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After the usual buffet breakfast we were on the bus at 7.30am. We had however forgotten to pay for a phone call, so today we held up the bus for 2 minutes. It was only 2 euro and our call had been answered by an answer phone!!
The drive to the border was like the drive to Berlin - fast roads, sound protection for the houses at the side of …
The local guide here was very passionate about her city. We were here during Corpus Christie so the city was closed except the tourist part and the locals were involved in street parades. We found it a bonus as there were a lot of local things to see but some of the closed roads made the tour a bit of a challenge for the guide and our driver.
... our apartment for dinner so we decided to go to the grocery store and buy some supplies to take home. Shopping like this in a foreign country usually takes a little while longer because we can’t read the labels so it requires a little more scrutiny. We were blown away by the alcohol isle… one whole long isle was dedicated purely to vodka! They were all different kinds, sizes and shapes. Not being fans ourselves we ...
... if significance, we went to the old city and then had a walking guided tour through the old paved streets to see the old buildings and have a commentary about the history of that area etc. for the next couple of hours. We had a free 1.5 hours to get some lunch and roam around the old city area.
After that we went back to the hotel and I checked how Claire was. She was much better by then, so decided to come on the afternoon ...
... stands, and of course food and beer. :)
I didn't make it to all the games, but I made it to the important ones (i.e. the Poland games!). Pretty awesome. The opening one was exciting because everyone was checking out the Fan Zone and the Russia vs. Poland game was crazy because of the fights and amount of police out to control all the hooligans. Ah! Exciting though. I also made it to some Italian and other games.
I not only made it to the Fan Zone, I also went to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews MDM Hotel Warsaw
Very very average
I have stayed at the number of Warsaw hotels, so every time I am there, I try the new one. Stayed there at the end of October, booked it through otel, got an excellent price (compared to what the hotel offered itself), couldn't believe. The room was extremely spacious, wasn't surprised when there was terrible traffic noise all night long - well, but the hotel is situated at the main traffic junction.
Unfortunately, the room service forgot to clean and tidy the room before I came, so I found the used shampoo plastic bottles scattered around in the bathroom, and I had a strange feeling that the bed linen was not changed either. When I complained about it at the reception, the girl just simply said "Sorry..."
By the way, if you fancy TV, there are plenty of channels to choose.
So top hotels don't come cheap, and this one is very very average.
I booked this hotel on line and managed to get a very good rate inclusive of breakfast. The hotel quoted a much higher rate. The hotel was clean and the room large, there was a fridge so you could buy drinks from the supermarket and keep them chilled. The breakfast was amazing and so much choice.The hotel was very central and there were many restaurants nearby. Our room was slightly noisy at night when the trams were running.The pub next door is amazing value for money but beware of the portions they are HUGE.We booked a trip to Krakow for the day, not through the hotel as they were charging much more but through the company itself.It was expensive but well worth it. We were driven around in a limo with a driver and our own guide. We went to Auschtwitz which took up most of the day but well worth a visit.
We also went on the Warsaw trip which was again worth taking as you get to see lots of sights which would be difficult to do on your own. The cafes in the square at the Old Town rip you off for drinksand food, the ones just outside the square are much cheaper and the same for restaurants so just shop around. Warsaw was a brilliant place to visit.The weather helped 17 to 18 degrees and sunny.
The room was excellent. Very spacious - even with a sofa to watch TV. There was a small refrigerator so we could cool drinks we bought at supermarkets. The breakfast was extraordinary with a great choice and magnificent view across Constitution Square. The only downside was that the rate we were quoted on the website (in Euros) was all inclusive. The bill we received (in zlotys) included tax as separate and when I later did the reconciliation it seems that the tax charged was in addition to the 85 euro rate we were quoted. It would be an idea either to book in zlotys so any such discrepancy is obvious or do the conversion before you pay the bill. Apart from that we were exceptionally happy with the hotel.
The only other piece of advice is that the hotel notes that it is very close to the Polytechnika Metro station. It is - but the Metro station at Central is not actually at the Central railway station but about 300m from it. We spent about 20 minutes trying to locate it before giving up and walking to the hotel. About 15-20 minutes away and easy to find.
Wonderful breakfast and comfortable beds
We stayed in May. We had a room at the front of the hotel. Unfortunately, they were doing painting works and there was a netting all over the front of the building but you could see through it. We had a wonderfully large room, the bathroom was clean and water plentiful. The decor of the room was excellent and we also had a small fridge. The breakfast was wonderful, lots of choice even for the fussiest of eaters. I can't remember how much we paid but it wasn't that expensive. I'd certainly stay there again.
More than Pleased
We stayed at the MDM Warsaw from 05/02/06 to 10/02/06 and quite honestly after staying in many hotels throughout Europe in the past 18 months this one was the best value,best room,best position and best service.Our arrival was friendly and efficiently swift.The room couldn't be faulted. The beds were comfortable,the bathroom was large with heated towel rails and constant hot water for an over sized shower.The central heating ( 3 radiators under 3 windows that also opened) we could control ourselves. The room was split into 2 areas by a spacious entry hall.One part was the sleeping area the other a small 'lounge'.The beds were comfortable and we were supplied immediately with the requested additional pillows.Room lighting (often a source of irritation) was augmented by 3 reading lights and even the large TV supplied more channels than we had ever received in a hotel before.So you get the point....we were more than happy!Finally to breakfast.....sumptious...from bacon sausage and eggs to hams,salamis,beef,cheese and onwards to fruit,cheesecake,fruit juices etc etc etc.....fabulous!!
What a wonderful place to stay and all achieved calmly without fuss.Thank you all at the MDM.
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Good if you're an insomniac.
Everything about this hotel is impressive. As soon as I arrived, a porter took my cases from me as I checked in. Especially nice as I'd somehow managed to get lost finding Marshall Street, and ended up walking far further than was necessary.
The hotel is clean, rooms are quite large (even the single room I stayed in). Facilities and room service were superb. And the hotel's central location makes this very easy to get to - especially for anyone arriving at the main train station.
Brilliant, you'd think. You would be wrong. Unfortunately it's best feature, the location, is also it's biggest downfall. The traffic noises provided by the very busy Marshall Street carry on way into the small hours. The relentless droning of old-ish cars, beeping of horns and passing-by of trams was reminiscent of London in the rush hour. Unfortunately, the hotel had provided no warning of this - neither did they take the trouble of at least double-glazing the windows, or at least adding some form of soundproofing. Despite the hotel being virtually empty, I was denied a room change.
I would recommend this hotel if you don't have trouble getting to sleep. If like me, you need a decent amount of silence, it would be advisable to look elsewhere.
Good value, perfect location
Booked this hotel for approx. 40 EUR/night (single room) during a weekend. This was excellent value for money ! The hotel is in the very centre of town. Rooms are quite big and very comfortable. Breakfast is average but acceptable.
MDM - Masterly decorated mainfront
Very prominently situated on Constitution Square and the southern end of Marszalska, the hotel's architecture represents a time, when Warsaw was looking to the east rather then to Brussels or Washington. Apart from today's ads for cellular phones, cameras etc., the square has kept its unique neo-classicistic style.
The MDM is well known for conventions and events (like christmas or new year's parties) and the Warsaw Palace of Culture and Science is only one metro station away. So is Metro Jazz Club belonging to Syrena Hotel Chain as well.
Expect a heatlhy breakfast and a comfortable room. You will meet guests from Poland and abroad in the hiotel and its wellknown restaurant "Schweijk".
If in need of a taxi, make a move by yourself. The doorman said this would be a 2 hours job for him at new year's eve, while we managed it in less than 3 minutes.
Excellent Hotel, Excellent Experience
I travel frequently to Poland on business. I've stayed in several hotels in Warsaw, but the first time I stayed in MDM I knew that was the hotel for me. I wouldn't stay anywhere else. The location is perfect, close to everything, the staff is very friendly and helpful, the breakfast buffet is very tasty with a lot of choices. I would recommend this hotel to everyone - whether you are travelling on business or for pleasure. You will not be disappointed!
What a pleasure to say at the MDM!
My husband and I stayed at the MDM in December of 2002. I was pretty familiar with this hotel, since I lived in an adjacent building when I was little. My husband has never been to Poland and doesn't speak a word of Polish, but the staff was extremely helpful, considerate, and efficient. The service was wonderful, the hotel room was very clean and very comfortable. Much larger than what we are used to from American hotels. The bathroom was sparkling clean. The front desk staff was beyond friendly. And let me just say that my husband and I still talk about the breakfast buffet at the MDM - it was fantastic. The perfect way to start your day on a cold December morning. We have nothing but compliments for this wonderful hotel. It absolutely exceeded my expectations (I chose it because I of the convenient location) with the wonderful service and cleanliness. We already know that anytime we visit Poland we will only stay at the MDM.