Hotel Stary
In the heart of Old Krakow - Luxury rooms with marble bathrooms - Beautiful spa in medieval cellars

This 14th century townhouse in the historical heart of Krakow has been meticulously restored and finely balanced with a mix of original architecture and contemporary touches.

The city’s most glamorous establishment wows with original finishes such as lavishly painted frescoes, marble bathrooms and moody lights offset by bespoke walnut furniture and floors.

The rooftop Sky Bar is a delight on a warm summer night with panoramic view to the Market Square and the Old Town. But if the weather fails then there is plenty of clear air in the basement spa with two pools set in medieval cellars complemented by sauna and salt grotto.

Hotel Stary

ul. Szczepańska 5, 31-011 Kraków

Double rooms from 765 zł



Rooms: 53 rooms and suites
Rates: Double rooms from 765 zł including breakfast.
Check in: 14:00
Check out: 12:00
Facilities: Restaurant, two bars, spa: two swimming pools, salt grotto, sauna, steam room and gym, free wifi, parking (fees apply), daily housekeeping, in room facilities: flatscreen TV, fast internet, telephone, personal safe, heated bathroom floors, bathrobes, hair dryers and Malton Brown toiletries.


Favourite rooms

We love the rooms in the historic part of the hotel with private balconies overlooking the main square.

Packing tips

Swimming gear is a must for the spa equipped with two amazing pools.

Good to know

All guests get 10% discount at the hotel restaurant and two other restaurants run by the same family - at the Hotel Pod Rożą and Copernicus.


Trzy Rybki Restaurant

This gourmet eatery is well known in town and specialises in modern Polish and European dishes made with locally sourced seasonal ingredients. Expertly prepared by the chef Krzysztof Żurek on offer are beetroot dumplings, a variety of raw tartares and modern desserts.

Lounge Bar

A relaxed and spacious bar makes for a perfect spot for a coffee or a cocktail.


In the warmer months the Sky Bar draws guests to take in the spectacular panorama of the Market Square and the Old Town from its elegant 6th-floor perch. Enjoy smooth cocktails or Polish straight shots matched with a nibble or two.

Summer Restaurant

Dinner with a view is always a good call and Gothic Krakow architecture pairs well with juicy grilled meats and seafood.


The mediaeval cellar houses the subterranean spa with two pools roofed with red brick vaulting and lined with beautiful mosaic. There's also a sauna, salt-iodine chamber and a gym.


More than welcome here and will enjoy a splash or a swimming lesson in the beautiful mosaic pools. Cots are available on request and babysitting can also be organised.



The hotel is bang in the middle of the Old Town and has a paid parking nearby. The main railway station Kraków Główny is a 13 minute walk or a short taxi ride away. The hotel can organise an airport transfer or taxis and even local buses ( 292, 208 i 902) are easy to catch.


Find out about Krakow's highlights including best places to see, eat, drink and shop in our Guide to Krakow.


Hotel Copernicus

Historic interiors on Wawel doorsteps.

Hotel Pod Różą

The oldest Krakow hotel hosted Konstantin Romanov and Honoré de Balzac.

Hotel Stary

The most beautiful hotel interior in Europe?