Falkensteiner Family Hotel Diadora4.0 out of 5.0
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Indeed - the name is perfectly true - this if family hotel! I would not recommend it to a couples with no kids as they do all they can to be for children. All the facilities in the hotel and in the rooms are designed for the little guests. The hotel is located in a little distance from civilisation (closest Petrčane is at least 30-45 minutes walk by the sea - anyway recommended!), on a peninsula owned by Falkensteiner and accommodating also some other hotels and apartments, but it is not an issue when you come there with kids, as you can find in the hotel everything you need for an attractive stay. It is also a good starting point to visit Zadar, Nin and some other nice places nearby. Also - quite close to the Zadar airport, if someone travels by plane. The food (FB) is also great - high quality meals with drinks included (which is not always the case). Very nice pools (both external and internal) and playground, kids club etc. All that allows fun for the kids on vacation. Highly recommended, and I think I would visit another Falkensteiner hotel again, if not this one.
Traveled as a family of 4, 2 boys age 8 & 10. The hotel is 30 mins transfer from the zadar airport.. the airport was fab, small so our bags came as soon as we got to the terminal ( taxi cost €35 each way) Diodora is focused on the family market, it is set ion a peninsula in a complex with the iadera hotel and apartments, each residence has its own pool zone with an entry gate which make it difficult to use the sister hotel facilities. However there is a "promenade" to allow access to the beach and sea all the way around the edge of the complex. Diodora has a man made sand beach with inflatables in the bay, which were great to swim out to. My children loved the sea trampoline and inflatable slide . The beach life guard hands out life jackets free of charge so even less confident swimmers can make it to the inlatables. Lots of water sports form the beach club, which are payable locally; paragliding, banana boat, jet skis, paddle boards and peddlos all available. Further round the ticks coast the hotel has secluded platforms for sunbathing with ladders to safely access the sea. Outside iadera there is a pebble beach. Lots of loungers on the beach and by the pool so you could always get one without needing to reserve early with a towel. ( need to get there early for a hammock though) Pool scene good, the water slide was very sedate ( boys said slow!) so would suit little children, the heated pool has a indoor and outdoor section which was great for my smaller child who gets shivery in cold water, there is also a bigger unheard pool with a mini lazy river. Falky room was just big enough for us... the 10 year old said the bed was too small (quite narrow single bed) and the kids bedding was aimed at little children. Bathroom was lovely . The buffet restaurant was very well run and had a high quality array of food ...always a different fish and meat every night ...steak, salmon, langoustines, mussels, prawns, duck, monkfish, John Dory all made an appearance as well as different risotto, pasta pizza and salads every day. Breakfasts were immense.i esp willy enjoyed the squeeze your own ornage juice and fresh figs. The inclusive wine with dibpnner was average but the option to order something more special and pay is available.
We were a group of 4 adults and a 10 month old baby. We arrived to the hotel at around 18:00h. We were tired from the trip and just hoped to get to our rooms as soon as possible. When we arrived, the check in was super fast and simple. It was absolutely motivating, since it was very straight forward. We got our keys, and lobby team helped with our luggage to the rooms. We went to the restaurant for our dinner and were positively surprised by the variety and quality of food. I think all of us gained weight as we ate all the delicious food. During our 4 day stay, we felt a great amount of care especially towards my baby, wife and myself. Everyone knew us. We felt extremely happy since there were many other guests with children, but somehow we felt special. I think the resort staff is well trained to handle travellers with children.
First of all - this hotel is ONLY for those who speak German or Croatian. Very little part of kids animation is done in English. So I could see older kids lost in competitions simply because they did not understand what they had to do and become sad because they lost to younger kids with understanding German. When my daughter asked to explain rules in English there was no answer. However most staff on reception speak English well. And they are really helpful when it needed. Food: The selection for breakfast was not for 4* hotel. But the lady that made eggs and omelette was so nice so we could not refuse eggs any day :) The lunch and dinner had selection of 5-6 items in main course menu and salads and cheese. Would not so bad, if was not so salty. My kid does not like salty food so it was really hard to find something that she could take. In between the main meals you have to pay for everything even for water, Rooms: We booked family room with a separate place to sleep for kids. Guess who slept there? I did. Because if both sliding doors are closed the room looks like a prison. Really scary. The rest is fine. Cleaners made a good job so we did not have any problem with room, towels or something else. Well done! The problem with room was in absence of noise insulation. Once your neighbors wake up, you'd wake up too. Facilities: 2 pools - one indoor with warm water. Was really helpful in rainy day. Slide made my daughter's stay more enjoyable. Sand beach is always full, but there was a lot of other places with less people but child should swim really well to enjoy them. The rest kid's facilities are for babies. 9-12 yaers children played on 4 desktops in playzone or watched how other played. Overall: Not bad, but very overpriced. If guests has a car, they need to pay for parking 10€ a day. I was charged for 10 days parking while had a car only for 3 days. Every call to service desk is not free. For such money half of services should be for free and minibar should be full of free drinks and snacks. Like in Spain :) PS: Be careful when booking this hotel on Booking.com. Kids are not included into booking price. You could be surprised to pay extra on exit ;) Finally: Country is very beautiful!!!
We (a family with a 6 year old) have stayed at this hotel at the end of August and it really is a very good hotel for families especially with smaller children. Pluses: - all the amenities for children ( kids pool, kids restaurant, a very big and diverse playground) - the beach that has sand and something I never found elsewhere: shadow from trees to hide when the sun is burning. and you don't have to reserve sun beds because there are plenty - best food I have ever tasted and we have been in a couple of resorts in Turkey and Greece - the rooms are big and nice - the staff was very friendly (reception, cleaning staff, restaurant staff) - very close to Zadar which is a lovely city worth visiting Minus: - the beach is small for so many guests. I noticed it is a small golf but they should extend it - extremely noisy. The noisiest hotel I have stayed at. From 8 am when the cleaning staff begins banging the hovers against the walls and talking loud, then the kids wake up and start running and screaming down the halls and it only stops at 10-11 pm. There must be something done to better soundproof the rooms from the hallway. - lots of thing to do for children till 6-8 years of age but above that not so much We enjoyed our stay here and we do recommend it but for families with children maybe up to 8 years and if you can stand the noise.
Staff is very friendly and helful. Animateurs are very good. Food is okay we all could fine something to eat. The room was okay but we spent only the night there. The beach is well equiped and great there is a small "forrest". The pools are great. My kids fav was definately the water slide in the hotel and in the sea and the gocart and water funs just out side of the hotels. We enjoyed our holiday very much! Thanks for the hospitality!
One of those places where you can expect only families with kids. Majority of facilities are exactly for such guests... But the rooms could be bigger, balconies more spacious, bathroom could be solved differently - one door for both, toilet and shower. Water from shower is usually everyehere. Surroundings of swimming pools are full of screaming kids, better to stay away if you do not like it. The worst place for us was the dining room - place where you just eat without any style, no space for privacy, to be served at least drinks, etc. Otherwise the choice of food was amazing. The sea is very close to the hotel, clean with sun beds for free of charge. On top of that our kids got sick here... no doctor at the hotel, but came within 2 hours after our request. The visit was quite expensive and did not help us much. But ok, kids were medically checked. Most probably we will not return. Compering the value for the price there are better places to be. Nevertheless whom they like it "just enjoy and be patient".
Diadora is a lovely family hotel. The food is excellent, rooms are clean and the facilities are excellent. As always has an hotel some negative points and Diadora is no exception. Due to the high quality and good cost/benefit the hotel pool and child beach attract many people and are completely packed. Our guess was that other families, staying in other accommodations, are using the facilities as well.....when you do not mind a small beach with loads of babies and/or a full pool then Diadora is a place to be considered We went for the third time and have seen a shift from lovely spacious to jam packed hotel....
One of the Best Family hotels in Croatia. Nice rooms, many activities and services for children including indoor and ourdoor playground, kids menu and restaurant, etc. Small sandy beach. Good place for holidays
We spent 7 days in Diadora with two kids and had a wonderfull time. The room was large and beautifull with lots of amenities for kids. Everithing was perfectly clean, the grounds amazing with lavander, rosemary and oleanders everywhere. The restaurant has a large terrace we really enjoyed and the food was really good. Pool facilities are the best I've seen in Croatia. A laundry room to me was also a great help for a family vacation and that is really rare. I really reccomend this, it's the best family hotel I've stayed in.
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
Located in Petrcane, Falkensteiner Family Hotel Diadora is within a 15-minute drive of Church of St. Nicholas and Parish Church. This 250-room, 4-star hotel has 3 outdoor pools along with a full-service spa and 2 restaurants. It's near the airport and also within a 30-minute drive of Kresimir Cosic Hall and Port Gate.
Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay. Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Hedonia, which specializes in Mediterranean cuisine. Quench your thirst with a drink at the bar/lounge.
All 250 air-conditioned rooms feature balconies, minibars, and free bottled water. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with satellite channels and pay movies. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in down comforters. Other standard amenities include safes, phones, and desks.
Guests of Falkensteiner Family Hotel Diadora have access to a full-service spa, 3 outdoor pools, and an indoor pool. Self parking is offered for EUR 9.50 per day. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and tours/tickets. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a children's pool, a fitness center, and a sauna.
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91% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 430 reviews