About Zephyrus


Welcome to Zephyrus

Zephyrus, in the heart of old town Split was purchased and refurbished some 18 years ago by an Australian couple that spent their life traveling and staying in hotels all over the world. Their moto was to build a place that you could come to and have everything you needed from luxury bedding to selections of coffees and teas, fresh milk and cold water together with all the little things most people forget, they wanted their guests to walk in , love it and take away a memory , to this day they have kept that standard and is still one the best in Split.

The recently updated private courtyard garden for their guests offers a quiet relaxing haven after a long day of sightseeing or lazing on the beach. Enjoy a crisp, cold white wine, a delicate light red a coffee or a cold beer late in the afternoon before heading out to dinner, or just spend the day in the garden lounge relaxing, read a book and have a cappuccino, the choice is yours, but only at Zephyrus


Rooms & Apartments

The Zephyrus accommodation has and continues to have the reputation of creating an environment that is warm and sophisticated for both business and leisure. We take pride in our property full of personality and are committed to providing professional and personable service to all our guests.

A rich heritage in the heart of zephyrus

The Zephyrus Story

The city of Split in Croatia was founded in the 2nd century BC some 2200 years ago as a Greek colony of Aspalathos, it became prominent in the 2nd and 3rd century AD where the Romans built the Diocletian Palace in 305.

 In 650 AD it succeeded as the ancient capital of the Roman province of Dalmatian, Solana, the Romans and Venetians ruled for many centuries and was held by the Venice till 1797. All of Croatia has a long and important history over the past 2000 years in the region, the old town in Split is a central part of this history.

In 2003 Michael and Valda from Australia were based in London working, they by accident visited Split on a vacation where they fell in love with the city, before leaving Split they purchased a five-story building in the old town of, Varos. Walking distance to the palace.

Parts of their building purchase date back to the 3rd century and was the first Roman kitchen built to feed the Roman workers building Diocletian’s Palace while other parts of the building go back to 900 AD making it 1100 years old. It is very much in the heart of the old town and an important part if Splits History.

Michael and Valda got into the spirit of Split and named the hotel Zephyrus, this name is Greek for   ‘’A GENTLE BREEZE FROM THE WEST’’ and reflects the heritage of split and the new direction and influence the building would take moving forward.

The building was completely renovated (inside) in 2004 from the ground up, keeping the original walls and exterior, maintaining the heritage of the building whilst offering contemporary and modern facilities that are expected with its 4-star rating.

We always wanted to present a small piece of comfort and luxury in the heart of the old town, and in summer, 2005, Zephyrus was open for business. Our philosophy has always been to provide high quality accommodation at a reasonable price with friendly and great service.

Your host, Antonija is an integral part of Zephyrus and is there to help make your stay enjoyable and a memorable experience of Split.

We ask you enjoy our wonderful facility and city and return often, we are there to ensure your stay is a true and positive experience, Antonija, Valda & Michael