Liked what we saw on TA so we booked it and were not dissappointed. Comfy rooms overlooking river Wistula. Flat screen TV and PC with internet access which although not very fast allowed us to keep up to date with news and weather. Beds were so comfortable!
We chose Qubus for its location as we had hired a car and wanted to visit 1. Oswiecim (Auschwitz-Birkenau), 2. Zakopane and 3. Wieliczka salt mines as well as the Old town of Krakow.
Being at the southern side of the City made it the ideal location for joining tourist / main routes.
1. Route 44 was a very long journey in poor weather to do a supposed 70 min trip, it took us well over 2 hours with no over taking or dual carriageway.
2. Was a 2 hour trip we did in under that time on a new highway for more than half of the journey.
3. Was a 15 min ride and easy.
Qubus is 30 mins to Balice Airport and well signposted in both directions along Zakiopanska ( Main road in from Motorway around Krakow which links with Airport).
The breakfast, as described in previous reviews was brilliant, particularly the expresso/cava machine.
The Hotel boat was, we were told was out of action until 1st July so we drove into Old town square in evening as inclement weather prevented us doing the 25min walk too many times.
Krakow is a great place to see and do things. The polish food choices were brilliant and were not solely based around pork products as you might be led to believe.
Although the weather was heavy rain with liberal thunder and lighting interspersed with warm and fine weather it did not affect anything we intended to do or indeed did over 4 days.
Although car hire seems expensive if there are a group of you it is worth doing as entry, travel costs and language guides on conducted tours can mount up. We liked the freedom to come and go as we pleased.
Zakopane is worth visiting even though it attracts day trippers with all the market/shops that you would expect of a resort. It is in the beautiful Tatra mountains and the funicular railway and cable cars are worthy of a visit. If you are travelling from UK the prices of food, drinks, entrance fees etc. are some 30% less. Petrol at time of writing is marginally below UK with plentiful petrol stations that accept VISA. There are ATM's everywhere so travelling, paying and conversing (in cities at least) in English is easy. Try using some easy to learn Polish phrases/words which goes a long way.
The trip to Auschwitz is an unforgettable experience. I'll say no more.
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