Top 5 Wheelchair Accessible Hotels in Zagreb

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accessible zagrebWhen you visit our fair Croatian capital for the first time, you will definitely have some trouble finding accessible accommodation on your own, as there are not many fully accessible hotel rooms in the city. We have therefore prepared the top 5 accessible hotels in Zagreb to make sure you feel more welcome and to ease your stay, so you can focus in peace on the real beauties of this medieval gem of exquisitely predominant Austro-Hungarian architecture.

  1. The Westin Zagreb – This classic 5 star luxury hotel with 349 rooms, of which 5 are fully accessible, is located at a strolling distance of less than two kilometers from Ban Josip Jelačić Square, the central town square. The hotel offers spacious accessible rooms and bathrooms with roll-in showers and toilet handle-bars, as well as leveled entrances, sizeable elevators and a ground-level accessible restroom. You can also move freely around all 13 meeting rooms and the crystal ballroom, as well as enjoy a serene atmosphere of the ground-level Kaptol Restaurant and Diana Bar Lounge, with the exception of The Rendez Vous Café that has one stair. The hotel amenities, of which only some are entirely accessible, include a great wellness center of 1500 m2 with a big workout area, a 17 m swimming pool, Turkish and Finnish sauna, hydro massage bathtubs etc. The parking is located right behind the hotel and includes a surcharge fee.

Advantages: 5 fully accessible and spacious rooms, large overall capacity, a great central position, a peaceful and quiet atmosphere, an indoor pool, kosher, halal and PKU certificates, pet-friendly

Disadvantages: partial accessibility of the wellness area and the pool, open-space parking

Nearby attractions and amenities: Dražen Petrović Memorial Center, Nikola Tesla Museum, Mimara Museum, The Museum of Arts and Crafts, The Academy of Music, Ivan Mažuranić Square, The Ethnographic Museum, Marshal Tito Square, The Croatian National Theater in Zagreb

http://goo.gl/UkP8jF – Izidora Kršnjavog 1, 10000, Zagreb

4.5 accessibility wheels on the TravAbled rating scale

  1. Arcotel Allegra Zagreb – This stylish 4 star hotel with 150 rooms, of which 2 are fully accessible, is also located at a strolling distance of less than two kilometers from Ban Josip Jelačić Square. Even though a bit smaller than in The Westin Zagreb, the accessible rooms are wide enough to move freely in a wheelchair and have bathrooms with roll-in showers and toilet handle-bars. The elevators are a bit smaller, although more than satisfactory, and all entrances, three meeting rooms and one accessible restroom are leveled and without obstacles. The hotel offers Mediterranean Radicchio Restaurant and contemporary Joe’s Bar nicely incorporated in the overall interior. The hotel building also boasts two-floor Wettpunkt Automat Club, Cinestar Multiplex Movie Theater, a small shopping center and underground parking. The hotel amenities also include a wellness area with a gym, a Finnish sauna, hydro massage bathtubs etc., but they are hardly accessible.

Advantages:  a great central position, a 13-room movie theater, an automat club, a small shopping center, a book store, a music shop, underground parking, vegan specialties

Disadvantages: just 2 fully accessible rooms, inaccessibility of the wellness and recreational area

Nearby attractions and amenities: The Croatian National Bank, Croatian Nobles Square, Zagreb Central Station, King Tomislav Square, Ante Starčević Square, Importanne Shopping Center, The Art Pavilion, Josip Juraj Strossmayer Square, The Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Strossmayer Gallery of Old Masters, Nikola Šubić Square, The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Zagreb County Court, The Archeological Museum, The Supreme Court of the Republic of Croatia

 http://goo.gl/rbs64H – Kneza Branimira 29, 10000, Zagreb

4 accessibility wheels on the TravAbled rating scale

  1. Hotel Antunović Zagreb – This fashionable 4 star hotel and congress center with 158 rooms, of which 5 are fully accessible, is located in the western part of Zagreb, 3 kilometers from Jarun Lake and 9 kilometers from Ban Josip Jelačić Square. The hotel offers spacious accessible rooms and bathrooms with roll-in showers and toilet handle-bars, as well as leveled entrances, sizeable elevators and several ground-level accessible restrooms. The congress center expands on two floors and has a total size of 2,500 m2, including 20 halls and salons. The à la carte Argante Restaurant, self-service Lucija Restaurant and the Café Bulle offer a variety of gastronomic choices that will please anyone; however the real star among them is Vertigo Bar, a panoramic bar and night club placed in a rotating dome on the 8th The wellness center, with a recreational area and a swimming pool, is regrettably not accessible. The hotel also boasts a casino, its own gas station, a small shopping center and indoor and valet parking.

 Advantages: 5 fully accessible and spacious rooms, a large congress center, a rotating panoramic bar, a small shopping center, a pharmacy, a tobacco shop, a hair salon, a car rental, a shuttle service, indoor and valet parking

Disadvantages: significant distance from the town center, inaccessibility of the wellness and recreational area

Nearby attractions and amenities: Jarun Lake, City Center One West Mall

http://goo.gl/FP0iQr – Zagreb Avenue 100, 10090, Zagreb

4 accessibility wheels on the TravAbled rating scale

  1. DoubleTree by Hilton Zagreb – This chic 4 star business hotel with 152 rooms, of which 2 are fully accessible, is located at a strolling distance of one kilometer from Zagreb Bus Terminal and three kilometers from Ban Josip Jelačić Square. A part of the Green Gold business and shopping complex, the hotel is adjacent to a couple of night clubs and a variety of bars and restaurants, with trendy OXBO Urban Bar & Grill being the only hotel restaurant. The accessible rooms are wide enough to move freely in a wheelchair and have bathrooms with roll-in showers and toilet handle-bars. The elevators are big enough and all entrances, six multifunctional meeting rooms and one accessible restroom are leveled and without obstacles. The hotel has great audiovisual equipment, as well as visual alarms and strobes for people with hearing impairment. Services include a nice wellness and recreational area with a pool, a sauna and a stunning view, but they are for the most part regrettably inaccessible. The hotel also boasts a barber shop, a bike rental, babysitting services, valet parking etc.

Advantages: a shopping and dining complex, a business center, a dynamic and contemporary environment, a barber shop, a bike rental, babysitting services, indoor and valet parking

Disadvantages: just 2 fully accessible rooms, inaccessibility of the wellness and recreational area, no nearby cultural attractions

Nearby attractions and amenities: Green Gold Complex, Super Konzum Mall

http://goo.gl/ekMTgi – Grada Vukovara 269A, 10000, Zagreb

3.5 accessibility wheels on the TravAbled rating scale

  1. Best Western Premier Hotel Astoria This elegant 4 star hotel with 100 rooms, of which regrettably only one is fully accessible, is located at a strolling distance of just one kilometer from Ban Josip Jelačić Square. The accessible room is wide enough to move freely in a wheelchair and has a bathroom with a roll-in shower and a toilet handle-bar. Even though the elevators are a bit smaller, all entrances, two meeting rooms and one accessible restroom are leveled and without obstacles. The hotel has the fine Ragusa Restaurant and the cozy Glama Bar with a selection of Belgian craft beers, adding a small back garden to a generally pleasant and relaxed atmosphere. It also boasts a sustainable hotel certificate and a free private parking and offers a car rental and several other additional services.

Advantages:  a great central position, a free private parking, a garden, a sustainable hotel certificate

Disadvantages: just 1 fully accessible room, no wellness and recreational area

Nearby attractions and amenities: Cinestar Multiplex Movie Theater, Zagreb Central Station, King Tomislav Square, Ante Starčević Square, Importanne Shopping Center, The Art Pavilion, Josip Juraj Strossmayer Square, The Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Strossmayer Gallery of Old Masters, Nikola Šubić Square, The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Zagreb County Court, The Archeological Museum, The Supreme Court of the Republic of Croatia, European Square, Zagreb Cathedral, Ban Josip Jelačić Square, Tkalčić Street (a tourist hub), Ilica Street (a tourist hub), Bogović Street (a tourist hub), Flower Square, The Upper Town (including Dolac Market, Zagreb Abbey, The Torture Museum, The Stone Gate, The Museum of Broken Relationships, Zagreb City Museum, The Croatian Museum of Naïve Art, The Dverce Palace, St. Mark’s Square, The Croatian Parliament, Ban’s Court, Strossmayer Promenade, Klovićevi Dvori Gallery, St. Catherine’s Square etc.)

http://goo.gl/GcwocX – Petrinjska 71, 10000, Zagreb

3 accessibility wheels on the TravAbled rating scale

There are definitely some other first-rate and centrally positioned hotels worth mentioning, like 5 star Esplanade Zagreb and Sheraton Zagreb or 4 star Hotel Dubrovnik, International Zagreb and Panorama Zagreb; however they all have to resolve various inaccessibility issues either in their hotel bathrooms or main entrances, or they simply need to include more accessible amenities in their offer. With a bit of expertise and minor adaptation to their respective interiors, Zagreb could surely have a great top 10 list of exquisite accessible hotels in the near future.