Francuski Hotel - Krakow

ex. Gessler Hotel Francuski

Ulica Pijarska 13, Krakow, Poland, 31-015  show map
 4 stars
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Francuski Hotel - Krakow

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

 Breakfast
 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

Overview

The comfortable Francuski Hotel is situated in the old town district next to the castle and museums. The hotel opened its doors in 1912 and was remodeled in 1991.

Many Krakow sights, including Wawel, St. Florian's Gate and EC Krakow are about 5 minutes' walk from the property. Just 1 km from the center of Krakow known for Cloth Hall and Historical Museum of Krakow.

A 5-minute walk from Jan Fejkiel Gallery train station. It takes around 15 minutes' drive to get to J. Paul Ii Balice Intl airport, which is 15 km away.

Rooms

The property comprises 42 non-smoking rooms equipped with a private toilet, coffee/tea makers, cable TV, a dressing area and a sofa. The rooms are furnished with period Art Nouveau furniture.

Eat & Drink

A varied buffet breakfast is offered at the restaurant. A popular on-site restaurant serves dishes of local cuisine.

Services

Guests will benefit from a lift, a safe deposit box and a designated smoking area along with shopping service, wedding services and 24-hour reception.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation might be needed) at PLN 50 per day.

Number of rooms:   42.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Free safe at reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Fireplace
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Room service
  • Paid porterage
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Lobby bar

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Spa center
  • Television in lobby
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe

Kitchen facilities

  • Mini-fridge

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Plug adaptor
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Ulica Pijarska 13, Krakow, Poland, 31-015

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City Center
  • Krakow
    400 m
Airports
Train Stations
  • Krakow Central Railway Station
    600 m
Restaurants
  • U Babci Maliny
    100 m
  • Gessler we Francuskim
    20 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    42

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    Bed type: King Size bed or Triple
    Size: 41m2
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      How to reach hotel

      hotel Francuski Hotel - Krakow Krakow location
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      Hotel Address:

      Ulica Pijarska 13, Krakow, Poland, 31-015

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Krakow
        400 m
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Krakow Central Railway Station
        600 m
      Restaurants
      • U Babci Maliny
        100 m
      • Gessler we Francuskim
        20 m
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  12 pm
      • Number of rooms:
        42

      Hotel Awards

      PolishHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedKrakowFrancuski Hotel

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      Best Spa Hotels in Poland

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      Francuski Hotel Location

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions

      • Bunkier Sztuki - 400 m
      • Die Krakauer Dackelparade - 400 m
      • Town Hall Tower - 400 m

      Popular areas

      • City Center - 300 m

      Places of interest

      • Czartoryski Museum - 100 m
      • Czartoryski Library - 100 m
      • Cracow's City Walls - 100 m
      • Barbican of Kraków - 100 m
      • Kazimierz - 300 m
      • Dzielnica Kazimierz - 300 m
      • Saint Mary's Basilica - 300 m
      • kościół św. Krzyża - 300 m
      • Main Market Square - 400 m
      • Rynek Główny - 400 m

      Convention centers

      • Krakau - 300 m

      Shopping areas

      • Galeria Krakowska - 400 m

      Monuments and Landmarks

      • Saint Florian's Gate - 100 m
      • Sain Cross Church - 300 m

      Museums

      Parks

      • Planty krakowskie - 200 m

      Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

      • ZOO - 300 m
      • Aquapark - 300 m

      Theaters

      • Julius Slowacki Theatre - 200 m
      • Old Theatre - 300 m

      Galleries

      • "Bunkier Sztuki" Modern Art Gallery - 300 m
      • International Centre of Culture - 400 m

      Local Attractions

      • Jewish District (Kazimierz) - 1.6km
        Szeroka 24, Krakow
      • Galicia Jewish Museum - 1.6km
        Dajwor Street 18, Krakow
      • High Synagogue (Synagoga Wysoka) - 1.6km
        Ul Jozefa 38, Krakow
      • Old Synagogue - 1.6km
        ul. Szeroka 24, Krakow
      • Isaac Synagogue (Synagoga Izaaka) - 1.6km
        Ul Kupa 16, Krakow

      Near the hotelNear the hotel

      • Czartoryski Palace Museum - 30 m
        Ul. Sw. Jana 19, Krakow
      • House of Jan Matejko (Dom Jana Matejki) - 160 m
        41 Florianska St, Krakow
      • Rynek Underground - 340 m
        Rynek Glowny 1, Krakow
      • Church of the Virgin Mary (Kosciol Mariacki) - 450 m
        Plac Mariacki 5, Krakow
      • Museum of Ancient Art - 70 m
        ul. Pijarska 8, Krakow
      • Pharmacy Museum - 190 m
        Ul. Florianska 25, Krakow
      • Wyspianski Museum - 310 m
        ul. Szczepanska 11, Krakow

      Restaurants Nearby

      • U Babci Maliny - 100 m

        Address: 17 Ulica Slawkowska and 38 Ulica Szpitalna.
        Phone: (012) 422 7601

        64% likes this, based on 246 reviews

      • Polskie Jadlo - 30 m

        Address: Krakow, ul. Sw. Jana 30
        Phone: 012 433 98 25

        54% likes this, based on 59 reviews
        Cuisine: Eastern European

      • Miod i Wino - 70 m

        Address: Slawkowska 32
        Phone: (012) 422-74-95

        60% likes this, based on 129 reviews

      • Gessler we Francuskim - 20 m

        Address: ul. Pijarska 13
        Phone: +48 12 627 37 77

        64% likes this, based on 60 reviews
        Price Range: GBP 6 - GBP 26

      • Restauracja Galicyjska - 50 m

        Address: Pijarska 9
        Phone: +48(012)430 07 62

        79% likes this, based on 74 reviews

      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  12 pm
      • Number of rooms:
        42

      Hotel Awards

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      Francuski Hotel Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Francuski Hotel

      Average guest rating

      8.0out of 10
      Excellent
      Based on 179 reviews

      Rating by category:

      Location
      9.3
      Rooms
      8.3
      Service
      8.0
      Value
      8.7
      Dining
      9.5

      Individual guest reviews

      • Older travelers
        9.2

        A traditional hotel in an ideal position within the old city walls and 10 minutes walk from the station (airport train about £2). Free internet vital during volcanis erruptions.

        Lack of a bar.

      • Older travelers
        10.0

        It was a very charming old world hotel with all the ambiance of old European luxury.

      • Single
        10.0

        The excellent central location; traditional charm and character of the hotel rather than bland and modern; good service and superb cuisine. Clearly there is some refurbishment work ongoing - but it was not overly disruptive.

      • Group of friends
        9.2

        Comfortable room with a little entrance hall which gave a lovely old fashioned but spacious feel. It was around -20 celcius while we were there but the room was always lovely and warm. The hotel staff were always friendly and helpful and we were a few minutes walk from The Main Square and close to loads of restaurants and bars etc. We had a meal in the Hotel's restaurant on the last night as we had heard that it was one of the best restaurants in the city, however it was a bit like going back to the 1970s with the trolley being brought out so that meat could be chopped at the table etc and so many waiters that they were falling over each other-really entertaining and the portions are huge!

        Only one British tv channel with no volume on the tv in our room.

      • Older travelers
        10.0

        The location is perfect for all areas of interest. Staff at hotel are both friendly and without exception extremely efficient. The hotel could not have been a better choice for comfort, quality of food and ease of access to all local amenities. Our early arrival and late departure were no problem to the hotel and was much appreciated.

      • Group of friends
        7.0

        Staff,breakfast,location.

        Room 103 was at the top of the stairs leading to the reception area so we were unable to have a peaceful nights sleep due to staff and other guests passing our room throughout the night.

      • Single
        5.4

        the location was excellent. The decor is grand and old fashioned if you like that sort of thing, except in the dining room where the walls have been scraped but not repainted. I enjoyed being the only guest at breakfast on one day and on the other days only 2 or 3 people there.

        The staff I found snooty and not very helpful. It seems to me they are concentrating on the restaurant, it's just been bought by a polish tv chef. Upon arrival I found no mini bar or tea making facilities in my room, as advertised. I was told the fridge was broken and given a kettle and 2 tea bags, no coffee , milk or sugar. The shower was very weak, the tissue holder was falling off the wall, there were no toiletries supplied except one small bottle of shampoo. Upon leaving they offered to call me a taxi to the airport at a price of £6 more than crossing the road literally to the taxi rank. Compared to the other hotels I used on my trip it was overpriced and outdated.

      • Older travelers
        7.8

        The hotel has an old-fashioned appearance which, depending on your point of view, can be very charming. The main restaurant and lobby seem to be in the midst of being redecorated but there was no sign of any on-going works. Once completed we thought that the hotel would be splendid. The breakfast spread was admirable. The position at the north end of the Old Town and closeness to the main railway station was excellent.

        The mini-bar was empty and there was no trouser press which we saw claimed in the main tourist guide.

      • Single
        10.0

        I love my food, and I know what I'm talking about. Stayed here because of good reviews about breakfast. They were true. It is the best breakfast ever, on par with Brennan's in New Orleans. Selections were odd to American guests and you had to experiment because not all dishes offered were good. The best choice is pastry--absolutely marvelous. My favorite, from hot items menu, was apples in pastry, which alone is reason to stay there. I rarely order or eat pastry, because I am rarely satisfied with the offerings. Anything with light flaky layers is divine; try the round things that look like small biscuits. I also had lunch and supper at the hotel restaurant. Lunch was a great deal, and the food was better (same dish in one instance) than supper. Try the cream puff, you will order more.

        This is a popular venue and it is not easy to get a room, particularly a cheap room. I found other fine lodging through Booked.net that was more economical, but did not include breakfast. If you do stay elsewhere, try to eat at Gessler's restaurant. I don't know if they offer breakfast to the public--but do treat yourself to the marvelous food.

      • Couple
        9.6

        Charming and historical hotel with excellent location, 5 minute walk to the City's Old Square. Reasonably priced. Very friendly and helpful staff. Also, probably one of the best restaurants in town right downstairs.

        The furniture is a little outdated and the interiors of the room need a little "face lift"...

      • Group of friends
        8.2

        Excellent location, close to everything. First class restaurant and helpful staff. Olde worlde charm very appealing. Room bit small but comfortable. Bathroom large and clean. Overall our stay very good.

      • Group of friends
        7.4

        the place has style and charme and a friendly atmosphere. Free tea, coffee and cakes/sandwiches in the late afternoon, the restaurant is excellent foodwise (but not servicewise), good location

        some of the staff although friendly need some more training, some waiters in the hotel restaurant were somewhat hopeless, the curtains in the rooms need attention, they do not keep the light out. noise on the street Friday and Saturday nights

      • Group of friends
        9.2

        Nice, old arcitecture. Very friendly and able staff.

        Noice from the street outside. All rooms were located to the street, with traffic and people talking late at night.

      • Group of friends
        9.2

        Hotel Fancuski is very well located in the hart of the old city. It has kept its old grandeur and the comfort of its rooms is more than sufficient for a city trip. We would certainly return to this hotel for its great breakfast (buffet + hot meals included in room rate).

        The district is rather noisy. Do bring your earplugs with you.

      • Older travelers
        8.4

        Comfortable bed, location so close to everything but away from noise.

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Francuski Hotel - Krakow Krakow location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      Ulica Pijarska 13, Krakow, Poland, 31-015

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Krakow
        400 m
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Krakow Central Railway Station
        600 m
      Restaurants
      • U Babci Maliny
        100 m
      • Gessler we Francuskim
        20 m
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  12 pm
      • Number of rooms:
        42

      Hotel Awards

      PolishHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedKrakowFrancuski Hotel

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Spa Hotels in Poland

      Use Badge