We were a party of 18 visiting for the Poznan 1/2 marathon. 15 stayed at the Rzymski, 3 at the Novotel. Barb and I did not do the race, just lazy spectators this time. We had a fun time.
Arrival 5/5 - it's a quick and easy cab ride from the airport to the hotel. We picked up a cab at the rank outside the airport, as our pre-arranged one never arrived. 30zl (£6) for 4 persons and luggage. There is a bus service from the airport to Poznan's main station, but then we'd have to get from the station to the hotel, which is a good walk. Check in was fast and friendly, with good English spoken. The entrance and lobby are typical old eastern block style. Big, a bit sparse, but efficient, clean and functional - just like the hotel generally. There is a lift to all floors.
Room 3/5 - we paid £59 per night for a superior room, booked direct through the hotel's website. The room was very large for a city centre, with a high ceiling. A bit old fashioned, but clean and tidy, with everything we needed. Comfy king size bed. We had to ask housekeeping to remake the bed for us, as they had used a single sheet on a double bed, so it did not fit at all. They sorted it out quickly. Not great pillows, but good enough. Complimentary bottles of water and a few sweets. Small fridge. TV with lots international channels. Plenty of storage space. Considering the weather was cold for all of our stay, the room was very warm and we had to turn down the large cast iron radiators - wow those things throw out some heat!! Good double glazing, which kept out most of the city noise below and thick curtains. We did not hear any city noise, as from experience we always wear wax earplugs. We slept very well. Efficient housekeeping.
Bathroom 3/5 - very large. Full size bath with shower. There was a large window by the WC, which though frosted, did not have a blind or curtain. I'm sure you couldn't see in from outside, but it did feel a bit strange. Sufficient toiletries and towels etc.
Public rooms 3/5 - Up some steps from reception is a bar area with a large flat screen TV. Quite pleasant, but it tended to be very smokey. I'm not sure how Europeans get away with smoking in public buildings. Supposedly the laws banning it are pan-European, but no one seems to have told the rest of Europe. As with most EU rules - the UK follows them to the letter, the rest just shrug and ignore them.
Restaurant 4/5 - a large, pleasant but slightly sparse room, where we had dinner one night and 2 breakfasts. Breakfast was good, with a good selection of cereals, juices, cheese, meats, breads etc, and some hot food. I particularly liked the beef sausages - well I think they were beef?? Whatever, they were - very nice. Good coffee.
We had a meal for 17 on our first night. We had the set meal of excellent Polish soup with sausages (or a creamy basil soup), then a very good chicken in a pepper sauce, and a sort of ice cream Sunday to round it off. All very nice and 25zl the lot - fab value, with friendly and efficient service.
Location 5/5 - perfect. A stones throw away from the Old Town square, with tram stops outside the hotel.
Other 5/5 - they will change cash for zl in reception at then same rate as exchange shops. All of the staff we encountered were friendly, welcoming and efficient.
This is a fine hotel for a short stay in Poznan.
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- Hotel Rzymski is located in the center of Poznan, next to the Old Town. We offer 140 accommodation places and 43 extra beds in 87 functional rooms for our Guests staying in Poznan. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rzymski Hotel Poznan