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Clean, safe, comfortable hotels to stay in Warsaw?

Karina 3 | 1  
21 May 2008 /  #1
I am looking for something clean, safe, comfortable, quiet and not too expensive. Somewhere in between in regards to price. Maybe a four star - when the maximum rating is 5. Any ideas?
z_darius 14 | 3960  
21 May 2008 /  #2
22 May 2008 /  #3
Hilton is hard to beat in the four-star class.
spiritus 69 | 643  
26 May 2008 /  #4

I have just come back from a 3 day break to Warsaw. I would thoroughly recommend the Polonia Palace which cost abour £ 70 per night.

It's a true 4 star hotel. In my opinion, the other 4/5 star hotels in Warsaw cater primarily to business men and this is reflected in the design of these hotels i.e. tall, glass sky scrapers. The Polonia Palace is totally different and very very classy.

I had a room overlooking the Palace of Culture and I soon discovered that it's also only a 7 minute walk to the Zloty Terrace shopping centre which is packed with coffee bars, restaurants and shops.

Room rates are significantly cheaper at the weekend but you MUST shop around on the internet. Find as many websites as you can and compare the prices as there are big differences in price. Some were quoting me £ 120 per night (and this was one of the biggest hotel websites online). Even the Polonia Palace's own website was charging £ 150 !!
26 May 2008 /  #5
The Polonia is a nice hotel. But you did well to find that price during the week.

A little background about the Polonia from my guide:
Founded by a family of aristocrats, the Polonia Palace originally opened in 1913, the first hotel in Warsaw to feature running water in each room and a modern central heating system. The inter-war years marked a golden age for the hotel and it became known as a celebrity haunt. It escaped WWII unscathed, with General Eisenhower hosting a victory banquet here in 1945, and many ambassadors taking up residence in the immediate aftermath of the war. After years operating as a glum state-run hotel the Polonia has once more resumed its position as one of Warsaw’s most luxurious hotels.
LondonChick 31 | 1133  
26 May 2008 /  #6
I usually stay at my mate's place, but the first couple of times that I visited Warsaw on business, I stayed at the Premiere Class, which is cheap (under PLN 200 a night). It was pretty basic, but otherwise clean and modern
spiritus 69 | 643  
26 May 2008 /  #7

The Polonia really does have an air of pedigree about it which is something that the business style 5 star hotels can never have.

It took me over a week of browsing the internet every day to find that price-I think I booked through cityhotelsdirect. I asked if I could request a room overlooking the Palace of Culture but the website said that isn't possible (although I knew it was possible from the last time I stayed there).

Three years ago I stayed at the Polonia for one night and treated myself to a meal at the hotel restaurant. The decor was very opulent and they even had a pretty harpist in the corner.
6 Jun 2008 /  #8
Merged: Nice hotels in Warsaw

My sister and I are going to Poland in September to visit new found family. We will stay with them for a few days but want to do more family research in Garvolin/Koscielny Miastkow/Siedlce areas. Our travel agent said we should stay at the Novotel Centrum in downtown Warsaw as we did in 2006, but the area around the hotel is not so great. Could someone recommend nice hotels, perhaps on the east or south side of town that we could stay in? The prices our agent quoted seem more expensive than the ones I see listed on the Internet. Should we just reserve our own hotel through the internet? Thank you,
LondonChick 31 | 1133  
6 Jun 2008 /  #9
It depends - sometimes travel agents can get group discounts and they pass it on to the client. Sometimes they just add a bit of a mark-up.

What about Polonia Palace? Gorgeous hotel...
LwowskaKrakow 28 | 431  
8 Jun 2008 /  #10
Should we just reserve our own hotel through the internet?

The best is to use ( you can select the most popular hotels in Warsaw )or another internet reservation site for hotels and then check the former clients comments and evaluation of the hotels on trip advisor.
Frank 23 | 1183  
8 Jun 2008 /  #11
Hotel prices seemed to have gone through the roof....but then maybe thats because the zloty has gained so much against the pound and dollar.

The Polonia palace is in a very good location, but its on their main throuroughfare, traffic noise?

Though I believe that on the Tripadvisor site, sometimes when you search it brings up multiple search you could be checking prices out against 40 plus different search engines all at once, AND prices do differ, so look through them ALL!!!!!!

Tourism-g274856-Warsaw_Central_Poland-Vacat ions.html

Yes, here we go, I stayed at MDM.....handle....Iamjustatourist2.....though I gave the wrong recommnedation re which site I booked off sorry, and not sure which one it was!!!

So search for your dates.........all those search engines will kick heres another one or two......let us know how you get on!

Hotel_Review-g274856-d276695-Reviews-MDM_Hotel-Warsaw_ Central_Poland.html
travel poland.
spiritus 69 | 643  
8 Jun 2008 /  #12
I can thoroughly recommend the Polonia Palace Hotel having stayed there for three nights lasy month.

Average room rate per night was around £ 70 (my memory is a little fuzzy tonight). Prices go down significantly at weekends (inc. Fri nights).

Traffic noise is not an issue. Rooms are obviously double glazed and out room was on the 5th floor so no noise problems at all.

I would be very wary about recommending just one website for hotel prices in Poland as they all differ wildly in price and one day the cheapest website becomes the most expensive.

I booked with cityhotelsdirect but you MUST shop around as some well known sites wanted £ 120 per night !!!

It is a stunning hotel inside and outside with a great location. You won't be disappointed.

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