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“Pleasantly Surprised”
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Hotel Batory
Ranked #47 of 260 Hotels in Krakow
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Meath
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15 reviews
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“Pleasantly Surprised”
Reviewed 20 May 2012

We were attending a Wedding in Katowice and decided to stay in Krakow for a couple of days before heading home. Because we were a group of twelve (inc children), we were limited in our choice of accommodation and all I could hope was that the Hotel Batory was at least clean. I had no need to be worried. This hotel is a little gem. Its only a fifteen minute walk from the Market Square and in a peaceful location. The rooms were beautiful and had everything we needed. The restaurant was lovely with a great breakfast and a nice menu for dinner (could do with including a children's menu though). We have to say that we found some of the staff quite ignorant at times however, when this was brought to their attention, they did apologise. All in all, I would return to this Hotel.

  • Stayed May 2012
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2012

As other reviewers have stated, yes this is a 3 star hotel, but it is top of it's game for this rating. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome by all staff. We were collected from the airport by a member of the hotel's team who chatted away happily to us about sites we were driving past (charge - 100 zloty from airport to hotel, 80 zloty on the return journey ((a little more on the first journey as they park up the people carrier)) just E-mail the hotel directly to book). Check-in was easy and quick and after dumping our cases in our pretty room (with a spacious bathroom), we headed straight down to their patio for drinks. What a start to our mini break!
The hotel is barely ten minutes from the main square (remember, left out of the hotel, then left, left and a right - a very simple route, no getting lost) and yes it is opposite an ambulance depo, but what can you expect from a major city. Our room was based at the front of the hotel and we slept with the window open every night. A couple of times we heard the ambulances, but they are mindful of late hours and usually turned sirens on once well clear of the hotel.
Breakfast was simple but plenty of choice and regularly replaced with waitresses being visible to help at all times.
We visited Auschwitz and Birkenau using escapetopoland.co.uk, and can highly recommend going by mini van as you are a smaller group and gain more of an experience and feel for the camps compared to the large bus load tours we witnessed. Again a gentleman of a driver and a fantastic tour guide.
Krakow itself has plenty of bars and restaurants. Be mindful of the terrace tax that is added to your bill at the end if you sit out on the main square though.
A restaurant that was recommended to us by an ex-pat was Pimiento. A little more pricey, but still cheaper than England. To look in you believe it is an indoor restaurant but ask to sit in their fore-courted garden and it is like another world. No rushing you through your meal for the next sitting at the table and they are happy to recommend courses and wine. We both agreed the best Argentian steaks we had ever had, and my friend has travelled the world.
Don't get me wrong, the temperature being in it's 30s always puts a different spin on things, but we could not have asked for more and both agreed we would stay at the exactly the same hotel again - as you will want to visit Krakow again believe me.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Sunderland
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Reviewed 21 April 2012

This a 3 star hotel that is not much to look at on the outside, but like myself, has it all where it counts: on the inside.
We ate in the hotel nearly every night and was never disappointed. The breakfast is a buffet, but there is something for everyone.
The staff were most helpful and friendly, and went to great lengths when I was dumb enough to (temporarily) loose my travel documents and lock myself out of my room: "No problem".
I would definitely consider using this hotel if I am ever again in the lovely city of Krakow.

Room Tip: The beds are a bit on the small side, so we would need singles for our next visit. Neither of us are...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bielsko-Biała
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2012

I booked there 2 nights in a double room with a kingsize bed, taking advantage of a promotion (only about €70 for two nights - can you believe) and was really positively surprised when I opened the door of the room. The room was huge: consisted of a long corridor (a part of it also played a role of a working room with a work desk), and the bedroom part - also quite spacious with a flatscreen TV, a nice medium-hard bed, and windows on two sides. There was also a very nice (and large) balcony - or rather a terrace - with chairs and a table, but since it was -20C outside, we of course didn't use it. WiFi was free and fast.
The bathroom was also spacious - well equipped (hairdryer and even the scales!), with a shower, a toilet, a washbasin and a bidet. All new, stylish and pleasant.

As for breakfasts - the choice was very wide (scrambled eggs, boiled sausages, selection of cheese, ham and vegetables etc) and impressive.
Overall, a really nice stay.
BTW, there's a free car park, but quite small and I had a lot of luck finding an empty space at 10 pm when I arrived at the hotel.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2011

Stayed here last year as we found a good deal on Expedia, I was really impressed with this hotel especially for the price! Only thing was the walls were a bit thin so u could hear hair dyers and tells but not disturbingly loud or anything like that. Hotel was spotless, the location was good but is a good ten mins walk to the square but we didn't mind this as it was taking in some of the city but if you want to be more central you might find it an issue. Loved the hotel and would stay here again on a return to Krakow!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Olstykke, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2011

Stayed 3 nights at this nice hotel. The corridors were very quiet, probably because of the carpets om the floors.
The rooms very tastefully decorated.
Generally the atmosphere was calm and relaxed,
The staff were so friendly, smiling and helpful, and the breakfastbuffet was big.
The hotel offers airport transfer at fixed price zt 80 (DEC11) for 4 persons. Very convenient, takes aprox. 30 minutes.
Only negative thing - there is an ambulancestation opposite the hotel. One morning, early, I amsure they tried the alarm on all cars. Maybe a good idea to ask for room at the backside of the hotel

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Aintree
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2011

We have stayed at this hotel for the 3rd time on our short visits to Krakow. The staff are very friendly and helpful. They also do a taxi service to and from the airport where they will pick you up when your flight arrives and also when you are ready to leave for your flight home. The rooms are lovely and very cosy and warm, especially when you go to Krakow when it is cold. They are also very clean. The restaurant is great and you have a choice of different meals. A lot of hotels in Krakow are just bed and breakfast as we found out from friends, but we had the choice of staying in the restaurant or going out at night for a meal, which is good. The breakfast buffet has a very wide range of foods also and is very good. From the hotel to the main square is about a 10 minute walk, you also have the Galleria shopping centre, again about a 10 minute walk from the hotel. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Batory
Address: ul. Gen. Romana Soltyka 19, Krakow 31-529, Poland
Region: Poland > Southern Poland > Lesser Poland Province > Krakow
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Best Value Hotel in Krakow
#21 Family Hotel in Krakow
#32 Business Hotel in Krakow
#46 Romantic Hotel in Krakow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Batory 3*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Batory is a family hotel with a unique atmosphere and professional, friendly service. Conveniently located in the city center, near its greatest tourist attractions. The hotel's location allows guests to benefit from the offer of cultural - entertainment, without having to use public transport. For our guests we prepared 29 comfortable, decorated in classical style rooms, completely renovated in 2009/2010. ... more   less 
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