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After taking an Uber from John Paul II Kraków-Balice International Airport to the center of Kraków, we arrived at Grodzka, one of the oldest streets in the city and the destination of our hotel. The transfer cost 40zł, which at the time was around £8. Read on for our review of Pergamin Royal Apartments, Kraków.
Finding The Hotel
We walked up the street to find our hotel. We had a general idea of where it was situated. But where was it? I must admit, we were a little confused at first. Was this the right street? Where is the sign? We knew we needed building number 12. Where was the hotel?
After a few minutes of looking, we finally noticed a door with a small poster in the window. Jackpot. The door was very inconspicuous, blending in to the shop next door, and not very hotel looking. I’m not surprised we missed it.
As you can see from the photos below, the hotel itself sits above the ‘Campione‘ shop. The entrance is to the right, via a small courtyard.
Compared to the outside, the hotel was actually really nice. Very vintage looking with a beautiful wooden staircase and a small reception area. There is a small outdoor garden area for smoking, and this might be nice to sit out in during the warmer months.
Pushing the button at the door, a member of staff buzzed in us, and she greeted us at the reception desk. Check-in was quick. She welcomed us, handed us our key, Wi-Fi password, and we were told that because of Covid, they would clean our room on request. We were only there for four nights, so to make it easy for them, and didn’t get our room cleaned. We coped just fine without it.
She told us they had given us the biggest room in the hotel, on the top floor. An attic room. There are only 14 rooms in the building, and we were number 14. The hotel was quiet during our entire stay. We never saw another person other than staff.
The room was very spacious, warm, and comfy. A huge kingsize bed, writing desk, coffee and tea-making facilities and a fridge. We also had a TV, bedside tables, a couple of chairs and plenty of plugs for charging our devices.
The bathroom was a decent size, with a fantastic shower. This was also a spotless space. We really loved the room and it would be a perfect base while we explored the city of Krakow.
The only downside, for some people, could be the lack of a lift, so prepare yourself to carry your luggage up to your room.
In the historic Old Town, the hotel is very close to some of the best places to visit. The hotel is only 200 yards from the market square where you can also find the Cloth Hall and Saint Marys’s basilica.
Walk to the end of Grodzka and you’ll soon be at Wawel Castle. Lost Souls Alley is 0.2 miles from the hotel, National Museum of Kraków 0.6 miles and Schindler Factory Museum 1.3 miles.
- Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply
- Airport shuttle, additional charge
- Free WiFi
- Minibar, Fridge, Tea & coffee making facilities
- Safe deposit box
Our Trip To Kraków
You can read all about our trip to Kraków by clicking the following link. We had an amazing time in the city and we saw some incredible things. It was our first time visiting Poland, and it pushed us to plan future trips. We now plan on visiting Wroclaw, Poznan, Gdańsk and Warsaw.
Read our Three Day Guide to Krakow.