Top 16 Cool and Unusual Hotels in Zagreb 2023

A magical city brimming with art, culture, gastronomic adventures and historical wonders, Zagreb – the capital of Croatia – is a charming destination for an unforgettable European vacation. Zagreb attracts architecture lovers with its beautifully preserved medieval landmarks and iconic sites dating back to the Habsburg period, while art lovers are drawn by its eclectic museums, galleries and endless selection of antique shops.

The walkable cobblestone streets are lined with hip cafes and retro bars, for Zagreb upholds Europe’s café culture with a unique Croatian flair. The city is brimming with innumerable tram lines and over 100 bus routes, making popular landmarks and attractions easily accessible.

Travellers are advised to find centrally located accommodation to make the most of their time in the Croatian capital. From a recent trip to this beautiful city and from intimate B&Bs and luxury boutique hotels to high-end aparthotels here are some of my favorite cool and unusual hotels in Zagreb, Croatia (in no particular order)...

Best For Instagrammable Decor

Canopy by Hilton Zagreb City Centre

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Canopy by Hilton Zagreb City Centre -  an ultra-creative hotel1

Canopy by Hilton offers luxurious accommodations in the heart of the Croatian capital, surrounded by historical landmarks and upscale dining venues of Upper Street.

Canopy is home to stylishly appointed rooms and suites, a café, an onsite restaurant, a 24/7 fitness studio, event spaces, and a breakout room with a kitchen.

The Just-Right rooms and suites pay homage to Zagreb’s historical heritage with an abundance of artworks and locally crafted furniture. The accommodations are furnished with custom-made beds and linens designed exclusively for the hotel, alongside in-room appliances and luxury toiletries.

The onsite restaurant, ReUnion, specializes in authentic Mediterranean and continental cuisine with locally sourced ingredients from the Dolac market.

Pros

Artistic ambiance

Availability of a 24/7 fitness studio

Locally crafted furniture adds a sense of authenticity

Trendy and cool design

Cons

Parking challenges

Decor might not suit everyone

Can get booked up

Best For Great Location

Hotel Capital

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Hotel Capital - one of the most Instagrammable hotels in Zagreb1

Nestled at a 4-minute stroll from Ban Jelacic Square, Hotel Capital captivates the heart with its vibrant interiors inspired by Art Deco and Art Nouveau trends.

Home to 112 air-conditioned guest rooms, an a la carte restaurant and a hip bar, Hotel Capital curates an unforgettable vacation with its heartfelt hospitality and modern amenities.

Each room is equipped with smart appliances, a well-stocked minibar and ensuite bathrooms with complimentary amenities. Guests can explore a selection of rooms featuring balconies and request additional furniture to maximize their comfort.

The hotel offers an onsite fitness studio, dry cleaning and laundry services, a continental breakfast spread and an onsite restaurant specializing in Croatian and Mediterranean cuisines.

Pros

Prime central location

Captivating interiors

Presence of a well-stocked minibar

Beautiful city views from balcony

Cons

Can get crowded due to the location

Some noise

Best For Trendy Design

Mövenpick Zagreb

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Located in the heart of Zagreb’s business center near Bundek Park, Movenpick is a popular choice for business travelers seeking premium amenities to work and play. This high-end hotel offers 104 guest rooms and suites designed with state-of-the-art amenities and contemporary comforts.

The accommodations include Superior Rooms, Executive Rooms and Junior Suites, each equipped with smart appliances, fine linens and workstations. Movenpick offers a spacious conference hall, two breakout rooms and a multifunctional lounge for entertaining.

Every afternoon, Movenpick hosts a chocolate Hour to delight its guests with indulgent cocoa treats and drinks. The i-house Nikola Restaurant is a famous spot to feast on traditional Croatian cuisine prepared with a contemporary flair.

Pros

Prime Location

Pet friendly

Use of the state-of-the-art amenities

Hip Atmosphere

Cons

Potential noise levels

No airport shuttle

Best For Boutique Accomodations

Hotel 9

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Designed by the highly acclaimed architect Ante Vrban, Hotel 9 is a lavishly boutique hotel specializing in extensive personalization to satisfy their discerning patrons with the highest standards of hospitality and service.

This urban hotel offers 20 guest rooms divided across three luxury categories: White, Silver and Golden.

The interiors are straight out of a glossy décor gazette, featuring bold tones of white, silver and golden and finely crafted furniture. Guests have access to innumerable in-room appliances, luxurious linens and dedicated room service.

The roof terrace is the perfect spot for enjoying breakfast with an unobstructed view of Zagreb’s vibrant streets.

Pros

Distinctive Architectural identity

Stylish roof terrace

Modern and funky Boutique

White

Silver

and Golden luxury categories

Cons

Higher price point

Limited Accessibility

Best For Unique Stay

Embassy Row BnB

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The Embassy Row BnB is situated in the prestigious district housing foreign residences and embassies near popular tourist attractions. Staying at this homely BnB is all about devouring homemade food, mingling with wonderful people and relishing home-like comforts.

This establishment is an art lover’s paradise, run and owned by Nadia Geras, an art enthusiast and passionate vegetarian cook. This BnB is a lovingly curated treasure trove of art, culture, literature and homemade organic food. Guests cannot stop raving about Nadia’s breakfast spreads, organic jams and beautifully manicured garden.

This venue is always brimming with travellers who appreciate fine art and food and enjoy life’s simple pleasures, like writing in the garden and discussing art by the log fire.

Pros

Prestigious Location

Proximity to Tourist Attractions

Artistic environment

Manicured garden provides a serene outdoor space

Cons

Limited parking

Lack of onsite activities

Best For Millennials and Gen Zs

Livris Hotel

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A family-owned boutique hotel nestled in the business district, Livris Hotel offers an excellent location to stroll through the city center and access popular landmarks without the exhaustion of long commutes.

Featuring 19 guest rooms in the main building and 11 rooms in the annex, the Livris attracts business travelers, couples and families with its extensive lineup of comfortable accommodations. All guest rooms are decorated with luxurious Chamambra beds, handcrafted furniture and exquisite linens.

The Livris is quite famous for its breakfast buffet, including specialized meals prepared for children. The onsite Lounge Bar boasts an impressive selection of rare wines, ham, and cheese.

Pros

Trendy urban-design Boutique

Proximity to the city centre and landmarks

Handcrafted furniture adds a unique touch

Onsite Lounge Bar

Cons

Smaller property

Limited parking

Best For Great Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Sky City Center

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Situated 300 meters from Zagreb Cathedral, Bed & Breakfast Sky City Center offers a fabulous location in the pulsating heart of Zagreb. This homely B&B offers air-conditioned guest rooms, a shared lounge and a sprawling terrace to soak up the views of Zagreb’s spellbinding architecture.

The sparsely furnished rooms strike a balance between modern comforts and traditional warmth, offering sweeping views of the bustling main square. Each accommodation features an ensuite bathroom, air conditioning, high-speed WIFI and in-room appliances.

Guests typically begin their days with B&B’s hearty breakfast spread and end their sightseeing adventures with drinks on the shared balcony overlooking the city.

Pros

City-Center experience

Perfect blend of traditional and balance

Sweeping views of main square from the hotel

Close to cultural Landmarks

Cons

Some noise

Might be too crowded for some guests

Best For Couples

Seven Stories Rooms Zagreb

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The Seven Stories Rooms attract travellers from all walks of life, from families with children and couples to business travellers and friends. This ideally located hotel is home to comfortable rooms with ensuite bathrooms, a common hall and an abundance of contemporary amenities.

Each room is well-furnished to create a cosy setting with fine linens, work desks, air-conditioning and sprawling balconies to enjoy the views. The deluxe rooms are better equipped with luxury bathrooms featuring rain showers, queen-size beds, and in-room appliances.

The building houses a coffee bar, a bakery, a pizza place and a grocery store to maximize convenience.

Pros

Proximity to major attractions

There is a common hall

There is an on-site coffee bar

Presence of a grocery store maximises convenience

Cons

Some visitors may find it a little too loud

Variability in guest experience

Best For Luxury

Esplanade Zagreb Hotel

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A historical hotel combining glamour and tradition with unique aplomb, the Esplanade is home to one of Zagreb’s most iconic and beautiful buildings.

The interiors play up a charming blend of Art Deco accents with modern finishing, retaining the traditional architecture of this 1925 building with thoughtful preservation.

Featuring 208 beautifully adorned guest rooms and suites, the Esplanade curates a lavish experience with marble-clad bathrooms, finely crafted furniture, in-room appliances, and soft linens.

This fashionable venue is quite popular among celebrities and jet-setters accustomed to finesse and luxury with highly personalized services.

The Esplanade is home to multiple dining establishments, including the Zinfandel’s Restaurant, the Oleander Terrace and the Esplanade 1925 Lounge & Cocktail Bar.

Pros

Proximity to attractions

Blend of Art Deco accents with modern finishing

1925 Lounge & Cocktail Bar

Cultural Experience

Cons

Theme of hotel might not appeal everyone

Hotel’s environment can be too formal for some guests

Best For Families

Anastasia Suites Zagreb

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Surrounded by boutiques, antique shops, restaurants and spas, Anatasia Suites offers a fabulous location to explore Zagreb from the heart of the vibrant Kvaternik Square

. This upscale venue delivers home-like comforts and warmth in a quiet location without distancing travellers from leading attractions and landmarks.

Guests can choose their pick from a selection of accommodations, including a furnished two-bedroom apartment suite, single-room suites and the Rustico Suite, a chic studio ideal for families and couples. The onsite restaurant Ape Calessino serves Italian cuisine with a Croatian twist.

Travellers can take advantage of Anastasia’s daily city tours and multi-day tours across Croatia to explore local culture and history with seasoned tour guides.

Pros

Prime Location

Vibrant surroundings

Perfect blend of relaxation and exploration

Flexibility for families and couples

Cons

Vibrant neighbourhood can get loud

Slightly expensive

Best For Rooms with Balconies

Indigo Centar

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Indigo Centar delights travellers with a central location, hygienic and comfortable accommodations and impressive hospitality traditions.

Situated 400 meters from Botanical Garden Zagreb, this hotel offers doorstep access to innumerable popular attractions, including the Gric Tunnel, King Tomislav Square and the Museum of Broken Relationships.

Famous for its allergy-free apartments, Indigo Centar offers an array of luxurious amenities, including pillow-top mattresses, down pillows, sofa beds, climate control, cooling and heating systems, and cable TV. The units are equipped with numerous smart appliances, including a fridge, a dishwasher and an electric kettle.

Guests can request ironing and laundry services and take advantage of the hotel’s airport transfer facility.

Pros

Central Location

Airport Transfer Facility

Natural setting due to botanical garden

Local exploration

Cons

Can get booked up

Might not be to every guest’s liking

Best For Midrange Stay

Art Hotel Like

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Nestled a short stroll away from the action-packed Ban Josip Jelačić Square, Art Hotel Like positions travellers at the crossroad of Draškovićeva and Vlaška street, surrounded by historical landmarks, including the Cathedral and the Lotrščak Tower.

Guests only need to step outside to explore a wealth of streetside cafes, fine dining venues, local galleries, antique shops, and museums.

Art Hotel Like offers a selection of 17 accommodations, including double rooms, deluxe double rooms with balconies, triple rooms, and family rooms. The rooms have an elegant and ambient setting with ensuite bathrooms, modern furniture, premium linens, LCD TVs and multiple in-room appliances.

Pros

Central Location

Airport Transfer Facility

Natural setting due to botanical garden

Local exploration

Cons

No lift

Style might not suit everyone

Best For Historic Charm

Annie's Bed & Breakfast

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An upscale venue situated near Tehnicki Muzej, Annie’s Bed & Breakfast offers luxury accommodations with a family-friendly environment and home-like warmth.

The hotel features 8 guest rooms equipped with finely crafted furniture, a minibar, a writing desk and multiple in-room appliances.

The ensuite bathrooms are well-stocked with hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. The double rooms feature a seating area and dining area to support independence and privacy for couples and families. Guests have access to a safety deposit box, a parking area, and a lift.

The location is splendid for exploring the city on foot, while the Zagreb Central Train Station is only 10 minutes away on foot. 

Pros

Proximity to Tehnicki Muzej

Home-Like Warmth

Family-Friendly Environment

Proximity to Zagreb Central Train Station

Cons

Potential noise levels

Small accommodation

Best For Longer Stays

Hotel Jägerhorn

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Hotel Jägerhorn attracts cultural enthusiasts and history buffs with its 19th-century architecture and proximity to the Ban Josip Jelačić Square.

This luxurious oasis of old-world charm is Zagreb’s oldest hotel, tempting guests to step back in time with its lovingly preserved interiors and cultural attractions.

This prestigious 1827 hotel is associated with several key Croatian historical figures, including Ban Josip Jelačić, alongside being celebrated in theatrical productions, poems, and movies.

Guests can find their match from 18 polished accommodations, including rooms with ensuite bathrooms and suites with furnished living rooms.

The onsite Café Jägerhorn is a popular local hangout spot to enjoy an extensive selection of craft beers and fine wines sourced from Croatia’s popular wine-growing regions.

Pros

Natural surroundings

Furnished apartments

Ideal for exploration

Onsite bar

Cons

Possible noise levels

Distance to certain key attractions

Best For Budget-friendly Accomodations

A8 b&b

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A cozy and comfortable venue for travellers seeking an affordable and intimate living arrangement, the A8 B&B is a centrally located hotel 300 meters from the Archaeological Museum, near the Botanical Gardens and the Cvjetni Square.

This accommodation is ideal for travelers eager to minimize their commuting costs and explore the city on foot, for everything is within walking distance, from historical landmarks and galleries to restaurants and markets.

The air-conditioned rooms come with double beds, in-room appliances, ensuite bathrooms, free toiletries and complimentary breakfast. The venue offers a common kitchen for culinary enthusiasts and a shared lounge to mingle with fellow travelers.

Pros

Emphasis on affordability

Proximity to Archaeological Museum

Near Botanical Gardens and Cvjetni Square

Walking distance convenience

Cons

Potential noise levels

Smaller common areas

Best For Longer Stays

Hotel Republika

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A new entrant in Zagreb’s vibrant hospitality scene, Hotel Republika has revolutionized the sector with its lavishly furnished apartments and central location.

Surrounded by the dense greenery of the Tuskanac forest park, this aparthotel offers an ideal location to explore the city center and business district.

Hotel Republika is home to 8 fully furnished apartments that offer complete privacy, while the premise offers resort-like amenities to ensure comfort, including an onsite restaurant and a bar.

Guests enjoy dining at the onsite Mošinsky restaurant, followed by flavorful cocktails and local brews at the onsite bar.

Pros

Natural surroundings

Furnished apartments

Ideal for exploration

Onsite bar

Cons

Possible noise levels

Distance to certain key attractions

Comparing Top-notch Quirky Hotels in Zagreb 

We have drawn an in-depth comparison of the Top 16 Cool and Unusual Hotels in Zagreb  on account multiple attributes in the following table. 

Hotel NameLocationPrice Range (per night)Fitness FacilitiesDistance to Attractions (km)Nearby Restaurants
Canopy by Hilton Zagreb City CentreUlica kneza Branimira 29$143-$412Yes0.952
Hotel CapitalJurišićeva ulica 22$165-$216No0.61
Mövenpick ZagrebOreškovićeva ulica 6H/2$128-$255Yes5.02
Hotel 9Avenija Marina Držića 9$187-$240No1.61
Embassy Row BnBBosanska 36$302-$345No1.11
Livris HotelRapska ulica 12$175-$372No1.81
Bed & Breakfast Sky City CenterTrg bana Josipa Jelačića 3$258-$302No0.33
Seven Stories Rooms Zagreb1 Ulica kneza Mislava$162-$173No0.91
Esplanade Zagreb HotelMihanovićeva 1, Lower Town$453-$5134Yes0.62
Anastasia Suites ZagrebFerde Livadića 17a$495No1.81
Indigo CentarTrg kralja Petra Svačića 5$172-$272No0.51
Art Hotel LikeVlaška 44, Lower Town$202-$321No0.752
Annie's Bed & BreakfastDraškovićeva ulica 82$309No0.92
Hotel JägerhornIlica 14, Lower Town,$242-$414No0.31
A8 b&b8 Amruševa ulica, Lower Town$222No0.61
Hotel Republika61 Ulica Vladimira Nazora$373-$1213No0.83