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Krakow was very interesting, with narrow cobbled streets and lovely architecture. Much seems to have remained untouched, especially the old quaters. On arrival took a trip around the city on an old horse and kart - great way to see the sights! The salt mines were fascinating, so was the visit to the castle. Food was amazing, so was the vodka in various flavours! (Brought a few bottles home)!!
Thursday morning, and for once Jase was up earlier than me as he was off on is tour to Auschwitz solo as I had decided I didn't want to visit. Not because I wanted to remain ignorant of the realities of the infamous concentration camp, simply I didn’t need to see the camp to feel the suffering and pain and understand the enormity of the lives taken by the facility.
So setting out on different paths, we had the first day without each other in ...
... chambers the SS converted it to a bomb bunker. But by not that big a thousand ppl could have fit in there. We walked through the area they got undressed and hung their clothes carefully up then into the next room where they were killed by the SS who dropped pellets of zyclone b down a shaft. Oh that was another exhibit, a massive pile of zyclone b canisters. Anyway then we moved to next room where prisoners would take the bodies and load them into the furnaces. ...
... with live music outside the Sukiennice.
Day two, and we organised a webcam date with my family. We'd found a live webcam on Grodzka Street in the old town, so went down and waved to them, did a little dance, and not knowing what to do next, ran away when a tram came past. Outside the walls of the old town, we found ourselves in the former Jewish district of Kazimierz with its silent synagogues and then passed over the river to the site of ...
... walls stand to this day, giving the city a distinctly medieval feeling. Nathan and I then progressed to the Old Market and looked around at the souvenir shops inside.
We finally returned to the hostel, where we prepared a Spaghetti dinner with the Austrian girls at the hostel kitchen and sang Happy Birthday for Judith. All to soon it was time to say goodbye to Krakow and jump on our last night train of the trip. We we“re leaving Poland behind and heading to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Wawel Hotel Krakow
Great place centrally located with VERY friendly and helpful staff. Rooms very clean and quiet. Breakfast very tasty. Would stay again in a heart beat.
Great Choice for Krakow, Nice Hotel, Fabulous Location
This hotel is just a couple of blocks off the tourists' beaten path, across th street from a monastery which blssed us with beautiful singing wafting through the air from morning and evening services. Krakow is a deeply religious town, and the music from churches close to the hotel adds to the atmosphere of a different time and place.
Our room was spacious and the bath facilities adequate. The decor was middling but the room comfortable. I enjoyed our stay here. The staff, for some reason, seemed somewhat aloof, almost as if interactions with guests intimidated them.
I'd definitely return, especially to be able to hear the beautiful music from choirs nearby wafting through our hotel room windows.
Thank you Tripadvisor members once again! Great recommendation! This hotel is incredibly central, of a very high standard and has friendly and helpful staff. We stayed there for 5 days and we can highly recommend it. Our room was clean and very spacious (on the 4th floor). One of the best things about the hotel were the staff, who were consistently friendly and helpful. We can highly recommend the "Wellness Centre", where you can book a jacuzzi or steam room to use. We used the jacuzzi several times and it was immaculately clean and in the loveliest surroundings I've ever seen in a hotel jacuzzi - your own room with decorative features! Breakfast was a buffet which they replenished without hesitation, ensuring that even if you arrived late (eg. 10.45am) there would still be plenty on offer. Krakow is a fantastic city - as other members have said there is no hassle and plenty of atmosphere - cafes and a great live music scene. Once again, a great find thanks to tripadvisor.
Hotel Wawel - Perfect!
Excellent hotel, clean with friendly, helpful staff. Good resturant Polish/Hungarian within the hotel. Fantastic location. Slap, bang in the middle of the main tourist attractions, all within a short walk of this hotel. Airport to hotel in Taxi is apprx £13 or local bus (192) down town with a short walk to hotel 50p, takes 20/25 mins get off in front of old city wall area, walk under arch into city. (If you catch the bus like I did at around 09.00 am prepared to be packed in like a sardine!). This hotel is a perfect base to visit this beautiful city. Print the map off from the hotel website for the immediate surrounding area - it will help you when you get off the bus as English is not that widely spoken should you get lost and need directions!
A real gem
This hotel is highly recommended if you are taking a short break in Krakow. Clean, good size rooms, with a feeling that some care has gone into the presentation of the hotel. Friendly staff, ideally situated and great value. We would definitely return.
Winter in Poland
I have stayed in this hotel on several occasions (for the past 5 years) and have to say that it's absolutely brilliant. Rooms, food, service are very good. It's been renovated recently and has additional welcomed feature - spa, where you can relax after all day of sightseeing & shopping in Krakow. Situated 2-5 min (depends how fast you walk)from the Rynek,restaurants, pubs (Irish pub around the corner), night clubs, makes perfect base. Highly recommended. Prices affordable, around £70 a night for a double room.
This is an absolute gem of a hotel. Slap bang in the middle of all the attractions, less than a hundred yards from the pick up point for all the trips. Great food, small intimate restaurant, great service and staff. Our meal first night dinner, sweet, coffees and two beers (a decent little lager may I add) came to under £20 for two. Rooms were clean and tidy, phone calls back to Britain were unbelievably cheap.
We have just returned from our stay at the Wawel Tourist Hotel. The hotel is located between the main market square (Rynek) and the Wawel (both about 5-10 minutes away by foot).
A really great place to stay, no frills but excellent value, clean and fantastically situated. Unconditionally recommended.
Hotel Wawel Tourist
This hotel is in a great position for everything. The staff are polite and freindly, the breakfast is fantastic. Prices are good too. We have stayed there twice and will definitely stay there again.