Krakow hotel area

I am staying in Krakow for 3 nights. Any suggestions for best areas to stay in? Kazimierz sounds interesting and close to many sights. Any suggestions for hotels or apartments?
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Posted by Terry kathryn
Ann Arbor, Mi
2609 posts

We stayed at the Globtrotter (yes, glob...not globe)
per referral from this site. We had a large room with 4 twins beds and it was fine. Really reasonable and not luxurious at all...but they had parking a block ro two away and it was right in the main area of town. A block or two off the square. They did not offer breakfast, so we just went out.

Posted by Ellen
St. Paul, MN, USA
12 posts

In May 2012, we spent 6 nights in Krakow. We divided our time between The Globtrotter and Orlowska Townhouse Apartments. As Terry Kathryn wrote, The Globtrotter is "reasonable and not luxurious at all". The Orlowska Apts. are fabulous!! Each is a beautifully furnished studio with kitchen. They are located just blocks from Krakow's Main Market Square. The front desk staff is very helpful. One night we were invited (by written invitation!!) down to the bar for drinks and piano music. The price is higher than The Globtrotter, but we felt it was well worth the extra money. Both my husband and I would highly recommend the apartments. Look at the reviews on Trip Advisor.

Posted by Arn
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
215 posts

We have stayed in the Saski and enjoyed it. We also looked into several other hotels around the Main Market Square before booking the Saski and most looked good. My main advice would be to stay in old town a block or two from the square.

Posted by Ilja
Seattle
1469 posts

We also stayed at Hotel Saski and certainly can recommend it. I would say the best place to stay in Krakow is around Rynek Glowny.

Posted by Christine
Philadelphia, PA, USA
44 posts

We were in Krakow in September, and stayed at the Alexander Hotel. Nothing fancy, but the rooms were very clean and quite comfortable. There was a nice breakfast buffet every morning. The staff was very helpful and friendly. It is a bit off the beaten path, which is nice, but within very easy walking distance of the market square. I would suggest a location like this rather than in Kazimierz, as this location gives you the convenience of being able to walk to everything you need. There is also a trolley stop just a block or 2 away, which will allow you to get to anything you need.

Posted by George
Philadelphia
653 posts

We stayed at the Park Inn but I would not return there. We did find that the trolleys were easy to use so you find it helpful to locate near one of the lines.

Posted by Agnes
Alexandria, VA, USA
616 posts

I don't recall what apartments we stayed in back in 2008, but why don't you try tripadvisor.com? There are plenty of good choices there (check out some of the boutique, mom-and-pop types of places, they are very charming)...also see if you can get good prices on booking.com when it's time to book (it's worked very well for me for all my travels). If you don't mind walking and trolley, staying in the Jewish Quarter is a good alternative to being right off the square, and the area is much more bohemian and unique.

Posted by Debabrata
Mumbai, India
75 posts

We stayed at Novotel Bronowice - which is slightly out of town. You need a cab to get to town. I would advise the Novotel Centrum, which is in the middle of town. These are not too expensive and have a basic standard - being part of the Novotel chain.

Posted by CHRISTINA
Wake Forest, NC, United States
60 posts

Last year we stayed at Hotel Pod Roza which was nice but kind of expensive. We didn't have a reservation when we got to town so we ended up here as many other places were booked. We liked it and it was convenient for walking around. This year we are staying at: Aparthotel Maly Krakow.