Meet the Top Luxury Hotels in the Split Region

Daniela Rogulj

Front Entrance Le Meridien Split
Photo by Martinis Marchi

The Split region is already the picture-perfect destination for luxury – boasting an Adriatic coastline coupled with pebbled beaches, rich greenery, and the carefully crafted culinary creations of the Mediterranean cuisine. As if this area could be any more deluxe, today we bring you some of the best luxury hotels where you can rest your head like royalty.

Le Meridien Lav: The hotel Le Meridien Lav is located less than 10 kilometers outside of the historic center of Split in Podstrana. An easy drive that will bring you to the famous walls of Diocletian’s palace in under 20 minutes, Le Meridien Lav is the only five-star resort in Split. The hotel itself is located along 800 meters of pristine Dalmatian coastline, offering guests a unique setting amongst the crystal clear Adriatic waters. The hotel boasts 381 rooms that range from classic accommodations to presidential suites, and the 6 restaurants within the resort give guests a chance to taste a variety of culinary cuisines. A famous feature of the hotel is the Diocletian Spa and Wellness Center that includes everything from an infinity pool, saunas, steam baths, and whirlpools, to beauty studios and meditation rooms. In addition, the hotel offers four championship tennis courts, a Water Sports Center, and a promenade where you can shop, drink, and enjoy the yacht marina that houses nearly 60 yachts.

Front Entrance Le Meridien Split

Photo by Le Meridien Lav

Hotel Park: Hotel Park is the five-star hotel staple of Split. Located just a 10-minute walk outside of the Old Town near the famous Bačvice beach, Hotel Park underwent a 10 million euro reconstruction and renewal in 2015 that improved the hotel from 57 to 72 rooms, including 7 apartments (and one even has an outdoor jacuzzi). There is a large accommodation offer at Hotel Park that ranges from single rooms to emperor suites, and perks such as choosing between a city or sea view, having a balcony, or fulfilling the needs of you and your family are all options the hotel can entertain. The gastro offer at Hotel Park includes a fine dining restaurant, the imperial bar at the hotel is fit for royalty – and if you fancy, Hotel Park even offers a “chef’s table” in the glass garden or terrace. The hotel also boasts an outdoor swimming pool and a wellness center complete with a private hot tub, sauna, and gym. 

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Photo by Hotel Park

Martinis Marchi: Have you ever wanted to stay in a castle by the sea? You can at Martinis Marchi. Located in a historic castle in Maslinica on the island of Šolta (just an hour ferry ride away from Split), Martinis Marchi is a historic heritage castle that dates back to 1706 and offers just 7 suites named after the historical figures connected to the castle or its builder, Ivan Petar Marchis. Each piece of furniture in the suites have been carefully selected from European cities such as Vienna, London, or Paris, and have been delicately restored just like the castle itself. The heritage hotel offers a heated pool, terrace, sauna, and steam bath, and the sun terrace and 5000 m2 garden in the complex encourages guests to bask in all of its royalty. The restaurant at Martinis Marchi is the perfect taste of the Mediterranean, with chefs preparing traditional Dalmatian cuisine coupled with top quality wines. The hotel even boasts a marina with 50 berths covered with marble that can accommodate yachts measuring up to 35 meters. Another perk? The amphitheater at the marina is modeled after ancient Greek theaters and can accommodate up to 500 people – and it even won second place in the International Cemex Builder Award for the Best Infrastructure and Urbanism in 2012.


Photo by Martinis Marchi

Hotel Lemongarden: The Boutique Hotel Lemongarden is located in the village of Sutivan on the island of Brač, just a quick ferry ride from Split. This charming hotel consists of three stone houses that are over 300 years old. Each house is protected as a historical monument and was gradually and carefully renovated. This heritage hotel offers 23 suites and 12 rooms, and no two rooms are alike! Because keeping authenticity is key, the hotel’s restaurant serves exquisite Croatian cuisine using only the freshest Mediterranean ingredients – the herbs come directly from the hotel’s herb garden and the fruits and vegetables from their organic farm. In addition, the hotel boasts a lounge bar, and the beach bar is located on the 1000 m² private beach of the hotel. 

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Photo by Hotel Lemongarden

In addition to these stellar five-star options, there are some great four-star retreats we will cover next. Stay tuned!



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