After a great deal of research, my wife and I elected to stay at the Art Hotel for our fourth short-stay visit to Poland, our first in Wroclaw - and we were not disappointed! The hotel has a perfect location a minute or two's walk from the beautiful Mediaeval Square and also the ring road where one can find go left or right to visit Lover's Bridge or Most Tumski or perhaps further to the indoor market and shopping centres. Whatever, the Art Hotel is wonderfully centrally located for travel.
Inside the hotel the welcome was warm, friendly and efficient which is what you'd expect of a four star hotel. The foyer area, corridors, reception and dining areas are immaculately clean and a great first impression of the hotel. If you are staying on a pre-booked short trip via one of the bucket online agents like Expedia or Venere, standard rooms tend to be small but are perfectly functional. The beds are comfortable and you have a range of pillow options from buckwheat to memory foam and the bathrooms are appointed with luxury fittings made by Hansgrohe, one of the top names in taps and shower fittings.
If you opt for breakfast which costs around £10 per person, get there early, you will not be disappointed. The spread is wonderful with a vast array of cereals, pastries, hot sausages, bacon, cold meats, various cheeses, eggs, fresh and smoked fish, juices, coffees etc. I would go as far as to say the breakfast at the Art is on par with the top end hotels I've stayed in at Krakow which is saying something.
For transport, you can of course hire a car but walking is the best way to see everything close at hand. If you need to get a Taxi, the hotel can order one for you and likewise if you need to catch a tram, reception are more than happy to provide advice, a print out of the schedule, give directions to your destination and sell you a ticket for about a remarkably cheap 2.40 Zloty.
During our two night stay, we ate out twice and both restaurants were winners. The first was Pod Fredera and the second night's meal was taken at Jadka. Both venues are within a minute's walk of the Art Hotel and both were true, quality Polish eating establishments serving food of the highest order.
I will not go into detail about the wonders of Wroclaw. These will be for the traveller to discover on their own terms and with their own agenda. What I would say though is that I cannot find a more perfect venue to accommodate you as you discover what has made this city win the European Capital of Culture accolade for 2016. The Art Hotel will serve the discerning traveller well for quality, price, cleanliness and above all, location.
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