This is my second review of this hotel. The first one I did back in November 2007.
My second stay here was with my granddaughter for a week in August 2012 whilst visiting my Polish relatives in Wroclaw and then moving on to Zakopane and Cracow.
This place dates back to the communist era in Poland's history. It is old, dated and somewhat faded with a lot of very slow ongoing refurbishment going on. After my previous visit here back in 2007, I took a chance and booked another stay but was slighly apprehensive with my granddaughter being with me. I needn't have worried, she found it charming, a bit odd and quirky, the lift facinated her because it does not have an inner door!!! and you could ride a bike around all the corridors - it's a huge place!! Our room on the fourth floor was big, lots of cupboard space albeit the furnishings are quite old fashioned and the bathroom was big, very clean with everything working perfectly.
Breakfast, which was included in the price of our stay, was served in the hotel's adjoining restaurant, which is to my mind a lovely old fashioned Polish eaterie. You get into the restaurant through a side door in the hotel and across a courtyard which has some al fresco tables with umbrellas for when the climate permits eating/drinking outside or if you are a smoker (most places in Poland now are non smoking).
As I mentioned at the beginning of this review, this is my second visit to this hotel so anything you need to know re the location and how close you are to the old town, railway station, airport etc, are in my previous review. What I would like to say again and again is that this hotel is CHEAP, VERY CHEAP! compared to hotels such as Sofitel, Panorama Mercure and the like of which there are plenty all over Poland and all look much the same. Although the Polonia in Wroclaw is showing its age, it is getting a refurb (rather slow), it does not look anywhere near as austere as it did 5 years ago, the new interior paintwork has softened it somewhat and the staff were very polite, helpful and professional (huge improvement on my last visit). I would hate it to lose its unique Polish character, I like it very much.
So, all in all, a very friendly, cheap and clean 2/3 star hotel in a great location. If people want something better, I am afraid they are going to have to spend a bit more money!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Polonia Hotel is located in the city center between the Main Railway Station and the Market Square. It takes just 10 minutes to walk from Polonia to the historical center and other touristic places in Wroclaw. Thanks to convenient location it’s really easy to reach any place in Wroclaw from the hotel. One of the biggest Shopping Malls Arkady in Wrocław it is only 100 meters far from Polonia. You can reach the Airport in 30 minutes ( from Renoma Shopping Malls – 300 meters from the hotel with the line No 406) Hotel offers accommodation in 107 single and double, as well as family rooms in two budget standards – economy and regular. ATTENTION: Please note that in an effort to improve the functionality and aesthetics of the hotel reception we will make modernization works from 02.012017 until 22.01.2017. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience it may occur. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Polonia Hotel Wroclaw