Ester  4 stars

20 Szeroka St., 31-053 Krakow, Krakow, Poland, 31-053  show mapSave
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The elegant 4-star Ester offers non-smoking accommodation in a market area of Krakow. With accents of antique architecture, the hotel was built in 1997 and renovated in 2005.

It is located in the center of Krakow, just 20 minutes from Kosciuszko's Mound (Kopiec Kosciuszki), Teatr Grotesque and Teatr Bagatela. A 20-minute walk to the center of Krakow.

The hotel is placed next to markets, boutiques and restaurants. You can make use of concerts, a cocktail lounge and animation on site as well.

15 minutes' drive from J. Paul Ii Balice Intl airport and 15 minutes' walk to Krakow Central Railway train station.


This hotel comprises of Luxury Twin Room, Family Double Room and Deluxe Double Room that come with modern décor as well as a work desk, a minibar, a DVD player, satellite TV and Wi-Fi. They all have carpet floor and functional furniture.


You may have an extensive breakfast served in the ground-floor dining room. The unique restaurant serves regional meals in a family atmosphere. Hot and cold drinks are offered in the café bar.


The hotel offers a lift, a barber shop and a beauty salon for general needs and daily newspapers, a photocopier and conference facilities for corporate travelers.


Spa facilities at Ester include massage, relaxing massage and a sauna.


Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Paid Public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Number of rooms   32.

City Center Krakow - 5000 ft
Airports J. Paul Ii Balice Intl (KRK) - 7.5 mi, Pyrzowice (KTW) - 48.2 mi
Train Stations Krakow Central Railway Station - 5000 ft
Restaurants Ariel, Kawiarnia Restauracja (cuisine: Israeli) - 100 ft, IL VIZIO (cuisine: Italian) - 200 ft
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  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Barber/beauty Shop
  • Tour desk
  • Designated smoking area
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/commercial Services
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Conference facilities
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Animation
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Cribs available
  • Mini bar
  • Terrace
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Bathrobe
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access
  • TV
  • Direct dial telephone



from  2 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 6 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of PLN 53.70 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 2. 

Pets are allowed on request.

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Standard Twin Room
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Bed type: Double Or Twin Beds or Double Bed or Two Single Beds
Size: 220 sq. feet

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    Standard Triple Room
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    Bed type: Triple

    Triple room

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      Family Room
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      Bed type: Double Bed
      Size: 220 sq. feet
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        Deluxe Double Room
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        Ester Deluxe Double Room
        Bed type: Double Bed or King Size Bed or Two Single Beds
        Size: 270 sq. feet
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          Deluxe Triple Room
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          Bed type: Triple
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            Luxury Room
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            Bed type: Double Or Twin Beds or Two Single Beds or Double Bed
            Size: 220 sq. feet
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              Ester LocationWhat's nearby

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              • Parks
              • Tourist attractions
              • Museums
              • Convention centers
              • Stadiums
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              What's nearby

              Tourist attractions
              Places of interest
              • Synagoga Remuh
                400 ft
              • Geburtshaus von Helena Rubinstein
                400 ft
              • The Old Synagogue
                400 ft
              • Ulica Szeroka
                400 ft
              • Stara Synagoga
                400 ft
              • Izaak Synagogue
                400 ft
              • Remuh Synagogue and Cemetery
                400 ft
              • Kazimierz Jewish District
                400 ft
              • Ulica Józefa
                700 ft
              • Neuer Jüdischer Friedhof
                1000 ft
              • Church of St. Catherine of Alexandria
                2000 ft
              • Kościół św. Katarzyny
                2000 ft
              • Plac Bohaterów Getta
                2300 ft
              • Paulinerkirche
                2700 ft
              • Church of Saint Michael the Archangel
                2700 ft
              • Saint Andrew's Church
                2700 ft
              • Saint Idzi's Church
                2700 ft
              • Ulica Kanonicza
                3000 ft
              • Wawel
                3000 ft
              • Dragon's Den
                3000 ft
              Shopping areas
              • Galeria Kazimierz
                1400 ft
              Monuments and Landmarks
              • Old Synagogue
                400 ft
              • High Synagogue
                400 ft
              • Starmach Art Gallery
                2700 ft

              Local Attractions

              • Wyspianski Museum
                5100 ft
                ul. Szczepanska 11, Krakow
              • Czartoryski Palace Museum
                5100 ft
                Ul. Sw. Jana 19, Krakow
              • Museum of Ancient Art
                5200 ft
                ul. Pijarska 8, Krakow
              • Zakrzowek
                1.1 mi
                ul. Twardowskiego, Krakow
              • Home Army Museum (Muzeum Armii Krajowej)
                1.2 mi
                ul. Wita Stwosza 12, Krakow

              Near the hotel

              • Jewish District (Kazimierz)
                200 ft
                Szeroka 24, Krakow
              • Galicia Jewish Museum
                200 ft
                Dajwor Street 18, Krakow
              • Old Synagogue
                200 ft
                ul. Szeroka 24, Krakow
              • Remuh Synagogue (Synagoga Remuh)
                400 ft
                Szeroka 40, Krakow
              • High Synagogue (Synagoga Wysoka)
                500 ft
                Ul Jozefa 38, Krakow
              • Isaac Synagogue (Synagoga Izaaka)
                700 ft
                Ul Kupa 16, Krakow
              • Muzeum Inzynierii Miejskiej w Krakowie
                1000 ft
                ul. Sw. Wawrzynca 15, Krakow

              Restaurants Nearby

              • Ariel, Kawiarnia Restauracja

                64% likes this, based on 202 reviews
                Cuisine: Israeli

                100 ft
                ul. Szeroka 18

                Phone: +48 (12) 421 79 20

              • IL VIZIO

                74% likes this, based on 49 reviews
                Cuisine: Italian

                200 ft

                Phone: 0048698478500

              • Szara Kazimierz

                62% likes this, based on 181 reviews

                400 ft
                Szeroka 39

                Phone: 012 429 12 19

              • Bagelmama

                76% likes this, based on 125 reviews
                Cuisine: American, Healthy, Mexican, Bagels
                Price Range: USD 2 - USD 6

                300 ft

                Phone: +48123461646

              • AWIW Restaurant & Pub

                56% likes this, based on 59 reviews
                Cuisine: European, Polish

                300 ft
                Szeroka 13

                Phone: 0048 508 942 328

              Ester Reviews

              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Ester

              Average guest rating

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              Based on 120 reviews

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              Individual guest reviews

              • Single

                I liked the proximity to many things I wanted to do. General presentation was good and restaurant was good. Staff spoke adequate English.

                I was in a very small room and more than once caught my leg on the sharp corner of the wooden frame around bed.

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              • Group of friends

                Fabulous hotel, in a beautiful square. It could not be faulted, would definatley stay again.

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              • Group of friends

                The hotel was very convenient to the city centre while being in a quiet area. It also was close to many nice restaurants.

                We booked 2 double and 1 single rooms. One of the double rooms was very small. The bar closed at 10.30 even for residents which was too early, it should be open 'til 24.00 hrs.

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              • Group of friends

                The hotel staff spoke good English and assisted with booking one-day trips to sites such as the Wieliczka Salt Mine near Krakow. Hotel is within the walking distance from the city centre and the main attractions such as the Wawel hill.

                The breakfast was a bit over priced in our opinion and there was one occasion during our stay when we woke up at night to the cleaning sounds from the restaurant below, but other than that our visit was very pleasant.

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              • Single

                I experienced some troubles during my stay - the haidryer was very old and simply didn't work. It was very cold, the rooms are very small.

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              • Group of friends

                Excellent location , 10 minute walk to main square , or hop on tram (2 stops ) . superb restaurants close to hotel.Can highly recommend stay here . Have already told friends to go there .

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              • Older travelers

                We found the hotel very clean and the staff friendly and helpful. Had read before departing some comments on your feedback page and noted some people complained about breakfast but we were perfectly happy with everything about the hotel. No complaints at all.

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              • Single

                proper hotel, nice, located on a nice square, new bathroom

                airco units behind the hotel are somewhat noisy

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              • Single

                Live music performance of Jewish music in the evening and good evening food

                Room allocated was small and one floor up from last stop of lift at the end of the corridor. Breakfast was uninspiring. Parking is not free as advertised (25-40 pln per day)

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              • Single

                Location was very good. Staff was helpful

                Room furniture was dated. Layout was tight so kept bumping into bed frame

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              • Older travelers

                Small hotel with good restaurant, free public parking and free WiFi. Very comfortable location - only few minutes to Market Square.

                Frugal breakfast, only few TV channels

                • Average rating
              • Couple

                Gorgeous decor, very comfortable bed and a powerful big shower

                I was disappointed with breakfast. We went down at 9 everyday (finished at 11) and there were dirty plates on tables and not much food left. However on the last day we went at 8 and they were much more attentive.

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              • Single

                Quiet position yet very close to a selection of restaurants and within walking distance (or an easy tram ride) of the castle, central square, railway station etc.

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              • Single

                Excellent location, cleaness

                Some details which are not acceptable in 4 stars hotel: poor breakfast, bad coffee, no hot milk on the coffee table, no mini-bar in the room. It's rather 3 stars, not 4 stars hotel

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              • Couple

                located in a quiet neighbourhood, free public parking in front of the hotel

                Hotel Ester is worth 3 stars, not 4. Old-fashioned hotel. Poor breakfast: self-service coffee & tea facilities don't work properly, staff is neglecting guests, if you get up late, a lot of items aren't available anymore at the buffet

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