In the midst of modern revitalization it's lovely to have a hint of vintage and historic style. At the center of Warsaw, to stay at the Bristol Hotel, is the perfect combination of both. From the drapery, china, elevator and lavatory fixtures. Service is kind at both concierge and the dining room.
Be sure to try the breakfast spread for an array of Polish fish, spreads, pastries and jams. And leave extra time when taking the elevator -- its vintage look comes with a cost...the risk of being late for appointments.
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Originally named as the Hotel Bristol, it was founded by Ignacy Jan Paderewski, the famous pianist, composer and also Prime Minister of Poland in 1919. During the WWII Bristol by some stroke of luck was left standing - an island in a sea of ruins. Soon renovated and opened in 1947. Much of the hotel was redecorated in the new socialist realism style. In 1991 the hotel was completely renovated, refurnished and opened again by Margaret Thatcher.