Pod Wawelem Hotel

pl. Na Groblach 22, Krakow, Southern Poland, 31 101, Poland
(3 star hotel)
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Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 4 reviews
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Perfect location

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 29, 2015

We stayed in this hotel 3/14 and 3/15. We were a party of four who had two rooms. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean. We had a very nice view of the castle from our room. The breakfast is very nice with quite a variety offered.
Main square was within easy walking distance. There are plenty of good restaurant options with a variety of foods offered. The bakeries are superb. There are multiple pastry and frozen options available.
Should we return to Krakow, we will stay here. We loved our stay.

Unique Quality: Good view of castle. Clean. Excellent location. Staff were friendly and helpful.

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AT THE FOOT OF THE CASTLE

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 5, 2009


So what is the ‘Pod’ like? The most striking thing is that this hotel sits virtually on top of the Castle and no other hotel is near it. This gets a bit stranger. You can sit on the rooftop bar and look right over the castle. You would think that this place would be very expensive, that the bar would stay open late and be very busy with sightseers. You would be wrong. Pod Wawelem was built during the Communist era when the ideas of commercial advantage were unknown. In fact VT Member ‘Matcrazy’ used to attend workshops here during those times. The expensive 4-5 star hotels that say they have great views and are close to the Castle are visible in the distance. Having said that the ‘Pod’ was built to be a basic hotel.

I took advantage of their ‘Economy Rate’ which is a bit hard to get from them except via email. Which they may not respond to. When I checked in they gave me a standard room with 2 beds, nice closets and good facilities in the room. The ‘Economy’ surprise awaited me when I got into the shower the next morning. No soap! And when I got out – no towels! Yes that was the ‘Economy’. Fortunately I had some soap (always pack some) and the sheets on the unused bed actually made a great towel. Dried quickly too.

They have some interesting offers including probably the only ‘All Inclusive’ deals in Krakow. You get all the food and alcohol you want included in the price. I saw their restaurant/food and throw in the alcohol and you might be onto a good deal.

Overall the beds were ok, staff friendly enough and it was clean. Also well located in the old town. Not a bad overall choice if you take the economy deal and have your own towel or substitute!

Unique Quality:
• Closest hotel to the Castle and overlooks the Vistula River
• Great Old Town location
• Good rate on economy rooms
• All Inclusive deals – all you can eat and drink (alcohol as well)
• Terrace Bar overlooking the Castle (not open late though)
• Kid, Pet and Gay friendly. Not necessarily all at the same time.
• Very good business/conference facilities
• Quiet at night

Directions: Across the street from the castle!

Great Location!

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 24, 2008

We stayed in this well appointed hotel for 2 nights. The staff were very obliging - it is well worth arranging your transfer to and from the airport with them. A clean, new hotel - air conditioned. Good buffet breakfast.

Good value

Unique Quality: Situated right next the the Wawel Castle and the river Wisla

Directions: Wawel

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Great for the Price

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 25, 2008

Stayed 2 nights, staff was polite and helpful. They spoke English and very easy to converse with. Food in restaurant was good and priced fairly

Unique Quality: Great view, right on the Vistula River and under the Wawel Royal Castle. Easy access to all tourist sights. Within walking distance to Stare Miasto.

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Address: pl. Na Groblach 22, Krakow, Southern Poland, 31 101, Poland

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Amenities at Pod Wawelem Hotel

  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Business Services
  • Pets Allowed
  • Shuttle Service
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet

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