Ester  4 stars

20 Szeroka St., 31-053 Krakow, Krakow, Poland, 31-053  show mapSave
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The 4-star Ester boasts great location not far from Kosciuszko's Mound, Museum of Ancient Art and Krakus Mound. An example of antique architecture, this hotel opened in 1997 and was fully restored in 2005.

Nestled in the center of Krakow, steps away from Krakow Central Railway train station. A 5-minute walk will take you to Jewish District, High Synagogue and Remuh Synagogue .

Museums, churches and a basilica are set within walking distance.

Just 15 minutes from J. Paul Ii Balice Intl airport.


This property has 30 elegant guestrooms including Luxury Twin Room, Luxury Room and Luxury Double Room that are well appointed with trouser press, a minibar and a safe. They also have private bathrooms with a walk-in shower, a bathtub and complimentary toiletries.


An extensive cold buffet breakfast is available in the ground-floor dining room. The Hotel Has A restaurant serves regional cuisine. At the traditional garden bar guests will enjoy a selection of coffee.


Guests will appreciate a safe deposit box, a tour desk and free parking as well as a conference room, conference facilities.


Spa facilities at Ester include beauty treatments, 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
Children's facilities
  • Cribs/baby cots
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
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Ironing facilities
  • Bathtub
  • Work desk
  • Hair dryer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Shower
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator
  • Toilet
  • Bathrobe
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • DVD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Dressing area



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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        Ester LocationWhat's nearby

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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

        • St. Florian's Gate (Brama Florianska)
          5000 ft
          Ul. Pijarska, Krakow
        • Ulica Florianska
          5000 ft
        • 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

        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
        • Plaszow Concentration Camp
          500 ft
          ul. Jerozolimska, Krakow
        • Isaac Synagogue (Synagoga Izaaka)
          700 ft
          Ul Kupa 16, 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 85 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.

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

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

          • Average rating
        • 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.

          • Average rating
        • 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.

          • Average rating
        • 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.

          • Average rating
        • 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 .

          • Average rating
        • 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.

          • Average rating
        • Single

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

          airco units behind the hotel are somewhat noisy

          • Average rating
        • 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)

          • Average rating
        • Single

          Location was very good. Staff was helpful

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

          • Average rating
        • 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.

          • Average rating
        • 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.

          • Average rating
        • 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

          • Average rating
        • 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

          • Average rating
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