- Free Wifi
Wonderful hotel, very relaxing, good service, good location and excellent food. Will certainly be back. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the rooms very pleasant complete with sofa and chairs. The perogy were our favourite and breakfast great.
I stay at this hotel whenever I visit Krakow. It is very close to the train station and a short walk to the main square. The train to the airport is usually very convenient (stopped now for renovations). Breakfast is included and quite good. Not all rooms have A/C which can be important during the hot summer months. An open window in a front room along Lubicz Street can be noisy with the tram outside. But if you want something other than a chain hotel, try this one. I love it.
This hotel is very close to the train station and about a 10 or 15 minute walk to the old town. We had a large room in the first floor, complete with sofa and chairs. The decor is pretty old fashioned and ornate.
The staff were extremely helpful and the breakfast was good and varied. It was good value so, if you are not bothered about the lack of modern facilities, this place will be fine for you. It is only 5 minutes from one of the best (quality and value) restaurants in town - Trzy Kroki. Turn right out of the hotel, cross over on the pedestrian bridge, proceed right, along the street. You will soon come to this basement restaurant, on a street corner.
The hotel has been around for well over a century and is really showing its age. But the bar is nice and new, the breakfast is great, and the wifi works well. You can't get a better location: 5 minutes from the train station and the Old Town.
I attended a conference here in April 2014. The hotel is comfortable enough, and our room was large, with a good seating area and comfortable chairs. The décor is a bit fin de siècle, which is charming, but the lack of a lift would make life difficult if you are not so mobile and on an upper floor. We were on the second.
Location is excellent, with everything a short walk away. The large shopping mall is opposite, and shops are a mixture of international names as well as local ones. Avoid MacDonald's, look for local ice cream!
The market square is the social centre of Krakow, and evening entertainment is superb, with live bands in cellar bars. Rock and roll, jazz, classical, you name it. And the horse drawn carriage rides are most agreeable in the sunshine. The market building itself has an excellent array of artisan outlets, and the fur and leather wear is particularly good value.
Prices are generally very competitive - my wife bought several jumpers and other things, and the sale prices were silly. Low that is.
The hotels and bars on the square are upmarket and friendly. Nice food, not expensive, and rather cosmopolitan.
There are trips advertised everywhere and our social secretary organised trips to the salt mines in Wielizska and the extermination camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau. The latter is a definite bucket job, or was for me. You can read my storify here; https://storify.com/Geoffrey_M_B/my-tweets-from-auschwitz?utm_source=t.co&utm_content=storify-pingback&utm_campaign=&utm_medium=sfy.co-twitter&awesm=sfy.co_fgeL