The Hotel Indigo Warsaw Nowy Świat is a four-star boutique hotel located next to the old town of Warsaw, Poland. What formerly known as the Branicki Residential House – Smolna 40, the building can be dated back to 1903. Through turmoils during the war, the residence building was developed by BUDIZOL Property to open as an Indigo hotel in
How I Got There
The hotel is centrally located, so you may get there by many means of public transportation, but Uber is also extremly cheap in Poland, so the ride-sharing app has been my go-to method of communting around the city.
I arrived at the hotel site around 2 PM, and I was immediately impressed by the architecture itself. The hotel doesn’t look busy at all, in fact, it was a bit too quiet, I guess that’s why they called themselves a boutique hotel.
The hotel lobby is mesmeri
The lady who checked me in was happy to see someone finally showed up when I entered the lobby, she welcomed me with a warm greeting and thanked me for my royalty with IHG rewards, she told me that they’ve upgraded me to their only king suite of the hotel, and she called the housekeeping to check again whether everything was ready before making the room key cards for me.
She mentioned nothing about breakfast and I ended up not waking up early enough to find out anyway.
The entire hotel is trying to be sustainable, so the hallway light will only switch on if you make a clear sound, which can be creepy at times.
- Length: One night Stay
- Booked Room Category: Standard 1 Queen NS
- Upgraded Room Category: Suite 1 King NS
- Booking Made: IHG App
- IHG Rewards Tier: Spire Elite
- Booking Through: Point Breaks Redemption (15,000 Points)
- Room Number: 409
The interior is elegant and chic, I liked the strong contrast between the furniture and the plain white wall.
The suite has dedicated space for your luggage and decent closet space for all your other belongings.
The most dazzling thing about the living room would be the window, not only was it up to the ceilings, but the painted window frames made it even more chic and elegant.
The elevated seating space made it even more exquisite, you can just imagine yourself sitting there with a glass of wine and looking out to the window as you are taking everything in with light music playing in the background. (I actually did that.)
With different seating sofas together, you can also have an enjoyable time with friends and families.
Overall the living room layout is decent and nothing is compromised here in order to make up for the seating space.
I’ve chosen the welcome points during check in, but the hotel went out of their way and left a welcome letter with a glas of red wine for me in the room, too. I certainly felt very welcome by this kind gesture.
With the suite upgrade, I was also able to enjoy free soft drinks & snacks as part of their free in-suite offerings.
The counter under the TV is fully equipped with all the glassware and tea sets.
The mini bar has a decent selection of liquor options in addition to the free soft drinks.
One thing I found out during the stay was the scale formed inside the water kettle, that’s very unple
Behind the sofa sets, you can find a simple desk where you can work on. The desk & chair itself is decent but nothing revolutionary, but the smart appliances will surprise you.
The lamp had a charging head for iPhone and the smart telephone comes with google maps and internet browser, plus many other apps. In my opinion, these small gad
The sky-light ceiling adds another key selling point to the room, it makes you feel the visual
The bedroom is relatively simple, the design is modern as always, but it’s not the same size as a normal guestroom, in fact it’s smaller.
The bed and pillows are clean and comfortable, the bed the hotel referred to as a king bed is of decent size, but not the biggest I’ve seen, the headboard is elastic and it’s great to lean on.
The hotel offers in-room handy phone which you can take out with you for internet coverage and make phone calls to a dozen different countries free of charge.
The bathroom went for a black & white decor which brings out the contrast between the chequerboard tiles and other
The oval bathtub is elegantly designed and looked very chic.
The shower amenities being offered was from the German
Another smart solution they had with the suite was, with a push of a bottom, you may switch clear or opaque the smart glass they’ve installed between the bathroom and the bedroom.
Fitness & Sauna
Although the hotel only has 60 rooms, it has a 24 hours fitness center equipped with a small sauna facility.
It’s not the most well-equipped gym but you can get a work out done without much problem.
The staff reminded me that it
This IHG property gives great recognition to its elite members, that something may look favorably upon. It has a great location in central Warsaw, while the hotel itself is very quiet and peaceful, so it’s highly recommended that you spend some days with them. The staff doesn’t have to deal with a large flow of guests checking in and out
Check-in Experience: 8.5/10
Staff Experience: 9/10
Status Recognition: 9.5/10
Room Comfortability: 8.5/10
Housekeeping Experience: 8.3/10
Overall Experience: 8.8/10
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