Aparthotel Snow Queen

Perfect getaway from hot summer days

Hidden in dense forests of the Medvednica Nature Park there is the 4* Aparthotel Snow Queen (Croatian 'Snjezna Kraljica'), one of the most beautiful mountain accommodations in Croatia. Situated in a peaceful location over the capital City of Zagreb it is a favourite place for couples, but also for families with children. It is an ideal place for relaxation and leisure as well as for recreation in any time of year.

The hotel is located on the main hiking trail which leads to the popular excursion spot Sljeme, the highest peak of the Medvednica mountain.

For anyone who likes nature, walking through the forest in hot summer days, passionate mountain bikers and hill runners, the Aparthotel Snow Queen offers a very special holiday experience and a fine continental & mountain cuisine. At the hotel restaurant you can enjoy old, almost forgotten local specialties. It has also a wonderful terrace overlooking the thick forest and wide meadows.

All air-conditioned apartments have a balcony. They also include a comfortably furnished living room, kitchen, dining area and sofa. Five of them have also a fireplace. There is a small relaxation area with whirlpool / jacuzzi and sauna.

There's a lot of interesting things to see on Medvednica. Plenty of beautiful views, little creeks, mountain lodges, the medieval fortified town Medvedgrad … The last thing to keep in mind is that it's always at least 5 degrees colder up there than in Zagreb City.

If you like nature and peace, the Medvednica Nature Park and the Aparthotel Snow Queen are the perfect place to visit if you want to stay a few days outside the city of Zagreb.

Location, cuisine, nature park, activities …

 

Location of the hotel - hidden in dense forests of the Medvednica Nature Park, on the main hiking trail which leads to the popular excursion spot Sljeme, the highest peak of the Medvednica mountain.

Traditional Croatian cuisine - with fire in the fireplace, in restaurant you can enjoy old, almost forgotten domestic specialties such as štrukli - cooked or baked (rolled pastry filled with fresh cheese), turkey with “mlinci” (thin dried flatbread), buncek (ham hock with sour cabbage), rested potatoes and pasta with cabbage, desserts like šnenokle (floating island) or strudel with apple or sour cherry, šmarne (from Austrian Kaiserschmarrn), …

Hiking / Cycling in Medvednica Nature Park - more than 70 marked hiking trails, 8 cycling loop trails and 1 connecting transverse trail, 10 well-equipped and thematically diverse educational trails.

If you trully want to experience Medvednica mountain, and it's highest peak Sljeme, it'll take up at least 6-7 hours of your day, if not more. Medvednica is best for day walk and there are more than 70 marked trails to climb the mountain. Some of them are really easy and some of them are harder. It takes from approximately 2h to 4h depends which trail you choose.

Medvedgrad Hiking Trail - the highlight of Medvednica Mountain is, of course, Medvedgrad, a medieval fortified town above Zagreb built on a hill 593 meters above sea level in the 13th century, providing a spectacular view of the capital city. Visit time: from 11.00 to 19.00, every day except Monday. Ticket price: 15 kn per person.

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Services:

  • overnight / self catering apartment
  • breakfast, half board and full bord

Total capacity: 72 beds

Accommodation units - 11x apartments type A2+2 with balcony; 5x apartments type A2+2 with fireplace and balcony, and 1x three-bedroom apartment type A6+2 with balcony:

  1. Standard equipment of apartments type A2+2 with balcony, size 55m2 : one bedroom with double bed, living room with double pull-out sofa (2 extra beds), kitchen (dining area, refrigerator, kitchen utensils, oven, cooking plate), bathroom (bathtub, toilet, hair dryer), additional toilet, TV, phone, safe, central heating, air conditioning. Capacity up to 4 people.
  1. Standard equipment of apartments type A2+2 with fireplace and balcony, size 40m2 : one bedroom with double bed, living room with double pull-out sofa (2 extra beds), kitchen (dining area, refrigerator, kitchen utensils, oven, cooking plate), bathroom (bathtub, toilet, hair dryer), additional toilet, TV, phone, safe, central heating, air conditioning. Capacity up to 4 people. 
  1. Standard equipment of big apartment type A6+2, size 80 m2 : three bedrooms with two double beds and 2 single beds, a living room with double pull-out sofa (2 extra beds), kitchen (dining area, refrigerator, kitchen utensils, oven, cooking plate), bathroom (bathtub, toilet, hair dryer), TV, phone, safe, central heating, air conditioning, balcony. Capacity up to 8 people.
  • All apartments are non-smoking apartments.
  • The smoking inside the hotel is not allowed.
  • There is no WiFi in the apartments.
  • Free WiFi internet access available in common areas of the hotel.
  • Á la carte restaurant with fireplace and beautiful terrace, capacity of 60 seats. It offers great traditional cuisine. A vegetarian and vegan food, and packed lunch on request. 

Other facilities

  • 3 floors / 1 lift
  • Reception & Currency exchange
  • Conference room (capacity up to 50 seats)
  • Children’s playground
  • Free parking place
  • Mini wellness (whirlpool-jacuzzi, 2 saunas, recreational equipment)
  • Free use of the swimming pools in the Hotel Tomislavov dom (1,5 km distance).

Price information & additional costs:

Services

Apartment A2+2

Apartment A2+2 (with fireplace)

Apartment A6+2

 Overnight 1 person

61 €

69 €

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 Overnight 2 persons

30 €

39 €

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 Overnight 3 persons

29 €

37 €

41 €

 Overnight 4 persons

22 €

30 €

39 €

 Overnight 5 persons

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31 €

 Overnight 6 persons

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26 €

 Overnight 7 persons

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22 €

 Overnight 8 persons

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19 €

 Bed & Breakfast 1 person

68 €

76 €

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 Bed & Breakfast 2 persons

37 €

45 €

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 Bed & Breakfast 3 persons

36 €

44 €

47 €

 Bed & Breakfast 4 persons

29 €

37 €

46 €

 Bed & Breakfast 5 persons

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38 €

 Bed & Breakfast 6 persons

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33 €

 Bed & Breakfast 7 persons

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29 €

 Bed & Breakfast 8 persons

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26 €

  • Apartment prices are per person / day.
  • Min. stay 1 night.
  • Included in the apartment price: VAT, bed linen, towels, final cleaning, whirlpool, recreational equipment, one entrance in the sauna of Snow Queen, free use of swimming pools in the Hotel Tomislavov dom (1,5 km distance).
  • Prices for half board and full board upon request.
  • Mandatory extra costs (payment on the spot): tourist tax adults 5,50 kn per person / night; children (12-18) 2,75 kn per person / night.

DISCOUNTS:

  • for a stay of 2 – 3 nights: 10%
  • for a stay of 4 – 5 nights: 20%
  • for a stay of 6 nights and longer: 30%
  • children till 4 years in parent's bed: 100%
  • overnight for children 4 – 12 years: 16 €
  • bed & breakfast for children 4 – 12 years: 20 €

Additional costs (on the spot):  

  • Insurance of guests: 1,00 kn per person/day.
  • Cot: 35,00 kn/day.
  • Laundry service.
  • Pets: 50,00 kn/day.
  • Massage.

Methods of payment on the spot: credit cards and cash are accepted.

Credit cards: VISA / MasterCard, Diners, American Express, Maestro.


Check-in: 14.00 – 22.00                           Languages spoken by the host:     

Check-out: 7.00 – 10.00                           Croatian, English

Nature Park Medvednica

(distance from Aparthotel Snow Queen)

Zrinski Mine (4.3 km) - not far from the mountain lodge “Grafičar” there is an area called Miner’s Garden, where people used to mine in search for precious metals. The Zrinski Mine started to operate in the 16th century. It was registered as the prrotected cultural heritage of the Republic of Croatia in 2006. It is not possible to visit the mine without a guide licensed by the Nature Park Medvednica. The guide is included in the ticket price. Visit time: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 11.00 to 17.00. Ticket price: 23 kn per person / 18 kn per child / family ticket (family with children) 50 kn. Important notice: in case of really bad weather it is not possible to visit the Mine!

Medvedgrad Fortress (8.5 km) - a medieval fortified town above Zagreb built on a hill 593 meters above sea level in the 13th century, providing a spectacular view of the capital city. Sleepy Medvedgrad comes to life every year on the last weekend in September when there the Medieval Days are organized. Its walls get occupied by the Black Queen and her retinue, noble knights and foolish court jesters. Visitors can enjoy a tournament and the medieval fair. Visit time during the year: from 11.00 to 19.00, every day except Monday. Ticket price: 15 kn per person / 20 kn during events.

Veternica Cave (21 km) - one of the longest caves in Croatia with over 7 km of discovered channels. Life was first present here 45 thousand years ago, when the cave was used by the Neanderthals. Tourists can, accompanied by an expert guide, visit the first 380 meters of the cave and explore some of its secrets. Visit time: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10:00 to 16: 00h. Ticket price: 40 kn per person / 20 kn per child / family ticket (family with children) 70 kn. Important notice: in case of really bad weather it is not possible to visit the cave!

Biking trails – they are marked from 1 to 9 and laid out to have contact points to allow crossing from one trail to another, combining a tour that suits you the most. All trails are circular and described and marked in one direction, so we don’t recommend driving in the opposite direction, because you won’t be able to see the signs and will have difficulties in orientation.

QR codes which help you read all the data with your smartphones have been placed on the terrain. You can download the QR Droid application for reading QR codes from this LINK.

Educational trail „500 Horvat’s stairs (500 Horvatovih stuba- these 500 stone stairs are considered to be the most impressive and most beautiful site built by human hand on this mountain. Vladimir Horvat was a journalist, publisher, restless photo-reporter and a great lover of Medvednica. In 1946 he began to build a stone staircase on a wild inaccessible karst above the stream „Bistri Jarek“. After 7 years of hard work he unveiled this hidden corner of extraordinary beauty to visitors. At the bottom of the stairs, near the stream, there is a small resting area „Srnec“, with wooden benches and a shelter from the rain, where you can take a break.

Ski resort “Sljeme” on the top of Medvednica where Weltcup ski race „Snow Queen“ is held. Zagreb is the only European capital with ski resort!

Other attractions & catering facilities: Meteorological station “Puntijarka” (in the immediate vicinity of the mountain hut "Risova jazbina"); the mountain lodges and restaurants “Grafičar, "Puntijarka" and "Mala Hunjka".

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