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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 726 Reviews
Everything as expected
Reviewed 3 days 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 7 days 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 7 days 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 2 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。

Acquapura Spa....
Reviewed 2 months ago

We stayed at the Iadera hotel last year, and last week whilst we stayed in the Senia residences opposite the Iadera, we used the Iadera restaurants and spa facilities. This review relates to the Acquapura spa rather than any other aspect of the hotel.
Last year I gave a 5/5 review and the spa facilities played a big part in this, needless to say we were looking forward to relaxing in the spa again. My wife and I booked a Hammam (having experienced this before), but sadly our experience this year can only be described as disappointing and humiliating.
On entering the Hammam we were introduced to our therapists who took us to the Hammam area. We were not given the traditional red check wraps, instead we were just given hotel towels, with no instructions on whether we should change or not. We were taken to the Hammam, the door to the Hammam was kept open throughout the treatment and we were told to lie on the heated slab. Shortly after the treatment started the therapists started laughing, this continued throughout the treatment. The therapists would begin a different part of the treatment and then stop to stifle their giggles. There was no apology given, no explanation, we did not know if they were laughing at us - it certainly felt like it, and it made for a very uncomfortable and humiliating hour. Both my wife and I couldn't wait for the treatment to end and we both wished we had just gotten up and left.
After the treatment we went to the spa reception to complain. The receptionist tried to excuse the behaviour of the therapists saying that they were friends in school and had dropped a couple of items in the Hammam...... We ended up taking the complaint higher and we were compensated with a massage (which was very good) (although we were initially told we would have to pay for either the Hammam or the complementary massages!!!).
I have never encountered such unprofessional treatment in a spa ANYWHERE else in the world. This was such a shame for us as we were celebrating a significant birthday. I would think twice about booking treatments at this spa and I would ask for specific therapists in the future.