RAFFLES HOTEL, WARSAW, POLAND

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The Raffles Europejski Warsaw is the grand dame of Warsaw hotels. The hotel originally opened in 1857, and was re-launched under the Raffles Hotels & Resorts brand after an extensive refurbishment bringing 21st century luxury to this beautiful hotel. 

The hotel is located right in the heart of Warsaw from where most sights can be reached by foot.

I checked in to a Raffles Room which was spacious and decored in turquoise and cream colours. There was a small library corner with working desk, coffee maker and a minibar. The room had an elegant bathroom with a separate toilet, a rain-shower and a bathtub. The bed was wonderful and I slept very well.

The hotel website promises the famous Raffles butler service but the service was not pointed out specifically and I did not meet a butler on arrival. However, during my stay I requested a shaving kit, which was only provided after my second phone call for it (after 30 min). When the kit was finally delivered, I found a bottle of shaving foam but no razor in the kit, so I had to call again. Surely there is room for improvement in this department. However a call to housekeeping to provide me with more coffee capsules was actioned quickly and the requested items were delivered immediately.

The hotel offers The Long Bar in honour of the original Long Bar in Raffles Singapore; Europejski Grill, the hotel’s fine dining restaurant and The Lourse patisserie, a small cute shop with cakes and pastries. The hotel has its own spa with massage therapy rooms and a swimming pool which will soon be opened. The gym provides state-of-the art equipment and I found the staff there particularly helpful checking if the temperature was comfortable and if any help with the equipment was needed. 

The Raffles Europejski Hotel is a beautiful, chic hotel which has it’s price tag. I found my stay very pleasant and would return anytime.

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