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“Decent hotel but far from Gdanks center!” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Oliwski
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   ul. Piastowska 1, Gdansk 80-332, Poland   |  
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Ranked #44 of 74 Hotels in Gdansk
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“Decent hotel but far from Gdanks center!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Something to make clear upfront is that the hotel is near the suburb of Oliwa and far from the centre of Gdansk! To reach the centre you will need to walk 5mins to the train station (Gdansk Oliwa) and after 5 stops get off at the Gdansk Central Station. The train tickets are cheap and run through the night as well (every hour though).

The rooms are of decent size, good bed and shower. The hotel offers free WiFi as well with password given to you at the reception.There is no Air Condition in the room or temperature control so if you're hot then you have to open the windows (and it can get noisy). Also the rooms have old style (CRT) TVs with no English language channels!

Check-in & out was speedy but watch-out when you ask for a cab to the airport, for some strange reason I was charged 90zt which is a bit too much...!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

Efficient on arrival with speedy check-in and clean and tidy room with all the facilities you would expect of a 3 star property. Taxi fro Gdansk Airport was 80ZL which is higher than the cost should be (about 50-60ZL). Better to use bus or SKM train which is only 3ZL each (total 6ZL) from Gdansk Airport if your flight time allows.

Rooms are not huge but big enough with TV (No English Channels), phone nice furnishings and well equipped bathroom with free toiletaries. The rooms don't have much of a view as the hotel is on a main road in Oliwa but its an ideal spot for fast travel to Gdansk, Sopot or Gydnia as the tram/bus station is across the road and the SKM local train station is just a street away. If you like fast food then McDonald's have a place right next door to the hotel!

Breakfast was much better thasn expected with a range of hot and cold foods, cerials, savouries, bread, rolls, juices and various types of tea and coffee. Even with few guests the range is excellent and you can eat enough to sustain you for most of the day.

The staff at the Hotel speak very fluent English and go out of their way to help with directions and local information about the area and its facilities. Wireless Internet was very good in the room and also in the lobby. The hotel password for access was provided on check-in without having to ask. There is a small bar which the receptionist serves on demand and it offers a good range of wines and beers at reasonable prices (7ZL for a bottle of local lager).

Hotel Oliwski is ideal for short stays and has a secure car park underground. I would return without hesitiation.

PS: Don't miss Galleria Baltika the new shopping mall in Gdansk. Some nice stuff there but don't expect bargains, prices for designer brands are broadly similar to the UK.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: ul. Piastowska 1, Gdansk 80-332, Poland
Location: Poland > Northern Poland > Pomerania Province > Gdansk
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Airport Transportation
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Ranked #44 of 74 Hotels in Gdansk
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Oliwski 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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