Stayed 8 nights July 28- Aug 4. We wanted to be close to the Warsaw Technical Institute for my week long meeting. As usual, I booked flights on hipmunk.com (super convenient and quick) four months in advance, then found my hotel on hipmunk a month later since their map display is so brilliantly helpful and the linked tripadvisor reviews easily determined my hotel choice.
My wife and I were upgraded to a suite (a pleasant surprise after long flights from San Francisco), and it was a very enjoyable stay. Room is comfortable, clean, spacious. I did set the room temperature to the lowest, but still found the nights to be a little on the warm side for my taste. Otherwise, it is a very pleasant trip back in time, and so different from a major hotel chain (such as the really HUGE Marriott down the street where some friends stayed) - it just all feels different. The staff are very helpful and efficient.
My key advice is to only change the least amount of money needed at the airport for the taxi ride to the hotel (70 zl) and then all subsequent money should be drawn from an ATM since the airport exchange rate is not good, and I could not find an ATM at the airport. Also, north on the Emili Plater street is a Catholic church with a full replica of the Shroud of Turin on permanent display - fascinating to see up close. Finally, east on Marszalkowska near Wilcza there is a nice restaurant, DEKANTA, which serves authentic Polish food - be sure to visit - the daily specials during the weekdays are well worth it; this was much nicer than what we found in the old town, and a much closer walking distance. We never ate at the hotel, preferring to roam about.
Overall, it was a very pleasant stay - different, elegant, personalized and well worth it to avoid the large chain hotels.
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