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!
For the next six days Zagreb city center will be hosting the biggest street performers’ festival in this part of the world! You can enjoy in breathtaking shows by clowns, street performers, acrobats, musicians, actors and dancers. This festival is dedicated to turning the streets of Zagreb city center into a circus show. Continue reading Cest is d’ Best – Zagreb
When planning your stay, besides researching best hotels in Zagreb, it’s always worthwhile to know places to visit, what to do and most importantly, where to eat. Thankfully, your faithful staff from Hotel President Pantovcak eagerly accepted the mission of visiting several best pastry shops in Zagreb to bring you our top five cakes you can eat while staying with us.
It is well known that people living in Zagreb love pastry shops. Overtime, they became one of our city’s trademarks. Takeout our sit-down, with friends or alone, in sun, snow or rain, cakes are a great comforter and these will definitely pump up your mood! We have visited Orijent, The Cookie Factory, Amelie, Torte i to and Le Kolač.
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.
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
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, Managing Director.