Francuski Hotel - Krakow

ex. Gessler Hotel Francuski

Pijarska 13, Krakow, Poland, 31-015show map
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Overview

Featuring an elevator, a gift store and a news stand, Francuski Hotel is 10 minutes' walk of the city center. Since 1912 the hotel has been hosting guests in a 4-story ancient building. You can make use of dry cleaning, housekeeping service and shoe shine on the premises of the hotel.

The hotel is located in old town district of Krakow, right near Main Market Square. This charming hotel is 13 km from Town hall.

Within walking distance of Old Town district with bars, pubs and discos.

Guests can get to J. Paul Ii Balice Intl airport in 20 minutes by car.

Rooms

For comfort all rooms have multi-channel TV, an iron with ironing board and IDD telephone. Enjoy landscape views while staying at this hotel. A dishwasher, coffee/tea making machines and a kettle are offered in fashionable rooms.

Eat & Drink

A varied buffet breakfast is served every morning in restaurant at Francuski Hotel. The restaurant serves local dishes. The hotel's bar features billiards and a terrace. Cloth Hall is a 5-minute walk away, while Miod i Wino and Zapiecek - Polskie Pierogarnie with assorted dishes are 100 meters from the venue.

Relax

Guests can use a casino, a library and a golf course at their leisure time. Francuski Hotel provides aerobics classes and a fitness centre to help guests keep fit.

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 floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   42.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Spa and relaxation

Massage

Spa centre

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Diving
  • Sailing
  • Pedal boating
  • Basketball
  • Golf course
  • Table tennis
  • Squash
  • Archery
  • Aerobics

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Paid porterage

Dining

  • Full board
  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Gluten-free meals
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Casino
  • Bungalows
  • Spa centre
  • Massage
  • Library

Room view

  • Landscape view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Electric kettle

Media

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

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children3 yearsExisting beddingFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Town Hall TowerTown Hall Tower1400 ft
Barbican of KrakówBarbican of Kraków400 ft
Cracow's City WallsCracow's City Walls400 ft
Collegium Maius (Great College)Collegium Maius (Great College)1700 ft
Krakow Central Railway StationKrakow Central Railway Station1700 ft
Krakow Central Railway StationKrakow Central Railway Station1700 ft
Historical Museum of CracowHistorical Museum of Cracow1700 ft
Julius Slowacki TheatreJulius Slowacki Theatre700 ft
Bunkier Sztuki Modern Art GalleryBunkier Sztuki Modern Art Gallery1000 ft
Main Market SquareMain Market Square1200 ftCenter of Old Town
Cloth Hall (Sukiennice)Cloth Hall (Sukiennice)1500 ftRynek Glowny 1/3
Jagiellonian University - Collegium MaiusJagiellonian University - Collegium Maius1800 ftul. Jagiellonska 15
Jagiellonian University - Collegium Juridicum Jagiellonian University - Collegium Juridicum 2900 ftGrodzka 53
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U Babci MalinyU Babci Maliny400 ft17 Ulica Slawkowska and 38 Ulica Szpitalna.
Gessler we FrancuskimGessler we Francuskim100 ftul. Pijarska 13
Polskie JadloPolskie Jadlo100 ftKrakow, ul. Sw. Jana 30
Restauracja GalicyjskaRestauracja Galicyjska200 ftPijarska 9
Miod i WinoMiod i Wino300 ftSlawkowska 32
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Basilica of the Body of ChristBasilica of the Body of Christ1.1 mi
Krakow Plaszow Railway StationKrakow Plaszow Railway Station2.5 mi
Galeria KazimierzGaleria Kazimierz1.1 mi
Cracovia StadiumCracovia Stadium5000 ft
Wawel Royal CastleWawel Royal Castle3700 ft
National Museum of CracowNational Museum of Cracow4000 ft
V Military HospitalV Military Hospital3700 ft
Military Hospital with PoliclinicMilitary Hospital with Policlinic4000 ft
John Paul II Hospital - KrakowJohn Paul II Hospital - Krakow1.7 mi
Rakowicki CemeteryRakowicki Cemetery5100 ftul. Rakowicka 42
Old Synagogue (Stara Synagoga)Old Synagogue (Stara Synagoga)1.0 miul. Szeroka 24
High SynagogueHigh Synagogue1.0 miul. Jozefa 38
Wieliczka Salt MineWieliczka Salt Mine7.6 miUl. Danilowicza 10
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Getting around
Airports
Pyrzowice (KTW)47.4 mi
Train
Krakow Central Railway Station2000 ft
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Reviews
8.0
FabulousBased on  215  reviews

Rating by category:

9.0
Location
8.5
Rooms
8.0
Service
9.5
Dining
  • 6.6
    Good

    location was near "old town"

    NO parking near the hotel, closest was 1 km away, and no dropoff area for luggage. Hotel staff pushed their tours and made statements not true, like "no parking at the salt mine". There was plenty of parking once we visited the mine. Rates for tours and other hotel rate was significantly higher than other locations in Kracow. Rates did not include breakfast, other hotels included breakfast and were lower priced for same level of hotel quality. Trip cut short due to not being satisfied with hotel..... And, booked with another hotel.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Location to Square, train and bus stations

    Only one (BBC) of the two english speaking television stations was. Available

  • 6.6
    Good

    I liked the staff willingness to help (fixing room temperature, helping with the luggage). Design is nice too, in spite of some kitch aspects. Location is beautiful (historic city center, but quiet).

    Room temperature was not previously checked and too low (staff argued that the previous tourists where scandinavian...). Breakfast a bit overpriced.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The location of the hotel in the old town of Krakow and the friendliness of the staff.

    A minor point but it did get hot in the room, there was a fan and one could open the window.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The location was excellent

    The number of nightclubs, pubs in the city centre is a huge problem as the noise all night severely restricts sleeping. When you close the windows it is better however as there is no airconditioning it is not possible to do this.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Very well placed next to central Plaza and most of historic buildings, staff very friendly and helpful, breakfast excellent

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The location is excellent. We could walk everywhere and there were loads of excellent restaurants around the hotel. The hotel was very clean and the en-suite bathroom was lovely.

    The bedrooms were dark & old-fashioned, so we did not like the style. This would not totally put me off going back because of the good points, but was very disappointing on our arrival. The lights did not even brighten the room up as they were low wattage.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Convenience of hotel to family living on Florianska.

    Breakfast charges were exorbitant and we didn't get any cheaper rate for children. 50 PLN for an adult's buffet is steep but for a child's buffet breakfast is ridiculous.

  • 6.2
    Good

    perfect location.classic desing of the begining of 20 century.

    room #204 was cold, perhaps due to two balcony doors inside the room. room #304 we changed was ok. no wireless internet avilable in the hotel. instead you get an old cable whith damaged plugs, as a result internet connection drops if you touch the cable. the hotel badly needs renovation. the staff rejected late check-out on sunday even knowing that we are honeymoon travellers.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Good location, nice room, interesting design.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    staff very pleasant. great location. bath water was lovely and hot! I thought that the hotel was very flexable agreeing they would defer our booking without incurring extra charge if our flight was cancelled by the snow in Dublin.

    Strange to say but it was too hot in our bedroom and we could not adjust the radiator.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Location excellent. Walking distance of main square and convenient for shopping, dining out and night life. Friendly staff, clean and comfortable room. Very comfortable bed, warm duvet and suite was really nice and spacious. The heating overall was very much appreciated as it was minus 19 outside at nighttime. It is rather old fashioned in furnishings but I liked that. Loved the spacious bathroom and appreciated the robe that was provided. For 2 nights the room rate was very reasonable.

    Breakfast was not included in room rate.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    This hotel is ideally situated to exxplore all that Krakow has to offer. The staff are friendly and helpful, and the hotel is very clean.

    The only complaint was that we had booked room only, and to upgrade to breakast was around twelve pounds each which was extortionate for what was one offer

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Thehotel is perfectlysituated within easy walking distance from the train station and the old town and the shops. It'a an old hotel so is a bit quirky which adds character. Clean and comfortable.

    The staff do try to push their tours a bit too much which got to be annoying. Breakfast seemed overpriced so we opted out.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Very well located for walking sightseeing and comfortable

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Highlights
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children3 yearsExisting beddingFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Pyrzowice (KTW)47.4 mi
Train
Krakow Central Railway Station2000 ft
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