We stayed 3 nights at Red Brick Appartments based solely on reviews on tripadvisor, and I'm glad that we chose to.
The location is great - less than 10 minutes walk from the main station where you arrive if coming from the airport, and less than 10 minutes walk to the central square. The neighbourhood between the hotel and the square is a road of shops, restaurants and bars, and it's just around the corner from a huge brand new shopping centre too.
Our room - a standard room for 2 - was good. You get a hallway with a bathroom (w/c, sink, small bath with shower over), a kitchen (table & chairs, kettle, microwave, espresso pod coffe machine, cooking stuff, sink, dishwasher, plates & glasses etc), a sort of dressing room with wardrobe and sofa bed, then the main bedroom had 2 single beds pushed together, a desk with free wifi & lan cable, a 32" LCD TV, coffee table, a sofa to watch TV on etc.
Also, despite what I'd read elsewhere, the room was completely 100% silent. Lying there in bed you couldn't hear a thing. We were on the 3rd floor but there was no road noise.
Staff were very friendly and keen to offer advice, bus times etc. We took a public bus to Auschwitz (goes from G1 at the bus station which is just behind the train station) and that cost 10zl per person each way, which you can buy on the bus or in the bus station. For £2.50 it's a bargain as it takes 1h15 - 1h45 on a coach that goes through the countryside. Well worth it, and much better value than spending £50 each on a minibus tour which takes you there in a minibus and drops you off.
There's nothing that I could criticise the appartments for; it was clean, they came in and cleaned and made up the beds each day (unusual for an apartment vs a hotel), washed up our coffee cups and cutlery too, changed to towels etc.
There's no provision for breakfast as the restaurant downstairs has closed down, but there was a bakery next door for pastries, you can make your own espresso in the room, or just go out for breakfast as we did.
To get to / from airport:
If coming from Krakow Balice airport, take the free courtesy bendy-bus from outside the international terminal to the Balice railway station (seems to run non-stop in a loop), then take the train (more like a tram) into the Krakow. You can buy tickets from the conductor on board (8 zloty I think), or it's 1zl cheaper if you buy from the ticket machine in the terminal. Take train into town, and on arrival at the station, go down the escalators into the subway and turn right towards Krakow Galleria shopping centre. Go through the shopping centre and out onto the main road, turning left, then take first road right. The Red Brick appartments is 2-3 blocks on the left-hand side, opposite a big white church.
You can also take a public bus which is 5zl (a bit cheaper), but you have to also pay per piece of luggage too, so if you've got a couple of bags from your flight it works out cheaper to take the train.
If I went back, I'd definitely stay at Red Brick again. It was similar price to a hotel but you get 2-3 times more space and lots of extras thrown in (so long as you don't need breakfast in the hotel and can live without a hotel bar etc).
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Hotwire, Cancelon, TripOnline SA, Evoline ltd and HotelQuickly so you can book your Red Brick Apartments reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Red Brick Apartments Krakow