What We Love
- Staying in a piece of history
- Spa with Turkish hammam and Finnish sauna heats up chilly days
- In-the-heart-of-it-all location above the market square
- The elegant in-house restaurant, Milano, which specializes in Italian cuisine
What To Know
- Only suites have market square views—other rooms look onto St. John Street
- The market square can be noisy at night—light sleepers, avoid the second floor
- Lap swimmers are out of luck; there’s a sauna and gym, but no pool
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Stay in one of the 15 rooms and suites in this converted 13th-century palace and you’re not just a guest at a hotel, you’re a character in a fairy tale. A fairy tale in which your castle has a nightclub called “Burlesque” in the basement and a sauna on the top floor. When you’re not out examining the Gothic cathedrals of old Krakow, sit by the window at the Café Ul La La and see how many evil queens, big bad wolves or ugly ducklings wander past.
In the Area
The hotel sits in the Market Square, which is also home to the Royal Road, the most popular stroll in Krakow, which is lined with monuments from the church of St. Florian at one end to the Renaissance-era Wawel Royal Castle at the other. Most of the city’s sights can be found along the walk, but it’s also worth venturing a bit further afield, fast-forwarding through Polish history; a twenty-minute walk from the castle is Kazimierz, Krakow’s Jewish neighborhood and cultural center and home to Oskar Schindler’s factory.