The Palace Hotel is set in the center of Zagreb, immediately next to a beautiful park with gorgeous plantings of flowers. This hotel reminds me of the Plaza in New York City with its old-world charm. The hotel has since undergone several renovations and currently is home to some fantastic artwork by the famous Croatian artist, Branka Brmbota. Her paintings combine the look of Gibson Girls with portraits of famous Zagreb sites. The stained-glass ceiling dome in the dining room is an art deco joy to behold.
Today, the hotel merges the comfort of a Western style hotel with a warm retro-feel created by its antique furniture. The Palace Hotel Zagreb is the ideal choice for tourists as it’s walkable to the main square, museums, parks and boutiques. Our room was spacious with sufficient closets and the bathroom is not cramped like you would find in most European hotels. It contains a tub shower, toilet, bidet, and room around the sink for storage.
Our room was coupled with breakfast which was buffet-style. It had everything you could imagine from croissants & Danish to eggs, breakfast meats and grilled vegetables. There was an ample variety and selection of fresh fruits, yoghurts, dry and hot cereals. You could order your coffee, lattes or tea any way you desired. With such a sumptuous repast, you didn’t need to eat another thing until dinner. However, we always found a way to be tempted by a mid-afternoon slice of pizza or gelato. The staff was efficient and accommodating. We would heartily recommend the Palace Hotel for a stay in Zagreb.