Travel Blogs from Krakow
... just by looking at the person, determined if they would go on to work in the camp or go directly to gas chambers. Those going to the chambers were told they were going to take a shower. They came to a changing room where they hung their belongings on numbered hooks and were told to remember their number so they could come back to collect their things. They were then taken into the chamber that had fake shower heads attached to the walls. Then the gas ...
... were reflecting onto the water giving it lots of strange illusions. The water looked so blue and clean with the morning sun beaming. We stopped by the old cafe and had some morning tea before strolling half way around the lake and continuing on to ...... It wasn't too far as it was only 1 hour to the second lake and 1 hour back. The way up was much ********* the legs but the way down was a breeze. We had lunch there overlooking the tatras and the. Continued back to the ...
... with the horses as it was warm, you got better treatment and you could chew on the horses food. That you had the best chance of survival if you worked in the latrines because the Nazi 's would leave you alone. It was 40 degrees today and the road surface temperature was 56 degrees. As most of our day had been in largely cleared areas of just roads, car/bus parks, concreted entrance areas, we thought we would collapse. But no ...
... down this street, whip out the map and to our great disappointment it was the wrong map! We have 15 minutes to find this meeting point before we miss our tour...we looked everywhere! No one spoke English and we just felt ourselves going in circles. Looking at the watch, 1:15pm was fast approaching and there was no way in hell that we were going to make is. Dejected, we walk back to our hostel, feeling like ****. The look on Micheal's face when ...
... pack of wolves, men in their 40s and 50s who looked like they have been sailing a ship for the past 16 years, leathery skin, rough mustaches, cigarettes, you know the look. She asks one if he might know how to get to the other bus. The lot swarmed in, some sort of pack animal protective mode, I believe, and we quickly realize that we can’t speak a lick of each other’s language. On to better (and less intimidating) help. We waltz ...
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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.