Zadar private accommodation - economical choice
Zadar private accommodation, the apartments, rest houses, private rooms and hostels provide the best value for your accommodation budget.
Renting an Zadar apartment can be an economical choice for families as the cost is usually much lower than renting a few hotel rooms.
In Croatia, private accommodation is categorized, regulated and rated. Rooms and apartments are awarded with one to four stars, depending on size, amenities and service (although the one-star category is being phased out).
The goal is to coordinate apartment categories with hotel categories and to enforce a certain standardization.
So, what to expect
When you book Zadar private accommodation whether online or opt for on-the-spot accommodation, it helps to know what to expect.So you my consider the following:
Size certainly does matter when you're on holiday and the difference between the categories is significant. The following is for two-person studios:
Two-star: minimum 19 sq m. (204 sq feet)
Three-star: minimum 22 sq m.
Four-star: minimum 25 sq m
For three and four-person apartments, add another 5 sq m per person.
Bed linen is always included and is changed for each new guest .
You can request extra pillows in three and four-star accommodation. In two-star rooms and apartments the linen is changed once a week.
In a three-star apartment, linen is changed every three days and in four-star accommodation every other day.
All studios and aparments come with basic dishes, glasses, silverware, pots etc. plus at least a two-burner cooker and a fridge.
A four-star unit will provide an oven, microwave or grill plus a cooker hood.
An en-suite bathroom is required.
Although a hair-dryer is only required at the four-star level, as a practical matter, you'll find it at all levels.
Soap is provided but shampoo and a shower cap is only required at the four-star level.
Most owners tack on a supplement for a short stay (less than three nights).
Apartments often are rented on a Saturday to Saturday time frame.
Payment is always in cash.
Airport transfers can often be arranged witth the owner.
Satellite TV with international channels is not required for two-star apartments but nearly always provided.
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Air-conditioning along the coast is also fairly standard for two-star apartments although not required.
Some apartments provide wireless internet access but this feature seems to have no relationship to any category.
A telephone line is not provided; it is highly advisable to arrive with a mobile phone.
Breakfast is optional.