Hotel Orbis Cracovia Krakow
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We are doing great today. Last night we caught the train from Lviv to Krakow, which is in southern Poland. Krakow was the capital and the seat of the royal family for melenia until it moved to Warsaw about five hundred years ago. The city is very old and medievil with many great big grand buildings which escaped a lot of the …
Olivier42 stayed here on Jan 10, 2010 during their trip titled: Olivier42's Great Adventure.
... Coffee Heaven has its menu in Polish and English. No offence is taken when I blabber in the Anglo-tongue. Although all efforts at Polish are warmly received, it seems.
It also seems quite relaxed here. There's an old lady at the table in front of me, in her purple jacket, eating from an ice-cream cone with a little plastic shovel. She’s been here ages. She didn’t buy the ice-cream from Starbucks ...
... staying at the hostel were going to. So I had to get dressed really fast and went out. Met a guy from Texas named Trevor and a girl he was traveling with named erngrid. Can't spell her name but she was from Norway but sound just like an American as she said she lived in Maine for a couple years when she was young. So we had a blast that night. Next morning I woke up and got a few things organized and went out for a walk around ...
... waiting for the iron dragon to breath fire, which it did for about 2 seconds...big disappointment. After our dragon let down, we hung out around the castle for a bit taking goofy photos to pass the time. Then it was time for a few beers and a dinner of amazing dumplings. All in all I didn't mind Poland, it had a lot of culture and the people were very friendly. Not sure if I will be back anytime soon but it was great to see and ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Orbis Cracovia Krakow
This hotel is near the city center. The staff is friendly.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Orbis Cracovia Krakow
Eine positive Erfahrung
Nachdem ich einige der Kommentare gelesen hatte, habe ich das Schlimmste befürchtet, doch wurden wir angenehm überrascht. Das Zimmer war groß und luftig, das Mobiliar zwar etwas altmodisch, aber irgendwie passend und es gab genügend Stauraum. Alles war sauber und das Badezimmer war sehr groß und hatte eine gute Dusche. Wir waren im vierten Stock und der Verkehrslärm war besonders nachts relativ laut, aber dafür kann man das Hotel ja nicht verantwortlich machen. Das Frühstück war wunderbar, es gab ein riesiges Büffet mit einer großen Auswahl. Man konnte Eier auf viele verschiedene Arten zubereitet haben, es gab eine Käseauswahl, Fleisch, Fisch, verschiedene Brotsorten, Müsli und Cornflakes mit einer großen Auswahl an getrockneten Früchten und Körnern, verschiedene Obstsäfte sowie Tee und Kaffee. Die Angestellten waren freundlich und es gab keinerlei Probleme. Es gab auch ein Kasino, ein Restaurant und ein Geschäft, das Bernsteinschmuck verkauft hat. Wir hatten keine Beschwerden und würden wieder in dieses Hotel fahren.
Ich bin gerade von einem 2tägigen Aufenthalt im Cracovia Hotel in Krakau, Polen, zurückgekehrt. Im Großen und Ganzen war das Hotel akzeptabel und es hatte ein tolles Preis- Leistungsverhältnis (wesentlich bessere Raten, als jene, die auf der Tripadvisor Webseite angegeben werden). Tolle Lage, nur 5 - 10 Minuten zu Fuß zum Marktplatz. Erwarten Sie allerdings keinen Luxus, die Einrichtung, die Uniformen, alles schien in den 70er Jahren stecken geblieben zu sein. Es ist ein SEHR großes Hotel mit einem netten Kasino und einem relativ guten Service. Die Zimmer, das Essen, die Sauberkeit, die Einrichtung waren alle mittelmäßig. Wählen Sie dieses Hotel, wenn Sie ein preiswertes Haus in zentraler Lage suchen, auf keinem Fall jedoch, wenn Sie Luxus um sich haben möchten. Eine Warnung an die Leute mit Kindern oder an jene, die vielleicht etwas zu viel getrunken haben: Die Fenster im Hotelzimmer sind sehr äußerst unsicher, sie sind knapp 2 Meter hoch und 1 Meter breit und werden wie eine Tür nach innen geöffnet, der untere Teil des Fenster ist jedoch nur wenige Zentimeter vom Fußboden entfernt. Also Warnung: Es gibt keine Gitter oder einen Balkon, der einen davon abhält, einfach aus dem Fenster zu laufen und nach unten zu stürzen. Also nochmals: Falls Sie Kinder haben, auf jedem Fall Vorsicht walten lassen.
A positive experience.
After reading some of the poor reviews, I expected the worst, but I was pleasantly surprised
The room was large and airy. The furniture was somewhat dated, but adequate, with plenty of storage space. Everything was clean, and the bathroom was large with a good shower.
We were on the fourth floor and the traffic going past outside was rather noisy at night, but that wasn't the fault of the hotel.
The breakfast was lovely! There was a huge buffet and the choice was big. There were eggs done several different ways, cheeses, meats, fish, several breads, cereals with big choices of fresh and dried fruits and seeds, and several different fruit juices as well as tea and coffee.
The staff were friendly enough. No problems there.
There was also a casino, restaurant, and a shop selling amber jewellery.
No complaints. I would happily use this hotel again!
Good cheap hotel with dated furniture, good casino and good breafast.
However since it is cheap it does tend to attract the stag do's and bus parties.
Would have been perfectly happy with the hotel since it is 10 minutes walk from the town centre, but we got broken into and robbed of money and wallets one of the nights. What is worrying is that it looks like we were asleep in the room when the door was opened with a screwdriver (all in police report). Scary or what.
Recommend you put the chain on and open the cloakroom door to booby trap the room!
Still waiting on hearing about the invetigation since there was a cctv camera right outside the room which should have picked everything up. No news, refund or apology from the hotel.
I hate writing bad reports about cheap hotels since what else was i expecting. However if they plan to continue attracting visitors to a great town then they need to get thier act together.
Acceptable Budget Hotel
I've just returned from a two night stay at the Cracovia Hotel, Krakow, Poland.
Overall the hotel was acceptable. It was great value (far better rate than the guide price quoted on Tripadvisor). Great location, only a 5-10 minute walk to the main market square. Don't expect any luxury with this hotel though as the decor, uniforms, pretty much everything was stuck in the 1970's. It is a VERY large hotel with a pretty good casino and level of service. Rooms, food, cleaniness, decor were all average.
Stay at this hotel if you want great value and great location. Dont' stay at this hotel if you are looking for luxury.
A word of warning for those with children or those that might have a few too many to drink. The windows in the hotel room are extemelly unsafe. They are approx 6ft high by 3ft wide and open inwards like a door with the bottom of the window only 1-2ft above floor level. BE WARNED: THERE ARE ABSOLUTLEY NO GUARDS OR BALCONIES IN PLACE TO STOP YOU JUST WALKING OUT OF THE WINDOW AND FALLING TO THE GROUND! I repeat: Those with young children PLEASE be careful.
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Great location for an old and noisy building
I stayed at Cracovia Hotel for the New Year's Eve: it is the right choice if you are looking for a cheap hotel near to the city centre (book from their web site - ---). You will have what you expect from a 3 stars hotel: spacious rooms (but with old furnishment), a good international breakfast and helpful staff. But if you are looking a place with some atmosphere, avoid this hotel: this is probably the most popular choice for busloads of tourists in Krakow!
Tired but adequate hotel
We stayed at the Cracovia for 4 nights in October. The rooms were furnished with a lot of functional but dated furniture. The staff was minimally helpful. The buffet breakfasts were adequate. The location was a quick 10 minute walk to the center of the old city square.
No Respect for Hotel Guest's Privacy / Overbooks
- Hotel Orbis Cracovia Hotel overbooks.
- Hotel Orbis Cracovia Hotel packed suitcase without guest's knowledge and forced registered guest to move to another hotel.
Upon returning to the Orbis Cracovia Hotel in the afternoon of my third day I was shocked to find out that all of my personal belongings had been packed into boxes and bags by the hotel staff and taken to the reception area. I was informed that they had overbooked and needed my room. In the end I stayed at a nice hotel, at their cost, for my last night in Krakow, but the hassle I had and the brutal invasion of privacy which I experienced will never be forgotten. I do not recommend this hotel at all.
Great place to stay
We stayed at this hotel for one night & it was a nice place. Previously we had spent two nights at another hotel (from hell) & so we were very pleased with our room at the Cracovia. The staff was courteous & the location was convenient. Service wise it was very good. The hotel will exchange currency right on the premises for you & they sell stamps so you don't have to try to track down a post office to send postcards. The hotel restaurant was also great for breakfast & the atmosphere was pleasant.
There were several small drawbacks about the hotel that I should mention: 1) it does not have Air conditioning. We were there when the weather had cooled down, but in the summer heat months it must be too warm for comfort. 2) The casino at the hotel. The workers seemed to have an attitude. I'd recommend to pass on it completley.
Overall I'd recommend this hotel for non-hot summer months.
Great Hotel in a wonderful city!!!
The hotel and restaurant were superb, but the (female) staff were somewhat unconcerned and aloof. Polish women have a better demeanor.