Category Archives: Travel & Hospitality

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016. is awarded to Hotel President!

Dear guests and travelers, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2016. has been, for the 6th consecutive year, awarded to Hotel President in Zagreb! This award honors the best, unique hotels that are constantly upgrading their offer and service, which is largely traceable through guest reviews. Continue reading TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016. is awarded to Hotel President!

A Complete Guide to Plitvice Lakes

There are many reasons why Croatia is such a seductive country, but two are maybe the most expressed ones. First one, the people, often praised for their hospitality and love towards others, and second are natural wonders this country possesses. It really is small, but almost every step of it brings something special to see – and today we bring you a complete guide to Plitvice Lakes. Continue reading A Complete Guide to Plitvice Lakes

New York Times writes about Hotel President!

Good news keep coming for Hotel President in Zagreb. Last week The New York Times, probably the most well known newspaper on the globe, decided that they simply must write an article about Hotel President Pantovcak. In their weekend travel review column, called “36 Hours in Zagreb, Croatia”, they listed us as a place you should not miss on your visit to this magnificent capital of Croatia. Continue reading New York Times writes about Hotel President!

Hotel President won Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015!

Dear readers, guests and travelers, it is with great pleasure we announce that for the 5th consecutive year Hotel President Pantovcak in Zagreb has won the Certificate of Excellence 2015, awarded by international travelers and Tripadvisor. This prestigious certificate is awarded only to highest rated hotels who offer unparalleled service and travel experience. By it we are every year recignized as one of the best hotels in Zagreb and Croatia, and as such means a lot to us and we accept it with pride. Continue reading Hotel President won Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015!

Dinner in the Zagreb Sky

In close cooperation with one of the best hotels in Zagreb, internationally famous event “Dinner in The Sky” will be hosted this year again in Zagreb city center. Get your tickets at Hotel President Pantovcak reception.

This event offers an unforgettable experience of fine dining high up in the air above the City. Exclusive atmosphere, stunning view, and the food prepared by some of the best chefs on the planet. After last year success in Zagreb and Split, this event returns to Croatia in period from 21st May to  24th May 2015.
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Easter in Zagreb and Croatia – people, food and customs

Hotel President in Zagreb and all our staff wish you a very happy Easter! I would like to say a few words about what Easter looks like in Zagreb and Croatia, and how we celebrate this great holiday. Just a 3-4 hour ride by car from Zagreb is Dalmatia and Adriatic Sea. Here I am in Split at the moment, sitting in wonderful small café by the sea, having an espresso and a short people watching session. Crowds flow down from the main Split bazaar, everyone carrying small cardboard boxes which keep producing this high-pitched squeaking sound. Being naturally curious I follow the crowd in the opposite direction to find out what are they buying, and stumble upon countless merchants selling adorable little baby chicks and ducks. Yellow, black, little clumps of soft fur huddled together to shelter from a spring morning breeze. As it turns out, it’s a local custom in Dalmatia for every family to buy a baby chicken or duck as an Easter present for their youngest members.

Baby ducks on Split bazaar.
Baby ducks on Split bazaar.

Sometimes other small presents (like candy and chocolate bunnies) are hidden around the garden or house so children should find them themselves. This often results in finding previous-year presents, which were not found the year before and parents forgot that those were ever hidden in the first place. Continue reading Easter in Zagreb and Croatia – people, food and customs

The Most Comprehensive Zagreb Travel Blog

Not your ordinary Thursday…

Welcome travelers, guests, adventurers, friends!
Today is a special day for us at a small boutique Hotel President Pantovcak in Zagreb, because we are finally launching our long planned Zagreb Travel Blog and Guide. Frankly, the idea has been around since our opening several years ago, but everyday life in a small hotel striving for excellence being what it is (amazing and exciting, but there never seems to be enough hours in a day), we got to its implementation only now.

When doing anything, do it right. Right?

The plan is to write both helpful and interesting articles on weekly basis, in a relaxed, witty manner, as a way of making this Zagreb travel blog a refreshment of sorts, a short escape from businesslike environment, both for you and us. We assembled for you a wonderful team of experienced local blog writers and storytellers who will show you firsthand what a magical and thrilling city Zagreb is. You can expect general Zagreb travel advice, we will review tourist attractions, popular restaurants and cafés, compare best hotels in Zagreb and Croatia, eat local food (and maybe write about it), offer informative content (like explaining Zagreb tram system, we also collected a lot of everyday questions from our guests) and cover main Zagreb events on weekly basis. Every now and then we will mix it up with some of our chosen most interesting stories from Zagreb history which will leave you breathless at times (you have been warned). In other words, we will do everything there is to do in Zagreb, so you don’t have to. But we suggest that you do. :))
This blog will keep you informed, updated and wanting to visit Zagreb (again) on first possible occasion.

Prepare yourself for an inspiring, uplifting, wildly romantic journey. Zagreb here we come!


On behalf of Hotel President Staff,Boris Vizintin Signature
Boris Vizintin, Managing Director.