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“Awesome location, value for money”
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Saski Hotel
Ranked #142 of 259 Hotels in Krakow
Greenwich, London
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“Awesome location, value for money”
Reviewed 17 October 2011

Almost on the main square (100m), walking distance (<1km) to train and bus station (for airport transfer). Clean, straightforward, classic European style hotel. Not luxury, as in there are no facilities to do anything this the hotel except breakfast, but with so much, so close outside the hotel doors, its no problem. Strong recommendation.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 July 2011

Having lived in Krakow as a student, I've been going back every year since I finished and Saski is the only hotel I stay in. The location is perfect! If you are afraid of noise in the night ask for a room facing the backyard.

I stay in the junior suite and its very nice, with sweet decor and good beds. No tea or coffe, but Krakow is a cheap city! Go out and have coffe!

Breakfast in a restaurant next door, be aware that Poland has no regulations on smoking indoors.

In short, this is my home away from home - at a good value.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 June 2011

Krakow is one of the best finds in Europe. Lots to do, a place where thousands of college age kids make the city alive. The old town square is a bustling place and the place to be while visiting the city. The Saski hotel is just a few meters walk from the square and allows you to call the square home. The hotel is an old but well restored 15th century monastery. The old metal cage elevator welcomes you as you enter the hotel and is fun to ride. The deco is fun too, trying to bring you back to old Europe. The room I stayed in was small but very adequate. The staff friendly but sparse. The connecting bar is outstanding and very well decorated. A great place for the free breakfast as well as a late night drink. The room prices are fair but remember you are right in the middle of the action. Lots of great shopping, restaurants, pubs and historical places to visit. Try to get a room that is not on the street side, can be quit a bit noise when bars close.. An hour ride west is Auschwitz and to the east salt mines, well worth spending time at each.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 5 October 2010

Just stayed at the Saski Hotel for 3 nights - very good location just off square in Old Town, very comfortable hotel, pleasant and helpful staff, can be rather noisey from clubbers on thier way home! Good restaurant/bar next door Metropolitan (where you have breakfast) - nice cocktails. Used Krakow-trip whilst we were there - very prompt service.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 September 2010

Dingy, dreary , noisy, nasty staff, not a place to stay in such a lovely city.

Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 August 2010

I have stayed at the Hotel Saski several times and I have been happy to recommend it to many friend, of all ages. Everyone I have suggested it to have been more than happy.

The location is one of the best in the city at just 20 metres to teh main square. Although there is not a good view of the main square, this is possibly a good thing as the noise levels are low after midnight.

This said, if you are concerned about noise - there is some as ul. Slawkowska has a few (excellent) late bars on it - I would recommend asking for a room over the courtyard.

Although the Hotel Saski had gone up in price in recent years, it is still very good value for a hotel so close to the main square and with such great service.

I would recommend this hotel to both budget travellers and travellers for whom money is no object....you should get one of their suites....great rooms!!!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 August 2010

This hotel should be graded 2 star not 3 star ( if any stars at all). Price is far to high. It has no hotel facilities,
no hotel lounge, bar ,restaurant. No leisure facilities. Long dark corridors feel more like hostel. Misleading and stylised photos and description on interent not reflecting hotel interior and services. Advertised Airport shuttle is really an overcharging private taxi service. Very poor quality beds and bedding, no Air condition- single glazed windows open on very noisy street( day and night noise), no radio/clock, no coffee/tea. Breakfast served in next door cafe with smokers. We were told by the lobby staff that if we do not like their hotel we can move out !
Really and truly big disappointment. We do not recommend this hotel.
For the same price we could stay in Novotel ( 4 star) with indoor swimming pool and all facilities of international hotel which is only little more away from the old town square.
We booked Saski hotel for its location near the main square.
That is all Saski has- the location, nothing else.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Saski Hotel
Address: ul. Slawkowska 3 | Old Town, Krakow 31-014, Poland
Region: Poland > Southern Poland > Lesser Poland Province > Krakow
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #142 of 259 Hotels in Krakow
Hotel Class:3 star — Saski Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 59
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