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Monday and Tuesday were our last two days in Krakow, Poland. For the most part, this time was spent at a very casual pace, wandering the streets of Old Town. Theres always been something on here, festivals, buskers, human statues of all varieties, free hugs, food stalls and music. On the Monday, we enjoyed a delicious lunch from a food stall, where …
Aww...hangover today…actually not when I first woke up (I think I was still drunk)! We left the hotel at 9am for a city tour of Krakow. Krakow was once the capital of Poland but today the capital is Warsaw. Our local guide met us at the hotel and the tour was a combination of bus and walking (and a lot of sitting, wherever we could for those …
... Damon's younger brother and who had the cutest way of phrasing things in English. Not that it distracted we women. And when we were all back in the coach, our tour director asked us what was the thing we enjoyed most about the mine - and I piped up with "Standing next to the cute tour guide...". So as you can see, it was a much happier day today. Tomorrow we leave lovely Krakow (and the lovely salt mine tour guide) and head for Budapest in Hungary. Me ...
... the war) was that Krakow still has the majority of its historic and again UNESCO Heritage Listed buildings intact and in original form. Unlike Warsaw where you could clearly see the new from the old restoration, here everything matched and worked. The main hub of activity was in the main square, which, apart from the new shop signage and the products within the stores, had not changed a bit.
The main square is actually called Rynek Glowny ...
... off the main highways as there was more to see. I actually saw some wildlife. There were deer everywhere and different types of deer. I don't know what exactly they were. I kept an eye out from bears or wolves but didn't see any and we past many ski resorts. One thing I've noticed about Europe is they like to put houses right on the road.
At 2pm we crossed into Poland. Kez have us an information session in Poland and Krakow.
Poland's border with Russia is the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Chopin Hotel Cracow Krakow
Good 3* hotel
The hotel is an honest 3*. The room was acceptable and the breakfast was good. The location is not perfect it's a 15-20 minute walk to main square but you can take the tram. There are not many restaurants nearby. If you want to visit Wieliczka or Auschwitz you can take the tour bus just next to the hotel door. Don't miss Wieliczka and try the polish beer.
I stayed here end of Sept 2005 and was generally satisfied with the facilities.I had a single room which I found to be roomy enough and very clean with enough space to put all your clothes away comfortably.The bathroom was a reasonable size and the shower worked well.the only slight criticism I would have is that if you are a lardy type like me then the bath itself is a bit cramped.
Wouldn't go back...
Clean room and helpful staff, but the 15 minute walk to the centre was a real put-off - particularly at night when the area felt unsafe. Seemed expensive (perhaps less so had it been booked directly with hotel), there seemed to be plenty of other hotels nearer the centre which I'd try to book before going back here.
We spent 4 nights at the Chopin hotel at the end of August. We were impressed by the staff, cleanliness and comfort of the rooms, the excellent breakfast and the quiet location. Admittedly it is a 20 minute walk to the centre but the trams provide an alternative. We also had dinner at the reastaurant on our first night and were delighted with the food and the service. Large groups of tourists and conference delegates stay there as well and we were concerned about long queues at mealtimes but the staff have it all under control. We also had a great deal including one night free!
Hotel Chopin is certainly a standout in hotels. I was a little leary about staying their due to its location. A little out of the way but not in a bad part of town. The trams make it not so out of the way. The employees are great. It's been awhile since I've been to a hotel with staff that works so hard and is so genuinely friendly. They bent over backwards to make sure my stay was the best.
I stayed at the Hotel Chopin for a week ending August 7, 2005.
My partner and I stayed at the Chopin for a week in July 2005, and for the money this is a great hotel.
Have literally just returned from 4 days in Krakow with my 20 year old daughter and wanted to recommend the Hotel Chopin [Ibis] - particularly as it was chosen after looking at previous Trip Advisor reviews. The staff are all extremely helpful and friendly, organising and advising on trips etc. The rooms basic but very clean, comfortable and with air-con [great as we hit a heatwave!]. Food everywhere is cheap and the hotel restaurant, whilst not the cheapest or necessarily the most Polish menu, provides a good meal. Outside the main city area but very accessible - several trams/buses, or an incredibly cheap taxi [8 zlottis/2 euros] or a 20 minute stroll. Walking is definitely an option, as it is straight down one main road and not once. walking back at 9/10pm, did we feel uneasy. Will definitely return!
We stayed at the Hotel Chopin and would highly recommend it. The staff were very friendly, the rooms were spotless and service second to none. The meals in the restaurant were delicious and the bar staff were also great. We would certainly go back.
Have just returned from Kracow having stayed at the chopin. The hotel was very clean and the service was above average, we had a meal at the retaurant on our first night and would not recommend. The main problem with the chopin is it is a good mile out of town, I quite enjoy walking but when you walk in to town in the morning and again in the evening it is a long way. So do not be stupid like us and get a taxi around £2 we did'nt work this out until the last day. Yes I would stay again if it was cheap enough. Kracow itself is a beautiful city but it has still not recovered economically if your expecting Prague you are going to be disappointed as the Poles are not yet geared up to the tourism market our trips were well worth it but badly organised. We did the Schindler tour, excellent and Aushwitz/Berkinau this is as deeply moving as you expect and more the only part we found dissapointing was when we went to Birkenau we felt very rushed. I would definetly recommend this city. Amber is unbelievably cheap and so are the restaurants. Highly recommend the Metropolitan more expensive than others but worth every penny.