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“Great Boutique Hotel - Recommended - But Please Put Mirrors In Rooms”
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Hotel Grodek
Ranked #10 of 259 Hotels in Krakow
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“Great Boutique Hotel - Recommended - But Please Put Mirrors In Rooms”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

Lovely , stylish hotel. Charming, friendly, sweet staff. Great position. Nice rooms with lots of shower gels, shampoos.
Hospitality trays with kettle , tea, coffee etc in every room makes it very Brit friendly.
Huge umbrellas for guests to borrow - a very nice touch in a city that snows in October.
Lovely staff couldn't have been nicer, jollier or more obliging.
Amazing breakfasts - tons of fab food.
The only snag was there was NO dressing table mirror or full length mirror in the bedroom.
Our room was a bit small. Even so ... putting a mirror inside a wardrobe would have been easy and pretty cheap to do.
And just by removing some of the fancy pictures from the wall in front of a tiny table and replacing them with a mirror - would have made it easier to get ready in the morning. This really needs putting right.
Our room was on two levels which was fine for us. But hotel really should warn people - in case they are old, cripped, disabled, ill , or have kids that fall out of bed.
It was fun for us but having a bed four or five steps above the rest of the room wouldn't work for everyone!
This hotel was brill for a weekend. But with no-where to spread papers and no table or desk for a laptop, it wouldn't be right for business people.
It was still a really fab hotel which I'd recommend.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

We stayed in this hotel for one night only. We got a room on the ground floor. The room itself was spacious, clean, decorated in an old-fashioned style. The bathroom was also huge and well-equiped. However, the room was very dark - we had to keep the light on for the whole day. Also, as the view on the hotel patio provided little privacy, we needed to keep the curtains shut.
Apart from the room, we enjoyed facilites of the hotel - the decor of the hotel was nice, breakfast was tasty and good choice and the service was very professional. Further, location of the hotel was great - in a quiet street only a few minutes walk to the main square. Overall, we had a nice stay in the hotel, and although it did not feel like a 5-star hotel, we would stay there again, but definately in another room.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Yorkshire, UK
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

There is nothing bad to say about this place.
The location is perfect - a 5 minute walk to the main square but situated down a leafy no-through road near a park, which makes it very tranquil.
Excellent service from friendly, smiling staff.
Comfortable and clean rooms. We were a group, so I saw 5 different rooms and they were all good.
Stylish, tasty dinner in the restaurant and full buffet breakfast with eggs cooked to order.
Lovely atmospheric building with delightful little rooftop terrace for (our own) pre-dinner drinks.
Top marks in every aspect and I wouldn't hesitate to go back again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Sharon, MA
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

We really loved our stays at the Grodek -- four nights on the front end of our trip and two nights on the back end.

A big reason why we liked the hotel so much was its location, right next to the Planty on a quiet, dead-end street (patrolled discreetly at night, but not at all dicey) and barely a four- or five-minute walk from the Rynek Glowny on the edge of the pedestrian-only zone. That seemed like an ideal spot to us -- close to many restaurants and attractions, but definitely out of the hubbub (also, Kazimierz was an easy 15-minute walk away).

Upon arrival, the reception staff were very welcoming and friendly, and throughout our visits, everyone at the front desk was professional, courteous, and extremely helpful. When we returned for the back-end of our stay, we felt like we were being welcomed back home with a very warm greeting and lots of thoughtful questions about our travels.

We stayed in two different rooms (305 on the front end and 301 on the back end) and enjoyed both of them -- they were spacious, simply appointed (with old world furnishings), and (especially 305) quiet.

We also made use of the small rooftop terrace (a few seats beneath an awning), the free computer on the second floor, and the handsome old fashioned library on the basement level.

The breakfast buffet was more than ample, and there usually was plenty of seating available in the long, narrow, light-filled atrium that served as the breakfast room. Our only minor quibbles with that were the so-so service (the servers were much more junior and much less friendly than the front desk staff) and the odd sound of American pop and disco music from the 70s and 80s playing (sometimes intrusively) in the background (classical or even Polish music from another era might have been more in keeping with the old world ambience of the hotel).

Again, these were very minor quibbles in the context of what was for us an excellent choice. The Grodek is a great place with nice, comfortable rooms and common spaces. We'd gladly return there on another trip to Krakow!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

We spent 4 nights in Hotel Grodek, and were very impressed. Location is really good - about 2 minutes from the old square, and extremely quiet. No road/crowd noise at all.
We had a larger room (309), which was really quite spacious. Good fittings, comfortable, good air-con. The bed was really comfortable, with excellent sleep quality.
Bathroom was large, though the shower a little tight for me. Plenty of hot water.
Staff were plentiful, friendly, helpful and knowledgable.
Free wifi. Sauna though we didn't use it.
Breakfast was all you could ask for, well served.
Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 4, 2012 via mobile

I stayed here for three nights. My hotel room was extremely noisy, the AC only worked the first night I was there. You could hear every person coming and going down the hallway on your floor and the floor above. They really should invest in sound-proofing...

The location can't be faulted. It is on a quiet street not far from the old square and right next to the park.

There was a dead fly on the floor that was never picked up or cleaned the entire time I was there.

When/if I come back to Krakow, I will look for another hotel. I would not recommend it to friends...

  • Stayed August 2012
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

I stayed in this hotel for two nights and found it to be absolutely excellent. The (single) room was very comfortable and peaceful at night. The staff were great - always smiling and very courteous. I ate in the cul-de-sac restaurant both nights of my stay and can't fault it. Really delicious food presented beautifully and at a very reasonable price. It was a short (2 - 3minute) walk to the main town square from the hotel. Thoroughly recommended!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Hotel Grodek
Address: ul. Na Grodku 4, Krakow 31-028, Poland
Location: Poland > Southern Poland > Lesser Poland Province > Krakow > Stare Miasto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Krakow
#7 Luxury Hotel in Krakow
#8 Romantic Hotel in Krakow
#23 Business Hotel in Krakow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Grodek 5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The exquisite Hotel Gródek is located in the very heart of Krakow, yet it is nested away from the city bustle in a quiet street close to Main Market Square. Surrounded with a truly historical atmosphere, you can enjoy the individually arranged rooms, fantastic food and impeccable service. On top of that, the Hotel can also host conferences, offering elegant interiors with all the necessary equipment. ... more   less 
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