The Pod Różą, 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. 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.