Zakopane is easily reached from Krakow. About and hour and three quarters by bus. They run at least every hour from the bus station and a single journey costs about 12 Euros. We stayed for one night en - route to Slovakia. The Hotel Sabala is in a central location in the resort. Rooms were nicely appointed with a lovely pine wood fragrance and kept immaculately. There's a terrace bar / restaurant and the food we had was excellent. A great breakfast buffet next morning as well. The best thing however was the staff, especially the reception. We were planning to use public transport to cross over the mountains into Slovakia. This it turned out would have been an arduous undertaking off season. The receptionist however negotiated a rate with a taxi driver to drive us across the mountains and effectively gave us another day of holiday time. Zakopane is a nice place to walk in the fresh air and relax in,There's a cable car to the top of the local mountain from where you can hike or ski (a bit limited, it has to be said).
It all comes at very reasonable prices compared to Western Europe. The Polish people are really warm and friendly as well and most of the younger people you will meet will speak English. I recommend you take a couple of days out of Krakow to visit Zakopane.
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