We decided to visit Krakow for the Christmas markets. Not as full on as others but tidy, clean, well organised and nice food and wine. We chose toe stay at this hotel for its proximity tot he markets. We have now discovered that you need to stay inside the old city to get the best of your visit to Krakow. Don't bother with the little electric sightseeing buggies if you are just looking around the city. If you are able to walk, everything is close enough to see in a day - and that is taking your time!
This is a lovely hotel - tall ceilings, spacious rooms tastefully decorated. Well set up marble bathroom with whirlpool bath, strong shower and plenty of provisions (i.e. soaps, gels, etc) - more than most. Comfy large bed - and robes provided.
Breakfast is well presented, a great range and cooked items and coffee made fresh and to order.
Other reviews have mentioned the noise from outside. Not sure if its fair to blame the hotel for this - but I now know what they mean. There can be a great deal of street noise - late into the night and early morning. If you are a light sleeper - bring ear protectors! I had a good nights sleep - once I adjusted to it.
There was only one observation I would make and that is to do with the lounge/dining room. We called in after a wander around for a glass of wine before deciding what to do for an evening meal. The place was deserted. Not a soul - right through till 9pm when we left. We were the only ones. We had our glass of wine and then went out. Whilst out we had two more glasses of wine and a three course meal - which cost us just twice the cost of the one glass of wine we had before going out. Maybe that had something to do with it. A shame because every place we went to was full of people - except our own hotel.
We had quite a good deal for the room - and I would say good value for money given the location and quality of venue and service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pod Roza Hotel is the oldest hotel in Krakow. It is located between the Florianska Gate and the Main Square, in the heart of old town. The hotel is on the busy Royal Route, which leads millions of tourist straight to the Royal castle. Since the 17th century it has played host to numerous international luminaries. Tsar Alexander I of Russia, Grand Duke Constantine Romanov, Persian emissary to Napoleon Mohamed Riza, Franz Liszt, Honore de Balzac are amongt many eminent guests that stayed here. STET DOMUS HAEC, DONES FLUCTUS FORMICA MARINOS EBIBET ET TOTUM TESTUDO PERAMBULET ORBEM - Latin proverb, engraved at the entrance of the palace guarantees that nothing will change for the centuries to come: "May this house stay here until the ant drinks all of the sea water and the turtle ends its route around the world". Following its refurbishment this four-storey hotel, located in the former Renaissance palace of Prospero Provano, meets all the modern standards of hospitality. 57 Rooms are available, including seven suites. Each floor has a unique decor, from the stately and distinguished biedermeier style to the cosy contemporary arrangement. The colorful polychrome on the walls, historic tile stoves, woodblock floors, graceful stuccowork with the recurring rose motif testify to the hotelier tradition that has been nurtured throughout the centuries. Each guest room is equipped with air-conditioning, phone, complimentary high-speed Internet access, plasma TV and minibar. The bathrooms, featuring luxury Italian fittings and heated floors, are tiled with natural stone (granite, marble, basalt, mica). Two elegant restaurants are housed on the former courtyard under a glazed roof. Each has a unique style, decor and service. At weekends the food lovers are entertained by live piano music. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pod Roza Hotel
- Pod Roza Krakow