Since Orbis closed hotel Cracovia and opened up the Ibis in its place, this has become my Krakow residence. However it is nowhere near the standard of Cracovia. Cracovia had a homley Soviet feel to it where as the Budget has a clinical and plastic feel. The staff in Cracovia were professional veterans of the leisure industry who wore smart tailored uniforms. Here the staff are young, unknowledgable whose uniforms are mere polo shirts. Cracovia had many shops and amenities including hair dressers and shoe polishers. All budget could offer were vending machines. Cracovia would provide plenty of free shampoo and shower gel where as Budget just supplies a bar of soap. The beds in the budget are hard and the furniture plastic. It is difficult to get a good nights sleep as the rooms get too warm at night and if you open a window there is too much noise. Breakfasts at Cracovia were fit for a king with loads of different pickles, cereals, juices, cheeses, fruits and other dishes. Budget offers a very limited breakfast.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our hotel is the perfect choice for those who are coming to Krakow and look for a value for money hotel. You will staying in the Western part of Krakow with a very convenient access to the city centre via public transport (main attractions and train station). A very good hotel for even better price. ... more less