Wow! What a gem this place was and with it's central location right beside the Old Hajduk Stadium it was an incredible find. In my history of Airbnb usage, this was HANDS DOWN the BEST experience I have ever had. It was a combo of the apartment's customized charm, the personalized generosity of the host Ms. Ada, and the wonderful neighbourhood just next to the old Hajduk Stadium (but still well within Zone 1 of the old city. Unbelievable!!) Also thrilled to state that the interior decor is so retro and charming that it was an amazing place to stay at located on a quiet street but not even 50 metres from breakfast, and coffee places and a short 100 feet away from the old town platz where you can buy all kinds of fresh local produce, grilled meat, the works!
The apartment is perfect for 2 people and it really reminded me of the upscale hipster places popping up in LA, Venice Beach, San Francisco and Miami! If you like art deco and retro movie posters, you are going to LOVE Ada's place. To make things even better (as if it cannot get any better), the layout is perfect and the entire apartment is completely newly decorated and furnished, in fact we were the first guests to stay here!
It was incredibly clean and well organized (she even had orange juice waiting for us upon arrival and digestive crackers -- hey, it's the little things that matter right?). But more than the apartment (again, if that is even possible as we loved the retro look and feel, the fast WIFI, the brand new bathroom with AMAZING huge shower, the quiet rooms that are well shaded from the street sunlight and did I mention a pinball machine?) Ada was the most incredible host I have ever had during my many Airbnb experiences. Her English is completely fluent and I loved her hipster attitude (she is an Encyclopedia of local knowledge), quiet demeanour but gregarious 'Split' personality. She is a real gem and can only be described as a true representation of everything that is wonderful about the next generation Dalmatian female entrepreneurs! She gave us genuinely amazing suggestions for where to eat, where to go for that killer cup of coffee, what to see and what to avoid. It will be difficult for any host to live up to this standard as she sets a high bar.
We loved the place so much that we shall be sure to go back next week because it really felt like home. She even came to check us out with a dog (for all the Toto lovers out there).
Not enough words in the English or Croatian language to express how much we thoroughly loved this new place and once again, Airbnb proves this is the way to go!!! Ada and Split all the way!