The Esplanade Hotel Zagreb is truly in a class all of her own. Croatia’s original destination for jetsetters and royalty, the Esplanade Hotel remains today unmatched in its timeless sophistication, elegance, and impeccable service. Zagreb’s most prestigious property, the 5-Star Esplanade Hotel is home to fine dining, comfortably refined guest rooms, centrally located within walking distance of Zagreb’s old city, with the full array of amenities today’s luxury travelers expect.
We invite you to fall in love with one of Wanda’s favorite properties in Zagreb, the Esplanade Hotel, the Grand Dame of all Croatian hotels. When you first arrive, it will be Radomir who, with a smile, personally welcomes you with a chilled glass of champagne. A lovely way to say welcome!
The 5-Star, Esplanade Hotel, Zagreb
Dating back to 1925, The Esplanade Zagreb is a property of distinction – it speaks to tradition, elegance, and exceptional service. In its long and distinguished history, The Esplanade Hotel has received acclaim for its impeccably high standards of service. Perfectly located in the green heart of Zagreb, within walking distance of all our favorite sights in the capital. One of the grandest and most famous buildings in Zagreb, The Esplanade was designed in the Art Deco style of its era. The hotel was built to lodge the glamorous travelers who stopped in Zagreb while journeying on the Orient Express. As you enter the lobby you will feel transported to a time of refinement, and comfortable luxury.
5-Star Dining At The Esplanade
The Esplanade offers some of the best local cuisine in Croatia. Zagreb’s finest 5 Star hotel offers four restaurants serving a variety of exceptional, thoughtfully prepared dishes. We can attest, your dining experience at the Esplanade will be unforgettable.
The young star of the culinary scene of Croatia, Executive Chef Ana Grgic leads the award-winning collection of restaurants at the Esplanade. At Zinfandel’s Restaurant, one of the top restaurants in the country, Grgic presents her unique take on the regional cuisine of Zagreb and the surrounding area. The seasonal menu offers a reinvention of your dinning experience with each of your visits. Effortlessly elegant, and artfully presented, Zinfandel’s is a must visit while in the Croatian Capital.
Since its opening in 1986, Le Bistro immediately assumed an important role in the city’s daily life and has for decades offered typical bistro-style meals, as well as the world-famous ‘Esplanade Strukli’. Le Bistro fuses traditional Croatian cuisine with French panache, celebrating a wide range of seasonal local produce such as Istrian truffles, sea asparagus and the seductive sweetness of ethereal palacinke. In the warm months of the year start your morning with the Esplanade sumptuous breakfast served al fresco on the Oleander Terrace. When the hour of day calls you to enjoy a chic and stylish break, head for the Esplanade 1925 Lounge & Cocktail bar.
Comfortable Elegance in Every Room
The elegant rooms at the Esplanade are perfectly fitting of Zagreb’s first-class hotel. The rooms have been thoughtfully designed to recall the sophisticated heritage of the property with a comfortable feeling of home. The spacious accommodations feature marbled bathrooms, separate soaking tub and shower, heated floors, and welcome amenities including L’Occitane toiletries. You will enjoy a restful sleep on the plush goose down pillows, and comfortable beds, while surrounded by warm colors in your tastefully decorated room or suite. Many rooms enjoy stunning views of the city. We know we have chosen the perfect hotel when our guests tell us:
“I loved my room at the Esplanade so much that I had to make an effort to leave it”
As Wanda reminds us, “travel is about people,” and you will find your hosts at the Esplanade are crowned by true 5 star service. This amazing team is guided by the elegant Ivica Max Krizmanić, the General Manager. Mr. Krizmanić will make certain that all your visits in his care are “personal” and most pleasureful. One of the most elegant hotels in Croatia, the Esplanade Zagreb has been at the heart of Zagreb’s social life since the day it opened and can count presidents, politicians, film and music stars among its many distinguished guests.