Holiday Inn Krakow City Centre

The Holiday Inn Krakow City Centre is located right next to the old town of Krakow, just across from the park with most sights and attractions in walking distance. The station is also only a 20 minutes’ walk away, right next to big shopping centre. The Hotel itself consists of an old building repurposed as the main entrance and lobby of the hotel, surrounded by a U-shaped modern building in which most rooms are located. Continue reading

Novotel Katowice Centrum

BE1A6EA7-E929-4FF1-9752-6167AB3183A2Even though the name of the Novotel Katowice Centrum makes it sound like it is located in the centre, it is actually located right outside the centre behind the University and along the a main road opposite the Silesian museum. This location is ideal of you are travelling by car, but when you come by train like us, it is a 20 minutes’ walk across town. Luckily the main attraction of Katowice, the Silesian Museum is right next door. The hotel itself looks and feels very socialist era like, and in fact it is, it used to be the Orbis Katowice (Orbis was the hotel and travel agency of the former communist Poland). They also had a gimmick in that they decorated one elevator into a forest theme and played a tape of birds chirping in the background Continue reading

InterContinental Prague

The InterContinental Prague is located along the bank of the river Vltava at the end of Pařížská street, near the main square end across the river from the Prague Castle, about as centrally located as you can get in Prague. The hotel was one of the first ‘western’ hotels in the former Eastern European socialist states and was constructed between 1968 and 1974 in a Brutalist design by the Czech architect Karel Filsak. It has been listed as an architecturally significant building by the Conservation Office of Prague City Council. Continue reading