I am thoroughly surprised by the previous reviewer, and in complete agreeance with everyone else, this hotel is a GEM! We just got back from 3 nights at the Hotel Bonum, exploring Gdansk and surrounding area, eating delicious food and relaxing in a hotel that goes above and beyond what one expects from a 3 star European hotel. My husband and I have travelled throughout Europe staying in lots of hotels, both chain and boutique and usually stick within this budget. I have to say, this is one of the best hotels we've stayed at, if not the best. The rooms were really generous, big bathrooms with shiny, so close to brand new fittings, a big desk and wardobe with lots of room for luggage, sitting and relaxing, even a meal in the room! The previous reviewer is wrong - room service is available, and at no extra charge, from the hotel's very busy and popular restaurant. There IS a bin in the room, it is in the bathroom. There is no mini bar, but there is a kettle, teacups and saucers, a selection of fine teas, free bottled mineral water and amenities, all of which we have often found to not exist in hotel rooms in Europe. Internet access is free for all guests and there are fresh baked cakes and muffins in the hotel foyer all day, just because. The reception staff were really helpful and had plenty of great information about the area, maps, suggested walking routes, etc. They even helped us book a very inexpensive airport shuttle bus back to the airport, and printed our confirmations for flights, etc free of charge. The reception desk is manned 24hrs a day. I have saved the BEST for last. BREAKFAST. I am a fairly picky guest, especially when it comes to buffet breakfast, possibly my favourite part of a hotel visit. This breakfast was OUTSTANDING. I will add photos at a later date, but the selection included bacon, eggs (scrambled and hard boiled), sausages, three types of salami/kabana/cabanossi, four or five types of meat including ham, turkey, pork with apricot stuffing, pork belly with herb stuffing, pasta salad, greek salad, green salad, rye break, fresh white rolls, white bread, four types of jam/preserves, mini tubs of yoghurt in various flavours, pourably natural and berry yoghurt, a selection of cakes and muffins, pickles, olives, sliced cucumber, tomatoes, a massive pile of swiss and ble cheese, special white chocolate mousse/yoghurt desserts, fresh and dried fruit (including persimmons, melons, nectarines, grapefruits, prunes, apricots, etc), delicious coffee and teas. I will say, the least attractive part of the breakfast on offer was definitely the bacon and eggs...I think most people left them because everything else looked too good! The ONLY downside of the hotel is that whilst it is in the 'old town', it's not as central as some of the other hotels down on the waterfront. But, Gdansk is tiny and it will take you about five mins to walk to the waterfront! Finally, if you're after a great meal (about five mins walk), head down along the waterfront and you'll find a gorgeous little pizzeria and another little traditional Polish restaurant with outdoor seating. Both have incredble food at excellent prices. Enjoy!
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- Aureus Hotel Gdansk