Wroclaw's five-star hotel scene gets an almighty kick in the rear. Built in 1906, this was once the finest private house in the city. Having served for a time as the Wroclaw Academy of Music it has been lovingly restored and converted with both taste and style into a breathtaking hotel. While the exterior remains classical, the interiors (the rooms especially) are modern, bold and even futuristic. It might cost a fortune to stay here but it's worth every penny. Located 4km south of the market square but well-connected by public transit, hop on express bus D, or tram numbers 2, 6, 7 or 17 getting off at the 'Orla' or 'Krzyki' stops and you're only a short walk away.