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Hotel Saski is located in the heart of Cracow, just 50 metres from the Rynek (Main Market Square), in a listed 15th Century building. There are a good range of high standard single, double and triple rooms to stay in, warm and friendly service, and reasonable prices (which include VAT charges and breakfast) Hotel Saski's position right in the centre of Cracow allows guest easy access to all the interesting sites in the city, as well as other business and government centres. Hotels Saski's proximity to the rail and bus stations also makes it easy to enjoy trips to places around the city, such as Wieliczka (Salt Mines), Auschwitz and Niepolomice (home of the Polish bison). A great base for your stay in Cracow. Check out their website (adjacent) for prices and special offers.
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Once upon a time, many moons ago, three wayfaring musketeers arrived in Krakow, exhausted and not a little bit rank after an all-night train journey from Prague (which we foolhardily made in non-sleeper carriage). After traipsing around most of the city, under the (mis)guidance of the revered Lonely Planet, we found not a single hostel bed in the city. On a desperate whim, one of them - I believe it was me - suggested we may as well inquire at the Hotel Saski, even though one look at the grand exterior told us we could never afford it. But lo and behold, there is was, a triple room without bathroom for a mere 33 quid (those were the days!). And so it was that this tawdry triumvirate of hard-up travellers stayed in three-star luxury, with satellite TV, and full English breakfast and laughed heartily at any other backpackers we saw on the street. A love affair with Krakow was born... a great hotel!
Great value for money! Fantastic location. We stayed at the suite that was simply superb, I must add at very affordable price. I think it's the one from the photo, stunning frescos, we felt as we're teleported into a different era entirely :) The staff was very friendly and helpful, breakfasts were good. I highly recommend it :)
I was astonished to read the review below. I stayed at the same hotel, just over a week ago and even had the room facing the street, yet my experience is totally different. First of all, the location is superb, which also means that it is in the heart of everything that is going on in Krakow and Krakow's nightlife. To be honest,I have stayed in 4 & 5 star Hotels in Krakow, which also had a noise problem. Secondary, I didn't suffer sleepless night, cause when you close the window it is relatively quiet, also I have asked a staff for a fan, which they happily brought over. You can't expect air conditioning in a 3 *** Hotel, also - let me say - it is actually one of the most budget hotel option that I have managed to find. As for the breakfast- I was fully satisfied, the quality of food was good, fresh and varied. Again - let me remind you that this is not 5 *** Hotel. Finally, I do not agree with the comments about the level of cleaninless - I will just leave it at that! I am writing this very angrily, as I had nothing hat the very good experience with extremely helpful & polite staff of Saski. Not to mention that they organized a cab for me and gave me all information that I have needed. To my former commentator - I would just say - get real, and next time book a 5******!
We had 4 horrible nights in the Saski, because the street below our window was part of a party zone, which comprises the area around the main square of Krakow and the noise from the street was relentless until about 3 to 4 a.m. The the noise of young people in the street was seamlessly replaced with early morning delivery trucks rattling through the bumpy streets of Krakow. With the window closed it was impossible to sleep either because it was very hot and the room had no air conditioning.
The breakfast was really lousy for us, as we did not care for sausage and pork grease and "ham" made of fused meat pieces instead of solid muscle substance of a real pig for breakfast. There were only soggy rolls, just one kind of cheap corn flakes as cereals. The orange juice was the kind you would find in a budget super market, only remotely reminding of fresh oranges. The chamber maids could be seen watching TV in the rooms, but the sink was not clean...
We loved the character of the hotel and its location - so near everything. Room was simply furnished but spacious and very clean.We found all the staff to be friendly and helpful. The only downside was , with a room looking onto the street it was quite noisy at night. The solution to that is to ask for a room that looks onto courtyard.
Very good location, less than a minute's walk from the Main Square. Attractive old-style hotel. Atractive spacious reception hall with comfortable seating. Very pleasant helpful porters. The old-fashioned cage-style elevator was an old-world joy. The corridors are wide, brightly lit, and well-carpeted. Our double bedroom was spacious, high-ceilinged, with two double windows (well-curtained). The TV showed BBC World News & CNN, as well as Polish & German channels. The beds were very comfortable.
We loved the Hotel Saski. The people were very nice, the breakfast was great, and the location couldn't be better. Our recommendation is: don't bother paying extra for the "traditional" room. There's no air conditioning and it's comfortable, but it doesn't look like the picture. Get a renovated modern room. Those are perfect.
On 21st Nov 2008 10 women arrived at the Saski for my friends 40th weekend.. They were totally unfazed and very helpful. The birthday girl and myself got a lovely big room, which was clean and well maintained. The other girls rooms were slightly smaller but of the same standard. The staff were very helpful at directing us to places and the breakfast in the Metropolis restaurant was lovely. They didn't even mind when we rolled in at 4 am lol. Would highly recommend it as it's in a great location. Auschwizc is worth a visit if you get chance.
I adore Hotel Saski. I have stayed here twice, once while traveling alone, and another time while traveling with my mother. Saski is just a stone's throw from the Main Market Square. The staff are always friendly and available. There is 24-7 internet service available, if you ask for the key to the internet room. The only thing to be wary of, is the lack of air conditioning on very hot summer nights. However, they have gorgeous large windows to open and let in a good evening breeze. I plan on returning to Krakow again within the year and staying at Hotel Saski for a third time.
L'hotel Saski in cui abbiamo soggiornato dall'11 al 13 agosto 2008 ha soddisfatto le nostre aspettative. Tutto il gruppo di 30 persone non ha critiche da evidenziare. Ringrazio per la buona sistemazione in termini di servizio, ricettività delle camere e prezzo pagato, pattuito prima di partire per la Polonia.
Unico inconveniente è stato al momento della partenza. I due minibus che dovevano venirci a prendere per l'aeroporto di Cracovia, pare, che fossero stati disdettati. Un flusso di telefonate con il responsabile conducente dei minibus ha permesso di risolvere bene il problema.
Comunque ringrazio il vostro sistema di prenotazione per la nostra sistemazione.
We loved the Saski hotel! We travelled to Krakow with friends - and all 8 of us surely enjoyed this hotel!
We were 4 adults and 4 small children.
The rooms were great, clean and nice.
The breakfast in the restaurant was really good.
The location was perfeckt!
We saw the Wavel Castle, Aqua Park, The Zoo and the wonderful city of Krakow!
We recommand everyone, adults and children, to visit Krakow!!! And the Saski hotel is the best choice!
A really decent hotel with an excellent location. Good value for money. Nothing fancy, but I've stayed here twice and on both ocasions was very happy indeed with the service, standard of accommodation and the price. Seems to be very popular (by my reckoning) so would recommend to book well in advance. Literally 50 yards from the Market Square.
My first trip to Europe and I ended up at the Hotel Saski. Totally incidental and perfect in so many ways. It's seconds away from the square which is perfect. Every single person that worked there was so kind, especially one of the bartenders that worked in the morning. Marta, if youre out there Amy, Joel and I still talk about you fondly.
Rooms were cozy and clean. I had a room with no shower but the shower was only steps away and it was always clean. I felt like I was coming home every night even though I was in a place thousands of miles away from my little home in the middle of nowhere Yacolt, Washington. USA.
For unseasoned travelers that havent been out of The States I couldnt recommend a better place. My friends that are Expats and have traveled all over Europe fell in love with Krakow and so did I. A big part of that was the hospitality of the people and the accommodations of Hotel Saski.
Saski Hotel is reasonable value but you have to be careful about which room you have as some are very small and quite noisy during summer when Krakow plays all night. However it is conveniently located.
Breakfast is included and it is served at the adjacent restaurant " Metropolitan". A good choice and the best staff we found in Krakow. We went back for dinner and i do nbot know why this restaurant is not on the Cracow-Life list. It is simply a gem! THe Food is fresh and delicious, the staff wonderful and the price; well you simply cannot believe how low it is for that quality.Krakow is a great town and Metroploitan is the best restaurant we ate at during our stay in Poland.
July 2007, stayed at the Saski for 4 nights, very pleasant hotel room basic but very clean, bathroom shower only modern and clean, we were on 2nd floor overlooking courtyard with a small bar which closes at 10pm so no problem with noise. Staff very nice and helpful. Breakfast very nice with plenty of choice for continental style. We liked the bar in the Metropolitan staff very friendly. Just minutes from the fantastic square and excellent base for all the great sites of Krakow. Had a great break.
Highly recommend this hotel, surprised it is classed as budget as it seems on par with 4* in UK + great atmosphere. We had a senior suite, it was gorgeous, very grand and tastefully decorated, which is more than can be said for our friends room, which was 'different'! The hotel is centrally situated, a stones throw from the square. Can be a little noisy on the night. The complimentary breakfast was OK. The hotel bar, 'The Metropole' was excellent, we all met up there everynight, the 'mojitos' are worth a try. As with most things in Krakow, price was low compared with UK. We were all sad to leave and would definitely stay in the Saski again when we return to Krakow.
Very good hotel. The prices were reasonable for the stay. We have jut returned from a 3 night stay in October and we could not have asked for a better location. Perfect for getting about in town - and just in the right place to get back to when you're feet have had enough after a walking day out. Adjoining restaurant is also very good - with GREAT staff. A really enjoyable break and a hotel to recommend to all.
Wonderful location, not too expensive for where it is, and very friendly adjoining breakfast bar and restaurant (Metropolitan). The room was relatively plain but clean and adequate. Charming old rattling lift - a real feature; and a touch of fin-de-siecle grandeur to the building itself. But the location alone is enough to make it an excellent bet. Tea and coffe-making facilities in the rooms could have made it even better.
Truly great location and good value. The Metropolitan bar/dinner served really good food at a good price and all the staff were really polite and helpful. I was even able to get a game of chess! Internet for free in the hotel too.Thoroughly recommend it.Only not 5/5 because the bedroom was a little cold as the curtains were a bit skimpy.
Exceptional hotel! We loved staying here as it was right in centre but not noisy at all. the staff we lovely people and very helpful and breakfast was good. The rooms were cleaned daily and a nice size. Cant fault such a wonderful hotel and staff - already told lots of family and friends they MUST stay here!!
I love Krakow. Only here could I stay in such a nice hotel as Saski, so close to (inside!) the center of town, and still walk away with money in my pocket. This Hotel is easily one of the best bets in town. Top notch service, high standards, the BEST location... the list goes on and on. Thank you for a great stay. I will most definitely come back.
My sister and I stayed in the Saski during our first ever trip to Poland. We were very impressed with the friendly staff, the adjourning bistro, and the beautiful original old lift.
When we found our room, we were amazed at the double doors that greeted us, and even more so when we went inside the room. The hallway was huge with a coat stand, a shoe rack and a huge full length mirror- and we weren't even inside the main room yet!. The room was sparsely decorated but this gave the room a very specious feel, especially with the tall ceilings, long drapes and complimenting old style antique furniture. The only downside was the lack of coffee making facilities in the room. I am staying in the Saski again shortly and this time am taking my parents..so it goes without saying that I would recommend this hotel highly.
I stayed here once and had a nice room on the second floor. Unfrilly but clean, attractive style. Magnificent old building. Well-restored. Had birds eye view of the gargoyles on the opposite building. Most charming lift that I have ever been in - a century old wooden number! Metropolitan next door excellent restaurant, with marvelous English breakfasts. Saski is a good value, unpretentious hotel and excellent Old Town location.