Located on the Dalmatian coast in Croatia, Zadar is a popular spot – and it’s easy to see why. It’s not just about the sparkling turquoise sea and chilled out beaches here; there are also fabulous Roman ruins and even exquisite Venetian buildings to explore. Couple that with incredible marble streets and delicious Mediterranean food and you certainly have yourself a destination to reckon with!
The famous Sea Organ and Sun Salutation monument is also located here – a great spot for sunset. Thankfully, it’s easy to stay in Zadar. There are plenty of options – from hotels set inside beautiful historic buildings to affordable hostels for budget travelers. That means anyone is going to be able to stay in this charming Croatian town.
8. Apartments Donat
If history is something you are interested in, then you will love staying at Apartments Donat. This hotel is set in a 700-year-old building, reflecting the history of the area – just take a look out of the window and the old St Donat Church provides a picturesque backdrop.
Nearby, only 40 yards away, is the famous Sea Organ and Sun Salutation monument. The apartments have been beautifully restored and are modern, stylish spaces, with calming color palettes and parquet floors. Each apartment comes with its own kitchenette – helping to keep costs low – and a balcony for you to soak up the views in private.
7. Hotel Mediteran
Located just a ten-minute walk from Borik Beach – and a little further to Uskok Beach – this small and cozy apartment complex boasts compact but clean and functional rooms, providing a comfortable place to stay in the city.
The rooms at the Hotel Mediteran feature balconies looking out over the storied rooftops of the town and across the sea. There’s also a small outdoor swimming pool for guests to enjoy. The onsite restaurant serves up local Dalmatian food, as well as cocktails. The staff here will make sure you enjoy your stay in this hotel, which is a mix of modern and traditional.
6. Falkensteiner Hotel Adriana
A charming hotel set in lush gardens that ramble down onto Borik Beach itself, there’s an outdoor swimming pool here, as well as a relaxing patio area for guests to enjoy evening drinks and dinner. There is also an indoor pool and a spa center, for extra indulgence.
Rooms feature paneled wood walls and wooden flooring, as well as large floor to ceiling windows, allowing plenty of light to spill in. Falkensteiner Hotel Adriana is situated inside a large and historic building, making it something of an architectural gem; though Zadar old town is around two miles away.
5. Zadera Accommodation
Zadera Accommodation is all about the rich textures and fittings in the rooms. Think marble bathrooms, muted colors, and sultry lighting, providing a chic space to relax in on your Zadar trip.
In terms of location, you will find this hotel just a short distance from the famous Sea Organ, as well as the Roman Forum, the Church of Our Lady Health, and other historical monuments nearby. Other than having history on your doorstep, the staff will provide you with everything you need, including tips and information about sightseeing in the area.
And to fuel you for a day of exploration, there’s a delicious breakfast served up each morning.
4. Hotel Niko
Just steps away from Puntamika Beach and Borik Beach, this elegant building offers views of the ocean and the old town of Zadar. For a traditional place to stay, Hotel Niko is a great option; this hotel provides interiors which include patterned carpets, silk rugs, and mirrored walls.
Staff provide helpful and efficient service, and the hotel restaurant serves up a mix of Mediterranean cuisine, complemented – of course – by glasses of wine and the luxurious sound of a baby grand piano. For more restaurants, it’s just a short walk from here to the port, which has many dining options to choose from.
3. Boutique Hostel Forum
Small and compact but stylishly designed rooms provide an excellent option for budget accommodation in Zadar. There’s even the option to choose from private rooms or dormitory rooms with bunk beds, which are not traditional bunks, but more like individual pods for a comfortable night’s sleep.
The private rooms feature chic design and incredible views out over the sea, as well as black and white tiled bathrooms. The location of the Boutique Hostel Forum is great; it’s set right next to the Romanesque St Anastasia Cathedral and the Roman Forum along the main street in town – called Kalelarga – so there are plenty of options for food and drink nearby, too.
2. B&B Giardin
Set inside a charming old building, this hotel features rooms with original features, like rustic stone walls and high ceilings – all combined with a selection of simple, modern furnishings.
B&B Giardin also has a sun terrace – a good spot to relax and soak up views of the sea. Providing everything you need for a comfortable stay, this hotel is a spacious option. There is an onsite restaurant to enjoy, serving a delicious array of Italian cuisine.
In terms of location, it’s very convenient; this place is close to a pedestrian bridge that connects directly with Zadar’s old town.
1. Hotel Kolovare
A contemporary apartment complex, Hotel Kolovare provides an excellent place to stay in Zadar if you want a bit of independence on your trip. There is a cool circular outdoor pool surrounded by sun loungers, which is a great place to sit back and catch some rays.
The hotel restaurant serves a host of delicacies, as well as a selection of wines from the wine cellar. The rooms here are peaceful and calming, with palettes of blue and white for a refreshing, sea-themed stay.
They also boast balconies and large windows – great for admiring the views. From here, you can walk along the Lungomare seaside promenade for around 15 minutes to get to Zadar old town.