Heritage Hotel 19
A 19th-century townhouse formerly owned by the painter and sculptor Veljko Bodulić, Heritage Hotel 19 offers seven elegantly decorated rooms that mix exposed stone walls and original wooden beams with sophisticated contemporary furnishings. Located on a peaceful side street in Split’s Varoš district, with lemon trees and lattice vines covering the outdoor courtyard, the hotel is on the edge of the old town and offers a peaceful escape from nearby sights such as the Diocletian’s Palace. Each room is individually designed, with some offering terraces and others private whirlpool tubs or large antique wardrobes. Staff take great care to tailor the experience to your preferences and the lobby and outdoor cafe area are set up as inviting places for you to relax in the evening with a glass of wine or your choice from the impressive whisky selection.
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There are just seven rooms in the historic building, and each has been lovingly decorated with stylish accessories and antiques. The original stone walls and wooden beams have been retained and are complemented by elegant modern furnishings. Ground Floor rooms offer easy access with private entrances, while Deluxe rooms feature their own balconies with views over the garden. The Penthouse Suites are decorated in black leather and dark woods, and have whirlpool baths. All rooms are spacious and offer Egyptian cotton sheets, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs and large luxurious bathrooms with rain showers.
Located on a quiet pedestrian side street between the Riva promenade and Split’s glamorous West Coast, the hotel is walking distance from both the historic downtown area and nearby Marjan Park, which offers stunning views over the city. There are a number of local restaurants which are easily reached on foot, while the sea is a short stroll away. The property is less than a half-hour drive from Split Airport.
Food and Drink
The hotel serves a continental buffet style breakfast in the ground floor lobby bar, which you can also enjoy outside in the courtyard. In the afternoons, wine and cocktails are available. Although lunch and dinner are not offered, there’s a wide selection of restaurants in the immediate area and hotel staff can help you with recommendations and reservations.
Facilities and Activities
Its central location makes Heritage Hotel 19 the ideal base from which to explore the best of Split. The old town and its historic sites, such as Diocletian’s Palace and St Domnius Cathedral, are less than a ten-minute walk away, as are the cafes and bars of Riva promenade. Away from the town you can soak up the sun on Bačvice Beach or walk up Marjan Park’s forest trails and enjoy the impressive views. You can also borrow the hotel’s bicycles for a ride around the area.
The hotel is a historic building and all upper floors are accessed via staircases, although two of the rooms are located on the ground floor. It’s also worth noting that the street is pedestrian only, so you’ll need to walk a short distance along the cobblestone pathway to enter.
An inviting and intimate boutique option in the historic Varoš area, we particularly like Heritage Hotel 19 for its attentive service, bright airy rooms and quiet yet convenient location.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite 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.
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Roman, Gothic and Renaissance-era design influences, attentive service, and spacious guest rooms, make this boutique hotel a stylish option. In addition, the location in People’s Square is a great base from which to explore Croatia’s second-largest city of Split.
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.