Lonely Planet review
The Grand Hotel: the name evokes elegance, eminence and, well, grandeur, all of which are embodied in this historic institution. The 19th-century building, once the palace of Princess Izabela Czartoryska (or Czartoryski museum fame), is now one of Krakow's finest hotels, hosting the likes of Lech Wałęsa and George Bush.
The 56 rooms at the Grand are individually decorated, many with antique furnishings and fine artwork and tapestries. They feature fantastic high ceilings, shiny hardwood floors and double-paned windows to keep out the noise from the busy street below. Bathrooms are showcases for semi-precious stones, which frame the mirrors and line the countertops. If you do stay here, take a tour to examine the artistry of the place: an exquisite stained-glass masterpiece graces every floor; check out the restaurant, with its bright stained-glass ceiling. And end your tour in the cafe where Joseph Conrad used to seek inspiration and coffee. You may not wish to leave the luxury of this hotel, but when you do, you are steps from Krakow's Main Square, and the many bars, restaurants, museums and churches all packed into the streets of the Old Town.
Our independent authors have visited Grand Hotel and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Kraków.
Services & facilities
- Shopping on site
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Laundry facilities
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Diners club
- American express
- Luggage storage
- Ski storage
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Smoke-free property (fines apply)
- Smoke-free property
- Coffee shop or café
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Express check-in
- Tour assistance
- 24-hour front desk
- Multilingual staff
- Room service (24 hours)
- Express check-out
- Babysitting or childcare
- Pets allowed
- Air-conditioned public areas
- Concierge services
Description provided by property
Property Location A stay at Grand Hotel places you in the heart of Krakow, steps from Historical Museum of Krakow and Main Market Square. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Main Market Square and Czartoryski Museum.
Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 64 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms feature bathtubs with handheld showerheads and makeup/shaving mirrors. Conveniences include direct-dial phones, as well as safes and desks.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a sauna, or other amenities including wireless Internet access (surcharge) and concierge services. Additional features include babysitting/childcare, ski storage, and gift shops/newsstands. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the area shuttle (surcharge).
Dining Enjoy a meal at a restaurant or in a coffee shop/café. Or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's 24-hour room service. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a business center, and express check-in. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and banquet facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge, and parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
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