Don't be put off by the side street location, this hotels interior and service certainly makes up for it. Rooms are big, modern and comfortable. No bath in my room but a shower which wasn't an issue. Mini supermarket across the street. There is a little noise but it's a city centre not the countryside, if you are a light sleeper then ask for a room at the back of the hotel. Situated just on the outskirts of the old town (10 min walk) and even closer to the Jewish centre of Kazimierz where the best eateries are, the hotel does have a fabulous restaurant attached with a 15% discount for guests. I priced up eating in the old square which is worth it once for the experience but other than that I ate in Kazimierz, the value for money and the quality of food was outstanding. Taxi from airport was 89 zloty, the train is out of action for a track upgrade until 2015 so taxi is the best option, bus takes far too long in my eyes. What ever you do, if you can't get your zloty in the uk then don't get them on arrival at Krakow airport, it's a right old rip off. Head for the kantor exchanges in the city but use the ones away from the main square as their rates tend to be much better. Shop around for your tours, there's plenty of operators and both visits to auschwitz and the salt mine are a must. I got a 48 hour tram ticket which came in handy for moving around the city, but make sure you stamp it in the ticket machine as soon as you board the tram for the first time. The ticket inspectors are in plain clothes and they will fine you if you haven't stamped (even if you've bought a ticket). All in all a brilliant city and hotel and can't wait to visit again.
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- Metropolitan Boutique Hotel is established in a newly renovated 19th century building, perfectly placed between the Old Town Square and the trendy area of Kazimierz. It is ideally located away from the noise, yet only minutes walk from the city’s main attractions. ... more less
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