Last week Joe and I took a trip to Krakow in Poland for a little two day mini break to visit Auschwitz and explore the city. We stayed in the gorgeous Queen Boutique Hotel, a luxury 4* boutique find in the city centre with views of Krakow castle and just 5 minutes walk to the Jewish Quarter. The Queen Boutique made our stay so easy and welcoming that I really wanted to share this little gem with you in case you’re planning a trip to Poland in the near future and are looking for somewhere great to stay.
Set just 25-30 minutes away from the airport The Queen Boutique Hotel is ideal for exploring Krakow and the surrounding areas. It’s super stylish interiors make the most of the space it looks like it’s lacking from the outside. Before we arrived the hotel staff helped us arrange everything we needed including taxi transfers from the airport (just £16 each way), spa bookings and dinner reservations – they also upgraded us to a suite for our stay with a balcony and loads of space.
With plush gold carpets, walls and floor-length curtains we loved the decor. The beds let the rooms down slightly with two singles pushed together and a rather flat looking mattress (now we’re used to this bad boy at home everything else pails in comparison!) but luckily it was still really comfortable and we slept likes logs *phew*.
A great double power shower and a spacious bathroom came with our suite with good lighting for makeup and robes provided for us to saunter around in. The rooms were spotless and cleaned daily making our stay incredibly comfortable. We even had a balcony that looked out at the castle and gardens at the back of the hotel – this view would be stunning in Spring/Summer or covered with snow in the colder Poland winter months. The mini bar was also fully stocked and incredibly good value – nightcaps all round then!
Breakfast is served downstairs in the Amarylis restaurant and it was one of the best hotel breakfasts we’ve had. So much choice with cereals, cheeses, meats, vegetables, eggs, toast, yoghurts and more! Bacon and sausages ready for the picking and fresh fish too. Coffee, tea and juices with alergies taken into account (always a bonus) and extras could be ordered at the table such as fresh omlettes and pancakes.
I’m not a big breakfast fan early in the morning but I couldn’t resist fruit pancakes which were yummy! Joe went for an omelette and after raiding the continental bits we were both full and ready to face the day.
On our second afternoon we hit the hotel spa for a set of Hot Stone Massages! The spa was incredibly tiny with just one room, one therapist and one sauna but we were the only ones down there and it was just perfect. I love a good massage and I was so relaxed during this one that I fell asleep on the bed although I could have done with a little bit more pressure. Our massages were only £22 each which was such a great price and if we had more time I would have booked in for a mani-pedi and a facial too.
Our stay at the Queen Boutique was fantastic and at a total of £230 including our guided tour of Auschwitz with private transfers thrown in we wouldn’t hesitate to book again. I’d highly recommend the Queen Boutique for your stay in Krakow – don’t forget to take a look at our 48 hours in the city for some inspiration on where to go and what to eat too!
Have you been to Krakow? Where would you recommend to stay?
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