Le Meridien Bristol, Warsaw
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Today Elaine and I finally had an opportunity to sleep late and enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the Bristol- no planes or trains to catch early, nor scheduled tours in the morning.
We eagerly awaited the arrival of cousin Joel Friedman and his Friedman cousins, Dan and Beatrice (sister and brother) and Dan's daughter Alexandra. Beatrice's …
That 4:30 am wake up call was not enjoyable. Neither was the fact that there were no direct flights from Kyiv to Warsaw that would get me to the city in time for my event. So, that meant I had the pleasure of a plane connection in Vienna.
At the Kyiv airport, breakfast options were slim. I broke one of my own rules and opted for the TGI …
We leave Vilnius and compete on a tarmac special stage for the Lithuanian television and journalists. This 10 km tarmac special stage is a dream for the fast cars as it is a small road twisting and winding its way across the hilly countryside. We become airborne after several of the crests much to the delight of the spectators. The rally route then …
... fun to see middle-age men, decked out in the Polish team colours of red and white, taking swigs from their "hidden" flasks like they were teenagers heading to a high school dance. When we got to the Stadium, we asked an attendant if tickets were for sale and were told that they were only available on the internet. Disappointed, that stumped us for a while, but then we decided to ask someone else and they told us we could buy tickets across the street. ...
... What a joy it was to not be in a rush. I had only planned to spend the morning out and about before heading back to the hotel to work, but I wound up taking a five hour walk and managed to successfully take a much needed break from work for one whole day.
I walked from the Sheraton down Zowy Swiat, which turned in to Krakowskie Przedmieście. The street is lined with shops and restaurants and most of the restaurants had outside patios. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Le Meridien Bristol, Warsaw
Stayed 2 nights January 2005 in standard double. Room excellent, although odd touches of wear and tear around carpet and light fixtures. Service at this hotel is impeccable.
Great service and food
This hotel is simply great! The rooms are spacious and the service is excellent. The restaurant has a Guide Rouge Star and the breakfast is fantastic. For dinner, try Belvedere or Michel Moran (newly opened French restaurant just 200 meters from the hotel).
I am still totally stunned from staying at the Bristol
I stayed at the Bristol in January 2004 only for one night, however this was the best night ever in a hotel. The room was very nice looking over the park, then completely covered by snow. The bathroom was very spacious with very nice amenities. I still love the bathrobe... but I did not take it with me, I swear!
Breakfast was exceptional, with a huge selection of gourmet bits. Service was extremely friendly, responsive and very attentive. It was also the first time I experienced a turndown service. And they had a very good exchange rate when changing Euros into Zlotys at the front desk. Don't change anywhere else.
Everything was simply impeccable and I will make sure to stay again at the Bristol.
Great location very good room
Our stay here was fantastic. THe service very attentive. We were just steps from many tourist sites . Our room was upgraded on our arrival to Poland. The hotel has it's own taxiis which is very convenient if you want to feel secure at time of arrival at the airport. Sunday morning there was the most spectacular buffet at the Marconi. We really unwound at the pool and would definitely return
I don't know where to start with this review. Everything was great here. My room was huge. The bathroom was gigantic compared to other places I had stayed this summer. The room was very clean. The chocolates on the pillow were good as I had taken to throwing them away at other hotels. The laundry service was much, much better and cheaper than my hotels in Milan, Berlin, Tallinn and Prague. The breakfast was excellent. The cafe had awesome desserts and they even had some chocolate festival going on in the evenings which was not too expensive. It was worth 5 pieces of chocolate cake! Total sugar shock. The staff was helpful. The best restaurant near there was on Nowy Swiat #21. It is set off the road through an alley-way and it is called "Polska". I found the food in Poland to be 2nd to only Italy. The Bristol is great and very affordable if you search the net for a good rate. I had a "weekend special" for 75 EURO/night!! It was amazing until I checked out and there was some screwy tax thing that made it actually 100 EURO/night which made me angry for about 10 seconds because I realized it had been such and awesome stay that it was better to just pay it and leave happy. When I return next year I will read the fine print on my reservation. Although I never really figured out what had happened this year. Another thing is that this hotel's location is much better than other 5-star hotels in the city center. It is only minutes from the castle and Old Town square. It sounds too good to be true but it is not. If you go and have a bad time there then it has to be something you have done to deserve it. I am a magnet for bad service and there really was nothing bad about this hotel. I guess the hidden cost was more acceptable because I almost always expect something to go wrong and if it was only a little extra money then so be it.
Ok, it was not iranian Beluga or Sevruga, it was just red caviar, but it was there for breakfast, along with vodka, in addition to the usual morning stuff (and, moreover, I don't like caviar at all!).
We originally booked a room directly with the hotel for three nights, but there are cheaper deals available through Polish travel agencies - about half price from the rack rate. Eventually we paid $90 per night for 2 adults and one child sharing the room. The hotel is fantastic and I would happily have paid far more. The bar is expensive - 22 zloty approx. per beer - but has a half price offer from 5pm till 8pm on drinks and snacks. It's a great art deco bar, so we had a few cocktails early before heading out for dinner. The Sunday brunch is amazing, about 130 zloty for unlimited Italian sparkling wine, oysters, caviar, sushi, pasta, meat...really good. Caviar at breakfast too! I agree with the previous poster that the fitness suite/swimming pool could do with an upgrade, but it's perfectly adequate. I would love to go back to this hotel.
A very fine hotel with good facilities. On arrival we were upgraded to a suite which was large and beautifully furnished. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Our stay here was one of the highlights of our holiday in Poland.
The Bristol is an excellent hotel. It has been refurbished to a very high standard retaining all the excellent period features of the property. When we arrived we were offered a chance to upgrade to club class which we did. This was excellent and our room was very beautiful and overlooked the presidential palace. The bathroom was white marble and very large.
The Cafe Bristol is excellent, it is very striking and the food is superb.
The staff were exceptional and could not be more helpful.
If you are travelling to Warsaw this is definitely the place to stay!
I stayed at the Le Meridien Bristol last weekend and enjoyed it a lot. the location is great. one of the few hotels from where you can take a nice walk to the old part of the town and the former royal palace. it is right in the king´s walk, the most prestigious rd. several bus lines call the stop in front of the hotel. the staff was really friendly and breakfast was great. they have a really nice patio in the hotel courtyard, very quiet. the food in the restaurat was terrific.