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Well, Warsaw was absolutely amazing. Many years ago when I was working at Mars based in the UK I came here and stayed for one night in Warsaw before heading out to the countryside where their factory was. That night I must have stayed in the "new" part of town, I certainly didn't see the Old Town. The "Old Town" was almost COMPLETELY destroyed by …
Well, here I am at the laundromat... I just managed to upload the Berlin and Warsaw photos, not too many of the latter and now I will give you an in-progress update on Krakow while I wait for the dryer. Krakow is another example of Poland at its best. The architecture is beautiful. Yesterday we walked all over. We got to the Castle in the morning …
Well the 13th started well enough with a tour of the Krakow Castle. We had booked the tours a couple of days earlier so we were able to jump the queues ... remember that if you are heading that way! The Polish rulers who hung out in Krakow were a mixture of Hussites and Habsburgs (probably some others but I'm getting confused by all these European …
... 10 M later. I had pork in plum vodka and a Warka beer 30.5 PZl.
Back on the road at 1307, Ria worrying about money [Earth to Ria, you just exchanged money]. Arjan thought when our driver was on the radio with his brother that the latter was reporting his vehicle could not get uphill...with Rose as a passenger.
Auschwitz and Birkenau: the terms may as well be synonyms for utter human depravity re the actions of the Nazis. The 'why' can never ...
... other cities like Warsaw, Wroclaw, Gdansk and Poznan would all be just as amazing.
That night we set off for Prague, now that night train was an experience, which can be read in my upcoming Prague blog. Let's just say 33 degree heat at 10pm with no fans or air conditioning in the crowded sleeper carriages. It was just loads of young travellers all riding with their heads out the window for the first couple of ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Wielopole Hotel Krakow
Great Location and Awesome Staff!
I stayed at the Wielopole Guest Rooms for 5 nights in mid-September 2006 -- I was very very happy with the hotel. First off, it is in an excellent location, just outside old Krakow, just 5 minutes from the main square but extremely quiet. There are tram stops nearby and easy access to the main square, Wawel Castle and the bus station as well. The hotel felt very modern and chic, with clean lines and a minimalist but comfortable feel. The staff was extremely helpful with local attractions and Izabela at the front desk helped me hire a local guide to go out into the countryside and actually track down some relatives.
I agree on the breakfast -- it was quite a spread! Great meats, cheeses, juices, fruits and breads. It was a little pricey for a breakfast but it would be a good choice if you really wanted to fill up before a big day walking around. Ask for a higher room, you will get none of the street noise with the windows closed and I found the hotel to be very quiet and I am a tough one to please when it comes to hotel noise. You are right across the street from the brand-new Holiday Inn which is one of the most expensive/highest rated hotels in Krakow, so you know you are in good company!
Nice hotel - Good value
Clean, well-appointed hotel, which, in fact gives the impression of having been renovated recently. Very nice breakfast. Central location. Quiet. The staff is definitely friendly and as helpful as they can be, but not very aware of what is going on in their city which might interest tourists. I have the impression, however, that this is caracteristic of this city in general.
Great Hotel, Fantastic Breakfasts!
My husband and I have just returned from a fabulous weekend in Krakow, staying at the Wielopole guest rooms - What a fantastic place, clean spacious rooms, spotless bathrooms, friendly helpful staff. The breakfast was excellent too. This hotel is centrally located - approx 5/7 min walk from the famous Rynek Glowny (huge square!)... I would recommend this hotel, time and time again. We are hoping to use it again in the future.
Wielopole worth it!
This is an ideally situated, clean and friendly hotel. The rooms are a bit small but are spotlessly clean. We had one of four rooms with a small balcony with French windows - with a view of St Mary's Church in nearby Market Square.
The rooms are well maintained and all have fantastic new bathrooms. The maids do a great job keeping everything sparkling new. They also leave water and biscuits in your room every day. The hotel is just three minute walk from the market square and is right next to a tram line, bars, restaurants and a 24 hour shop.
The breakfast in the newly opened restaurant below are incredible. Fresh fruit, yoghurts, breads, cheses, hams as well as pastries, crepes and hot food are on offer. The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. We even got a small present when we left - a small wooden picture of Krakow to remind us of our stay. Lovely touch.
We got this for a great price considering how clean and well located the Wielopole is.
Oh... and go to Auschwitz. It is harrowing and humbling. We went with Cracow Tours and had a superb guide who taught us so much. AND... Krakow is one of the most beautiful cities in Eastern Europe. Average cost of meal is just £5 - including drinks - per person. Get there before more even more crowds do.
One of the nicest hotels in Poland
This is an excellent hotel, just east of the park that rings the Stare Miasto, with several trolley lines stopping within a quarter block. The staff is friendly and fluent in English, and the room was large, clean, and comfortable, with a nice, spacious bathroom. I spent a month traveling through Poland and this was the only hotel where I had air conditioning in the room.
The breakfast was large and provided enough variety to satisfy almost any taste. In addition to the variety of juices and teas, there were the meats and cheeses for the Germans, the tomato and cucumber salads for the Israelis, the rolls, butter, and jam for the French, the sausage and eggs for the Poles, and cereal and milk for the Americans.
The only flaw that I found was the sheerness of the curtains, which meant the room was flooded with light in the morning, but this was something I found in most Polish hotels.
Can't fault this place
Great location between main sq. and jewish quarter. Rooms are spotless and spacious. great place to stay.
Absolutely great place to stay
My husband and I stayed at the Wielopole Guest Rooms for 3 nights and found the place to be absolutely perfect. The rooms are spotless with plenty of space and comfortable beds with lovely French doors onto a little balcony. The location of the hotel could not be surpassed as it is literally a 2 minute stroll to the lovely old cobbled streets with all the bars and restaurants and yet completely quiet at night as not directly next to any nightlife. The staff are very friendly and helpful. I would have no hesitation in recommending this place and look forward to staying there again soon. I would not even consider staying anywhere else in Krakow.
Everything was great; highly recommended!
I had an exceptionally pleasant stay at the Wielopole in Krakow. To start, I like the location, as it is just one block outside the Planty, which makes walking everywhere a breeze, yet it is far enough away that it is quiet and peaceful. The rooms are very clean, and the furnishings are all new, which is nice to come back to after a long day of exploring. The breakfast is standard European fare, which is certainly adequate, if a little basic. There is a wide assortment of breads, meats, cheeses, hard-boiled eggs, fruit, yogurt, cereal, juices, coffee, and tea. My stomach was full every morning, the breakfast sustaining me for several hours of walking and sightseeing until early afternoon for lunch. But perhaps the greatest asset of the Wielopole Guest Hotel is the superb and professional staff. They all speak impeccable English, which is fantastic, considering my Polish is limited to poorly pronounced common phrases. Additionally, they are all extremely friendly, and always willing to help. One good example of this came on the day of my departure. The night before, I notified them that I will be leaving early, before breakfast, and wondered if it would be possible for them to put together a few pieces of bread or something for me to take along, just enough to sustain me until I can buy breakfast at the airport. When I went to check out at 4:45 AM or so, I was presented with a large bag containing a huge meat and cheese sandwich, a container of yogurt, a banana, an apple, and two bottles of water. They consistently went above and beyond the call of duty. I certainly recommend the Wielopole to anyone visiting Krakow, and personally, won't think twice about where I will stay the next time I am in town.
Fantastic central base
this is a brilliant place to stay. its so clean and the staff are all so very friendly.
The hotel is in perfect position for exploring a fabulous city. There is a beautiful restaurant below the hotel which serves delishious food at very reasonable prices.
Our main reason for visiting this magical city was to see the Auschwitz museum, a place i think all should see and learn from. We also visited the nearby salt mine which we booked through the hotel and we found that numerous excursions were on offer and they all picked up across the road from the weilopole.
I would definately recommend this place to anyone travelling to Krakow.
Great little hotel
A truly great little hotel. Small, very centrally located, immaculately clean, good breakfast and very, very helpful and cheerful staff. And all at a budget price.
A lovely touch was the way the maid left either chocolates, biscuits or juice in the room every day, and the freshly baked cookies in reception were delicious - just part of making us feel very welcome indeed.
Would thoroughly recommend it to anyone travelling to Krakow.