We stayed at the Atrium over a very cold snowy October weekend, but had great time in the city and surroundings. We took the convenient and cheap train from the airport to central station, from where it is only a short walk to the hotel once you know the way via the fascinating local market. Our initial impression of the hotel was that the corridors and the room could benefit from a lick of paint, but in fact the room was very comfortable - the bathroom was particularly smart and modern. The breakfast buffet was very good, and included some warm (ish!) items, but for best choice it was best to get there early. One day we needed to get an early train to Auschwiz but were able to grab some breakast things before the official opening at 7am - the only time the coffee was hot! We also had a couple of other light meals in the hotel, which were nicely cooked and good value.
It was easy to explore the city on foot from the hotel - only 10 minutes or so to the main square and easily walkable to the castle and the Jewish quarter. We only used the tram to get to the Schindler museum on the other side of the river (catch a #13 going clockwise on the Planty, then get off at the first stop after the river. The walking route to the museum is however not well signposted and goes through an industrial area). Our other excursions were to the salt mine (excellent, but not cheap) and of course Auschwiz/Birksenau. We used the train to Oswiecim for Auscwitz but this was extremely tedious. It's a fairly long walk then to the museum, so we took a local bus back as it was snowing heavily. I don't think I need to report on the visit itself, only to say it was deeply affecting.
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- The Atrium Hotel*** guarantees atmosphere of home, comfort, safety and professional hotel service. We hope to welcome you in our place. Please feel warmly welcome! The Atrium Hotel*** offers 113 accommodation places in 50 single, double and triple rooms and in two apartments with kitchenette which are particularly recommended to the families and people travelling with children. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Atrium Hotel Krakow
- Hotel Atrium Krakow