Best hotels in Warsaw, Poland – including luxury rooms at Rialto, Le Regina & Le Meridien Bristol and budget accommodation at Castle Inn & Oki Doki.


Best hotels in Warsaw, Poland | Budget accommodation (Z)

Warsaw has a couple of excellent hostels with en-suite private rooms. At Nathan’s Villa (24 Piekna), you essentially get a mini-apartment to yourself, complete with kitchen facilities. Hopelessly thin curtains and a few flights of stairs are the trade-off. Every room at Oki Doki (3 Plac Dąbrowskiego) has its own theme, and the inventive arty touches make it genuinely distinctive. Try to get the delightful Vincent Van Gogh-themed room if you can. Premiere Classe (2 Towarowa) is your basic budget cookie cutter hotel near the station that does all it needs to do.

Best hotels in Warsaw, Poland | Mid-range hotels (ZZ)

With Old Town location, individual artist-designed rooms and a joyous theatricality about every fixture and fitting, the Castle Inn (2 Świętojańska) is a tremendous find. It’s great value, and more fun than most of Warsaw’s other hotels put together. The Mercure Warszawa Grand (28 Krucza) is surprisingly fresh, bright and perky – it feels brand new and is more impressive than many pricier five star options. The MDM (1 Plac Konstytucji) is a little worn in places but it has life to it and usually offers excellent rates.

Best hotels in Warsaw, Poland | Luxury hotels (ZZZ to ZZZZZ)

Luxe generally equals well known chains in Warsaw. The Radisson Blu (ZZZ) stands out from the bland, nickel-and-diming pack, however, with free Wifi and a choice of Scandinavian, Maritime or Italian-themed rooms. The Residence Diana (13 Chmielna, ZZZ) is more liveable, with beachy pebble-pattern bathrooms, in-room kitchen facilities and a bright apartment look. Warsaw’s real star, though, is the Rialto (73 Wilcza, ZZZ). It’s a trip back to the 1930s, with impeccable Art Deco style running through everything in sight. And what other hotel puts a free barometer on the wall?

Warsaw hasn’t really got megaluxe accommodation right yet. Le Meridien Bristol (42 Krakowskie Przedmieście, ZZZZ) leads the pack – rooms feel palatial, the bathrooms are a marblefest and the suites are gigantic. The Intercontinental (49 Emilii Plater, ZZZZZ) is the best bet amongst the plush chain five stars – rooms feel bright with the curtains open and sensual with them closed. The views and 43rd floor pool are a plus, too. Otherwise Le Regina (12 Koscielna, ZZZZZ) has prime wedding venue elegance, but the muted, smallish rooms don’t live up to the standard of the common areas.


Warsaw hotel prices

Price brackets are based, roughly, on the starting rates that can be found in low season.

Z = under 225 zloty a night

ZZ = under 400 zloty a night

ZZZ = under 500 zloty a night

ZZZZ = under 600 zloty a night

ZZZZZ = over 600 zloty a night.

The Warsaw hotels above have been personally inspected – and recommended as being amongst the best in their price bracket – by travel journalist David Whitley. To look for other hotels in Warsaw, try a Warsaw hotel search with our booking partner,

Disclaimer: These hotels were inspected in July 2010. Things may have changed since then.

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