Hotel Pod Różą
Hotel Pod Roza fondly remembers the splendour of old Krakow for he was the first one in town to welcome the travellers. Its renaissance walls once hosted Alexander I, Liszt and Balzac amongst others and still stand intact in the city of chequered history and vivid culture.
Each floor has its own individual theme from historic Biedermeier to more cozy contemporary designs. Decorative ornaments, old tiled stoves, parquet flooring are complemented by fresh flowers, quality linen and most importantly fabulous service, not to mention the delicious food. The location is fantastic on a pretty cobbled street lined with boutiques and two hops from the main square and stunning St Mary’s Church.
Rooms: 57 Rates: Double rooms from 650 zł, breakfast 50 zł per person. Check in: 14:00 Check out: 12:00 Facilities: 2 restaurants, boutique spa, concierge, laundry, dry cleaning, room service, private parking, free wifi, non smoking hotel, in room facilities: LCD TV, fast internet, telephone, safety deposit box, bathroom facilities include heated floors, bathrobes, hair driers and Malton Brown toiletries.
IN THE KNOW
The rooms overlooking cobbled Florianska Street on 3rd and 4th floor should keep you away from the noise.
A good read on the history of Polish monarchy will be most useful whilst visiting the Wawel Castle.
Good to know
All guests get 10% discount at the hotel restaurants run by the same family - Copernicus and Hotel Stary. Additionally guests are guaranteed access to a beautiful spa with underground pools at the nearby Hotel Stary.
Pod Różą Restaurant
Serves international cuisine with an exquisite seasonally changed menu. Splendid sauces and meat as well as delicious desserts are the restaurant’s specialties. In the somehow prestigious Wine Spectator rating the restaurant’s wine list was recognised as one of the richest in the world.
The hotel's more casual affair with Italian street vibe. Serving delicacies of Italian cuisine such as house-made pasta, mushroom papardelle, a wide selection of spaghetti sauces as well as fresh bread from in-house bakery.
Wine Bar and Vinoteka
Seated in a Krakow-style gate the Wine Bar is a good spot for the summer months, while all year round wine lovers are welcome to the Vinoteka, housed in the 14th century cellars. You will be spoilt for choice with 300 varieties of Italian wine, alongside a variety of cheeses and regional Italian meat. Occasional jazz and classical music gigs add the pinch of amazing vibes here.
Boutique top floor Spa with sauna and gym has a panoramic view of the Old Town rooftops. And if you are after underground pools, salt caves, steam rooms and all - the spa at sister Hotel Stary is available to guests and only four minute walk away.
All welcome, under 14s stay free of charge when using existing beds, one child under 2 years stays free in a cot. Babysitting can be organised at an extra fee.
The hotel is based bang in the middle of the Old Town and has a paid parking nearby (70zł per day). The main railway station Kraków Główny is a short taxi ride away or 12 minute walk through the Old Town. The hotel can organise an airport transfer or taxis and even local buses ( 292, 208 i 902) are easy to catch.
Find out about Krakow's highlights including best places to see, eat, drink and shop in our Guide to Krakow.