Hotels in Warsaw
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Warsaw 104 yd from city centre
This city hotel is situated in the centre of Warsaw, near the embassy district. Within 500 m of the hotel is an array of...
Warsaw 158 yd from city centre
This attractive city hotel is situated at the heart of Warsaw in the financial and shopping district. The Palace of Culture...
Warsaw 568 yd from city centre
The hotel is superbly located in the heart of the business and shopping districts of central Warsaw opposite the central...
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A magnificent wash of bold colour, historical buildings and cultural treasures, Warsaw has survived near destruction to become Poland's glistening success story. The city hosts a number of sobering historical museums and a charming old town centre, but it’s also incredibly modern with handsome galleries and a cutting-edge culinary scene.
You can find excellent budget hotel options in Warsaw – in both the old and new town districts.
Neighbourhoods of Warsaw
Warsaw has plenty of fascinating neighbourhoods to explore:
- Old Town: Warsaw's Old Town was all but destroyed in the war. Lovingly rebuilt and reconstructed, many of the 13th century structures remain, including the Masovian Dukes tenement. This is now one of the most picturesque and popular districts, home to museums, pretty squares and monuments.
- New Town: Just north of the Old Town, Warsaw's New Town is still very old, dating back to the 15th century. It's more spacious, just as pretty and houses the excellent Marie Skłodowska-Curie Museum.
- Łazienki Park: This southern district is lush and features a wealth of attractions, including gardens, museums, palaces and monuments. The surrounding area is leafy and pretty, making it a perfect place to stay in Warsaw.
- Powiśle & Northern Śródmieście: This is the heart of modern Warsaw, consisting of a mixture of contemporary and historic attractions. You'll find excellent science and art museums and a scattering of cutting-edge restaurants. It also houses some of the city’s more luxurious hotels.
What to see and do in Warsaw
Warsaw offers a perfect mix of culture and entertainment, history and future. From the breathtaking Wilanów Palace to the Royal Castle, there's a rich smattering of historic museums and buildings to visit. The Museum of Warsaw, Chopin Museum, Warsaw Rising Museum, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and Praga Museum are all excellent visits. There are also many tranquil parks and green spaces, including the palatial Łazienki Park. There are also unique and off-kilter attractions as well, like the Neon Museum, Gasworks Museum and Vodka Museum. Most of all, Warsaw is an immensely pretty city that's a pleasure to stroll in. You can navigate the best sites by waking the Trakt Królewski (or Royal Route) from Old Town to Łazienki Park.
What to eat in Warsaw
Warsaw has a vibrant food scene with excellent restaurants offering dishes from around the world. Polish cuisine itself is rich in meat and vegetables. Look out for traditional pierogi, polish dumplings, filled with meat and sauerkraut. Other stand-out dishes include gołąbki (cabbage roll), Polskie naleśniki (Polish pancakes) and bigos (meat stew). One of Warsaw's most beloved foods is pączki, deliciously moreish doughnuts. You'll find a wealth of other delicious pastries and cakes around town, including chałka (sweet white bread), makowiec (poppy seed cake), sernik (cheesecake) and pierniki (soft gingerbread).
Typical events and festivals in Warsaw
Warsaw celebrates a wide number of Christian and national events, from Nowy Rok (New Year's) through Wielkanoc (Easter). If you're visiting in February, don't miss Tłusty Czwartek (Fat Thursday), when you can eat as many doughnuts as you'd like! Warsaw also hosts a number of annual cultural and historical festivals of importance, including Carnival (March), Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Remembrance (April), Mozart Festival (June) and Slaska Noc Swietojanska (Midsummer's Eve, June). There are also plenty of concerts, theatre performances and shows to catch.
How to move around in Warsaw
Warsaw has a comprehensive transport network consisting of two metro lines, trams, buses and local trains. Taxis are best booked in advance rather than hailed. There are also excellent cycling networks and ride rental schemes.
The climate in Warsaw
Warsaw has a humid continental climate with comfortable summers with highs of 24°C and cold winters often dipping below 0°C. Rain is consistent all-year-round, averaging roughly 6 days per month.
More interesting facts about and sights in Warsaw
Although Warsaw's city centre is likely to captivate and allure, the surrounding area is also rich in natural trails and historic sites. One of the more popular day trips from town is Żelazowa Wola, the pretty birthplace of Poland's national icon, Chopin.