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Almayer Art & Heritage Hotel

Ulica Brace Bersa 2, Zadar 23000 Croatia
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#8 of 30 hotels in Zadar
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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 is transformed into a sensitively reimagined, distinctive, four-star hotel and a new focal point of the city. This adult only (min 12+) hotel features 13 exclusive rooms, an attractive secret garden with a unique glass house and courtyard cafe-restaurant “Corte Vino & More” serving fine wines and Creative Mediterranean fare. 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 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
Evening entertainment
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Car hire
Meeting rooms
Paid public parking on-site
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Walking tours
Taxi service
Fax / photocopying
Adults only
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
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
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Croatian, German, Italian
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PDXcoffeetraveler wrote a review Oct 19
Portland, Oregon114 contributions47 helpful votes
Lovely one night stay in Zadar at the Almayer during our trip through Croatia in September. Zadar was our "underrated gem" on the trip. Pros: - Nicely decorated rooms and comfortable beds. Our room was located in the annex right across the square from the main building - Breakfast was excellent. Best yogurt (house made by the chef) I have ever enjoyed. Ingredients were fresh and local. Garden courtyard was a great place to enjoy breakfast - Location is central and free parking is available next to the hotel - Staff was helpful and professional. Cons: - Although the room was lovely and well-decorated it was on the dark side in terms of lighting and the wall colors.
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Date of stay: September 2020
ChristinaFraley wrote a review Sep 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania7 contributions5 helpful votes
Thoroughly enjoyed this lovely boutique hotel! We were greeted by the front desk manager Elena who was incredibly helpful, friendly and had a great sense of humor. The rooms and hotel are well appointed. Conveniently located near all the attractions. Highly recommend!!!!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Jane R wrote a review Aug 2020
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This is my second draft of the review. My first was snarky. I don't write reviews often, but I want to let the owners know what's going wrong in their hotel. There are some real design problems with The Almayer: the website photography is beautiful and misleading. The Deluxe Mezzanine Double seems spacious and suite-like on the website. It is pretty, but entirely not fit for purpose. Lights and sockets in the wrong place, sharp staircase edges jutting out at head height, no mirror for makeup or shaving, bathroom is tiny, but described as "full." The living room is more of a corridor and there is nowhere to put one's luggage. Air conditioning only works on the lower floor so the loft bed area is very hot and there is a fire detector on the ceiling very close to the bed that flashes brightly every 30 seconds. On arrival, Elena was front of house. Within seconds she was rude to us, hiding behind the facade of "edgy." She made me and my husband feel uncomfortable with every encounter, implying she was far too educated for her position, intimating that the owners had no day to day interest in the hotel, stating that "it's like communism: leaving the workers to run the place" We slept terribly but were pleased with the warm welcome for breakfast and a genuinely delicious offering. Pretension re-emerged when my husband asked for ketchup and was haughtily informed that "we have no sauces anywhere in the hotel"(they bring you tomato sauce at any Four Seasons, without question) It's close to old town Zadar, and the courtyard is charming, but it's Motel6 service, for Four Star prices. Happy to have discussed this with the hotel at checkout but non one asked us as the place is under-staffed and not managed.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Vjekoslav Bobić, Owner at Almayer Art & Heritage Hotel
Responded Aug 31, 2020
Sauce issues and other frustrations Dear Mrs Richards, I am very sorry to read that you did not feel comfortable with us. However, I think that not our hotel, but your review is pretentious, highly inappropriate, unprofessional and a personal attack with no real substance. I still don't understand what exactly was wrong and "what is going on" in our hotel that we deserve such harsh words? It is absolutely business damaging to say, that our photos of the rooms are misleading as they are giving an exact picture of the interiour. I think it is not up to you to tarnish us just because you did not like the technical execution of certain details. Your sleep disorders certainly have nothing to do with our quality equipment that every guest praises. They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. My idea of ​​interior design and what I want to achieve with it is, with absolute certainty, far from your imagination how a room should look like. Still, I would never allow myself to anonymously tell a colleague on an internet platform that her job is bad and that her website is just a collection of shabby and expensive design objects. That would be as well highly unappropriate and unprofessional. All the best! Owner&Manager
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Genetic Marvel wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom4 contributions
The place is certainly furnished to five star standard and captures the boutique-ey feel the owners are looking for. It's also somehow homely and has a beautiful courtyard which I imagine would be lovely for escaping from the crowds in-season. Visitors choosing an Old Town hotel can discount the value of its location, as the OT is so small that they're all within comfortable walking distance of everything of interest on the peninsula. Also, I don't believe any of the rooms here have a sea view. Could be wrong about that though.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Room Tip: Warning for folks that have mobility issues - there are no lifts
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KAUSHIK M wrote a review Nov 2019
Zagreb, Croatia9 contributions2 helpful votes
The location of the hotel is good, it is centrally located in the old town in few meters you can reach the sea organ and other famous places in the old town. However we really were disappointed with the approach of the annex building of hotel. The main building is very nice and have a good positive decor etc. However annex building which is nearly few meters away, is all deserted from beginning of the entrance till you get into the rooms. The rooms are spacious with all dark walls and with so called latest trend where bathtub is one of the corner of the bedroom :). Would have loved to stay in the main building, though when requested seems there were no rooms available. Breakfast is average, you have breads, cold cuts, eggs to order, smoothies, cereals etc which is served in the main building. To the management, they need to do something about the corridor of the annex building.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: Try to get rooms in the main building
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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), Archaeological Museum Zadar (0.2 miles), and Zadar Cathedral (0.1 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 and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Almayer Art & Heritage Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Al Pacchero, Trattoria Mediterraneo, and Zadar Jadera Traditional Restaurant.
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) and Kneževa Palača Zadar / Rector´s Palace Zadar (0.4 miles).
Does Almayer Art & Heritage Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.