Advantages central location, jacuzzi baths, helpful staff
Disadvantages not consistent in its standards
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At the end of a week long boating holiday in cramped conditions, we treated ourselves to a night of comfort in a four star hotel in Split.
We wanted somewhere comfortable and central, so after studying the web, we selected the Hotel President.
The décor of the hotel is a bit of a mishmash. Classic elegance with modern themes slipped in. It seems to have been half refurbished at some stage. The dining area is lit with large chandeliers (with energy-saving bulbs inside!) as well as chrome and glass boxy lights (mainly with bulbs that didn't work).
Our room (406) was lovely and spacious. Parquet floor, large bed, chairs, table, wardrobe, minibar and two built-in luggage stands. However, our travelling companions' room was on the other side of the corridor, much smaller so the furniture seemed crammed in. Our room on the top floor had small sort of arched, dormer windows so the curtains were press-studded to the wall (no room for a rail). Although it looked nice on arrival, there were small details you would not expect in a four star hotel.
A large area of loose plaster around the window where it had leaked at some time, loose wiring box which came out of the board it was fitted into, loose handrail in the bathroom.
Although well stocked, the minibar had no price list. The TV had many channels including Eurosport, MTV, National Geographic and CNN.
The cream and caramel large tiled bathroom was fabulous and twice the size of the cabin I had slept in for the 7 nights prior to this! It had a sink with a cupboard above, mirror and hairdryer, bidet, toilet and Jacuzzi bath with shower over. Looking on the floor plan on the emergency instructions, we definitely had the best room on our floor. Our friend's room had no bidet, an automatic toilet, which did not work automatically, and a Jacuzzi bath which didn't work either.
We booked over the internet without paying a deposit. When we checked out, we paid in cash (for our 12% discount) 870 kunas (£87 approx) for a double room, bed & breakfast.
The hotel car park is 75 kunas a night (£7.50 approx)
It might not be quite the quality you expect from Britain, but the staff certainly try their hardest. The strength of the Croatian hotels and restaurants I visited, is definitely the staff. I have never been anywhere with staff so polite and friendly, going out of their way to provide the best service they can.Hotel President
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