Hotel Stary in 2007 he was awarded the title "The most beautiful hotel interior in Europe"In a renowned competition Prix Villegiature organized in Paris.
The exclusive Hotel Stary combines tradition with modernity. The hotel was decorated in a historic interior of a centuries-old tenement house with attention to historical elements, while meeting the highest hotel standards.
Hotel Stary offers 78 rooms in the old and new part of the building. Luxurious rooms are located on six floors, and each level has a different color and decorations.
Rooms and apartments
Hotel Stary has prepared luxurious rooms for guests of 78, decorated very comfortably and originally. The spacious interiors have been designed with attention to every detail, and the most precious materials have been used to create a unique atmosphere. Furniture, decorations and lighting were designed especially for the exclusive interiors of this hotel. All rooms and suites are characterized by exceptional elegance and charm.
Hotel Stary offers free access to a fast internet in every room.
All rooms are located on floors I-VI of the building. Some rooms in this luxurious hotel have balconies, from which there is a magnificent view of the Old Town with the Main Market Square, the Cloth Hall and the towers of St. Mary's Church.
Krakow is a city where tradition mixes with modernity. We host here not only tourists, artists, people of culture and art, but also scientists and entrepreneurs.
The exclusive Hotel Stary is a place where you can combine luxury, work and leisure. For our guests we have prepared a modern conference center, where we will organize business meetings, banquets and occasional parties for you. Our service will certainly meet the expectations of even the most demanding customers.
We offer you spacious, modernly equipped (screen, flipchart, projector, sound system, rigid internet connection) conference rooms, the largest of which can accommodate even 120 people in a theater style.
Our professional staff will take care of guests, will advise you on the menu selection, prepare appropriate decorations, organize coffee breaks, snacks, lunches, dinners and catering, as well as receptions in the open air.
Wellness & Spa
In the historic medieval cellars of the Stary Hotel, on the -1 level, there is a luxury hotel Wellness & Spa center. We have prepared for you a modern gym, two swimming pools, a sauna and salt and iodine grotto. A qualified team of masseurs invites guests to take advantage of a wide range of massages performed in specially prepared offices.
Hotel Stary has prepared unique Gift Cards for everyone who wants to please their relatives. The offer includes stay vouchers in our exclusive hotel, restaurant and wellness & Spa.
If you are interested in our offer, we invite you to contact the reception of the hotel, restaurant or Wellness & Spa. Our employees will help you choose the right voucher and will be happy to answer all your questions.
The five-star Hotel Stary is located in the heart of the Old Town, on Szczepańska street, compared to the Prague's Golden Street. In the past centuries, world-famous magi and astrologers used to walk here, for magic was lectured at the famous Jagiellonian University in Krakow. So the most outstanding specialists in this field of knowledge traveled to the city, such as Paracelsus, John Dee, Edward Kelley, and perhaps even Doctor Faust himself.
Hotel Stary is located in an old 14th-century tenement house. During the renovation, therefore, it was necessary to ensure the preservation of historical elements, and for this purpose, they cooperated with conservators of monuments and art historians.
The building has been rebuilt several times over several hundred years.
During conservation works, it was possible to preserve the old architectural elements that were created during the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque or Classicist periods.
Part of the Gothic ceilings were reconstructed, and eighteenth-century polychromes and inter-church pillars from the 16th century were unveiled and secured.
During the construction works, pottery was discovered dating back to the time of the city's location, a medieval workshop, as well as seventeenth-century documents authorizing the foreign trade of wine.
The building was rebuilt in 1823 by August Plasqude and it is from this period that today's elevation of Hotel Stary comes from. At the attic, a figure of the Roman god of commerce, profit and merchandise, Mercury, was placed, based on the shield with the initials of the then house owner, Alexander Merket.
Another owner of the tenement house initiated the construction of the first railway line between Krakow and Warsaw, and he introduced steam locomotives from his factory on the tracks.
After the First World War, one of the first restaurants in Krakow called 'Feilguta' was opened here, later called 'Trzy Rybki', which functioned until the 90 of the 20th century.
From this period a forged trellis with the image of three fish has been preserved, which can be seen today at the National Museum in Krakow.
The destroyed tenement house was purchased by Holding Liwa, the owner of an exclusive hotel chain. The renovation was carried out, adapting the building to the standards of luxury hotels, while maintaining the historical value of this place. In June 2006 opened the five-star exclusive Hotel Stary and already in 2007 year this hotel won in the prestigious Prix Villegiature competition in Paris and won the prize in the category "best designed hotel interior in Europe".
Three Fish Restaurant
Trzy Rybki restaurant is located in the open area of the ground floor. Luxuriously furnished Renaissance rooms with unique ribbed vaults and gothic window stonework contrast with the modern interior design. Tradition and modernity are combined here, which can be seen not only in the interiors, but also in the menu, which refers to traditional Polish cuisine and changes with the seasons. Spring and summer is the time for fresh vegetables, asparagus and artichokes. In autumn and winter, venison, fungi and fruits of the forest reign on the tables.
An exceptionally rich wine list will satisfy experts and lovers of this drink.
The restaurant's basement is exceptionally rich and offers Italian, French and Spanish wines to our guests. In 2014, the wine card was awarded the prestigious Wine Spectator award - the Award of Excellence.
If you like the taste of our wine tasting, please visit our VINOTEKA 13 stores.
Restaurant Hotel Stary
Hotel Stary restaurant is located on two levels of the newer part of the Stary Hotel. A large, adjustable space can be connected to the conference room. Hotel Stary restaurant is a place for an intimate business meeting or a large conference, as well as a banquet and a wedding reception.
The restaurant's menu changes with the seasons and refers to traditional Polish cuisine. Fresh vegetables, asparagus and artichokes dominate in spring and summer. In autumn and winter, venison dishes, mushrooms and fruit of the forest are proposed.
A rich wine list will satisfy the connoisseurs of this drink.
Hotel Stary restaurant offers you the organization of exclusive weddings with the appropriate decoration of the room, professional service and romantic music, and to greet the newlyweds with a glass of champagne. The chef will prepare exquisite and tasty dishes for this evening, and somelier will propose the right wine set. During the all-night fun you will not miss the buffet of cold and hot dishes, original snacks and excellent desserts.
The culmination of the evening will be a delicious cake prepared for the occasion tempting with taste and appearance.
The Young Couple will spend the Wedding Night in the luxurious apartment of the Hotel Stary.
For guests we offer accommodation at preferential prices.
Summer restaurant and Sky Bar
In summer, the Sky bar and Letnia Restaurant of the Stary Hotel invite you to the terrace located on the top floors of the hotel, which tempts not only with the original view of the towers of St. Mary's Church and the Cloth Hall, but also with refreshing cocktails and wonderful desserts.
The summer restaurant on the interior terrace of this exclusive hotel has an open modern kitchen and grill, and the terrace offers a unique view of the historic towers and roofs of Krakow tenement houses.