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Krakow Hotels and Apartments
Hotels and Apartments in Krakow
A southern Poland city, Krakow is growing fast like other major capitals of Europe in terms of offering a selection of diverse accommodation to its visitors. The beautiful historic city is home to many luxurious Krakow hotels, self-catering apartments and lodges to cater visitors in search for luxurious stays or even the best bargains.
There are so many good neighbourhoods to choose from surrounded by beautiful old streets and squares. The bustling city’s Old Town is the most historic and central location where all the attractions are within short walk. So this can be best neighbourhood to stay for your low cost Krakow hotel however if you want to stay close to the cool cafes, and boutiques, Kazimierz is the best pick and it is also historically Jewish quarter of the city that gives you can local feel. In both the locations, you will find exclusive Krakow hotels many cheap Krakow apartments to cater every taste.
Situated on the Vistula River (Polish: Wisla) in the Lesser Poland region, Krakow is one of the oldest cities in Poland that dates back to the 7th century. The awe-inspiring city in many respect is the most Polish of all this nation’s cities and is filled with well-preserved historical monuments of culture and art. Also, called as the cultural capital, the Krakow apartments, and attractions, entertainment opportunities, bars and restaurants, makes an exciting city break option for many tourists.
The present lively city stands in stark contrast to the devastation that was done during the WWII. You can find its traces in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, which is now a popular attraction with tourists. Getting around the capital is very easy as taxis are cheaper mode of transit, if you know to negotiate. The best time to visit the city in in the month of June and July when you will get warm sunshine and pleasant weather conditions. Plan cheap holidays to Krakow by booking flight and stay in advance.
Where to stay
Krakow is a lively city steeped in history and vibrant culture that attracts huge influx of tourists every year. Staying in any accommodation in Krakow is going to be a rewarding experience for you as this extraordinary city has many great things to enjoy and explore throughout your trip. The city boasts gorgeous architecture and charming town square that gives something like fairy-tale feel. So wherever you choose to stay- hotels or apartments booking a hotel in Krakow in advance is recommended to avoid the last minute rush.
The Old Town or nearby Kazimierz are the best neighbourhoods to stay as these are centrally located and places you conveniently close to Krakow’s main tourist sights. Visitors looking to stay central yet away from touristy crowd can book their hotel in Kleparz, which is a residential neighbourhood while Zwierzyniec is also a great option as it is certainly the greenest. Cheap flights and hotels in Krakow can be easily booked from Aplharooms to enjoy hassle free travel experience.
What to see
A great amalgamation of culture, history and quaint surroundings, Krakow offers plenty to see and do, with some fantastic day trip options outside its borders. During your Krakow holiday, explore the royal Renaissance architecture to one of Europe’s oldest industrial enterprises and see traces of the city’s WWII history. The city’s regal Wawel Hill and Castle is one of the most interesting places to explore in your Krakow holiday. It is also home to the blue and gold ceilinged cathedral. Visit the largest concentration camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau and get to see the old barracks, ruined crematoria and gas chambers.
Other attractions to enjoy includes the magnificent Zakopane & the Tatra mountains, which is a paradise for snowboarders and skiers. Explore the remarkable displays of fine art in the Wawel Castle and Czartoryski Museum and in the evening, you’ll have your pick of cozy cafes, bars, theatres, and restaurants. Book cheap hotel in Krakow at least a week in advance to get best deals at competitive rates.
Krakow has a very distinct and lively nightlife than anywhere else in Europe. The city has a very high density of bars and clubs and hundreds of which can be found in cellars and courtyards in the Old Town district. The delightful bars not only offer fantastic vodkas and superb beers but delicious cocktails in a gorgeous architecture. Mostly the bars here have different setting with shabby-chic establishments with deep dark wood furnishings, it’s a different world altogether.
Those who love clubbing can head to Florianska and Szewska, where you’ll find locals and tourists partying all night. Apart from bars and clubs, the city has many attractive music venues, dance clubs, strip clubs, brew pubs and gay-friendly venues. The explosive Krakow’s nightlife is something to experience during your trip to the city.
What to eat
Krakow city is filled with an extensive range of eating establishments, from sophisticated gourmet restaurants to amazing food trucks. Eat delicious Polish food in your Krakow holiday as a way to explore the city. The food scene here is not only limited to famous dumplings and sausages but the Polish flavours has more to it, that takes you on a culinary adventure. In the restaurants here, you’ll find plenty of scrumptious red meat, eggs, sausages, potatoes, and various noodles and pies.
If you crave for a truly authentic Polish meal, Miod Malina restaurant is the best place to eat where the best dish is perogi and other specialities served in a very charming atmosphere. For sampling some awesome Italian dishes visit La Campana, which is located in a historic building. The restaurant serves the best of Italian classics including spaghetti carbonara, lasagna, and caprese salad. Explore the food truck scene in Krakow which is also very vibrant where all sorts of gourmet can be tasted. Though eating cuisine may be pricey, fast foods like hamburgers, pizzas, and kebabs is fairly cheapand can find the fare anywhere in the downtown.
Krakow boasts a good number of shopping outlets in the form of antique shops, local markets, clothing stores and others apart from the regular modern malls and boutiques. It may not be a shopper’s paradise but the artsy status of the city makes it a great place to shop artworks, intricate jewellery, unique souvenirs and antiques.
The central Old Town is popular area to enjoy shopping experience as it is filled with excellent shops of all sorts along with an extensive range of retail stores that are lined up in every street. Locals in the town are more inclined towards shopping in the new malls that are home to foreign retailing reputed brands such as France’s Carrefour and Britain’s Tesco. But for tourist’s, traditional marketplaces are a favourite place to browse through the artsy goods and unique souvenirs sold in the crammed spaces at the main commercial strips-Florianska Street, Grodzka Street, or Slawkowska Street. Enjoy your Krakow holiday by indulging in local shopping experience.
Fast Facts About
- Nearest airports: John Paul II International Airport Krakow-Balice
- Flight time from UK:5 hours
- Language: Polish
- Currency: Polish zloty (zl)
30 December 2017
IAIN TURNBULL, Krakow
Great place at Christmas lovely market beautiful.
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17 October 2011
Lovely city with some amazing views
Wawel castle is a must see absolutely stunning, also if going to austwich leave early it can take 2 hours to get there and ensure the bus or train times as it can get very busy around 5 oclock getting back to krakow so I would leave earlier, krakow shopping centre is amazing plenty to see with restaurants and shops.
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Easy to get around