We spent 24 hours in Krynica and were so pleased that we went there as a quick trip from Slovakia and particularly happy that we stayed at the Malopolanka. The hotel is right by the River Promenade, an attractive and lively area of Krynica. We initially had difficulty finding the hotel car park (which is just behind the hotel off the main road) but were advised by a very helpful young lady at reception. Our room on the top floor (3rd level with no lifts/elevator) was very clean, comfortable and full of Art Nouveau character. We had a very good meal in the restaurant and the entrance/bar/café area was buzzing with lots of people listening to a very good singer. Definitely good value with very friendly, helpful staff. Good breakfast.
This pension is everything you want in a European hotel - every room has its own character and yet it has all of the amenities to be expected in a modern property. The location is perfectly situated in the center of Krynica and the staff was helpful before and during my stay.
There is not an elevator, but this is only a minor inconvenience.
A charming,very comfortable 1920's hotel,it is right in the centre, good for exploring the town and walking the woodland paths. There is a very comfortable lounge (important as the weather was not perfect for evening strolling!) the lounge and the hotel is decorated with lots of paintings and antique furniture. There is a wide choice of good restaurants within walking distance. A place we would certainly visit again.
The room was very comfortable with a balcony.
Unfortunately the restaurant was closed during our stay.
Breakfast was good with plenty of choice.
The staff are very helpful and pleasant .
The hotel has a brilliant central location on the town's main promenade which makes it pretty easy to find plus every taxi driver will know it as its one of the old original buildings. The interior is cosy and nice and the room we stayed in was very spacious and light. The personnel are all very helpful and try to go out of their way to make you feel welcome and try to answer all questions. There is free wifi everywhere and hotel also has a lovely spa whcich offers some great massages. All in all this was the best three star place we have stayed in and we felt it was so much more. The hotel restaurant offers some local specialities which were very nice and great value. The only problem is that the restaurant closes at 8pm so this could be a problem particularly in the summer when days are longer and people tend to return later from the daily activities. We were here in January for the skiing so perhaps they will change this. I would also recommend updating the welcome pack so that it gives more information about the hotel and the surrounds but failing that the information centre has guides in all languages whcich we found to be very helpful.
Gem of Krynica! Pros - Plenty of character, excellent location (although as the main building is located on the Boulevards, the parking access road is quite tricky to find), very friendly bar tenders serving variety of coffees and wines in the lounge area (open to public, worthy to call by even if you live in the different accommodation), buffet style breakfast in the restaurant with really plentiful choice of Polish and international dishes (abundant choice from continental to very traditional menus). On-site ski rental (about 0.5 mile to the nearest slopes with lifts and about 2 miles to the ski-park).
Cons - in spite of being quite a family retreat there is no play room or shared area for children to entertain themselves. It is not a problem when weather is good (so much to do outdoors), but I can imagine a converted basement with table tennis, football or pool table would make all the difference