We arrived in Zagreb by air and decided to take the bus run by Croatian Airlines to the bus station (30 kn ea, 30 min.). From there it was a 10 minute stroll to the hotel - very easy, with several coffee bars along the way had we needed to rest.
The hotel is lovely. Although it is older - built in the 70's - it shows no signs of wear. I've been in newer hotels where there have been cracked tiles, worn carpets, tarnished brass, chipped grout, etc. This place is well maintained and has lovely wood panelling everywhere without giving it a heavy feel, and beveled glass that makes you think "art nouveau" or "art deco". The lobby is spacious, light and good to hang out in. There is a piano bar and internet lounge.
The room (351) was quiet and clean. Everything was perfect. The bed was comfortable, the pillows too, the bathroom is clean, there is no crud in any of the corners or between the tiles. (The bright turquoise phone in the bathroom was a bit of a non sequitur...) The TV worked well and we got CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera and some German channels. We're news junkies so this was important...
We asked for a non-smoking room and the hotel has whole non-smoking floors that really do smell clean and fresh, not artificially disinfected with masked scents.
There are convenient amenities such as a retractable clothes line in the bathroom and a room safe that fits a laptop (wireless was free in the room as well).
It was really hot during our visit (36 deg. C one day) but the AC in the room worked fine. The lobby is quite a bit cooler and the hallway on the 3d floor was warm, but the room was fine.
Our package included breakfast which was a sumptuous buffet with a million tasty things including smoked fish - delish - and an omelette station.
The staff was not only friendly and competent, they had a sense of humor (the waiter at breakfast made us smile every morning) and were helpful and pleasant to deal with.
The location of the hotel is good too. You can walk to pretty much everything worth seeing within 10-15 minutes (the main square, the parks and museums, the upper town etc.), plus there is an excellent tram network that is easy to use. The news kiosk right outside the hotel sells tram tickets (8 kn or approx. 1 euro for a one way ticket). We took the tram to Lake Jura one day just for something different.
In the hotel lobby you'll find a series of booklets and brochures that are very useful and informative. I recommend the "Zagreb: Step by Step" although the others are good too.
We were only there for 3 1/2 days but we can't wait to come back. Next time I want to rent a car to drive to the surrounding areas and maybe the coast. Also, I didn't get a chance to try the gym and spa. Something else for another time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the city centre, Sheraton Zagreb Hotel is just a stroll away from the main attractions where Zagreb's history and tradition can be witnessed in museums and galleries, architecture, numerous theaters, lively cafés, and bars. Offering easy access to the city's main points of interest and close to public transport, we are the hotel of choice for business and leisure travellers. Bright and spacious, our 306 guest rooms and suites feature a personal and inviting atmosphere and modern conveniences. Make time for yourself at our heated indoor pool, Wellness & Spa centre and fitness facility. Plan a successful business event in our halls and rooms. Our modern and multi functional halls are ideal for your conferences, meetings or events. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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