Someone from the office didn't like me and booked me into this place for 2 weeks on a business trip. OK, it was near the office but far from downtown and everything else.
The Sokrates hotel is not a hotel but a student hostel...from the communist days! The furnishing in the room hasn't changed since 1973 except that the room has been cleaned. You got to have a look at the toilet flush - I haven't seen such a device since bell-bottoms were in fashion.
The rate was not cheap for such a place, and I could stay in a real 3-star hotel like Ibis for the same price.
Breakfast is served on a plate and you help yourself to the bread, coffee and tea on a counter (no cream or milk provided). The food on the plate is the SAME everyday.
There's a "business centre" on the ground floor with internet connection for 3 users. I had the misfortune of staying in the "hotel" with a group of foreign exchange students who hogged the 3 internet cables. They were reading the news, chatting with friends and making internet calls all day, everyday. It was worse during my second week there when 2 of the internet connections were out of order.
If you want to experience life in the Communist Poland days, go and stay at the Sokrates.