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Good Hotels in Krakow, Poland. A Lodging Guide.  

Krakow’s hotels fall into every category and every price bracket. At the high end of the market one may choose between the five-star cosmopolitan premises of well-known international chains on the one hand and posh hotels in the city’s Old Town historic center on the other. All offer excellent service, and the former top it with abundant parking space for motorists and ample conference facilities for business visitors as well as such amenities as indoor swimming pools or even a casino; while the latter grant the easiest access to Krakow’s attractions and unforgettable ambience. Actually, many a Krakow hotel in the Old Town area, also inexpensive ones, operate in buildings of considerable historical and/or architectural value, some of which were once aristocratic palaces. And a few hotels in Krakow pride themselves on their centuries-old hotelier traditions.

The city's new hotels.

In recent years new hotel facilities in Krakow opened almost by the month, in that number operations of established international brands. Also converting old tenement buildings into cozy hotels in Krakow's historic center is increasingly popular enterprise among local businessmen. At the same time existing Krakow hotels keep on upgrading fast.

Quality hotels in Krakow.

Poland’s hotels are rated with stars, from one-star lodgings (cheap) to five-star accommodations (the highest standard). In order to get its due of stars every establishment should meet criteria specified for each class. Yet the Polish hotel categories don’t necessary fit those in your country, e.g. some five-star Krakow hotels can boast indoor swimming pools and some lack that luxury. At the same time there are guest houses or hostels that advertise themselves as hotels although they haven't been licensed as such and don't comply with Poland's hotel standards.   

Well-know international hotel chains keep their Krakow operations up to the mark, no matter if they run the establishments directly or entrust the job to Polish franchise holders. At the same time local hoteliers in Krakow often best the competition. 

Krakow’s hotel rates.

Prices of fairly comfortable double rooms start in the Krakow hotels at an equivalent of about fifty euro per night. Mid-range double-room rates range from 70 euro to 100 euro. The top upmarket hotels in Krakow charge up to 350 euro for a double room.

  • Note: Hotels in Krakow - and generally all accommodation providers - are supposed to collect a tourist tax from every guest, which amounts to an equivalent of less than half euro per night. Some establishments include it in their price lists but most simply surcharge an adequate sum.  

Booking a hotel room in Krakow.

It’s important to book hotel in Krakow possibly early, notably when one is looking for lodging in the high season or on major holidays. It’s advisable to make a reservation either directly or through a competent travel agency. There are also numerous independent online booking operations but some provide services of dubious quality. 

See our Krakow lodging guide to explore other accommodation options in the city.

Where to stay in the city? Good hotels in Krakow: 

Any following information has been provided by respective Krakow hotels on their sole responsibility. 

Hotel Amadeus ****

Address: 20 Mikolajska street. Phone: (+4812) 429 60 70. e-mail: amadeus@janpol.com.pl, www.hotel-amadeus.pl The boutique Hotel Amadeus is situated in the very heart of Krakow, just 200 m from the Main Market Square and other historical attractions. You can relax in 20 spacious, well-equipped rooms and 2 elegant intimate apartments with jacuzzi. Additional Facilities: restaurant, bar, conference rooms, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi access, sauna, mini-fitness, moreover Krakow city tours available at the reception.
The helpful and always smiling staff of Amadeus hotel will make your stay comfortable and relaxing, especially if you plan a romantic stay in Krakow.

Hotel Europejski
Address: 5 Lubicz street. Phone: (+4812) 4232510. Fax: (+4812) 4232529. E-mail: he@he.pl, www.he.pl Nice and cozy hotel near the city center (a five minutes’ walk) and the main railroad station (a four minutes’ walk) with prices for the impecunious as well as the rich, standard both modest and exclusive. Capacity 120. Single-room rate 142 zlotys, double rooms 186 zlotys, triple rooms 232 zlotys, suites 518 zlotys. All major cards accepted. For your convenience: restaurant, cafe, pub, fitness room, sauna, parking lot, conference facilities for 10 to 300 people, and garden open all year round. 

Hotel Floryan  
Address: 38 Florianska street (Krakow’s Old Town historic district). Phone: (48 12) 4311418. Fax: (48 12) 4312385. E-mail: floryan@floryan.com.pl, www.floryan.com.pl Capacity 53 in 21 rooms. Hotel price list, 03.01.2011-31.10.2011, rates in PLN zloties: twin room 360, twin room for 1 person 320, superior room for 4 persons 640, superior room for 3 persons 580, double superior room 470, single superior room 430, an extra bed in a superior room 100. Breakfast and VAT included. All major cards accepted. For your convenience: restaurant, conference facilities, air conditioning, and wireless Internet. 

Hotel Grand Sal 
Address: ul. Park Kingi 7, 32-020 Wieliczka. Phone (+48) 122898110. Fax (+48) 1228144 55. Email hotel@kopalnia.pl Website www.grandsal.pl Capacity 39. Double-room rates from 80 euro to 110 euro. The cosy Grand Sal Hotel is located in the picturesque St. Kinga Park in the immediate vicinity of the Salt Mine "Wieliczka". It offers a restaurant and a bar/lounge. The property provides room service. Recreational amenities at Hotel Grand Sal include a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness facility. Business-related amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access and a business center. This Wieliczka property provides an airport shuttle (surcharge). Hotel Grand Sal also offers massage and treatment rooms, and dry cleaning services. The property has a 24-hour front desk. Onsite parking is complimentary. All major cards accepted.

Hotel Park Inn by Radisson 
Address: 2 Monte Cassino street. Phone 123755556. Web site www.rezidorparkinn.com The Park Inn by Radisson Krakow Hotel is nestled in the heart of the city centre, within walking distance of famous attractions like the historic Wawel Castle and the Jewish District of Kazimierz. With 152 cosy guest rooms, 10 Small Apartments and a fitness room with sauna, the hotel is a comfortable retreat for business and leisure travelers. This Krakow hotel boasts five modern and well-equipped meeting rooms and an elaborate ballroom for events in Poland's second-largest city. Hotel provides underground parking, 24-hour concierge service and wireless free high-speed internet access.

Hotel Polski “Pod Bialym Orlem”
Traditions from 1815. Address: 17 Pijarska street (Krakow’s Old Town historic district). Phone: (48 12) 4221144. Fax: (48 12) 4221426. E-mail: hotel.polski@podorlem.com.pl, www.podorlem.com.pl . Hotel Polski Pod Bialym Orlem is situated in the very city centre of Krakow, between Florianska Gate and Czartoryski Museum. The hotel offers comfortable single, double or triple rooms and luxurious suites with free Wi-Fi. Most of top sights, including the Basilica of the Virgin Mary, Cloth Hall, the Jewish Quarter and the Wawel Royal Castle, are located within walking distance. In the hotel you can find authentic traces of history: tie-beam of 1683, the 19th-century friezes, brick ceilings. There is a new conference center for 150 persons. Hotel Polski Pod Bialym Orlem is owned by the Prince Czartoryski family. Capacity 91. Double-room rates from 350 zlotys.  All major cards accepted

Hotel Sheraton Krakow 
Address: 7 Powisle street. Phone: (+4812) 6621000. Fax: (+4812) 6621100. E-mail: krakow@sheraton.com, www.sheraton.com/krakow Capacity: 344. Double-room rates from 200 euro. All major cards accepted. For your convenience: air conditioning, restaurant, vodka bar and cafe, conference facilities, suites, sauna, swimming pool, fitness center, parking, facilities for the disabled, parking. 

Hotel U Pana Cogito 
Address: 6 Baluckiego street (a ten minutes’ walk from the Wawel Royal Castle). Phone: (+4812) 2697200. Fax: (+4812) 2697202. Email: recepcja@pcogito.pl Website: www.pcogito.pl Off-season rates: double room 51 EUR, double room for one person 42 EUR, double room with an extra bed 60 EUR, apartment 60 EUR. High-season rates: single room 50 EUR, double room 62 EUR, triple room 72 EUR, apartment 63 EUR (all profits from our work are assigned for rehabilitation of the handicapped). Every room has en suite bathroom and is equipped with a satellite television, a refrigerator and 24-hour Internet access. Our restaurant offers dishes of Polish cuisine and its motto is: tasty but inexpensive. For your convenience: restaurant, room for the disabled, parking lot.

Hotel Wyspianski ***
Address: 15 Westerplatte street. Phone: (+4812) 4229566. e-mail: wyspianski@janpol.com.pl, www.hotel-wyspianski.pl 
Ideally located in the city centre, close to the Planty Garden Ring surrounding the Old Town (5 minutes walk to the Main Market Square), it offers 231 comfortable rooms. Each one has a bathroom with shower and is equipped with a TV, a telephone, wireless Internet access (free of charge) and a hairdryer. The Premium rooms also offer a safe, an extra kettle, and a coffee and tea set. Furthermore you will find here an excellent restaurant and a bar, spacious guarded car park, fitness room, gift shop, casino, 5 fully equipped conference rooms.
The friendly and professional staff are happy to offer more personal suggestions about what to do in Krakow to ensure your stay will be extraordinary.

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