Travel Blogs from Krakow
Wielicza Salt Mine - July 6, 2009
After two lectures in the morning at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, we boarded the bus and drove about 90 minutes south to the world famous Wielicza Salt Mine. The bus ride is always interesting as the majority of roads we have taken are not the kind of highways like our interstate system. Most of the …
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Arrived in Krakow in the south of Poland today after a five-hour bus ride. Poland is a beautiful country, and driving on the highways is a lot of fun. I appreciate the scenery, flat and lots of agriculture for about 2.5 hours, then the terrain starts to turn hilly and is spectacular. Never realized how …
... car's proverbial. The Poles don't like to wait, so Vladek, our driver, decided to get out without any help from the unhelpful cop. All 48 of us sat in the coach holding our breath, then breaking out in applause as we drove off after just narrowly missing having rammed the police car into the car that had been pulled over. So apart from all of the above, we managed to make it to the salt mine without any disasters and we weren't even ...
... during our daily walks. I even saw mullets on kids! Who does this to their child? This should be a form of abuse! No kid, you don’t look tough, you look like you work as a ride operator at the local fair.
So to set the scene, I looked right and saw the British lads having it large and I looked left to be greeted with an 80’s throwback hairstyle, if I looked straight ahead sometimes these views mixed and we had the privilege of a group ...
... back to the hotel. We fit five passengers in the taxi. I think the taxi man felt bad for the five lost Australian girls who were miles away from their accommodation.
When I got back Kel was there and we lounged around and watched Polish television that we didn't understand. I have to say that Krakow was my least favourite destination. We are off the Prague in the morning I hope it's a better place to cheer me up. I'm starting to think a 24 day tour is too long for ...
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Campanile proved to be a good value for money. We felt welcome from the moment when we walked in to the hotel reception. No issues, no hassle, big and pleasant room. If I have to point out what I was unhappy with, it must be plastic coffee cups. In my opinion, you either provide a reasonable facility for coffee drinkers, or you don't bother at all. Shower curtain looked very grey and tired too.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Campanile Krakow
Top hotel for City Break
Good hotel in centre close to all atractions.
Clean and staff very helpfull
Paid 70 Euro per night bed and breakfast for a twin room
Breakfast good and typically continental
I would recomend this holel as a very good base to explor the city but use anothe holel if you want other amenaties
Excellent Budget Hotel
I normally would have stayed at the Pollera but as it was a budget trip I decided to try the Campanille and was very impressed. As I had a hire car I was able to park in the car park under the building. Rooms are basic but very well equipped and quite spacious and ditto for the bathroom. Hotel itself is clean and the public areas well laid out. Staff were extremely polite and helpful when needed. Honestly cannot fault it at all. Well located about 5 minutes walk from the Stary Rynek and on the edge of the planty. I would not hesitate to stay here again.
Cracking in Krakow
As all six of us were first time visitors to Krakow, we were pleased to find a hotel so close to the main square and the city centre. Initial impressions were quite good, the guy on reception was pleasant enough but wasnt the quickest in the world.
That aside, the rooms were basic but clean, bathroom and showers were fine. The only downside would be the lack of wardrobe space in the twin rooms, and the size of the single beds - very small ! We stayed in 305 so our room was the yards of adjacent buildings, but opposite rooms had a great view over the city.
I`d definately recommend this for travellers, for the price we paid we were more than pleased.
We had a brilliant 5 days in Krakow, staying in the Campanile. Our room had a fabulous view over the Planty. The hotel is ideally situated being very near the main square. It was very clean, nice comfy beds, tea and coffee facilities in our room, wonderful breakfasts and very friendly staff. Recommended!!!
A city full of interest
We decided to spend 4 days in Krakow and booked into the Campanile on the recommendation of our daughter who had stayed there previously. It is in an excellent position being near the main square on one side and overlooking the park on the other side. The rooms were clean, and spacious, the staff were pleasant and spoke English and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend the hotel. Krakow is a fascinating town, and it is well worth taking one of the "golf buggy" tours which are very inexpensive. The main square is surrounded by restaurants where you can eat outside and watch the world go by. A lovely break
Die Lage ist ausgezeichnet, zu Fuß nur vier Minuten von Rynek Glówny entfernt. Die Zimmer sind recht einfach, es gibt sehr wenig Platz, um seine Kleidung aufzuhängen. Das Bad war in Ordnung, obwohl das Toilettenpapier schrecklich war! Konnte die Klimaanlage nicht wirklich zum Funktionieren bringen. Die Straße vorm Hotel schien sehr laut zu sein, bis gegen vier Uhr morgens wurde sehr laut geschrien bis die Bahnen wieder fuhren! Frühstück war im Preis inbegriffen, das schien ein guter Wert zu sein. Es gab keine Fernsehsender in englischer Sprache (2*) trotz der Tatsache, dass BBC in der Liste aufgeführt war, aber das hatte ich auch in einem 4-Sterne Hotel in Krakau im letzten Jahr. Die Preise mögen hoch gewesen sein weil der Papst ein paar Tage zuvor in Krakau gewesen war. Es ist in Ordnung für ein einfaches Hotel in ausgezeichneter Lage, aber es kann draußen schon mal laut werden.
Tolle Lage, tolles Preis/Leistungsverhältnis ... da kann man nicht meckern
War hier das Wochenende über und kann an diesem Hotel nichts auszusetzen finden. Es ist ein Hotel im IBIS Stil, guter Wert, gute Lage und allem was man in Krakau braucht. Zum Marktplatz sind es ein paar Minuten aber es gibt viele Bars/Restaurants entlang des Wegs in die man einkehren kann. Der Bahnhof ist fünf Minuten entfernt. Andere Sehenswürdigkeiten wie Wawel und das jüdische Viertel kann man zu Fuß leicht erreichen. Ausgezeichnetes Hotel und ich kann es nicht genug empfehlen.
The location is excellent, only a four minute walk from the Rynek Glówny. The rooms are fairly basic, with very little hanging space for clothes. Bathroom was fine, tho' the loo paper was pretty horrible! Couldn't get the air con/heating to work very well. The street outside seemed very noisy, with a lot of shouting going on 'til about 4 am, when the trams seemed to start up! Breakfast was included in our rate, but seemed good value.
Great location, great value... what is not to like
Just stayed here for the weekend and i really cannot fault this hotel. It is very much an IBIS style hotel, good value, good location and everything you need in Krakow.
It is a few minutes walk to the main square but there are plenty of bars/restaurants along the way to entertain you. Train station is a 5 minutes walk away. Other attractions such as Wawel and Jewish district are within easy walking distance.
Excellent hotel and i cannot recommend it enough.
Excellent Location Near Old Town
My wife and I stayed at the Hotel Campanile with a group and found it excellently located just outside of the old town in a park like setting. Rooms were clean and staff was very helpful.