Sofitel Victoria Warsaw
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... what transpired in the heart and soul of the country.
We all know that the Allies declared war against Germany when Hitler invaded Poland on September 1st, 1939. The Poles fought gallantly defending their country and especially the city of Warsaw (where hospitals, schools, market places were all deemed legitimate targets for bombing by the Germans) for 28 days before finally surrendering. During this battle against the Germans, ...
... streets of Warsaw. The resistance was very much alone in the fight as the soviets were still sometime off reaching the capital. As the battle went on Polish teenagers joined the fight, many of them felt they needed to do something to fight back before the war was over or it may have gone into history that the Poles did nothing to stop Hitler’s Nazis.
When it started to rain we decided to get some lunch at the restaurant across the road, it was the ...
... stress of my shoulders. I did fall one more day behind, which I can't really afford, but oh well....
So onto Warsaw now. Warsaw is the capital of Poland. It has 1.7 million people and is the biggest city I have visited so far on this trip. Upon walking away from the Chinese Embassy, I passed the Monument to Warsaw Rising. It's the most famous monument here in Warsaw. It basically symbolizes the Polish people revolting ...
... towers. The Barbarkan was a major entry into the city. While the wall was severly damaged in by the Germans, it has been rebuilt as has many of the buildings in the city. The wall is marked to show where the original parts of the wall are, with the rebuilt sections added on. Throughout New Town, markers have been place to show where the walls of the Jewish ghetto were, as some half million people were forced to live before eventually being executed by ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Sofitel Victoria Warsaw
Great Beds, Nice Touches
I got a discounted rate from the web site, and thought it was a real bargain. The rooms were large, with desk, couch, and coffee table. The bed had about five king size down pillows, and a down comforter. The room also had complimentary coffee/tea service. The location is pretty good for a walk to the restored Old Town of Warsaw, and is walkable from the train station if you do not have more than a backpack. I did not try the breakfast since I had an early morning flight. The bus 175 to the airport stops about a block and a half from the hotel.
Sofitel - great place
I have stayed here about a dozen times, probably 25-30 nights, all since April 2005
Large, sleek and fairly bland modern hotel, which is personally exactly what I like. Rooms are large, comfortable, and have really good bathrooms, with marble fittings. Clean
Very central and ideal for the office I visit
Nice quality bedding etc. 25 channel TV, inc CNN, Sky etc, plus many French/German/Italian
Good breakfast buffet, but expensive if added on to bill. Had room service burger once and it was poor. restaurant very nice but very expensive by Warsaw standards
Staff very polite, helpful and will do speak good English
Nice pool, 15 m long, with Sauna, and fairly small and basic gym. Sunbed
Negotiate the rate. Look up a big foreign company locally in Warsaw and say you work for them, and see what rate you get. I pay about half the published rate, and get breakfast included
This is the hotel to stay in if you travel to Warsaw! The staff here is so friendly and helpfull, you just feel like you're the most important person in the world. Really, they are amazing. The facilities are above average, but not the best. But you relly don't spend so much time there; if you're not in the room, you're out exploring the amazing city life in Warsaw. The location of the hotel could not be better, with just minutes walk from the Old Town and other great facalities. The breakfast is very good, you get the perfect start to the day here!
From far the best hotel in town
I am used to stay a lot in Warsaw and it is from far the best hotel in town
Fantastic hotel with wonderful facilities (pool, sauna) and very helpful staff, great breakfasts and spacious, clean rooms. Good location for exploring the many different areas of Warsaw. Avoid the bar though - it's very expensive. Would love to stay here again, easily deserves the 5 stars.
Never have we experience such consciencious attention to the wishes of a guest from a hotel concierge. All of our email messages requesting information prior to the trip were answered within five minutes with extremely helpful information. We were able to arrange private tours and times of convenience to us very efficiently. The breakfasts that were included with our room were superb, and the rooms comfortable and quiet.
Imposing City hotel
We returned to this hotel for one night on Thursday 1 September 2005. Located in the University quarter, towards the reconstructed old town, it is away from the noise and clamour of Warsaw Central railway station (where the Novotel is located). The imposing building looks out on a huge square. The hotel has a spacious entrance hall with tasteful new furniture introduced since we last stayed there. This time we paid EUR 125 including buffet breakfast (look for a rate which includes breakfast as otherwise it costs EUR 20 which it is not worth)
Room 622 had plush décor with two firm beds. Bathroom was compact, clean and modern with good toiletries (though no toothpaste nor toothbrush).
Swimming pool in basement is 15m and open 0700 Monday--Friday (later at weekends).
The hotel seems popular for up-market conferences. We should certainly stay again.
Very Nice Hotel in a Good Location
The Sofitel Victoria Warsaw is a very nice hotel in a good location. Our room was on the top floor (7th) and it was on the back side of the hotel with a view of a small park. The rooms on the front of the hotel overlook a large open square that is used for special events and ceremonies. It is easy walking distance to old town and there is a bank machine on the first floor of the hotel. Our room had a 110 volt outlet for US/Canadian guests...very nice feature. We were in Warsaw for a conference at this hotel so we did not consider any other hotels. While walking towards Old Town, the Meridian Bristol Hotel looked amazing with wonderful art deco details. We might consider that hotel if we return. The room was larger than expected and high speed internet was free. CNN and BBC News were available on the TV. Our room had a decent sized safe and a mini-bar. Nice marble bathroom but the bed was very hard. There is a large pool in the basement with a small work out area. The breakfast buffet is good but not a bargain. We paid 85PL or about US$27.00 per person. The airport is about 15 minutes away.
We were made to feel extremely welcome
We stayed at the Sofitel Victoria Warsaw on 12th and 13th October 2004 and found the hotel absolutely excellent. From arrival onwards, the staff were extremely friendly and helpful and were always on hand to book restaurants and help with directions to places. The hotel was in an extremely good position for exploring the old town comfortably by foot and the area around it felt safe. We would highly recommend it.
I stayed in the Sofitel Victoria in Warsaw last October (2003) for my silver wedding anniversary. The hotel is excellent, the staff are very helpful and pleasant and the restaurant is quiet, comfortable and very good.
We loved it and found the location, only minutes from the old city, was perfect.
I would recommend it to anyone.