When in Warsaw I stayed at the Radisson Blu Sobieski (there are 2 Radisson Blu’s in Warsaw). This hotel was at the far end of the areas a tourist visitor would be exploring, but due to the fact that there was a bus and tram stop at the intersection where the hotel was it made it easy to get around. It is also about an 8 minute walk (or 1 tram stops) from where the Modlin airport bus stop and 1km (2 tram stops) from the central train station making it convenient on arrival and departure for dropping off and picking up one’s bags.
The outside of the Radisson Blu Sobieski is a bit jarring in its paint job but inside the hotel starts looking more like a Radisson, the rooms having been recently renovated have the clean modern look of a Radisson with well a layed out room and bathroom. I stayed in a standard room which was a good size with lots of closet space. The bathroom didn’t have a bath but the shower was spacious and had good water pressure. The sound proofing of the room was great, I never heard any noise from my neighbours, the hall or from outside the hotel and I was in a room facing a busy intersection.
The staff of the Radisson Blu Sobieski are truly helpful and friendly (as I found most Polish to be). Even when under pressure of a busy front desk due to a conference in the hotel the staff never tried to brush off any requests or questions I had. When I couldn’t figure out the heating in the room a call to the front desk had it going remotely for me in about 1 minute.
The restaurant/bar/cafe was disappointing as it tried to be a 3 things in one and didn’t feel like a place one would want to spend time as it lacked any kind real identity. The prices were of typical hotel prices for Western Europe, making it more expensive than most cafes and restaurants in Warsaw. However as there isn’t much nearby without hopping on a short bus or tram trip they can probably get away with this for those expensing their meals. Hopefully this area is next on the renovation list for the Radisson Blu Sobieski.
On the plus side Radisson seems to have stopped charging for Wifi, a welcome change in policy. However the location of my room seemed to give me poor reception but I was able to work around that for the most part by learning where the sweet spots in the room were.
All in all the hotel was a good hotel a better for the business traveller location wise but with reasonable rates especially if you are staying on a weekend rate it’s great value for the money. If you are looking for a modern hotel with great rates and good transport links the Radisson Blu Sobieski is a great choice.