Personally, we feel that Warsaw is seen as an underdog of holiday destinations. It might not be on the top of everybody’s list, but for a relaxed city break full of architecture, history and more recently a vibrant nightlife, Warsaw needs to be your next holiday.
Once we got checked in to the Hotel Rialto we had a little explore of the hotel and surrounding area. Our room was one of their executive double rooms with a comfortable double bed, mini bar and our favourite, a Nespresso coffee maker. The bathroom also featured a large marble bath – the best way to relax!
Once arriving, we decided to stretch our legs with a walk around Łazienki Park. Walking around absolutely stunning, tranquil grounds was the perfect way to relax and soak up the atmosphere, especially since the sun was shining. Although the park would have been ideal for picnics or the odd cricket game, Łazienki Park is very strict on where people are allowed to walk following a ‘look but don’t touch’ rule. Basically, expect to get shouted at if you walk on the lawn.
After spending a few good hours walking around Łazienki Park we had worked up quite an appetite. In the mood for something traditional, we visited the polish restaurant Restauracja Różana for the ‘Freshly baked farmhouse duck.’ The duck was served with a apple and forest cranberry sauce, potatoes and fried apple, all presented perfectly for a small cost of 55,00 zł (£11.01). For high class food and atmosphere without the price Restauracja Różana is top of the list. But.
As regards to tipping, 10% is standard in Warsaw as long as you enjoyed your meal.
Our evening was spent at the remarkable Teatr Wielki Grand Theatre where we had booked tickets to watch the stunning Swan Lake Ballet. This building is simply a beautiful piece of architecture, with some exceptionally high standard performances happening inside. But.
Over the years Warsaw’s seen an increase of clubs and bars, establishing itself as one of Europe’s upcoming nightlife destinations. Therefore, we decided we might as well try it out for ourselves!
Exploring Warsaw Pt 2
For our second day in Warsaw we visited the city’s Old Town. A popular place with tourists, the Old Town is the oldest part of the city built around the 12th Century. Filled with historic buildings, cosy cafes and numerous churches, there is certainly enough to fill your day in. However.