The staff were pleasant, polite and happy to help. The hotel in general was smart, clean and well maintained. There was a wide variety of food to suit most tastes and it was all good.
Firstly, whoever designed (and I use the word loosely) their wireless network needs sacking. My six year old could have done a better job. Due to poor configuration and a complete absence of management, the wireless network was unavailable for a large chunk of the time I was staying at the hotel. For the rest of the time, the lack of any bandwidth management meant that when the network was up and running, you still couldn't get to the Internet because of all the other people downloading torrents/P2P and eating up the bandwidth. If your job depends on you having an Internet connection, make sure you have an alternate option if you're staying here.
Secondly, please DO NOT ask reception to order you a taxi. The one I traveled in back to the airport was a deathtrap - the dashboard was lit up like a Christmas tree (warning lights) and the noise coming from the rear wheels under braking were more than a little worrying. Add to this the fact that the driver thought he was Jenson Button and I had a very frightening trip (and I'm not usually frightened by other people's driving). Also, I was ripped-off. The official taxi (nice clean Mercedes with courteous and sensible driver) from the airport to the hotel was PLN80. The one the hotel called to return me to the airport was PLN130.
If you're attending a conference at the attached conference centre, the location couldn't be more ideal. If you're planning to use the Mazurkas as a base for trips to Warsaw and other areas of Poland, forget it - the hotel is not usefully located. If you do get a train into Warsaw (and the hotel is about half a mile from the station), be aware that without an intimate knowledge of the stations along the route, you'll have 'fun' finding the correct train back to the hotel - The answer, it seems, is to find any train heading for Blonie, Sochaczew, Lowicz Glowny, Kutno or Plock. If you get on at Warszawa Śródmieście, you want the sixth stop - Ożarów Mazowiecki. A return to Warsaw centre is about PLN8.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are pleased to offer you 158 comfortable rooms, the fully equipped conference and banquet halls as well as fitness centre. And all this only 14 kilometres from Warsaw and 11 kilometres from Fryderyk Chiopin International Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Warsaw
- Warsaw Best Western