Hotel Pod Różą

An historical residence in Krakow

About Hotel Pod Różą

  • Old Town CharmA central location

    Hotel Pod Roza is right in the heart of Krakow's historic Old Town. Step out of the door and enjoy Krakow's unique historic charm.

  • A Cellar of WineA charming hideaway

    In the cellar of the hotel, you can enjoy fine wines in an intimate and cosy setting. Just above you will find two wonderful restaurants.

  • Fitness FacilitiesGet in trim and enjoy the view

    Work off a delicious meal, or just get in shape after a hard day of business meetings. The fitness centre fits the bill.


Hotel Pod RóżąOld World elegance and modern comfort

Carved into the portal of the Pod Roza hotel one finds a charming Latin inscription. It reads: 'May this house stand until the ant drinks the waters of the oceans and the tortoise encircles the earth.' The sculptor who carved those words (way back during the Renaissance) would surely be pleased to know that his work still stands in all its glory. And after an empty spell during the Cold War days, the hotel is now itself experiencing something of a renaissance, leaving guests with many warm memories of the city. The Pod Roza, which means 'under the rose', was Krakow's first hotel, and in times gone by Balzac, Liszt and Tsar Alexander II were amongst the guests. Today's owners have continued the tradition of elegance, and at Pod Roza you will find understated old world charm, combined with light modern touches throughout. Each room has been individually furnished, simply and with care. Besides the attractive, well-appointed bathrooms, you will find modern touches such as satellite television. There are also suites which are more antique in character, offering a flavour of the Krakow of yesteryear.

Downstairs there are two enticing restaurants, and they offer some unique dining experiences in this city. The larger, which serves international cuisine, has a light, contemporary feel, with a glass roof that comes into its own during the Summer months. On the other hand the Italian, Amarone, will transport you away to the charms of Tuscany. Here you''ll find a string of cosy rooms that would be ideal for a romantic dinner.

Krakow is also a city of cellars and you 'll find that Pod Roza has one of its own. Painstakingly restored, this charming medieval hideaway is a lovely place for a quiet drink, with a host of Italian wines on hand. And of course, being right in the heart of the Old Town, all the delights of the city are just a stone's throw away. The legendary Cafe Camelot, described by the Washington Post as the best cafe in the world, is just over the road. If the lure of Krakow - an enchanting city - has intrigued you, the Pod Roza would be a lovely base from which to explore the city.


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What Guests Say

  • "Very lovely. Also: best scrambled eggs I've ever had in my life. And when I had to leave for my flight before breakfast (unfortunately, because of a misunderstanding with the desk staff about how long it would take me to get to the airport, but that's partly my fault), they sent me away with a huge bag of food. A really nice experience.".
    Eric Patton
  • "Wonderful location. Helpful, curteous staff that are happy to help you. Clean and spacious rooms. Breakfast will carry one through the day. Great value.".
    Wayne W. Alberts
  • "Brilliant service from Freebookers. They saved me, alone in Krakow. Pod Roza was very authentic and perfectly located.".
    Annika Larsen

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