Hotel Stary - Krakow

Szczepanska 5, Krakow, Poland, 31-011show map
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Overview

Stary Hotel is placed in a business area of Krakow, 50 meters from Wyspianski Museum and 200 meters from Cloth Hall . Since 2006, it has been hosting guests in the heart of Krakow.

The city center is 10 minute walking distance from the hotel. Stary Hotel is located in Old Town district next to an art gallery, a museum and monuments.

Shopping centers, a market and boutiques are also set close by.

It will take a 20-minute drive to get to J. Paul Ii Balice Intl airport.

Rooms

Stary Hotel offers 53 rooms on 6 floors that come with individual climate control, an in-room safe, a mini bar, plasma-screen TV and a writing table as well as marble bathrooms with a hairdryer, a spa bathtub and toiletries. Decorated in contemporary design, the rooms feature modern oriental furniture along with a pillow-top mattress, foam pillows and down pillows.

Eat & Drink

Guests can start their day with buffet breakfast served at the restaurant. At the traditional restaurant guests can enjoy Polish cuisine. There is an onsite Sky bar to relax in. Guests can dine at U kacpra pool bar and W Starej Kuchni located within 5 minutes' walk away.

The hotel offers a buffet breakfast at the price of PLN 70 per person per night. 

Services

Such business facilities as computer equipment, a video projector and a business centre are also available on site.

Relax

The hotel offers Turkish steam bath and massage for body relaxation and revitalization. For active guests a gym, a fitness center and a jogging track are provided.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible at a location nearby at PLN 70 per day.

Year renovated:   2006.  Number of floors:   6.  Number of rooms:   78.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

PLN 70 per day

Luggage storage

Luggage storage

Locker room

24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Diving
  • Canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Pedal boating
  • Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Golf course
  • Darts
  • Table tennis
  • Squash
  • Jogging track
  • Sports trainer
  • Aerobics

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Wake up service
  • Shoe shine service
  • Package/Parcel services
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Full board
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Gluten-free meals
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Catering service
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's pool

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Casino
  • Ballroom
  • Sun terrace
  • BBQ facilities
  • Bungalows
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Library

Room view

  • Sea view
  • City view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Wardrobe
  • Turndown service
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Bathrobe
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette
  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Hi-Fi
  • Internet television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 12 yearsExisting beddingFREE
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Town Hall TowerTown Hall Tower400 ft
Collegium Maius (Great College)Collegium Maius (Great College)700 ft
Barbican of KrakówBarbican of Kraków1400 ft
Cracow's City WallsCracow's City Walls1400 ft
Krakow Central Railway StationKrakow Central Railway Station2700 ft
Krakow Central Railway StationKrakow Central Railway Station2700 ft
Historical Museum of CracowHistorical Museum of Cracow1000 ft
Wawel Royal CastleWawel Royal Castle3000 ft
National Museum of CracowNational Museum of Cracow3000 ft
Main Market SquareMain Market Square600 ftCenter of Old Town
Cloth Hall (Sukiennice)Cloth Hall (Sukiennice)600 ftRynek Glowny 1/3
Jagiellonian University - Collegium MaiusJagiellonian University - Collegium Maius800 ftul. Jagiellonska 15
Jagiellonian University - Collegium Juridicum Jagiellonian University - Collegium Juridicum 2200 ftGrodzka 53
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La FontaineLa Fontaine300 ftul. Slawkowska 1
Morskie OkoMorskie Oko300 ftPlac Szczepanski 8
Trzy RybkiTrzy Rybki100 ftul. Szczepanska 5
HawelkaHawelka300 ftRynek Glowny 34
U kacpra pool barU kacpra pool bar200 ftUl. Slawkowska 2
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Basilica of the Body of ChristBasilica of the Body of Christ5000 ft
Krakow Plaszow Railway StationKrakow Plaszow Railway Station2.5 mi
Galeria KazimierzGaleria Kazimierz1.1 mi
Bonarka City CenterBonarka City Center2.5 mi
Cracovia StadiumCracovia Stadium4000 ft
Schindler Factory MuseumSchindler Factory Museum1.5 mi
Military Hospital with PoliclinicMilitary Hospital with Policlinic4300 ft
V Military HospitalV Military Hospital4300 ft
John Paul II Hospital - KrakowJohn Paul II Hospital - Krakow1.8 mi
Old Synagogue (Stara Synagoga)Old Synagogue (Stara Synagoga)5000 ftul. Szeroka 24
High SynagogueHigh Synagogue5000 ftul. Jozefa 38
Rakowicki CemeteryRakowicki Cemetery1.1 miul. Rakowicka 42
Wieliczka Salt MineWieliczka Salt Mine7.6 miUl. Danilowicza 10
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Getting around
Airports
Pyrzowice (KTW)47.4 mi
Train
Krakow Central Railway Station3000 ft
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Reviews
8.2
FabulousBased on  150  reviews

Rating by category:

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Location
10.0
Rooms
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Service
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Dining
  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The old buildings have been beautifully restored and the hotel is ideally located for sightseeing being just a few yards off the main city square.

    Modern decor is nice but I would like better lights for reading in the room. Also it would be good to have coffee / tea making facilities in the rooms.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    On arrival I was upgraded which was very impressive and appreciated as staying in hotel for a special occasion. I loved being on the 6th floor which is bright due to glass roof and walls plus it has easy access to the bar facility on roof. Breakfast was excellent and hotel as internet available 24/7. Also staff left me keep room til 6p.m as my flight was not until 9p.m

    1. Each morning I had to ask staff to go look for English breakfast tea and each morning this was somewhat of a problem - they either found last one or none. I do not drink alternative flavours so I went without and had a orange juice instead.2. The taxi order to collect my friend could not be found at airport. My friend looked for her name, she was first out off the plane as she only had hand luggage. She waited 1 hour before getting an alternative taxi at airport which was cheap than quoted by hotel. We complained and we told taxt was there but not find her. Not so and receptionist said that is not the first time this has happened.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Great location near main square. Historic building with great renovation design that has character. Very nice room with solid wooden furniture. Comfortabe bed. A double room that actually provided sensible space for two suitcases (only 1 of 6 hotels we stayed in during vacation).

    Only minor quibbles: Light switches for bed lamps are are too high. Items on bar menu actually not available. Was expecting pool to be warmer.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    reception staff helpful, and excellent breakfast. beds were very comfortable. great location for city.

    no effort made to promote their bar at all. female barmaid was very short and sharp.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    We did not need to think about anything related to our lodging or breakfast for the entire trip. Hotel Stary took excellent care of every possible need. I will stay there every time I'm in Krakow.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Great location but no athmosphere. Was woken at 7am on first morning there by workmen. WiFi wouldnt work. Network points in room didnt work either so after some discussion we had to move room. Ok but not 5 star.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The food was lovely and very resonably priced,b reakfast was great.The hotel is only a 2 star but feels like a 4 star. Very relaxed but professional. A short walk into town which took 20 minutes. I would stay agin.

    The only down side was no air con in the room, it was 35+. We did manage to have the use of a fan which helped.

  • 9.6
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    First, the location is excellent. Second, the rooms are very nice and modern. Third, the staff is excellent, including front desk and housekeeping. The restaurant is truly gourmet and also well known as one of the best restaurants in town. The skybar is also very nice and convenient.

    The hotel can be difficult to find at night. Also, this hotel shouldn't be chosen if you are on a budget.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    We liked its location and breakfasts

    The safe did not work and although this was reported, nothing was done. Room 201 had an entrance door which did not close properly. The lighting of the room was a nightmare. The position of the bed up against a wall was bizarre.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The hotel is well built and very comfortable. We experienced a problem with the lock on the door of our room. It failed at 1130pm. At first, the staff were reluctant to accept that this was a potentially major problem in other circumstances and an important problem for us after I had had a long day lecturing at John-Paul 2 Hospital but by 0100am we were in our room and a complimentary night was given, which was appreciated by us. The system requires modification at least as had there been a fire in that room or worse a collapsed person unable to open the door from inside there could have been major consequences. The restaurant is excellent and most of the staff only too willing to please. We will definitely come again.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Staff, location to square, rooms

    They booked weddings and parties and the guest had no access to restaurant or roof top bar. Extremely frustrating

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Comfortable and friendly staff.

    Told on arrival that had be upgraded from Junior Suite to Apartment. Seemed to be similar features but in two rooms. However did not have a bidet or the clothes drawers that the Junior Suite has in the changing room. So, think really downgraded. Also when came to check out found that had not paid as Booked.net had lead us to believe. Lots of embarrassment all round.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    This hotel was amazing - the best hotel we have stayed at in Europe. We stayed in the Luxury Suite, which was spacious and beautifully appointed. The spa facilities were lovely, with a smashing sauna, steam room, pool and gym. The staff cannot do enough to help and the entire stay was unbelievable.

  • 8.0
    Fabulous

    Great location great facilities and lovely hotel Old world with a modern twist

    I think it was just the time of the year but not much atmosphere

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    We loved the interior design. The communal areas have been renovated and refurbished beautifully.The theme has been carried on into the rooms, with very unusual decor. The lighting was very different and perfect. Will definitely go back.

    Nothing to complain about. An ipod docking station and coffee making facilities in the room, would make the room even better. Will definitely go back.

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According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Luxury Hotels in Poland

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 12 yearsExisting beddingFREE
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Pyrzowice (KTW)47.4 mi
Train
Krakow Central Railway Station3000 ft
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