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Camera Felice
Ranked #30 of 59 Hotels in Zagreb
Reviewed 28 September 2011

We rented the “green room” for a 4-night stay in Zagreb. The rooms are in a private apartment so be sure to let them know when you’ll be there so someone is there to let you in. If you anticipate that you’ll be late, if possible let them know. We rode the train from Sarajavo and, based on our experiences with the Bosnian rail system, anticipated it would be late, so we let them know via e-mail the day before and they waited up for us.
Pluses: Economical room in Zagreb, good-sized room, flat-screen TV, aircon, fridge, teapot, nice roomy shower, bottled water available in the hall outside, wifi, comfortable beds.
Minuses: The room faces a busy street so there’s some road noise in spite of double-paned windows. The little park outside is lit by a number of street lamps. The room only has rather thin, transparent curtains, so lots of light shines through at night. Bring earplugs and a face mask if you want to sleep well.
The place is also away from the center of town and the train and bus stations. Because we arrived late (22:30) and had luggage, we took a taxi. The taxi driver consulted with his fellow drivers and also looked at a map I had and found the place OK; cost 60 KN. If you’re looking for it on your own it might be hard to find. Make sure you have a map. When you get there the only indication is the name on the call box by the door. For the rest of the time and since we were going to visit quite a few museums we bought Zagreb Cards at the TI office that give free transportation for either 24 or 72 hours (60 and 90 KN, respectively). The number 2 and 6 trams run to and from the bus and train stations while you can take the 1, 6, or 11 trams to the central square. The tram stops are within easy walking distance. We took the tram back to the train station when we left. Several guidebooks say that you can ride free in the central area or that people over 65 ride free. This is no longer true according to the Tourist Office, so buy tickets (individual 8 KN, daily 24 KN) or the Zagreb Card mentioned above.
The rooms are not serviced daily, so don’t expect to get clean towels or have your trash emptied daily. We got fresh towels in a bag by our door on our 4th night.
The room met our needs at an economical price but if we visited Zagreb again I think we’d probably look at other places to stay and see if there was anything better.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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CameraFelice, Owner at Camera Felice, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2011

Dear Guests,
Thank you for your review. We apologize if for any inconvenience.Thank you for your advice for thicker curtains as they are being installed at the rooms now. As for the noisy street it is normal since we are in city center and besides the new double pane windows and noise barriers in wall is the most we could do to make the rooms isolated from any noise.Thank you once again for your effort to write such detailed review and we hope to accommodate you again in near future.

Kind regards,
Marijeta Hajdari Eres

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Reviewed 23 September 2011

We had a hard time finding this place when we got off the bus in Zagreb because we did not have the address with us. Luckily I did have the phone number and a taxi driver was kind enough to call them to find the location. He took us right there!
The room was very nice and clean. Decorated warmly, large bathroom, nice shower, comfortable beds, mini-fridge, and plenty of space. What a great value, and in a quiet, convenient location near the city center (and right next to an organic grocery store)!
It was a great way to start my first trip to Europe!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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CameraFelice, Manager at Camera Felice, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2011

Dear Guests,
Thank you for the review of Camera Felice. We are very happy you liked your stay at our accommodation and we would be more than happy to accomodate you again in near future.
We hope the rest of your trip was great.

Best wishes Camera Felice

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Reviewed 13 September 2011

We stayed three nights in total on two separate occasions (late August and 2nd week Sept) so got to experience both the rooms in the colourful, clean apartment. In a nutshell:

Location: Great and only 15 mins walk to the main square where you begin your walking tour of the Lower and Upper Towns, with mini-marts along the way. Also close to all tram lines (see tips below for more info), including to the main square (about five mins ride).
Room: Both rooms were very clean, modern, bright and had all the essentials, like a big screen TV, kettle and mini fridge.
Hospitality: Polite and helpful if you have questions or need advice. You can e-mail them before hand for any tips. On the whole, we found people on the coastal areas in Croatia (away from the bigger cities) much more hospitable, going the extra mile. .
Nice extras: Water cooler outside the room; coffee/tea for you to prepare; accessible by public transportation.
Tips: You can catch a cab to the hotel but if you do so, catch the Cameo cabs as they are way, way cheaper than the other cabs. You can bus it from the airport - catch the Croatia Airlines bus outside the main gate for 30 kunas per person. At the main bus station, hop across to the tram stop, and catch number 6 tram. Catch it from the opposite side of the tram tracks (so tram should be heading left if you are standing outside the main bus station looking at the tracks). Once you reached the stop at the large main square (with the big statue and lots of people gathered - be sure it is not the main train station which also has a statue), count three stops and get off at the third one. Cross the road at the traffic light (you'll see some newsstands to your right as you cross) and walk down the street straight in front of you until you come to a triangle shaped parking lot (about three mins or so). The hotel entrance is beside the Cafe Paris (look out for colourful sign). Tram tickets purchased on tram for 10 kuna or from the newsstand at the bus station for 8 kuna. Cab from main bus station is 70 kunas (other cab companies parked outside the bus station) or 25 kuna (cameo cabs), both for a metered ride. Also, go visit the main cemetary in town, Mirojog - it is beautiful and more like a peaceful garden, with some amazing tombstones. An "attraction"which is often missed, I think.

Overall, good accommodation and recommended.

Room Tip: Both rooms are lovely and very clean, but I liked the room to the right hand side better (as you ent...
  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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CameraFelice, Manager at Camera Felice, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2011

Dear Guests,
Thank you for the Camera Felice accommodation review. We are very happy you like your stay at our rooms. Also we would be more than happy to accomodate you in near future.

Best wishes Camera Felice

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Reviewed 5 September 2011

We splurged on a taxi from the train station to Camera Felice and when we arrived we were seriously worried that we had made a terrible mistake (or the taxi driver had!) and were had been left in completely the wrong place. However, on closer inspection we found 'camera felice' written on the buzzer system and made our way up to the apartment. As soon as we got into Camera Felice we felt relaxed and at home - over the summer period the usual owner was away and her friend looked after us - she was extremely helpful and nothing was too much trouble. I don't think I have ever had such a great welcome! There are only two rooms so it really feels like a home from home. The bathroom and bedroom was extremely spacious and clean. The air con was a blessing, as was the chilled water cooler outside the room. No breakfast though. Quite close to shops, snack bars etc.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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CameraFelice, Owner at Camera Felice, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2011

Dear Guests,
Thank you for the Camera Felice accommodation review. We are very happy you like your stay at our rooms. Thank you for mentioning us the service that was given to you by one of our staff members. Also we would be more than happy to accommodate you in near future.

Kind regards,
Marijeta Hajdari Eres

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Reviewed 5 September 2011

We dropped by this B&B with no reservation, following the reviews from TripAdvisor (it's a B&B and not a hotel) and we were not disappointed.

The B&B consists of 2 big, nice, clean and bright rooms found in a cozy apartment inside a regular old-building, no B&B sign in front. Ok you have to pass through a common hallway, climb some stairs to reach the apartment but this is part of the experience - living like the Croats.

The owner will greet you politely and will show you around, will give you advice on where to park the car, what to see in Zagreb etc - very nice lady.

The rooms themselves are big, colorful and have big windows and a balcony overlooking a peaceful piazza with trees and a palace. There is free WiFi internet, a large LCD TV with plenty of channels and tea and coffee making facilities (with tea and coffee included if i remember well). The bathroom is big with a nice big shower too. All is reassuringly clean. Beds are really comfortable and we had a good sleep there.

And you get all this for a very reasonable price! Who needs a hotel?

Room Tip: 2 rooms, similar in layout. Not sure what to recommend amongst the 2. Both seemed great.
  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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CameraFelice, Manager at Camera Felice, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2011

Dear Guests,
Thank you for your review of Camera Felice. We are very happy that you liked your stay and got a glimpse of how it is to live like true Croat. We hope to see you again soon and would be more than happy to accommodate you in future.

Best wishes Camera Felice

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Reviewed 30 August 2011

We stayed at the apartment for 3 nights and were very impressed. Its location was fine - 15 minute walk from the centre - you can even park free about 15 min walk away. It was modern, tastefully decorated and those extras like a fridge, large flat screen TV with many channels, air con and access to chilled water made a real difference. Overall for around £50 a night excluding breakfast, we were very impressed and would recommend a stay without hesitation. Toni was very pleasant, cheerful and helpful. Payment only by cash and make sure you know its exact location before you go. VERY WELL DONE.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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CameraFelice, Manager at Camera Felice, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2011

Dear Guests,
Thank you for your review of Camera Felice. We are very happy you like your stay at our rooms. Thank you for mentioning us the service that was given to you by one of our staff members. Also we would be more than happy to accommodate you in near future and we hope the rest of your trip was great.

Best wishes Camera Felice

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Reviewed 24 August 2011

I stayed at Camera Felice for one night. The owner was friendly, but she was only there to give me the keys to my room. Payment was only possible by cash; both euros and kunas were accepted. The room was spacious, clean, nicely furnished and air conditioned. No breakfast was provided. Plenty of parking places were available on the street, but on weekdays they may not be free of charge. It was about 15 minutes' walk to city centre.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled solo
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CameraFelice, Manager at Camera Felice, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2011

Dear Guests,
Thank you for the Camera Felice accommodation review. We are very happy you like your stay at our rooms. Thank you for mentioning us the service that was given to you by one of our staff members and we are apologizing for any inconvenience . Also we would be more than happy to accommodate you in near future.

Best wishes Camera Felice

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Additional Information about Camera Felice

Address: Trg Vladka Macheka 2, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
Region: Croatia > Central Croatia > Zagreb
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #30 of 59 Hotels in Zagreb
Price Range: £49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Camera Felice is situated 10 minutes walk away from main square Trg bana Josipa Jelacica. Public transport (tram and bus) is 100 meters away. We offer modern single and double-bed rooms (bathroom, LCD TV, wireless internet, air conditioning, central heating, fridge and cooking device). Quiet surroundings with nearby healthy food store, cafe bar and pharmacy. Educated and reliable staff that is always available. ... more   less 

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