We just spent 5 days in Split and had an amazing time. We were journeying on from Brac and so initially we were worried we'd be spending too long in Split. However, all our fears were alleviated on our arrival. The owner sat down with us and talked through maps of the area giving us tips of places to go. Especially good was the young travellers map with recommendations from other locals- this gave great tips which things like 'Lonely Planet' would never know about! The local beach is bacvice is a v. Short (but not very picturesque) walk away. Not a pretty beach! If you want pretty beaches you'll need to cycle to the west or get the bus- this was really fun though! It is very close to the palace, and to walk there you go through the markets where you can pick up souvenirs.
The rooms themselves were spotlessly clean, had all the amenities you would want, close to supermarkets and close to all the restaurants of the old town. I would highly recommend to anyone who isn't just looking to sit on the nearest beach all week (evidently I'm not a fan of Bacvice!) but wants to have an adventure! This is a great starting point to do that from!