Dating back to 1925, the Esplanade in the heart of Zagreb has long been a favourite with Hollywood A-listers, politicians and artists. You won’t struggle to see why. Pass beyond its elegant façade and you’ll be equally struck by the impeccable service, contemporary luxuries and state-of-the-art wellbeing facilities. Why not ease yourself into your stay with a rejuvenating chocolate massage?
If you’re in celebratory mode, Zinfandel’s, its signature restaurant, combines local ingredients with worldwide dishes and is widely acclaimed as the best restaurant in Croatia; step out to the Oleander Terrace for al fresco dining and a stunning panoramic city view. Or for a simpler seasonal menu and Parisian ambience, try Le Bistro.
More than anything, it’s the little indulgencies that make the Esplanade so special. You can keep on top of current affairs with the hotel’s Press Reader Hot Zone: over 4000 local and international papers direct to your tablet. Or join a guided tour of the city with a difference: on a Segway. And dog-lovers will adore the Esplanade’s VIP dog service, which includes a specially made dog basket and relaxing bone on arrival.