Adults Only Luxury at Falksteiner Adriana, Zadar

 

I’ve already given you a sneak peak of the wonderful Falksteiner Adriana Hotel in Zadar when I told you all about their incredible pool and how we spent our days lazing around and swimming in the adults only resort. But there’s much more to this hotel than just the pool!
Hotel Adriana Zadar Croatia

Check in was an absolute breeze: the receptionist was so friendly and told us everything we needed to know about the hotel. One thing to note is that this hotel has no lift, so if you’ve got heavy bags or mobility problems this could be an issue.
We checked into our suite and were delighted to find a little surprise waiting for us…

 

Hotel Adriana Zadar Croatia

 

Hotel Adriana Zadar Croatia

After a few hours traveling, fresh fruit was very welcome! Though we decided to be good and save the sparkling wine until the evening.

Hotel Adriana Zadar Croatia

 

Hotel Adriana Zadar Croatia

The suite itself had a sitting room, bedroom and large bathroom (with both a bath and a shower). I love it when hotels have a pillow menu so was delighted to see that this was the case here.

Though the bed was huge and very comfortable, I would have preferred a double duvet rather than two singles.

Hotel Adriana Zadar Croatia

The bathroom itself was a delight: I love bathrooms with a separate shower and bath – mainly as it means I can lounge in the bath until my heart is content and that Andy isn’t restricted from having a post-swim shower!

It was stocked with all the usual amenities that you would expect…

Hotel Adriana Zadar Croatia

 

…and had a really beautiful sink.
Hotel Adriana Zadar Croatia
Much as we had enjoyed in Hotel Vestibul Palace in Split, we made great use of our sitting room in the early evenings before dinner. It was great to be able to turn the TV round, so we were able to watch it in both rooms.

There was one touch that this hotel provided that I thought was fantastic: beach bags, already packed with flip flops, water bottles and pool towels. Safe to say we made great use of this at the pool!

 

Hotel Adriana Zadar Croatia

As a total  coffee addict I was delighted to see a Nespresso machine in the room for us to use!

Hotel Adriana Zadar Croatia

 

Hotel Adriana Zadar Croatia

 

Hotel Adriana Zadar Croatia

We had a great view from the balcony: stretching to the restaurant, pool and even all the way to the sea!

Hotel Adriana Zadar Croatia

Your hotel room rate comes with half board: breakfast and dinner are both included in the rate, which we thought was truly excellent.

The restaurant is split inside and out, and as it was beautiful weather, we were able to sit outside for every meal.

Hotel Adriana Zadar Croatia

 

The first day that we arrived we opted to have lunch in the restaurant as we were starving after the trip!

 

Hotel Adriana Zadar Croatia

 

Hotel Adriana Zadar Croatia

Each and every detail had been taken care of: down to the beautiful lavender on all the tables and local lavender being given to each guest upon departure.

Hotel Adriana Zadar Croatia

Food wise we opted for a club sandwich and chicken ceasar salad to split, which were both great, though we wished the bread hadn’t been as dry.

Hotel Adriana Zadar Croatia

So great that Andy forgot rule #1 of food blogging and tucked straight into his meal!

Hotel Adriana Zadar Croatia

The hotel is an adult only resort which meant it was entirely peaceful, and made the grounds a wonderful place to take a nice post lunch walk.

Hotel Adriana Zadar Croatia
They’re full of shady spots if the sun becomes too hot…
Hotel Adriana Zadar Croatia
And my favourite: a massage tent in the grounds, that despite being in the middle, felt like the most private space in the whole world.

 

Hotel Adriana Zadar Croatia

In the interests of good blogging (you’re welcome!) I booked a spa tester: a half hour facial and a half hour back and shoulder massage.

Hotel Adriana Zadar Croatia

There’s a full spa at the neighbouring hotel in the resort, but I fancied just staying in our hotel, and the therapist was more than happy to come to me – a real plus point in my opinion.

 

Hotel Adriana Zadar Croatia
It was such a magical hour; I came away feeling more relaxed than ever.

 

Hotel Adriana Zadar Croatia

After an afternoon of exploring our new surroundings, lunching and pool-enjoying, we headed back to our suite and enjoyed our bottle of sparkling wine on the terrace, before heading down for dinner.

Hotel Adriana Zadar Croatia

 

Hotel Adriana Zadar Croatia

It really was a beautiful start to the evening.

Hotel Adriana Zadar Croatia

 

Hotel Adriana Zadar Croatia

 

For dinner, each room is assigned their own table and you’re free to come down to dinner at any time between 7 and 10pm. You start with a buffet starter, usually of cold meats, cheeses and salads, before ordering a starter and a main course from the evenings’ set menu.
Hotel Adriana Zadar Croatia

The food on the whole was good, though some dishes were a little bland and not to our tastes.

Hotel Adriana Zadar Croatia

For pudding you can either order the hot dessert of the evening or pick some cold desserts for the buffet.

All in all, you’re not going to be leaving dinner until you’re very full!

I’ve already shown you the pool, but it’s too beautiful not to share a few more snaps with you..!

Hotel Adriana Zadar Croatia

 

Hotel Adriana Zadar Croatia

Breakfast was a real showstopper: by far the best breakfast that we had in Croatia. Again, it was a buffet, but the selection was incredible and the restaurant were more than happy to make different sorts of eggs for you on request.

Hotel Adriana Zadar Croatia

I usually started my day with a whole heap of fruit – I couldn’t resist, it was all just too delicious; and squirreled away a peach for a post swim snack

Hotel Adriana Zadar Croatia

 

Hotel Adriana Zadar Croatia

Though if you preferred pancakes (who wouldn’t?), hard boiled eggs, cereals… It was all there.

Hotel Adriana Zadar Croatia

And yes, that is a cheeky glass of sparkling wine you see with my croissants!

Hotel Adriana Zadar Croatia

I loved that the hotel left bottles of bubbles for you to enjoy with your breakfast, it felt so indulgent and really added to the luxurious hotel experience. It certainly added to the adult only vibe! If you’re looking for a really romantic hotel, this is definitely for you.

Hotel Adriana Zadar Croatia

It was also one of the only hotes, along with Vestibul Palace, that offered you proper coffee and freshly squeezed orange juice as part of your breakfast.

Hotel Adriana Zadar Croatia

 

Hotel Adriana Zadar Croatia

Hotel Adriana was an absolute dream of a hotel: a luxurious, peaceful hotel to really relax, unwind and indulge.

Hotel Adriana Zadar Croatia
This was my first experience of a Falksteiner hotel, but I’m very sure it won’t be my last!

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Our stay at Falksteiner Hotel Adriana was complimentary in return for my review, but all photos, opinions and words are my own. 

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