Yet another Ibis - yet another predictable experience: same room layout, same comfy bed, same overpriced breakfast - solid, but with limited selection.
The only small problem was that the first room I was given was on the 7th (top) floor and once inside I couldn't help but hear the constant humming of some machinery coming apparently from the ceiling. I returned to the reception and with a smile a was given a different room on the 5th floor. This one was quiet and comfortable. I was told the floor above the 7th floor is where all the machinery (aircons etc.) for the building is, hence all the noise.
Free WiFi throughout the hotel good enough for web browsing, e-mail and Skype calls. One night I bought premium access - it was slightly better, a Skype call with clean video was possible. Speed test indicated a 5 Mbps symmetric link - unless you have an important telco (as I did) the premium WiFi is not worth the price.
I also used the restaurant in the evening - solid food from their very limited menu, served by a pretty indifferent waitress - quite a different experience from the smiling reception staff.
Be aware the hotel is not really in the very center of the city, a taxi trip from the Centralna railway station will cost you around 20 zl and will take about 15 minutes. There are two tram stops near the hotel which provide a pretty good connection to the center for less.
One note that applies to all Ibises in Poland - recently all of them switched to making their scrambled eggs from a factory concentrate. Until last Spring they used actual eggs - now the scrambled eggs served as part of their breakfast buffet are simply inedible. Avoid them.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ibis Warszawa Centrum hotel is located in the centre of Warsaw, close to the historic city centre and the business district. Only 3 km from the Palace Of Culture And Science Exhibition Centre, it is easily accessible from the airport and the railwaystation. Book one of our 189 airconditioned rooms and make use of the our hotel facilities, including a bar serving snacks 24 hours, private undercover pay parking and five meeting rooms. Business guests will appreciate use of wireless Internet access. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ibis Warszawa Centrum Hotel Warsaw
- Ibis Hotel Warsaw