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Overview - Stary Hotel
The 4 star plus Stary Hotel is a luxurious, award winning property right in the heart of Krakow's Old Town and is housed within a 15th Century building with a beautiful facade. The hotel has been lovingly and expertly renovated, retaining the historic features of the building whilst combining these with modern furnishings and materials. The interior of the hotel exudes elegance with the use of exotic woods, oriental carpets, natural silks and beautiful carved marble. The excellent service is complemented by the facilities on offer too and after a tiring day you can sample the facilities in the underground World Class Health Academy.
Accommodation - Stary Hotel
The Hotel Stary offers a total of 58 rooms, all of the rooms in the hotel vary slightly in size and in their design. All rooms have custom made wooden furniture and antiques in the rooms and all of the bathrooms have Jacuzzi bath tubs and showers with Italian and Brazilian marble. The rooms are air conditioned and have free internet access in addition to all the facilities such as mini-bar, hairdryer, Satellite TV and telephone. There are 8 single rooms on floors 1 to 4 and the beds are 1 metre 20. The 27 double rooms are in two different styles, the historical rooms have original frescoes whereas the contemporary rooms have a more modern design. Beds are 1 metre 80. All of these rooms have views of the Old Town. There are only 7 twin rooms and these have two 1 metre 20 beds.
The 4 Junior Suites are designed in contemporary style with an oversized bathroom, separate Jacuzzi bath and walk in shower, King Size Bed, office space, sitting area and walk in closet. These rooms are very spacious and are located around a separated patio. A third bed for a child can be placed in these rooms.
Suites are located on 4 different floors. All of them are equipped with a large, leather armchairs, writing desk, King Size Bed and an additional Bed too. All of the suites are 60 square metres in size.
Bars and Restaurants
The Stary Hotel offers an excellent choice in it's Restaurant, where the menu changes according to the seasons. In the spring there is a focus on the fresh vegetables, in the summer, asparagus and artichokes. In the autumn and winter venison, mushrooms and forest fruit all feature. You can also enjoy great coffee and delicious home-made desserts in the cafeteria.
The elegant Restaurant "Trzy Rybki" uncovers secrets of traditional polish cuisine and has a wonderful atmosphere.
On the roof there is a summer bar and terrace which is one of the finest places in Cracow to enjoy the setting sun over the roofs and Wawel Castle.
Guests of the hotel receive 10% discount in the Restaurant.
Facilities and Services
The Hotel Stary has a fantastic fitness and relax club in the cellars!
The Swimming Pool (4,10m x 8,10m) is equipped with a special jet providing a hydro-massage. From the main pool you can swim through to another smaller pool (2,30m x 8,10m). The small pool has a massage fountain, which has an excellent relaxing influence on a tired body after a long day of work or visiting the city. Both pools have water heated to 30 degrees.
The Salt cave is a unique method of using salt in healing, relaxing and rehabilitation purposes. The healing impact of salt has been well known since ancient times. The walls have been made of the natural salt blocks (from the Dead Sea), filled with minerals. The unique structure of the cave creates specific sea microbes, which is a natural way to help air-passages, skin diseases, thyroid problems, heart problems and asthma. It helps with depression, allergies and neurosis. A visit to a salt cave works anti-ageing too but most of all allows to forget about a tiring day and relax in a beautiful interior.
The Sauna and Finnish Bath with aromatherapy encourages a deep sense of relaxation and cleanses away all the tiredness from your body - aromatherapy oils help this process.
The Gym has been equipped with the latest modern equipment - there are bikes, treadmills, step machines and weights. Personal Trainers are on hand to give advice and instruction.
Entrance to the Fitness Club is free of charge to guests. Massage treatments are available too - these are payable locally.
In the Hotel Stary there are two conference rooms:
Big Conference Room is for 160 people in theatre arrangement or 100 people in classroom style.
Small Conference Room is for 40 people in theatre arrangement or 20 people in classroom style.
In addition to the standard technical equipment: screen, flipcharts, TV set, Internet access, microphones, the hotel can also provide a multi-media projector, a laptop and any other services which you may request too.
Coffee breaks, snacks, lunches and suppers are also provided and the Stary Hotel isan ideal place for organizing banquets, conferences and occasional receptions. Additionally we offer catering service, advise on menus and decoration.
A Little History
Building No 5, known as Merkerts Tenement:
The building was probably erected in 15th century. It was mentioned in 1678 as a property of Wincenty Brykner..
The tenement was bought in 1799 by the merchant Piotr Steiheller.
Since the middle of the 19th century the building belonged to the Merkerts family.
The property was rebuilt several times in the16th century and in the 18th century (the facade only). It was also renovated in 1852 and in 1923.
The tenement has a classicistic facade. The ground floor is separated from the rest of the building by the attics. The attics is decorated with the symbol of Mercury. The upper floors are vertically divided on the three parts by the Ionic pilasters.
In the triangle bridgehead there is a sculpture showing a lying Mercury who is lean against the package with some goods.
Mercury holds a shield with the letters A and M (for Alexander Merkert). That is to show the allegory of trade.
All visitors to Krakow must pay City Tax locally, this amounts to PLN 1.60 ( approx 0,50 euros) per person for each day of their stay. This should be paid at time of check in.
Children are exempt from paying.