If you are looking for the best offers among Zadar accommodation properties, you must have the clear idea whether you want to be within easy walking distance of the historic Zadar downtown or to be as close as possible to the beaches.
Hotel accommodation in Zadar is based mainly on hotels of three and four stars as five-star hotels do not exist neither in the old city peninsula nor in the vicinity.
The only five stars property, located on Zadar peninsula are some luxury apartments and one luxury Boutique Hostel 'Forum' over-viewing the city's top landmark - Roman Forum.
Beside four 4 stars hotels located on Zadar peninsula, the most Zadar's three and four-star hotels are in the nearby outskirts. The most famous is Borik, the peninsula that lies about 4 km northwest of the town center while Diklo village, is little further from Borik.
Borik offers a long forested beach while in Diklo you will find few pebble beaches. Both of these district aren't just around the corner and you are not within easy walking distance of the historic center of Zadar but you will be near a beach.
Borik is located 4 kilometers from the city center easily reachable by local bus lines 8 and 5 that run every 10 to 20 minutes while bus to Diklo runs every 30 minutes. Both bus lines leaves from Zadar bus station (Kolodvor). Bus to Borik is sign as 'Puntamika-Borik'.
Accommodation in Zadar spreads mainly on three city urban areas. The first one which has the smallest surface but the one most visited is Zadar peninsula. On this relatively restricted surface you will find all categories of accommodation.
Staying within Zadar peninsula is obviously the best choice for those wishing to take pleasure visiting Zadar's landmarks, museums, pulsating nightlife or restaurants. On the map below I've gathered some most significant points of interest (landmarks) with all accommodation properties.
If you are getting to Zadar by bus you can book in advance the accommodation near the central bus station (Autobuski Kolodvor). Zadar is connected by international ferry line from Ancona (Italy) that docks at Gazenica ferry port. From this port also leaves all local ferries to Zadar archipelago islands and around this port you can find all kind of accommodation.
If you are planning to stay in the very center of the peninsula, consider to chose comfortable accommodation near Zadar's top sights. To be close to Zadar's central square, People's Square (Narodni Trg) , gives you possibility to visit some most outstanding Zadar's museum like Museum of Antique Glass or popular Museum of illusions.
Zadar's Roman Forum and St. Donatus church are the most important city landmarks where you can book a luxurious accommodation that are two steps from two top attractions - Greeting to the Sun and Sea Organ.
During summer evenings Zadar's Riva (promenade) is a popular strolling venue , while by day, the Riva turns in a beach where people aren't shy about stripping down and taking a bath.
Taking a nice evening walk along this seaside promenade you can reach all the way to City Gates and Queen Jelena Madijevka Park. In these part of the city you can find nice and cozy accommodation.
Let me be clear with you about hotels within Zadar peninsula. Cheap hotels are rare and these four stars are more expensive than hotels in Zadar's outskirts - Borik and Diklo.
Two of four stars hotels in Zadar are in very center. Hotel Bastion is a modern hotel with spa, Jacuzzi and wellness center that deserves all its four stars.
The second one is a newly arrived, Art Kalelarga Hotel, with a super location in the heart of town (Siroka ulica street - Kalelarga). It's housed in a restored ancient building, blended with modern technology and a welcoming decor.
The other two four stars hotels are also on Zadar peninsula but are situated outside of city's walls. These two Zadar accommodation properties are in vicinity of Zadar railway station.
Hotel Kolovare is situated in a peaceful area of Zadar within walking distance of the train station and 2 minutes walk from the beach. It's a long pebble beach and one of the oldest and most beloved beaches in Zadar.
Hotel ZaDar is another 4 stars hotel also near the train station. This brand new hotel among all hotels offers the best deals.
Most Zadar three and four star hotels and private accommodation are in the suburbs, Borik and Diklo. (check the map above)
The most budget three stars hotels are in Borik and Diklo districts. Both areas offers the most popular pebble beaches. One of these hotels advantages is a free private parking place.
Here are some top picks of Zadar accommodation properties in Borik and Diklo areas:
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