I went to Poland last year for My boyfriend’s birthday. I fell in love with Krakow, the city is so beautiful with amazing buildings and lovely people.
We went for 3 days at the end of Jan last year and it was quite cold so make sure you wrap up!
We got a cheap flight with easy jet and just took hand luggage which was just enough. We booked the hotel with expedia which was really easy to use and we found a really good deal.
The hotel we stayed in was Belmanowska main square residence which overlooked Rynek Glowny which is the market square. It was the perfect location with lots of restaurants, cafes and shops near by. The staff were amazing, really friendly and looked after us really well. They booked our trips to Auschwitz and wieliczka salt mines which was really easy, sorting out transport to and from the day trips. The view from our room was beautiful, it also had a hot tub in the room, a fridge stocked up with soft drinks with no addition costs, a coffee machine with one free coffee each for each day you stay, also a bottle of wine and chocolate in the room when we arrived!
We spend one of the 3 days on a day trip to Auschwitz and then to the Wieliczka salt mine. Auschwitz was really movig and interesting, our tour guide really knew what she was talking about, learning about what happened to Jewish people. Then straight after we went to the salt mines which was also very interesting, there was even a ball room in the mine which was amazing. It was a really full on day so I would maybe recommend going on separate days!
We also went on a pub crawl which they do every night of the week, we met them in the main square, it was such a good way of meeting new people from all different country, playing beer pong and a free bar for an hour was all part of a good night! Would definitely recommend!
The view from our room in the hotel over looking the main sqaure-
Salt mines –