Excellent Location, Pleasant Staff, But Could Use Some Cosmetic Updates Posted Dec 2, 2009
The hotel's primary asset is location - it is right next to the main train station and a major mall, plus it is right on the outskirts of Planty, the park that outlines the edge of the Old Town. Getting to the center of Old Town takes approximately 5 minutes. The hotel is close to many tram lines and other major transportation hubs, yet I found that the nighttime noise level was completely reasonable. Rooms are large, with high ceilings. Furnishings, however, are a bit outdated. The bed was also somewhat uncomfortable, since King beds are not typical in Poland and it was essentially two double beds pushed up together, which came apart easily. The historic building has great bones, though, and some cosmetic updates to this hotel would make it stellar. Large hallways, grand staircase. Breakfast is fairly basic. Computer with internet access is available in the lobby. All in all, depending on the seasonal price variations, I would definitely stay here again on account of its excellent location and perfectly decent accommodations. This hotel has the potential to be a real beauty if they spruce it up!