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Hotel Vestibul Palace

Split, Croatia

Set in the heart of the Old Town inside the walls of Diocletian's Palace, Hotel Vestibul Palace has just seven rooms which blend original features with a contemporary decor. Its location is hard to beat, making it a great base from which to explore Split.

At a Glance

  • Perfectly located for exploring Split's fascinating Old Town

  • Charming boutique hotel with just seven bedrooms

  • Set in the heart of Diocletian’s Palace beside the ancient Roman vestibule walls

  • First class restaurant serving traditional Croatian cuisine with a modern twist

  • Comfortable rooms with original historic features offset by a contemporary decor

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Insider's View

The restaurant may be small but the food is incredible - ask about the tasting menu!

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Hotel Vestibul Palace or take a look at our itineraries to Split


Hotel Vestibul Palace is a gem of a hotel, tucked away in a quiet courtyard within the walls of Diocletian's Palace and just moments from Split's most historic landmarks. With the Cathedral of St. Domnius right on its doorstep and the Riva just a few steps away, Vestibul Palace is at the heart of the action, making it incredibly easy to discover the city and all it has to offer.

With just seven rooms, Vestibul Palace is quiet and peaceful, and the perfect retreat away from the bustling city streets. Built within the walls of the ancient palace, Vestibul Palace incorporates some of the original Roman features in its architecture; the exposed walls and niches are standout features within the rooms. The old stone walls contrast with the modern furnishings, which are hand-crafted and comfortable, and the rooms are simply decorated in this contemporary style. Above all, the service is personal and friendly, and the warm Croatian welcome that guests receive is incomparable.

Vestibul Palace has its own restaurant which is small and unassuming, but delivers delicious meals and has a great wine selection in its cellar. Outside of the hotel, guests will be spoiled for choice when it comes to restaurants and bars, with a wide choice within the palace walls. Enjoy sundowners on the Riva or catch live music at the nearby Peristil square, and soak up Split's incredible atmosphere.


The hotel has eleven rooms split between two buildings: the main Hotel Vestibul Palace and Villa Dobric which are about 250 meters apart. The main building houses Superior Rooms, Junior Suite and a Luxury Suite, while Standard and Superior Rooms are located in Villa Dobric. To really get a sense of place take a Junior Suite or Luxury Suite in the main building, which are constructed from the ancient palace walls.

Superior Double Room

Superior Double Rooms are small but comfortable, with a queen sized bed and bathtub. All rooms have WiFi, an LCD TV and air conditioning.

Junior Suite

The Junior Suite is a larger room with a king sized bed and lounge area. This is complete with LCD TV, mini bar and WiFi access.

Luxury Suite

The Luxury Suite offers more space with a queen sized bed on a mezzanine level, and living area below. The room has a sofa bed, LCD TV, and WiFi access.


The hotel welcomes children although there are no specific child-friendly facilities. The boutique feel of the hotel makes it ideal for couples or families with older children.


Restaurant Diocles offers daily breakfast and a superb a la carte dinner menu paired with an excellent selection of both local and international wines. Breakfast can also be taken in the pretty courtyard in front of the hotel during the summer months. The hotel's location in the heart of the Old City means you are steps away from a wide selection of restaurants and cafes when you wish to explore.


Staying at Vestibul Palace means you literally have the Old City on your doorstep, making it the ideal place from which to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site. The palace itself was built between 298-305 AD and still is one of the finest examples of the architecture of the late Empire. The harbor front outside the palace walls is very scenic and lined with cafes and ice cream parlours where you can relax in the sunshine and watch the world go by. It is also possible to do day tours by boat to the nearby islands of Hvar, Vis and Brac.

Location & Directions

Split, Croatia

Hotel Vestibul Palace is located in the heart of Diocletian’s Palace, between the Emperor's chambers and the Peristil Square in Split Old Town.

When to go

The warmest months of the year are July and August, during which time the daytime high temperatures will hover around the low 30°C's. The coldest months of the year on average are January and February, during which time the daytime highs will be around 12°C. The rainiest months of the year are generally November and December, with the summer months being fairly dry.

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