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TravelPod Member ReviewsWawel Hotel Krakow
Nice hotel with dainty wall paintings. Very good location very near the square and castle. Breakfast was very good. Efficient staff. Room was spotless.
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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.
Fantastic hotel, thanks Tripadvisor
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.
A little gem
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.
Krackow such a lovely city, reminded me of Paris but without the beggars and not so congested. Not a baseball cap, hoody or mobile to be seen in three days and the teenagers were polite and very helpful with any language problems. Everything is so cheap and the little indoor markets around the main square are a bargain hunters paradise.
We flew with Centralwings the Polish airline from Gatwick and the two hour flight was basic amenities only but adequate.
Perfectly located hotel
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).
We were very content with the surroundings and the overall atmosphere of this elegantly decorated house. You actually feel as if you were in a luxury hotel when you enter the lounge and the stair case. Staff is very friendly and helpful.
Our room was huge and tastefully furbished. The bathroom was okay - not immaculately clean, but acceptable. What was a certain problem was the fact that the sheets on our bed were too short so that I regularly got into contact with the matress (which seemed to be relatively clean, though). Towels and sheets were not spotlessly clean but had some stains on them; maybe the hotel should consider changing their washing powder.
Breakfast (served from 7.00 to 11.00 a.m.) was fantastic and should definitely apply to all tastes.
A huge plus were the kind of "winter garden" where you could sit and read papers in a lovely atmosphere and the hotel restaurant which serves tasty food at reasonable prices and even gives hotel guests 10% discount.
We would recommend the hotel and we are considering staying there again during our next trip to Craców.
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.
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