Kazimierz is one of Krakow’s most immersive districts. We love it for the raw historical character – paint-peeling houses and exposed-brick walls all over the place down here! It’s also a major dining and drinking (yep, guilty!) hub. You’ll find bohemian coffee bars with house-roasted beans. You can munch on everything from Neapolitan pizza to Middle Eastern mezze. And there are craft bars next to gritty clubs that go till sunup. On top of that, hotels in Kazimierz still put you near the Vistula River and the Old Town (it’s about 10-15 minutes’ walking to the north). Let’s take a look at the best accommodations the area has to offer…
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PURO Kraków Kazimierz
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We simply love the PURO hotel. It’s a relatively new addition to the line up of hotels in Kazimierz. But boy has it shaken things up. The rooms are slick and modern, perfectly blending that stylo character of the neighborhood with mod cons and cool features. There’s a stunning underground spa with sauna and steam rooms. But, most of all, that café-bakery! It’s got fresh-baked dough and great coffee, and is a hubbub of chatter with comfy seats and great WiFi.
Treat yourself to a deluxe loft
The Privilege Suites really do deserve their name. In a prime location right in the middle of Kazimierz, these uber-cool spaces offer something special. The crème-de-la-crème of the offering is in the penthouse rentals, which come with huge skylights, free-standing baths and sprawling walk-in showers. You can fit up to six people in these, so they’re perfect if you’re hitting Krakow as a group. Fully equipped kitchens come in all rooms.
Something traditional and sumptuous
If you’re after a more traditional hotel experience from your stay in Kazi, this could be perfect. Red-carpeted rooms and velevet curtains add an air of royalty to the place. There are dark-wood furnishings and chandelier-lit hallways. Packages often come with a free breakfast buffet as standard. Meanwhile, the hotel sits on the north-eastern edge of the neighborhood. That puts it in a great place for exploring all of Kazimierz (obviously), the Old Town, and the Wawel Castle – they are all within walking distance!
A classic among the hotels in Kazimierz
Hotel Rubinstein is housed in an elegant mansion that’s kept watch over bustling Szeroka Street since the 1400s! It’s up there with the most historic hotels in Krakow, and backs that up with opulent interiors that are replete with wood-beam ceilings and vintage furniture. There are some luxury touches to finish the lot off – think flat-screen TVs and marble-clad bathrooms. The piece de resistance is probably the rooftop terrace. It’s got stunning, sweeping panoramas of the Wawel Castle in the distance. Nice.
INX Design Hotel
On the river end of Starowiślna, the INX Design Hotel is surely one of the more thought-provoking and quirky hotels in Kazimierz. Guests are greeted into a lobby that mashes art movements together in a haze of gold-plated pillars, pseudo-Renaissance portraits and Pop Art installations. The rooms are colourful and creative, but don’t dispense of the required luxuries – large beds, flat-screen TVs, spacious and lux bathrooms. Location wise, it’s perfect if you want to explore the bar streets around south Kazi and the district of Podgorze just over the water.
If you think you’ve discovered any more awesome hotels in Kazimierz that should 100% be on this list – get in touch! We’re always looking for great recommendations. Alternatively, you can check out even more hotels in Kazimierz on booking.com.