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Pod Wawelem Hotel
Ranked #51 of 262 Hotels in Krakow
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Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for two nights, situated quite literally beside the Castle & riverside. Beautiful views from the rooftop terrace.

It's spot on for a weekend city break, within walking distance of theOld Towns Main Square

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank Martin H
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BarbaraStefanska, General Manager at Pod Wawelem Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2013

Dear Sirs,

Thank you for taking your time to write a review. We invite you for another city break or for a long stay in our hotel.

Yours sincerely,
Barbara Stefańska

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Reviewed October 2, 2013

The rooftop bar has stunning views of the castle and river and tasty food to boot. Unfortunately, the breakfast is not so nice with the hot offerings being very unpalatable. Perhaps it's simply a matter of taste but I prefer my bacon and scrambled eggs to be cooked. The soft cheese was tasteless but the rest of the offerings: the usual standard of cereals, breads, meat, yogurt, coffee and juice, etc., leave plenty to fill you. This was the only hotel in which we stayed during our two weeks in Poland at which breakfast is included in the price of the room.
The rooms are a bit tired with carpeting that has seen better days and the building's decor is from the mid 90s. Only premium rooms have refrigerators. However, the rooms are bigger than I thought they would be, the bathrooms are well lit, and everything is kept quite clean. The staff are helpful and all speak some English.
Considering the location in the shadow of the castle, you'll be pressed to find a better value.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

Just had a three night stay at this hotel and found it to be an excellent place for a city break. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful, the rooms were very comfortable and very clean (could have done with a few more tea/coffee sachets in room but not really a problem). The buffet style breakfast had plenty to choose from and we used the hotel restaurant twice for our evening meal as we enjoyed it so much. This hotel is in an ideal location being next to the river and about a 1 minute walk away from the castle and 10 minutes from the main square. Would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: We were in a room at the side of the hotel so didn't have a view but this wasn't a problem.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank CAROL H
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BarbaraStefanska, Dyrektor generalny at Pod Wawelem Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2013

Dear Carol,

Thank you for your feedback. Beside our hotel’s location, which is one of the most impressive in Cracow, we will do our best to make your stay successful with our tasty kitchen, friendly atmosphere and helpful staff. Looking forward to your next visit.

Yours sincerely,
Barbara Stefańska

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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Possibly the best located hotel in Krakow, right next to the castle and alongside the river. Within easy walking distance to the Old Town, through the park. Excellent rooms, especially if you pay a little extra and take a superior room which have wonderful views of the river from 2 sides!
Breakfast was alright, but recommend having an evening meal on the roof top terrace as the sun goes down (during the summer months) with great views of the river. Service on the terrace was very good, as was the food., and not expensive either!
We have already recommended this hotel to friends here in Stockholm and will most certainly stay there again. Booked via the hotel.

Room Tip: Superior corner room with great views of the river.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

We've stayed several times at the Hotel Pod Wawelem and always found the service excellent and the rooms and breakfast good value for the superb location. One gripe this time - the water pressure was low.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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BarbaraStefanska, Manager at Pod Wawelem Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2013

Dear Sirs,

Thank you for spending your time to write a review . I'm glad that you enjoy your stay in our hotel once again.
I'm really sorry for inconvenience with water pressure. In your next visit the problem will not be exist.

Yours sincerely,
Barbara Stefańska

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Reviewed September 8, 2013

Excellent value with superb location at riverbank, adjacent to castle and 10 minutes walk from Central Square. Room had magnificent views along river and castle. Staff very pleasant and helpful; breakfast usual continental with hot and cold choice, Roof top terrace with views over river serving meals; restaurant comfortable; food and beer prices compared favourably with other bars etc. 2 minute walk to bus park for day trips. Would definitely stay again when next in Krakow.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

Hotel has very good location, near to city centre. Friendly, helpfull and smiling staff. Delicious food in the restaurant. Clean and comfortable rooms. I recommend to everyone who are going to visit Cracow.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Antje M
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BarbaraStefanska, General Manager at Pod Wawelem Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2013

Dear Sirs,

Thank you for your wonderful comment.
I will personally thanks to all staff for their attitude.
I hope we can host you in the near future.

Yours sincerely,
Barbara Stefańska

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Additional Information about Pod Wawelem Hotel

Address: pl. Na Groblach 22, Krakow 31-101, Poland
Location: Poland > Southern Poland > Lesser Poland Province > Krakow > Stare Miasto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#42 Business Hotel in Krakow
#63 Romantic Hotel in Krakow
Price Range: $51 - $442 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pod Wawelem Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 48
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