LOCATION

Nestled in the Green Gold Centar, a business district, the brand new Doubletree Zagreb hotel is only 4 km from Zagreb old town. Every morning it would take use 20-30 minutes to get to Ban Jelačić Square in central Zagreb.

The property is a 15-minute drive from Zagreb’s Franjo Tuđman International Airport (ZAG).

CHECK-IN

Check-in took less than 20 minutes. Usual requests, passport, credit card number, and Hilton Honors Gold status recognition and we were off to our room.

I had schedule a chauffeur pick-up at the airport (ZAG) a few weeks earlier. Correspondence with the front desk staff was flawless and efficient.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Zagreb Lobby
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Zagreb Lobby
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Zagreb Lobby
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Zagreb Lobby

THE ROOM

No upgrade.

We got the King guest room. A spacious room in general except the sitting area that’s cramped between the desk and window. Why do they still make huge desks in hotel room?

DoubleTree Zagreb bedroom
DoubleTree Zagreb bedroom
DoubleTree Zagreb King size bed
DoubleTree Zagreb King size bed

As featured in the photo below, the sofa is really crammed between the large curtains and desk. Not the most comfortable sitting.

DoubleTree Zagreb bedroom small sitting area
DoubleTree Zagreb bedroom small sitting area

The bathroom is a standard Doubletree bath space. Practical and modern looking.

DoubleTree Zagreb bathroom & shower
DoubleTree Zagreb bathroom & shower
DoubleTree Zagreb bathtub
DoubleTree Zagreb bathtub

BREAKFAST

Breakfast is served at the hotel’s OXBO Urban Bar & Grill restaurant. The buffet features a large food spread with many healthy options and fresh food from the area such as cheese, honey & vegetables.

DoubleTree Zagreb's OXBO Urban Bar & Grill
DoubleTree Zagreb’s OXBO Urban Bar & Grill
OXBO Urban Bar & Grill breakfast buffet
OXBO Urban Bar & Grill breakfast buffet
OXBO Urban Bar & Grill breakfast buffet
OXBO Urban Bar & Grill breakfast buffet
OXBO Urban Bar & Grill breakfast buffet
OXBO Urban Bar & Grill breakfast buffet

FACILITIES

Located on the 10th floor, the fitness room is fully equipped. The gym has also a small HIIT area.

DoubleTree Zagreb gym
DoubleTree Zagreb gym

The swimming pool is perfect at 1.25m depth all across with a 180-degree view of Zagreb and the mountains.

DoubleTree Zagreb fantastic indoor pool
DoubleTree Zagreb fantastic indoor pool

The Finnish spa facilities are remarkable. Lot of options in a small space made a good impression on me: ice station, sauna, showers all complimentary.

Ice station and sauna at the hotel Spa
Ice station and sauna at the hotel spa
DoubleTree Zagreb sauna
DoubleTree Zagreb sauna
DoubleTree Zagreb ice, showers whirlpool in spa
DoubleTree Zagreb ice, showers whirlpool in spa

VERDICT

The DoubleTree Zagreb is a perfect business and family hotel. Located in a business district, the hotel is only 7 years old. Modern amenities, free access to the business center, pool & spa facilities and free breakfast for Hilton Honors Gold and Diamond members.

Two things irritated me though. Item one: a poor tv channels offering. Not enough English-speaking channels. Item two: a complicated room light switch system.

Still, I will certainly go back with my family. You can check other Doubletree hotel reviews: Doubletree Doha Old Town, Doubletree Turin Lingotto, Doubletree Wroclaw.