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Location

Split, Croatia
Split, Croatia

Vila Nepos sweeps you back in time with luxurious imperial suits fit for royalty



Situated in the UNESCO heritage site, Diocletian's Palace is a collection of luxury suites that embrace their old-world surroundings and welcome guests to an opulent and historic space. Vila Nepos' building has been impeccably restored and exposed roman walls, billowing drapes and regal decorations transport you back to medieval times. Guests still enjoy some modern luxuries and additions like fully equipped kitchens that make them feel right at home.

These quarters have been inhabited for centuries by the Emperor’s Roman Praetorian guards, and everywhere you look you will see touches of this opulent time in history. From the armour and art on display to the furniture and beyond, you will always be in touch with a sense of antiquity. All the rooms have unspoiled views of Split’s world-famous St. Domnius Cathedral which is a feature found nowhere else in the city. Great care has been taken to furnish every room in the most comfortable and lavish way possible while still incorporating treasures from the past.

The owners have taken great care to preserve the extraordinary nature of the building and the original palace walls and magnificent arches are seen throughout the hotel. They are also avid art collectors and the rooms are filled with precious paintings from bygone eras that tell the stories of the aristocracy that have passed through these halls.
Property Type
Boutique Hotel
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What we liked the most

  • The carefully curated museum-quality antiques filling out the rooms in a luxurious manner
  • The incredible views from the room of historical buildings in the area
  • Being spoiled by all the fabulous restaurants in the area that the staff recommended
  • Learning more about the renaissance period culture through all the finely curated art
  • How easily you can reach a number of the most fascinating attractions in the area and feeling that you are part of that history

Discover the rooms

Venetian Suite

The suit is inspired by a time when these streets were under Venetian rule. Antique armour and weaponry are on display the living room has a one of a kind view of the Silver Gate of Diocletian's Palace. Rich red velvet adorns the bedroom to amplify this regal space.

The suite features: King Sized Bed, Walk-in closet, LCD TV’s, Air Conditioning, a Washing Machine and Fully Equipped Kitchen

The Legatus suite is a second-floor suite with two bedrooms that have ensuite bathrooms. The Italian Murano stained glass windows open up to exquisite views of the cathedral. This suite is inspired by the Italian militant era that reigned over Split and can be seen throughout from the artwork to the authentic finishing.

The suite features: King Sized Bed, 2 single-beds, Walk-in closet, LCD TV’s, Air Conditioning, a Washing Machine and Fully Equipped Kitchen

On the third floor, a spacious double suite awaits guests. The suite overlooks the famous St. Domnius Cathedral from the living room. Both rooms have walk-in closets and spacious bathrooms with rain showers. The medieval antiques and the luxurious linens are tied together through their warm tones and comfy nature.

The suite features: King Sized Bed, 2 single-beds, Walk-in closet, LCD TV’s, Air Conditioning, a Washing Machine and Fully Equipped Kitchen

The fourth floor houses the romantic Centurion suite with cathedral ceilings and dramatic drapery. The windows overlook the cathedral but guests can also catch a glimpse of the ocean from this vantage point. The original Roman walls are exposed and frame the centuries-old artworks that adorn the walls. 

 

The suite features: King Sized Bed, Walk-in closet, LCD TV’s, Air Conditioning, a Washing Machine and Fully Equipped Kitchen

This wing of the hotel dates back to Napoleonic times when it was home to the Governor of Split. It is in the Cindro baroque palace and is a spacious apartment with 2 bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. The rich red walls are complemented by authentic terracotta tiles and ties in with the view of Diocletian's Palace’s western gate.

The suite features: King Sized Bed, 2 single-beds, Walk-in closet, LCD TV’s, Air Conditioning, a Washing Machine and Fully Equipped Kitchen

A 2-level luxury residence that overlooks the west entrance of Diocletian's Palace and the awe-inspiring People’s square. The suiteblends contemporary and medieval designs and the marble staircase and exposed Roman walls add dignified grandeur to the suite. Both bedrooms have their own private bathrooms and the central living room area has plush luxurious furniture where all the guests can enjoy the apartment’s art as well as the great views.

The suite features:King Sized Bed, 2 single-beds, Walk-in closet, LCD TV’s, Air Conditioning, a Washing Machine and Fully Equipped Kitchen

Services and facilities

Services
  • Air conditioning
  • Daily maid service
  • High Speed Wi-Fi
  • Laundry / Dry Cleaning / Ironing
  • Pets allowed (upon request)
  • Printer / scanner
  • 24/7 reception

Facilities
  • Family rooms
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Parking
  • Soundproofing
  • Terrace

Taste the flavours

Breakfast at Vila Nepos

The property offers a complimentary breakfast at a café a few steps away from the front door. As you walk down the cobbled street to your breakfast destination you are inspired by the quaint local eateries lining the ally. You can enjoy fresh favourites like croissants and coffee or dive into Mediterranean delicacies like anchovies and olives.

The hotel staff recommend the finest dining establishments that will suit your every need. More than 200 restaurants surround this historic area and guests will be spoiled for choice with delectable cuisine from the Dalmatia region and beyond. Homebodies can also stay in and prepare their own meals or order delivery and enjoy meals from their luxurious dining area.

Explore the location

Vila Nepos is located in the heart of Split’s old city and within walking distance of a magnitude of attractions. Riva promenade, Persitil square, and Saint Dominus Cathedral are some of the most prominent attractions and are mere minutes from your doorstep.

Hundreds of restaurants line the streets in the neighbourhood and the hotel is 10 minutes from Split Airport.

Focus on sustainability

Thyme, the treasured herb, indicates that the property follows local legislation with regards to the environment and has implemented a few eco-friendly common practices.

  • Vila Nepos has made use of the existing medieval palace and renovated it according to UNESCO’s guidelines.
  • They have perfectly preserved many of the original features and they have also incorporated many antique pieces of furniture that enhance the authenticity of the hotel.
  • Vila Nepos also promotes cultural excursions where guests can learn more about Croatian history and traditions in this historic part of the country.
  • The conveniently located premises allows guests to explore much of the city on foot, with little need for transportation.