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 location of our room. The transfer cost 40zł, which at the time of our visit in 2021 was around £8. This is our review of Pergamin Royal Apartments.
FINDING THE APARTMENT
We walked up the street to find our apartment. 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.
After a few minutes of looking, we finally noticed a door with a small poster in the window. The door was very inconspicuous, blending in to the shop next door. I’m not surprised we missed it.
As you can see from the photos below, the block itself sits above the ‘Campione’ shop. The entrance is to the right, through a small door activated by a key-fob.
OUR AWESOME ROOM
Compared to the outside, it was actually really nice inside. Very vintage looking with a beautiful wooden staircase and a small reception area. There is a small outdoor garden area for smoking, and this will be nice to sit out in during the warmer months.
Pushing the button at the door, a member of staff buzzed us in, 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, we didn’t get our room cleaned.
The room was absolutely immaculate to begin with, so we coped just fine without this service.
She told us they had given us the biggest apartment on the top floor. An attic room. There are only 14 rooms in the building, and we were number 14. The apartment block 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 also a decent size, with a fantastic shower. This was also spotless. We really loved the room, and it was a perfect base while we explored the city of Kraków.
The only downside, for some people, could be the lack of a lift, so be prepared to carry your luggage up to your room.
A WONDERFUL LOCATION FOR EXPLORING
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’s Factory Museum is 1.3 miles away.
Would you like to know more about Kraków? Visit the official tourism page of Poland. Visit Kraków.
- Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply
- Airport shuttle, additional charge
- Free Wi-Fi
- Minibar, fridge, tea & coffee making facilities
- Safe deposit box
ADD AN ACTIVITY TO YOUR HOTEL STAY
Pub, Bar & Club Crawl. Immerse yourself in Krakow’s nightlife scene off the tourist trail and mingle with the locals. Enjoy 1 hour of unlimited drinking and a free welcome shot at each club. Benefit from VIP entry, so you won’t have to wait in line.
City Tour of 3 Districts by Electric Car. Tour some of the Krakow highlights inside a convenient and environmentally friendly electric car. Explore the Old Town, Kazimierz, and Podgórze, whilst learning about them from your guide.