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Balthazar Design Hotel

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#22 of 296 hotels in Krakow
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The Balthazar Design Hotel is located at ul. Grodzka at the foot of the Wawel Castle. It is opposite the church of St. Marcin and near the baroque church of St. Peter and Paul, in a beautifully restored tenement house from the 19th century. This hotel has no equal equivalent in its category. The charmingly designed and equipped interiors with attention to detail bring to mind New York or London boutique hotels, in which the eclecticism of design, the very best materials, a palette of colours and tasteful details create an atmosphere of particular chic and luxury. A unique feast for the eyes. The hotel is located on the Royal Route, next to the Wawel Hill, a few hundred meters from the Main Market Square.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Secured parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Bicycle tours
Car hire
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Massage chair
Neck massage
Pedicure
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Boutique
City View
Languages Spoken
English, Polish
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KarenDeschaine wrote a review 6 Apr
San Diego, California234 contributions96 helpful votes
This is a beautiful hotel in a perfect location. The rooms are lovely and clean. The hotel is quiet but on a bustling street. The bed was comfortable. The staff is nice and helpful. I am really glad I found this gem of a hotel and will certainly stay here every time I’m in Krakow.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Dear Karen, Thank you for choosing Balthazar Design Hotel for your recent stay in Kraków. We are delight to see such an amazing review from you. We hope that we will be able to welcome you again to create new extraordinary memories! Best regards, Aleksandra Skwara General Manager
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charlieefarley wrote a review Jan 2024
Leeds, United Kingdom48 contributions15 helpful votes
There is nothing I can say that’s negative about this hotel. It’s spotless, comfortable, warm and beautifully decorated. The staff can’t do enough to make you welcome. We had breakfast in the hotel every morning and it was stunning. Again, the staff couldn’t do enough to make breakfast perfect. The deluxe double room that we had was just wonderful, there is nothing more you want in the room. They even provide lip balm to stop tour lips drying out in the cold! If I could give this hotel 10 stars I absolutely would! Do not hesitate to book, we will be back without question.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 19 Jan 2024
Dear Guest, We are delighted to read you had a wonderful time at Balthazar Design Hotel. As a team with our restaurant Fiorentina, we do our best to make our guests feel special. We are happy that we can exceed your expectations. Looking forward to welcoming you next time! Kind regards, Aleksandra Skwara Hotel Manager
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HoChin L wrote a review Jan 2024
Barcelona, Spain158 contributions48 helpful votes
I would say there's a lot to like about this hotel, the design, the location, the service, and most impressive breakfast ever. The only minor disadvantage is that room is rather small. Other than that, this is the best place to live within Krakow old town I believe.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 19 Jan 2024
Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Balthazar Design Hotel for your recent stay in Kraków. We hope that we will be able to welcome you again to create new extraordinary memories. We will provide bigger room :) Best regards, Aleksandra Skwara Hotel Manager
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JY wrote a review Jan 2024
Auckland Central, New Zealand38 contributions5 helpful votes
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OMG THE BEST FANCIEST BEAUTIFUL HOTEL WITH WONDERFUL SERVICE AND BREAKFAST IN KRAKOW FOR SURE🤩❤️❤️❤️loved every aspect esp how it’s in the heart of the city Center of stunning Krakow - seriously though, the staff here all elegant, kind, professional with beautiful smiles! 10/10!!!😍❤️❤️❤️🌈💫✨
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 19 Jan 2024
Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Balthazar Design Hotel for your recent stay in Kraków. We are delight to see such an amazing review from you. We are happy to read that you enjoyed the time you spend with us and that everything - our location in heart of the old town, our design, breakfast and staff members made your stay memorable. Looking forward to welcoming you next time! Best regards, Aleksandra Skwara General Manager
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sharon wrote a review Dec 2023
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A beautiful hotel, so clean and tidy. The staff are so helpful and attentive, nothing is too much trouble-they even gave us I pads so we could watch Netflix in our room! The hotel is in a perfect location too. There really is nothing to fault with the hotel-the only disappointing thing being there is no bar area in the hotel as it would be nice to have somewhere to sit and chill.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 6 Jan 2024
Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing with us such a brilliant opinion after your most recent stay at Balthazar Design Hotel. We cannot find any appropriate words to describe how proud we are that you appreciated our hospitality. We hope that you will give us the chance to welcome you back when your travels bring you back to royal Kraków. Kindly regards, Rafał Rabenda Front Office Manager /per procura Aleksandra Skwara/
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Stephen T wrote a review Dec 2023
4 contributions3 helpful votes
Fantastic hotel . Spotlessly clean and comfortable. All the staff were amazingly helpful . My only criticism is the breakfast pricing - one cost regardless of what you have and £24 is a bit pricey. Would definitely return
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 16 Dec 2023
Dear Stephen, Thank you for selecting Balthazar Design Hotel. We are delighted to read your wonderful opinion about our cleanliness & staff service. We do our best to create magnificent memories and build an omnipresent atmosphere of hospitality. We are glad to announce that the hotel restaurant Fiorentina Dom Polski was honoured as the best Polish restaurant in the "World Culinary Awards" ranking. In our menu you will find dishes based on fresh, unprocessed ingredients. These dishes are served in modern arrangements, subtle combinations of flavours. The breakfast is served a'la carte and for our Guests there is no limit with ordering food. The price (120 PLN) is comparable to most local 5* hotels. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to have you as a Guest when your travels bring you back to Kraków. Warm regards, Rafał Rabenda Front Office Manager
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Jamie L wrote a review Nov 2023
Norwich, United Kingdom14 contributions3 helpful votes
Can not say a single bad word about this beautiful hotel. Absolutely all elements are worth the full 5 stars. From the moment we arrived at this perfectly located hotel the staff were some of the very best I’ve ever experienced. I was taken back by the mind blowing high level of immaculate finishes throughout the hotel and the cleanliness was the best I’ve seen. Everything looked like it was brand new! I could not believe the price of this hotel either. I would of happily have paid double.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 21 Nov 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Balthazar Design Hotel for your recent stay in Kraków. We are delight to see such an amazing review from you. We are happy to read that you enjoyed the time you spend with us. We hope that we will be able to welcome you again to create new extraordinary memories! Best regards, Aleksandra Skwara Hotel Manager
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Ruth S wrote a review Oct 2023
Raleigh, North Carolina47 contributions77 helpful votes
Our first trip to Poland was to the Balthazar Hotel in Krakow. From the efficient pick up at the airport to the wonderful room and service..the Balthazar is very well run and with an extremely attentive staff. Lovely little touches..like a welcome drink and chocolates in our room..to daily notes about Krakow..to special treatments at sister restaurants. The restaurant at the hotel..is superb..and the HUGE generous breakfasts loving served were much appreciates. Finally, I must thank the following smart,, kind and ever so helpful staff who made our stay there a WONDERFUL experience Grateful thanks to :Antoni, Tobi, Kasia, Filip, Marcin, Rafael’s, Zuzia and Karolina. Keep up the good work guys!!!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 29 Oct 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you for selecting our hotel. We cannot describe how proud we are that you chose Balthazar Design Hotel for your first visit in Poland. We are pleased to see your wonderful comments about our staff and service. We do our best to strive for exceeding our Guests' expectations. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to host you here again when your travels bring you back to royal Kraków. Warm regards, Rafał Rabenda Front Office Manager /on behalf of the entire staff & particularly Antoni, Tobi, Kasia, Filip, Marcin, Zuzia, Karolina/
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Stephen C wrote a review Oct 2023
Sleaford, United Kingdom6 contributions6 helpful votes
Dee and I found the hotel facilities to be faultless in every regard as were the staff. The food was worthy of Michelin standards and the restaurant staff were highly knowledgable both regarding the food and wine pairing. However there were a few issues which spoilt an otherwise excellent stay. Spoken english was good but the understanding was poor. Breakfast was a nightmare trying to explain what you wanted from the breakfast menu and flexibility was non existent to the extent that if you wanted a cooked breakfast followed by say croissants, then that was impossible. You had to have the crossants first with a full tray of meat and salads even if you didn't want it. You could order coffe but a waitress never came back to offer a top up, something you just wouldn't expect from a hotel of this calibre. Beware if you ask the hotel to arrange excursions, because despite assurance, timings were non existant and you could only get a true departure time late during the previous day. If you had booked another excursion later in the day to follow the one booked by the hotel and timings changed then you lost the second excursion and the associated cost. The lesson here is to book something yourself when you arrive and do not plan more than one excursion in one day. However these were small issues and the hotel facilities and restaurant were of a very high standard and we would definitely stay again but learn from the lessons of this stay
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 11 Oct 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your most recent stay at Balthazar Design Hotel. We are delighted to read your wonderful comments about our staff and culinary experiences from Fiorentina Restaurant - one of the best restaurants in Poland. Please accept my sincere apologies for any communication problems during the breakfast. Our Guests are our priority, and each of our workers put a lot of effort into providing high-quality service. We hope that those petite misunderstandings did not disturb the whole stay. I would like to underline that we do our best to help our Guests to organize their leisure time in Kraków. We offer a lot of excursions. Moreover, we present a few types of each excursion. Usually, the fully-organised tours (with group transportation & sightseeing) require the most planning actions. Our Guests are collected from the hotel as the last Guests from all participants, and they go directly to the chosen place. Consequently, our Tour-operators are obliged to plan everything very accurately, and they confirm the pick-up time a day before the tour. We checked it many times that Guests arranging tours by themselves have to wake up early in the morning. And they have to waste a whole host of time to go around Kraków to pick up other participants from their hotels. In our opinion, our offer is much more comfortable. Additionally, we are able to organize full-private tours, too. I hope that you will give us the opportunity to host you here again in the near future. Warm regards, Rafał Rabenda Front Office Manager
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lekikapiki wrote a review Sept 2023
London, United Kingdom10 contributions2 helpful votes
Very good hotel in terms accommodation and location, right in the heart of Krakow. Everything is close: cafes, restaurants and other atractions. I paid premium but there was No pool nor spa so wasnt spoiled.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Response from Aleksandra Skwara, General Manager at Balthazar Design Hotel
Responded 11 Oct 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for choosing Balthazar Design Hotel as a place to stay in royal Kraków. We hope that all memories we have created will remain you for a long time. We are glad to hear that you were satisfied with our location in the city centre. I kindly inform that we are a small boutique hotel with intimate atmosphere. We do not have a spa area in our historical building, however we liaise with the mobile spa company. We are always pleased to help our Guests and arrange massaged in their rooms. We would be grateful if you chose us during your next visit in Kraków. Sincerely Yours, Rafał Rabenda Front Office Manager /per procura General Manager/
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£121 - £189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PolandSouthern PolandLesser Poland ProvinceKrakowStare Miasto
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Frequently Asked Questions about Balthazar Design Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Balthazar Design Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Axe Nation - Axe Throwing Club (0.1 miles), Krakow Pinball Museum (0.2 miles), and Krakil Museum of Illusions (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Balthazar Design Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Balthazar Design Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Balthazar Design Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Balthazar Design Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking nearby, paid public parking nearby, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Balthazar Design Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nago Sushi & Sake, Amarylis, and Czarna Kaczka The Black Duck.
Does Balthazar Design Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Balthazar Design Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Balthazar Design Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the centre of Krakow.
Are any cleaning services offered at Balthazar Design Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Balthazar Design Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Balthazar Design Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Polish.