Palace Hotel, Zagreb
Visiting Zagreb for the first time I was looking for a good hotel with a great location. Because I did not rent a car and took a bus from Split instead, a hotel in the center city would be the best option.
And for my surprise, the best deal that I could find during my last summer trip to Europe in August 2015 was exactly in Zagreb. I paid US$180 for two nights for a double bed room. Yes, US$ 90 / night for a four stars hotel.
This four stars hotel offers excellent value for the money and location. This very charming Art Nouveau building is located next to one of Zagreb’s most beautiful parks, for example.
It is also very close to nearly all of the tourist attractions in Zagreb, and you can just walk. There are great restaurants and also the train station. Actually, the only time I used public transportation in Zagreb was from the bus terminal to the hotel, and it took around 12min (only 5 stops). The location is very convenient.
The landmark building is the first official hotel in Zagreb and is decorated like an old palace with elegant furniture and wood composing a retro-chic atmosphere. There is free Wi-Fi in all areas.
My room had a kind of old fashion style decoration, a good-sized wardrobe with hangers, A/C, flat screen TV, desk, ironing facilities, mini-bar, free toiletries and slippers. My room also had a beautiful view of the park!
The buffet breakfast was included in the room rate and it offers a good variety of food including some local dishes, but the quality was just ok.
Palace Hotel Zagreb is the perfect option for one who wants to stay at a world-class hotel without spending too much money and also move around the city without using public transportation.