Wyspianski Hotel

, Krakow, Poland
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Wyspianski Hotel

, Krakow
3 star

Rooms: 158

15 Ul Westerplatte - Krakow - 31 033 - Poland Hotel Website | | 12 422 95 00
421 Traveller

Reviews - Wyspianski Hotel

7/10
Quite acceptable
Submitted by: A Travel Library User in 21/11/05
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: Ireland
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
Quite acceptable but expensive by Krakow standards. Food excellent, especially evening meals.
10/10
Excellent Hotel
Submitted by: Brenda Colback in 20/03/05
  • Age Group: 60 +
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Retired
Excellent location, clean, modern, friendly. What more can I say. STAY THERE.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Wyspianski Hotel

A great break

from A TripAdvisor Member
We really enjoyed our stay at the Wyspianski hotel in Krakow. Our welcome was genuine and the receptionists spoke excellent English. They were helpful, courteous and very pleasant at all times. Our room was a standard plus room which was newly refurbished, spotlessly clean and comfortable. It had everything we needed for a short break as we only return to the hotel to sleep, preferring to spend time exploring the town. Although tea and coffee making facilities were not available in our room, we bought drinks cheaply in the reception area and took them to our room on a tray. Breakfast was a little 'different' but if we had wanted everything to be very English, we would have had a break in England. We enjoyed cereals, cold meats, savoury eggs and fresh bread as well as fruit. Hot coffee and tea were plentiful and the fruit juices delicious. (Please try the blackcurrant juice-so tasty) Our room didn't have a safe but it was easy to leave valuables in the hotel safe. Outings were exceptionally easy to arrange from the hotel. You just wait in the reception area at 8.50 to be picked up by coach, taken to a central collection point and put on the correct coach for your chosen excursion. We paid on the coach. We found this arrangement very useful as we could decide what we wanted to do and where we wanted to go after breakfast. No one we sat with for breakfast had any complaints about anything. The hotel was in a great location, only 4-5 minutes walk from the old town and within 15-20 minutes of all the main attractions. The bus station is 5 minutes walk away and the tram stops outside. We would not hesitate to use this hotel again.

most disgusting hotel ever...

from A TripAdvisor Member
Ok- so let me start off by saying that I have seen my fair share of hotels. I have never in all of my life been so disgusted by anything!!

We were in a bind to find a hotel in Krakow so we looked on hotels.com to see what we could find. The reviews that I had read about this hotel seemed okay - so we went for it. When we arrived, we were greeted by an unairconditioned facility (mind you that it was 98 degrees!!!!) Needless to say- that made my entire family miserable. We were then given our room keys and made our way upstairs. We opened the rickety, unsafe appearing, door. WOW- that was when the tears began to curl in my eyes! We walk into the 8x10 room (now- I'm being generous)... the beds were head-to-head. There was a smell that was unbearable. We took a look into the bathroom... there were ruby red towels. Now- what hotel has red towels??? So anyway- there was dust everywhere... there was even dust on the water bottles.

Ok- so after all of this, we went downstairs to tell the staff what was going on. The staff LITERALLY laughed in our faces. Because our family is Polish - we could hear everything that they were saying about us... they were NASTY!! My entire family confronted them and the staff said, "We were talking about someone else." We knew that they were talking about us.

We decided that we were going to go out for the whole day and just come back to sleep. We got back at about 1 a.m. and laid down on the bed... there was no mattress. Really- there was NO mattress. There were blankets piled on top of each other!! There was no airconditioning, no fans... ZERO ventilation. We tried to open the window but there must have been a child lock on it because the window opened about 2inches!

I hope that everyone reading this understands that this was the worst hotel ever. I was at another hotel in Warsaw (Sheraton) that was fantastic. So my point is- stay in a known hotel... not a 'no-name' one!

Great Location let Down By Interior

from nedrise
A fantastic location near heart of the Old Town but let down by substandard building. The hotel is very noisy with long echoing corridors and thin walls which combined with school parties which seem to favour the hotel mean you're going to be woken up early by banging doors. It's clean and tidy but functional rather than comforatble and the staff weren't helpful or even friendly. Felt like a bit of a relic from communist times.

An excellent hotel - good value for money in an ideal location

from A TripAdvisor Member
6 of us stayed in this hotel for 2 nights. Good reviews had played a part in my choosing this hotel, but after I had booked it, I read a few mediocre reviews which concerned me. However, we found this hotel to be a perfect choice.

The external appearance seems a little dated, however the rooms were spacious, clean, newly refurbished and with all mod cons (TV, hairdryer etc). I think we were allocated superior rooms which, at a cost of around £34 per room per night was superb value! Breakfast was perfectly adequate (bread, crispbreads, fruit, cheese, ham etc) and the dining area spotless and clean.

The hotel is only a few minutes walk away from the main square in beautiful Krakow.

Our only regret is that we were not there longer. Would recommend this hotel and hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did.

ve stayed in for years

from reesh
Last Christmas my wife, daughter and myself decided to stop in Krakow for Christmas as we love the city and it was a chance to take our 5 year old to a country that actually has snow at Christmas.
We chose the Hotel Wyspianski as it was central to the city.
The first impression was efficiency and also that it was very popular.
The room was a triple and was very clean, very bright and gave us a good view over the roads and green space. There was hardly any noise. The fittings and fixtures were very modern and we were always warm.My only complaint was lack of tea and coffee facilities in the room, but there was always a plentiful suppy of bottled water and tea and coffee at the bar was very cheap but the best quality on the market.
I've stopped in 5 star hotels in the UK that were far below this standard.
Where Wyspianski was different from other similar hotels was in the quality of the staff, frienliness, efficiency and most of all the excellent food served in the Restaurant.This place is priceless...excellent tasting food, great, professional service and humour. The only down side is there is far too much food on the plate for me.
The chef made lots of different things for my daughter that weren't on the menu..fantastic.
I recommend the hotel to anyone who isn't looking for all the glitz but wants to stay in a good, friendly place with fantastic amenities and staff.

disappointed

from A TripAdvisor Member
hotel did not look as nice as the picture! The rooms we had (3 doubles and 1 single) were very small - single beds head to head down one wall, room probably only about 6ft wide. We were split over 3 floors, I was on the second which has a conference room on it and unfortunately had to endure a german school group (aged about 16?) on the same floor. The noise was so bad, on second night i made the hotel move me at 01:30am! got moved into a very spacious room at the front of the building. It might be worth enquiring when booking on having a "superior" room. Breakfast basic, no fruit or yoghurt. hotel needs updating, new carpeting etc. reception also includes small bar and seating area which was always occupied and horrendously smoky. We also had smoke coming through the air vents into the bedrooms on the second and third floors so the bedding, your clothes etc stank!
hotel is central, but so is the holiday inn and the sheraton so I'd give them a try instead!

Krakow Visit

from A TripAdvisor Member
Hi i stayed in the Wyspanski in january 2006. There was ten of us five couples all over fifty, we found the hotel to be ok for a short stay, it still needs a lot of tidying up in various places, the beds were clean and comfortable, could do with new carpets in some of the rooms, you get what you pay for. The breakfast had good selaction and plenty of it. we had dinner in the resteraunt one night and the meal and service was first class, i would recommend the Duck with Apples, i will be staying there again as it is central walking distance from all in Krakow. The hotel was warm and so were the rooms the outside tempeture was about minus 16. It is well worth a visit if you are on a budget.

Great hotel in a central location

from flomac
My friend treated me to a three day break in Krakow and we were both very happy with the hotel. The staff were courteous and efficient and spoke excellent English. I had been concerned about the food as I am vegetarian but there were five choices on the menu and the dishes I tried were delicious. Our room was a twin en-suite and was spotless, cleaned every day. I'm not sure how much it was but I do know that my friend thought it was a real bargain. The hotel is only a few minutes walk from the old town centre and there are plenty of great bars and restaurants in the area and the train station is a five minute walk away. All in all, a great place to stay, highly recommended.

Ideally located good value basic hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
Stayed here for 4 nights in Nov '05. We booked 2 single superior rooms (via Octopus) and paid £122 each B&B. The rooms were front facing with balconies and each had 2 single beds and a couch (3rd bed), table and chairs, dressing table and TV. A large room with plenty of storage space. 1 gripe was no hairdryer however housekeeping have a stock and I was able to get one for the duration of my stay. We received complimentary bottled water each day. The bathrooms looked as though they were newly refurbished and were spotlessly clean with really powerful showers.

Breakfast was, I believe, typically Polish and provided a wide choice of meats, cheeses, breads, pastries and hot sausages. If you want lots of fresh/tinned fruit forget it, the mornings we were there it was apples and oranges and the oranges seemed to run out on the 3rd morning. There were plenty of cereals and juices (try the blackcurrant juice) to choose from and the whole thing was a buffet affair.

Ate in the restuarant 1 night and it was about £6 for soup, goulash, a beer and a coffee! There are lots of restaurants and bars to choose from around the square.

The hotel was 2 minutes walk from the main square and about 10 mins from the castle and Jewish quarter. Found the staff really helpful and friendly and we arranged a couple of excursions via the reception (Auschwitz and the salt mines).

Hotel seemed to be popular with school parties and whilst we were there saw English and German children. The English ones (!) were quite loud until around 1am 'ish 1 partucular night and I must blame their teachers for this and certainly not the hotel. We mentioned it to reception and it never bothered us again.

I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to anybody visiting Krakow who would like good value for money with an ideal location and I would certainly stay there again.

A happy traveller from the sunny Isle of Man. Home to the world famous the TT.

Good hotel, good location

from schrap2755
Stayed here for a weekend break October 2005. Booked the hotel directly off the website.

The hotel is in a good location with an easy walk to the centre.

The rooms were larger than expected, but the two twin beds were pushed each against the wall which was odd at first, then was very practical as I just set all my stuff on the extra bed.

The breakfast was basic..almost too basic. There wasn't much selection of fruits, yogurts and what was there wasn't of decent quality. It wasn't bad -- just not good.

I would stay here again, however knowing it's a basic but well located 3*.

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  • Address: 15 Ul Westerplatte - Krakow - 31 033 - Poland
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