I can't say enough good things about this gem of a hotel and it's excellent staff. We stayed here for three days in early May (5/6-5/9) and wished we could have stayed longer but we had to get back to Berlin.
The hotel is in a great location. You can walk to Wawel Castle, the historic center, the Jewish section and to Schindler's Factory. There are plenty of good and reasonable restaurants just around the corner within easy walking distance.There are banks across the street and a great little bakery a few doors down. Everything you need is close enough to walk to. Even at night we felt safe walking around the area this hotel is in.
The place is quaint, pretty and exudes old world charm- they even have a doorman!- but best of all it is spotlessly clean thru out.
There is free wi-fi in your room and in addition there is a lounge off the lobby with a computer and plenty of room for relaxing or reading or sitting with friends and having a drink.
The bed and pillows are soooo comfortable and our room had big windows that let in plenty of light and we could open them for fresh air. The rooms have AV but we didn't need it. Free bottled water daily was a nice surprise as well as the chocolate candy on our pillow when we checked in.
The bathrooms are modern, up to date and sparkling clean. Hairdryer, small shampoo and body wash, all of the little niceties you'd expect from a high end hotel you will find here at a fraction of the cost. Including a well stocked mini-bar and the free use of a safe in your room.
I can't say enough about the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. They are absolutely delightful to deal with. Very professional yet personable and friendly. They all speak flawless English. They gave us excellent directions and tips on places to see. They arranged a car to take up to the airport and answered, with patience, our endless questions about where to buy things and even came to the rescue when I could not find a teapot to take home. From my first communication with them via internet and phone they went out of their way to be helpful and provide the information I was requesting. The staff is wonderful.( I hope the hotel owners are paying attention and rewarding them properly! They deserve it!!)
Breakfast is a nice buffet but they will also make eggs or coffee to order if the style you prefer is not in the buffet.
I am very hard to please but I couldn't find one thing to complain about. I give Hotel Columbus 5 stars and mean it when I saw we didn't want to leave! If you are going to Krakow then this is your hotel. Look no further than Hotel Columbus because you will not find anything better at this price.And even in a higher priced category of hotel I doubt you can do better than the friendliness, helpfulness and high quality attention of the staff here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Columbus in Cracow welcomes you in style. Whether visiting from very close, or far away, you will appreciate the personalized attention, warmth and sophistication of our boutique Columbus. The building which was built in the 1930`s, was transformed into this luxurious 24 room boutique hotel in 2007. Lastly a complete renovation was finished in December 2013. Hotel is arranged in a colonial style with wooden exotic furniture and warm colours. All of our comfortably renovated rooms are equipped with: mini bars, complimentary mineral water, individually controlled air-conditioning and comfy beds. Complimentary Internet access is provided in all rooms. If you wish to forget about the hustle and bustle of city life we invite you to our courtyard. In this cosy and peaceful place, located at the back of the hotel, you can take a rest after the whole day of exploring the city. Our staff will make every effort to ensure an unforgettable stay in Krakow. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Columbus Hotel Krakow