Travel Blogs from Krakow
... and a variety of radars and aircraft equipment. Isabelle and Zac had a great time, and didn’t want to leave. They loved playing in the planes, they were pretending to fly their own planes, and Isabelle’s plane was in trouble, so she way calling out "Mayday, mayday Zac come and save us!" it was hilarious.
Before we left, we had the pleasure to inspect ...
... an old city gate. There was supposed to be a traditional market somewhere near there but we gave up looking after it was not clearly visible... it is not like we were going to buy anything anyway. The streets in old town have a ton of character and were nice on their own to just wander around.
With about an hour left of daylight we made our way over to the Wawel Castle which is pretty much located in the middle of the town. It is a ...
... queue again, and it took more than an hour to reach the front! After all of this, we still had to go through passport control where our visas were again scrutinised. All-in-all, not the most enjoyable experience.
Krakow is an amazing city - perfect for a weekend breakaway. It was a thoroughly enjoyable weekend, almost perfect, but our experience at the airport, both when arriving and departing, took the shine off a ...
... Baltic states as well. The weather was a bit nasty on our last night there and just when we thought it'd be a tame one came "Alcohol Tours" from Finland. Three crazy Finnish guys who didn't mind a tipple who every year go somewhere in Europe and get slaughtered. Their drink of choice on this one was whiskey and baileys... together! Needless to say I was a rough monkey on the bus the next day to Parnu, on the southern coast of Estonia. Parnu is a small ...
... the rest of Europe, in an effort to safeguard against future invasions.
I had the compartment to myself during the night, but in the morning when the train stopped at Lviv, I was joined by several Russians from St. Petersburg. It was fun to talk with them. I asked them what they thought of Putin, and they laughed. "Oh Putin, first he changed the presidential term from 4 to 6 years, and now he's becoming more like a monument with every day, especially with the ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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.
Krakow is well worth a visit
Stayed at the Hotel Rezydent which is just off the main square in Krakow so you could possibly get a better central location.
The hotel is excellent value for money, its nice & clean, rooms are large & the staff are helpful as well as polite & courteous.
The breakfast is served up till 10.00 am in a small Restaurant next door & we found that if you leave it to the last minute then you have to wait for a table.
This was in December so it would probably be worse during the peak of Summer.
Eating out is cheap and the menus in the Restaurants are extremely varied.
The beer is fairly strong and can catch out the unsuspecting !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The local residents are nice and overall I have no difficulty recommending Krakow to any potential visitor.
Rezydent - Excellent Location
We stayed 4 nights at the Rezydent and could not believe how lucky we were with the location of it.
We stayed in the annexe of the hotel, which is above the hotel restaurant, a couple of doors away from the main hotel. You have to walk through the restaurant and then up the stairs at the back to the rooms.
It is quiet in the annexe as there are only two rooms on each floor. Not suitable for disabled travellers as no lift in annexe. The rooms were fairly large and the bathroom adequate, both clean. On one occasion, the shower was cold, but that was in the morning when everyone else was probably having a shower too! The restaurant can get busy at breakfast and on one occasion we had to wait for people to finish before we could sit down as there was not enough tables.
The staff were very helpful and arranged the trips for us. We would recommend the trip to Auschwitz being arranged privately if you want ample time there as we felt the coach trip was a bit rushed. Luckily the hotel porter was happy to carry our cases for us as I don't think we would have managed them up the stairs! We would thoroughly recommend a stay here, as for the price we paid, you would not get better value for money. The main square was only metres away and the only taxis we needed were to and from the airport.
Location, location, location!!!
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.
The room was a decent size waith a fridge, tv and a desk. For being moved we were given a bottle of wine for our troubles which was a nice touch. Only problem that we had was that our room was at the front of the hotel and at night the noise coming from ul. Grodzka below was sometimes a bit on the loud side, but if you want to stay in the centre of the action then that's a small price to pay.
The staff are friendly and helpful and I enjoyed practicing my Polish with them even if they did laugh at some of my attempts. For the money, I don't think you will get a better located hotel.
Excellent and not so good
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.
Great Location but watch your valuables
As the other reviewers note, you just can't beat the hotel's location just off the Rynek.
That's the good news. The bad news is that the rooms are creepy -- old fashioned, but more like old fashioned Soviet-era old fashioned, not charming old fashioned. We had read that the hotel had been refurbished in the 90's, but I think they meant the 1890's.
We also managed to have an expensive camera swiped from a "locked" room. Our fault for leaving it out, but still very annoying.
The breakfast place 2 doors down was fine -- actually very sunny. There is another restaurant immediately behind the hotel which is done up like a Polish farmhouse -- food was tasty and plentiful.
The nice thing about this hotel is that in the early a.m., you can hear the trumpet from the Cathedral. Of course, they're other places you might want to look at before you end up here.
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.
Great Location Cold Showers
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.
After having been warned about the potential of street noise, we were surprised that it was not as bad as we had expected. Our main problem was with the cold showers. A dash through sub-zero water really gets your heart racing in the morning. We complained to the receptionist but this did no good. We found, however, that the water was a bit warmer later in the afternoon. For the price we paid (800 zloties for three nights), we were satisfied.