stayed here beginning Sept for 3 nights, chose Amber hotel based on its good reviews for location, value for money and boutique-style.
The hotel is quite contemporary and modern, but situated in an old building, is fairly small and still has character.
The location is indeed very good, a 5 min walk to main square, we easily walked to all attractions/sights such as Wawel castle andJewish district.
We generally found the location to be quiet and no noise from cars or people outside, worth mentioning is the building works which were going on next door, we could hear banging in the mornings and if we came back to our room at lunchtime or 4pm, this wasnt really an issue for us since we were up and out from 7am and by time we went to bed there was no noise, probably worth checking if you like to sleep in late though!
We had breakfast at the hotel each morning, I found this fine, usual continental style, my only issue was the lack of real juices, think they used squash? my husband had the cooked breakfasts and had no complaints, my dad did comment that the eggs were sometimes on the cold side, so another possible area for improvement.
The hotel organised our taxi pick up from the airport (80 PLN) and also our trip to Auschwitz (170PLN pp) the taxi pick up was waiting in arrivals as soon as we walked through, the taxi to Auschwitz was booked for 8am but turned up 30 mins late, the hotel reception staff were extremely apologetic and promptly cancelled the late taxi and had a new one with us 5 mins later, also negotiated a 50% discount on our return taxi to airport.
Overall the hotel staff were extremely helpful, polite, friendly and the hotel and our rooms kept spotlessly clean.
Our room was huge and airy, nice soft bed linen and some complimentary toiletries such as shower gel and soap.
The curtains in the room didnt do a great job of keeping the morning light out, again this wasnt too much of an issue since we wanted to be up and out early on, we did also notice that the hotel provided eye-mask, ear plugs, extra pillows on request so worth noting if you are require an ultra-dark room.
The hotel has its own kitchenette area on the ground floor which contains a fridge, microwave and kettle, so useful to keep cold drinks (there is a supermarket on both the roads directly left and right out of hotel)
Overall, we had a great stay and the Amber hotel provided a really good base to explore Krakow and was excellent value for money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of this magical city, right next to the enchanting and picturesque Krakow old town, in a secluded street there is an unusual place, XIX century tenement house, and inside - a little, unbelievably hospitable boutique Amber Hotel with a unique atmosphere. Even though the hotel is situated in the very centre of the old town, only 500 meters from the main square, it manages to remain distant from urban noise. Elegant and functional rooms provide our guests with ideal conditions for both work and relaxation. Comfortably furnished rooms, coffee/tea making facilities, satellite TV, free and fast internet connection contribute to creating a comfortable and friendly place for every guest. The hotel is frequently visited, apart from tourists and businessmen, by renowned personalities from cultural, artistic and political circles. Extremely friendly service, always ready to help, makes it an exceptional place, full of good manners and taste, where every desire of the Guests is immediately satisfied by the professional service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Amber Hotel Krakow