The Metropol is very well located for downtown Warsaw - a legacy from its earlier days as one of the main hotels of the communist era.
Unfortunately, that history leads to some of its key drawbacks:
- it is very noisy at night - you need earplugs to cut out the trams and rowdy party-goers - and all rooms face the street
- the heating is uncontrollable in the rooms, with no air conditioning, so you'll need the window open unless the weather is cold (even when it's shut, you'll hear the street noise)
- the standard rooms are small - originally mainly singles, so space is at a premium with nowhere to sit
- Unlike most of Warsaw, wifi is NOT free (unless you book direct on the hotel website); it's not very expensive, but the service is slow and poor, with a stupid browser log-in which wastes a lot of time
- the hotel is used by some coach tour parties, so the bar/restaurant can be dominated by these some nights - not a big problem.
On the plus side:
- the breakfast buffet is very good - we ate well enough to not need lunches whilst we stayed
- the location for public transport is excellent, on the main metro line and many tram and bus routes
- the 175 bus from the airport stops right outside - and can also be used to travel up to the Old Town for meals and tourism.
You do get what you pay for - the Metropol is fairly good value for money if you can live with its downsides.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Metropol offers comfortable hotel accommodation in central Warsaw. The comfort of the rooms is complemented by various facilities including free Wi-Fi Internet. If you are looking for a hotel with modern and convenient rooms with a great location, then the Metropol Hotel in Warsaw, Poland is the answer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Metropol Hotel Warsaw