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
- 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.
How to Get There
Unrivalled location and informed helpful staff make you want to return tomorrow. Great food indoors and outside in the pavement café. You could spend every minute people watching! Terrific breakfast with all the usual items and a variety of Polish ones too. Extravagant decor, large quiet room and unbelievably comfortable beds. A truly Polish hotel experience not part of an international homogenised chain. We're saving for the next trip.
We stayed in room 102, a two room suite, for three nights. Each room was over 300 square feet, with parquet flooring and beautiful wallpaper. Our bed had a robe for each of us, multiple decorative pillows, and a chocolate! Our sitting room had 2 wingback chairs and a sofa and table. The bath had a tub/ shower, bidet and toilet. The room was made up perfectly every day. Our breakfast buffet was great, and the coffee plentiful. The staff was helpful and courteous. Location is great! The whole experience was like a dream. I will stay here again, and hope you do, too.
The hotel is beautiful and historic. The staff are amazing. To top it off, it is in the heart of the very famous, always busy, Market Square. Many many restaurants and shops. The “place to be”. The restaurant serves delicious meals including wonderful breakfast.
We stayed here for four nights in May and we absolutely loved it. The location is perfect, the room was huge and the bed was very comfortable. The whole hotel has a feeling of grandeur and the staff are polite and helpful. We would not hesitate to return to this hotel.
Loved this hotel, the staff were obliging and professional, nothing too much trouble.
Our room was spacious, well equipped, the decor and furniture was beautiful and of high quality. I was very impressed by the comfort of the bed and the quality of the sheets and pillows. It was a cool, calm oasis and a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of the square.
Conveniently located for the central square, it was perfect for us to explore the delights of Krakow.
Breakfast was served in a magnificent dining area, served between 7 and 11am gave us the chance to have a lie in some mornings. Huge selection of breakfast items, juices, smoothie, prosecco, sushi, sweet treats such as fruit topped creme brulee. The omelettes were cooked in front of you, there was also polish bacon, sausage, warm pastries, too many more things to mention.
I would definitely recommend and return to this lovely hotel.