The Esplanade is a traditional grand hotel, very elegant and old-world, but well-maintained and updated. Service was excellent, beginning with the check-in process which is conducted sitting in armchairs at a desk, rather than the usual stand-up counter. We were escorted to our room and the bellman gave us an overview of the facilities. Also, we were able to just leave our rental car at the front door and hand over the keys, and they called to advise the agency it was ready for pickup since we were several hours earlier than scheduled.
I believe we were upgraded to a larger room than we'd booked - it had a sitting area with sofa and coffee table at one end of the large room. Big comfortable bed and huge marble bathroom with a glass-enclosed shower, separate tub, toilet room, double sink, lighted makeup mirror, etc. Lots of closet space, good mirrors & lighting. Altogether a very lovely accommodation, . My only minor criticism is that the pocket door to close off the bathroom has a frosted glass panel - not ideal if one person wants to turn on a light during the night without waking their partner.
The included breakfast buffet had an ample assortment of hot and cold dishes, and is served in the lovely dining room. It was cold and rainy during our stay but it looks like there's patio seating during the summer. One could also order cooked-to-order items off a menu, but the pricing was astronomical. We also had dinner at the hotel restaurant, Zinfandel, and it was outstanding (separately reviewed).
Location of the hotel is good, easy to reach by car, a short walk to the center of town, and virtually next door to the train station which was very convenient as we were departing by train. Our room faced in the direction of the train tracks and while we could occasionally hear the rumble of passing trains, it didn't disturb us. I would highly recommend the Esplanade!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Esplanade Zagreb Hotel built in 1925 for the passengers of the old Orient Express and completely renovated in 2004, features 208 spacious and lavishly furnished rooms and suites. Our Zagreb hotel rooms and suites feature luxurious and convenient amenities such as marble bathrooms, fluffy bathrobes and free super fast Internet access. Esplanade Zagreb accommodations provide the best of both luxury and convenience and are ideal for busy travelers and those seeking rest and relaxation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Regent Esplanade, Zagreb Hotel Zagreb
- Regent Zagreb
- Zagreb Regent