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Merla Art & Luxury Rooms

Drawing inspiration from the rich cultural and natural heritage of Dalmatia.

OUR STORY

We are family passionate in art and cultural heritage of Dalmacija.

Our vision is to offer o luxury hospitality experience surrounded by art.

We invite you to discover your home away from home

in Merla luxury rooms.

Become part of our story.

About Us

In the heart of Split, the most beautiful and charming city in the world, there is Merla, an authentic Dalmatian house with four luxury rooms.

It is located in Slaviceva Street, five minutes’ walk from the city centre. Merla, which means lace in Dalmatia, is a delicate fabric made of threads in different patterns. Its production dates back in the Renaissance, in the Mediterranean and Western Europe.

The girls in Split have always been decorating themselves with lace. And the houses were decorated with different types of merla too. Hence, the name for this Dalmatian house is inspired by that tradition.

The design of the house is inspired by ancient ways of construction, made out by modern solutions and shaped with a dose of art.

The Design

The integrated interior design is inspired by the pearly delicate lace, Local Brac Island stone and art.

Custom made interiors and carefully selected pieces complete a space that is intimate, comfortable and delicately designed paying attention to everyone’s needs.

Accommodation

We have carefully picked every detail harmonizing Mediterranean simplicity with modern styles and art.

In every corner of the house there are original oil paintings by Croatian Academic painter Hrvoje Marko Peruzović who painted lace motif oils especially for this house.

Rooms offer a complete privacy because there is only one room per floor.

Rooms

One of the rooms is called Agava. In the town of Hvar, since the 19th century, lace has been made of agave threads in the Benedictine monastery. The process of preparing threads is long and hard. Thin white threads are pulled from the fresh agave leaf. It is customary that threads are not produced during „bura“ (cold wind from the north) because cold air makes them fragile. Threads are woven into different patterns, and Hvar lace is inscribed in the UNESCO Intangible Herritage List.

The second room is called Dalmatian Reticels. „Retičela“ literally means a small net. It is a sewn lace that has squared space which is carved into the canvas, and inside of it there is a spider web that the lace is made of.

The third room is called „Muštra“, which means a fabric pattern while „Dota“is in the attic.

In Dalmatia, as soon as your female child graduates from school, you begin preparing clothes and bedlinen decorated with „Merla“ for her future marriage.

Merla is the perfect place to enjoy all your bright and sunny life moments.

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Merla is the perfect place to enjoy all your bright and sunny life moments.

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Custom made interiors and carefully handpicked pieces complete a space that is intimate, comfortable and delicately designed with the guest in mind.

Agava

Fabulous room for three people with a little yard where you can enjoy your oasis.

In the town of Hvar, since the 19th century, lace made of agave myth has been made in the Benedictine monastery. Thin white threads are drawn from the fresh agave leaf. They are woven into different patterns, and this Hvar lace is inscribed in the UNESCO Intangible Heritage List.

Dalmatinske Retičele

Beatiful spacious room inspired by corals of the Adriatic Sea.

A reticel literally means a small net. It is a sewn lace that has a square space cut into the canvas, inside which there is a spider web that the lace is made of.

Muštra

Charming room on the second floor where you can relax and enjoy.

The Mustra is a fabric pattern or lace design. Particularly interesting is the metaphorical meaning of the word. Muštra is the name for a person who is inclined to pull out of dutifulness and resourcefulness to reach their destination.

Dota

In the attic there is a special room with a beautiful terrace.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy sensational panoramic view on the rooftops of Split.

Dota means dowry. In Dalmatia, as soon as your female child graduates from school, merchandise for marble-decorated marriages begins

Air conditioning

Non-smoking rooms

Free WIFI

Balcony

Coffee/ tea maker in all units

Reception (24 h)

Dalmatinske Retičele

Agava

Dota

Muštra

Highlights of Split

Split Riva promenade

There is 99 % chance that you will start exploring Split from the Split Riva.

Town gates

Split old town is located within a 1.700-year-old Diocletian Palace. The Palace measures approximately 160 m by 190 m.

Sveti Duje – St. Dominus cathedral

Saint Dominus was the patron saint the city of Split and the Bishop of Salona from 284 to 304.

 

Peristil -Peristyle

The Peristyle, a narrow public square near the Cathedral, is the heart of the Palace, and the place where all guided tours of Split begin or end

Luxury Rooms

in the heart of the Old Town Split

+385977413861
Slavićeva ulica 37, 21 000 Split
info@merlarooms.com

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