The Palace Hotel is located in the 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 minute walk from the hotel. The popularity of this Zagreb hotel has been attained over decades and many guests return year after year. 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.
The Palace Hotel has 116 Comfort & Superior rooms, 3 suites and 3 semi-apartments. Junior Suites, Apartment Suites and Suite Diplomatique have separate bedrooms (the Suite Diplomatique is a circular apartment with a piano and a balcony overlooking the park). All rooms are en-suite with air conditioning, satellite TV, minibar, hairdryer, safe, wifi. Rooms either overlook Zrinjevac park or the inner, quieter side of the hotel.
The beautiful surroundings of the Palace Café are the best place to enjoy a morning coffee, lunch or a romantic dinner. The Wellness Centre Mei offers massages, treatments and there is also a fitness centre.
B Wheeler, UK, June, 2015
R Vaughan Payne, UK, October 2014
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