The 10 best Hotels in Krakow for 2024
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Poland’s most regal and resplendent city offers plenty of attractive hotels and boutique B&Bs. Here are our top 5 picks for an unforgettable night in Krakow.
Experience Krakow in all its vibrancy with this luxury apart-hotel in the heart of the city. Commanding spectacular views of the leafy city below, each room is furnished with sleek and modern decor, with trendy exposed brick and wall-height windows. What’s more, some of Krakow’s finest eating establishments are right on your doorstep.
This sophisticated and modern hotel is located moments from Krakow G?ówny station. Brimming with art and tasteful décor, guests can take advantage of a sumptuous spa and fitness facilities. The hotel's dining area is equally divine, featuring bright and eye-catching tropical prints and an unmissable menu.
Located in Krakow's scenic central Old Town, Hotel Santi is just moments from Wawel Castle and the Kazimierz District. Situated in a historic three-floor townhouse, the hotel has lovingly preserved much of its centuries-old character throughout. The main dining room is particularly striking, with intimate, romantic surrounds and a delectable menu.
Centrally located in a renovated historic tenement building, No.23 is a perfect base to explore Krakow. The interiors are funky and fresh with bold splashes of yellow and modernist features. What's more, it's located just moments from the historic city centre, in a trendy area of charming bars and eateries.
Nestled on the banks of the Vistula River, this picturesque boutique hotel is among the city’s most romantic. Enjoy vibrant rooms with bursts of green furnishings and tranquil riverside views. The ground floor restaurant boasts a delectable Italian menu with sumptuous sweet treats served throughout the day.
- Free Wi-Fi
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- Luxury toiletries
- Flatscreen TVs
- Luxury bathrooms
- Spa treatments
- Restaurant bars
- Modern Polish dining
Krakow is a delightful destination all year-round. In summer, the riverfront glistens with al fresco dining spots and the parks come to life. June is particularly pleasant with outdoor festivities like the Lajkonik Pageant, Mi?osz Festival and Wianki Festival. As the season's change, you'll find frequent snowfall and bitterly cold weather. Nevertheless, winter brings mesmerising sights and Christmas lights. There are plenty of big festivals throughout the year that are worth coordinating your travels with. The city's significant Jewish Culture Festival takes place in summer, and in February Krakow hosts a well-loved Shanties Festival, when gregarious sailor songs fill the streets and bars.
Krakow is a versatile city with a host of attractions to suit different tastes. As a palatial city of culture and history, the city boasts an impressive variety of regal attractions and must-visit museums. It’s also ideal for families, with hands-on displays in many science-oriented museums and delightful horse-drawn carriage rides in the summer. As for the nightlife scene, Krakow is loaded with premier bars and clubs, and it even hosts a number of well-regarded and historic jazz venues for chilled evenings. For couples, cruises along the river and an intriguing, international dining scene make for excellent romantic anniversary celebrations.
- Historic hotels
- City hotels
- Boutique hotels
- Riverside hotels
- Comfortable shoes
- Seasonal clothes
- Evening attire
- Charging cables
- An umbrella
- Guide book
- Travel apps
- Polish phrase book
Krakow is easily accessible via rail and air. Krakow John Paul II International Airport is conveniently located near to the city centre with connections via train and bus. Krakow's main train station is located just moments from the Old Town, with nearby trams and buses connecting with all corners of the city. Once you've arrived in the city, you'll find the centre compact and easily traversed on foot. To reach attractions on the outskirts or suburbs, like Ko?ciuszko Mound or Schindler's Factory, there are convenient buses, trams and local trains. Krakow is also a charming city to navigate by bicycle, with downloadable apps for city-wide pick-ups.
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Krakow is a special city with a riveting history permeating its winding streets. From resplendent palaces to centuries-old townhouses, there's an unmissable charm to Krakow. Enjoy first-rate museums and bustling modern galleries, or dive deep into Krakow's wartime history with a visit to Schindler’s Factory. Krakow allows you to be as productive or listless as you’d like, with countless itineraries to satisfy travellers of all types.
Krakow is a street food haven, with a wealth of traditional street stalls and bustling modern trucks. No visit to the city would be complete without indulging in the city's famed pretzels (or obwarzanek). What's more, the Old Town streets exude aromas of freshly bakes goods, including Polish pizza. For the best food vendors in town, head over to Plac Nowy.