warsaw

The mere fact that Warsaw still exists could be considered a miracle. In 1944, the Nazis nearly accomplished their goal of erasing Warsaw from the map when they razed 90% of the buildings to the ground. But the resilient city and its stubborn inhabitants could not be broken, and today Warsaw is the vibrant heart of one of Eastern Europe’s most promising success stories.

Warsaw is made up of an intriguing mix of restored neoclassical buildings, modern skyscrapers and Soviet brutalist architecture, a relic of 44 years of Soviet control. With its bourgeoning gastronomy scene and spirited nightlife, the constantly evolving capital always has new locations on offer. And because many of the city’s points of interest are concentrated in the Śródmieście (downtown) district, it makes for the perfect weekend destination for travelers looking for a compelling mix of history and culture.

TO STAY

Bristol Hotel

The Bristol has been Warsaw’s best hotel for decades. Located along the historic Royal Route, it has the most enviable location in the city and is just steps away from the Presidential Palace, Old Town, and Nowy Świat street. The legendary Café Bristol once served as a popular meeting spot for Communist Party apparatchiks, but now it’s just a classic restaurant serving excellent mushroom soup and fruit tarts.

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  • Krakowskie Przedmieście 42/44
    00-325

Mamaison Hotel Le Regina

An elegant boutique hotel nestled on the side of the Old Town. The unique location will give you direct access to one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions, but you won’t be swarmed by crowds when you step outside your door.

H15 Boutique

Sitting in the airy lobby with its glass ceiling, you would never guess that this building once housed the Nazi forces during World War II. Today, the 19th century building is decorated with colorful contemporary furniture and graphic art. The hotel is situated on lively Poznańska Street, just a few doors away from some of the best restaurants and cocktail bars in the city. If you stay here, grab a drink at Bez Tytułu, which is just half a block away.

Loft Hotel Sen Pszczoły

This is the hotel for adventurous travelers on a budget. The rooms have odd names like “Sadistic Dentist” and are decorated with oversized murals, avant-garde furniture, and wooden pallets for bed frames. The highlight of this hotel is the industrial-chic shared kitchen.

Bristol Hotel

Mamaison Hotel Le Regina

H15 Boutique

Loft Hotel Sen Pszczołyå

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