As an "old" Varsovian, that is, a person who was born and lived there for the first 25 years of his life, I am blessed with a unique perspective to asses the time evolution of some of the older (50 years or more) city hotels along with their standards. In case of "Warszawa", the edifice currently hosting the hotel was originally erected in 1933 and at the time boasted the title of the tallest building in Warsaw. Even though today there are many much taller scyscrapers in the Polish capital, the 17-story hotel still dominates the Warsaw Uprising Square (Plac Powstańców Warszawy), where it is situated. Following the WW II damages and ad-hoc renovation in early 1950's, it served as a hotel in the years 1954-2002, but not particularly attractive at that. It was subjected to another renovation and thorough refurbishment that were completed in 2018, this time returning the fasade to the original art-deco architectural styling. The interior is rendered in my favorite, Hilton-type "understated elegance" style. I was particularly impressed by the bathroom in my chamber, featuring as many as five different pieces of sanitary equipment: a toilet, a bidet, a washbasin, a huge bathtub and a separate shower cabin. A beautiful, heated marble floor complemented the luxury. My room was on 5th floor facing East, although I would prefer a higher floor for the sake of more extensive panorama. The hotel staff was extremly polite and helpful right fom the start. I availed myself a few times of their gastronomical offer: on the evening of my arrival a room-service supper comprising mini pierogi in broth, steak tartare accompanied by a good, coarse Polish bread and the obligatory shot of ice-cold Polish vodka. Then the next morning, a copious breakfast, and dinner in the afternoon. The à la carte meal choices were of what I would call a "nouvelle cuisine polonaise"; tasty but not very big portions and not too heavy on the stomach - just right for a late-middle-age folk that I am. The hotel offers a limo service from/to the Warsaw airport and - with a bit of luck - you may even get a ride in a Rolls-Royce!…
3 days in the hotel with a room change due to elevator making noise and the second one with lack of proper isolation leading to noises from beneath rooms This hotel is really nice in design but clearly need to work out this issue Also the reception and employees seem to be junior with lack of proper service for this 5 star hotel
Beside the most sophisticated upscale design rich in exotic woods and modern semi industrial finishes the view was just fantastic. Heated floors and marble covered bathroom walls would make an impression on the most sublime travel connoisseur. Hotel is located within a walking distance to Old Town and many Galleries like Zacheta and more. Friendly, English speaking service and over the top restaurant.
One of the best hotels in Warsaw we have stayed in; excellent location, exciting design, great staff, super fantastic breakfast, historically significant building. The hotel is located in the city center but in front of a quiet street. The only negative was the bathroom. In our room shower was in the middle of the bathroom so when showering water went everywhere and the floor was wet and slippery. And when you have the shower in the middle you must pass it when you use the toilet etc. We also missed a towel hanger next to the basin as the only hanger was next to the bathtub so we hung the towel on the door knob. Maybe not the best solutions for such luxury, trendy and new hotel?
One of the best hotels in Warsaw. The hotel is localized in the city center but in front of a quiet street. Staf is very friendly. The SPA with a swimming pool is a must. Bar and restaurants are one of the best in WAW. Ask for a room with a view