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.
- 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