Value Score Average Value
Good For Families
Good value, central business hotel
We stayed at the 5* Radisson Blu Centrum for 3 nights during our visit to Warsaw for Easter weekend in March/April 2013.
I wouldn't usually choose to stay at a hotel of this class, but the room rates throughout Warsaw were incredibly good value during Easter weekend.
We made our reservation several months in advance through www.booking.com and paid a very reasonable 680 złoty (£140) for 3 nights in a Business Class room with breakfast included. Had we chosen not to have the breakfast, we could have booked a Business Class room for just £35 a night.
We settled our bill by credit card at the end of our stay.
Radisson Blu Centrum is located on Grzybowska, just off Aleja Jana Pawła II, a short distance north of Warszawa Centralna train station in Warsaw's central business district.
Ordinarily, it would be a straight 10 minutes walk from Centralna station, but at the time of our visit the junction of Aleja Jana Pawła II and Ulica Świętokrzyska was closed due to work being carried out on the city's second Metro line. We threrefore had to take a detour which almost doubled the length of our journey.
The nearest Metro station to the hotel is Świętokrzyska which is around 15 minutes away on foot. The Palace of Culture and Science is a similar distance from the hotel.
It took us around 30 minutes to walk from the hotel to Plac Zamkowy (Castle Square) and the Old Town. We walked there via Ogrod Saski (The Saxon Garden), the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Piłsudski Square.
We were able to walk to the Warsaw Rising Museum, located further along Grzybowska, in around 15-20 minutes.
There is a Mediterranean restaurant directly opposite the hotel and an Indian restaurant just along the street. However, you'll have to go further afield for a good selection of Polish restaurants.
The impressive Zlote Tarasy shopping mall and entertainment centre is located next to Centralna train station and is easily reached on foot from the hotel.
There were plenty of buses and trams passing by the hotel, but we never investigated the public transport options as we tended to explore the city on foot.
The different floors of the hotel have different themed rooms. Floors 2, 3, and 4 are Scandinavian-themed, floors 5, 6 and 7 are Maritime-themed and floors 8, 9 and 10 are Italian-themed. Our room (#828) was located on the 8th floor and thus Italian-themed. I'm not sure what this entailed, but as far as I could see it didn't extend to anything other than a painting of Venice on one wall and a painting of a small island (presumably Italian) on another wall. My girlfriend's parents had a room further along the 8th floor and their room was identical to ours, with the exact same paintings in the exact same positions.
Our room had a large window which afforded us excellent views towards the Palace of Culture and Science.
The double bed (not two singles pushed together!) was very comfortable, especially the duck down pillows. The duvet was perhaps a little too warm, and I found myself sleeping on top of it half way through the first night. After the first night, we adjusted the room temperature to a more comfortable level.
The room contained a large flat screen interactive TV. As well as 30+ satellite channels (including BBC News, Sky News, CNN and Eurosport), being in a Business Class room meant that we had free access to the 250 pay-TV movies. We could also view our bill and the latest weather forecast through the TV.
There was free wi-fi throughout the hotel, but the speed was disappointingly slow.
There was plenty of wardrobe space, a bedside cabinet, a work desk, armchairs, a trouser press, an iron, a free code-operated safe and an expensive mini-bar. There were lots of electrical sockets for recharging batteries and devices overnight and plenty of lamps and lighting (in addition to the natural light from the large window).
An in-room Nespresso coffee machine and a kettle were provided, and complimentary coffee, tea, sugar and bottles of mineral water were replenished each day.
The en-suite bathroom was sparklingly clean and modern with a bath tub and a power shower. There was an endless supply of hot water. Clean towels and a good selection of toiletries were replenished each day and a hairdryer was provided. We also received a bathrobe and a pair of slippers; only one between the two of us, but that was no problem as I had no intention of using them.
Spa and Leisure Facilities
The hotel's facilities include a well-equipped gym, a swimming pool (not very big and quite crowded during our visit), a small steam room (very effective, but could only seat half a dozen people at a time) and a slightly larger sauna (which was also very hot). The advertised solarium turned out to be a few sunbeds next to the pool and not particularly warm.
The leisure facilities were free to use for hotel guests. Hand over your room card at the spa reception in return for a locker key and a towel; no change needed for the lockers. Ordinarily, the facilities are open until 10pm, but were only open until 6pm over Easter weekend.
Overall, the spa facilities were a disappointment for a hotel of this size and class.
An excellent breakfast buffet was served each morning, from 6:30am until 11:00am, in the ground floor Ogrodowa Restaurant.
The buffet included several different types of cereals, muesli and porridge and a whole host of other ingredients (dried fruits, sunflower, pumpkin and sesame seeds, pine nuts, raisins...) to add to them.
There were pots of fruit flavoured yoghurt, jugs of natural yoghurt and a good selection of fresh fruits (strawberries, oranges, bananas, melon, grapefruit, kiwi...) and dishes of fruit salad.
The bread section included a large variety of bread rolls, sliced breads, baguettes and croissants, as well as a good selection of pastries (yoghurt cake, powder cake, apple turnovers, pain au chocolat).
An impressive cheese board was provided, as well as cold cuts of ham, pork, sausage, smoked salmon and salad items.
Cooked items included bacon, scrambled eggs, grilled mushrooms, tomatoes, potatoes and chicken sausages. There was also an egg and omelette station where food was cooked to order. I enjoyed an "omelette with everything" (cheese, mushrooms, ham, tomatoes, onions and peppers) one morning.
There was an extensive selection of fruit juices, including orange, apple, cranberry, pineapple, grapefruit and tomato, as well as mineral water. Waiters brought a pot of coffee to the table, while a good selection of teas were available on the buffet (camomile, lemon, peppermint, raspberry, English Breakfast, Assam, Early Grey etc.)
The breakfast was excellent and well worth paying the extra for. It worked out at about £6 per person per day by adding it to the room price.
The hotel's lifts are operated via room cards. If you board a lift in reception, you need to insert your room card before selecting which floor you want to go to. You don't need to use your room card when travelling from the floor of your room down to reception.
There are a couple of computers in reception where guests can access the Internet for free. There is one small condition though; guests must first submit a review of the hotel on TripAdvisor before they can browse other websites!
There was a lot of information provided in the reception area, including complimentary copies of the excellent "Warsaw In Your Pocket" guide and other guidebooks, flyers and maps. The staff were more than happy to answer our questions (particularly regarding the reduced opening hours of attractions during the Easter weekend) and to search the Internet for the information we requested. They also produced a very useful list of restaurants that were open each day over Easter; this was invaluable information in light of the fact that many restaurants closed for all or part of the holiday period.
At the end of our stay, we used the hotel's transfer service to get back to Chopin Airport. Ordinarily, we'd have used the train, but it was a public holiday, it was snowing heavily and the walk to the station (with luggage in tow) was considerably more difficult due to the roadworks nearby. We were told that the hotel's cars would take us to the airport for 65 złoty (£13). The hotel offered us the chance to book a standard city taxi instead, but advised us that it would cost a similar amount due to it being a public holiday. We opted for the hotel's service and waited around 10 minutes for a car to arrive. It was a very smooth journey to the airport.
I would highly recommend the Radisson Blu Centrum hotel to business travellers and to leisure travellers if they are able to benefit from the same low room rates that we did. The room was very well equipped and comfortable and the breakfast was as good as any hotel breakfast I've ever experienced. The spa facilities were a bit of a disappointment, but that would be my only small gripe! Highly recommended!
Directions: Located in the business district of central Warsaw, a short walk north of Warszawa Centralna train station.
Very pleasant, good restaurant, nice breakfast.
A very good price compared to the same hotel in other countries.
I stayed for five nights from the 5th of June 2009. Reception staff and restuarant staff are very good and helpful. Others are very difficult to communicate with in English. Hotel is very centeral in location with 10 minutes walk to centeral station, or palace of culture and science. 15 minutes to the tomb of unknown soldier (through a fantastic park) and 25 minutes walk to old city. Rooms are fabulous, breakfast is fantastic. Internet and PayTV are free.
Swimming pool has warm water of 29C, and a near by Jacouzi. I definitely would recommend it to others for business and leasure.
Unique Quality: Hotel Limousine is always available but much more expensive (Airport collection cost 80 zolloti while I paid only 32 PZ for a regular MPT taxi.
This was a pleasant place to stay on our bus tour. It is close to the Palace of Culture, but also not far walk to the park, and bit bit farther to old town and the royal castle area. Rooms were clean, but a bit cramped. Breakfasts were plentiful, with some ethnic foods on the buffet.
Directions: On Alegja Jana Pawa II street-close cross streets are Marzaekowska and Al Jerolzolinski streets . It is 1 1/2 miles to the riverfront.
Great accomodation, great value
Definitely one of the best hotel where I stayed.
The price was quite low (for western standards and for Radisson...) but the service was top-level.
The rooms are big, quiet, fully equipped and clean, the staff was great and the city centre is just at 15 minutes walking distance (even if when cold winds blow it's a freezing experience, but taxi fares are very low).
Breakfast was really great for quantity and quality, I stayed there for business reasons, but my wife joined me from Italy during a weekend and her feedback were good as well.
Good both for business trips and for vacations, I can't find any remarkable defect.
Unique Quality: Staff professional and kind, rooms clean, great value for that price.
Directions: Very close to the former Jewish district zone, not far from city centre and from a railway station.
Stayed in this hotel at the start of November 06. Nice hotel and has all the usual furnishings you would expect from a Radisson. Stayed in a Scandinavian room and was very pleasant although I wouldn't say its amazing.
I came here on a boys break with my friend and the hotel itself is in a decent location but there aren't many bars etc within the immediate vicinity (although that may be Warsaw itself as all the bars seem to be in various locations and pretty well spread out, so don't expect the best bar crawls)
We got a great price on this hotel direclty throught Radisson (around £45 per room/per night) and this was a weekend special.
Unique Quality: great price for the quality of the hotel.
Can be cheaper than you think
I normally stay at hotels at the cheaper end of the market and only stayed at this hotel because I had to use up some Tesco Clubcard points. The frontline staff all spoke english and went out of their way to make you feel comfortable. The rooms are a reasonable size, with different styles and well furnished. I had a room at the front with views of the Museum of Culture and Science. Though the windows are double glazed there is an extra layer of glass on the outside and moveable shutters. The rooms are well insulated and the hallways well carpeted, this means you never hear any noise from the other rooms or guests. The beds are 3 pillows wide and very comfortable, making for a good nights sleep. The bathrooms come equipped with a bath/shower and lots of extras. There is a large hot & cold buffet breakfast, with a lot of choice and very well presented. Checking the internet I have seen rooms available for £41 for a couple which makes this reasonally affordable. The only minor grumbles I have are there is no fresh or uht milk to make drinks only powdered milk, the mini bar fridges only have a small area to place your items and too small for milk cartons and the hotel is 10 minutes walk for the nearest public transport.
Unique Quality: The views of a night time of the lit Museum of Culture & Science. Swimming pool, suana & jacuzzi. Confortable beds, quiet rooms and pigging out on breakfast.
Directions: Off Al Jana Pawa II
4 Star Convenience
My stay in the Radisson SAS Centrum was wonderful. All the staff spoke English and were willing to help at all times. They were great at giving directions and providing information about the city. The rooms have themes of either Italian, Scandinavian, or Maritime. We stayed in the Italian room.
The room itself was very clean and well maintained by the cleaning staff. The bed was extremely comfortable and clean. The TV has CNN and BBC, as well as MTV, and other European language channels. The bathroom was spotless and beautiful. The towels were replaced everyday. The shower had great water pressure!
The hotel is also in a great location in Centrum. It is within walking distance to Old Town Square of about 20 minutes.
Unique Quality: The guests have free use of the fitness centre as well as the pool.
They have a wonderful continental breakfast buffet! Great variety of food.
Good central location
This brand new hotel is rated as a 5* hotel, but I would rate as a good 4* hotel.
In the lobby, you will find the reception, a buisness center, a shop and the bar with some surprising lonely local "girls" waiting for wealthy clients...
Next door the Latino Brasserie @ferdy's offer you some Polish and Argentinean cooking, but nothing special and quite expensive in regards to the quality of the food. You had better time to dine out of the hotel (just look to my other VT restaurants addresses).
This hotel has 10 floors with different rooms themed on Italian (10-9-8th floors), Scandinavian (7-6-5th fl.) and Maritime (4-3-2nd fl.) styles. On 1st floor, you will find the conference rooms. On floor -1, a fitness, a swimming pool (15m), a sauna and a jacuzzi.
My double room was quite large will all required standards. The breakfast is served until 10h30 and offer a great and large selection to start well your day. Staff was helpful and friendly.
Unique Quality: Central location. All main places of interest are easily reachable on foot:
- Warsaw Uprising Museum 10min walk
- Royal Castle 20 min
- Palace of Culture 10min
- Warsawa Centralna) Main Railway Station 15min
- Stare Miasto (Old town) 20min
Directions: 20min from the airport by car (25PLZ by taxi or 50PLZ by hotel transfer)
Modern **** Hotel
There are 311 beautifully designed guest rooms and suites in Italian, Scandinavian and Maritime styles, and they include Business Class rooms and rooms for the disabled. All are equipped with up-to-date facilities and services including data port, safe, three telephones, trousers press, ironing board, tea and coffee-making facilities, pay-TV, minibar, hair dryer and individually controlled air-condition.
The Radisson SAS Super Breakfast buffet and group meals are served in Ogrodowa Restaurant. Adjustment to the bar is Latino Brasserie @ferdy's, specializing in Latin American, focusing on Argentinean cuisine. It's the perfect place for a business meeting, afternoon tea or just to unwind after a long day's work.
Meeting facilities include - one Ballroom and five meeting rooms, all equipped with state of the art audio-visual technology. From a board meeting for 10 to major conference for 350, the Radisson SAS Centrum Hotel provides a tailored service that will exceed your expectations.
To give you the best possible health and fitness experience, the World Class Health Academy has devoted 1200 square meters to its state of the art facilities. In luxurious surroundings, a comprehensive range of programms, service and equipment provides total solution to your individual needs. These include weight and cardio training , swimming pool, and whirlpool, aerobics, and spinning, personal training, massage, dry sauna and stem bath.
Unique Quality: 24 hour Room service,
Transport to the airport
Baby sitting on request.
Signature services of Radisson SAS:
"Grab and Run" breakfast,
"Super Breakfast Buffet",
"3-Hour Express Laundry,
"Late check out",
"Express check out".
"100% Guest Satisfaction"
Directions: Very close to Al. Jana Pawla II and to Plac Grzybowski
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