Met Boutique Hotel
Met Boutique Hotel

10 best boutique hotels in Zagreb

Planning an extended stay in Zagreb? Here are the ten best boutique hotels for the most comfortable experience possible

Written by
Jan Bantic

With Advent, Zagreb’s award-winning, month-long Christmas market, just around the corner, visitors will want to make sure to stay a while to experience the festivities to the fullest. From cosy and intimate to luxurious grandeur, here are ten of the best boutique hotels in the Croatian capital.

Amadria Park Hotel Capital

This beautiful heritage hotel was constructed in the early 1920s. Once a bank, it has preserved not only the grandeur of its exterior but an original vault from its previous life, complete with an original security door. Hotel Capital’s art nouveau and art deco influences are paired with truly modern amenities and services, offering visitors a classy experience a stone’s throw away from Zagreb’s main square. Amadria Park Hotel Capital

art’otel Zagreb

One could certainly rattle off a list of luxurious amenities and services offered by art’otel Zagreb – its spa, lounge bar, panoramic rooftop view – as well as its central location, and call it a day. Those who treasure their refined palates would surely be sold on its attached restaurant YEZI alone, serving up quality pan-Asian dishes and set to open before Christmas 2023. Yet the true selling point of art’otel is that the stunning works of Zagreb-born and MoMA-featured artist Boris Bućan adorn the walls and rooms throughout the hotel, making it a truly unique space in the Croatian capital. art'otel Zagreb

Casablanca Boutique Bed & Breakfast
Casablanca Boutique Bed & Breakfast

Casablanca Boutique Bed & Breakfast

Of all hotels on this list, Casablanca most qualifies as a hidden gem. With access to one of Zagreb’s courtyards, out of reach even for many locals without friends living at an address that features them, there is both an air of exclusivity and serenity to this hotel. Run by two sisters, this central Bed & Breakfast offers a sauna, cosy minimalist (but by no means bare) rooms, intimacy and attentive service. It also features a souvenir shop inspired by temporary Zagreb designers, appropriate given its location at the core of the capital’s design world. Casablanca Boutique Bed & Breakfast

Hotel 9

Designed by renowned and award-winning Croatian architect Ante Vrban, this luxury three-storey hotel is modern, elegant and glossy. Along with the expected amenities, this four-star hotel provides a minibar and smart TVs in every room. Located close to Zagreb’s main bus terminal, it is well connected via the city’s public tram network and an excellent option for those on a European tour. Explore the rooms in advance via the hotel’s online virtual walking tour. Hotel 9

Hotel AS Zagreb

Those who love to live among greenery need look no further than the Hotel AS. Along with the usual amenities, it offers an idyllic garden surrounded by trees, complete with little pathways romantically lit by globe-topped lampposts. Its attached seafood restaurant has been considered among the best in the city, and its antique furnishings are a stunning complement for the green belt of the capital it occupies. It is, of course, located close to the city centre. Hotel AS Zagreb

Hotel Jagerhorn during Advent 2022
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Hotel Jägerhorn

Completely refurbished in 2015, the stunning identity of Zagreb’s oldest standing hotel and its 18 elegant rooms remain preserved. Situated in a passageway joining the city centre with the capital’s romantic and historic Upper Town, the Jägerhorn could not be more perfectly located to explore the city. Complete with its own café and gorgeous terrace gardens, the hotel features as an Advent attraction thanks to its decorated passageway. Hotel Jägerhorn

Le Premier

Housed in a revamped 20th-century palace, Le Premier exudes class. Its 60 rooms have a regal air, with a stunning presidential suite as its most luxurious offering. Attached, alongside all expected modern amenities, is a fine-dining restaurant offering an extensive wine list, as well as a bar and cigar lounge to complete a classic and classy boutique hotel experience. Centrally located and well connected via public transport, it sits near the Meštrović pavilion, Zagreb’s prime fine-art gallery. The hotel is also offering a time-limited Advent package, ideal for those wishing to witness the upcoming festivities. Le Premier

Met Boutique Hotel restaurant
Met Boutique Hotel

Met Boutique Hotel

The freshest face on this list, the Met Boutique Hotel opened earlier in 2023. Its modern take on luxury is as elegant as it is sleek, and firmly sets it apart from most boutique hotels in the city. Its 26 rooms are comfortable and full of natural light and its bar – Pen 22 – is modern and in high demand. The hotel itself is so close to the main square that it will likely take visitors longer to exit the hotel than to reach the very heart of Zagreb. Complete, of course, with all expected luxury amenities (and a spa to come soon), this new player on the hotel scene is certainly worth a visit. Met Boutique Hotel

Pod Zidom Rooms

Overlooking Zagreb Cathedral, Pod Zidom Rooms is nicely tucked into a quieter enclave of the city centre. Its rooms are modern with an elegant palette, with some containing colour-tinted glass panels adding a classy accent to its white, beige and maroon walls and drapes. Some rooms also include a balcony, while all of them provide custom-designed charging ports for all phone types – a sign that Pod Zidom knows that for a comfortable stay, the devil is in the detail. One of its attached restaurants – the Pod Zidom Bistro – is Michelin-recommended, and balances perfectly a homely feel with an elegant dining experience. Pod Zidom Rooms

Sundial Boutique Hotel

Modern yet dotted with antiques and vintage detail, the rooms at Sundial are among the most affordably priced on this list. This is the only hotel on this list that is located in Novi Zagreb, south of the river Sava, but do not fear! It is still well located and a quick journey via public transport has visitors reaching the city centre in around 15 minutes. Its location provides potential guests easier access to a unique view of Zagreb, situated very close to the Zagreb Fair and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Guests can also easily reach Lake Jarun and Bundek park, two recreational spots in the capital. Sundial Boutique Hotel

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