The writer was hosted.
When I arrived at Hotel Verte in Warsaw, I was immediately struck by its resemblance to a palace. Little did I know that this resemblance was no coincidence. The hotel is a stunning restoration of two 18th-century palaces, the Branicki and Szaniawski Palaces, once the home of Polish-Lithuanian nobility and royalty. It is a landmark just outside Warsaw’s old town, a stone’s throw from the picturesque Royal Castle.
Walking through the doors, I was immediately immersed in the refined ambiance that defines Hotel Verte. Despite arriving before the usual check-in time of 3 pm, I was greeted at the front desk by the English-speaking guest relations manager with a smile and promptly shown to my luxurious room fit for a queen.
Making a note of noon on check-out time, I explored the hotel’s common areas. I couldn’t help but feel a sense of awe at the attention to detail that seamlessly combines the historical elegance of a bygone Warsaw with modern elements.
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A Baroque Palace Reimagined
Hotel Verte is a luxurious 5-star hotel. The first of Marriott’s Autograph Collection in Poland, the hotel opened to guests in 2022. It has a fascinating past within the historic walls of a restored baroque palace, boasting a remarkable façade and authentic interiors.
The romantic buildings look as if they come straight from a painting – because they did. Both palaces were destroyed in World War II but the exteriors were recreated based on Renaissance-era paintings by renowned artist Bernardo Bellotto, also known as Canaletto.
The result is a stunning reimagination of these palaces, blending classic Baroque style with contemporary touches.
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Luxurious Guest Rooms: A Regal Retreat
Hotel Verte boasts 94 luxurious room types and deluxe suites, each with a unique style—no two rooms are the same. The guest rooms exude elegance and offer a regal retreat fit for a king or queen.
I had the pleasure of staying in a junior suite with large windows that provided a magnificent view of Warsaw. The king-sized bed and expansive sitting area overlooking the cityscape created a cloud-like embrace.
The decor and furniture blend luxury and tranquility perfectly with sumptuous fabrics, patterns, textures, and artwork. The dressing area outside the bathroom was well-equipped with ample storage space.
Room amenities include an ironing board, air conditioning, a stocked mini fridge, and a specialty coffee setup.
The non-smoking rooms have hair dryers and luxe toiletries. From the Art Deco interiors to the soft robes and slippers, my stay at Hotel Verte embodies the hotel’s rich history and modern luxury.
The ensuite bath was a true delight. Not only was it a functional space, but it was fit for royalty.
The rain shower provided a soothing and revitalizing experience. At the same time, the white marble finishes and lighted mirror added a touch of sophistication.
Dining at Hotel Verte
For gastronomes, Hotel Verte is a culinary haven. KUK restaurant offers an exquisite dining experience, with dishes crafted from regional ingredients. Chef Maciej Majewski, a true culinary artist, creates a fusion of Polish and Asian flavors for lunch and dinner, promising a memorable dining experience that transcends borders.
Breakfast at Hotel Verte is a delightful experience. Guests can enjoy a sumptuous breakfast inside Pawilon, a creative glass-walled pavilion. I enjoyed made-to-order dishes each morning of my stay and an assortment of freshly squeezed juices. A large table in the room’s center was groaning with pastries, fruit, handmade bread, cheeses, yogurt, and more, and it set the tone for a day of exploration in Warsaw.
The intimate and atmospheric Verte bar is a welcome place to unwind and indulge in handcrafted cocktails as night falls. The gorgeous, stylish bar offers an inviting ambiance and talented bartenders.
Charming Courtyards and Gardens
Hotel Verte boasts beautiful outdoor spaces, including three charming courtyards. These picturesque spots serve as tranquil oases amidst the bustling Old Town.
The gardens are the place to relax, sip morning coffee, and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere while overlooking the spires of Old Town.
I regret that I didn’t have the opportunity to visit during the summer, as I can only imagine the delightful experience of sitting in the outdoor courtyards with tables sporting umbrellas, Friday night concerts, and inviting fountains and seating areas during warm summer evenings.
Even during my visit in the autumn, the hotel’s outdoor spaces provided a serene escape, allowing me to forget I was in the heart of a vibrant city.
Amenities That Elevate Your Stay
Hotel Verte offers amenities that ensure a genuinely elevated stay. Room service is available 24/7 and high-speed free wifi is available throughout the hotel. An attentive staff ensures housekeeping daily, and furry family members are welcome. Additionally, kids stay and eat free.
The full-service on-site spa offers a range of treatments and the well-equipped workout room in the fitness center is the place to stay active in style. An indoor pool is set to open in early 2024.
Meeting spaces at the hotel continue the history-meets-contemporary vibe. From the modern glass walls of the Pavilion to the historic brick vaults, each space offers state-of-the-art technological solutions and a touch of historical significance.
I was particularly captivated by the lower level’s original brick walls and vaulted ceiling when I learned the tunnels were used by resistance fighters during the Warsaw Uprising in WWII.
Hotel Verte’s strategic location offers easy access to Frederic Chopin Airport, the central railway station, and many attractions. With the assistance of the hotel’s concierge, guests can explore the Royal Route, connecting iconic landmarks like the Royal Castle, Royal Lazienki Park, and Wilanów Palace.
History enthusiasts will appreciate the nearby Museum of Warsaw in Old Town Market Square, showcasing the region’s rich heritage through captivating exhibits. Warsaw is the birthplace of Frederic Chopin, and there are frequent concerts in town square venues.
Retail therapy awaits on Mokotowska Street, a vibrant shopping district with boutiques, restaurants, and gourmet shops. Food enthusiasts will also be spoiled for choice with various nearby dining options, from local regional cuisine to international flavors.
Historic Charm and Authenticity
Hotel Verte is a lovely boutique hotel where history meets imagination, offering a blend of heritage and contemporary style that resonates with Warsaw’s inviting vibe.
With its luxurious accommodations and celebration of history, Hotel Verte is a living testament to Warsaw’s enduring heritage and a sanctuary for those seeking an immersive and luxurious escape.
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