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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


A bit disappointed

I stayed at the hotel for the 8th time, so generaly i like it, but I was a bit disappointed this year. All the changes made in hotel area are mistake to my opinion.
Fish restaurant Bracera: totally different than the last year. It looks like a lunch bar. The decoration of the restaurant is terrible. This is not Dalmatia anymore. The restaurant became a bad copy of Greece. No more beautiful white tablecloths, annoying blue colour all over the place, chairs which are very uncomfortable. Sitting on them is unpleasant because of the material (you get sticky skin). There used to play dalmatian music, now we had to listen to the music which is inappropriate for the restaurant. Umbrellas at the restaurant are the ugliest ones I have ever seen. It all looks like a lot of toilet paper hanging down. It was a real disappointment to see what you have done with the restaurant. Of course it is question of taste, but I think that also question of local atmosfhere and mindset.
Fortunately, the staff at the restaurant is still great. Professional, helpful, pleasant. Changes in food selection are also not good to my opinion.
Hotel bar: the outside part of the bar is terrible. It looks really strange. Green colour? Sitting bags? Umbrellas? It doesn’t make any sense and it is not comfortable at all. This is not what I expect to see in Dalmatia. Fortunately, the stuff is excellent. And the bar offer remains great.
Gym: can you imagine doing the workout at 27 and even more degrees? The air condition is working so bad, that the temperature was too high for the gym. There were no paper towels for 2 days, so I had to clean the equipment with the towel. I would also expect that during one week stay someone will come to repair the doors.
Room: the room was perfectly clean every day. What I don’t understand is why the towels must be changed every day. I put the towels on towel hanger, but they were changed anyway. The air conditioning at the room was absolutely unacceptable. I had to put the air conditioning on the highest level of blowing and on the lowest temperature to get a decent temperature in the room which was still too high for me. Existing air condition system in the hotel is not working well. The temperature is a problem all over the hotel. It is too hot everywhere you go. Many guests and employee complained.
SPA: many of the sun beds are dirty. The cushions should be cleaned more often. There are not enough umbrellas, some of them are broken.

short time to relax

very nice hotel, good situated if you look for silence and peace. the service staff and spa-staff very friendly and good educated. We liked the spa place very well. Breakfast was very good and we liked the hotel very much.


fantastic holiday, great staff,vers happy with the hotel, my prefered hotel
punta scala is the best resort in croatia, the spa is great , the food fantastic, the new sport fasility great, a realy five star hotel