Review: InterContinental Warsaw Junior Suite

I prefer to visit places where I haven’t been before, explore new cities. Warsaw is an exception which I visit at least once a year. There’s always something happening, new restaurants that opened, new parties, … People seem to be very entrepreneurial. Another great thing is that the value for money is pretty amazing and you can easily find 5* hotels for less than 75 EUR per night: Sofitel, Bristol Warsaw, Marriott, Hilton, … and one of my favourites in the city: the InterContinental Warsaw.

The hotel has the highest indoor swimming pool in Europe with a fantastic view over the city and the Pałac Kultury i Nauki which is located across the street. The gym is one level up and has all the necessary equipment. It’s my n°2 on the list of great hotel gyms, after the St. Regis Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi.

InterContinental Warsaw/ Warszawa

InterContinental Warsaw Swimming Pool

InterContinental Warsaw Swimming Pool

As mentioned, hotel rates are really favourable here, in the past I’ve been able to stay at the InterContinental Warsaw for as little as 35 EUR per night. During this visit, the hotel was almost full & I waited to long to make a reservation so I paid 115 EUR for a ‘Deluxe Room’ for one night, including breakfast for two.

Because I’m also an InterContinental Ambassador, I automatically received a “guaranteed upgrade” in this case being a Junior Suite. I recommend booking a room right below suite category, this would mean they will (1) upgrade you to a suite or (2) if those are full, give you “club level benefits”. In Warsaw I prefer the larger suite to the Club Lounge access.

InterContinental Warsaw Junior Suite

Junior suites at the InterContinental Warsaw are actually more ‘suites’, at +-68m² there’s nothing really junior about them and they have 2 seperate spaces: one living room and one bedroom (and of course bathroom).  There’s also a toilet for guests near the entrance door. My junior suite had partial view of the Pałac Kultury i Nauki, some rooms do not have that view, Elite members of the IHG Rewards Club program are given preference in receiving them.

Entering the room

Entering the room

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Mini-bar

Mini-bar

view from InterContinental Warsaw at night

Pałac Kultury i Nauki at night – view from the room

The bedroom of the junior suite is equally spacious with yet another large television.In close proximity to the nightstand were also power outlets, something that some rooms in other hotels still do not have. There was also a large couch for your clothes and closet next to entrance of the bathroom. The bathroom has a bathtub and stand-alone shower.

bedroom

bedroom

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Agraria room amenities

There were also 2 bottles each of Agraria shampoo, body lotion, conditioner and bath & shower gel with ‘Lemon Verbana’ fragrance which itself is quite enjoyable to smell but really stings when in contact with the eyes. (Maybe I should stick to Zwitsal)

Verdict

The InterContinental Warsaw is a solid option when staying in Warsaw, whenever I visit the city I always book one ‘new’ hotel which I haven’t tried before and one night at the InterContinental. The room rate can be incredibly low, especially during winter, and it’s probably the cheapest InterContinental Hotel in the world.

While Kraków is a nice city to visit, I will always prefer Warsaw instead.

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