It is always an emotional return for me to cities I traveled through before I started my new life in Poland. As a tourist, I visited Poland four times before moving here in 2016. One of those trips saw a train journey to the popular city of Kraków.
At the time, I was coming into a low after my long term split with Panny and nowhere to live. On that trip, I toured Kazimierz, the Jewish Quarter as well as delving into the German Death Camps at Auschwitz and Birkenau while based in Krakow Old Town. Have a look at Hotel ibis Centrum, where I stayed in downtown Krakow.
The name ibis is derived from a beautiful species of bird that lives in the tropics and subtropics all around the world. The ibis Krakow Centrum hotel is located near the Old Square, Wawel Royal Castle and the Kazimierz district, as well as the Vistula Boulevards, which is a great place to take a stroll.
It is also close to the Wawel Castle, Market Square, the Cloth Hall and Kazimierz – the Jewish District. You can reach most tourist attractions by foot. For example, it’s only a 15-minute walk from Kraków Cloth Hall and 3.5 km from Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory.
All the staff in bars and restaurants by the Old Town Square speak English these days.
Cold meat, cheese, butter. Hot sausages, scrambled eggs as well as a range of breakfast cereals, coffee, tea, juice, water…
After a busy week, again it was a case of fresh smiles, Polish welcomes and pleasant staff when I rocked up to reception at the Ibis Krakow Centrum. I also chatted to managers Krzysztof and Wojtek at length. A great, friendly atmosphere is evident here.
When you stay loyal to a brand, you get used to their style and what to expect in every city they have a hotel.