This sophisticated boutique hotel housed in a restored 4th-century building tucked inside Diocletian’s Palace mixes old architecture with modern decor. The stylish rooms and attentive service make it one of Split’s most comfortable options.
Palace Judita Heritage Hotel
Housed in a meticulously restored 16th-century building in the heart of Split’s People’s Square, this charming boutique hotel is ideal for immersing yourself in the city’s rich culture. Spread over four storeys and accessed by a pretty internal courtyard, the interiors pay homage to the property’s history with exposed brick and stone walls, wooden parquet floors, antique furniture, crystal chandeliers, and Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance-era decor. There’s also a first-floor lounge with a dining area and library, a team of well-trained staff who excel at personal service, and ten individually designed guest rooms named after some of Split’s most celebrated artists, craftsmen, scientists, and entrepreneurs. Spectacular sights such as the 1,700-year-old Diocletian’s Palace and the Cathedral of Saint Domnius are just a short walk away.
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Named after some of Split’s most celebrated residents, all ten guest rooms are individually designed and feature Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance-era decor. Varying in size and layout, all have ample living space, comfortable beds with Egyptian cotton linens, parquet flooring, and Swarovski crystal lighting. There’s also flatscreen TV’s with satellite channels, minibars, air conditioning, soundproofed windows, and Wi-Fi access. Bathrooms have bathtubs, heated towel rails, bathrobes, and toiletries.
You’ll be staying on the south-west corner of People’s Square, just a short walk from the extraordinary Diocletian’s Palace. The central location means that any part of the walled city or waterfront promenade can be reached in less than five minutes. There’s also a selection of well-priced restaurants and shops nearby. The entrance to Marjan Hill is 15 minutes away.
Food and drink
Breakfast is served in the hotel’s lounge, just off reception. You can enjoy a buffet spread as well as à la carte options, coffee, and fresh juices. While the hotel does not offer lunch and dinner, the staff will happily help with restaurant recommendations and reservations.
Facilities and activities
The hotel has a 24-hour front desk, library with guidebooks and magazines, and luggage storage. Laundry and dry cleaning services can be arranged on request.
Due to the historic status of the building, access to the hotel’s rooms and reception area is by a number of stairs. However, staff are insistent that guests are not allowed to carry anything heavier than a wine glass, so help with luggage is available.
For those who appreciate attentive service and a thoughtful mix of decor, this intimate boutique hotel is a stylish option. It is also an ideal place for soaking up the history and culture of Split.
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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Discover dramatic cliffs, historic coastal towns and the Blue Cave, an underwater grotto, on a private, full-day boat trip from Hvar. Visiting the islands of Vis and Biševo, you’ll gain a scenic introduction to the Dalmatian Coast.
Get a comprehensive introduction to the island Brač and its residents as you explore its karst scenery, fertile valleys and historic towns with a private guide. During the tour, you’ll take in olive presses and stonemasons, wineries and museums.
Walk in the footsteps of Roman emperors, warriors and traders in the Diocletian Palace in Split. With a private guide, you’ll get expert commentary on the history, construction and preservation of the city and the lives of those who lived there.
Enjoy a private, full-day tour of the Dinaric Alps, a little-visited area where historic towns celebrate age-old battles, traditional customs and lifestyles are maintained, and you can sample local recipes such as soparnik, the precursor of pizza.
On this full-day private tour, take in the karst scenery and gushing waterfalls of Krka National Park by boat before visiting a 15th-century monastery. Then, join the owners of a small vineyard on a tour of their estate before sitting down to a wine-paired lunch.
Explore the Ottoman influence in Mostar on a visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina. This private, full-day tour offers an insight into the history of this ancient crossroads between East and West and includes a visit to the 14th-century town of Počitelj.
Explore the cobblestone streets and historic architecture of Trogir, tour its market with a local chef, and enjoy a five-course meal in the city’s botanic gardens on this unusual tour that offers a comprehensive overview of local history and culture.