Hotel Indigo, Krakow, Poland
Graham Clark, Features Writer
I last went to Krakow in Poland over 14 years ago.
How things have changed: there used to be no direct flights from the UK to the city, the only way you could get there was to drive from Prague, there were only a scattering of good hotels and the city was off the tourist radar.
Fast forward to 2017 and the city has a brand new airport with flights every day from all over the UK and the rest of Europe. There is even a weekly direct flight from Chicago to the city.
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To cater for all the tourists and for business customers too, the new Indigo hotel has recently opened.
This boutique hotel is only a 7 minute walk off the main square and the train station is only 5 minutes away.. It is very handy if you have travelled to the city by train from the airport as there are trains running every 30 minutes.
This boutique hotel is in an old building that has been tastefully transformed into a contemporary hotel which is a haven of tranquility in the busy city.
Service was friendly and welcoming upon check in.
The rooms are well equipped: the bed was very comfy, there is a large flat screen TV, although there were only 2 English language stations on there.
Thinking of the modern traveller there were plenty of power sockets in the rooms including USB ports, a free safe, a mini bar that has complimentary water each day, a coffee machine, but the wardrobe didn't have too much hanging space considering it is designed for the customer staying for a few days.
The bathroom has a bath and a walk in rain shower with plenty of toiletries, bathrobes and slippers included.
Breakfast is buffet style although a Polish breakfast of sausages, fried eggs, bacon and traditional Polish smoked cheese is cooked to order.
Named after the street the hotel is situated on, Filipa 18, the restaurant is famous for the freshly baked breads and pastries. The cold buffet items are labelled with which part of the country they are from, which I thought was a nice touch. I liked too the yoghurts and smoothies which were all freshly made in house.
There is a traditional market next door which I found fascinating. The local cheeses and cold meats at breakfast are bought from this market too. The prices at the market are not inflated and you can buy fresh food and local traditional items.
There is a small sitting room downstairs in the hotel which was handy to sit in and relax after a busy day of sightseeing.
It would be difficult to find a better hotel to stay in when visiting Krakow. Perfect.
Hotel Indigo Krakow, Ul Sw Filipa 18, 31-150 Krakow, Poland
Telephone: 48 12 300 30 30
Hotel Indigo, Krakow, Poland, 5th September 2017, 16:42 PM