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Hotel Pinija

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Indoor pool, outdoor pool
Premium Double Room, Balcony, Sea View (2+1) | In-room safe, desk, free WiFi, bed sheets
Food and drink

Overview of Hotel Pinija

Hotel Pinija

4.0 star property
Beachfront hotel in Zadar with spa, outdoor pool
8.0 out of 10 Very good
8.0/10 Very good

615 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
Ulica V 1a, Zadar, Petrcane, 23231
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 3 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool and outdoor pool
  • 3 outdoor tennis courts
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Children's pool
  • Beach bar
  • Pool bar
  • Coffee shop/cafe
For families
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Nin Beach - 31 min drive

Getting around

  • Zadar (ZAD) - 37 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Kužina - 10 min drive
  • Cocktail bar Val - 11 min drive
  • Bistro Maestral - 9 min drive
  • Vila Park - 6 min drive
  • Restaurant Pineta - 5 min drive

About this property

Hotel Pinija

At Hotel Pinija, you can spend time at the beach enjoying beach massages, volleyball and beachside drinks. The outdoor pool and indoor pool provide fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in sports massages, body wraps and aromatherapy. Mediteran, one of 3 restaurants, serves Mediterranean cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other highlights at this upmarket hotel include 2 bars/lounges, a poolside bar and a fitness centre. The pool and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travellers.


Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Croatian Tourism Association (HUT - Croatia)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 307 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until midnight
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free off-site parking nearby


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • 3 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Beach bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children's pool
  • Mini golf
  • Playground

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Tennis
  • Beach volleyball
  • Mini golf
  • Boat tours
  • Shopping
  • Ecotours nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference centre (1851 square feet of space)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Bike hire


  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1971
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness centre
  • An outdoor pool
  • An indoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • 3 outdoor tennis courts
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Reception hall


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 40-cm TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Marea has 4 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa. Other services include sports massages, facials and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub and a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.


Mediteran – This beachfront buffet restaurant specialises in Mediterranean cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open 24 hours.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1.33 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 18 years of age.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 480 per vehicle (one-way. Maximum occupancy 4)

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between 14 November and 24 March.

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Facility access costs EUR 75 per person, per day
  • Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa, and guests under 12 years old are only allowed with adult supervision
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Croatian Tourism Association (HUT - Croatia).


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Hotel Pinija
Hotel Pinija Zadar
Pinija Hotel
Pinija Zadar
Hotel Pinija Hotel
Hotel Pinija Zadar
Hotel Pinija Hotel Zadar

Frequently asked questions

Is Hotel Pinija currently open?
The property is closed between 14 November and 24 March.
Does Hotel Pinija offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Pinija does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Pinija?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Hotel Pinija?
Yes, there's an indoor pool, an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Pinija?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Pinija?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Pinija?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 480 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Pinija?
You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Hotel Pinija and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as volleyball and boat tours, and practise your swing on the tennis courts. Additional recreation on-site includes volleyball. Enjoy treatments at the spa and relax in the indoor and outdoor pools. Hotel Pinija also has 2 bars and a sauna, as well as a fitness centre and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Pinija?
Yes, there are 3 on-site restaurants, featuring beachfront dining, Mediterranean cuisine and garden views.
What's the area around Hotel Pinija like?
Hotel Pinija is located a short 3-minute walk from Petrcane Beach. Travellers love the hotel's prime location.



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8/10 Very good

We loved our stay at the hotel the only thing that put a dampener on things was the lady with the glasses working on reception. We have never encountered anyone so rude, dismissive and unhelpful in any hotels we have stayed in around the world. Every other member of staff was outstanding and friendly. This is the reason we would not return. The location of the hotel is stunning. The food was great. The spa, gym and swimming facilities are also fantastic. We would recommend renting a car for your stay as the bus service is infrequent. Uber’s were reliable but the cost can add up quite quickly. It’s only a 15 minute car ride to Zadar old town which is a must and so are the national parks.
Emma, 3-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Fun with relaxed vibe
We stayed at Hotel Pinija for a week break as a family, 2 adults and a toddler. The hotel location provided good facilities being on the beach and some on-site facilities (kayaks, mini golf, bikes) in addition to the indoor and outdoor pool and spa. It also provided a good base for exploring the region. Breakfast and dinner were wholesome, self service style. The events team entertained children with arts and crafts, swimming lessons and evening night time mini discos and movie nights. The hotel is value for money. The only negative that we have is the condition and size of the room. It was portrayed as a 'Premium room' capable for 2+1. Being a regular traveller in my opinion there was nothing about the room (size and quality) that could be described as premium, I felt compelled to return to reception for an explanation. The fridge did not function, little things like the radiator was wonky and the shower leaked during our stay. Air con was also turned off by the hotel. We were requested by reception staff to return each morning to see if we could pay for an upgrade but were told they were fully booked. We tolerated the room for getting ready and sleeping only, we had anticipated using it more but chose to have our daughter's naps on the go. If you are content living out of a suitcase, happy with a bed in a room then its fine, if you expect just a little more space and comfort (what you'd expect with premium) than a typical economy room elsewhere then note this at booking.
Christopher, 7-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic location and helpful staff. OK rooms that are a bit dated but for us that was more than compensated for by very nice common and external areas and the best location in the area.
Richard, 6-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Front desk staff where not as friendly as the locals in the village. Towels in the room had stains and garbage was left on the counter. The air conditioner did not get the room cold at all.The room never went lower than 25.3 C ( 77 degrees) even though the thermostat was set to 16 C. The hotel charges for everything, if you want to use a towel on their beach or a chair they will nickel and dime you. However the village it is in a great and as I mentioned before the locals are super nice and great food.
Andrea, 3-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Awful hotel rude staff
Hotel looks like a series of prison blocks with towels over balcony’s all around.
Denise, 4-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Terrible experience
When we came to our room, it was 40 degrees celsius in there. We immediately turn on air conditioning, but it did not help much as it was very out-of-date. So we were forced to go to lobby bar and stay there till 11 p.m. because the heat in out room was unbearable. We had to sleep with AC turned on, otherwise we would not be able to get some rest. The parking on site is free and in the shade, but you hardly get a spot, because they sell daily parking tickets for visitors, who come to the beach for one day. So you have to be lucky or have to come very late, when daily visitors already left. We stayed only one night, because we needed some rest before we continiued our drive back home, but we would definatelly not stay in this hotel if we were on vacation. At least staff was trying to be nice, but did not make much effort to help with the unbearable heat in our room.
Marjetka, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

lorraine, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

I spent a weekend with my son at the hotel. The staff is great! From the reception to the restaurant, they are all great. Breakfast is ok, dinner too, but don't expect anything spectacular. All in all, ok hotel with a staff that make you feel good.
Domagoj, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Karin, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Worth it!
Hotel was amazing, really friendly workers. Ivana the housekeeper was the best during my entire stay. Restaurants and bars were the best!
Chantee, 7-night trip
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