The world's biggest hotel chain is late to the party but has finally made it into Kraków's Old Town, modernising this historic townhouse to meet the Best Western standard. Whether you like the way they went about it is a matter of taste we suppose, but note that most of the rooms have a bold, avantgarde jazz theme; that means piano key design motifs, wall-length close-ups of drum kits, show posters and multi-coloured (thankfully adjustable) lighting that all conspire to make the space look more like a jazz-themed cocktail lounge than hotel. Room sizes range from cramped to spacious, and some have a much more classic design, so it's worth selecting exactly where you'll sleep before you get your card out. On hand are also a bar, restaurant, conference facilities and one of the only hotel parking lots in the Old Town.
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Best Western Hotel Galicya
ul. Rzemieślnicza 4
Looking a bit like an Easter basket full of spring greens, yellow and orange paint, despite its efforts this Best Western can't enliven its rather unappealing, industrial surroundings in this outland stretch of Podgórze. Though connections to the cent