Hotel Ester

Hotel Ester
Rating
87% from 25 reviews
Phone
+48 (12) 4214865
Fax
+48 (12) 4291699
Website
Hotel Ester
Address
ul. Szeroka 20

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Editor's review

In-the-know travellers are more and more often opting for Kazimierz when they come to Krakow. Kazimierz is the enchanting old Jewish district, and today it is enjoying a colourful renaissance. Hotel Ester is located right at the heart of Kazimierz on one of the most atmospheric and historic streets. It has twenty-three doubles, seven singles and two triples, all with immaculate bathrooms. The hotel just underwent a complete rehaul, which was coordinated by the lady who decorated the wonderful Hotel Wentzl. Poised for great things.

Editor
Krakow Life

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Reviews

Stan from United States Reply Jul 17th, 2011

It is a charming little hotel with a lot of character and in a great location.

Valerie from United States Reply Jul 14th, 2011

Solid choice in the heart of Kazimierz. Quaint hotel with fantastic restaurant.

Douglas from United States Reply Mar 30th, 2011

Very good value, and great location in the Jewish Quarter. Staff could not have been more helpful.

Guido from Netherlands Reply Dec 6th, 2010

Very quaint and cosy hotel, our rooms were overlooking Sheroka Street. Great restaurant. Fantastic for venturing out at night to get a hot wine, or too:) from wonderfyl Plac Nowy.

Randi from Norway Reply Oct 16th, 2010

We found the hotel Ester on the internet and was very pleased with the election. The rooms were clean and the beds good, with thick duvets. We enjoyed to stay in the Jewish quarter. I can only walk short distances, otherwise I'm sitting in a wheelchair. The staff at Hotel Ester was fantastic, helped me in every way. Every time I approached the hotel door there were two of the staff who helped me in to the hotel. The restaurant served delicious food and the staff was friendly. We got the same table every morning for breakfast, they took the chair out for me and asked if they could bring me something. I recommend the hotel and are going to stay here next time I come to Krakow

Neil from United Kingdom Reply Sep 28th, 2010

I liked its quiet location. The staff were friendly and helpful,Breakfast was plentiful.

Susan from United Kingdom Reply Jun 28th, 2010

Excellent location just at the heart of the jewish quarter. The room was spacious and bathroom excellant.

Tor from Sweden Reply Apr 28th, 2010

Hotel staff is extremely kind, helpful and speak good English. WiFi was free and connection was perfect.

David from Ireland Reply Mar 10th, 2010

a great hotel, really helpful staff, great rooms in a great location of Krakow what more could ya want! i be back soon no doubt about it

Luisa from United Kingdom Reply Feb 24th, 2010

This hotel is lovely.Centrally located and well kept,good restaurants and bars nearby.

Rugbygirl from United Kingdom Reply Nov 17th, 2009

Stayed here 13th - 16th November. Staff were really friendly. Breakfast available from 7 and was very nice! Room was very comfortable and well kept. The location was lovely, set back from the main road. Would highly recommend. Hopefully coming back next year and will be definitly staying there again!

Cilla from United Kingdom Reply Aug 24th, 2009

Lovely hotel, loved the decor, the atmosphere and the staff. Highly recommended for quiet pleasant stay in a busy little area of Krakow. Cilla, Doncaster

David Kessler from United States Reply Jul 10th, 2009

We stayed here during the Festival. What can I say? The whole week was awesome. Even got a view right onto the festival concert from our room. And glorious sunshine for the whole week! Hope to return....

Alison from United Kingdom Reply Mar 3rd, 2009

Seemed less "nostalgic" than the other hotels in this part of town but at the same time seemed to have better facilities - all the mod cons. On a very pretty square!

Pam from United States Reply Jan 22nd, 2009

Very cute little hotel in a cute little district in a cute little city!!

Ann from Austria Reply Dec 11th, 2008

Best way to describe hotel: quaint. Very pleasant, had a good experience and the staff seemed nice.

shayhabel from United Kingdom Reply Sep 11th, 2008

why do hotels always start off by giving you a poor room when they have better available? Ester did this but did remedy when I said I was not happy. Otherwise an OK hotel in jewish quarter. Quite expensive for what it is: rather old decor and furnishings. Looked as of it need sprucing up. But staff helpful and pleasant. Don't book your airport transfer through the hotel. I did and it cost me more than I was originally told by the hotel amd more than calling a cab would have done. Friends of mine stayed at the Polski in town. Much cheaper, good location and recently refurb.

Luisa from United Kingdom Reply Jul 4th, 2008

A great hotel in a superb location. Local restaurants open until late. Beautiful area, lively and with a charming atmosphere. Good pubs and quality food choices around. If I go to Krakow again, will definitely stay in Ester.

Caroline Wagner from Israel Reply Feb 8th, 2008

Agree with all the comments below. I wanted to stay in this part of town and was delighted to find this hotel. It's on a very pretty street. I gather that this is where the Jewish Festival is celebrated in the summer. Good restaurant over the road called shara

Cerith a Gwenan from United Kingdom Reply Nov 5th, 2007

Stayed at this hotel during our recent visit to kracow. Really enjoyed our time here, food was plentiful and tasty, beer and wine was good and the bar and restaurant had a warm atmosphere especially with the local singing group. Staff were friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Would recommend this hotel, and definitely stay here again.

Michael Keenan from United Kingdom Reply Oct 17th, 2007

It is a very nice decent hotel and the area (Kazimierz) is really delightful with lots of cafes and bars which reminded me a bit of Covent Garden before it became too commercial. Good value too and I would certainly stay there again.

m winspear from United Kingdom Reply May 19th, 2007

this hotel was everything it said it was, i couldnt fault it,the staff was so friendly,the english wasnt that good but we got by. the location was perfect. there where lots of lovely eating places within a a few steps. i would highly reccomend it to anyone.

ROBERT CATTERALL from United Kingdom Reply Jun 10th, 2006

NICE HOTEL,WELL LOCATED IN SCHINDLER FILM LOCATION.VERY FRIENDLY STAFF,REASONABLY PRICED BAR & RESTAUTANT.ROOMS NICE BUT LACKED TEA & COFFEE MAKING FACILITIES. SHOULD I RETURN TO CRACOW I WOULD STAY THERE AGAIN.

David Graham from United Kingdom Reply Aug 23rd, 2005

Recommended. Not luxurious but good/basic 3* Hotel in good location. Friendly and efficient staff. Nice dining room and buffet breakfast enjoyable. We would return.

Mary K from United Kingdom Reply Dec 18th, 2004

A lovely hotel with very friendly staff. Kazimierz is the real Krakow!

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