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Stylish, comfortable and very peaceful apartment in a beautifully restored, elegant 19th century building - right in the centre of historic Krakow. Situated on a quiet street (Batorego), with a balcony overlooking large private gardens. Safe residential neighbourhood, but only 5 minutes walk from the city's famous Market Square with all its cafes, restaurants and night life. The building has been lovingly restored to a very high standard, with its stunning 19th century stained glass wooden stairwell, it remains in keeping with the period - a mixture of modern design with a touch of classic charm. Its unusually spacious, light and high-ceilinged rooms have parquet flooring and old ceramic stoves. It's our first home in Poland, designed to be functional and comfortable - and is a fully multi-media apartment. This means that wireless is offered free throughout, with our 42" screen offering not just a wide range of international satellite channels, but also all internet channels, and free connectivity to your own devices as well. We have a fully equipped kitchen, central heating, big bathroom and period art deco furniture. Close to a range of local shops and restaurants. And a special treat, a great range of pastries and delicious coffee served very cheap from a little cake shop directly outside our front door.
Why you'd want to stay here? It's a perfect base from which to explore the charm and romance of this fantastic city. Just five minutes walk from the city's central square, the apartment is likewise within ten minutes' walk of most of Krakow's finest restaurants (we can send guests our personal recommendations). We are positioned in a charming 19th century residential street, just beyond the bustle of the centre but still close enough to make everywhere walkable - for instance the city's famous castle and former Royal Palace, Wawel, is just ten minutes away, and just beyond it lies Kazimierz, the famous former Jewish district where Stephen Spielberg filmed parts of 'Schindler's List'. All of the city's other galleries and main monuments are equally close, as well as the bus and rail station. For those wishing to visit the other World Heritage Sites at Auschwitz and the Wieliczka Salt Mines can get there within an hour by taxi.
The master bedroom has two large antique single beds which are joined together so that they could be suitable both for a couple and two people sleeping apart.
The second bedroom has a king size antique double bed and a single fold out bed, if one is needed for a child for example.
We also have a double sofa bed in the living room which can become a bedroom by night when you close the double doors separating it from the kitchen.
We have a cot, but please let us know you'd like to reserve it because we only have one, serving both our Krakow apartments....moreless
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Refundable deposit of 200 zlotys (40GBP) payable in cash to our agent on arrival at the apartment.
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Our apartment is on the first floor of a beautifully restored, elegant 19th century building - right in the centre of historic Krakow. It is situated on a quiet street (Ul. Batorego), and has its own balcony overlooking large private gardens. And whilst this is an an unusually undisturbed part of the Old Town, it's still only 5 minutes walk from the city's famous Market Square with all its cafes, restaurants and night life. The area is full of shops and restaurants, where you can buy all your groceries and have a bite for lunch. There's a great cake and coffee shop directly outside our front door, and a 24-hour deli called Oczko at the end of Batorego Street (turn left when you leave the apartment). And if you need a bank, there's one 3 minutes away - turn right and right again into Lobzowska Street, you'll find it there. And if you decide to travel around the city by tram, there's a stop just at the end of our street on Karmelicka Street. Wawel Castle is about 20 minutes walk through the Market square and the Jewish district a 5 min ride in a cab.
Other Activities: the two regional World Heritage Sites at Auschwitz Concentration Camp Museum, and the ancient Wielicka Salt Mines - both within an hour or so's drive of the city.
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: Anna and Ed are two journalists, who work for the BBC in London.
Why the Owner Chose Krakow (Cracow): It's Anna's way of staying in touch with her Polish roots, and our families' way of visiting one of the most beautiful and atmospheric cities in Europe.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment: Peace, tranquility and real character within easy striking distance of all the cities' finest attractions.