Travel Blogs from Krakow
... a walking tour as soon as we arrived to kind of get our bearings. We went to a delicious little restaurant for dinner. We had an entree, a main and 2 beers and it cost me $24 NZD. Woohoo. My main was weird but good. The goulash in bread was beyond delicious. There is a tale of how a man saved the town by playing the trumpet when people were coming to attack. He died during the attack so to remember him and his warning the ...
... extremist groups like Hitler and the Nazi regime to rise. From my understanding Hitler did do some good things economically but at an extreme cost. He believed that Jews were the problem and by removing them from society was the only way going forward. The mass genocide didn't happen over night. Slowly over time between1939-1945 the Nazis removed Jews from their homes, their valuables, their rights, everything. This gave the Jews no leg to stand on. The jews couldn't work, therefore ...
... we met. We went to a few underground clubs, bars with 1 euro beers and shots and finished up at Wodka bar- where they had every flavour of vodka imaginable. The polish love flavored vodka that is for sure!! We explored Krakow and did the free walking tour around. Most of it was centered around the old town and we finished up at the old castle. We did some relaxing before heading off to see the Jewish quarters, where we had dinner and went to a few bars in the area. ...
... one man washing his clothes. On the wall is a panel with assorted numbers, instructions in Polish and English on the chalkboard and a phone that says call if you have questions. As luck would have it, the man was more than happy to help us. No, you can't drop your clothes off and come back for them, you have to do it yourself. The number twelve on the panel is for detergent, put your money in, go to the detergent cabinet, press another number, go back to ...
... I couldn’t face the 650 steps a second time, so Thomas went to the Wieliszka Salt mine with a subset of the group while I packed, fiddled with photos and had a leisurely lunch in the square where the sun had finally emerged. The Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the oldest mineral mines in the history of mankind and is one of the first sites chosen by UNESCO for its list of Natural and Cultural ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Classic Krakow
The classic hotel is wonderfully situated for exploring Krakow. It is a couple of minutes from the main square and about five minutes from the railway/bus station. It is in a relatively quiet side street and you could watch the dance school going through their routines in the building opposite. The area was comfortable to walk around at night. The room was simple but very clean, with a nice bathroom. The double bed consisted of two twins pushed together but this was fine, although the matresses were a little on the hard side. Breakfast was of the bread, cheese and cold meat variety but the coffee was good. Staff were always willing to discuss things (using very good english) and offered useful advice re site seeing. A word of advice if you plan to take any of the trips outside of the city. Make your own way using public transport. We visited the salt mine using a local bus out and a train back which resulted in the cost being half that of an organised tour. Overall this is a very good hotel to use as a base for getting out and about both during the day and at night.
Hotel is in a perfect location (literally 2 minutes walk from Krakow Market Square). But, more importantly, far enough away from any street noise. Apart from the Hotel Campanise (next door), I didn't find a better located Hotel.
Rooms & Breakfast are well worth the money and reception staff are very helpful.
If, I was going back, I wouldn't consider any other hotel.
Have fun on your trip.
My boyfriend and I sayed at the Hotel Classic for 4 nights in June. It's a lovely little hotel and in a great location, less than 5 minutes walk from the main market square.
The room was basic but very big, and spotlessly clean. The bathroom was brand new and had a beautiful walk-in shower. The breakfast was good also.
We booked the Auschwitz excursion at the front desk and it was well worth the money. Krakow is a beautiful city and well worth a visit.
Although I have voted the hotel avergae I would say it is well above average for an eastern european hotel.
Great hotel and fantastic location
I was not expecting much from a three star hotel, but this one was great - new and spotlessly clean.
I e-mailed ahead of arriving and my message was returned instantly. I saw on the hotel's website that it offered Junior Suites - so I wanted one.
The room was fantastic and the charge - just 30 Euros per night extra - well worth it and turned the experience to an upper 4 star hotel.
The breakfast - well I'm not keen on continental breakfasts, but it looked adequate. I'm quite fussy and stuck to toast, juice and coffee.
The location is superb, just a couple of minutes walk from the main square featuring hundreds of restaurants and cafés/ bars.
Good Place to Stay
We have just returned from krakow and had a lovely stay at this hotel the room was basic but clean the hotel staff very helpful and most spoke good english especially guy on reception great location just 5 mins walk from town square only drawback was no fridge in room for cold drinks but that wouldnt put me off i would stay here again.
We have just arrived back fron staying at this lovely hotel. It is so well situated just a few 100m from the main square also its just a 5min walk to the train station. The staff were pleasent, rooms kept very clean, breakfast as you would expect.
One of the recptionists saved us loads of pz by telling us exactly how to get to all major tourist places by local bus and that was before we had even seen our room.
The lift had broken down when we arrived and had not been fixed by Friday, but I am not sure how fast they work in Poland.
Central good hotel
Very central hotel 2 minutes walk from central square. pubs and restaurants all around. Orange and aubergine decor, new tastefull building.
Great breakfast, pleasent staff, english speaking.
Super Little Hotel
This was my third visit to Krakow with my husband and the first time at the Classic. What a super little hotel situated in a fairly quiet part of the town.
The staff were most helpful and friendly and breakfast more than adequate with scrambled eggs and sausages as well as the usual cold buffet.
We had no problem with noise whatsover. Will definitely visit this hotel again.
Great Location, but...
The hotel is centrally located, under five minutes walk from the Rynek Glowny. Staff are friendly, breakfasts are nice and the rooms are clean and modern. Now for the bad bit....The walls are way too thin so you get quite a bit of noise from adjacent rooms. There is also a club/music bar just over the road so if you have a front facing room you get constant noise as people are leaving (until approximately 3am).
Pleasant stay in Krakow
I just returned from a long weekend at the Classic Old Town in Krakow. The hotel was very centrally located, about 3-5 minutes walk to the main square, shops, restaurants and bars. The room was quite large for Europe, and while the decor could use some updating, the room and bathroom were spotless. The front desk staff was extremely helpful and friendly, and responded immediately to all of our requests. This hotel is a solid launching point for exploring Krakow.