Krakow is not only a place of culture and beauty but luxury that doesn’t cost a fortune. Here are some of the best places to enjoy the creme de la creme without breaking the bank!
Aparthotel Stare Miasto
Aparthotel Stare Miasto offers breathtaking apartments, located only 100 metres from the main square in the Old City district. All apartments have kitchenettes, and either a spa bath or a full-sized hot tub! With some apartments being over two floors and city views, this Aparthotel is certainly one to check out!
This award-winning hotel is situated close to Wawel Castle and hosts 29 stunning, modern rooms. Their spa is in the medieval cellars and a renaissance inspired restaurant based on polish royal cuisine, recommended by Michelin. It’s easy to see why this luxury hotel is popular.
This beautiful hotel is multi-award winning, including the category of the best hotel interior architecture in Europe in the Paris Prix Villegiature contest 2007. The hotel boasts three stunning restaurants, including the summer restaurant and sky bar, which is hosted on the top floors of the hotel, offering a unique view of St. Mary’s church. To top it off, Hotel Stary has a gorgeous spa, to really feel luxury.
The Bonerowski Palace can be found in the Main City Market Square. The late thirteenth-century building offers gorgeous rooms decorated in a classic, slightly eccentric style. With services offered like spa treatments, Chopin Concerts in the Grand hall and even the Jazz and Wine Club, this place offers culture, as well as class.
Art restaurant, where they believe cooking is an art. Multi-award winning, including the world luxury restaurant winner 2018. They have a modern outlook on polish cuisine, all with a warm and cosy atmosphere, topped off with live music every night. For lunch, they offer a 5-course menu, for dinner, there’s a choice for a 7 or 9-course menu. For an extra bit of luxury, you can arrive in their Rolls-Royce, with champagne on arrival!
This small chain, consisting of one restaurant in Krakow and the other in Warsaw, pride themselves on being the first steakhouse in Poland to mature meat using dry ageing techniques, working with the best local farmers. This popular steakhouse offers a variety of different steaks, sides and desserts and for the price, it’s a must!
Pod Nosem can be found in the gorgeous Hotel Kanonicza 22 and is nominated for the World luxury restaurant 2019. They change their carefully chosen menu every month and are proud to own more than 200 varieties of wine. Pod Nosem have something for every palette.
First opened in 2013, with the initial thought as a wine bar with cuisine, this unique and eclectic restaurant is now multi-award winning. They use only the best quality local products and the dishes are prepared in front of you. They offer the choice of their regular menu, or their tasting menu, with their tasting menu having the option of having wine paired with the courses.
Krakow is a stunning city, full of beautiful backstreets and classic architecture! The city itself is easy enough to walk around, the Main City Market Square, the Old District and Wawel Castle being in the top things to see.
Take some time out to go and relax. Although many of the luxury hotels have their own spas, Vanilla Spa is a popular choice. Found in Niebieski Art Hotel, Vanilla spa offer sauna rooms, treatments and treatment packages, to suit all budgets.
See an Opera
The Juliusz Słowacki Theatre is the most stunning venue to watch an opera in Krakow. Built in 1893, and named after the Polish poet, Juliusz Słowacki, in 1909, it holds as much history as it does beauty. Book to see an opera for less money than most of Europe, or if not a fan of the arts, book a tour to look around the theatre, as this is not to be missed.