Zagreb’s first bed and breakfast, Studio Kairos, is named after the Greek God of fortunate moments. Being the spiritually superstitious person that I naturally am and continually taking unprecedented risks in my own life, I am all for anything that could bring in a little luck and good karma. While you may sit there and think, ‘what has the name of a place got anything to to do with good karma?’ let’s keep in mind that like attracts like and upon entering Studio Kairos, automatically I felt the good energy.
‘What has the name of a place got anything to to do with good karma?’
Studio Kairos is family owned and run, giving the “boutique style” bed and breakfast a more personal feel. Head of operations, Danijela Čavlović happily dives into conversation surrounding the humble beginnings of Studio Kairos in intimate details over breakfast and how it has evolved as the bench mark in private accommodation in Zagreb. As the first of it’s kind in the city, it gave room for Danijela and her family to set a standard and over the years the business has flourished, with many returning guests from all over the world. This standard has also being recognised on TripAdvisor as the business has celebrated many awards over the years in Zagreb such as The Traveller’s Choice Award in 2014.
What Makes Studio Kairos The ideal Place To Stay in Zagreb?
– Touch of Individuality –
Studio Kairos calls home to 4 modernly refurbished and well sized rooms, each themed and named individually only adding to the positive vibe of the establishment. I spent two nights in the ‘Writer’s Room’ which perfectly reflects my career and is ideal for the solo traveller. The Writer’s Room is dedicated to Zagreb’s famous writers including Marija Juric Zagorka, who paved her way as Croatia’s first female journalist and was one of the most widely read writer’s of her time. This private and intimate space is large enough to feel comfortable and cosy in and has fast WiFi, cable TV and a desk to trigger your inner Marija Juric Zagorka.
Personally, I loved the bathroom space because you could turn without bumping your elbow somewhere like in many places in Croatia.
While the rooms hold onto their own character, the dining area too, holds onto it’s own story with a vast bookshelf showing off the family’s book collection collated throughout the decades. There is also a terrace outside at guests disposal and Danijela is often seen serving homemade wine and connecting with the people staying in what was once her childhood home.
– The location –
To the average Croatian person, Zagreb is a “large” city but to the foreign traveller coming from cities like London, New York or even Sydney, Zagreb is a little cupcake on a tiered cake stand. What I mean by this is that most of the attractions in Zagreb are within walking distance of each other, or at least you can use the city tram for 10kunas one way. Studio Kairos is located up the road from the trendy Maksimir neighbourhood on Vlaška Ulica, designer boutiques, cafes and 1km away from the city’s famous Cathedral. If you’re looking for accomodation in a safe area, Studio Kairos is ideal for the solo or coupled traveller but also perfect for a family. It is also a 15 minute walk away from Trg Kralja Tomislava, so if you’re around in December Studio Kairos is in close proximity to the location of Zagreb’s Winter Wonderland / Advent (The winner of the best Advent in Europe in 2015).
To the average Croatian person, Zagreb is a “large” city but to the foreign traveller coming from cities like London, New York or even Sydney, Zagreb is a little cupcake on a tiered cake stand.
-The price –
You may be surprised to discover that Studio Kairos is actually affordable with one TripAdvisor reviewer noting, “Pay for a hostel, get a hotel.” The Writer’s Room for single occupancy is 51€ (65€ for two people) and the largest room, The Granny’s Room is 95€ for 4 people. There is also a 7 kuna city tax per person, per day.
Have you stayed at Studio Kairos in Zagreb before? What was your experience like?
Address | Vlaška ul. 92, 10000, Zagreb
Telephone | +385 (0)91 46 40 690
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** My visit to Studio Kairos was complimentary and part of a press trip. All views, observations and opinions are my own.0