Staying in a Roman palace Posted 18-Oct-2011
The hotel is in a very atmospheric location inside the palace of the Roman emperor Diocletian. We visited out of season (early october) and were upgraded from an outlying house into the main hotel, without paying extra (it was expensive anyway). It was possible to eat in the street, with the sound of (barber-shop style) choirs exploiting the acoustics of the nearby, genuinely Roman vestibule of the palace. The room we had was slightly cramped, and there were clearly other rooms which were larger. The hotel's site does not explain how you get there, nor how to park, etc. You have to call in advance, park on the waterfront (Riva) outside the palace wall, and walk in to the hotel; then a porter will help with your luggage, and take the car off to a car park (reasonable charge); when you leave the procedure is reversed. A truly memorable stay.