Formerly a stopover for Orient Express passengers, the glamorous Esplanade Zagreb Hotel offers impeccable service, sophisticated rooms, and plenty of Art Deco charm. It is also ideally located for those wanting to explore Zagreb’s historical and cultural attractions.
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Built in 1921 as the Croatian branch of Austrian bank, Wiener Bank-verein, this heritage property on Zagreb’s pedestrian-only Jurišićeva Street opened as a hotel in 2018. Inside, you’ll find a wealth of original interiors, including wood panelling, decorative high ceilings, striking arched windows, and restored antique furniture. All of the 112 stylish rooms offer a mix of Art Deco and Art Nouveau design influences as well as parquet wooden flooring, chandeliers, dark walls, and wood accents. Amenities include a flat screen TVs, air conditioning, minibars, and modern bathrooms with walk-in showers.
Elsewhere, there’s an elegant restaurant in the bank’s former lobby for menus showcasing northern and central Croatian cuisine, a cafe for coffee, tea, and pastries, and a bar that has earned a city-wide reputation for its inventive cocktails and wine selection. You’ll also find a small boutique selling local clothing and other handicrafts, a well-equipped fitness room with free weights and exercise machines, and a vault and safe in the basement with the bank’s original security door still in place.
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Available in varying categories, the 112 stylish rooms offer a mix of Art Deco and Art Nouveau design influences, parquet wooden flooring, chandeliers, dark walls, and wood accents. The Cosy rooms have interior views, while the Superior rooms overlook the atrium or park. The Heritage rooms are more classically styled and feature dark wood panelling and furniture.
The substantially larger Studio suite offers seating areas and views across Jurišičeva Street while the Corner suites have additional living areas and extra windows for preferred views. Amenities in all rooms include flat screen TVs, air conditioning, minibars, and modern bathrooms with walk-in showers.
Located in the heart of Zagreb and just two minutes from the vibrant Ban Jelačić Square, you’ll be within easy walking distance from most of the city’s major attractions, museums, and restaurants. The pedestrian-only Jurišićeva Street that connects the main square with the eastern part of the city via tramway is located next to the hotel and has interesting shops selling clothing and souvenirs.
Food and drink
Buffet style breakfasts with à la carte options are available at the on-site Restaurant & Bar Capital. This is also the setting for lunch and dinner, with menus pulling focus on northern and central Croatian cuisine. The hotel has a cafe for coffee, tea, and pastries in addition to a bar that has earned a citywide reputation for its inventive cocktails and wine selection.
Facilities and activities
In addition to a restaurant and cafe, the hotel has a small boutique selling local clothing and other handicrafts. There’s also a well-equipped fitness room on the lower floor with free weights, exercise machines, showers, and changing rooms.
The hotel has an elevator, but stairs are required to enter the building.
For those who appreciate rich and decorative interiors and attentive service, this heritage hotel in the heart of Zagreb is a stylish choice. We especially love the original detailing, such as the basement vault turned lounge.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Visit Slovenia on a day trip from Trieste or Zagreb. Tour the laid-back capital, Ljubljana, with its medieval castle, cobbled streets and open-air markets, followed by a boat trip on Lake Bled to see its cliff-top castle and the Julian Alps.
Explore the historic architecture and cobbled streets of Zagreb on a private walking tour as part of a tailor-made trip to Croatia planned by Audley specialists.