Hotel Stary Krakow

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Hotel Stary Krakow - Poland
Hotel Stary Krakow - Poland
Hotel Stary Krakow - Poland
Hotel Stary Krakow - Poland
Hotel Stary Krakow - Poland
Hotel Stary Krakow - Poland
Hotel Stary Krakow - Poland
Hotel Stary Krakow - Poland
Hotel Stary Krakow - Poland
Hotel Stary Krakow - Poland
20 October 2021

Hotel Stary Krakow is the first price winner of the renowned Paris contest Prix Villégiature as “the most beautiful hotel interior design in Europe”.

The charming atmosphere, elegance and style of the building blend together with the modern surroundings. Proud of the centuries – old history of the tenement, we implement modern, highest quality standards of hotel industry.

Hotel Stary offers 78 highest quality rooms. With a view to the comfort and delight of our Guests, we created rooms that are spacious and distinguished. They are characterized by unique arrangements and extraordinary style.

We decorated the hotel with the most refined materials. Decorations, original furniture designs and light add elegance and glamour to the interior. For the comfort of our Guests each room has free of charge access to fast Internet.

The rooms are located on storeys I – IV, and each level is characterised by different colour which harmonizes with toned-down decorations.

Since the Hotel is located in the very center of Cracow, some rooms have balconies with a marvellous view of the Main Square – one of a kind Sukiennice and the towers of Mariacki church.

Hotel Stary offers 3 Luxury Suites ranging from 75m2 to 90m2. They are divided into a sitting room and a bedroom. Luxury Suites are spacious, comfortable and full of light. Each room is equipped with two plasma TV sets.

The décor of the room includes unique light and furniture design, which harmonise with the wooden floors, oriental carpets and subtle decorations. Highest quality marble and onyx were used to decorate the bathroom’s interior. They accent the high standard and add grandeur to the modern designs.

Highly recommended for families. The rooms are spacious, decorated in a contemporary and functional style. Rooms are divided into a bedroom part with a King size bed and a work area with a stylish desk and comfortable leather armchairs. Additional bed for a child is also available.

We offer double rooms, decorated in two different styles: modern and contemporary. The colour theme and interior decoration are different depending on the floor.

The rooms are spacious (approx. 45m2), with wide 180cm beds. Elegant furniture and wooden parquets highlight the grand character of the place. The restrooms were decorated with marble imported mainly from Italy.

Hotel Stary has two elegant restaurants. 3 Rybki, is an elegant restaurant located in the open space on the ground floor of Hotel Stary. Rybki Nove Restaurant located on two floors of the newer part of the Stary Hotel.

In the summer, we invite our customers to the sky bar and summer restaurant situated on the top floors of the hotel. The restaurant offers an exceptionally rich selection of wines – mostly Italian but also French and Spanish.

In 2014 our wine list got the award of the renowned magazine Wine Spectator – Award of Excellence. If you like any particular wines, we invite you to taste and purchase them at our store vinoteka

3 Rybki, is an elegant restaurant located in the open space on the ground floor of Hotel Stary. The exceptional interior of the renaissance rooms, unique ribbed vaults and subtle ornamentation of the Gothic windows contrasts beautifully with the modern dining rooms.

Tradition and modernity can also be found in the menu, which refers to the traditional Polish cuisine and changes along with the seasons.

Spring and summer is the time for fresh vegetables, asparagus and artichokes while in the autumn and winter, game, mushrooms and forest fruits dominate the menu. All the above are served in a subtle and modern arrangement.

Rybki Nove Restaurant, is located on two floors of the newer part of the Stary Hotel. Large, roomy space creates as much arrangement potential, enriched with the possibility to direct connect with the conference room.

This place is not only for a cameral business meeting, but also for big conferences, banquets or weddings. Menu changes according to seasons. Spring and summer is the time for fresh vegetables, asparagus and artichokes while in autumn and winter, game, mushrooms and forest fruits dominate the menu.

In summer, we invite our customers to the Sky Bar and Rybki Nove Grill Restaurant situated on the top floors of the hotel. Sky Bar with it’s own roof terrace, situated on the sixth floor of the hotel, offers a outstanding view of St.Mary’s Church and the Cloth Hall on the main market square.

This is a place well-know for atmosphere, unique and ideal for a drink with a beautiful scenography. Rybki Nove Grill Restaurant, situated on other side of the hotel’s building, on the fifth floor, offers a unique panorama of Cracow’s historic towers and rooftops. A nice and quite place for late lunch and dinner.

Born in Krakow. A trained and passionate chef. He belongs to the generation that changed the way of thinking of polish gastronomy. He began the adventure with modern cuisine in Restaurant Pod Różą where he had the opportunity to work with Alfredo Chiocchetti – his guide and master.

He acquired his knowledge in many renowned restaurants in the entire country among others at Restaurant Concept in Warsaw, Monopol Katowice, Concept 13 in Warsaw’s VITKAC and Monopol Wrocław.

He also trained outside of Poland alongside the best chefs in the world, in Pichler Bolsano, Al Bersagliere Mantua and Onice Florence. All highly recommended by the Michelin guide. He appreciates the diversity and quality of Italian produce, he likes to provoke by bold combinations of flavors which he continously discovers.

A modern, superbly equipped Wellness & Spa centre is located in the medieval cellars (level -1) of the Stary Hotel. To our guests’ disposal, we offer a gym, two swimming pools, a sauna and a salt-iodine chamber. Our guests can also enjoy a healthy massage.

Azure coloured water around us, medieval vaulting above and a beautiful mosaic under our feet. This is what swimming pools located in the Stary Hotel Wellness & Spa look like. Crystal clear water and the unique look of old Cracow cellars intensify the feeling of relaxation.

Original, medieval walls surround the pools (measurements 4,10 m x 8,10 m and 2,30 m x 8,10 m) that are separated by only a narrow brick wall. The intimate and guiet atmosphere will make learning how to swim a pleasant experience even for the ones most afraid of water.

We provide swimming lessons for children up to 3 years old and adults as well as technique learning lessons. A qualified instructor is there to make you feel safe.

The gym is equipped with cardio and workout machines. They can be adjusted to the experience level of the user – it provides workout for both beginners as well as professionals.

Well-qualified staff will guide you through an individually selected programme on stationary equipment, treadmills, bicycles, steppers and orbitreks.

The Finnish sauna is a great way to release the stress after a hard working day. After a session in a sauna you will feel noticeably relaxed and content. Sauna works well on the psychophysical state. Its influence on health is invaluable.

Among other things, it cleans the body from toxins, cares for the skin, improves metabolism, intends for weight loss and makes you feel lighter. A moment spent in a Finnish sauna will make you feel relaxed and find strength for work.

In this type of dry sauna, the temperature reaches 100C but thanks to low air humidity our bodies do not feel such heat. Thanks to the unique climate inside, the sauna sessions are so popular.

The fact is, Finnish people have one of the longest experiences when it comes to saunas. Archaeological studies show that it is two thousand years old. Let’s trust the Scandinavians and remember the Finnish saying: “In the sauna anger cools and hatred burns away”.

The salt-iodine chamber, located in the basement of our hotel, is one of the few places in the centre of Cracow where you can breathe sea air. Here you can ease your mind and calm your senses.

Unique setting, discreet lighting, selected music and comfortable armchairs will help you forget about the surrounding reality. The salt chamber is an unusual way of utilizing salt from the Dead Sea for relaxation, rehabilitation, prophylactics and healthcare.

The unique microclimate positively influences the psychophysical state of the human body. The beneficial effects of rock salt have been known for thousands of years. It contains lots of vital minerals and elements e.g. magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron, copper, selenium.

One of the crucial elements is iodine that influences the nervous system, concentration, clear thinking, resistance to stress as well as regulation of the circulatory system and muscles.

Salt bath also has a beneficial effect on the skin. Keep in mind that the mythological Aphrodite, Greek goddess of beauty and love emerged from salt sea foam.

The steam room is one of the most comfortable ways of getting desired rest and relaxation. A steam bath provides exceptional sensations for the body and senses and calms the soul.

The temperature in the steam sauna is about 50C but due to the high humidity the sensible temperature can be twice as high. The skin stays deeply moisturized long after leaving the sauna.

Our steam room is combined with the power of aromatherapy. The smell of etheric oils in the air will sooth your senses and keep you in a good mood. The aromatic scent of the oils will make relaxation even more pleasant.

Adequate decorations, professional staff and mood music will let you enjoy incredible moments on this beautiful day. The Rybki Nove restaurant will prepare a special wedding menu. In a traditional way, a glass of champagne will welcome the newlyweds.

The head chef will offer fabulous dishes together with a special selection of wine chosen by the sommelier. The nightlong reception will be accompanied by a buffet full of hot and cold dishes, unconventional snacks and wonderful desserts.

Cracow is a city full of monuments and tradition as well as one of the most important centres of business and culture in Poland. We welcome both tourists and people of science, artists and entrepreneurs.

The Stary Hotel is a place where you can easily combine work and leisure. We created a superb, well-equipped conference-banquet centre, which will surely satisfy the needs of the most demanding clients. We can organise business meetings, banquets, special events and take care of all participants.


There is an unusual story behind Szczepańska Street where the hotel is located. In times when one of the official study topics at Jagiellonian University was wizardry, famous magicians and astrologists, such as Paracelsus, John Dee, Edward Kelley and even doctor Faust himself frequented it. Szczepańska Street may easily be compared to Golden Lane in Prague.

There are many reasons why Stary Hotel is described with these words: “with form they can reach further, they made it possible to reach beyond what’s material and visible“. The building of Stary Hotel has been adapted from a ruined, XIV century tenement.

During renovation, many historical details were kept, thanks to which we can now notice elements of various architectural styles: from gothic, through renaissance and baroque to classicism.

Inside the tenement, several antique elements have been renovated, gothic beams have been partially reconstructed, XVIII century polychromes have been revealed and early XVI century piers between windows have been perfectly kept.

During renovation, ceramics (most probably from the pre-location period), medieval workshop and XVII century import documents, which allowed world wine trade, have also been revealed. The present form of the elevation was created by August Plasqude, an architect who rebuilt it in 1823.

He placed on the attic a figure of Mercury, a roman god of trade, profit and merchandise, backed on a shield, with the initials of the then owner of house – Aleksander Market.

What’s interesting about the building, is that the following owner, Piotr Steinkeller, initiated in 1838 creation of the first rail connecting Warsaw and Krakow using steam cars from his company.

After I World War, a restaurant called Feilguta was situated in the tenement house at Szczepańska Street, being one of the first catering facilities in Krakow.

It was later known as Pod Trzema Rybkami restaurant, which was running until early 90s. The catering past has left us a wrought grille with the image of three fish, which we can be seen in the National Museum.

The building has been purchased and renovated by Holding Liwa – the owner of the chain of luxurious hotels. Opening of the Stary Hotel took place in June 2006, and in 2007 already won the prestigious price in Paris Prix Villegiature contest, in the category of “ the best hotel interior architecture in Europe”.

Rooms: 78
Price: from 159 EUR per night


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