The Hotel Marul is based in a quiet neighbourhood close to the Croatian National Theatre, minutes from the heart of the city. It’s brand new, having opened in 2014, but already gained a reputation as an attractive, family-run and family-oriented four-star boutique. The whole building was carefully remodelled from the old houses that once stood there, and retaining its touches of traditional architecture. The rooms are spacy and comfortable, and amenities include Wi-Fi and nearby parking, both free. ‘Marul’ refers to Marko Marulić, the Split-born 15th century writer and father of Croatian literature. His sculpture created by Ivan Meštrović stands on Voćni trg in the palace.