The harbour town of Zadar in the south of Croatia is located on a narrow little island on the Adriatic Sea. Thanks to its long Roman rule and extensive list of changing conquerors over the centuries, the city is chock-a-block full of historical sights. Stay in Zadar and you can choose between accommodation in the historic old town, on the coast or a child-friendly hotel complex just outside.
Hotels in the historic city centre for cultural travellers
Zadar is separated from the mainland by what is essentially moat, and was a fortress until 1873. It has a large port and four city gates. Most of the picturesque old town is Venetian and you will discover spacious palaces and churches in this style, as well as remains of a Roman forum. Art Hotel Kalelarga is located in a pedestrianised zone in the heart of Old Town Zadar, just a few minutes’ walk from all the best historical attractions. This modern hotel has large, comfortable rooms that are all individually decorated – so it’s not your regular carbon copy hotel. The Hotel Bastion is located by the historic city wall of Zadar, between the Old Town and the coastal promenade; it’s a great base for exploring the history of Zadar. From the hotel you have a great view of the harbour, and there are plenty of restaurants and shops are nearby.
Romantic hotels on the rocky coast of Zadar
Zadar has a lovely rocky coastal area, crested by crystal clear water. The Hotel Villa Nico is located directly on the sea, about five kilometres from the old town of Zadar; if you are looking for relaxation and long walks by the sea, you’ll be well catered for with this hotel. Hotel Villa Triana is located in Zadar, right by the sea and has a balcony with sea views; the rooms are spacious and most have balconies; the hotel also has a spacious pool. The location is perfect for exploring the surrounding area; the old town of Zadar can be reached comfortably by car or bus in ten minutes.
Family-friendly hotels in Zadar
If you’re looking for a hotel in Zadar that specialises in families with children, the Hotel Falkensteiner Club Funimation Borik is for you; it’s child-friendly hotel with its own sandy bay right next door. This hotel offers various activities for children and adults, as well as child care, and also has its own restaurant for children. In addition to the beach, the hotel offers a spacious swimming pool. The rooms and suites are modern and spacious and some have sea views. Alternatively there’s the Falkensteiner Family Hotel Diadora, just outside the city. The hotel has a children's pools and child care around the clock. A hotel-owned sandy beach sits alongside hotel complex and the rooms are spacious and comfortable and offer ample space for small and large families.
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