Hotel Topaz

34a Przemyslowa Street, Poznan, Central Poland, 61-579, Poland

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    Good value hotel between town and railway station

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    My girlfriend and I stayed at Hotel Topaz for 3 nights during a visit to Poznan in May 2010.

    We booked our stay through www.booking.com and paid 169 Zloty (around £35) per night for a double room with breakfast.

    Location

    Hotel Topaz is located on Przemyslowa, about 500m east of the central railway station and 1.5km to 2km south west of the old town market square (Stary Rynek).

    We arrived at the hotel late at night in a taxi from the airport. Not being familiar with the city at that point, it felt as though we were being driven to a fairly remote location, some way out of the city centre. I wasn't sure if we were within reasonable walking distance of the main sights.

    I needn't have worried. A short walk (a little under 10 minutes) via Park Drweskich brings you to the Stary Browar shopping mall (a modern shopping mall built in the premises of a former brewery) and from there it is perhaps another 10 minutes on foot to the heart of the old town.

    The central railway station (Poznan Glowny) is less than 10 minutes away on foot; we made use of it a couple of times for trips to the nearby towns of Leszno and Gniezno. The bus station is located about 5 minutes walk from the hotel.

    Bedroom

    Our room was fairly basic and slightly on the small side.

    It contained a double bed and a few rudimentary furnishings; a wardrobe, some cupboards, bedside cabinets, a table and a couple of chairs, as well as a TV set.

    It wasn't anything special, but it suited our limited needs; we didn't spend much time in there.

    The en-suite shower room was more modern and luxurious than the room to which it was attached. It had a decent sized shower cubicle and fresh towels, toiletries and a hairdryer were provided. There was, however, a problem with the plumbing; it took a long time for the water to disappear down the plug hole in the shower.

    Breakfast

    The first thing that comes to mind when I recall breakfast at Hotel Topaz is that it was served in a really odd location. It was served in a conference room which, from the outside, looked just like any other door on the corridor. We entered with trepidation, almost expecting to find ourselves in somebody's room, but instead we found a small buffet spread laid out and lots of empty tables.

    Breakfast consisted of a reasonable choice; cereals, yoghurts, cold meats, cheese, bread, cakes and pastries. There were a couple of fruit juices to pick from (one was a nice dark cherry flavour), as well as the usual coffee and tea.

    A good value hotel offering basic rooms and a reasonable breakfast at a very fair price. The location may seem a little peripheral but it's actually not that far from either the old town or the railway station. I'd happily stay there again if I was ever in Poznan.

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Forum Posts

train from frankfurt to poznan

by wanderwonder82

i am going to visit someone in frankfurt, germany and then another person in poznan, poland.

would it be fun for me to catch the train between the two rather than fly? are there things to see in between? fun to be had? and it is cost effective? any input appreciated. thanks

Re: train from frankfurt to poznan

by HansDK

The train will take 7-9 hours with 1-3 changes. Timetables: http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/en

Re: train from frankfurt to poznan

by RickinDutch

You might consider renting a car in frankfurt and making the drive. Last trip to Poland (1991) we rented a tiny Fiat 123 for a lot of money in Warsaw. Friends went later and rented a car in Franfurt, a good sized Mercedes, for a whole lot less. Decent highways in Poland and Germany. Would also give you some mobility. Krakow would be worth a detour.

Re: train from frankfurt to poznan

by wanderwonder82

Ah, thanks. Are you allowed to get off at changes? - Look around? Is there fun to be had? Is it expensive?

Once again, thank you.

Re: train from frankfurt to poznan

by leics

You cannot usually leave the station and looka round when you change trains unless you buy separate point-to-point tickets (depending on the connection time, and the type of ticket you have purbchased)

Check times, details and fares in English on the German railway website here:

http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/en

Frankfurt Main > Poznan is 140 euro is you use the fastest (7+ hours) trains. The other departrures take longer, with more changes, and overall fares are not available in total online...you would have to work out fares using the 'details' arrow, which ashows you where you would change trains.

Polish train info in English on www.polrail.com

For cheapest fares for your route/dates look at www.skyscanner.net

Re: train from frankfurt to poznan

by hexelein

There are two reasonably large Frankfurts, though, and one is considerably closer to Poznan than the other. Frankfurt/Oder is a German/Polish border town and the other one is in the west, closer to the Be-Ne-Lux countries.

There's always fun to be had in Berlin, which will probably be on your way if you travel from Frankfurt/Main (although you can choose to go via Fulda instead, where there is very little fun to be had).

If you want cost effective, a bus is probably the way to go. I know there are buses from Köln to misc places in Poland, so it's probably possible to find ones from Frankfurt to Poland too.

Re: train from frankfurt to poznan

by leics

http://www.touring.de/index.php?id=2&L=1

will give you long-distance bus routes, times and fares from Germany. Frankfurt>Poznan is an overnight service, taking almost 12 hours.

Re: train from frankfurt to poznan

by yvr

What is your definition of fun?

Re: train from frankfurt to poznan

by sihi

Hi!

Fly between Frankfurt and Poznan by LOT airlines. Poznan is city to have a fun:)
http://www.airport-poznan.com.pl/en/destinations/timetable.html

You can do 2 day trip to Torun from Poznan. Torun is beautiful old UNESCO Heritage city, with fun in old town. Worth a visit.

:)

Travel Tips for Poznan

Old Market Square

by johnsakura

The Old Market is the central point of located here in 1254 new city.
Main point of the Old Market is Town Hall. Beside that you can admire interesting tenement houses, Bamberka well, old pillary, the fountain of Persephone and baroque figure of St. Jan Nepomucen.
In this picture you can see some cultural activity with classical music on the street.

History III

by Kuznetsov_Sergey

The Island Tumski (Ostrow Tumski) is the historical kernel of the city. Ostrow Tumski is an isle on Warta River. This is the place where first Poles set up their settlements.

According to the legend, after long separation there were legendary ancestors of three Slavic people the western Slav - Leh, the southern Slav - Cheh and the east Slav - Rus. Though time also had changed them, but brothers recognized each other at once and joyfully cried: "Poznae! Poznae! (I recognize you! I recognize you!)".

In the memory of that meeting it was decided to construct the city on the Varta-river banks and to give it the name of Poznan.

Be here in June!!!!The Theatre...

by kukaracza

Be here in June!!!!The Theatre Festival MALTA takes place here!!!Many theatres from all over the world, every hour a different spectacle, a different story, a different world...
More info at www.malta-festival.com.pl

Pols are very good mechanics

by Kuznetsov_Sergey

It was impossible until recently to pass Poznan without waiting in automobile jams. As a rule cars and lorries were stopping in huge jams near Poznan. Such a jam in 2000 spoiled the whole day.

First cars were slowly moving, but when they finally stood still, my wife Irina who was driving muffled the motor. At the attempt to start the car, she found out, that it was not get started. We rolled away the car manually on a roadside trying to understand what had happened. The starter and the system of electronic ignition were suspected in fail.

Later we came to conclusion, that we couldn't manage such malfunction without any help and consult. Poles who were driving by told us that somewhere nearby there was a repair station.

I went to search it and found a small workshop. I explained the owner our unfortunate circumstances, fortunately he understood in Russian. He promised to repair our car and together with his assistant (as it appeared, with his son-in-law) on a minibus we went to a place of breakage. The malfunction was defined - the starter had given up. By country roads, passing the damned jam, we arrived to the workshop.

The owner of the workshop removed the starter and began the repair. We were waiting in a room at the workshop, drank coffee and relaxed a little. Under any circumstances it's rather badly when the car brakes down. In another country - it's absolutely unpleasantly. I went to look at the process. The Pole showed me the starter with the charred brushes and asked even an hour to arrange them somehow. Soon the repair came to its end, and I was convinced of working capacity of the starter.

In comparison with the importance of our problem, the price of repair seemed symbolical - a hundred zlotys (twenty five dollars). The Pole assured us, that the starter would precisely work two weeks, and returning home, he advised to replace it nevertheless.

We were very grateful to this Pole who could repair the Russian car by improvised means.

Do trip to Gniezno

by sihi

In some 50 km from Poznan the first capital of Poland is situated. Gniezno is known of its Cathedral where many Polish kings were crowned. Also tomb of St. Adalbertus (Wojciech) locates in Cathedral. There is also old town and lake in Gniezno.
Gniezno is definitely worth a trip from Poznan, becouse these two cities were the first capitals of Polish state!!

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