The old town of Gdansk is tiny, so you can't really get it terribly wrong in terms of location. But being right on the edge of Dlugi Targ, which means the river is just around the corner and St Mary's Church a stone-throw away, really gives the Radisson Blu a prominent location.
Our room was spacious and comfortable. The duvet was way too thick (hello, it's summer), so we could barely sleep the first night. We asked them to exchange the duvet to something thinner the next day, which was done promptly. Remember to close the window when the aircon is switched on. Otherwise it doesn't work. We didn't realize that until housekeeping told us.
Front desk service was impeccable, always friendly and helpful.
The only complaint I'd have is about breakfast. It wasn't part of our room deal, so we paid extra for it. Food selection and service are well below 5-star standard. The brewed coffee is just atrocious. But you can order a Latte or Cappuccino at no extra cost. But staff is slow and rather oblivious, so all orders take time. If it's not part of your room deal, just skip breakfast here and go someplace else. It's not worth 20 EUR.
The alfresco area is possibly the nicest on Dlugi Targ, and drinks are not more expensive than anywhere else. Unfortunately, it was rather chilly when we were in Gdansk and the Radisson doesn't get any afternoon sun, so we opted for something warmer.
All in all, I can only recommend the Radisson.
If staying at the Radisson, don't miss the Goldwasser Cafe just opposite the hotel for great coffee, hot chocolate or cake. You can safely skip the Kleopatra restaurant next door. The soup was good, but all the rest was mediocre at best. They do have a decent wine list though. Just go for a bottle of Andean Malbec but eat somewhere else. Mojito, just across from the Radisson, gets all the afternoon sun, so it seems packed all the time. That doesn't mean it's good. The food was nothing to rave about and service erratic. If I had to recommend restaurants, it would be Gdanski Bowke, Mon Balzac and Kubicki, all within walking distance. Mon Balzac also serves as a bar at night, but we accidentally came across Red Light Pub on ul. Kaletnicza and got hooked on it. It's funky, the deco eclectic, and the service friendly. Don't expect anybody coming to your table. Just order at the counter and they will bring it to you. The bartenders are too busy talking to their customers/friends. The crowd is rather local and young, but it's fun. A good place for a late night or pre-dinner drink.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Gdansk city centre hotel's location is ideal for both business and leisure travellers. The hotel is close to charming, narrow cobblestone streets that host galleries, shops and street theatrical events, all adding to the uniqueness of its location. This Gdansk city centre hotel's location offers close proximity to St. Mary's Church, the largest brick Gothic cathedral in the world, and to popular museums and the Baltic coast.Retreat to stylish comfort at this city centre Gdansk accommodationWith 134 chic and stylish rooms, this Gdansk accommodation offers guests unrivalled elegance in Poland's largest city on the Baltic coast. Eight suites and an indulgent Presidential Suite combine calming, natural colours along with plush, comfortable furnishings provide a relaxing atmosphere. Guest rooms at this accommodation in Gdansk city centre feature premier amenities, such as Free high-speed, wireless Internet access, heated bathroom floor and LCD TV. ... more less
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- Radisson Blu Hotel, Gdansk Hotel Gdansk