Looking for recommendations for a 2 night stay. Any feedback on Hotel Wentzl, Hotel Grodek, or Tango House B & B or any others? We'll be there in the Summer time. I would like to be near the square, maybe in the square, but I hear the noise at night can be loud. Would like quiet by 11p (light sleepers) and would love to be in the square, but not if the noise is loud—think it will be disruptive to sleep. So…willing to stay nearby if better from a quiet perspective. Your thoughts, suggestions?
Two years ago, I stayed at Venetian House Aparthotel.
It was very clean and right on the square. They have some rooms that overlook the square, but others face a courtyard in the back and are quieter. Also some rooms are served by a lift and others are not. You choose the room when you book. Read the descriptions very carefully. I chose one of the rear facing rooms and the noise didn't bother me.
Read the FAQs to make sure it will work for you. This is not a full service hotel (no breakfast and front desk was not manned 24 hours when I was there). I was very happy with it. Staff was pleasant, room was clean, and the location was great. I had a room facing the back and it was quiet; however, I was there in May mid-week. I don't know if the square is noisier in summer or on weekends.
Hotel Saski few steps from Rynek Glowny (Main Square). Nice hotel, it was not noisy, good breakfast.
I stayed at the Globtrotter (yes, glob, not globe) per referral from here and it was fine. We needed parking and a room for 4 and it was near the square and very reasonable. It did not have a lot of ambience, but did have location. Rather sparse, but about what we expected. I would probably stay there again as I usually have a car and that can be an issue.
I think you will find that sound travels alot further at night since it is quieter.
what you may want to do is to ask (email) for a room in the back. ive stayed in places with a street facing room and you will know when its quiet or not.
Excellent — thanks for your suggestions! All very helpful and will check out some of the other hotels, too!
We enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Wielopole. It is maybe two minutes walk to the square, fifteen to the train. Quiet area, excellent large breakfast with many choices, friendly people. ATMs nearby too. Though we hardly ever, ever take tours, we did take the tour to Auschwitz and then signed up for another to the salt mine, door to door by minivan/shuttle...arranged by the hotel desk. Very convenient and truly money well spent, and I believe competitively priced when compared to the hawkers selling same throughout the city.
I really liked Hotel Esther in the Kazimierz area, it also has a very good restaurant.
Denny & Zoe…thanks for the additional suggestions - I will check these all out.
I would agree with Denny on the Weilopole Hotel and also the Globtroter Guest House. I have stayed at both places. Both have friendly staff and clean rooms. Both are close to market square. Both these places are far enough away that noise will not be a problem. Though best if noise an issue is Weilopole. Reviews bellow. Book early as summer is popular time to visit Krakow.
Any questions feel free to drop me a note.