About Palace Hotel
The Palace Hotel is located in the very heart of the city of Zagreb on the beautiful Strossmayer Square. The main city square, the old town and the Croatian National Theatre are only a ten minutes walk from the hotel. The feel of old Zagreb combined with a modern approach and quality will delight even the most demanding guests. The popularity of this Zagreb hotel has been attained over decades, with guests who keep coming back. You'll feel the difference at the Palace Hotel. Built in the Secession style in 1891; in 1907 it was adapted into a hotel and thus became the first hotel to be opened in Zagreb. In 1987 at the time of the World Student Games, a new section of the hotel was built and the original section was completely reconstructed.
Until the second half of the 19th century, Zagreb was a free and royal city consisting of Gradec and Kaptol, located at the base of the slopes of Mt. Medvednica. There were villages in the vicinity - Trnje, Vrapce, Horvati etc. In the valley below the town were fairgrounds and the legendary Manduševac Spring. The former fairgrounds became the main city square, below which were built a series of parks: today's Zrinski Square, Strossmayer Square and Tomislav Square. The parks, adorned with fountains and sculptures, were surrounded with magnificent palatial buildings, including the Palace of the Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Arts Pavilion and the Main Railway Station. Among the buildings constructed along the park edge is the Schlessinger Palace, named after its first owner.
Accommodation: the Palace Hotel offers accommodations for 170 persons in 118 rooms, 3 apartments and 2 studio apartments; with either city of garden view. The hotel's rooms are all en-suite and feature; LED TV, mini-bar, free wi-fi, air-conditioning, hair dryer, safe, telephone; private bathroom with jetted bathtub.
Facilities: rooms for non-smokers, buffet breakfast, babysitting, laundry service, meeting auditorium, parking, room service.
RESTAURANT - the Strossmayer Restaurant offers irresistable appetizers, main courses and desserts prepared by the award-winning chef, Ivica Štruml, you will be impressed by their exceptional quality.
COFFEE RESTAURANT - Enjoy a morning coffee and the newspaper in the Palace Hotel cafe-restaurant, and later enjoy the freshly prepared treats and house specialities: the Palace Štrukli (a local cheese pastry). Spend a pleasant evening by the piano with a cocktail or two prepared by the barmen.
"The visit to Plitvisc lakes and falls were absolutely spectacular. Driving on the open roads is simple and easy. Through the towns can a little more nerve raking. Having a couple of nights in each place helped keep the pace realistic. Be prepared for limited ability for laundry other than the hotel services. Having 3 nights in Trogir was a little more than needed and would have been better 3 nights based in or nearer to Split as this was where most sights were. Overall it was a very interesting experience and well worth it. Croatia is a beautiful country with plenty of natural sights. Being just before the tourist season had its benefits with things being less busy. Just a few times things were not yet open. Some wonderful memories, I would not hesitate to recommend it to a friend."
G Emblen, April, 2015
"Walking along Dubrovnik walls & spectacular views Enjoying Plitvice waterfalls - spent hrs walking every path. Beware Hvar town is nightclub land - seeing the town is a must but think a stay at Starigrad town would have been better. Cost of walking Dubrovnik walls high but apparently needed for conservation but would think good revenue brought in by cruise ship guests. Great mixture of inland walking & coast. Had bad experience with trip to Mostar so cannot recommend that."
S Howles, September 2013
"The other hotels: Hotel Monika at Trogir was good with very helpful staff. Villa Nora at Hvar was very good as well and well placed. Hotel Ostrea at Mali Ston was less satisfactory. We were put up in their annexe, on the ground floor and the room was damp, attracting mosquitos. We were moved up to the first floor after complaining. Reception here was off hand. Hotel More outside Dubrovnik was very comfortable, and good service. The bus into town was easy. In hindsight we would have preferred to have had three nights in Hvar and two in Trogir as the beaches were much more attractive around Hvar."
R Vaughan Payne, October 2014
"Arrangements were superb - no problems at all. Had a great time & loved the country! If we were to repeat the holiday one less day in Bol and an extra day in Mali Ston would be better. Hotel Ostrea and Mali Ston are an absolute delight! Top marks for Miric Inn, Plitvice too. Very friendly & welcoming and HUGE dinners! Dubrovnik old town was heaving with tourists, so staying some distance away at Hotel More was perfect. Easy to get to old town by bus so distance was no problem. Hotel Palace in Zagreb was good as was Mediteran in Zadar Thanks for the recommendations - they were spot on!!"
B Wheeler, June, 2015
"I just wanted to let you know that we had a fabulous holiday in Croatia. All the arrangements worked extremely well and we wanted to say thank you for all your suggestions and planning. The highlight was the rafting. We had a fabulous day. Our only negative feedback was that the car was delivered with one of the brake lights not working (which was highlighted when the ignition was turned on) and it took a number of phone calls to sort it out. We thought it important to let you know but it was one negative in an otherwise fantastic holiday"
K Jenkinson, August, 2015
"I did want to say 'thank you' for the arrangements and recommendations you and Dawn made - it really was good and well arranged - and nothing went wrong. OK, the weather closed in earlier than the Croatians expected, so we had a good bit of rain. Andy & Dawn Scase know what they are doing and sorted out a really good trip for us. Their knowledge of itineraries and hotels is first class. Overall price very good considering quality of accommodation. Would definitely use Rediscover again."
P Oakley, October 2013
"Reasonable hotel for one night near the airport, rather uninspiring, but nice view of Trogir which is lovely. Wouldnt want to stay much longer, also on the flight path into Split airport!"
P Duxbury, September 2014
"Hotel in Zadar was outstanding for service. Had to pay 440kuna parking charge in Trogir as no one told me the parking ticket needed verification. Not good! Although wonderful location in Hvar, we had to pay 200kuna on taxis because of parking location (my wife is unable to walk far). Otherwise a good holiday thanks for organising it."
P Chesterton, September 2013
"Rui Tikida Palace is also an amazing hotel - definite 5* feel when you walk in! It offered the wonderful beach front hotel for relaxing and for us, the all inclusive was worth it for not having to think too much after Wedding planning! Food was spectacular for AI, offering a good choice of local cuisine which was our preference, but did have a whole host of other cuisine. The hotel itself is extremely luxurious in decor and the staff always smiling and keen to provide excellent service. For a large hotel, it did have a very personal feel without lots of places to sit where you felt there was no one about. Sun beds available, rooms cleaned well etc - although we think in the summer season it could get a little crowded and less personal. We would definitely return in low season again."
Mr & Mrs Hall, April 2013
"The hotel in Hvar was well positioned, the reception was smart, the bedroom was neat but the bathroom was tatty with tiles missing from the wall, no sink plug and the shower attachment broken."
L Coomber, Sept 2016