My girlfriend and I stayed at the Kossak Hotel for three nights from the 30th of December for New Years Eve. We really enjoyed our trip to Krakow and the hotel exceeded our expectations.
Our room was very comfortable, clean, modern and we had a nice view of Wawel Castle and Wisla River, even from the first floor. We did not eat any meals in the hotel, so we are unable to comment on those but the deserts and cocktails in Cafe Oranzeria were fantastic and surely, what must be, the best view in Krakow! The hotel is situated perfectly for great views and venturing throughout the city. The only negative would be the lack of channels in English but we spent such little time in the hotel that it was of little hindrance.
We booked two trips with Cracow Tours via the hotel reception; the Wieliczka Salt Mine and Auschwitz/Birkenau Concentration camps. Both are certainly a must when visiting Krakow, although the guided tours can be a little drawn out. We were able to get the 50% off student prices without ID, meaning the trips were only £12/13 each!
The weather was sunny throughout the trip, making it more pleasant exploring the city but it was still necessary to wrap up warm. There was a great atmosphere in the Rynek Glowny (main market square) with its stunning buildings, aided by the continental market and Christmas decorations. The horse carriage rides are great and also a good way to see parts of the city you are unlikely to walk to. The price was 100 Zloty (c£20) for 30 minutes or 200 Zloty for an hour etc, which I feel is a reasonable price to keep the horses well cared for.
A final tip would be to purchase any gifts or souvenirs in the city itself as the airport is rather small and sells only the usual chocolate, cigarettes and alcohol at prices often double those in Krakow.
Enjoy your stay
// Richard (23) & Rachel (22)
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- From the wide variety of exclusive hotels or luxury hotels there is one hotel in Krakow that shines brighter than the others. Kossak Hotel located in the center of Krakow - city by many considered to be the most beautiful city in Poland, will definitely meet the requirements of each and every client. Regardless, if you plan to stay in Krakow for the business, cultural or touristic reasons, Kossak hotel would be the best choice for everyone who wants to feel the unique atmosphere of Krakow and who wants to spend time in the comfortable conditions in the hotel that belongs to the heart of the city of Krakow. Poland attracts you? Then why not stay in the beautiful, comfortable, modern boutique hotel in Krakow? ... more less
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