Pica Paca Hotel got 2 thumbs up (or rather 4) from us. Our stay with them unfortunately was a short one of three nights as we headed up to Poland originally for the Heineken Open'er festival in Gdynia..which if you are into these things is most definately worth the trip.
We decided to have a couple of extra days after the festival in Gdansk as a follow up for some sight seeing & relaxation whilst we were there, seeing as we'd never been to Poland before. So after reading previous remarks on Tripadvisor about Pica Paca, I was sure we weren't going to be disappointed.
We most definately weren't. Prior our arrival we had sent a few emails getting in contact with the staff & asked for some help & suggestions on places to visit, seeing as we had limited time. Every reply was detailed & full of useful information.
Upon arrival at the hotel we were greeted & explained the usual proceedures..then shown to our room - the Galileo Galilei suite, very pretty & modern..not to mention clean. Only a couple of things which are a tad on the negative side (however did not really affect our likings to the place): there was no full length mirror in the room, we ladies do like to have a proper look at ourselves before venturing out..I'm sure you'd agree...and the room didn't have airconditioning, so seeing as it was quite warm at the time we had to keep the windows open, which made me feel a bit uneasy at night seeing as we were on the street level. Other than that everything was fine.
Breakfast, which was included in the price, was a delisious buffet of breads, cold meats, cheeses, yoghurts, fruits, cakes, juices, tea, coffees & so on..& each morning there was always something different..twice we were asked if we'd like some scrambled eggs..this meal was the perfect start to the day.
The hotel is located in a very central area of Old Gdansk, walking distance from the main tourist area where there's loads to see..historical & cultural...many restaurants serving delicious meals at extreemly reasonable prices - I recommend the baked duck..a local speciality..one amazing place we went to eat was Goldwasser Restaurant..simply divine, they also sell an exclusive liquer (hence the name Goldwasser)..definately worth a try.
We wanted to do some shopping..so we asked at reception & we were advised to go to Gallaria Baltika (I think it's spelt like that)...so we got a taxi (cost us around 25 Zlotti [€6]aprox. 20-25mins distance) & spend almost a whole day in there going around close to 200 outlets!!
I could go on & on..but basically at the end of the day..our stay in Poland & at Pica Paca was a great one..& we'd love to visit again some time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The eight suites, with their spacious room layouts and their individual design always offer a pleasant stay. Each room has its own theme, for example one is dedicated to Marilyn Monroe and another one to Albert Einstein. The rooms all have a mini bar, telephone, free internet WLAN, satellite and a TV, as well as an ensuite bathroom. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pica Paca Gdansk