For some reason Radisson Blu Krakow is really inexpensive on Sunday nights this month. And Sunday or Monday night stays in June still earn 3x points + 5,000 bonus points at Club Carlson hotels this weekend.
Radisson Blu Krakow view of Wawel Castle at sunset.
I booked a member only rate 380 PLN prepaid rate, which converted to $102.35 USD for points earning purposes.
Loyalty Traveler – Club Carlson triple points + Sun/Mon 5K bonus April 3-June 30, 2017 (April 5, 2017).
14,858 total points earned on my $102 hotel night.
- Room Points 2,047
- Promotion Points – Triple Points Time Bonus 4,094
- Promotion Points – Triple Points Time Bonus 5,000
- Promotion Points – Mobile App Booking 3,000 Point Bonus 3,000
- Room Points – Gold 35% Bonus 717
I had forgotten about the mobile app booking bonus. This is a one time only points earning opportunity available through December 31, 2017 for your first 2017 mobile app booking.
Loyalty Traveler – Club Carlson 3,000 points Mobile App booking April 3-Dec 31, 2017
The Radisson Blu bed was dreamy after a rough bed night at Hampton Inn Krakow. Hampton Inn Krakow review to come after two separate stays at the hotel, the first having several issues. The second stay at Hampton Inn went better on all fronts, except the bed comfort. But that is another hotel story.
I learned a little LOT Polish airline history in that Radisson Blu bed when I woke up and watched a late night/early morning movie in Polish. It was heavy on the dialogue, which I could not understand at all. The film seemed like a current era film depicting Poland in the 1970s and appeared to be a comedy for most of the film, until it went dark and the young guy hijacked a LOT Polish airliner at gunpoint and forced the pilot to fly to Berlin Templehof. No idea what the film was called, but I did learn from a little research that LOT Polish had a reputation for repeated hijackings to West Berlin in the 1970s.
I found it ironic of the dozen or so beer photos I snapped of the 30 or so pub pints I drank in Poland over the course of the week, that the only photo I could find for a Tyskie beer, the ‘Budweiser’ brand of Poland with highest volume sales, was a single bottle from the Radisson Blu refrigerator.
That Tyskie I did not drink.
There was a box of chocolates in the room as a welcome amenity and two more chocolates at night with the room turndown service when we returned from the pubs.
Radisson Blu Lobby
I checked out the hotel bar beer prices at 16 PLN per pint. Just could not sit down and have a pint at the hotel when there are so many great beer gardens in Krakow with 8 PLN pints of Tyskie.
All in all, this hotel has a great Krakow tourism location across the street from Planty Park and five minutes walk to Old Town and ten minutes walk to Wawel Castle or Vistula River. The train station is about one mile away 25 minutes walk, $1 tram ride or a $3 to $5 taxi ride.
Radisson Blu Krakow is a Club Carlson category 5 hotel at 44,000 points per night.