Having spent a lovely weekend in Gdansk, the only thing we left regretting is that we should’ve spent more than 1 night in the lovely Radisson Blu hotel! (next time!) 🙂
We arrived at the hotel around midnight (with a Wizzair flight from Luton), and we were pleasantly surprised that the very friendly reception staff allocated us one apartment and one double room, even that late in the day – it did mean we had to share double beds, but that’s just a typical girlie weekend isn’t it 🙂
The location of the hotel is great – if you wake up and you’re not quite sure where you are – simply step out onto the sun-filled breakfast terrace, and you’re smack bang in the middle of Gdansk‘s main street – Ulica Dluga (‘Long street’ – and it is!).
The reception staff are also very helpful if you need planning your day in Gdansk or directions of how to get to places – but the location is seriously so good that you’re close to everywhere. The train station is a 20 min walk, Artus house is 5 mins and the town hall and Neptune fountain which can be seen from the hotel are only a couple mins walk, if you want the boat to Hel, Westerplatte or Sopot, just turn right towards the Motlawa river and you’ll find all the day boats and pirate ships moored there.
The room rates are very reasonable – we booked through booking.com and got 2 rooms for 1 night for a total of £133 – not bad between 4 people for a lovely 5* city centre hotel! 🙂
The double rooms are very nice, plasma screen tvs (2 in the apartment!), coffee & tea making facitilies, a very comfortable bed and a very large bathroom – definitely the favourite aspect! The apartment was great, a large living area with sofas and a TV, a desk area, a bedroom area with another TV, and a really large bathroom with a separate toilet -we seriously wished we were staying more than 1 night! There’s also a funky nespresso coffee machine in every room – what more do you need? 🙂
Breakfast buffet costs 60 zloty (£11) so it’s up to you if you decide on that or go for some pastries in the local bakeries (lots around). We decided to go the hotel breakfast buffet (after a night flight – we needed sustenance). The food selection is great – full on cold buffet, plus hot buffet, lots of choice of many different breads (Polish bread is to die for as you’ve seen from all our posts!), eggs, cheeses, sausages as well as lots of types of juices, pastries, yoghurts etc – needless to say we stocked up well for the day!
If you stay during the colder months or just fancy relaxing in the evenings, the Radisson has a very nice relaxation spa area underground. There’s loungers, saunas and a vapour area where you can sit, chill out and breathe in some calm steam …. perfect after a day of sightseeing…. before the night of food & drinking 😉
We arrived by taxi, but if you hire a car while in Gdansk, the hotel has a small underground car park. Interestingly while they were building it they excavated some ruins of an old church that stood there – you can see parts of the church when you go into the sun lit glass lobby, and there’s ceramic pots from the excavation site under the glass floor as you go into the restaurant – look out for them! 🙂
All this writing is making us want to go back there …. off to check out the rates for the Christmas markets in December! 🙂
Enjoy our hotel photos below :