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#16 of 31 in Zadar
Location
3.8
Cleanliness
3.3
Service
3.3
Value
3.2

Hotel Donat is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Zadar, offering a budget friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Il Saluto al Sole (1.3 mi) and Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) (1.4 mi), guests of Hotel Donat can easily experience some of Zadar's most well known attractions.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer air conditioning, and you can stay connected during your stay as Hotel Donat offers guests wifi.

The hotel features a 24 hour front desk and currency exchange. Plus, Hotel Donat offers a pool and free breakfast, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

While visiting Zadar, you may want to try some filet mignon at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Konoba Rafaelo, Pet Bunara, or Kornat.

Zadar is also known for some great ancient ruins, including Zadar Land City Gates and Five Wells Square (Trg 5 Bunara), which are not too far from Hotel Donat.

Enjoy your stay in Zadar!

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Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
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Currency exchange
Outdoor pool
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Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Private balcony
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Croatian, German
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Birgitt wrote a review May 18
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I have to write my review ,while I'm still staying here cause I cannot believe whysomeone would left negative feedback😲the hotel staff is super friendly,the rooms are clean(basic, but clean..but are you going on holidays to stay on your room???even with fridge!!and large TV),I like the food,too- lots of vegetarian options-always fresh fruits like pineapple kiwis melons,drunks like wine and beer is included plus its a very good location next to the sea...I'm just shocked about some bad reviews..but I already knew some people complain about every little thing,so I gave it a try.. and I was right...brilliant hotel-you won't be disappointed 😊😊😊..oh nice pool too
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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melita s wrote a review May 17
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The hotel is very old, needs renovation (about 20 years ago), very poor furnishing, only one chair. We reserved a room with a balcony and a view to the seeside and we got a balcony 50× 120cm, so we could put the only chair on the balcony with a veiw on the parking. So the second person sat on the floor beside the open balcony door The food was ok for 3* The staff was very nice and polite in the restaurant, but not so friendly at the reception desk. When we asked iff the room was as we ordered, they claimed that every room in their hotel is fine. So, what is their criteria, how do the people live, iff they claim, that there rooms are super and fine. Look at the pictures I added. I realy havent been in such a room in decades.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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C K wrote a review May 15
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Had a fantastic 4 nights in Zadar - we had the Hotel Donat all inclusive and for what we paid it was very very good. Food lovely most staff very helpful, clean large room (we just booked normal double and actually had 2 x rooms one twin and one double with a little seating area, TV and 2 balconies. Shower was the best I ever experienced! So much pressure it nearly blew me down the plughole. Also - a small thing - but lovely hand soap and shower gel in a dispenser that actually gave a decent amount. Yes I agree it is a little dated , but we got a very inexpensive deal. Lovely area to back of hotel right on to sea front and nice walks Only minor grip was the fridge in the room didn't work - and could have probably done with a shower curtain due to aforementioned power shower. But we were AI so didn't really expect a fridge. Staff were lovely and cleaners worked very hard. Thank you for a super time - great bar service and lovely lovely food. also one wee tip - we were able to use the facilities at the next door hotel (Falkensteiner) My partner had a massage and I used the gym and (heated) outdoor pool which was gorgeous
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Date of stay: April 2022
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jessica m wrote a review Sep 2021
Chester, United Kingdom7 contributions
Rooms were clean. Hotel was slightly dated but for the price it is expected. Limited options on the all inclusive drinks. Could have done with more variety of foods in the buffet each day was the same and food quality wasn’t to great. We ate out for lunch and tea to avoid the buffet, but maybe if there is an option to stay room only I would recommend as food and drinks out is very cheap. For a 3* I think it was pretty okay. Good location from Zadar. No sun beds near pool only tables and chairs.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Road712948 wrote a review Aug 2021
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Starting with the positive, the staff were nice and my kids enjoyed refill beverages throughout the day and the buffet-style meals included in the “all-inclusive” deal. Unfortunately, that is where all-inclusive ended. I would like to suggest that the hotel spend sometime updating and refurbishing the rooms, they were small and run-down (to include the basic care of bathroom tile, light fixtures, etc.). In addition to some renovations, I would also like to suggest the hotel re-imagine what “all-inclusive” can mean to a family. For example, the option of early check in, especially since flights are limited to the location. Another idea would be to offer bike rentals to explore the area, or SUP board rentals, or better yet, have brochures available for families to creatively add to their family holiday. If taxi’s are suggested as the primary mode of travel from the hotel to the city center, then hotel staff should be ready to call a taxi on behalf of guests, or at the very least, have a list of available taxi’s and notable price differences that could be helpful knowledge to your guests. In sum, my family and I had a good vacation because we love adventure and are flexible, but the note that this is an “all-inclusive” stay is a misnomer. Remember, all that glitters on the website is not gold…our swimming pool certainly did not have a waterslide…which the website led one to believe. I do sincerely wish the hotel the best, because as I said, the staff were nice, but I would not necessarily recommend this particular hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Clockticks0823 wrote a review Jan 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom10 contributions15 helpful votes
ALL INCLUSIVE - don't get too excited coz it is seriously basic! it wasn't expensive but at the same time, it wasn't cheap either. the food in general were very mediocre from breakfast all the way through to dinner, and when i say mediocre, they were ALL very salty to probably disguise the tastelessness of it all. the rooms were awful! hardly any space and felt like i was on a winter holiday as my room was freezing the beach is right outside the hotel which was nice and just be warned that it's not your typical sandy beach but rather ROCKY which wasn't a problem but i was hoping to have known this beforehand and most importantly - SERVICE! this was nowhere to be found!it may as well have been a SELF-SERVICE HOTEL! i've never stayed somewhere with honestly moody and unhelpful staff members! i was a lone traveller and wasn't hoping to make bestfriends with any of the staff members but a little looking after & attentiveness never hurts your travellers. even maybe a smile would've helped! i wanted to WASTE my money on excursions but no one was willing to help me so good thing i didn't a bad experience could've been compensated if staff members were at least friendly so hence why i'm leaving a bad review/rating. maybe a refresher on customer service should be given to the staff and some minor improvements on EVERYTHING else can be done.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from Toni Simac, General Manager at Hotel Donat
Responded Jul 5, 2021
Dear Husty0823, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of Hotel Donat. We are really sorry to hear that on this occasion we did not get things right for you. We take great pride in offering excellent customer service and I am disappointed we could not do so for yourself. Mostly we only have compliments for our employees. We will take on board your comments to help improve our services to guests. We will be honored if you give us another chance and choose to visit us again. Until then, we wish you all the best. Sincerely Toni Šimac, GM
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Ádám T wrote a review Nov 2019
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I was on a business trip there. Unfortunately only this hotel had free rooms. In a few words about the hotel: A real socialist gem: it completely conveys the feeling of the 70' and 80', only the parking cars testify that we are no loonger in that age. Hot showering is almost a privilege. On the last day we touched the bottom: there was no water in the hotel. :) The mattress was like a trough or a "mobile-trench". The bathroom was dirty (and so does everyting else), even the revious guest's hair was in the shower tray. Breakfast would have been almost acceptable, but since there was no water, also there wasnt coffe, tea or juice. If you're a little more adventrous, sleep in your car instead. :)
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from tsimac, General Manager at Hotel Donat
Responded Dec 16, 2019
Dear Ádám T, Thank you for providing your feedback on your recent stay. We are very sorry to learn that your recent stay did not meet expectations. We hope to be able to provide you with a more positive experience and restore your faith if you choose hotel Donat in the future. Best regards
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chips wrote a review Oct 2019
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Spent 7 nights all-inclusive with our friends. Friendly staff, no entertainment due to coming to the end of season. Pool freezing. Weather was excellent, 100 yards to the beach water was very clear. Food was excellent in the restaurant plenty of choice hot and cold. Room was cleaned and tidy every day. Plenty of wardrobe space. Would go back again.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from tsimac, General Manager at Hotel Donat
Responded Oct 31, 2019
Dear athome14, What a pleasure to read your review of our hotel! Thank you for taking the time to give us the feedback on your stay, we are glad you found the hotel and the team up to your expectations. Sincerely, Toni Šimac, GM
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Talie K wrote a review Oct 2019
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Booked this hotel but,regretted it afer reading all the poor reviews. Nonetheless, I decided to go ahead with my plans and stay here and I'm so glad I did. The hotel is basic but you get what you pay for so really, it was absolutely fine for the price. All the staff were really friendly and helpful whenever I needed advice or information. The restaurant staff looked a little miserable but I never had to communicate with them so, it never bothered me. The food was great too with a wide variety and something for everyone. I enjoyed my stay here :)
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Oct 31, 2019
Dear Talie K, It is great to read your lovely review of our hotel, thank you for the nice feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciate the very nice comment about our food and staff! We look forward to welcoming you back for the return visit. Sincerely Toni Šimac, GM
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Lily Tilly wrote a review Oct 2019
Macclesfield, United Kingdom117 contributions97 helpful votes
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Visited with five girlfriends as an all inclusive package. All-inclusive was extremely disappointing only served soft drinks, coffee and very poor wine and beer as inclusive and that was only until 10:30 pm. The restaurant was only open minimal hours so planning your meals around your holiday was quite difficult closed at 8:30 in the evening. The rooms were extremely basic the only good thing was that we chose family rooms which gave us a bedroom each and lots of space. The shower was absolutely awful it completely flooded the bathroom and the hall way if you used it as a shower so you had to hold it in your hand during your shower. The maid came every day and was very pleasant but she was probably the only staff member who smiled all week. You get what you pay for and it was very cheap so overall the location of the hotel is excellent 50 minutes walk into Zadar centre with good bus train and taxi links the city itself is stunning and definitely worth a visit.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled
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Response from tsimac, General Manager at Hotel Donat
Responded Oct 31, 2019
Dear lorrainew757, thank you very much for your feedback. We are sorry that we did not meet all your expectations on this occasion, we constantly strive to improve on our service. We will be honored if you give us another chance and choose to visit us again. Until then, we wish you all the best. Sincerely Toni Šimac, GM
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$66 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
CroatiaDalmatiaZadar CountyZadar
NUMBER OF ROOMS
240
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Donat
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Donat?
Nearby attractions include Yachting Bar (0.4 miles), Fiolic Winery (0.6 miles), and Iglesia de San Elias - St Elias Church (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Donat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Donat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Donat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Donat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Punta, Mamma Mia, and Konoba Rafaelo.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Donat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hotel Donat offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Donat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Croatian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Donat?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Church of St. Donat (1.5 miles) and Kneževa Palača Zadar / Rector´s Palace Zadar (1.8 miles).