Hotel Wentzl

Hotel Wentzl
+48 12 421 48 65
Hotel Wentzl
Rynek Główny 19

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Editor's review

Something of a Cracow legend in its own right, Hotel Wentzl is situated in one of the most beautifully preserved houses on the Market Square - the 15th century Cellarich's family home, known as the building "Under the Painting". In 1792 John Wentzl founded in this very building the Wentzl Restaurant, which year after year continues to receive wide recognition for its food and service. Wentzl Hotel itself follows this pattern of uncompromising excellence, with a choice of 12 comfortable and period furnished apartments (one or two beds), overlooking Cracow's Market Square. All have bathroom (shower and bath), air-conditioning, TV, telephone, Mini Bar, free internet access, and full Room Service.

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Trusty and reliable option on the Market Square. Can get a bit noisy, but the amazing view is the best in Krakow!

Reply Dec 3rd, 2022

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On Y tube - From La to Kakòw wonderful video of my favorite hotel

Reply Nov 23rd, 2021

Still the best location on the Old Town, with amazing views over the market square. Make sure to book a room with a view, however! The food in the restaurant was great for breakfast, but for other meals we found better options nearby.

Reply Feb 3rd, 2018

Fabulous hotel, really lovely. Breakfast is rubbish though, go elsewhere.

Reply Nov 20th, 2014
United Kingdom

A hotel with the best view in the city !

Reply Oct 15th, 2013
Frederick G
United States

A beautiful, friendly hotel with the best location (and views) in the city. Reasonably priced too for such a star....

Reply Aug 21st, 2013

What a gem ! a truly fantastic hotel. The location impossible to beat. Very lavish and comfortable rooms and friendly staff. Highly recommended.

Reply Jul 18th, 2013

The location is superb,very good people working over there-great serviece,wonderful hotel charm , love it and will go back again

Reply Jul 5th, 2013
United States

Extremely elegant hotel. A wonderful setting on Rynek Glowny. Exceptionally friendly, efficient staff. Comfortable room.

Reply Apr 17th, 2013

Perfect place to stay in the heart of the old city. Lovely staff, I would be happy to recommend it to anyone visiting Cracow.

Reply Mar 14th, 2013
Simon Lloyd
United Kingdom

Simply brilliant. Really nice boutique hotel, superb location and really helpful staff who responded quickly to emails and arrnaged trips in advance for us.

Reply Mar 8th, 2013
Sophie Dawn
United States

It is one of the best hotels we have stayed in. Staff were outstanding, location perfect - very picturesque . Excellent food in the hotel's restaurant . Top place.

Reply Feb 21st, 2013
United Kingdom

An excellent choice for anyone looking for a hotel in Krakow. It is rather small - intimate even - and has a great position overlooking the Market Square. A big thank you to the staff for looking after us so well. Peter

Reply Mar 28th, 2012
Gary & Amy
United Kingdom

Location couldn't be better, walked right outside your hotel to the main square.

Reply Oct 5th, 2011
United Kingdom

Excellent boutique hotel, fantastic central location in Krakow.

Reply Aug 17th, 2011
United Kingdom

This is one of the best hotels I have ever stayed. Stunning view from the window and lovely rooms make that hotel very special.

Reply Jul 16th, 2011
Jen and David
United Kingdom

Our favourite hotel in Krakow, bar none. Cosy, intimate, with the best location in the city, we have always been made to feel very welcome whenever we have stayed here.

Reply Jun 3rd, 2011
United States

wonderful small boutique hotel.The location was the best you could ask for in Krakow!

Reply Mar 25th, 2011
United Kingdom

An exceptional hotel with very friendly staff and the best possible location - right on the market square.

Reply Jan 11th, 2011
United Kingdom

Definitely my favourite place while in Krakow. Every time I choose different room decor and every year I love it.

The staff seems to stick around for a while, so it's extra nice when they recognize you from the previous years. Very well run place with a super location and good restaurant.

Reply Dec 28th, 2010

There is a absolutely fantastic location, we could admire from the window Main Market. Great choice of excellent quality food for breakfast.

Reply Nov 30th, 2010
United States

I stayed here in the summer for 3 nights. It's awesome and the staff is VERY helpful and friendly. Will go back soon. Best location!!

Reply Nov 16th, 2010
United Kingdom

It was truly stylish place with very cute and cosy rooms and fantastic view. We also very much enjoyed the restaurant in the Hotel and sushi bar downstairs. Top place.

Reply Nov 2nd, 2010
United Kingdom

Hotel good and rooms comfortable with view of the square.

Reply Oct 13th, 2010
Kjeld Knarreborg

We were were pleased with our stay at the Wentzl, and will without any doubt come back some day, whenever in the future we want to take a small vacation in Krakow.

Reply Oct 13th, 2010
Colin Byford
United Kingdom

Very welcoming! We had a superb room with wonderful views. Breakfast was of the best and the staff friendly.

Reply Sep 22nd, 2010
United Kingdom

Wentzl is right on the market square and the room we were in was elegant and had lots of character

Reply Sep 17th, 2010
United Kingdom

Great location, excellent staff on front desk, room very well appointed, first class breakfast buffet.

Reply Aug 21st, 2010
United Kingdom

It is very central and a very classy hotel. Staff was excellent, Breakfast was good and location great.

Reply Aug 12th, 2010

The location is particularly good for tourist visit to Krakow.

Reply Jun 28th, 2010
United Kingdom

An extremely comfortable hotel excellently positioned in the Market Square. The staff were incredibly helpful, the food in the restaurant was superb and we would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone travelling to Krakow.

Reply May 28th, 2010
United States

Great hotel, fantastic rooms, excellent service in lobby and resturants and very good food. We will come back!

Reply May 28th, 2010
Elie Downson
United Kingdom

Very central location, but still very quiet. Beautiful decor every room and space was filled with lovely objects.

Reply Apr 28th, 2010
United States

Sweet, intimate with a great location and a fantastic view onto The Main Square. Service great. Will be back for sure!

Reply Apr 22nd, 2010
United Kingdom

Every aspect of the hotel was simply superb. Facilities were luxurious. Food was excellent, indoors for breakfast and outdoors on the square for dinner.

Reply Feb 17th, 2010
Czech Republic

Hotel Wentzl was the perfect hotel for weekend away in Krakow.This is one of the best hotels I've ever stayed in. Everything about it was perfect.

Reply Feb 5th, 2010

What a wonderful place for the holiday! I will back there definitely.

Reply Dec 23rd, 2009
Joanne Louise Lowe
United Kingdom

Fantastic location beautiful large room with a stunning view of the square.Very friendly and helpful staff.Fab breakfast in a lovely dining room would return

Reply Jul 22nd, 2009

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful stay in this hotel. We had a nice, big room facing the market sqare with a great view. Hotel staff was very friendly and the breakfast was amazing. We would like to come back soon...

Reply Jul 20th, 2009
United Kingdom

My husband and I had a great time in this classy hotel. The rooms were spacious and clean and the staff was friendly and helpful. And what a location! It simply can't be beat.

Reply Feb 9th, 2009
Andrew & Sylvia
United States

Magical hotel. When can we come back?!

Reply Jan 23rd, 2009

We realy liked to stay at Wentzl. Top of service all the time. Perfect view of the room and excellent beds. We would like to recomand this hotel.

Reply Dec 17th, 2008
Neill B.
United Kingdom

A superb hotel. Best position in town, quiet and comfortable. View from the room a constant delight,good quality furnishings and fittings, beds firm but comfortable. Food excellent, staff attentive and helpful.

Reply Dec 13th, 2008
J. Rowlandson
United States

We really felt like the cat that had got the cream at this hotel. Spectacular views of the square. Right by the Christmas market. Charming staff. An all round winner.

Reply Dec 12th, 2008
Keith J
United States

Simple, elegant, and with a great view over the Rynek. It has a super restaurant as well.

Reply Oct 9th, 2008
Adam & Christine
United States

My wife and I had a wonderful stay at Hotel Wentzl this August for our 30th anniversary. Our room was just beautiful, clean and comfortable, and facing the market square. The service, breakfasts, and everything about the stay was wonderful. The hotel staff was outstanding: helpful, and friendly. The best hotel in Krakow. We will definitely be back.

Adam & Christine


Reply Sep 12th, 2008
Gerry Piro
United States

I just completed a five night stay at the Hotel Wentzl based upon the reviews on this site and I must admit, it was all that everyone said it would be and much more. The location on the main square cannot be surpassed as the hotel and the accomodations exude charm and grace. You probably end up paying a little more than at some of the other properties around Krakow, but it is money well spent.

I would endorse the fact that if noise at night is disturbing to you, you should probably request a room at the back, The rooms are just as lovely and in some cases, better than the rooms with the view of the square. We had room #26 which had both a shower and tub, with an extremely large bathroom by European standards.

The staff could not be more helpful or accomodating in every way and go the extra mile to insure that your stay in Krakow would be wonderful. The breakfast, which is included, was nothing short of spectacular, There was every kind of bread/roll, meats, cereals, cheeses, a wide selection of fruit, cakes, yogurts, etc., with eggs prepared any way you wished along with other breakfast sausages and meats. There was not a thing left out. The breakfast was served in a large dining room where every detail was attended to right down to wonderful background music.

I also had the pleasure of enjoying a dinner in their restaurant which was also wonderful, elegantly served and very romantic.

Visit Krakow, stay at the Wentzl and you will have the time of your life!

Reply Sep 10th, 2008
United Kingdom

A beautiful hotel - my favourite in Krakow, and I have stayed in most of them! Warm, friendly staff too, which of course is the most important thing!

Reply Jul 1st, 2008
Peter McAllister
United Kingdom

It's a marvellous place to stay - just about the only hotel with a view over the square (I think another hotel has just opened up with a similar view on the other side of the market, but not 100 percent!) Friendly, rather family atmosphere. V good food. Only drawback is no lift.

Reply Mar 20th, 2008

Fantastic hotel with a fantastic view! The market square in Krakow is amazing, and staying in the Wentzl just made me feel like I was right in the middle of all the action.

Reply Feb 13th, 2008
jutta hayter
United Kingdom

I could not find the Cafe Wentzl in the list but would like to recommend it. Overlooking the square, we had some superb cakes here :-)

Reply Oct 20th, 2005
Helena McNicholas
United Kingdom

My partner and i stayed at the wentzl hotel when we visited krakow last week, and what a fantastic hotel, our room was huge and looked out over the square which was breathtaking! the hotel was spotless, food wonderful and the service of the staff was simply the best!! friendly, helpful, polite, as indeed we found the locals of krakow, what a beautiful city a must for everyone! when we return to krakow we will be booking this very special hotel.

Reply Jul 27th, 2005
Christian M
United States

Fantastic place! Hotel Wentzl is the only real boutique hotel in Krakow, and we loved it! The rooms on the front have spectacular views, and the service is top notch!

Reply Feb 21st, 2005
United Kingdom

what a great place. lovely spacious rooms, staff and food. great location for getting around easily. me and the girlfriend loved it. had a suite overlooking the church, highly recommended.

Reply Jan 5th, 2005
Marcella Desavolo

Ringraziamo tutto lo staff dell'Hotel Wentzl per il magnifico soggiorno a Cracovia dal 30 dicembre al 2 gennaio, faremo pubblicità all'Hotel perchè se lo merita ed è senz'altro il MIGLIORE della città! Buon anno 2005! Ringraziamo anche il Ristorante per la splendida cena di San Silvestro!

We want send our thanks to all the staff of Hotel Wentzl for our wonderful stay in Krakow from 30th december to 2nd january. We will make "reklama" about your hotel because it's the best in town. Happy New Year 2005! Many thanks also to the Restaurant's Staff for the delicious dinner the St. Sylvester Night.

Miss Marcella Desalvo and Miss Monica Cagnone from Italy

Reply Jan 4th, 2005
Ricardo Mellini

Very very nice, smart hotel, and is friendly. I recommend to all visitors!

Reply Dec 15th, 2004
Sean McCabe
United Kingdom

Really top notch. Make sure you get a room overlooking the Market Square if you stay here - the view is really something. This is a boutique hotel, with very kind and thoughtful staff, who made our stay a memorable one. I'd love to come back when there's snow covering the Rynek - I saw some photographs and it looks very romantic! Excellent restaurant too.

Reply Nov 14th, 2004
Rod Lipscombe
United Kingdom

I really couldn't think of a better place to stay than the Wentzl. Everything about it is first class. Very comfortable and well-appointed rooms, with everything you could wish for. The staff are very helpful and friendly. And, of course, you have the location. Being able to look out on the Rynek Glowny was a real treat, especially when it was lit up at night. Stayning at the Wentzl was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. If I am ever lucky enough to visit Krakow again, the Wentzl will be my number one choice.

Reply Nov 1st, 2004

Hotel Wentzl is an outstanding boutique hotel in Krakow - I guess it has no more than about a dozen rooms, so it really feels special. The Wentzl restaurant is outstanding as well. Elegant and refined. We have stayed here 3 times already, and we don't plan to stay anywhere else in Krakow in future. The staff are very friendly, and always make an effort to remember us by name, which we appreciate.

Reply Oct 29th, 2004
Lee Hutchinson
United Kingdom

What a fantastic hotel. Amazing view, great restaurant, immaculately clean and extremely friendly and helpful staff. Its also very good value .Everything about this hotel is superb. Don't hesitate on booking!

Reply Aug 1st, 2004
Ronald Wintrob
United States

From the moment we arrived at the hotel after a long, wearisome day of train travel, we felt welcomed; and were amazed to be addressed by name, even before we had registered at the Hotel that evening . The facilities of the Wentzl; from reception area to dining room (it doesn't seem to do it justice to call it a restaurant ) to the amenities and spotlessness of our room during all the time we were there, were wonderful. The demeanor of every staff member we encountered was helpful and considerate. The view of the crenellated church towers across the square, from the window of our room at the Wentzl, was so magnificent that it was difficult to close our eyes at night and give up the view in order to go to sleep. Our breakfasts in the dining room were sumptuous and the location wonderful; especially so when it was mild enough to open the windows.
We look forward to a return visit.
Many thanks from two very appreciative guests.

Ronald and Pauline Wintrob

Reply Jun 11th, 2004
Anthony Tobin
United Kingdom

A genuinely terrific hotel - superb quality of rooms, wonderfully friendly and efficient staff and waking up every day to open the window to one of the prettiest squares in Europe. The restaurant was incredibly good value and provided luxurious food for six for the cost of one in London. Would go back tomorrow like a shot...

Reply May 17th, 2004
Bob Barnes
United Kingdom

Absolutely marvellous! Great location - step out of the hotel into one of the most gorgeous squares in Europe.

Superb rooms - spacious and beautifully appointed.

Excellent staff - very friendly and very efficient.

This should be the first port of call for anybody visiting Krakow.

Reply Apr 17th, 2004
Peter Bradshaw
United Kingdom

This is the perfect hotel for anyone, like me, enjoying their first trip to Cracow. Pre-eminent position on the main square with a beautiful view towards the church. Exceptionally courteous staff who were happy to be of service. Fabulous bedroom with the highest ceilings you have ever come across and all spotlessly clean and well-designed. Top marks.

Reply Feb 7th, 2004
United States

When 4 Golden girls decide to visit Eastern Europe, and find an OASIS in your hotel. Wonderful staff, wonderful location, wonderful food.

What a wonderful hotel. My God you even had the President eating at the Hotel while I was There. Hope to go again.

Reply Jan 20th, 2004
Linda & Stephen Blum
United States

A wonderful hotel in an outstanding location, with a great staff and an excellent breakfast. The rooms are charming and very clean.

Reply Nov 9th, 2003
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