Because our main purpose of visiting Kraków was that of the business of selecting and dealing with house purchase our priorities may be a little different from that of the general holidaymaker. We were out all day so were not especially concerned with the hotel's leisure facilities.
The hotel we liked best was the System Hotel, ul. 29 Listopada 189, 31-241 Kraków, Poland
Telephone +48 12 614 48 00, email firstname.lastname@example.org
This hotel, although on the edge of town, offered comfortable and spacious en-suite rooms in a 5 floor modern building. Bathroom has a large powerful shower with Dove bodywash but no bath. All rooms had internet/TV that functioned although we had to phone reception to find out how to access the Intenet. Tea making facilities are provided in the rooms but no milk. The buffet breakfast offered a wide variety of foods including fresh strawberries, home-made jam, the usual continental cold meats and cheeses, cereals, cakes, plus a hot option of scrambled eggs and frankfurters.
There is also a restaurant for an optional dinner in the evening. Leisure facilities consisted of a small swimming pool, gym and sauna which we did not have time to make use of.
The staff were excellent and extremely helpful. We managed to lose some documents in Kraków; the receptionist looked up the telephone number of the shop we thought we may have left them in and phoned for us. They have a facility for leaving suitcases at the hotel after checkout until flights which we used successfully.
This 3 star hotel is also very economically priced. Breakfast is separate so that you don't have to pay for items you do not require.
Because the hotel is on a main road the edge of Kraków (windows are all double-glazed) it's really a case of getting a taxi into town. The road is busy, so this will cost more if you have to travel during the rush hour. Taxi fares are double after 10 pm and on Sundays.
One taxi driver we felt offered an honest service was Kazimierz Wachowicz (Kazik for short). He drives a smart 6-7 seater hatchback. Telephone 0048 606 37-64-80
The taxi fare into the centre of Kraków varied between 12 and 18 złoty depending on time of day which is around £2 to just over £3.