I stayed 4 nights in Polonia Palace during a recent travel to Warsaw for a work purpose. I got a deluxe business king and it was great. The room was in the corner overlooking the main Aleja Jerozolimskie street and a side Poznanska street with a stunning view of the Culture and Science Palace and the high-rise office buildings. The hotel is very cozy and the room was very spacious, clean with complementary coffee/tea (which I never used) and complementary wi-fi. The bathroom was very clean too, with pleasant heated tiles on the floor. The room description mentioned Chopard amenities in the bathroom, and I couldn't quite understand what exactly was from Chopard until I checked in and saw that it was a hotel size bottles with shampoo, gel and body balm from Chopard (which I never used anyways, as I prefer mine). The bed was large and spacious, the room was always clean.
One very small negative moment about the room was the bathroom door. It was very stiff and difficult to open. Or rather it was the door hold open unit that made it difficult to open the door and moreover to keep the door open. I prefer to keep the bathroom door open in hotels when I wash and shave in the mornings and evenings as I listen to news or music on tv and it was difficult in here. But this issue is so minimal that it doesn't harm the overall impression. Rather it's just a comment.
The hotel is in the old building which survived the 1944-45 Warsaw destruction. It was renovated and it's indeed very cozy and welcoming. The security (if there's one) was invisible and every time I returned to the hotel, even very late at night or early in the morning, I didn't feel like I was watched by door security guards, something that you see in some other hotels. I liked that the door plastic key card was not with a magnetic tape, which frequently gets deactivated making you see the receptionist for reprogramming, but had a smart chip which has no problem on how and where you kept your door key.
The breakfast was included in the rate and was great. Or maybe it is because I love polish cuisine :) The breakfast had all the regular food, vegetables, fruits plus additional tray with polish sausages, variety of polish cheese, pickled cucumbers and delicious desert. There was always a long line for an omelet, but it was worth waiting. Chilled champagne and polish Wyborowa vodka (don't drink in the mornings :) awaited early birds each morning. The breakfast is served in Chopin restaurant and the sign there says it is a Michelin recommended restaurant. Espresso coffee (instead of regular coffee concentrate) was served free of charge upon request during the breakfast. The service staff is welcoming and smiling.
The immediate neighborhood around the hotel is the Palace of science and culture, Warszawa Centralna - Warsaw Central train station, popular Zlote Tarasy shopping mall and located in the walking distance Krakowskie Przedmiescie street with historic buildings stretching to the main square and the old market.
I noticed that the rate during the week is more than double, compared to weekends. That is my room rate until Thursday was very high and from Thursday onward was more than double cheaper. Probably because of high rate of occupancy for business purposes during the work days.
I'd definitely like to stay here again when I travel next to Warsaw.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Polonia Palace Hotel is a grand Warsaw hotel of distinction combining tradition with modernity and beauty with comfort. 206 elegant rooms and suites (3 rooms for disabled guests) equipped with WLAN awaits you at our Warsaw hotel. Accommodation options include a variety of rooms, suites and the exclusive English Apartment featuring a unique view of Warsaw with modern amenities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Polonia Palace Warsaw
- Hotel Polonia Palace