➔ LOT Polish Airlines, Business Class, Embraer E190, London Heathrow – Warsaw
➔ Warsaw: City Guide
➔ Westin, Warsaw
➔ LOT Polish Airlines, Business Class, Boeing 737-800, Warsaw – London Heathrow
On my previous visit to Warsaw in 2018, I stayed at the Intercontinental next to the station. Whilst it was a great hotel, this time around it was just a little too pricey at £120/night. For a little over half the price, I was able to secure an upgraded room at the Westin. Whilst it was a little further out of town, it was still within walking distance of things. At the time of booking, I didn’t realise that it was actually across the road from the Radisson that I had stayed in back in 2016.
This would be my first stay in a Westin, after many years of reading great things about them.
The most immediate aspect of the building that I noticed from the outside was the glass walled lift shaft.
As is mostly the norm now, there wasn’t any waiting at check in. Everything was as standard, although they did give me the option of leaving my card open or paying for everything as I went along. Why can’t it be like this everywhere?!
It was also mentioned that the lounge was currently closed. However, in lieu of this, I was handed a pair of vouchers to be used in the bar. One was for an alcoholic drink and a meal, the other was for a soft drink.
Following this, I was sent on my way to my room on the 18th floor, via the impressive glass walled lift.
The room was your standard hotel room layout. The bathroom featured both a bath and shower. Although I did find that the shower was a little cramped!
The other standard furniture was also present, along with the usual amenities and a high quality set of towels.
In the Hallway was the standard tea and coffee facilities along with two bottles of water.
Into the room itself, there was a king sized bed, kitted out with the Westin Heavenly Bedding.
At the far end of the room was a work area, complete with nearby power points.
Opposite this was a small lounge area.
The views from this room were great!
And of course, as nearly standard these days, there was a large flat screen TV provided. Although as per usual, I didn’t turn it on, so can’t comment on what channels were provided. Although it’s probably safe to assume that it was mostly local channels with BBC World News and CNN…
Other Areas Of Note
Later in the evening, I headed downstairs to the bar to make use of my vouchers. I was handed a menu which was dedicated to Club room residents. There was a fairly good selection on there, although nothing much took my fancy. So I made do with a glass of wine instead.
The following morning, breakfast took place in the main restaurant. As part of the Marriott Groups welcome back promo, everyone receives free breakfast. Unlike most other places in the world, the breakfast buffet was still very much in operation here. There was the usual selection of cold cuts and cooked items available.
The Westin Warsaw is a good option when staying in the city. If the price is decent. There were a few areas in the room itself that were showing a few signs of age. Although having said that, I’m being a little picky. In general the hotel was fine.
The Heavenly bedding was everything it was made out to be too. One of the best nights sleep in a hotel I’ve had!
That being said, if the Intercontinental and the Westin were the same price, I’d likely pick the Intercontinental.