We stayed in the Hotel Matejko for 5 nights in March 2014. All the reviews on TA said it was Central, but I didn’t realise how close this was. We walked left out the hotel for 100’ish meters and in through the gates of the old city under the portcullis and surrounded by its high walls now used as a gallery by local artists selling their artworks.
The hotel is clean and efficiently run, thank to a lot of your advice here which said get a low floor, we unfortunately forgot of course holiday excitement won over. But we were lucky enough to end up on the first floor in an idealic corner room 105. With its gigantic balcony and suite like appearance including a separate sleeping chamber, I think it may have been one of the biggest rooms in the hotel.
The reason I said luckily we ended up on a low floor was because the lift was abysmally slow, I had read your reviews and we used it once on arrival and not again, sometimes life is just not worth wasting with its model T like speeds. The rooms were basic but clean, no safe and the TV had one English speaking channel, BBC world, but you don’t go away to watch tv. The shower was powerful and had a spa-like setup with multiple heads and lots of hot water and the bed was comfortable although it could have used more pillows. I think this is a winner and Yes, I am easy to please sometimes when it hits My 3 C’s criteria.
The Food, Breakfast was the typical European fare, including eggs, Boiled and scrambled, for some reason chopped hot-dogs, cheese, meats, cereals and lots of bread. The bread in Poland is something not to miss, although the breakfast bread is a basic example of this I would strongly advise you not to miss out on buying the bread from the cart vendors on the street, it costs 1.5Zt (Around .25cents) these became our staple snacks while exploring. Don’t go down to breakfast too late, they don’t restock the boiled eggs and some other products, also the coffee machine is probably one of the most infuriating items in the hotel, please Hotel Matejko put in a coffee pot, make it easier for us all.
We didn’t eat in the Hotel Matejko for dinner, there were too many options around, but it seems fairly priced and offers basic polish Fare to try, I don’t know if the hotel have them, but make sure the try the potato cakes while in Poland, well worth a try.
Finally, Location, there is one more gem just a few doors down from the hotel, a tour groups office, these are left out the door and a few doors down on the left. We actually used this company to go to auschwitz and birkenau and the salt mines, the great thing for people staying in the Hotel Matejko as pick up and drop off are at the office, so nice for the 9am pickups.
Other than that, we will go back and we will be staying in the Hotel Matejko again, hopefully in room 105.
Enjoy Poland and Krakow, the bread, the market, the Amazing Beer, the sweets, and everything else.
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