Warsaw Journals

Unexpected Warsaw

An April 2004 trip to Warsaw by Kathryn

Plac Zamkowy Photo, Warsaw, Poland More Photos
Quote: I didn't know much about Poland and only went because of a conference. But once I was there I loved it!

Unexpected Warsaw

Overview

Plac Zamkowy Photo, Warsaw, Poland
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A big highlight for me was the city itself. After being warned in the guidebook about how ugly Warsaw was, I was pleasantly surprised. Warsaw is very cosmopolitan and lively and the old town (Stare Miasto) is absolutely beautiful. It’s hard to remember that all of it was rebuilt after the 2nd World War. But even the more ‘mundane’ parts of Warsaw are pleasant. The roads and avenues are really wide, which gives the city an amazing sense of space, while the remaining communist buildings give a sense of monumental grandeur. There are still plenty of intimate spaces, however. Parks like the Ogród Saski and Krasiñski Park are quiet and relaxed in amongst the shadowy trees – and very popular. Despi...Read More

HOTEL MDM

Hotel

HOTEL MDM Photo, Warsaw, Poland
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This hotel was booked by the conference. I was a little apprehensive about it having had dodgy conference accommodation in the past but I was really pleasantly surprised. Although I had requested a single room, I was placed in a twin – luck on my part, I think. I had plenty of space (more than my room at home!) and all the mod cons. The mini bar was well stocked, but also had plenty of space for other things that I purchased from the local supermarket (so cheap!). There were 50+ TV channels, although only 4 or 5 were in English (the usual suspects: CNN, BBC World, CNBC, a couple of MTV channels and BBC Prime). The bathroom was pristine and the shower hot; there seemed to be a whole army of cleaning...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 17, 2004

HOTEL MDM
1 KONSTYTUCCJI SQ
Warsaw, Poland 00647
48-22-3391600

Oki Doki Hostel Photo, Warsaw, Poland
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Off a quiet square in the heart of the city, the Oki Doki is the first hostel ever where my bag has been carried to my room. I don’t think everyone gets their bag carried to their room, I just got really nice reception staff – but after a long day it was very much appreciated. The hostel is relatively new and purpose built (or at least purpose renovated!) and it really shows. A range of different room types are available and each room is named and themed accordingly. This gave the hostel a much more personal touch. My room was ‘Photography’ so there were lots of cool photos and the mantle in front of the window was lined with negatives. The room was relatively small with three single beds and ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 17, 2004

Oki Doki Hostel
Dabrowskiego Sq. 3
Warsaw, Poland
(022) 826-8357