When looking for a place to stay on my two day layover, my two key factors were budget and location, Pergamin Old Town Apartments in Central Krakow ticked both boxes. Having arrived in the snow and wondering whether December was the best time to visit Krakow, being smack bang in the middle of the city was a result!
Drawing up to the Pergamin Old Town Apartments at Św. Gertrudy 10 in a taxi, I was met with the old-style architecture of the townhouses which looked rather grand from the outside. The interior was simple, characteristic and unassuming but kind of homely at the same time.
Warm bedroom, simple design
After arriving in Krakow from the sunny climate of Dubai, I was keen to rest up and get warm. I’m pleased to say the room was heated in preparation for my arrival. The bedroom was equipped with a flat-screen TV. A mini-bar and coffee machine, all charge as extra if used. The en-suite bathroom with free toiletries was very clean.
The aparthotel offers 62 rooms, both standard (double, triple and quadruple) and deluxe for families of four, five and six people.
Totally recommend having the breakfast at Pergamin Old Town Apartments. There was a lovely buffet selection of continental (meats and cheeses), tomato and mozzarella, hot food such as bacon, scrambled egg and more. Let’s not forget the cakes and biscuits, a little naughty in the morning but they went down lovely with the latte!
Little tip… The breakfast, at 30 zloty, is cheaper if you pay direct to the hotel.
It’s all about the location
The 3 star hotel runs along the Cracow Plants, the city park surrounding the Old Town. You’re only 450 metres from the majestic Wawel Royal Castle, 600 metres from the Main Market Square and an easy walk to cross the Vistula River to the Kazimierz district. You can do all the important sights on foot from Pergamin Old Town Apartments, it’s a kick-ass location!
The ‘not-so-good’ about Pergamin Old Town Apartments
WiFi wasn’t the best. It kept dropping in and out on my phone and on my laptop, was difficult to get a strong enough signal. If you need to work whilst you are there, this probably isn’t the best place for you.
Would I recommend Pergamin Old Town Apartments
Overall, I was very content with the room at Pergamin Old Town Apartments especially considering how little I paid (210 zloty / £43 for 2 nights which included my booking.com Genius Loyalty discount of 10%). And guess what dog lovers, they’re pet-friendly, you just need to inform them before booking!
If you need a clean and comfortable place to rest your head in the heart of Krakow that doesn’t break the bank, Pergamin Old Town Apartments is a fantastic choice.
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