I have stayed at Lival several times, for business. In general, it is a brand-new, rather small, and nice hotel. The location is unbeatable, just several meters from the sea, if your room gives on this side, you can hear and see the sea, I like it very much. The service is nice and friendly, the prices are smaller than in central Gdansk. The room and bathroom were clean and OK. There was good Internet connection too. The only problem I had with the bathroom was that apparently the person who planned it was much taller than myself (I am 156 cm tall) and I had to stand on my toes to reach for the towel etc.
The owner of this hotel has a friend producing amber jewellery and it is sold there. Nothing very uncommon for hotels in Gdansk, but I must admit I have spent some money on items I like a lot.
There was one thing though that spoils this almost ideal picture. The hotel is concentrated so much on servicing the German package tours that it sometimes does not care at all for individual guests. The place is situated remotely from the center, outside the season there are no other place in the area to dine at, and the hotel restaurant often does not work until 10 pm as they declared. Once they just left me without nothing to eat, at 9:30, because "the cook has left", and the waiter was only interested in collecting tips from the German tourists, and not in organizing something for me. In other hotels, even when indeed the kitchen stops working prior to restaurant closure, one would get a salad or soup, at least, and often there are some "night dishes" or sandwiches available at the reception.
Maybe not a problem for a tourist, but for a person who comes to the city to work and returns to the hotel rather late, it is.
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