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Hotel Stary
Ranked #52 of 259 Hotels in Krakow
Certificate of Excellence
Newry, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
153 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Has everything you would want from an hotel”
Reviewed 16 February 2011

Staff, (EXCEPT) 2 memebers of barstaff, were so helpful and polite. The rooms were spotless, the hotel was just beautiful, and within 1minutes walk to town centre. Breakfast was fantastic, anything you wanted. Didn't dine there, but it looked great. The swimming pool & well-being centre was a bit small (for a 5* hotel), but it was still very enjoyable.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with friends
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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2010

Spent a great two days in this hotel to enjoy the Christmas market. Situated just off the main square, no noise problems in December. Weather was cols - 2C but hotel comfortable and warm. Lovely breakfast, choice of hams, eggs, salads, cereals and cooked from the menu. Comfortable rooms with a/c and flat screen TV. Wireless WiFi free. Spa bath and plenty of free shampoos and towels, slippers, robes.
Beautiful spa in the cellar, sauna, steamroom (both of which can be used au naturel if you wish), relaxing salt cave, pool with counterflow current and well equiped gym.
Stay again? - you bet!

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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London
2 reviews
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Reviewed 29 October 2010

This is a wonderful boutique hotel in a great location in Krakow (just a few metres off the main sqaure). The style is a real mix of modern and old-world and the spa in the cellar is just beautiful. Staff are friendly and accommodating.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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waw
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52 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2010

Hotel Stary is a really beautiful place to stay. Old town house with top design, perfect location close to the Square and the most terrible sleep quality you can imagine. Small, dark rooms, uncomfortable, queen/ not king size beds, very bad lighting, but absolutely awful: the bed sheets! old, smelly pillows, just ONE per person, NO materasse protection!, No bed pad, a thin sheet directly on the mat., thin, sintetic comforter... So we had 2 sleepless nights for a lot of money!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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South Bend, Indiana
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2010

I recently stayed at the Stary in Krakow and was extreamly disappointed. It is listed as a 5 start hotel and the price is certainly in line with that rating, but absolutely nothing else about it ranked 5 starts.
The room was small and dark. The walls were thin and the place was very noisy.
The heating/air conditioning did not work. Well it worked as long as you're ok with 22 degrees C. It could not be changed.
The bathroom smelled very moldy. I thought I'd use the spa bath tub, I fill it with water and turned on the spa, I was blasted with moldy, stinky water.

The breakfast was ok, rather unimaginative, but ok. The coffee was way to strong and bitter and way too small.
The service at the front desk was friendly and helpful, that was the only bright point of this dismal place. Please find some other place to stay, you will be disappointed with this one.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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West Midlands, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
92 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2010

So much better than the standard American chain hotels one normally associates with business travel.

Fabulously high ceilings, luxurious beds, old world building just off the central square of Rynek Glowny.

Would that all boutique hotels got it as good as this.

The breakfast buffet was plentiful and hot food could be ordered and delivered hot, a challenge for many hotel buffets.

The price relative to the location made this stay very good value for maney and the rooftop terrace on a very warm evening was a very pleasant surprise.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled on business
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new york
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2010

A very nice hotel right next to the historic town square with excellent amenities and a good breakfast.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Stary
Address: ul. Szczepanska 5, Krakow 31-011, Poland
Region: Poland > Southern Poland > Lesser Poland Province > Krakow
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#28 Business Hotel in Krakow
#30 Luxury Hotel in Krakow
#37 Family Hotel in Krakow
#56 Romantic Hotel in Krakow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Stary 5*
Number of rooms: 53
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