Almayer Art & Heritage Hotel


About Almayer Art & Heritage Hotel

The Almayer Art & Heritage Hotel is a charming 4 star boutique hotel situated in the historic core of Zadar. The hotel features nine exclusive double rooms, an art gallery, a wine bar and a leafy secret garden in the main building, with the addition of four stylish double rooms in a nearby annexe. Surrounded by lush green park and protected cultural monuments that are symbols of this three thousand years old city, the hotel is perfectly located adjacent to the city landmarks - Roman Forum, sea, coastal boardwalk and famous architectural installations - Sea Organ and Greeting to the Sun.

Fully reconstructed and opened as a hotel in 2017, the original building dates back to 1863. In order to preserve the historic appearance and spirit of the old building, the comprehensive exterior renovation of the complex was meticulously done. The new interior of the hotel and annex rooms, designed by the owners and the acclaimed designer Boris Ružić, is visually lavish, eclectic and filled with the cosmopolitan spirit of the Mediterranean.

 * Please note that the hotel is adults only (12+)*




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  • Parking
  • Restaurant


  • Boutique
  • 10-20 rooms

Ideal for

  • couples
  • fly drives


Consists of 13 rooms; 4 double standard rooms and 5 double deluxe mezzanine rooms in the main hotel building, as well as 4 additional double rooms in hotel annex located across the street. All rooms are equipped with comfortable and spacious double beds and an attractive bathroom; filled with intimacy and warmth of a home, the design of the rooms is a blend of authenticity and modernity. All rooms named after winds and Barricco’s novel “Ocean Sea”, they are eclectically decorated in a combination of retro-chic and contemporary details, with an emphasis on natural materials.

Main Hotel

  • Standard Double Rooms - cosy and comfortable (21-23m2), located mainly on the ground floor of the hotel, feature spacious double beds, bright bathrooms, high ceilings with original beams and large windows overlooking the courtyard; two of the rooms have the option of connecting to a large room. One of the ground floor rooms has an option of separating the double bed into twin beds.
  • Deluxe Mezzanine Double Rooms - elegant and spacious (32-34m2), located on the first floor of the hotel. Rooms include a mezzanine bedroom with an extremely comfortable and spacious king-size bed that can be turned into twin beds, spacious and bright bathrooms, and a living room with a comfortable sofa that is easily turned into a queen-size extra bed. The rooms feature airy interiors, original artwork and an atmospheric loft area.

 Dépendance - The Almayer Dépendance (annexe) rooms opened in 2018 and are located on the first floor of the historic Bianchini building constructed in 1914. The rooms are directly linked to the 24 hour hotel reception.

  • Standard Double Rooms - elegant, comfortable and refined (22-26m2), consisting of comfortable queen-size beds and spacious bathrooms, with original artwork, antique furniture and design details. Dedicated to Zadar intellectual giants and with the same visual theme running through their eclectic design, each of the rooms retain some specific details to offer you a comfortable stay.
  • Deluxe Double Room - a spacious and luxurious room - the deluxe double room Bianchini with its double bed, bathroom, as well as numerous artworks and antiques, has a view from the balcony of the historic square and towards the park.

* Please note that the hotel is adults only (12+)*


24 hour reception & porterage, concierge, garden, laundry, gift shop, room service.

In the hotel's main building you can enjoy a sumptuous breakfast as well as a rich choice of wines, drinks and cocktails, served in the secret garden. The Secret Garden in the hotel courtyard with its wine bar Corte Vino & More is a place dedicated to experienced connoisseurs and modern Epicureans. This romantic and seductive place provides an atmosphere that gradually changes as the day passes by from delightful breakfast to evening cocktails.

* Breakfast - start your day in the best possible way with a sumptuous and healthy breakfast served in the romantic atmosphere of an orangery or sunny terrace. Instead of a classic buffet table, breakfast is served "a la minute" (made to order), because freshness and quality are of paramount importance. Whether you choose baked goods, meat or dairy products, this breakfast offers only first-class regional and seasonal delicacies.

* Café/Bar - a wide selection of beverages includes premium specialty Cogito coffee from the famous Croatian coffee roaster, organic and fair-trade teas from around the world, a large selection of single-malt, blend, Scottish, Japanese and rye whiskeys, cognacs, cocktails and other award-winning spirits and liqueurs. The hotel's wine list consists of over 80 wine labels and was created with the aim of presenting wines made by the best Croatian winemakers, especially small boutique wineries and indigenous wine varieties.


Things to do

Rafting on Zrmanja River - excursion from Zadar

The Zrmanja and Krupa are among the most beautiful rivers in Europe: perfectly clear, warm water, spectacular canyons with magnificent waterfalls. They are easy and safe enough for beginners but their scenery makes them very exciting

Zlarin Island Sea Kayaking with Sibenik - Dalmatian Coast Activities.

The island of Zlarin is only 2 kms from the mainland. It is a perfect place for kayaking and some swimming. You can try out local restaurants that offer different fish dishes, explore the island’s renowned coral history or just relax in the perfect quietness of the island with no traffic or cars.

Kayaking on Zrmanja River - activites from Zadar.

Paddle through rapids, go down waterfalls, swim and witness the beauty of nature at its fullest.