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Royal Hotel
Ranked #26 of 72 Hotels in Poznan
Aldershot, England
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36 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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“Such a shame”
Reviewed 11 May 2012

My partner and I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights 6th and 7th of May. In retrospect would not have stayed here at all, and most certainly not for 2 nights. Entrance to the hotel is through a passageway which leads to a small courtyard with parking for 4, possibly 5 cars (+1 point as it is free parking) . The reception area is compact and includes the 'breakfast' room and bar. There is NO restaurant. The staff are polite and friendly. We were booked into a en-suite double room on the 2nd floor (and no lift), which I found small, but adequate. The double bed was a disaster however as we discovered after our 1st night. It sagged in the middle causing us to roll into one another. The following day we changed rooms to a twin bedded, which was slightly smaller than the 1st room, and was a slightly more comfortable nights sleep. Breakfasts were reasonable, with the usual buffet style cold meats and salads etc, and offers of eggs or pancakes.

As to my initial comment of why I would not have stayed at all. Poland had been very hot (+25 degrees) during the week, but as we reached Poznan it changed and temperatures dropped considerably and in consequence I turned the radiator to full heat to warm the room(s). I think the radiator got to tepid! Also there is/was free internet, which is another plus point. It was however broken on the day of our arrival, a Sunday, and we were told it would be fixed the next day. It wasn't. I aprreciate it is not the greatest setback but in this day and age it is a bit of an annoyance. Had I known that it would not be fixed (along with the bed and the cold room) I would have changed hotels rather than just rooms.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Lillehammer, Oppland, Norway
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2012

Me and a friend of mine, spend 3 nights at Hotel Royal in the spring, 2012. The hotel i situated only 10 minutes walking from both the Old town and also 10 minutes walking from a very nice shopping mall. We where very satisfied with both the rooms, the breakfast and the staff, who spoke a good english and was very helpfull answering questions about what to do, and what to see. It`s not a luxury hotel, but if you are primerly interested in using the hotel as a base for eksploring the city and it`s surroundings, I will recomend it warmly. The hotel was also quite. And last; the price for the rooms where also reasonable.

Rune Flodstrøm, Norway

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Ontario, Canada
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40 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2012

I stayed one night at this hotel. The price was a bit more than I wanted to pay (I was just passing through on my way to another destination) but good reviews here and elsewhere led me to book here instead of some other cheaper options.

Pros: - Location is approximately half way between the train station (from where I arrived and departed) and the Old Town (my main interest).

- It is on a main street but the entrance and rooms themselves are across a courtyard far enough away from the road so as not to be disturbed by traffic.

- It was snowing the night I stayed there and, though it ought to be expected anyway, the radiator worked well so there were no heat problems.

- 24 hour reception.

Cons: - Breakfast costs an extra 30 or so zlotys. I didn't bother.

- Despite being given the free Wifi code when checking-in at no time did it work in my room during my stay. Given that it worked perfectly at the local McDonald's (5 min. walk) and all the other hotels I stayed in that month in Poland, Germany, and the Netherlands I assume it wasn't a problem with my device.

- The middle aged blonde woman at the reception desk spoke English well but didn't like being asked questions. She was not very approachable.

- The bed was not very comfortable.

- Though there was no noise from outside the hotel there was inside I could hear conversations next door and when people were walking in the hallway it was very loud. When they were opening their doors it felt like they were entering my room.

- Fairly small room with very old furnishings - though the bathroom (including shower) was decent enough.

- I briefly went through the TV channels and IIRC there was one in English (France 24 news channel) and a few in German. The rest in Polish.

I've been to two other Polish cities (Krakow and Warsaw) before but this was my first time in Poznan so I can only compare this hotel to similarly priced places in other parts of Poland. With that caveat in mind it seemed to me that although Hotel Royal is acceptable enough for a short stay it is also overpriced.

Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Warsaw, Poland
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23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2011

I stayed there on the weekend of St.Martin's Day and it was a good decision, especially because I wanted to stay in the city centre and wanted something relatively cheap. It is an old building totally refurbished and very cosy. The rooms are a bit small but comfortable and clean, nice retro decor with a touch of art deco and rich, autumn colours. The building has four floors and doesn't have an elevator, so before booking it's better to check which floor is available if you don't want to climb up too much. Breakfast is normally not included in the room price, but can be ordered in the nice restaurant at the ground floor and is quite good. It is next to the Old Town and very close to any attractions you will probably want to see. Also, compared to other hotels and even hostels it has very good price ( when I booked it was around 20 PLN more than a hostel with private rooms.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Cambridge
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66 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2011

When we arrived at the Hotel my heart sunk..do not be put of by the exterior. The room we had was large, quite and cool. The Hotel is clean and comfortable, ask for a room at the back of the court yard as this may not be the same for all rooms. It is a bit of a hike to the town square but worth the walk. Warning though, the steak bar opposite is dreadful despite its very eye catching street appeal.
Good all round value

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Helsinki, Finland
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67 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2011

Old hotel with the possibility of private parking, good breakfast, and within walking distance of Old Town.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
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Tralee, Ireland
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25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2011

Stayed in this hotel for one week in July 2011. The hotel is about 10 minutes walk from the station and the same from Stary Rynek, Poznan's main tourist centre. This hotel is excellent value for money serving a great breakfast. Rooms are comfortable and the staff are very freindly and helpful. They have a lbeautiful garden area in the back where guests can enjoy a peaceful drink and smoke if they wish. One small disadvantage is that the hotel has no lift so if your room is on the third floor it is a bit of a climb. That aside this hotel is value for money and is an ideal centre for exploring this historic city

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Royal Hotel
Address: 71 St. Martin Street, Poznan 61-808, Poland
Region: Poland > Central Poland > Greater Poland Province > Poznan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 72 Hotels in Poznan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 3-star Royal Hotel [HR] is a cozy boutique hotel located in the very heart of Poznan city, about 1km away from Old Town Square, Poznan Central Railway Station and Poznan International Fair. HR offers stylish rooms equipped with satellite TV, free Wi-Fi and modern bathrooms with a shower or a bathtub and toiletries. The high standard rooms have an extra tea/coffee making facilities. Guests can use storage service of luggage and - for an extra fee - laundry and car rental services. There is a free car park on site. The hotel has a 24/7 bar. In the morning Guests can enjoy a traditional Polish breakfast, and in the summer a beer garden is available. The front desk is available 24/7. The staff can help to book tickets and organise a transfer from and to the Poznan-Lawica Airport. There are also 2 air conditioning conference rooms come with high-end multimedia devices and access to natural light. Within your reach there are all significant city monuments, finest Poznan restaurants and bars, innumerable entertainment and cultural centres. ... more   less 
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