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Almayer Art & Heritage Hotel

Ulica Brace Bersa 2, Zadar 23000 Croatia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#9 of 31 in Zadar
Situated in a carefully renovated 19th-century building in the heart of Zadar's Old Town, Almayer Art & Heritage Hotel is a beautiful boutique 4-star hotel created for true connoisseurs and modern epicureans looking for something more personal than the luxury hotel. This romantic jewel, built in 1863, after a comprehensive renovation and adaptation, in 2017 transformed into a sensitively reimagined, distinctive, four-star hotel and a new focal point of the Zadar Old town. This Adults only (min 12+) hotel features 13 exclusive rooms, an attractive secret garden with a unique glass house and courtyard Corte Restaurant offering a daily-changing menu with great emphasis on quality and regional products that embraces sustainable sourcing and ingredients grown in the lush hinterland. Surrounded by the green oasis of the nearby park and protected cultural monuments, it is in close proximity to all the city’s sights, the ancient Roman Forum, the Adriatic sea and Zadar’s waterfront, as well as the famous architectural installations of the Sea Organ and Greetings to the Sun.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycle tours
Car hire
Meeting rooms
Paid public parking on-site
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Evening entertainment
Walking tours
Taxi service
Adults only
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Croatian, German, Italian
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GTH wrote a review Jun 19
7 contributions1 helpful vote
Hotel is cute and has a good location. We stayed in the annexe which was ‘ok’. Much like previous writers it did feel like an Airbnb. The corridor directly outside your room has tea and coffee machines so beware if you want a lay in or a late start and the room next door decide to turn the coffee machine on at 6:30am!!!! Not ideal and a little unnecessary when this could be an in room facility. If your are in the annexe and have mobility issues beware the lift doesn’t work and there is a large staircase to climb. We had lunch in the restaurant and the food quality was good. Our stay was ruined by the fact we were shown where to park by reception staff. A very small 6 metre to 10 metre gap directory outside the hotel entrance. Returning after a day trip we parked here but ‘apparently’ the back of the car went beyond a ‘restriction’ sign. Written in Croatian and not an obvious ‘DO NOT PARK’ notice and something I thought the hotel would tell us about when we were shown where to park. The car was literally right outside the hotel. We woke up early to drive to split to get our flight to find the car had been towed. Reception told us it was a 15 minute walk away and they couldn’t help. We retrieved the car at an approx cost of £100. The car was towed at 7:10pm and get the office of authority closes at 5pm and when I questioned this I just got a ‘shoulder shrug’. On researching the fees and parking restrictions I came across a lot of travellers who had met the same demise so please be careful if you have a car.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
flunie wrote a review Jun 19
Toronto, Canada242 contributions293 helpful votes
Only stayed here one night on a 11 day tour of Croatia. Nice small hotel but a little cool for school, in terms of promoting their art work which wasn’t very special. I liked my room which was a loft except it was supposed to come with a bed on the lower floor for my son and it really didn’t. He ended up scrambling to get another room in town, after the hotel reception host said they were fully booked. But after he left, when it was too late, the same guy told me that he had the keys to an apartment in the hotel he could have used. Well, thanks for nothing! They do get two “A” marks: The morning breakfast was excellent and served in a beautiful courtyard. And, turns out I left my iPhone charger in the room, and when I called afterward, they very graciously couriered it to my next destination in Croatia. Good service!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
Hrvoje S wrote a review Jun 15
14 contributions3 helpful votes
I stayed just one night at this beautiful hotel in the historic centre of Zadar. The hotel is located in a historic building, beautifully restored a few years ago. The hotel's decor is eclectic, with fine furnishings and artistic works. In all, in the main building, there are only nine rooms, divided into two categories. In the nearby annex there are another seven rooms. In addition, in the orangery and the interior garden there is an excellent all-day restaurant. For the breakfast there is a buffet, but there are also various delicious dishes that can be ordered. The atmosphere is refined, but relaxed. The staff are courteous and helpful. The service is very good. I took a standard double room. Located on the ground floor of the building, the room overlooked the splendid interior garden. It was spacious with high ceilings and a gorgeous bathroom. Everything was very well maintained and clean. The cosmetic products and the minibar offer were of excellent quality. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to experience the quintessential of three-thousand-year-old city of Zadar at its best. Here the past, the cultural and gastronomic tradition meet with modern comfort and remain in the memory for a long time.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Lisa B wrote a review May 2022
72 contributions46 helpful votes
This hotel exceeded our expectations. Very friendly service, very stylish rooms and interior with perfect breakfast at a great spot very close to the main attractions of Zadar old town. Free perking included as well (not high season though).
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
0-Allison-0 wrote a review Apr 2022
Northumberland, United Kingdom11 contributions4 helpful votes
We wanted a small, quiet, characterful hotel that still has a touch of class - this is a secret gem. We stayed in the main hotel, not the annexe rooms, and could just see the sea from our window. As I was holidaying with my adult daughter, the studio-effect room with staircase and mezzanine floor, worked very well for us. It had all that we needed - except perhaps a kettle - it's a British thing! But staff were very obliging if you wanted something in your room and would bring it up from the restaurant. The mini-bar was also well stocked. We ate in the restaurant on several evenings as it had a lovely ambience. The menu was interesting and the food was delicious. The chef made a large salad for me on one evening on request despite it not being on the menu. Staff were efficient, professional and ready to help. The mellow jazz playing in the background created a lovely relaxing vibe. Breakfasts were lovely - especially the freshly squeezed orange juice and we noticed that many local professionals popped in throughout the day to have a coffee in the gorgeous walled garden. All-in-all I could not fault the Almayer - my worry is that I'll never get back unless I book well ahead. It was a beautiful, little oasis to return to after sightseeing. For a tasteful, unique, boutique hotel - this ticks all the boxes. Thanks for looking after us so well!
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Date of stay: April 2022
Room Tip: I think the annexe still had building work going on when we visited, so if you are going soon...
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injerra wrote a review Oct 2021
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom68 contributions29 helpful votes
Wonderful hotel. Clean. Beautiful rooms and modern bathrooms. Lovely staff. Delicious breakfast. Wish I could stay longer. We even had a bath tub in our room. Snd while it took quite a long time to run. It was worth it. Will definitely be coming back to this wonderful area and this hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled
Jeppe Jul Kiil wrote a review Oct 2021
Hoejbjerg, Denmark3 contributions
Super friendly and humorous staff. Room stylish, quiet and clean in one of the best locations in Zadar. Stayed for 3 nights and enjoyed the nice breakfast in a very personal setting. Hotel advise for activities was spot on!
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Date of stay: October 2021
huggibear wrote a review Aug 2021
Nottingham76 contributions34 helpful votes
I was aware that the main hotel was closed and we had rooms in the annexe - what I didn’t realise was this meant it was more like a vey expensive air bnb experience . The breakfast is served to your room - but there was only a small desk with a single chair to eat it at. There was no hotel reception - you neede to email or phone the reception for any information . Breakfast was served late - at 8 am so we missed it on a day we were going out early ( on another day we especially asked for early breakfast which was delivered at 7am ) Room 4 was nice if a bit dark . There is no hotel courtyard or outside seating area available at the moment, so it’s was a lot of money for a room with breakfast eaten on my knee.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: Bring earplugs for room 4 - local club nearby
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wendeno wrote a review Jul 2021
Denver, Colorado104 contributions49 helpful votes
We arrived into Zadar and had issues with our original reservation that confirmed us with a room with two beds. (it was two twin beds pushed together into a king. We wanted to separate beds). Elena was amazing. She helped us and offered me a studio apartment next to the hotel because the hotel is still closed from the pandemic. Great location, great value.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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ruslan salimov wrote a review Apr 2021
Ghent, Belgium6 contributions
That hotel really special place and hir is why you shud stay ther 1. best location totaly in heart in the old town i recomend stay only in old town to get all charm of zadar and if you bored to be ther you always can cros brindge and see new zadar araund 2. you can stay in the hotel main building or rent apartment in the building infront it question of your taste and wish no mather what size room and building you take you can be shure all rooms stilysh and done with hight quality matirials and good taste 3. that hotel not cheap but you will not see ther laud people or girls with hight hils in reception and label bags that hotel not for people who want show off it for people who have money like good quality thinks love and care abaut arhitikture and style 4. and BIG BONUS no childrens that hotel is only for adults 5. nice stuf very helpful very chil know a lot abaut history and place and helpful for no mather what you need 6. i really recomd that place to people who love and care abaut dizaih and arhitikrute you will not regred if you wana fell life style of BOURGEOISIE take apartment with nice balcony and fju and im shure that place stay for ever in your memory But hir is who you make shud not stay ther 1. that hotel dont have big resotoran and for a lot people it can be must 2. you also will not find ther reception for girls who wana have drink and it not party place 3. if you travel for busines i belive that place is more for turist who wana enjoi zadar in the best way and get charm of old days 4 . if you have childrens and they are with you
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Date of stay: February 2021
Room Tip: i really recomend take apartment and beter with balcony or if you stay in the hotel take 2 flor...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Almayer Art & Heritage Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Almayer Art & Heritage Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) (0.1 miles), ClueGo Escape Room Zadar (0.2 miles), and Archaeological Museum Zadar (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Almayer Art & Heritage Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Almayer Art & Heritage Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Almayer Art & Heritage Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Almayer Art & Heritage Hotel?
Yes, free parking, paid public parking nearby, and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Almayer Art & Heritage Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Trattoria Mediterraneo, Al Pacchero, and Eat Me!.
Is Almayer Art & Heritage Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Zadar.
Are any cleaning services offered at Almayer Art & Heritage Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Almayer Art & Heritage Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Italian, and Croatian.
Are there any historical sites close to Almayer Art & Heritage Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Church of St. Donat (0.1 miles), Kneževa Palača Zadar / Rector´s Palace Zadar (0.4 miles), and Fort Saint Michael / Tvrđava Sveti Mihovil (4.4 miles).
Does Almayer Art & Heritage Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.