Hotel Saski

Hotel Saski
85% from 75 reviews
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Hotel Saski
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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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Peter from United Kingdom Reply Mar 23rd, 2015

Difficult to beat the Saski's balance of price and location. It's also the hotel I most often recommend for groups, as they have a good range of different room types.

Jamie from United Kingdom Reply Feb 25th, 2015

Best value in the Old Town. Great location too.

Stasia from Poland Reply Jun 18th, 2014

Swietne miejsce w samym centrum miasta, pomocna obsluga

slinks from United Kingdom Reply Dec 27th, 2013

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!

Luna from Australia Reply Jul 18th, 2013

Great value for money. Perfect location, clean rooms and very friendly staff.

Peter from United Kingdom Reply Jul 9th, 2013

Great value central hotel without frills.

Martin from United Kingdom Reply May 28th, 2013

Saski is a really excellent mid-range choice. Nothing fancy, but excellent location and clean, well-maintained rooms. Great value too.

Margaret Scampi from Australia Reply Feb 21st, 2013

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 :)

Martha from Czech Republic Reply Aug 31st, 2012

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******!

Hans Grassl from Germany Reply Aug 29th, 2012

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...

John from United Kingdom Reply Jun 11th, 2012

Difficult to find a better value-for-money hotel in the Old Town. Simple, clean accommodation, nothing fancy.

Peter from United Kingdom Reply May 5th, 2012

Probably the best value centrally located hotel. Hard to beat.

Rich&Pam from United Kingdom Reply Oct 20th, 2011

Top place indeed, me and my wife stayed there last month. We loved the hotel and Krakow.

Ruth Craib from United Kingdom Reply Oct 17th, 2011

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.

Martin H from United States Reply Aug 22nd, 2011

Superb location. The hotel itself is of standard but decent quality. As you will hardly be spending any time time in the hotel itself, one of the very best bases for your stay. Good value too.

from United Kingdom Reply Aug 17th, 2011

Location is great and the staff was very friendly. Character of hotel with a history.

from United Kingdom Reply Jul 17th, 2011

There is no better hotel for the weekend break!

Vera from Russia Reply Jul 14th, 2011

Absolutely outstanding value for money. The restaurant where the breakfast was served was very stylish & food was top quality. A gem in Old Town.

Marco from Italy Reply May 30th, 2011

Very reasonably priced, good choice in the heart of Krakow. Enjoyed our breakfast. The staff very helpful.

from United States Reply Mar 30th, 2011

Very close to the main square. Standard of care and food in restaurant was excellent.

from Switzerland Reply Nov 30th, 2010

I thoroughly enjoyed this hotel. Everything mentioned in the previous reviews is correct. I just wouldn't agree about the breakfast as I found a dark bar to be a very atmospheric restaurant. Also the food selection was great for me. Greetings from Zurich to everyone!

Charles Savona-Ventura from Malta Reply Oct 30th, 2010

Comfortable, homely environment

from United Kingdom Reply Oct 13th, 2010

The hotel was very clean, reception staff and porters excellent. Was disappointed in breakfast as the choice of bread and foods served in a dark bar and not as good as in other hotels. The hotel was ideally placed for visiting the Old Town

from United Kingdom Reply Sep 22nd, 2010

clean and well located. good breakfast. weak wi fi

Evelyn from United States Reply Sep 17th, 2010

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.

Eddy from Netherlands Reply Jun 28th, 2010

Very freindly & helpful staff. Clean rooms. Very good breakfast. Noise from nearby nightclub was a little disturbing at 4am each day

Diane from France Reply Jun 25th, 2010

Very friendly stuff and very clean rooms. Enjoyed being in the middle of all that Krakow has to offer. Will be back.

John from United States Reply Jun 22nd, 2010

Loved the hotel. Lovely period features. Staff were v.friendly & v.helpful, but for the noise emanating from the street until around 3am , which made sleep all but impossible,

Edward Price from Australia Reply Jun 1st, 2010

All I've got to say is: location, location, location!!! happy with my stay at the hotel and enjoyed a restaurant located just next to it too.

Denis Bone from United Kingdom Reply May 28th, 2010

Servise in all areas was absolutely top quality- again!

Lisa from Italy Reply Apr 26th, 2010

We had a wonderful stay in this hotel, staff were excellent, food in the restaurant was wonderful.

Vito from Italy Reply Feb 17th, 2010

Will definately stay here again. Excellent value for money.

Guy from Canada Reply Dec 10th, 2009

Great location, few steps from main market square, lovely old fashion style!

Isabel from United States Reply Sep 23rd, 2009

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.

from United States Reply Aug 20th, 2009

Basic but grand. Good breakfast and arranged all our tours. So close to the main square too. Expected more but just didn't need it.

Alex Rawlings from United Kingdom Reply Jul 27th, 2009

Suited our needs perfectly. Not too expensive but very central. Loved the antique lift!

Kazimierz Kopacz from United States Reply May 20th, 2009

Great location, friendly staff and comfortable, well-furnished rooms. Thanks.

Tiger from Poland Reply Feb 9th, 2009

Lots of space and lots of character! Agree the location is wonderful... nice staff too... it was easy to arrange our whole trip!

Jonathan Denwright from United Kingdom Reply Jan 28th, 2009

Our room didn't look much like the one pictured but we preferred it that way! Atmospheric old hotel with amazing lift. Our room simple and understated. Great trstaurant next door.

Josh from United States Reply Jan 22nd, 2009

The Saski is a lovely hotel. We walked everywhere as the hotel was convienient for the castle and the city centre. We would recommend the hotel to friends.

Jackie Fitton from United Kingdom Reply Dec 21st, 2008

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.

Jane P. from United States Reply Dec 18th, 2008

The Saski was perfect for our needs. Good value, and with a sense of history. I agree with the last reviewer about the wonderful lift!

cathrine nokling from Norway Reply Dec 16th, 2008

I enjoyed my stay at Saski. WE first got a very small and simple room, but after making a change our room was nice and big with a clean bathroom. The hotel has a simple standard but but everything you need and the location is superb. And the elevator is worth a stay on its own

Michelle Speed from United States Reply Sep 19th, 2008

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.

Sandra Nortje from South Africa Reply Sep 14th, 2008

I found Cracow a beautiful city and enjoyed my stay at Hotel Saski. The staff was friendly and helpful. Most of all I find, seen from a tourist's point of view, that the hotel is ideally situated.

Gillian Askew from United Kingdom Reply Sep 11th, 2008

Loved Krakow, hotel, weather, food people. Excellent 3 days. Thank you

Laura Spagnolini from Italy Reply Sep 10th, 2008

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.

Helle H from Norway Reply Sep 7th, 2008

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!

Andrzej from United States Reply Sep 7th, 2008

I bring a group from USA and New Zealand almost every year, and I see that year to year the hotel is getting better equipped and better looking. Good job management! My favorite Krakow hotel for years to come!

Peter from Netherlands Reply Feb 14th, 2008

Brilliant hotel in a great location. The level of service was definitely above our expectations - everything was perfect!

Peter Evans from United Kingdom Reply Feb 7th, 2008

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.

Justin E. Ross from United States Reply Nov 18th, 2007

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 you’re 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 haven’t been out of The States I couldn’t 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.

James McGinnessi from Ireland Reply Oct 25th, 2007

One of the best hotels I have stayed in. Right in the heart of Krakow, great place with a fantastic ornate lift. Couldnt recomment it more!

Gordon from Australia Reply Jul 23rd, 2007

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.

Linda from United Kingdom Reply Jul 22nd, 2007

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.

Ross from United Kingdom Reply Jul 10th, 2007

The location was excellent. My room was not as great as my other friends rooms. I would question if this a UK 4 star hotel. The inclusive breakfast was ok but I paid for a breakfast and it was excellent. Staff were friendly and professional.

Clare McAleese from United Kingdom Reply Jun 30th, 2007

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.

Michael Blocki from United Kingdom Reply Jun 18th, 2007

May 2007 Our second visit to Krakow and we really hit the jackpot with Hotel Saski.Three couples three excellent spacious rooms.Great beakfasts.Will definitely return to this ideally situated hotel.

Peter Ball from United Kingdom Reply Mar 6th, 2007

Saski is a very, very good mid-range choice. The location is perfect, right next to the Rynek, and it's hard to beat for value.

Dorota Kotuszewska from United Kingdom Reply Nov 2nd, 2006

What a wonderful hotel, fantastic location, really beuatiful features and the room was 5 star!

Carl McIver from United Kingdom Reply Oct 26th, 2006

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.

Subha Mukherji from United Kingdom Reply Sep 18th, 2006

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.

susan & david from United Kingdom Reply Mar 24th, 2006

fab hotel, exellent location resturant next door has amazing food, try the steak would definately stay here again, staff really friendly

Temple Melville from United Kingdom Reply Nov 24th, 2005

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.

ALLISON HARRISON from United Kingdom Reply Aug 31st, 2005

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!!

David Muskett from Spain Reply Aug 8th, 2005

Booked through who provided the recomendation and a top class service. Hotel is perfectly situated and the suite is unbeatable value. We highly recomend the hotel and

Hannes Nel from South Africa Reply Jan 7th, 2005

For value accommodation in the centre of the city, I think you'd be hard pushed to beat this place! I've been here three times now - no complaints at all. Really nice people too.

William Trelvinn from United States Reply Dec 10th, 2004

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.

Paolo T from Italy Reply Nov 17th, 2004

We stayed here already lots of times - it is very nice, with friendly people and not so expensive. I think it is very good because you can walk to all the nice clubs from here - thank you all I will be back! Paolo.

Piers J from United Kingdom Reply Oct 29th, 2004

Excellent value for money, especially as it is right next to the Market Square. We were impressed with the old lift, and there is a very nice restaurant, called the Metropolitan, right next door. All round, Hotel Saski is really very good indeed.

Louise Yanik from United Kingdom Reply Jul 13th, 2004

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 it goes without saying that I would recommend this hotel highly.

D. Richards from United Kingdom Reply Apr 1st, 2004

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.

Piero Di Nardo Di Maio from Italy Reply Oct 29th, 2003

I spent a lot of time in Hotel Saski during my visits in Poland since 1991. Never complaints, everythings are ok, the staff is very friendly. Perfect to visit the Krakow's heart.

Milt Barker from United States Reply Sep 29th, 2003

I have stayed at the Saski at least a dozen times with no complaints Great location - great staff- great price. Metropolitan restaurant is also great.

Patrick Halford from United Kingdom Reply Sep 1st, 2003

Pretty good value for slap bang by the market square. And the coolest lift in town - one hundred years old and counting!

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