BEST WESTERN Efekt Express Krakow Hotel,  Krakow

3.5/5  - based on 219 guest reviews.
Ul. Opolska 14, 31323, Krakow, Poland - See map
+48 126145700 +48 126145701

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Hotel advantages

  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
    Air conditioning
  • Cocktail lounge
    Cocktail lounge
  • Outdoor parking
    Outdoor parking
  • Safe deposit box
    Safe deposit box
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BEST WESTERN Efekt Express Krakow Hotel is a comfortable 4-star hotel with friendly atmosphere, helpful staff and convenient location (5 km from the Old Town of Krakow and easy access to the airport). All the rooms are en suite, air conditioned and come with satellite TV, free Wi-Fi and tea/coffee making facilities. The Amber Restaurant serves polish and international cuisine, while at the lobby bar you can enjoy a wide range of drinks in a relaxed atmosphere. BEST WESTERN Efekt Express Krakow Hotel also has 6 meeting rooms, as well as a business centre which allows you to take care of any urgent matters.

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BEST WESTERN Efekt Express Krakow Hotel,Krakow
  • 3
    « Basic Hotel »

    Hotel situated outside of city center. Some Taxi drivers claim they dont know where it is when you try to come back from the city center. Rooms simple but clean . There is a pool and sauna which are opened only certain times so its not so convenient. Lots of youth bus groups who are very loud and block the lifts . Cheap but you will make it up with other additional cost .

    1
    « very bad hotel »

    the card keys to the room kept malfunctioning, in the entrance to the room a pair of sucks were found, some reported brown water coming out of the shower, a glove and a sock were found surprisingly when we came back to the hotel. very not recommended unless you have absolutely no other choice of staying.

    5
    « Great place »

    If you looking for nice place to stay or have a great party, family dinner or conference definitaly go for it. Worth to be there spend your time and money. Located not far from airport and center also. Good food and professional service from staff and fnb Manager Mr Badura. Thank you.

    4
    « Nice but not 4 stars »

    Nice and pretty clean room. Very simple and basic. I don't think it's a 4 star hotel. In the shower there is a note that you may ask for complimentary things that usually you can find in each room in other hotels. Very but I mean Very small Gym. Small room with 4 equipments. Not worth visit there. Breakfast was ok very basic. The location is not in the center. You can take a taxi to the old town for 20 minutes ride

    3
    « Good one night low cost hotel »

    Nothing special I can say with the exception that rooms were clean. We already knew when we left from other trip advisor reviews that air conditioning doesn't work and that when someone in another room closed a door your room wall would rattle. This in fact is totally accurate. Breakfast was just so so. But for the price we got it for all was tolerable. Towels were well worn and no face clothes as well.

    3
    « good over all »

    Good value for what you got. The food was excellent the room spotless but apart from one or two of the reception staff most appeared not to want to be in the hospitality industry. The evening barman especially

    3
    « Good value for money »

    Good hotel aprox. 5 km from centre of Krakow and near highway. Nothing fancy, very clean. Very good breakfest. There were some works in the hotel and probably because of that we had problem with aircondition in the room, therefore we were transferred twice until we got room where aircondition worked properly, but staff was very nice and friendly and helped us immediately upon our request to change rooms. There is one thing we didn't like: we booked triple room and in fact it was double room with small removable bed (even though on the on booking.com there was description of room with twin bed and sofa bed).

    4
    « Good! »

    We stayed for two days on 8/9 May 2016.it's a neat and clean hotel.Good breakfast. Nicely located with good connectivity. Basic amenities in the room were provided.Free wifi in room was with good .Some refurbishing especially room carpet needed.Hotel staff courteous and smiling. Recommended for tourists planning short stay.

    3
    « Cancelled flight resulted in a stay here »

    Travelling KLM and as a result of a cancelled flight I ended up staying here overnight. Location is not much to write home about as it is located between the airport and the city which is reachable by bus. Nothing immediately near the hotel. Appears to be popular with coach parties and I saw a number of school parties who were visiting the city. Food provided was OK and clearly they are used to catering for large groups. Did not get the chance to sample breakfast as had to leave at 0500. The previous day they mentioned they would provide a lunch box but this failed to appear. Room was OK but basic but clean and single bed was comfortable. If you are looking for value then this hotel is OK. Small bar area with only stools to sit on so not for relaxing.

    2
    « Terrible unfriendly staff »

    Highschools in Israel are sending their pupils for an one week trip to Poland, exploring sites of holocaust and wiped out jewish life. I accompanied my daughter's school as pediatrician. We spent our first 3 nights in beautiful Krakow, unfortunately in the Efekt Express Hotel. Being the "doc" I got one of the nicer single rooms, quite small, but OK. Keeping all the medical equipment with me , I didn't have much space to move, but as I said - that's OK. The laundry was clean, but neither changed nor refilled for 3 days. The shower didn't work properly and I couldn't close the cabin door, so the bathroom floor was wet most of the time. As we slept only a few hours during the first night, I was quite tired and in the crammed room spilled some coffee on the table and carpet. I didn't want to cause any damage, so I wiped everything immediately with one of the towels. (No problem washing a towel, right?) Returning quite upset from Ausschwitz in the evening, I couldn't enter my room and at the reception a young lady, who could be my granddaughter, reprimanded me sternly, for soiling a towel!!! Hearing my explanation, she smirked(!) and insinuated, that I"m a lyer and soiled the towel wiping something else.. (No 2??) I don"t mind the fine of about 30 $, but I was deeply shamed and insulted and demanded an apology by the management. Which I never received. Of course. And - as "punishment" - I never received another towel... By the way, they made quite a business of fining the school for every tiny damage, the kids caused. So, if you're travelling with family - DON'T GO THERE.

  • 4
    « My Advent journey »

    In December 2015 I was on a four-day tourist trip which included the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary. We started from Croatia over Slovenia and Austria and arrived in the Czech Republic to the second largest city of Brno, where we spent one day. Beautiful nativity scene were set at the charming main square in the center of the city. We also visited ?pilberk Castle, Chatedral of St.Peter and Paul and church of St.James. A break for lunch we made in Pegas pub. Despite unkindness waiter this place is to recommend because of delicious food, excellent beer and reasonable prices. The next two days we spent in the beautiful Polish city of Krakow including the trip to Auschwitz and visit the most famous and very interesting salt mine Wielicka and Wadowice birthplace of Pope John Paul II. The 4 star hotel named Efekt Express where we stayed was just fine except it was located little bit outside the city and care must be taken for the last city bus or a taxi which prices vary greatly. We had dinner at the well known pub called Florianski in the city center, but we liked more the restaurant called Pod Zlota Pipa. It is located in the same Florianska street, great food and atmosphere and very friendly staff. In a word ? value for money, so I recommend going to this restaurant. From Polish over Slovakia we have come to Hungary and spent a day in Budapest. This city impressed me so much that I decided to dedicate one trip only to it and explore it in more detail.

    4
    « Good and cheap hotel »

    Good and clean rooms, Very good breakfast. Nice and attention recepcion staff. bus stop to the center just across the street. The price (via internet booking) was very very good (50eur/night/double room, with breakfast)

    5
    « weekend in Krakow »

    Between 16 - 18 October 2015 I had the chance to visit Krakow, a very beautiful city. I stayed at Efekt Express Hotel. The room was very clean and comfortable. It's a great hotel with very kind staff. The food was delicious. Krakow is the city of the polish kings. The city center is very beautiful, you can visit Saint Mary Church and the market or you can enjoy a coffee or a great meal while you sit at one of the many restaurants and coffee shops that surround the city center. Also you can visit the Jewish Ghetto and the beautiful Wawel Castle, the place were many polish kings and personalities lay to rest. Not far away from Krakow you can visit the Auschwitz I, Auschwitz II - Birkenau concentration camps. I had visited these places. A very sad place, where many people died.

    4
    « Good for business »

    This is the place to stay if you are looking for a nice quiet hotel for a business stay and not for a leisure trip. Rooms are big and comfortable and very good equipped. Breakfast is rich and can keep you going through the day.

    4
    « Krakow Experience »

    This hotel was an excellent place to stay. The rooms, were clean and comfortable. The bed was very comfortable to sleep in. The internet was very good no issues. The front counter staff was exceptionally helpful and accommodating. The breakfast buffet was very, very good. This is a good place to take bus tour from as you are the first people to be pickup and you get to see the city on your way to pick up others.

    3
    « good hotel good value »

    i have stayed with a very large tour group.the rooms are clean and comfortable . wifi is free and ok. the bathroom is clean and big. i was surprised of the kitchen capability to handle large groups at once. food was very good and breakfast is rich. nice place..

    4
    « Comfortable Hotel »

    My husband and I stayed here for 6 nights from 16th-21st July 2015. We were part of a small tour group. There were other tour groups there during our stay but the hotel coped very well. Our double room was clean, had a comfortable double bed and a strong shower. Room was serviced everyday and kept clean. TV was old fashioned with not much choice of English channels. Good wifi connection in the room. Breakfast was great with a good variety, streaky bacon, baked beans, eggs, sausages, baked tomato, good salad, cereals and lots of different fruits and bread. Only grievance was with the air- conditioning which wasn't cold enough. A little away from town but ok if you have your own transport or are with a tour group. Overall a convenient and comfortable hotel which suited all our needs.

    4
    « Good hotel with good food »

    The public areas were really big and the courtyard was an advantage. The bathroom was nice and the beds were confortable. The breakfast proposed sweet and salty options and fresh fruits and vegetables. In short, nice and clean hotel with good breakfast.

    4
    « Nice hotel, good breakfast »

    We stayed with our tour group. A lot of tour groups were there. ATM machine in lobby was nice! Room was nice, High ceilings, nice bathroom, good breakfast. Bar. small gift shop, quiet even though we were on first floor. Some of our group stayed in the city center and it was about 25 minutes by taxi.

    4
    « Nice hotel »

    Stayed here on a Leger holidays tour. The hotel is clean and the rooms comfortable. The staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel is not in the centre but is ideal if you are on a tour as we were. We enjoyed our 3 nights here

 

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·From: The north (Warszawa). Entry from E77 onto 29 Listopada Avenue, turn right onto Opolska Street, after about three kilometers the BEST WESTERN Efekt Express Krakow Hotel will be visible on your right side. ·From: The south (Zakopane). Take A4 Highway, exit from the road junction Opatkowice - in the direction of Krakow Pln. (Krakow North). keep going straight ahead. cross the bridge over Ofiar Katynia roundabout onto Conrada Street, after about two kilometers the BEST WESTERN Efekt Express Krakow Hotel will be visible on your left side. ·From: The east (Rzeszow). A4 Highway from Rzeszow, direction Krakow Pln. (Krakow North), keep going straight ahead. cross the bridge over Ofiar Katynia ...

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