, just like any other sea side hotel. The champagne bar is nice. Breakfast is expansive and has many options, but nothing special or local worth noting.
Staff is typical of Marriott properties. Professional but not warm and welcoming.
If you’re in town for a special occasion stay elsewhere. If you’re here for business this may be ok.