Recently renovated,light and airy apartment on the second floor.
- english, french, italian
About Rebecca Meitlis
I came to Krakow to visit where my father was born and I fell in love with it!
Rebecca Meitlis purchased this Apartment in 2006
Why Rebecca Meitlis chose Stare Miasto
When I found this apartment I knew it would be a wonderful place to stay and explore Krakow and the surrounding hills and mountains. I also go there to find a peaceful place to work when I have some writing to do.
What makes this Apartment unique
It is a very special location, surrounded by greenery and the river yet in walking distance of all that is wonderful in Krakow
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
What a great location. You’re right in the middle of it and yet quiet enough to get away from it if you want to.
The host was great, gave some really good advise on where to go.
If we go back to krakow we will stay here again!
Thank you for your lovely review! Please do come again!
Excellent location and apartment in Krakow
Very roomy and adequately equipped apartment with a wonderful view of the river just at the foot of the castle. It was a short walk to everything, including the convention centre. Rebecca was very communicative and sorted out a key issue effectively. Of course, we would stay there again when in Krakow!
Beautiful apartment! Would stay here again without any hesitation!
Beautiful apartment right outside of the city center of Krakow. The apartment is close enough to everything that you don't have to walk far, but still in a quiet area where you won't be disturbed. The front rooms of the apartment look out over the river, giving you a lovely view.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The apartment was clean and nicely sized. There is underfloor heating in the kitchen and bath which was nice to have during the cold month of January. We had beds made up for the 3 of us, but could easily have fit another person or two in without feeling crowded. In the main room of the apartment, there is a little table filled with books about Poland and Krakow specifically. If you needed any ideas of where to go or what to do, it was all there for you.
Thank you very much for your nice review. I'm glad you had a good time!
So glad we chose this apartment, just steps from Wawel Castle, and slightly removed from the busy centre, with peaceful bedroom at the back and delightful riverside views to the front. Plenty to see and do in Krakow: we could have stayed longer than a week.
So glad you enjoyed it, please come back to do all the things you didnt have time for!
Sunny apartment close to International Convention Centre
We stayed here for 12 days while attending meetings at the International Convention Centre (ICE) just across the river. The apartment is bright, sunny and very clean, and as described on the website. There is plenty of room and lots of power points. The double bed is comfortable – be aware however that there are curtains only in the bedroom, and these are translucent so the apartment is fully light in midsummer shortly after 4.30 am. If you are a light sleeper you might like to bring your airline sleeping masks! No wardrobe as such but there are drawers in one room and you can hang clothes on wall hooks or a stand in the bedroom. The kitchen is nicely equipped – we didn’t use the dishwasher but the washing machine was very useful. We managed well with the 50 minute ‘synthetics’ cycle followed by an extra spin. There is no clothes drying rack (that we found, anyway) but we managed with clothes hangers and our travelling washing line and everything dried quickly.
There are lots of restaurants nearby, and it is worth telephoning ahead or calling in during the day to make a booking, particularly on a Saturday night. Café Camelot is delightful if you need to sit down somewhere near the Old Market Square during the day, and the wine bar Pergamin in ul Grodzka has an interesting selection of Polish wines and cheeses. There is a new “Zabka” convenience store just round the corner in Sukiennicza which also has ready meals, though we didn’t eat in much except for breakfast.
Sightseeing is easy from the apartment – you are close to Wawel castle and you can walk pretty well everywhere else. Try walking through the Planty rather than overcrowded ul Grodzka – it is so much nicer. You can also take an 18 tram from Dietla or a bus from ICE across the river if it comes on to rain – keep a 2.80 PLN ticket in your wallet just in case! We highly recommend the Free Walking Tours (yellow umbrellas) run by young locals who are also qualified guides – we did a couple of these on our first two days and they proved to be an excellent introduction. We also enjoyed Discover Crakow’s tour of the interiors of Wawel Castle, and the Jagiellonian University’s museum, library and academic halls (there is an extended tour in English at 1 pm). The art galleries of the National Museum all have free entry to their permanent collections on Sundays. There are guidebooks in the apartment and several tourist offices close by (ask for "Karnet" for a list of what's on during your visit!).
Thank you for all your suggestions and good to know about other places to visit in Krakow. Next time I am there I will make a thicker under-curtain, the silk is quite light, but such a lovely textile! Also I will look out for a clothes horse
Nice location some limitations
Owner lives in England so there is no one who meets you at the flat. Only one set of keys mailed to you which must be mailed back which means everyone must come and go together. No microwave or toaster and one cup coffee. Would have liked a coffee pot. Window in bedroom has curtains but other two rooms do not which is not good since there is a well used park across the street that would make it awkward using these rooms for sleepers. Location is right next to the river and on the back side of the castle. Nice and quiet.
Thank you for your review. I would like to point out the following; Before anyone books I explain the key situation and what to do if there is an emergency. No there is no microwave as I think they are unhealthy. There is a very smart Dualit convection oven that , bakes , grills and defrosts. There is a good toaster on the kitchen counter. There is an expresso machine for 6 cups of coffee, one small cafetiere and one large cafetiere (for 4-6 cups of coffee). All items in the apartment are listed in the itinerary I send in advance so guests know what to expect. I often sleep in the front rooms and there is no visibility from the park into the rooms as they are on the second floor. (unless someone had a periscope!)
The apartment is situated at the foot of Wawel Castle with a view across the River Vistula in the front and the Bernadynska Monastery garden at the back, the apartment, in ul. Smocza is perfectly situated for short stays in Krakow (ul. Smocza means Dragon Street, as the castle was built over a Dragon’s den!) It is a 15-minute walk from the Main Square and 10 minutes from Kazimierz, the old Jewish quarter. There are paths for walking and cycling along the riverbanks and pleasure boats run in the summer. Krakow is just as wonderful in the winter especially if it has snowed, the Christmas lights stay up until early February making the evenings even more magical. In October/early November the Planty is golden with autumn leaves.
Other Activities: Lots of Music , Jazz, Classical & klesmer