To reduce the stress of traveling during the pandemic and facilitate guests’ stay, Zagreb’s Esplanade Hotel now offers a unique service: testing for COVID-19 on the hotel’s premises at the agreed time, quickly and with style.
With a special benefit: free arrival of medical staff to the location and free translation into English.
“Today, most countries in the world require travellers and their own citizens to present a negative PCR test for COVID-19 when entering the country. This can be complicated and is often not limited to just one test but several tests during the trip. In addition, time is wasted on researching the locations that offer this service, and waiting can be prolonged, leading to additional anxiety. The guests of the Esplanade Hotel are accustomed to the highest standard of service, and we are famous for being able to provide that which is regularly not on offer, which is why we have now risen to offer what they need most on their trip – the possibility for testing in the comfort of the hotel – fast, easy and personalised, at the highest level and at a fair price. Having considered the possibilities, we decided to carry out this service in cooperation with the LabPlus polyclinic, whose staff is extremely professional, and testing is carried out in accordance with strict epidemiological measures, discreetly, and precisely at agreed time. We have been testing this service for a while now and it has proven to be a complete hit. In addition, we offer our guests another great advantage: the free arrival of medical staff to the location, as well as free translation of the test result into English”, said Ivica Max Krizmanić, General Manager of the Esplanade Hotel.
The procedure is very simple. Before arriving at the hotel or during the stay, the guest can contact the Reservations Department or the Reception, at least 24 hours in advance, to arrange a test date. Testing is conducted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon, with other dates available on request. Whilst arranging the test, the guest must provide some basic information. The professional medical staff of the LabPlus laboratory arrives at the hotel at the agreed time and conducts testing in accordance with strict epidemiological measures and delivers the findings to the desired e-mail address of the guest, in Croatian or English language, within 3 hours for antigen and antibody tests, or within 24 hours from the arrival of the sample in the laboratory for the PCR test on COVID-19. The service is paid according to the displayed price list: HRK 250 (33 €*) for the antigen test (sample is taken from the nose), HRK 300 (40 €*) for the antibody test (blood sample) and HRK 750 (100 €*) for the PCR test (nose sample).
“We are aware that every moment of a trip is precious, so we will aim to assist, as much as possible, all guests who need the test. I think that this service will greatly facilitate guests’ arrival in Zagreb, reduce stress and allow our guests to enjoy their carefree stay,” added Ivica Max Krizmanić, General Manager of Esplanade Hotel.