We have visited Krakow around 25 times and have now stayed often at this hotel (as well as the other Novotel at Centrum). This time we were there for 5 nights at end of January.
From the moment we arrived we were recognised and welcomed as regular returning guests, and this continued in the breakfast room, swimming pool and generally in the hotel. Off season in January, prices are much reduced and we decided to treat ourselves to the two-room suite which cost just PLN 250 (about £55) per night - less than we pay for an ordinary room in busier times.
The extra space, two sleeping areas, two toilets, separate walk in shower were some of the advantages.
The breakfast in the hotel is buffet style. We like the selection of cheeses, meats (eg poultry ham), juices, breads. There is a cooked option but that is not what we go for.
The swimming pool is small (about 10m) and is due - we understand - for renovation. However we were able to use it everyday.
The hotel is located on a busy road into the city centre, and in the university accommodation district. So lots of young people around. There is no single public transport route into the old town. The best combinations we found this time were bus 173 to Jubilat and trams 1, 2 or 6 OR bus 501 to Nowy Kleparz and tram 18 or 19. A 7 day ticket costs kists PLN 48 (about £10) and can be bought at kiosks or the increasing number of automated machines at tram stops. The hotel has a free taxi shuttle back from the old town at 21.00 (21.30 in summer) which is worth aiming for.
During this stay 7 coach loads of Italian guests arrived for 2 nights, but for much of our visit the other guests were mainly business people.
Polish is a tough language for western Europeans to learn, but English is spoken by quite a few staff in this hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our 4-star hotel will surprise you with its contemporary interiors, a cosy bar, a library and a colourful area for kids. The hotel’s spacious, 30-metre rooms, warm colours and super-fast Wi-Fi will make sure you enjoy a comfortable stay and perfect conditions for work. Your well-being is of utmost importance for us; we are surrounded by green spaces, away from busy Old Town and above all we offer our guests free-of-charge transfers to the centre of Krakow. The public transport bus stop is right opposite. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Novotel Krakow Bronowice Hotel Krakow
- Accor Krakow Bronowice
- Krakow Novotel