Luxury boutique hotels in Warsaw.
For those of you who are curious about why I chose to relocate from London, the largest city in Europe, to Warsaw at the Union’s Eastern edge, all will now be revealed by following this link.
A few years ago Mr. de Merteuil and I paid a visit to the capital of Poland for a short business trip and as we are both big fans of boutique hotels – absolutely detesting chain-hotels with zero personality, we opted for the magnificent Rialto, a beautiful 5-star homage to Art Deco, decorated throughout with original examples of the design style sourced from across Europe, lamps from the famous Paris workshop of Jean Perzel being but one example of the incredible attention to detail that was paid. Its elegant style is equally matched by its immaculate service that did not disappoint and I would highly recommend this boutique hotel to anyone who lusts for pure luxury mixed with 1920s retro glamour. Go there in winter and make the most of their heated bathroom floors! 73 Wilcza Street.
H15 Hotel is a more recent addition to Warsaw’s boutique portfolio. It was an accidental discovery brought about by my dear friend and world famous burlesque performer Chrys Columbine, who was invited to perform at the opening of Rabbithole Art Room gallery, which is located inside the hotel. I was razzle-dazzled by the XIX century building’s grandness, a throwback to its former life as the Embassy of the Soviet Union. Some of the original decorations from that time remain, the most visible, one of the first examples of Socialist Realism to appear outside Russia, a globe centred on the former Soviet Union, which rests above the hotel’s entrance. The history of this magnificent building doesn’t end there however, as in 1941 it was turned into quarters for German Wehrmacht officers. If those walls could only talk, what secrets would they reveal! Though I’ve never spent the night in the hotel, its bar is a favourite and I often find myself there listening for voices from the past. The hotel is conveniently located on Poznanska Street, known for the best restaurants and bars in town!
When you get hungry go across the street to Kraken Rum Bar for delicious food and one of the best Margaritas in town!
And those of you with a sweet tooth will definitely not be disappointed by the vast choice of delicious cakes available from huge amount of Patisseries. The ones I highly recommend are; SOWA Patisserie on 11 Chmielna Street & 2 Pulawska Street (CH Plac Unii) as well as W.Czubak Patisserie on 20 Chelmska Street and last but not least Restauracja Polska Rozana on 7 Chocimska street.