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Westin Warsaw: From Bloc to Bright

The Westin Warsaw Hotel Review is part of the #NoCollusion, No Albania for TPOL where I break my 100 country count mark. See the World Map for where I’ve been.


I would like to see pictures of buildings that were here before the Westin was built. I’m sure they would be starkly different from this towering hotel which is next to JP Morgan’s headquarters. Warsaw’s transition from Communist Bloc to a modern city is exemplified by the contrast of these two pictures:

a glass building with a yellow truck in front of a city street
Warsaw of today
a high angle view of a city
Warsaw before: Is that Soviet Russia, Mongolia, or Warsaw?

Hotel Itself

From inside and out, this is a modern hotel.
a group of trees with green leaves a tall building with trees in the background a car parked in front of a building a wall of yellow marble a glass door with a sign on the front of a building a staircase inside a building a spiral staircase with a table and vases of flowers

Location

Conveniently located at al. Jana Pawła II 21, 00-854  (John Paul II), the Westin Warsaw is within walking distance to Old Town and, Papa forgive me, near the infamous Pub Crawl.

a glass elevator with a view of a citya person's feet on a tile floor a view from the top of a glass building

Room

There’s something about Westin rooms that make them special. They’re not particularly luxurious but they are nicely appointed. St. Regis is special but I have to say that Westin is my favorite SPG brand.
a room with a bed and a table a bed in a room a room with a bed and a table and a lamp a room with a bed and a table and windows a bed in a room a desk with a mirror and a lamp in a room a room with a large window and a desk a bed with white sheets and a headboard a room with a bed and a chair a tray with tea cups and saucers and water bottles

Bathroom

I love Westin soaps. Rest assured, White Tea Aloe and the pointy soap is available at the Westin Warsaw.

a bathroom with a bathtub and a mirror a bathroom sink with a mirror a bathtub with a towel on the side a bathrobe on a rack in a bathroom a group of shampoo bottles in a rack a white package on a black plate a shower head in a bathroom

View

A corner room with a view – what’s not to like? Again, it’s worth taking a moment to think about what was here before the modernization of the city and the buildings that connect the past to the present. a room with a desk and a lamp a view of a city from a window a city with many tall buildings a tall building with many windows a group of buildings with trees in the background

Lounge

The view from the lounge was not as nice as from my room, but I came for the breakfast.
a room with a television and a table a group of people sitting at tables in a room with a large window a window with lights from it a honeycomb frame with honey in it a variety of bread in wooden boxes a plate of food on a table a plate of food on a table

Overall

The Westin Warsaw shows how developed this city is. While the Sheraton was nice, I would recommend staying here.

 

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