Does anyone have a recommendation for a Rick Steves type of hotel in Wroclaw Poland? I will be traveling there in late June. It needs to be safe, clean, inexpensive, and located close to the train station and the center of old town. Also, any suggestions for day trips from Wroclaw? Thanks.
Ann, Hotel Dwor Polski might meet your needs. We stayed there several years ago, so I can't really vouch for their current standards. But, I trust that it is safe and it is just off the main square. I remember that we walked from the train station and it's a bit of a hike with luggage. Wroclaw is a beautiful city. I recall wandering around the island churches and also enjoying a market house with lots of flower venders. Enjoy!
My wife and I will be in Wroclaw in August. I've done a little research and found quite a few hotel and hostel listings on the Lonely Planet site. See this page: http://tinyurl.com/blh9o4d.
Here's a quote from the Lonely Planet Poland guidebook: "A small town 24km north of Wroclaw, Trzebnica is noted for its former Cistercian abbey. It's an impressive site and a pleasant half-day trip from Wroclaw. The abbey church is thought to be one of the first brick buildings erected in Poland. Though it was rebuilt in the 18th century, the structure has preserved much of its original Romanesque shape and, importantly, still boasts two portals from that time....The church's showpiece is St Hedwig's Chapel, to the right of the chancel. It was built soon after the canonization of the princess, and the graceful, ribbed Gothic vaulting has been preserved unchanged. Its central feature is the saint's Gothic sarcophagus, an elaborate work in black marble and alabaster created in stages between 1680 and 1750....Buses to and from Wroclaw (40 minutes) run at least hourly."
Just this last night we stayed at the Sofitel Wroclaw Old Town, only one block from the Rynek, the main square. Even though it's a 5 star hotel the room only cost €65 per night. The Park Inn and the Novotel were even cheaper, but a bit further outside. We found those great rates on www.trivago.com.
Thank you everyone for your help. I've made a hotel reservation where it will be safe and centrally located. The daytrip advise is great.
>"Also, any suggestions for day trips from Wroclaw?" I fear there aren't that many possibilities. Trzebnica was already mentioned. Another important church can be found in Legnickie Pole, where the battle between the Mongols and a united Polish-German force happened. But I think you need a car for it.
The biggest Silesian castle is Ksiaz, while from a architectural viewpoint the castles in Olesnica and Brzeg are quite interesting. However, I would recommend to get on the train to Görlitz (2 hours), on the German-Polish border. This town was neither affected by WW2 nor by the Polish Commies and gives you the best idea how Silesian towns once looked. Görlitz is completely preserved, with 4.000 listed buildings from all artistic periods.
Hi, I'm looking for accommodation in Wroclaw, Does anyone know any cheap hostels in city center? It would be graat if you know some pleace on the main square. What's about http://www.onehostel.pl/ ?