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“Nice little 3 star hotel very near Jewish Quarter” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Columbus
Ranked #9 of 256 Hotels in Krakow
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226 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Nice little 3 star hotel very near Jewish Quarter”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

Friendly front desk staff, 4 of us had 2 rooms on 3rd floor, facing away the main street. Room was comfy - had a good shower, hair dryer, mini bar. Wifi was available throughout the hotel, speed was pretty fast if you compare to most hotels in Europe, and free. Breakfast spread was not big, but quality was there and staff was very quick in refills. Eggs can be ordered as well.

500 m to jewish quarters, there are many restaurants and pubs in the area, so will be attractive to young travellers and the young at heart. Public parking was available within walking distance, note on Sat & Sun, as well as public holidays, parking is free. Weekdays is free after 5pm (or 6, I forgot!). You will need to buy parking coupon at the meters for other days though.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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1 Thank csh68
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2012

hotel excellent. great location. good breakfast. staff lovely and helpful.so so clean. excellent:-)

  • Stayed April 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

Our recent stay at the Hotel Columbus was terrific. This was our first trip to central Europe and Poland, though we had been to western and southern Europe many times. We really enjoyed the mix of European heritage in the city, and the different looks presented by the architecture and governance of more recent times. As such, we were attracted to the Columbus for the location, in the Kazimierz, and away from, but walking distance to the central square and attractions. We had a room in the back, and it was warm and comfortable, with a small balcony overlooking a square of former Eastern Bloc flats. We found this to be quite cool, and a fitting mix of architecture which really captured the spirit of history in this part of the world. The room was larger than we had found in most other parts of Europe, and well equipped. Wifi was available too. We were especially impressed by the breakfast, which included a great variety of choice, and featured many local receipes also. The staff was extremely helpful, very kind and accommodating. They arranged a tour for us, and also helped us out with the local bus system for a day trip to the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Their restaurant recommendations were great also. They seemed to really care that we were having a great time. We found the location to be perfect for us too, as the Kazimierz was right behind us, and we could find everything within a few blocks. The area is comfortable, and is not what someone would call touristy, but quaint and somewhat local. Where we could enjoy the day in the city square and the castle, we were only a 10 minute walk back to the Columbus and 5 minutes from an evening at some of our favorite pubs. We felt this hotel was a great choice because of the location, but an even better choice for the helpful staff, and the warm comfort of the hotel.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2012

My friend & I stayed here for 3 nights in March. Not only was it a good location but it was spotlessly clean, staff are very friendly but professional (nothing is too much trouble for them), breakfast is good. They will book trips and taxi's for you and recommend places to visit and to eat etc.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the back as the front rooms are on a main road with noisy trams passing by so you...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Suzina B
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2012

Had a 3 night stay in early April 2012. Hotel is situated on the main street, so we had traffic noise at night. Try and get a room at the back of the hotel if you can.

The hotel seems to be very clean. Comfy bed. Breakfast is adequate with enough choice for most people. The staff were very pleasant and all were fluent in english.

Location although on a busy street is situated half way between the market square and Schindlers Factory 15 minutes walk in each direction.

Yes we would consider using this hotel again but try for a room at the back of the hotel.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ll124
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Brussels
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35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2012

Cosy, clean hotel near Kazimierz. Breakfast was good, although not the coffee. The main drawback was the lack of a kettle in the room.

  • Stayed April 2012
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1 Thank mermaidBrussels
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2012

stayed here for 3 nights. Hotel basic, small reception with friendly staff. They were able to organise to have taxi pick us up at hotel. They also booked trips for salt mines and Birkenau/Auchwitz. Rooms cosy with modern en suite, hair dryer, etc. No kettle in room but otherwise excellent with safe and fridge. Breakfast very good in morning. About 10/15 minute walk to main square. Found a nice pub down a side street across the road (sorry can't remember the name - near the train station). Food and drink very cheap in Krakow. Overall a thoroughly enjoyable weekend. Would have no hesitation recommending this hotel.

Room Tip: We had requested bedroom in court yard which was a good idea as I gather some of the bedroom are at...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Columbus
Address: ul. Starowislna 57, Krakow 31-038, Poland
Region: Poland > Southern Poland > Lesser Poland Province > Krakow > Kazimierz , Stare Miasto
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Krakow
#11 Family Hotel in Krakow
#33 Business Hotel in Krakow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Columbus 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Columbus in Cracow welcomes you in style. Whether visiting from very close, or far away, you will appreciate the personalized attention, warmth and sophistication of our boutique Columbus. The building which was built in the 1930`s, was transformed into this luxurious 24 room boutique hotel in 2007. Lastly a complete renovation was finished in December 2013. Hotel is arranged in a colonial style with wooden exotic furniture and warm colours. All of our comfortably renovated rooms are equipped with: mini bars, complimentary mineral water, individually controlled air-conditioning and comfy beds. Complimentary Internet access is provided in all rooms. If you wish to forget about the hustle and bustle of city life we invite you to our courtyard. In this cosy and peaceful place, located at the back of the hotel, you can take a rest after the whole day of exploring the city. Our staff will make every effort to ensure an unforgettable stay in Krakow. ... more   less 
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