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Luxury Guide to Krakow

Welcome to Backpacker’s Boutique. Every Sunday, this spot will feature a new travel blogger. Some weeks it will be a really fun interview about packing, fashion, and fitness so you can snoop inside their bags & lives a little bit and other weeks it’ll be a detailed luxury guide to a city the featured blogger/expat knows very well. E-mail me if you’d like to be featured.

A Luxury Guide to Krakow

Tell us a little about yourself and tell us why you’re an expert on luxury travel in Krakow.

We’ve been living in Krakow for more than 2 years. We met, felt in love and engaged in this city. Our first travels and adventures were from Krakow to Denmark, Venice and Prague.
So we will always think of Krakow with a smile :).luxury guide to krakow poland

What makes Krakow a perfect destination for travelers seeking a glamorous trip?


Krakow is the most famous city in Poland, so there are many amazing places to see there. Not to mention 5 star hotels and luxury restaurants with delicious European food.

Tourist from all over to world visit Krakow to see beautiful Rynek (Old Town) and go for one-day trip to neighbouring Wieliczka, famous salt-mine.

What 5 star hotel is the best in your town?

There are many 5-star hotels in Krakow, but we would choose Hotel Stary. Mainly because it’s situated in the heart of Old Town and the views from the hotel rooms are really amazing! There’s also a SPA and great restaurant in the hotel, so you will have everything to enjoy your stay.

luxury guide to krakow polandWhat about boutique hotels, of them all, which would you send your friends or family to stay at?

All the hotels situated close to the Old Town are boutique. When you are in Krakow, there’s no point for staying anywhere else. So again, we’d recommend Hotel Stary and maybe Grand Hotel or Copernicus.

Are there any fun activities for the adventurous traveler?

You can hire the balloon and have dinner with your date with the perfect aerial view on Krakow and Vistula river. If you are single, you can go to a luxury Vanilla SPA on Flisacka street.

luxury guide to krakow polandWhere are the best hang outs during the day?

Definitely café at Old Town or Kazimierz.

If you have a big date night, what are the most delicious restaurants in Krakow and what are their best dishes?

Our favourite place is Zakladka on Jozefinska street. This place won many prizes for the best food in Poland. It’s situated right next to Father Bernatek Footbridge, where lovers hang their padlocks. So it really is perfect place for a date!

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Let’s talk desserts- what place makes the best?

Manufaktura Czekolady on Szewska street, right next to an Old Town. This place is magnificent! They make their own chocolate that you can buy, eat or drink. The most awesome thing is that most of the walls are made of glass, so you can actually SEE how the chocolate is made.

Tell us all the hot shopping spots; who’s carrying the trendy local designers? 

The best place to shop is Bonarka Shopping Mall. It’s really big, never crowded and you can find there the best shops, including boutiques of famous Polish designers.

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What are a couple of the best salons and spas in Krakow?

Vanilla Spa on Flisacka street, Spa Faromona on Jugowicka street or Lesna Spa on the lovely outskirts of Krakow.

Time for a great sunset view… where would you go?

Definitely Vistula river. There isn’t any other place in Krakow with this beautiful sunset.

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Now that the sun’s gone down, fill us on the best places to go for some evening drinks or a great pre-gaming spot.

Krakow has more bars per square metre than anywhere else in the world. So there’s A LOT to choose from. We’d suggest going to Pergamin at Old Town or Nova Resto Bar at Kazimierz.

If you end the night at a fancy club, which one do you head towards?

CoCo, Kitsch, Goraczka or Rdza.


luxury guide to krakow7Karolina and Patryk met 4 years ago. After few dates they decided to spend the rest of their lives together and making their dreams came true. They are traveling the world ever since, working online and sharing their passion with readers of their blog. Follow along on , google , and Instagram!




About the Author:

Rachel Jones left a career in nursing and lived on the beaches of Goa, India for the five years. Now she lives in Mexico where she gives advice on the 40+ countries she’s visited in the last 10 years. She’s the author of two India travel e-books: Guide to India and Insider’s Guide to Goa. Her blog, Werkenntwen, like its name, is a contradiction combining off-beat adventurous places with glamorous and bespoke travel. Werkenntwen has been featured in ELLE, Marie Claire, Grazia, and Cosmopolitan magazines. She’s a writer for Bravo TV.


  1. Karol September 10, 2016 at 12:28 am - Reply

    Best wishes from Poland!!! Nice to see this post about Krakow, especially on that blog like this one :-).

  2. ad January 5, 2018 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    I love this city as well, not surprised you do as well!

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