The Hotel - Falkensteiner Hotel Adriana

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It’s never good to arrive at a hotel and be told that you have no booking.  However as I had booked the hotel online that morning, and it was a Sunday, it was understandable.  Our receptionist was very helpful and organised us a room in no time.  And one with the most amazing view - pine trees, the pool and the sea beyond it. 

Our Junior Suite was lovely, including a bathroom with a separate shower and bath, and a window through to the bedroom and the incredible view.  There’s a walk in cupboard, fluffy dressing gowns (you will pay €1.90 for both of these to be laundered at the end), a mini bar, a bag with beach towels and flip flops for us both (you are supposed to leave the bag and flip flops at the end of your stay but our receptionist told us to take them if we felt attached), a lounge, a small bedroom with chocolates on the pillow, and a balcony that runs the whole length of the suite, with floor to ceiling sliding windows... Outside living at its best.

The hotel’s pool and loungers are just sumptuous, although once in the pool you can’t see some of the walls of the pool, meaning you can literally swim into them.  There are also jacuzzis and showers in the pool, but they’re only switched on during the day.

Hotel Adriana is next door to the Club Funimation Borik, a family hotel, with a busy pool and flume ride - although you can’t hear any of the noise. 

One of the best things about the location is the incredible sunset.  We walked outside the hotel to sit on the end of the quay and watch the sunset and I’m so glad we did.  Then we walked back in for   dinner... excellent service... excellent food... 

The only annoying thing at night was that I could hear next door’s TV as I was trying to sleep - but that’s what ear plugs are for!

And the breakfast... the best breakfast I’ve ever had.  Without a doubt.  As I walked along the enormous buffet table I kept waiting for the array of treats to end, but it just kept going... and going... 9 types of juice, 10 types of cheese (at least), cooked breakfast, pancakes, 6 types of honey, 10 types of jam, 5 types of bread, apple strudel, fig cake, nuts, berries, fresh fruit... 

I would absolutely recommend this hotel, but I would recommend that you read the information - we made the faux pas of going topless by the pool, as others did, before realising “swimwear is always worn in the pool area.”

Also their toiletries are wall mounted and not luxurious (but not bad) so I would recommend you bring your own.

And finally, if you book this hotel I recommend you check which view you have, we had the double bonus of sea and garden, but some have a garden, some have sea, and some have no view at all - check you are not in one of these.

We arrived and left by taxi as we had our luggage with us, and didn’t venture out to Zadar again once we were there, but we did meet some of the hotel staff at the local bus stop on the main road, which is just 5 minutes (and 9 krona - about £1 each) to the other side of the Zadar footbridge, which brings you right into the town.  The danger of course, is that once here, you won’t venture out at all - but that would be a shame as Zadar itself is just lovely.


£163 for two people including 1 night in a Junior Suite, including half board, and entry into the spa:
Weekend break June 2010

Pearl enjoying breakfast at the Falkensteiner Hotel Adriana, Punta Skala, Zadar, Croatia

The pool and loungers at the Falkensteiner Hotel Adriana, Punta Skala, Zadar, Croatia