Zadar is worth a night or two and is underrated. Zadar was voted no 1 destination in Europe for 2016 and since them a few gay friendly hotels Zadar have been opened. So, I would say that it is worth spending couple days there.
Zadar, a city on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast, is known for the Roman and Venetian ruins of its peninsular Old Town. There are several Venetian gates in the city walls. Surrounding the Roman-era Forum is 11th-century St. Mary’s Convent, with religious art dating to the 8th century. There’s also the grand, 12th-century St. Anastasia’s Cathedral and the round, 9th-century pre-Romanesque Church of St. Donatus.
Zadar is the entry point for the majority of Croatia’s many dance music festivals. From here, it’s an hour to the island of Pag, best known for its cheese (more on that below) and long, pebbly, Zrce beach, which sees the return of Hideout Festival, along with the hip-hop happening, Fresh Island Festival, this year
- Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
- Greeting to the Sun – Il Saluto al Sole
- Zadar Land City Gates
- Zadar Cathedral
- Krka Waterfalls Excursion from Zadar
- Full-Day Small-Group Speedboat Adventure in Dugi Otok
- Kornati and Telašćica Park Full-Day Speedboat Adventure
- Excursion to Kornati National Park from Zadar
1. Hotel Delfin 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Zadar
The Mediterranean-style Hotel Delfin, in the attractive Diklo area of Zadar, offers en-suite rooms and a covered outdoor restaurant terrace, just 10 m from the sea.
A public bus stops right in front of the Delfin Hotel and provides for easy access to the city centre with buses passing by every half hour.
All rooms are equipped with free internet, satellite TV, air conditioning, and most have a balcony with a sea view.
Panoramic views to the sea and the islands beyond can be enjoyed from the restaurant’s covered terrace. After a typical Dalmatian dinner at the Delfin restaurant, guests can take a romantic stroll along the shore.
The Mediterranean-style Hotel Delfin, in the attractive Diklo area of Zadar, offers en-suite rooms and a covered outdoor restaurant terrace, just 10 metres from the sea. A public bus stops right in front of the Delfin guest house and provides for easy access to the city centre with buses passing by every half hour. All rooms are equipped with free internet, satellite TV, air conditioning, a balcony with sea view. Panoramic views to the sea and the islands beyond can be enjoyed from the restaurant’s covered terrace. After a typical Dalmatian dinner at the Delfin restaurant, guests can take a romantic stroll along the shore.
This hotel is situated opposite to the sea so the view is very serene and beautiful. Its located 15 min bus ride from the town and there is a bus stand right in front of the hotel where you can get bus in every 15 min for 10 Croatian currency to the old town. There is a bus stop right outside the hotel where buses leave every 30 minutes. It’s a good location to get away form the busy streets and just have a few days to chill out.
The food was unbelievable. I went half board. The breakfast was basically an eat whatever you want from an abundance of food that was available, and continually being topped up. Something for everyone, or in my case, a bit of everything for me! Dinner was a three course meal every night, with an enormous starter – I only tried one starter (ham and pasta with asparagus) because it literally was so good I didn’t want to not have it any day! Lots of good fish options for main courses but a standout for me was the stewed beef. Extremely tender and an incredible sauce to go along with it.
As for location, the hotel is a few miles outside of the old town of Zadar, it is a long walk in soaring heat but there is a bus stop literally at the front door, with regular buses. Taxis and Ubers are also regularly available too. There is a long pebbled beach running right along the other side of the road from the hotel, ideal for cooling off on a hot day. There is also a great little water activities rental a 10 minute walk away, where you can hire jet skis etc for very cheap!
The hotel is a couple of miles north to the center of Zadar, but it is well connected since there’s a bus stop right outside the hotel. The concrete/pebble “beach” is just outside the hotel which is really convenient. There are a few restaurants near the hotel and one in the hotel, but I recommend eating in the old town instead.
The room we got looked newly renovated with beautiful decor including a really nice bathroom. We had a balcony with a partial ocean view. There are free WiFi in the rooms and it works most of the time, and there is also a free safe.
How much does a room costs at Hotel Delfin Zadar?
Prices start 150$/night for Double Room with Balcony. The Superior Suite with Sea View is 230$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
This suite features a balcony, air conditioning and minibar.
Where to book online – Hotel Delfin – LGBT Friendly Hotels Zadar – you can find the best hotels deals in Zadar during Zadar Outdoor Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Zadar on Booking.com or Hotels.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
2. Hotel Lucija 3* – Gay Hotels Zadar Croatia
Featuring a private beach right in front and a restaurant with a terrace, Hotel Lucija offers free WiFi access. It is peacefully located in Posedarje, just 3 km from the A1 Motorway offering quick links to Zagreb, Zadar and Split.
All rooms are air-conditioned and come with satellite TV and a balcony. Hardwood floors and a private bathroom are also standard for all room types. Panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea are offered from some hotel rooms.
Locally sourced fresh fish and other Dalmatian specialities, including prosciutto and scampi, are featured on the menu of the hotel’s restaurant. It has a small TV salon and a large terrace with magnificent sea views.
I loved the room and the view from the balcony. The room was clean and nice. It is a very peaceful place with great restaurant and service and we enjoyed the view from terrace. Beach in front of hotel is also very clean and nice to take a swim! We loved it.
The room I booked it had a beautiful view to the sea. The rooms are very spacious, very clean and comfortable beds. The stuff is wonderful, very kind and sociable. The beach is close to the hotel. The hotel offers breakfast and dinner. The food was very tasty and very rich (a lot of food and diversified). I would turn back again! Lovely place!
This is a good hotel, with friendly and helpful staff, nice clean rooms, and a location which is close to all areas within Dalmatia, but away from the crowds. About 1 mile from the centre of Posedarje, but walkable with ease and a little care along the road. The hotel and in fact the majority of the area are more set for German and Austrian customers, but don’t let that worry you. The staff speak good english, but it means there’s no kettle in the room! We bought a multi-powered little travel kettle from a caravan shop, and that served us well for brews on the balcony.
Breakfast, whilst the hotel is quiet, is limited, and we’d usually arrive at 9am and find the choices dwindling fast. Don’t let that put you off, as one morning, the receptionist heard me mumble about only having white bread available, and she quickly got us out own basket of brown. You get 3 or 4 choices of cereals, meats, cheeses, olives tomatoes, yoghurts, milk and a very good coffee machine.
If you decide to select the half-board option, you get a three course meal for 10 euros each – we didn’t, but saw many enjoying their meals from our balcony.
The room we had was a good size, and the quality of the furniture was good albeit a bit boring in taste. The main thing was we had a very comfy bed, arguably one of the best we’ve had, which is the key factor in a room. The bathroom was clean and functional, although the shower head wasn’t attached to the post, so you had to use one hand to hold the head, and the other to wash. Once again, a minor problem, especially for a shower which was very powerful and could get very hot. One key indicator of good quality is the toilet paper – and this wasn’t some cheapo stuff, so another good tick.
The room had a choice of euro sockets to plug in chargers, and the tv had CNN and BBC World News channels, keeping us up to date with events back home, and some of the other international channels had english programmes, if you so wished to have a quiet night in.
We took a mosquito plug in, and on the second day, the cleaner had left us a second one with spare tablets – a nice touch and another indicator of good service.
So far, mainly so good. Well, there were some faults. The hotel in on a steep hill, so there are a lot of steps from the car park to the beach. The building is a solid concrete one, and metal chairs being dragged on balconies can be heard clearly. The walls, being solid, also don’t stop sound too well, so you can hear your neighbours if they get a little noisy.
The price will seem a little steep, compared to other European destinations, but it’s the norm for Croatia. To make up for it, meals and drinks are quite cheap, and good quality, so it will even itself out.
Location wise, this is good if you want to travel around and see all the sights the Dalmatian region has to offer, from the Krka waterfalls, the gorgeous beaches at Simuni through a host of other picturesque or spectacular sights
How much does a room costs at Hotel Lucija Zadar?
Prices start 140$/night for Deluxe Double Room with Garden View. The Junior Suite with Sea View is 205$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
This suite features a balcony, air conditioning and minibar.
Where to book online – Hotel Lucija- Gay Friendly Hotels Zadar – you can find the best hotels deals in Zadar during Zadar Outdoor Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Zadar on Booking.com or Trivago.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
3. Teatro Verdi Boutique Hotel 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Zadar
Set in Zadar Old Town next to the historical monuments and museums, Teatro Verdi Boutique Hotel provides concierge service and a tour desk as well as a 24-hour front desk. Guests can enjoy at the hotel terrace with a selection of fine refreshing drinks and garden view.
Guests can choose rooms or apartments that come with modern amenities such as air conditioning, a flat-screen satellite TV, a kettle and a minibar. The private bathrooms feature a shower, a hairdryer and luxury toiletries. Free WiFi is also provided.
See why so many travelers make Teatro Verdi Boutique Hotel their small hotel of choice when visiting Zadar. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a boutique setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.
As your “home away from home,” the small hotel rooms offer air conditioning and a minibar, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.
Guests have access to room service while staying at Teatro Verdi Boutique Hotel. In addition, Teatro Verdi Boutique Hotel offers free breakfast, which will help make your Zadar trip additionally gratifying.
Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Church of St. Donat (0.1 mi) and Zadar Cathedral (0.1 mi), guests of Teatro Verdi Boutique Hotel can easily experience some of Zadar’s most well known attractions.
While visiting Zadar, you may want to try some fish and chips at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Hedonist Dining & Hangout.
Looking to explore? Then look no further than Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) (0.2 mi) and The Greeting to the Sun (1.2 mi), which are some popular Zadar attractions – all conveniently located within walking distance of the small hotel.
We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Teatro Verdi Boutique Hotel as you experience all of the things Zadar has to offer.
A great stay in a lovely boutique hotel in Zadar. The hotel is situated next to the walls of the old city and close to the port. It is small but with friendly helpful staff who all speak English. The room was large, well equipped and clean. Breakfast was very good with a wide choice. There is no restaurant but there is a big choice of restaurants, bars and coffee shops close bye. Parking is a bit limited as the hotel only has 3 places and public parking can be tight! Great place to stay in Zadar.
The location of the hotel itself was great too. It was quiet in the evenings and a close enough walk to any of the main touristy spots in Zadar (Sea Organ, Cathedral, Monument to the Sun, etc.)
What a great find! A great location – near the Garden Bar and a 5 min walk to the Sea Organ. The staff were very attentive and answered all of our questions quickly and efficiently. Room is spacious and the bathroom is large compared to others in the area. Keep in mind they do not offer shampoo or conditioner.
Teatro Verdi is in a superb location for anyone visiting Zadar. It is in an area called the Old Town where all the main sightseeing points are. The Sea Organ, Roman ruins etc are all literally an 8-10
minute walk away.
The property itself is neat, clean and stylish. The staff are very friendly and helpful. We arrived way before our check in time and the staff (lovely lady named Maria) was kind enough to get our room ready and let us move in.
The breakfast has a decent spread and the rooms are well equipped. We asked for some extra things like an iron etc and everything was provided for in minutes. Kudos to the staff for their added touch of helpfulness!
How much does a room costs at Teatro Verdi Boutique Hotel?
This double room has a private entrance, minibar and patio.
Where to book online – Teatro Verdi Boutique Hotel- Gay Friendly Accommodation Zadar – you can find the best hotels deals in Zadar during Zadar Outdoor Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Zadar on Booking.com or Hotels.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
4. Almayer Art & Heritage Hotel and Dépendance 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Zadar
Located in historic Old Town Zadar, Almayer Art & Heritage Hotel and Dépendance offers an on-site bar and restaurant. Free WiFi is available at the property.
Every room at this air-conditioned hotel is decorated in a modern style and has a flat-screen TV. All rooms come with a private bathroom fitted with a walk in shower. Some units feature a seating area to relax in after a busy day. For your comfort, you will find slippers, free toiletries and a hairdryer.
The hotel boasts a garden and a terrace. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property and airport shuttle service can be arranged at a surcharge.
Situated in a carefully renovated 19th-century building in the heart of Zadar’s Old Town, Almayer Art & Heritage Hotel is a beautiful boutique 4-star hotel created for true connoisseurs and modern epicureans looking for something more personal than the luxury hotel. This romantic jewel, built in 1863, after a comprehensive renovation and adaptation in 2017 is transformed into a sensitively reimagined, distinctive, four-star hotel and a new focal point of the city.
This adult only (min 12+) hotel features 13 exclusive rooms, an attractive secret garden with a unique glass house and courtyard cafe-restaurant “Corte Vino & More” serving fine wines and Creative Mediterranean fare. Surrounded by the green oasis of the nearby park and protected cultural monuments, it is in close proximity to all the city’s sights, the ancient roman forum, the sea and Zadar’s waterfront, as well as the famous architectural installations of the Sea Organ and Greetings to the Sun.
The place is certainly furnished to five star standard and captures the boutique-ey feel the owners are looking for. It’s also somehow homely and has a beautiful courtyard which I imagine would be lovely for escaping from the crowds in-season.
Visitors choosing an Old Town hotel can discount the value of its location, as the OT is so small that they’re all within comfortable walking distance of everything of interest on the peninsula.
Small uniquely restored boutique hotel. You can tell someone gave some real thought to restoring this old building. We loved the results.Excellent location in Zadar Old Town. Near the Sea Organ , which is well worth a stroll over in the evening.Rooms are split level , with bedrooms upstairs. Plenty of room with good mattresses and pillows.
The rooms are on a split level with the bedroom on the upper floor and lounge and bathroom at the entrance level. The bedrooms are nicely designed and feel very spacious with the high ceilings. The bathroom, although not that large is well designed.
For breakfast there is a buffet which offers a good selection and there is a menu card for egg options. The restaurant is set in a glass conservatory within a beautiful walled garden, where you can eat outside when warm enough.
The rooms are modern, clean and quiet. The location is brilliant and when you add to that the availability of parking this place is a gem. Breakfast is both healthy and tasty, great coffee and eggs cooked to order if you need it. As always there is self serve juices and water plus sparkling wine. If there is a fault it is no tea or coffee in the room, but that seems to be the way in this part of the world. They are more than happy to bring tea and coffee to you either in your room or in the small bar with seating in a glass covered atrium. A delightful experience.
We stayed in the hotel’s newly refurbished apartments across the road from the actual hotel, and they have been refurbished to a very high standard with excellent decor and amenities throughout. The staff are very helpful and friendly and cannot do enough to ensure that you enjoy your stay. The conservatory and walled garden are a fantastic feature and a lovely place for evening dinner / drinks and breakfast in the morning. It is also a short walk around the corner to visit and listen to the sounds of the sea organ at the sea wall, which is a great feature. Overall a highly recommended hotel.
The Almayer is a lovely boutique hotel in the heart of Zadar. While parking in the area can be a bit tricky, the location is top notch. The hotel is a modern interpretation on a classic building. Art (for sale) covers the walls throughout the hotel. Our room was two story. The trendy room design would have been perfect as a (small) NYC apt. There were a lot of outlets making it very easy to charge all of our devices at once.
The very comfy king sized bed was upstairs and the sofa bed and bathroom were down stairs. This configuration was the problem. Going downstairs during the night can be tricky in itself and these stairs were noisy and loud any time.
The bathroom was good sized and well appointed. Despite our best efforts the shower did spray beyond the shower walls.
The restaurant was a treat. It was light and airy with a choice of sitting outside in a lovely garden or inside in a sunroom. Breakfast was very good ~especially the yoghurt and pastries. The staff was very helpful.
How much does a room costs at Almayer Art & Heritage Hotel and Dépendance?
Prices start 230$/night for Standard Double Room – Annex Building. The Deluxe Double Room – Main Building is 300$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
Located on the mezzanine floor this air-conditioned room is decorated in a modern style and has a flat-screen TV. The private bathroom is fitted with a walk in shower. For your comfort, you will find slippers, free toiletries and a hairdryer.
Where to book online – Almayer Art & Heritage Hotel and Dépendance – Gay Friendly Hotels Zadar – you can find the best hotels deals in Zadar during Zadar Outdoor Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Zadar on Booking.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
5. Sublime voilier – Gay Friendly Hotels Zadar
Our last recommendation for a gay friendly hotel in Zadar is a boat accommodation – the perfect stay away from the noisy streat and very intimate experience!
Situated 200 m from Palace of the Governor General and featuring free WiFi, Sublime voilier provides accommodation in Zadar.
Guests at the boat can enjoy a continental breakfast.
Zadar National Museum is 500 m from Sublime voilier, while St Chrysogonus’ Church is 500 m away. The nearest airport is Zadar Airport, 10 km from the accommodation.
How much does a room costs at Almayer Art & Heritage Hotel and Dépendance?
Prices start 512$/night for the entire boat. Up to 5 people can sleep on the boat.
This mobile home features a electric kettle.
Where to book online – Sublime voilier – LGBT Friendly Hotels Zadar – you can find the best hotels deals in Zadar during Zadar Outdoor Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Zadar on Booking.com