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Because the weather has been so cool and we’d re-worn once too often the few warm clothes that we'd brought, Ed Hubbard, the boys (in search of a promised excellent internet connection), and I walked the 1/2 mile or so to Kaziimeriez and the laundromat/bar/hotspot recommended by Rick Steves. This was a fun experience on its own, out of the …
We arrived at our Krakow hotel (Rezydent) late in the day. The people with bum knees and two canes (Mary Ann) and a broken foot (me) were put on the fourth floor of an adjacent hotel that had no elevator! We had to climb or descend 80 narrow, windy stairs each time we went to or left our rooms! Unfortunately either these stairs or all the …
... of the day, and head for the Old Town, which is a well-trodden tourist path. It was teeming with people: the infinite cafes were all doing roaring trades, and the horses and carriages were kept more than active. It was packed already in mid May. What must it be like in mid summer? There was much to admire: a busy market in the grand Cloth Hall; a street entertainer seemingly floating in the air, who attracted a large crowd; the Good Lady Wife gave away all our ...
... s always a cool 14ºC underground); or
c) you are really, REALLY bored
.......it's probably safe to give the salt mines a pass. However, I'm not sure if Blair's and my judgments are slightly jaded, as after the tour had finished we asked a few people what they thought of it, and they were quite excited and very pleased to have seen it.
We had an entirely different opinion about our tour the following day, of the ...
... And worst of all, I had SMILED at him! I ran up and down the train until a man who kept telling me he couldn't speak English finally found my poor violated handbag in the bathroom. Granted, the €300 cash I'd had was gone, but my passports, credit cards and iPod was still there. The police at the next stop weren't much interested in my story and simply told me - in perfect English, by the way - that this was Poland, they could only speak Polish. This really was not our day. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Rezydent Hotel Krakow
Centrally located hotel
Almost no other hotel in Krakow is as well located as the Rezydent as it is just 20 metres from the main town square. However the downside of this central location is that it is very busy outside the hotel until very late in the evening, and some noise heard in the room is inevitable. - I would suggest asking for a room on a high floor.
The room was clean and comfortable, although in need of some redecoration. Overall this hotel was good value for money, and the staff were very friendly - even supplying a packed lunch when we left before breakfast on the last day.
Good location, friendly helpful staff
Great location, atmospheric vaulted breakfast (maybe dinner too?) restaurant. Rooms clean. Mine a single was small and basic but good value. Only downside was street noise from passers by as I was at front of hotel and on business and therefore more interested in an early night than if I was leisure travelling. Would recommend. Found a great wine bar that also showed the football which was a strange but compelling mix with good wines. Turn left out of hotel, get to main square, cross square and continue in original direction out of square on the street running parallel to the one you started on and it is on your left after about 150 yards.
The hotel was fine in a excellent location, the staff were very helpful.Any information trips,guides, taxi's and so on they would endeavour to help. For the ladies you have to ask at reception for a hair dryer if you havn't got room to pack your own. The breakfast's were ample hot and cold. The only down side for me was that there was not a lounge area to sit and enjoy a drink.You may want to pack a travel kettle. But on the whole a very enjoyable stay. This was our 3rd visit to Poland and every time it gets better.
Stayed at the Hotel Rezydent which is just off the main square in Krakow so you could possibly get a better central location.
We stayed 4 nights at the Rezydent and could not believe how lucky we were with the location of it.
We had booked to stay in the RT Regent, but on arrival we were moved to the Rezydent due to a problem with the water at the Regent. At first I was a little disappointed as I had hear so many good review of the Regent but once I saw where the Rezydent was I could not believe our luck. It it's a stone's throw from rynek glowny, so everything was in walking distance.
We had booked into the Monopol Hotel in the same group but when we arrived we were told it had been "wrecked by youths" a couple of days earlier and they were transferring us here. Firstly, the position is fantastic, virtually in the main square. Our room was on the back and so quite quiet (I imagine rooms on the front may be noisier). It was large and comfortable though, like most of the hotel that we saw it is probably due for some refurbishment. Like a previous correspondent we had trouble with a lack of hot water which we were told was being fixed but the next day it was cold again. Staff are very friendly and speak good English. Breakfast is served in a small pleasant restaurant a couple of doors along the street (you have to go outside to get to it.) The breakfast was good (as was the meal we had there one night) but the room was too small for the hotel and this necessitated some sharing of tables on occasion (not ideal). Overall we enjoyed our stay here but it is not without its drawbacks. It is wheelchair accessible and they have rooms equipped for the disabled.
As the other reviewers note, you just can't beat the hotel's location just off the Rynek.
Good location but..
Stayed here for four days end Nov 2004.
The location is the major plus point... just off the main square
Room was adequate albeit tap dripped, mattress was uncomfortable, clock radio went off at 12 midnight, could hear too much from next room??! Would suggest hotel management should perhaps be looking at refurbishment sometime soon.
Most disconcerting to have to exit hotel to go to restauarant two doors away for breakfast!! Also has no bar.
Receptionists very helpful and speak English very well.
NB Selling point for me was excellent value for money, worked out £37 per night bed and breakfast and that included trips to Salt Mine and Auschwitz.
We stayed at the Rezydent in May 2004. The location was excellent, just on the corner of the famous main market square. Location is the main reason to stay here, and many rooms are in the original style with high vaulted ceilings with wooden beams. This is not a brightly furnished type of place, but old fashioned with older classical furnishings.