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Ul Grodzka, 63, Krakow 31-021 Poland
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#19 of 322 hotels in Krakow
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
5.0
Service
4.8
Value
4.6
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The Balthazar Design Hotel is located at ul. Grodzka at the foot of the Wawel Castle. It is opposite the church of St. Marcin and near the baroque church of St. Peter and Paul, in a beautifully restored tenement house from the 19th century. This hotel has no equal equivalent in its category. The charmingly designed and equipped interiors with attention to detail bring to mind New York or London boutique hotels, in which the eclecticism of design, the very best materials, a palette of colours and tasteful details create an atmosphere of particular chic and luxury. A unique feast for the eyes. The hotel is located on the Royal Route, next to the Wawel Hill, a few hundred meters from the Main Market Square.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Babysitting
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Bicycle tours
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Massage chair
Neck massage
Pedicure
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
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Languages Spoken
English, Polish
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W0rldTravel0rs wrote a review Jan 14
Las Vegas, Nevada71 contributions61 helpful votes
If you plan on visiting Krakow, this gem of a Hotel is a must stay. The staff are attentive, knowledgeable, kind and friendly. The Hotel is a delight. Wonderfully appointed rooms and common areas. The restaurant is outstanding also. Put this outstanding Hotel on your bucket list. We will definitely be back!!
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for the lovely review after you recent stay with us. We are glad we have managed to meet your expectations and you loved our hotel. We hope that nice memories from your visit to Krakow will remain with you for a long time. Looking forward to welcoming you next time! Best regards, Aleksandra Skwara Hotel Manager
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Anna A wrote a review Dec 2022
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The best hotel in Krakow, beautiful room, tasty food in restaurant and very polite and friendly staff in restaurant and reception. We stayed several times and never were disappointed. Fantastic breakfast with plenty of choice. We would never stay in another hotel when in krakow.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Anna, Thank you for the lovely review after you recent stay with us. We are glad we have managed to meet your expectations once again. We are looking forward to welcome you back on your next visit. Kind regards, Aleksandra Skwara Hotel Manager
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mike e wrote a review Nov 2022
Toronto, Canada290 contributions123 helpful votes
What a great Hotel. Great location and excellent staff. I rise early and they made me coffee in the lobby, best coffee I got in Krakow...Karol (named after the Pope) was a wealth of information and good to teach me a few Polish phrases. He also arranged our trip to Auschwitz and whichever company it was they were great especially the driver Peter. There are always things that can be improved and the only thing my wife would say is it was hard for here to get a glass of wine in the attached restaurant as they had no bar and the concept of sitting at a table for a glass of wine was somehow lost in translation...no big deal in my opinion, but then again I don't indulge. Regarding the location, perfect for walking to the square and to the Wawel Castle, as well it wasn't far from some of the things we wanted to see in the city. Krakow was a great first visit to Poland and the Balthazar was a perfect spot to stay.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Room Tip: Good coffee in the Lobby if you are up early and the dinning isn't open.
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Responded Dec 12, 2022
Dear Guest, Thank you for the lovely review after you recent stay with us. We are glad we have managed to meet your expectations. We do our best to make our Guests feel special. Thank you for your appreciation our staff and one of our receptionist - Karol. We hope that we will be able to welcome you again to create new extraordinary memories! Best regards, Aleksandra Skwara Hotel Manager
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Kelly R wrote a review Nov 2022
Berlin, Germany3 contributions
We loved staying in this beautiful hotel. The location was superb. The staff were all very polite and helpful. Our room was beautiful clean and very comfortable. The hotel organised a tour for the Schindler factory for us which was excellent. The transport to the airport organised by hotel was also excellent.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Dec 12, 2022
Dear Guest, We are really glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at Balthazar Design Hotel and we hope that nice memories from your visit to Krakow will remain with you for a long time. We really appreciate your nice comments about our hotel. Our Guests are our priority and we constantly strive to exceed their expectations. We cooperate with the best companies in Cracow to provide the best service for our Guests. Looking forward to welcoming you again. Best regards, Aleksandra Skwara Hotel Manager
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Melanie D wrote a review Nov 2022
Surrey, United Kingdom12 contributions3 helpful votes
Fabulous hotel in a perfect location, just right for accessing the main square and other sights. From the moment you step into the hotel for the first time, you know instantly that you have made the right choice. The staff could not have been more welcoming and helpful and make you feel special. A special mention to Toby, who was exceptionally welcoming, enthusiastic and helpful. It was always lovely to see him. The building is beautifully and sumptuously decorated throughout. Rooms are stylish and have luxurious features. There is a restaurant on site which looked amazing, however we did not dine in there as we were busy touring the area. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Aleksandra Skwara, General Manager at Balthazar Design Hotel
Responded Nov 12, 2022
Dear Melanie, Thank you very much for taking your time to share with us such a brilliant comment. We are highly proud to read a whole host of magnificent compliments about our staff & hospitality. On behalf of our unique Toby, we put a lot of effort into creating enthusiastic and welcoming atmosphere for our Guests. We are truly satisfied that you found our hotel luxury. We hope to see you again when your travels bring you back to magical Kraków! Warm regards, Rafał Rabenda Front Office Manager
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Dick C wrote a review Oct 2022
Worcestershire, United Kingdom4 contributions
Hotel is located just steps away from main market, which is add on value. However, forget about easy ride to hotel and be ready to walk with your lugage at least 10 minutes. Balthazar is well maintained and great hotel with amazing staff. Rooms are clean and tidy. Breakfast was not really 5* choice but was Ok.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Aleksandra Skwara, General Manager at Balthazar Design Hotel
Responded Nov 1, 2022
Dear Guest, Thank you for the valuable feedback after your most recent stay at Balthazar Design Hotel in Kraków. Our entire staff is truly proud that you were satisfied with our service. We are very sorry for any inconveniences during your stay. Our hotel is located in a historical building in the Grodzka Street - one of the most important streets in Kraków. This is a pedestrian zone and unfortunately cars must not stop in a front of the hotel. We liaise with the nearest guarded parking in Straszewskiego 14 Street. We hope that we will have the privilege to welcome you here again! Sincerely Yours, Rafał Rabenda Front Office Manager
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Han wrote a review Oct 2022
London, United Kingdom23 contributions13 helpful votes
The Balthazar Design hotel is a simply beautiful hotel. On arrival we were greeted warmly and professionally by the staff. We were offered a glass of iced water which was a lovely touch. The look and feel of the entire hotel adheres to its 5 star rating. Staff greet guests enthusiastically and consistently throughout the day. The rooms feel opulent and indulgent. They are beautifully designed and equally comfortable. The gift of amaretto and biscotti was a lovely touch. Each day, the room was cleaned to a very high standard with all amenities and water replenished. We really loved the story left each day about Kraków’s traditions and legends- what a special touch! Robes and slippers add to the luxurious feel and the shower was large and powerful. We would 100% recommend this hotel if you are staying in the beautiful city of Krakow. The location is also perfect! Thank you Balthazar for the best time and we will hopefully return in the future.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: We booked some trips and airport transfers with the hotel which made things so easy! Salt mines...
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Response from Aleksandra Skwara, General Manager at Balthazar Design Hotel
Responded Oct 30, 2022
Dear Guest, We are really glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at Balthazar Design Hotel and we hope that nice memories from your visit to our city will remain with you for a long time. We really appreciate your nice comments. Our Guests are our priority and we constantly strive to exceed their expectations. Looking forward to welcoming you again! Best regards, Aleksandra Skwara Hotel Manager
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Bibising wrote a review Oct 2022
Singapore31 contributions17 helpful votes
This hotel is simply on tops in terms of services and comfort. The staff is super friendly and they really care about giving you the best experience. 2 examples : we drove there and the hotel is located in the old town, there was some renovation work on the road and we couldn’t access near the hotel by car, they send us a taxi to pick up us at the car park at their charges. The following morning we needed to leave very early to visit some places and were missing breakfast, instead they prepared us a fantastic lunch boxe which was absolutely delicious. On top of this they have a fantastic restaurant and their breakfast is absolutely perfect.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Aleksandra Skwara, General Manager at Balthazar Design Hotel
Responded Oct 17, 2022
Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Balthazar Design Hotel for your recent stay in Kraków. We are delight to see such an amazing review from you. As a team, we do our best to make our Guests feel special. Hope to see you again! Best regards, Alekandra Skwara Hotel Manager
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Simon C wrote a review Oct 2022
Falkirk, United Kingdom32 contributions10 helpful votes
Stayed at the Balthazar for three nights visiting Krakow. It is very well situated, being in the Old Town and all the normal 'sights to see' are in easy walking distance, e.g. Schindler's Factory was about 25 minutes' walk, Old Town Square about 10 minutes. Our room was on the third floor and was very comfortable and beautifully decorated. Amaretto and chocolates were waiting for us on arrival and yes, I guess you pay for them in the overall price, but it does make you feel very welcome! Breakfast was quite good, selection of meats, cheese and fruit, then choices ranging from granola and a type of porridge to sausages and eggs. We didn't dine in the restaurant, only because my wife would have found the choices a bit limiting. I'm sure it's very good but there are several places to eat nearby including some very good restaurants. The room was quiet and cleaned to a high standard. We particularly liked the little stories about Krakow that were dropped off every day. All the staff that we met were very helpful, professional and friendly. It's a lovely hotel and if we go back to Krakow, we'd certainly look to go back to the Balthazar.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded Oct 13, 2022
Dear Simon, Thank you for choosing Balthazar Design Hotel for your recent stay in Kraków. We are delight to see such an amazing review from you. We are happy to read that you enjoyed the time you spend with us and that everything - our location in heart of the old town, our design, breakfast and staff members made your stay memorable. Our reception is open at all time and our staff would do everything they can to make sure that you will feel as comfortable as possible during your stay. Looking forward to welcoming you again at Balthazar Design Hotel. Best regards, Aleksandra Skwara Hotel Manager
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Raffa wrote a review Oct 2022
Derby, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
The hotel was amazing. The service we received was the best I’ve ever experienced anywhere. Really friendly staff. Great location. Would go back 100% and recommend to anybody I know who is visiting Krakow. Really enjoyed staying here and look forward to going back.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Any issues you have or questions, contact Balthazar. They were so helpful.
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Responded Oct 2, 2022
Dear Guest, We are really pleasure to see such a wonderful review after your recent stay with us. We all put a lot of effort into making our Guests' stay special. We are glad that you appreciated our hospitality. We would love to welcome you back during your next visit in Kraków! Best regards, Rafał Rabenda Front Office Manager
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$136 - $178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PolandSouthern PolandLesser Poland ProvinceKrakowStare Miasto
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Frequently Asked Questions about Balthazar Design Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Balthazar Design Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Axe Nation - Axe Throwing Club (0.1 miles), VR Studio (0.3 miles), and Krakow Pinball Museum (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Balthazar Design Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Balthazar Design Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Balthazar Design Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Balthazar Design Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking nearby, paid public parking nearby, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Balthazar Design Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nago Sushi & Sake, Amarylis, and Art Restaurant.
Does Balthazar Design Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Balthazar Design Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Balthazar Design Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Krakow.
Are any cleaning services offered at Balthazar Design Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Balthazar Design Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Balthazar Design Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Polish.