Tuesday 24 January 2023

Plaza Boutique Hotel, Krakow | review

I recently got back from a 6-night trip to Krakow with my girlfriend - we booked it a few months ago via LoveHolidays and we had the best ever time. We paid £569 between us for our flights and hotel, and I wanted to drop a hotel review in case you're planning a trip to Krakow and looking for somewhere to stay.

We stayed at the Plaza Boutique Hotel; it wasn't particularly central, but it was really well connected to everywhere else in the city via the excellent tram system Krakow has. The hotel is in the Podg├│rze district, which is the site of the former Jewish ghetto, and we were just a couple of minutes walk from the church of St Joseph - it's one of the most gorgeous churches I've ever seen, with a Neo-Gothic facade giving off almost Disney vibes... There are a lot of Holocaust memorials within walking distance, as well as a few restaurants and cafes. Nearby we ate at Lajkonik, a bakery/cafe chain which does lovely sandwiches and donuts etc, as well as an Italian called Primo.

The Plaza Boutique Hotel offers breakfast, but we didn't pay the extra for it as we knew we'd be out and about - it looked to be your standard buffet breakfast though! The restaurant also offered bar snacks during the day; their website has a bigger menu with a lot of different options but any time we tried to order off this they didn't seem to be doing the full menu, so we didn't eat there at all in the end!

Our room was really really spacious - the bed was massive and there was a desk, wardrobe with safe, table & chairs, huge windows, and a lot of floor space. We also had a really good sized bathroom with a big walk-in shower. The bed in particular was such a treat, actually two single mattresses with seperate duvets (very European) so it was huge and super comfy. There was tea & coffee as well as a (very expensive) mini bar - we just used the fridge to store drinks we'd bought in the shop. 

Everything was clean and tidy; they don't offer daily housekeeping as standard but you can just request it as & when you want, which is a system a lot of hotels have adopted post-c*vid. More environmentally friendly, too! All in all we couldn't fault the room at all.

The staff at the Plaza Boutique Hotel were generally really friendly and helpful; we arrived pretty late at night and they checked us in quickly, recommended a bar for us to visit and wished us a nice trip. They were always on hand to suggest places to go/things to do if need be, too.

The current for 6 nights in February direct through the hotel website is £316 for a standard double room, which is what we stayed in; via LoveHolidays you can book 5 nights in February with flights for £215 per person. I would highly recommend the Plaza Boutique Hotel, Krakow if you're looking for somewhere less central, affordable, clean and comfortable!

Have you been to Krakow? Are you planning to visit at some point? Let me know...

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