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What We Love

  • Daily buffet breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
  • Amazing views all round with the sea and islands to the southwest, and Velebit mountains on the mainland to the northeast. Don’t miss the sunsets here
  • Bathrooms are huge and sensuous
  • Excellent eats – from the rich buffet breakfast, to the delectable fresh Adriatic seafood served in the a la carte restaurant
  • The vast, 64,500-square-foot Aquapura Spa, with world class amenities
  • Friendly, helpful and impeccably professional staff
  • Green-friendly approach – the resort has a desalination plant and a water purification system

What To Know

  • First impressions can be a little unnerving – seen from behind, the modern buildings make the complex look rather like an industrial estate
  • The open-plan bathrooms in all the rooms won’t be to everyone’s taste
  • Punta Skala, on the edge of the village of Petr?ane, lies seven miles outside Zadar’s magnificent historic center, so visits to town need some planning
  • The neighboring 4-star Diadora caters specifically for families with kids, though you’re unlikely to see much of them
  • Beaches in Croatia are of pebble and rock, not sand


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

Located in Zadar (Petrcane), Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Iadera is close to Petrcane Beach and Parish Church. This 5-star hotel is within the vicinity of Church of St. Nicholas and Stone Bridge.

Make yourself at home in one of the 210 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Rooms have private balconies. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming provides entertainment. Partially open bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Relax and unwind with massages, body treatments, and facials. You can soak up the sun at the private beach or enjoy other recreational amenities including an outdoor pool and an indoor pool. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and a hair salon.

Grab a bite at one of the hotel’s 4 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. A complimentary buffet breakfast is included.

Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Planning an event in Zadar? This hotel has facilities measuring 6400 square feet (595 square meters), including a conference center.

How to Get There

Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Iadera
Punta Skala BB
Zadar, 23231 Hrvatska Croatia


4.5 Very Good 730 Reviews
Nice hotel, amazing spa (saunas), desastrous al-a-carte restaurant
Reviewed 3 months ago

The property is located near the sea, you can have a great view from the room (seaview option).

The breakfast is amazing! Like it should be in a 5-star hotel!

The spa is outblowing. Really nice place, if you like sauna and relax, you have to visit this hotel.

The big disappointment was the a la cart restaurant. Mindblowing prices, even for a 5-star hotel. 30 EUR for 3 (!) little, average tasting, raviolli. What a joke! And the staff there wasn’t really friendly too. Keep away from that restaurant, everything else is fine.

Everything as expected
Reviewed 3 months ago

Everything as expecet from hotel with 5*. Rooms were cozy, big, lot of options on pillows or in minibar. Great seaside view from both sides of hotel. Wellness is big, clean and nice. Sauna part got 5 sauna rooms which are maintained and with enough room in it. All in all this is a BIG recommendation to anyone who is in vicinity. Will come again for sure.

Not a 5 star hotel
Reviewed 3 months ago

The biggest 'pro' to this entire property is the spa - it's to die for and I would return again just to spend time at the spa.

Also, the breakfast buffet was massive, with lots of options and was very enjoyable!

Every other aspect of our say had lots of room for improvement, however.

-'Garden View' rooms actually look out to a concrete pathway AND directly into the rooms across the way (meaning others can see in your room as well)

-Weird hallways made you feel like you're in some strange spaceship, not in a 5 star hotel

-Dinner was expensive and really just not very good, unfortunately. The highlight of most of my travels is dining and I don't mind at all spending good money for a delicious meal, but dinner was mediocre. The service in the restaurant and at the bar was great, though!

-The room itself left lots to be desired as well. Strange toilet closet, small bathroom, and uncomfortable bed.

-The pool locker rooms lacked a lot of amenities you'd expect to see at a 5 star property - conditioner, lotion, q-tips. It had nothing and when I requested conditioner from the front desk at the spa, she handed me a big bottle and said 'bring it back when you're done.'

-The hair dryer in the women's locker room was broken (which is fine, it happens!), but I again went to the front desk in the spa and the receptionist said 'maybe the one in the men's locker room works. see if someone will get it for you.' She had me ask another guest!! Luckily, I saw my boyfriend on my way back down and asked him to get it for me but come on... that's just poor service and NOT what I expected at a 'luxury' property.

We had originally planned to stay two nights, but ended up checking out early because we were disappointed in the hotel and didn't want to spend another night of our trip there.

One of the greatest place ever
Reviewed 3 months ago

I love to come to this hotel with my wife during offseason when the price is more affordable. Everything is great: swimming pool, spa area, food, friendly staff... It takes 25min driving distance to get to Zadar.

Reviewed 5 months ago

I think is a nice hotel, helpful and friendly staff, food is a little bit so so but the price is reasonable. Room looks like have a good cleaning each time and the SPA is professionally. 性价比不错,早餐略简单,不过餐食费用在欧洲比属于比较便宜的,酒单看起来还是比较感觉的。