Hotel Palace - © Carly Calhoun/Time Out
This grand Secessionist mansion, the Schlessinger Palace, houses Zagreb's first hotel, opened in 1907. More than a century later, it's still one of the city's most elegant properties. All 123 rooms and three suites are a mix of Art-Nouveau decor and contemporary amenities: sturdy dark-wood furniture, huge windows, original paintings and spacious bathrooms with tubs. For minimum noise and the best views of Sljeme, book a courtyard-facing room. Look for the fantastic fresco in the ground-floor café with its Austro-Hungarian finesse.