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Farmona Hotel Business & Spa
Ranked #57 of 259 Hotels in Krakow
Certificate of Excellence
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“A hidden gem in a beautiful city”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

I have to be honest when I say that I do not know where to begin with this hotel. Situated about 20/30 minutes from Balice airport, I have to admit I was a little worried when we turned into what looked like an industrial estate. The view from the front door is not pleasing to the eye but as soon as you turn your back on the buildings opposite, you are faced with a beautiful wood effect hotel. The stairway to the entrance is decorated either side by beautifully kept plants and flowers, with an ornate marble planter on either side of the glass automatic doors. The entrance is stunning with its marble floor, dark wood reception desk and beautiful chandelier hanging between two marble staircases leading to the first floor.
The chap (I feel bad that I do not remember his name) was welcoming and polite. We were very early, however he allowed us to check in and take a seat in the restaurant whilst he checked that our room was ready. He came to find us with 20 minutes and handed us our keys.
The room was a very good size with a double and single bed, two rounded leather chairs with a small table, two bedside cabinets, a fitted wardrobe, TV and desk. The room had a small mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities and bottles of still and sparking water. If I was going to say anything negative about the room, it would be that the décor was a little dark for my liking, although saying that, it was very well decorated. The bathroom was stacked with fresh white towels and a basket full of freebie shampoo, conditioner, face creams, body butter and other toiletries.
The room was warm and cosy, quiet and relaxing and fit in perfectly with the fell of the hotel.
We ate in the Majestica restaurant on our first night and, again, the staff were welcoming and accommodating. The menu was not too big and not too small and offered a wide range of meals to suit all tastes and budgets. The first evening I chose a salmon fillet served in pea puree and green vegetables. The presentation was fantastic and it tasted absolutely delicious. The atmosphere in the restaurant was serene and relaxed with décor to match. Dark woods with flashes of bright colours and an abundance of white flowers from roses to orchids. The glass fireplace set the place off a treat.
Breakfast is served between 7 and 10am and is presented as a buffet. There is no shortage of items to choose from cheeses, hams, yogurts, pastries, fruit and cereals to name but a few - as much as you can eat.
We did not eat in the restaurant on the second night as there was a wedding (but we had been made aware of this before we arrived)
On our second day we opted for a massage in the Wellness Spa. For 240zl, I had a deep tissue massage which was out of this world. There were times when the pressure was quite hard and bordered on painful but it was worth it in the end.
Do not be put off being out of the old town. Krakow Main Market Square is very much geared towards tourists and hen/stag parties and although it was not unpleasant, it was nice to stay somewhere a little out of the main tourist area. The average taxi cost 30/40zl to get to the old town.
The hotel is surrounded by beautifully manicured gardens, flowers, winding paths to secret seating areas and a play area for children. There is plenty of seating outside for eating and drinking in the sunshine.
The hotel arranged a tour of Auschwitz-Birkeneau for 130zl per person. It is not for the faint hearted but is well worth the hours trip. It takes up the whole day and does leave you feeling somewhat thankful and emotionally drained.
Having never been to Krakow before, I did not know what to expect from the city or the Polish, but neither disappointed me. The Polish are friendly and polite (although the men can seem a little standoffish) the city is stepped in culture, architecture and an indescribable history. The weather was beautiful (an added bonus) and there is so much to see and do that I could have done with another couple of days.
If you are looking for a few days get away, then Krakow and Farmona would be perfect.

Room Tip: A room facing the garden at the back is preferred over the car park at the front but do not let that...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Farmona, Manager at Farmona Hotel Business & Spa, responded to this review, 27 June 2014
Dear Jojones75

It is always very gratifying to receive such a praise from an experienced guest like yourself – the Tripadvisor Senior Reviewer.

Thank you in behalf of other Tripadvisor users as detailed reviews are the most appreciated by travelers, who like yourself, have never been to Krakow. Now their hesitation can be dispelled.

How fantastic it feels to be rewarded with praising comments like yours referring to all areas of our services. I have gladly shared your comments with entire Team bringing smile on their faces.

Hotel services together with Krakow and Malopolska region tourist attractions truly are the best scenario for a trip to Krakow.
We hope to welcome you again soon und until then, we alI wish you many memorable travel experiences.

Manager and staff at the Farmona Hotel Business & SPA
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

My brother and I stayed for 5 nights.
We had a busy schedule combining attending an important Monte Cassino Commemoration Ceremony with sightseeing and meeting family.
The Farmona was just perfect for our needs - calm, comfortable and very relaxing.
All the facilities were excellent, from the easy parking ,spacious well equipped rooms to the fabulous breakfasts - it lacked nothing.
The restaurant lived up to our high expectations too.
Our a la carte meal was superb - our only problem was it took us so long to decide which dish to go for. They were all so tempting.
The staff were very friendly and extremely helpful.
The grounds are delightful. You wouldn't guess we were so near to bustling Krakow.
This is a quality hotel at a very reasobale price.
We intended to use the Spa facilities but ran out of time.
We would definately recommend this hotel and intend to return with other family members.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the grounds are very restful
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Farmona, Manager at Farmona Hotel Business & Spa, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Dear Madam

Thank you for your time and detailed review.

We are very pleased hearing that hotel services provided relaxed atmosphere during your busy time in Krakow.

This situation is the best complement for us as our mission is to deliver great service and relaxed atmosphere to the guests. This is achieved by hotel’s services however our private park, peace and quiet at the place cannot be forgotten.

Kind words regarding service and a la carte menu were passed on to the hotel reception, Magnifica Restaurant staff and Chef. Thank you.

We hope to see you again when staying in the Magical City of Krakow. Hopefully you will complete the hotel picture by visiting our oriental SPA where massages and beauty treatments are available.

Manager and staff at the Farmona Hotel Business & SPA
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Helsinki, Finland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2014

I was looking for a quiet place with in which I had the opportunity to attend to things associated with work - has been recommended to me - Farmona. Excellent choice, great service and more importantly discreet and omniscient when and what you can do when at the table, negotiations are underway.

A pleasant surprise was that it was prefect WiFi throughout the large object-was literally in every corner ...

I would recommend to anyone!

Room Tip: Each room is unique - a comfortable and well-equipped
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Farmona, Manager at Farmona Hotel Business & Spa, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Dear Sir

Thank you for your kind opinion and willingness to share it via Tripadvisor.

We are truly pleased that Farmona Hotel Business & SPA exceeded your expectations and met high business requirements of yours.

We proudly hold 2nd position among Krakow’s business hotels organizing number of conferences and providing services to the business customers on a daily basis. The hotel location with no traffic jams and quick airport access definitely make it top choice Krakow hotel. Private park, Magnifica Restaurant or spa services are factors creating atmosphere greatly supporting business meetings and negotiations.

Your kind words regarding the staff were immediately passed to the department managers.

Hoping to see you again in the nearest future
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Stathelle, Norway
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

Me and three friends had a perfect stay at Farmona in February. We choosed 4 days accommodation included treatments in the spa facility and these treatments were heavenly. The restaurant in the hotel served us delicious food and the breakfast buffet had everything. Our suite on the top floor was large, clean and delicate. All the hotel staff in the Spa facilities, reseption, restaurant and cleaners were smiling and service minded and always helpful with information. The hotel has lovely park with pavilions and the hotel is only ten minutes drive from Krakow Old Town. I will definitely return, preferably in the summer so I can enjoy the beautiful park surrounding the hotel. Can highly recommended

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Farmona, Manager at Farmona Hotel Business & Spa, responded to this review, 9 April 2014
Dear Anne Rita

We are very pleased that we could help to make your vacation special! It is wonderful to know that you enjoyed Oriental SPA and had a great experience at our Restaurant.
Actually our park is now coming back to life and invites restaurant guests to enjoy breakfast and lunches on the fresh air. Summer is definitely the time to come back as, besides hotel's specials, there is plenty of tourists attractions offered by the city itself.

I have gladly shared your kind opinion with entire Team and we all look forward to your next visit.

Best Regards
Manager and Farmona Hotel Business & SPA Team
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2014

The second time I stayed there they welcomed me as a guest of honor! I love to be pampered and here I feel that way. Specially after an intercontinental trip a good massage is the must.... Looking forward to my April trip for good food (in my wallet I still have their note "phisalis" = miechunka, it is a Japanese little prune, delicious!), good room service (very quiet in the MORNING, even at Hyatt hotels the maids talk so much in the morning, alas :-( ), reception is well organized and what about SPA? after 21:00 hr the sauna is free!
I recoment this place, not far away from the airport, neither from the world renowned and famous Sanctuary of Lord's Mercy. Good place for body and soul!
Maria Emma Seattle, WA

Room Tip: All the rooms are quiet, the place is in a beautiful park, good trails for meditation and for a roma...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Farmona, Manager at Farmona Hotel Business & Spa, responded to this review, 3 March 2014
Dear Madam

Thank you for time taken to share your experience with other Trip Advisor users. We very much appreciate that travelling from other continent you chose Farmona Hotel Business & SPA as your destination. Oriental SPA, relaxing ambience of the hotel, own beautiful park and wellness food create the place where body and soul can heavenly rest. Naturally with a little help of nearby sanctuary…

Hotel staff, specially housekeeping ladies, would like to thank for kind words as they are proud to be compared with one of the best hotel brands worldwide.

Hopefully we see again in April!
Manager and Farmona Hotel Business & SPA team
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Bussum, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 20 February 2014 via mobile

I stayed in Farmona for 2 days for a business trip.
It was a very good hotel. Staff very friendly, food tasted very well, there was a big selection for teas and breakfast in the morning and the rooms were clean with nice beds. Next time I will stay here again!

Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Farmona, Manager at Farmona Hotel Business & Spa, responded to this review, 3 March 2014
Dear Barbara

Thank you for recommending Farmona Hotel Business &SPA on Trip Advisor. Business travelers often choose our hotel because of its ambience which allows to relax after a busy day at work. Our approach to the business customers is very important and present in both: services range and staff training. Perhaps this is why we are on the podium of the best business hotels in Kraków!

We are looking forward to seeing you again
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

I went to Farmona hotel together with three friends for relaxing and SPA and birthday celebration. We stay for 4 days in a very nice suite and met wonderful staff. The Bali inspired SPA treatment was excellent and I felt very welcome. The hotel restaurant served healthy and delicious food. Everything was so nice, clean and in harmony all over. I will for sure come back, together with friends or alone! It’s a few minutes from city enter with taxi, but you can also use buss or tram. The only negative is that I miss a swimming Poole.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Farmona, Manager at Farmona Hotel Business & Spa, responded to this review, 3 March 2014
Dear Madam

Thank you for sharing your opinion with other Trip Advisor users. We are very glad that services of the Farmona Hotel Busines & SPA are chosen as a birthday present so often. Hotel staff would like to thank for kind words regarding their work and hotel services. Oriental spa is a unique place in Kraków and its services (massages or face & body care treatments) combined with wellness offer of the Magnifica restaurant and quietness of our park complete the perfect stay. This is why noisy city center is better to be reached by quick taxi fare which we are always pleased to organize. We hope that service range offered compensate lack of a swimming pool however for the hotel guests Finnish sauna is complimentary!

Thank you
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Property: Farmona Hotel Business & Spa
Address: ul. Jugowicka 10 C, Krakow 30-443, Poland
Region: Poland > Southern Poland > Lesser Poland Province > Krakow
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Krakow
#6 Spa Hotel in Krakow
#24 Family Hotel in Krakow
#29 Romantic Hotel in Krakow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Farmona Hotel Business & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The cosy Farmona Business Hotel & SPA,located in a picturesque old park, constitutes an oasis of peace, where 60 guests can rest in comfortable conditions. The hotel Wellness & SPA ofers a wide range of beauty treatments carried out only with the use of natural products. The guests have a choice of treatments based on the achievements of both European and Far East natural medicine. Here the symbiosis with nature and the belief in the fact that it is an inexhaustible source of beauty, harmony and relaxation form the basis for the philosophy of the Laboratory of Natural Cosmetics - Farmona ... more   less 
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