We arrived about two days after new year and the temperature was hovering around -20c. By the time we made it from the airport we were exhausted and frozen. The hotel was a fantastic oasis from the frosty weather.
Situated within a minutes walk from the main train station and about five mins walk from the central square and restaurants of Krakow. The rooms are of a good size and we were both impressed with the unique and modern styling of the bathrooms (it's always nice to take a break from the uniform layout of most contemporary hotels).
The hotel restaurant was delightful, although a little expensive by Krakow standards (which is still significantly below UK prices) and the staff were excellent. As the weather was bitterly cold we didnt want to aimlessly stroll around so we asked what the highlights of the city and area were. Within five minutes we were given an annotated map of the city centre and booked onto a tour of both Auschwitz and the salt mines. Both were well worth the effort (it's a personal choice whether to visit the concentration camps but the experience was far more enlightening than we had expected. It deserves a review of itself but in summary, our fears of an undignified, theme park style attraction was instantly allayed and a respectful, honest exhibition is delivered without any theatrics. My partner and I were convinced that everyone should visit once we had completed our guided tour.)
The tours were at a reasonable rate secured by the hotel and our logistics to the airport on our return were dealt with by the desk staff.What you lose in historic, traditional, Polish architecture you gain in style and comfort. I fully recommend this hotel for a good, welcoming, central base for your exploration of Krakow and southern Poland.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 4-star hotel Vienna House Andel's Cracow is situated directly in city center, just 100 metres from Market Square, the largest shopping mall in the city and the main train station (12 minutes to the airport). It contains 159 luxurious rooms and apartments and is the only design hotel in Cracow. The spacious modern conference centre makes the hotel ideal for business meetings and events. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Andels Hotel Krakow
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