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“Our group was well looked after.”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Ester

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Hotel Ester
Ranked #91 of 256 Hotels in Krakow
Certificate of Excellence
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1,047 reviews
197 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 513 helpful votes
“Our group was well looked after.”
Reviewed 28 April 2012

We spent two nights in a large first floor room with spa bath/shower.
The breakfast/restaurant is dark and crowded but we ate well enough.
The position on the square with outside seating is rather pleasant.
Our large bathroom was excellent.
Curtains and bed could be improved a little.
Has a lift.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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New Brunswick, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2012

Amazing and spacious rooms, comfortable beds and beautiful decor. Large and clean bathrooms with hair dryer and heated towel dryer.

If the breakfast buffet is included in your room fee, it is delicious and plentiful. If not it is a 30 zł charge. Worth it.

The location is great. A 15 minute walk from the main market square, a 5 minute walk from a bus stop which takes you directly to the Wieliczka salt mine. The Kazimierz square in which the hotel is located is like its own separate town really. A variety of restaurants with outdoor patios along the street make it a delightful place to stay.

I still cannot believe the quality of the hotel at these prices. This is more like a 4.5-5 star!

  • Stayed April 2012
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Preston, England
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49 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2012

We stayed at the Hotel Ester for 4 nights with our two teenage children in a family room. The room size was adequate. The room was furnished simply and was clean. However, the room smelled overwhelmingly of stale cigarettes, particularly in the bathroom - we are non smokers so this was off putting. After several days the smell disappeared. The hotel is situated within the old jewish quarter of the city.
there were plenty of places to eat in the immediate vicinity of the hotel - however, none of the places we went to were anything to write home about - the indian restaurant was very poor, the italian called "vinci" was poor. The best place we visited to eat was the Moment Bar and Restaurant around the corner from the hotel. Overall the hotel was ok - not sure we would return.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Baltimore, Maryland
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 April 2012

We visited many European cities during our trip, but ni breakfast compared to hotel ester. Fresh hit eggs made to order, fresh flowerz af every table, truly an amazing spread. Very quaint area to sit outside to eat or have a beet. The hotel rooms very quite spacious by European standards. Newly renovated bathrooms and very marge flat screen tv. A must to anyone visiting Poland is watching a poorly dubbed American film in polish all voiced over by the same man who sounds like hes smoking while talking and without muting the American sound. Very entertaining!!!!!

  • Stayed June 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2012

This hotel is decidedly underwhelming:
- decor is very drab
- staff are doleful
- buffet breakfast is terrible
- beds/ pillows are cheap and uncomfortable
- shower is in effect hand held only in deluxe room (#26)
- wireless is unreliable
- bar fridge is noisy
- no turn down service

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Ireland
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42 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2012

Very good hotel. Very central in a lovely quiet area. Near the tram stop but is only a 15 minute walk to the main square. Very clean and good value. Breakfast is a but on the expensive side compared to other places and did not have much choice so we went out for food. Lovely attraction in Krakow, Auschwitz is a def must as is the castle.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Las Vegas
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2012

Great small hotel that deliveres on every level, great locations near some great resturants, able to walk to alot of sights and the room was very clean with old world charm and modern amenities
Breakfast was a great way to plan the day and be ready to have fun

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Ester
Address: ul. Szeroka 20, Krakow 31-053, Poland
Region: Poland > Southern Poland > Lesser Poland Province > Krakow > Kazimierz , Stare Miasto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa
Hotel Style:
#10 Spa Hotel in Krakow
#30 Family Hotel in Krakow
#41 Luxury Hotel in Krakow
#59 Romantic Hotel in Krakow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Ester 4*
Number of rooms: 32
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