Venetian House is located right in the center of it all in Krakow! Right on the corner of the square across from St. Adalbert's Church where many tours depart from. Our 'room' was an apartment...basically 3 rooms, one room had a kitchen, breakfast table, and sofa (which becomes a single bed), a bathroom, and a large bedroom that also had a sofa (which becomes a single bed). So we easily slept 4 here & had plenty of space for our 'stuff'. It would be easy to make an extended stay in such a large amount of space. Everything was clean, bright, updated...and the location made it absolute perfection! The staff was incredibly friendly & helpful...and prior to our arrival gave us a contact where we could arrange all of our tours & airport transfers with one company, which was very reasonably priced & incredibly helpful as well.
There really wasn't anything to 'not like' here. The only thing to be noted to some visitors is that the back part of the property where we stayed does not have an elevator...our room was on the top floor, which was more than 100 steps up. This wasn't a problem for us at all & it was actually nice because you don't have everyone passing your room in the middle of the night, so it's quieter! (evidently Krakow has a big nightlife scene!)
What we liked about Krakow:
We were surprised to find that Poland was such a beautiful country & Krakow a beautiful city! We would love to go back & we don't say that about many places...and we can't figure out if we like Krakow or Prague better! It was just an amazingly beautiful, clean, well-preserved city!
We would advise against booking two walking tours in a day (which is what we did!) If you are really interested in the details of the Jewish Quarter, take the Jewish Quarter/Schindler tour...which lasts 3 hours, but doesn't go into the Schindler factory. Ideally, you'd take this tour & then go to the factory at its conclusion, this would take you a full day.
In the afternoon we took the old town walking tour, which was also a nice tour, but you could easily self-guide this, but you wouldn't get the fantastic historical stories & our guide, Jack, was a great story-teller! Again, you would ideally take this as 3 hours of part of one day & not lump it with another walking tour...it does not enter the palace, so taking it in the morning & touring the palace afterwards on your own would be better.
We'd like to go back for the Salt Mine tour, which everyone highly recommended! And of course, there's also Auschwitz...both of these take at least 5 hours to tour.
So a weekend is probably too short in Krakow! 3-4 full days would work very well & you won't regret the additional time you have to spend in this beautiful European city! (and it won't cost you an arm & a leg like most of Europe..we found our room, food, souvenirs, everything to be incredibly inexpensive...hand carved wood chess sets for 20-40$ & amber jewelry everywhere at a fraction of the cost you pay in Russia!) And of course there's polish sausage & the dumplings...don't miss them!
We stayed on the top floor of the apartment section...no elevator, over 100 steps, but it sure was q...
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