Le Meridien Bristol Hotel is a highly prestigious hotel located at the Royal Tract which leads from Wilanow to the Old Town through the most interesting parts of Warsaw, full of churches, historical buildings and places worth visiting. The hotel itself is a magnificent building on the corner of the Royal Tract and a smaller street. It is impressive, especially after dark the illumination of the façade makes an exceptional impression. Guests, who stay in Bristol most often find the hotel best in Poland. The staff deserves to get five stars (or more) as well. Always friendly, they will help you with their professionalism and kindness.
The Le Royal Meridien Bristol is one of the several buildings that survived the chaos of the Second World War. Some say it could use some slight renovation. But thanks to the historic ambience nowadays you can enjoy the luxury of the Old Europe in its original form. If you add the fact that such celebrities as the Queen Elisabeth II or baron Mannerheim chose to stay at this hotel while being in Warsaw, you will fully see its magnificence.
The staff at the reception desk speaks Polish, English, French and German.
There are 205 rooms in Le Meridien Bristol Hotel, including singles, doubles and suites. They are all uniquely furnished. The high ceilings, French doors and unique furniture will make you feel as if you were a guest of some aristocratic family. There is a satellite TV in every room. Guests are free to use direct telephone lines and fast Internet connection.
Thanks to the individually controlled air-conditioning you will be able to set the temperature to make you feel as comfortable as possible. The business guests will be pleased with the fact that they can be reached by phone wherever in the room they are – even in the bathroom. Additionally, for those who come to Warsaw to work, there is a functional working space in the room.
The guests are free to choose whether they wish to stay in a room with park or courtyard view. The bathrooms in the rooms are quite nice, a special nice feature is: there is a separate bath and shower stall.
Every room is equipped with a safe, television with remote control and mini bar.
There are rooms especially prepared for the traveling families. For the more demanding clients there are suites available.
Generally, some of the clients say the hotel could use some renovation. On the other hand, what is a disadvantage for some, for others is a merit. Some appreciate staying in the interiors with a historic atmosphere, and minor scratches on the walls (the hotel is far from being damaged or sloppy) add to the charm of the place.
In all rooms there is fast wireless internet connection and there is a possibility to use a cable Internet connection at a fee of PLN 60,00 per day
In Le Meridien Bristol Hotel, there are basically four places to go to eat, to have a coffee or drink. Various menu contents, a fine selection of wines and alcohol and classical music filling in the interiors of restaurants and bars make it possible for the guest to choose where to go according to their needs and mood.
First of all, there is a "Malinowa" restaurant. The restaurant has been winning various awards. Its extensive menu offering Polish cuisine attracts a lot of guests. I have to admit that the chef of "Malinowa" is not afraid of experiments as far as the Polish cuisine is concerned. Furthermore you just can't resist the outcomes of those experiments. A wide choice of wines (predominantly French) is an excellent additive to the meal. The prices are rather high here. For example, for the outstanding freshly smoked pigeon breast served with zucchini pancakes and juniper berry sauce, we will have to pay 90PLN (about 25 EURO), which is more expensive than in most of the restaurants in Warsaw. If you decide to eat in "Malinowa" restaurant, you just cannot miss the dessert. I recommend the apple cr?me brulée flavored with "¯ubrówka" and cinnamon.
If you are a fan of Mediterranean cuisine the Marconi Restaurant is a place to go for you. The casual atmosphere of the place and the possibility of having your meal in the courtyard make it a popular place among the guests. The specialty here is a wide choice of pastas and risotto. For the white wine risotto "Neapolitan" style with fresh herbs and vegetables or for the fresh potato gnocchi with chestnuts you will have to pay about 40PLN (about 10 EURO). The Marconi Restaurant is open daily from 6:30 am to 10:30 am and then from noon to 11 pm.
There are also two places popular as far as meetings are concerned. In the morning and afternoon I suggest choosing the "Café Bristol". The place is in Viennese style. The Café offers light meals and pastries. It is more inexpensive than the restaurant. The daily menu (including soup) for one person costs about 12 EURO. There is also a wide selection of cakes. Apple strudel, cheese and poppy seed cake, marble cake and a great selection of tarts with coffee or tea will make your day better. When you add the live classical music you can enjoy here from Tuesday till Saturday, you will surely know why this place is so popular among guests.
If you want to start your evening in the atmosphere of high society, listening to live music (most often the piano music) and enjoying a delicious and expensive drink you should go to the "Column Bar". The "Column Bar" is open from 10am till 2am. The drinks are rather expensive (from about 40PLN = 10 EURO).
There are nine meeting rooms in Le Meridien Bristol Hotel. In fact, the hotel is ready to organize any event, from the small business meeting to a large gala dinner for 2500 people. The conference and meeting rooms are designed in Art Nouveau style. Apart from that, the hotel offers a business center with all the necessary equipment and the High Speed Internet access. Some of the rooms have the natural lighting.
The hotel is organizing family events and weddings as well, and they proudly say that it is always a source of lifetime memories.
After a tiring day the choice where to go is obvious: Te Leisure Club at Le Meridien Bristol. You can feel free to enjoy the memories of the day in Warsaw, while relaxing in the steam bath or sauna. For those who care about their fitness there is a great, heated indoor swimming-pool and a fitness center. A revitalizing massage will relax you before the night.
No matter what you are going to do in Warsaw, you can always ask for assistance. The hotel's staff will advise you about the places to go, will help you buy the tickets to the theatre, opera, concert or cinema. If you wish to leave Warsaw for a few days, they will help you organize a journey to the beautiful Polish Lake District or to the mountains.
In the Le Royal Meridien Bristol hotel you will enjoy the 24-hour Room Service. Without leaving the hotel you can have a new hair style, get a suntan at the solarium, go to the beauty salon or buy a gift for someone you love. There are a lot of further services available in the hotel to make your stay a pleasant experience.
The Hotel has prepared special packages to meet the various needs of the clients, e.g. the Business Class Package for the business guests or the Local Delight Package for the tourists (a trip around Warsaw with a tour-guide included) or a Break Package for the weekend guests with a late check-out.
The guests are free to come to the hotel with their pets. Medium and large pets are allowed at an additional charge.
As the hotel is located near the Old Town at the Royal Tract, the nearest attraction is the Old Town itself. The beautiful streets, statutes, historical churches and houses, great choice of pubs and restaurants make the area a magical place to visit. There is a National Theater, Presidential Palace and the Royal Palace within a walking distance from the hotel.
A little bit further, if you drive along the Royal Tract, there are Royal Lazienki Park and further the Wilanow Palace.
The City Center is about 5 minutes away by bus and about 15 minutes by foot.