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Le Méridien Lav, Podstrana

Editor's Pick
2a Grljevacka
Croatia 21312
Tel: 385 21 500 500's insider take:

Le Méridien, which opened in 2006, packs several restaurants, cafés, and bars—as well as a seaside infinity pool, spa, private beaches (with 24-hour lifeguards), casino, and marina—in and around a group of nondescript high-rise buildings right on the Adriatic. Located a 20-minute ride from Split (past the suburbs and across a barren stretch of coast), the hotel is obviously geared toward the all-in-one, no-need-to-leave resort crowd. Don't worry; there is a free shuttle to and from town, for when you crave architecture and history. Most of the 381 spacious rooms have direct sea views and are decorated in classic (if a bit bland) beige and navy blue with discreet touches of wood paneling and rich fabrics. Thankfully, the service, long a downside of staying in the area, functions at the international standard, including 24-hour room service and a knowledgeable concierge.

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