Pod Wawelem Hotel
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... actual mine, as it would take weeks to look at it all. After to tour had ended we were offered an extended tour of a new part that have been opened recently, we jumped at the chance obviously. Had to wait for an English speaking tour for some time, but it sure was worth it. Only 4 of us were on the tour so it was very closely guided, and being late in the day we were rushed through slightly but the tour guide was so funny it didn't matter because that's just what ...
... where he spoke, where he prayed, where he ate, etc. One place still boasts that they have the dirty dishes he ate off of, never wanting to wash them. Since he is expected to be canonized as a saint in the near future – his presence is everywhere here.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Pod Wawelem Hotel Krakow
Era la prima volta che visitavamo Cracovia. Questo hotel è incantevole, ubicato in una zona tranquilla vicino al castello di Wavel e a pochi passi dal centro città. È un piccolo hotel moderno, con personale cordiale, colazione fantastica e menu serale 'a la carte' a prezzi molto ragionevoli nel suo ristorante.
¡Un hotel económico y con clase!
La ubicación es fantástica, vale la pena pagar el dinero extra por las vistas que tiene sobre el castillo. El personal fue de lo más atento y amable. El desayuno fue excelente. Es uno de los hoteles más limpios en los que he estado nunca. El cuarto de baño estaba impoluto. Lo recomendaría sin dudarlo.
Un hotel economico ma di classe!!
Posizione meraviglosa, vale la pena pagare il supplemento per la vista del castello. Il personale era estremamente disponibile e cordiale, la colazione eccellente. È uno degli hotel più puliti in cui sia mai stato. Il bagno era assolutamente immacolato. Lo consiglio senza esitazioni.
Budget hotel with class!!
Wonderful location, well worth paying the extra for castle view. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly, breakfast excellent , it is one of the cleanest hotels we have ever come across - bathroom absolutely spotless. Would definitely recommend it.
Don't miss out on this little gem
I have just returned today having stayed for 5 nights at the Pod Wawelem hotel. It was true value for money. It's fresh, modern and the standard of accommodation by far exceeded our expectations. It is in a quiet location at the foot of Wawel Castle and only ten minutes walk from the main square. The staff are very helpful and paid great attention to making sure you enjoyed your stay. Breakfast is a generous mix of english and continental fare and leaves you with no need to eat again until dinner in the evening. This is the first time I have posted a hotel review on any website but felt I had to recommend that Pod Wawelem is the place to stay in Krakow if you want a good quality hotel and not pay a fortune for the pleasure. Enjoy, I dare you !!!
Ten minutes walk maximum to Old Krakow, once you know the way - we took a wrong turning on the first day and got lost but thats just us, if you take a map youll see its only one left turn and youre there. Right next to the Royal Castle, cleaner than most UK hotels I've stayed in, very friendly helpful staff, they booked trips for us organised taxi to airport etc. Look out for Zofia and Irina - they are stars
The Hotel Pod Wawelem is a small hotel located by Wawel Castle & overlooking the river and only 10 mins walk to Old Town Square so perfectly located.
We stayed for 2 nights in the first weekend of Dec. The hotel is right next to the royal castle and about a 5-10 mins walk to the main square, in a quiet part of town. I really liked the location.
Clean, Modern, Great Location
Just returned from a 3 night stay at the Pod Wawelem. The hotel is very modern and clean with a cafe terrace on the 6th floor and a bar/restaurant on the ground floor. Breakfast was a nice surprise - expecting the usual cold meat and cheese but had a wide variety for all tastes including an (almost) full english breakfast. The room was lovely and spacious with plenty of storage space for your luggage. The hotel is also in an excellent location - literally just next to Wawel Hill and the Royal Castle and only about a 10 minute walk to Krakow's Main Market Square (Rynek Glowny). Despite its central location, I found the hotel to be very quiet and peaceful and all rooms are air-conditioned so you can adjust the temperature to suit. All in all a nice hotel in a great location.