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A Review Of The Super Stylish Puro Hotel Krakow, Poland

I (Mrs W) am not a fan of corporate hotels, so when I look to book a luxury hotel for a few days away I try and find one that has interesting design features, colourful public areas or bedrooms that are that little bit different. A hotel with unique selling points. So when I was looking to book a hotel for a city break in Krakow Poland, the Puro Hotel Krakow fitted the bill perfectly.

The Puro Hotel

The Puro Hotel, Krakow, Poland

The Puro Hotel is situated next to Galeria Krakowska, a large undercover shopping centre, near the mains train station and 15 minutes walk from Krakow’s main square. The hotel is modern, contemporary and is packed full of quirkiness and design features whilst still being elegant and modern.

Check-in was easy and straightforward from one of the two check-in assistants on duty. If for some reason no one was at the check in desk you could also check in yourself with a kiosk on reception.

As we checked in, I looked around and was immediately impressed. The lounge area combined cool retro furniture with a funky design, in greens, yellows and neutral colours. Really stylish.

I peeked through to the dining and bar area, and this space was more neutral in white, grey and pale woods and fresh flowers on the tables. Equally lovely but less quirky.

The lounge

The Lounge

The Puro Public Areas

The Puro Public Areas

Puro Dining Room

The Dining Area

The Bar

The Bar

We were advised check out times, the time that breakfast was served (not included) and how to work the Wi-Fi which was free. Then we took the lift up to our room on the 5th floor.

Room 513

Room 513

The corridors were cool as when you walked through a section the lights came on in front of you, a nice touch!

The Bedroom

The Bedroom

The standard room we booked was a reasonable size, not that big but fine for our needs. The bed was a king sized Hilding bed – one of the world’s comfiest apparently. I can also confirm it was super comfy.

The Large Flat Screen TV

The Large Flat Screen TV

Opposite the bed was a large flat screen TV built into the wall panel and controlled by an iPad – more of that later. Other features of the room included a small fridge and safe, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, complimentary toiletries and complimentary water.

The Bathroom

The Puro Bathroom

Now onto the shower and toilet facilities. The toilet and shower facilities are behind beautiful etched glass panels. There are potentially some issues with this. Firstly there is no door between the shower and toilet, secondly, the whole of this area as I said, is glass. There is a curtain that you can pull across the shower area so if you are in the bedroom you do not have to see everything however noise certainly does travel.

The Toiletries

The Bathroom

If you are an old married couple (like us!) it may not bother you so much but if you are in a new relationship you may not be able to look at your loved one in the same way again!

Now back to the iPad. This is a superb way of organising what you need for the room. Through this, you can organise your room to be cleaned, operate the TV, lights and heating and browse the internet. A very clever idea indeed and one I feel more hotels should take up.

We really liked the room, especially the modern touches. The lights were also on a sensor so, if you got up in the night to go to the toilet the lights would come on miraculously and then go out again when you returned to bed. Genius!

The Stylish Puro Hotel

The Stylish Puro Hotel

Other perks of the hotel included free National and International calls and complimentary hot drinks through a machine in the lounge area. We didn’t eat at the restaurant but the food looked great, and drinks although higher in price than in cafes were not extortionate.

We booked the Puro Krakow through an offer on the British Airways website. Three nights accommodation with flights including hold luggage from Heathrow was £189 per person in January 2017.

If you want a modern design hotel, close to the train station and don’t mind the intimacy of the glass shower and toilet then you will love the Puro Hotel Krakow.


PURO Kraków Stare Miasto
Ogrodowa 10
31-155 Kraków
Telephone: +48 12 31 42 100

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  • Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
    February 7, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    Oh wow! That is super posh. I would love to stay there when we finally get to Poland. It’s on our list of countries to see the next time we hit Europe.

    • Mr and Mrs W
      February 8, 2017 at 6:56 pm

      The hotel was great and Krakow was really interesting, glad we visited.

  • Jen Rattie
    February 7, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    That’s a super nice hotel. I love the atmosphere. It’s got this cool sleek look that manages to feel welcoming. I love it!

    • Mr and Mrs W
      February 8, 2017 at 6:57 pm

      It had some really nice touches and yes, the atmosphere was relaxed too.

  • Sarah @ The Outside Family
    February 7, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    I love the contemporary feel of the hotel, though I’ll admit, new or old relationship, I want that curtain pulled whenever someone is in the!

    • Mr and Mrs W
      February 8, 2017 at 6:59 pm

      That bathroom was certainly different. We loved the style of the hotel overall.

  • Pam Wattenbarger
    February 7, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Wow, what a cool hotel! I love the modern look of the lounge, the colors are all really fun.

    • Mr and Mrs W
      February 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm

      Even the outside of the hotel had mood lighting, it changed colour throughout the night.

  • Dawn McAlexander
    February 7, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    This hotel looks so neat. I love its design. I would love to stay here. If I ever find myself in Poland, I will have to look this place up.

    • Mr and Mrs W
      February 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm

      Poland is really interesting and the prices are really good. Great value for money.

  • Katharina
    February 8, 2017 at 12:07 am

    I am not a fan of corporate hotels myself. But this one seems to be quirky, full of character and design. I like the look of it and will keep it in mind in case we travel to Poland. thank you for sharing 🙂

    • Mr and Mrs W
      February 8, 2017 at 7:02 pm

      You get a good standard of hotel for your money in Poland. It was a fraction of the price you would pay for a hotel like this in the UK or US

  • Tess
    February 8, 2017 at 1:43 am

    Wow! I love everything about this hotel. So cool!

    • Mr and Mrs W
      February 8, 2017 at 7:03 pm

      We loved all the gadgets and yes, they all worked.

  • Toni | Boulder Locavore
    February 8, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    This hotel looks awesome! I love the ambiance and its fun look!

    • Mr and Mrs W
      February 8, 2017 at 7:04 pm

      It was one of the coolest hotels we have stayed in for a long time.

  • Dina Demarest
    February 8, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    I’d love to go to Poland. It’s on my bucket list. That hotel looks fabulous.

    • Mr and Mrs W
      February 8, 2017 at 7:04 pm

      If you get a chance to visit Poland you must go. It was our first visit but will be going back.

  • Theresa
    February 8, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    I admit, my eyebrows raised a little at the bathroom walls, but they are beautiful to look at. I do love the look and feel of the entire place. Seems very modern and cozy!

    • Mr and Mrs W
      February 8, 2017 at 7:06 pm

      Although modern, it was very comfortable with some nice touches like the free coffee and hot chocolate.

  • Seattle Travel Blogger
    February 8, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    This hotel sure looks nice, having nice amenities and views.
    I have never thought of visiting Poland before, but this would be a good place to stay if I were to visit.
    It looks so clean and modern.

    • Mr and Mrs W
      February 8, 2017 at 7:08 pm

      We were surprised how nice Poland was. The restaurants and bars in Krakow were amazing.

  • Melissa
    February 8, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    What Totally funky and fun experience! My dad is from Poland and I have always wanted to go back and visit and after reading your post and think I would love to stay at this hotel with all its amenities and views!

    • Mr and Mrs W
      February 11, 2017 at 2:15 pm

      You should go to Poland, it was our first trip but want to go back soon.

  • Janell Poulette
    February 9, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    What a beautiful change of scenery from the hotels you see in the states. I’d love to visit Poland some day.

    • Mr and Mrs W
      February 11, 2017 at 2:14 pm

      Nice to stay at a different hotel, quirky and the price was good too.

  • Rachel Ferrucci
    February 10, 2017 at 5:13 am

    Poland is on my list and this hotel looks perfect for travelers. When going abroad you have to be careful because what we think is standard is sometimes not elsewhere. I would stay here, seems like I’d have everything I would need – even with the glass LOL

    • Mr and Mrs W
      February 11, 2017 at 2:19 pm

      Although the standard rooms were not big compared to US standards it was comparable to European city hotels. However, the quality, features and design of the rooms and public areas were excellent and we would definitely stay there again

  • makeba
    February 13, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    Oh wow this looks like an amazing hotel!! I’ve never been to Poland, but I hope to get there one day!