This is a stunning hotel, in a perfect location- a short stroll to the Rynek (Market Sq) and 10 minute walk to the centre of the unmissable Old Jewish Quarter- but still a little removed from the main tourist thoroughfare, so is nice and quiet.
The outside of the building is pretty non-descript and easy to miss, but the interior is stunning. Medieval-style finish melded beautifully with modern, warm and welcoming decor. Whoever designed the hotel had a terrific eye for new and old world detail- the glass doors with old iron hinges, as well as the display cases showing pieces of pottery and coins found during re-construction- all found in the breakfast room- particularly impressed me.
And the breakfast itself is fantastic; whatever you could want is provided- from smoked fish, cheeses and meats to fruit, aspic, cereals, pastries and eggs cooked fresh to your liking. There is enough good food to keep you going until a late lunch.
Each room is unique and tastefully decorated, in keeping with the rest of the hotel. And if you want to get away from it all for a while, there is a lovely rooftop terrace from where you can enjoy a cold piwo and hear the hourly trumpet call from St Mary's.
Overall, this is a beautiful, centrally located hotel that I would happily recommend. The only reason I don't give it the full five star rating is the slow service in the bar and the fact you get no additional facilities. There is no small fitness room or pool- something I like to take advantage of before breakfast in hotels. The Sauna that is available costs additional money, which I found annoying considering it is in the higher price bracket for Krakow.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Grodek Hotel Krakow