Me and my girlfriend have decided to visit Kraków during the first weekend of May. We had an opportunity to stay at Rubinstein Hotel for a special price, so we decided to give it a try.
The hotel is located in Kazimierz - the old Jewish district of Kraków at Szeroka street which means wide street - it is really wide :-) It looks like a little square. It is lovely place! Lots of restaurants, gardens, hotels and tourists. There is even a police station. Hotel's building has been completely renovated what you can see at hotel's website. They did a really good work. It looks great! Double room rate is over $210 USD which is very expensive. That's almost the same as in five star Sheraton.
We got room number 105 at the first floor. It was very small. Not at all in comparison with official pictures from the website. Hopefully the room had air condition, comfortable double bed, little desk with a chair, little LCD TV with a few poor quality channels, fridge with extremely expensive alcohol miniatures (I really can't understand why most of hotels don't want guests to use mini bar?) , slippers, sewing kit. No restaurant menu, no welcome fruits or wine. The bathroom was also very small, but designed very nice! Especially automatic fancy floor light :-) There were some free cosmetics in the bathroom. Shampoo, bar of soap, body balm, but no shower get at all which was disappointing. This room had a view to Starowiślana street. It is rather noisy street as there is a tram track, so you hear passing trams all the time since the very morning...
A the top on the building (the 5th floor) there is jacuzzi, little GYM, sauna and a nice terrace. We had a chance to have the jacuzzi only for both of us :-)
The breakfast is served near the lobby bar. I must say that we were VERY VERY disappointed with it. Usually breakfast in a hotel is one of the best things. Especially in four stars hotel. There is a cold buffet with some meats, cheese and vegetables. Tea and coffee booth (NO lemon and NO sweetener!). Milk, some fruit juices. Hot items were on a'la carte basis. Mainly eggs (scrambled, hard boiled etc.) and some sausages and frankfurters. I have ordered my favorite scrambled eggs with beacon and chive. i got some chopped ham almost with no eggs, PLENTY of black pepper and a large piece of fresh chive. Not tasty at all! I also ordered frankfurters - they tasted like the lowest quality ones. Really awful! Unfortunately there were also no fresh newspapers everyday (maybe because of weekend). We haven't tried the restaurant.
The service was fine. The staff very gentle and friendly, so I can't complain.
It is really nice and good quality hotel, but they need to improve some things to be the best. If you had an opportunity to stay there for half price - it's worth a try! :-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Rubinstein is a place with many faces. It combines functions of a restaurant, accommodation, as well as a conference and artistic center. Hotel Rubinstein offers its guest 28 comfortably appointed rooms: 4 single rooms, 10 standard double rooms, 9 deluxe double rooms and 5 exclusive suite apartments. All the interiors characterize a typical for Hotel Rubinstein boutique character and rich furnishing. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rubinstein Hotel Krakow