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“nice boutique hotel in krakow”
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Hotel Ester
Ranked #94 of 262 Hotels in Krakow
Reviewed June 12, 2013

the hotel is a boutique hotel. not very big. great rooms very clean the bathroom is great only the hair drayer is not good , it is too weal so bring one. free wi fi in the room and hotel , a bit slow. but working in the room kettle and free water. a/c - very good. it is on the jewish quter very lively.
the hotel restaurnt served good breakfast and good diner. polish international food. the exprsso machine in the breakfast is not for many people , so you have to call them to fill it all the time.
the stuff is nice. i recomand this hotel.

Room Tip: it is on gthe main sq. so it can be noisy if there is a festival
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

We spent 5 nights here in April to celebrate my 40th. Upon arrival we were greeted by a lovely receptionist. Check in was super quick. The room was beautiful and we even had a patio area. It snowed when we were here which was perfect and gave you a real sense of Eastern Europe. We loved the blackout blinds on the windows. The rooms were equipped with a safe but we never used it. The hotel is so small and the get to know there guests. They arranged a trip to Auschwitz for us. The bus picked us up from the hotel but be warned it drops you back in the centre of Krakow which is only a 20 minute walk away. The walk in is straightforward and it great to view the architecture and evidence of communism still evident. There are lots of tours to do and this is a great little hotel to access them from. It was lovely seeing the Jewish culture up close. The breakfasts were plentiful and caters for all tastes. We would defintely recommend this hotel....... Enjoy

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

Situated in The Jewish Quarter (Kazimierz) adjoining (szeroka-kazimierz) which is a lovely square surrounded by lots of open air restaurants and the atmosphere in the evenings is lovely.
We were there from the 7th May 2013 and the weather was hot during the day and cooler in the evenings.
The hotel is a typical period Polish hotel so don't expect 'Sheraton-like facilities' but it was certainly good enough for our 4 night stay. Room facilities were fine and the breakfasts were adequate with a reasonable amount of choice. I would recommend this hotel but you must accept it's 'polishness'. The Polish folk music played by the small group just outside the reception area, is lovely and adds to the ambience..
It's about a 20 to 30 minute level walk to the Old Town from the hotel. The Old Town is a 'must' visit for everybody.

Room Tip: Our room was towards the back of the hotel and had no view at all but on short trips hotel facilitie...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 22, 2013 via mobile

Recently spent five nights here. Staff v friendly. Room big and warm. Restaurant and bar good. Not extensive menu but adequate. Reception helped us arrange trips to the major sites and provided info on walking routes andceven on other places to eat. Recommended. Will return next year as there is so much to see.

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Reviewed May 20, 2013

I really enjoyed this hotel: staff, room, breakfast were perfect. The room was big, clean and silent, internet connection wi-fi provided, the restaurant downstairs gives 10% discount to hotel guests. I advise this hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Just returned from a great 3 days in Krakow, staying at the Hotel Ester. Great hotel, great area but there were just a couple of things that irritated me about it.
Firstly there was no rubbish bin in the bedroom, only the bathroom. Caused problems if the bathroom was being used. Secondly we were provided with kettle, tea bags and sugar, but no milk. We had to go to the restaurant and get a glass of milk which could not be used later on. Surely it would be a better idea to use uht cartons. And thirdly, bottled water was provided but the water was gassy. Much better if it had been still.
These are all silly negative points but would have made my stay a lot better if these items had been in place.

Room Tip: We had a room to the rear of the hotel on the 3rd floor, which was very quite. I noticed that a pre...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

Despite the excellent location, I would never stay here again. Ghastly 'FIDDLER' music played all day, tiny rooms, free- Wi-Fi but it rarely worked, puny breakfasts, surly staff apart from very nice Reception. The nearby Israeli restaurant at the other end of the square is very good.

Room Tip: You will never get quiet; at the back, the rubbish bins get emptied, at the front, revellers in the...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Hotel Ester

Address: ul. Szeroka 20, Krakow 31-053, Poland
Location: Poland > Southern Poland > Lesser Poland Province > Krakow > Kazimierz , Stare Miasto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa
Hotel Style:
#13 Spa Hotel in Krakow
#30 Family Hotel in Krakow
#42 Luxury Hotel in Krakow
#59 Romantic Hotel in Krakow
Price Range: $54 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Ester 4*
Number of rooms: 32
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