Łódź is Poland‘s third biggest city and has played a considerable role in the history and economy of the country. Whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, to work or wander through Łódź’s numerous parks and museums, you will need a bed to sleep in. If you need somewhere to stay in Łódź, look no further, The Culture Trip has compiled a list of the top 1o hotels in the city.
It is no coincidence that this hotel is located at this address: 120, Piotrkowska Street housed the first Polish cinema, which opened in 1899. To preserve the heritage, the rooms and apartments are decorated in line with different Polish films that were shot in Łódź. Therefore, walking through the hotel is like walking from one film set to the next, and each room is unique. Not only the décor is remarkable, the hotel is also conveniently located in the center of the city and the price won’t break the bank. What more could you want?
You may have wondered why they named a hotel after tobacco. Is the hotel full of smoke” Thankfully not. The impressive building used to be a cotton mill back in the 1870s and then was turned into a tobacco and cigarette factory after the first World War. The building has been well renovated, and the red-brick walls and colorful 1950s design give it a cheerful atmosphere. The rooms are compact but have everything you need and are a good base from which to explore the city.
If you are traveling on a rather tight budget then Cynamon hostel is for you. This is a quirky hostel where the decoration is fun and bright but also rustic, with natural colors, plants and solid wood furniture. The clientele is young but there is a mix of different ages. The location is very central and their comfy sofas are just what you’re looking for after a day of walking. Why not relax with one their cinnamon teas and get to know a fellow traveler” The kitchen is fully equipped but there’s no lift, so be prepared to carry your bags.
A little like the Tobaco Hotel, Andel’s Hotel used to be a textile factory so the walls made of brick but the décor is fresh and modern, displaying many pieces of contemporary art. Slightly more upmarket, this hotel boasts a 1,200 square meter spa area on the top floor of the hotel with a swimming pool, a sauna, a massage room and a fitness room. Imagine floating in warm water and looking out over the city as the sun sets. The restaurant of the hotel is also highly acclaimed.
Price: High-end Watch out for: The contemporary art and photo exhibitions Address and telephone number: Ogrodowa 17, Lodz, Poland , +48 422 791 000
This charming hotel is decorated in a 19th-century style. It is perfect for a romantic weekend or for anyone who loves embroidered bed covers, chandeliers and antique furniture imported from real European castles and palaces. The building itself is a lovely old mansion and is situated near the center. There is also a hostel attached to the hotel.
If you’re feeling a little more adventurous why not explore a little further afield” Hotel Daria is a 20-minute drive from the center of Łódź and looks like it’s come straight out of a fairy tale. A former hunting lodge, this beautiful mansion lies tucked away in the forest of Łagiewniki …and it even has a witchy tower! This is not the most luxurious or modern hotel (though it does have a sauna and a tennis court), however, it possesses a unique charm and it will suit those interested in outdoor activities and country tranquility. Revelo is more of a restaurant with a few rooms attached. Therefore, you already know that the food will be incredible throughout your stay. The villa and its interior is faithful to the 1920s and 1930s and they organize balls, conferences and events in their grand downstairs rooms. It is an old building so it might be a little creaky but you wouldn’t find such a magical garden as theirs anywhere else that close to the city center. True to its name, City Center Rooms is located in the center, at a walking distance from many of the places of interest in Łódź . The hotel is modern and comfortable, and the rooms and bathrooms are spacious. If you’re a light sleeper you will love it here because the rooms are very well insulated from the outside noise and the beds are soft and comfy. Here you won’t turn in circles searching for a wi-fi connection, the breakfasts are delicious and the staff is friendly. All in all, this hotel is warm and efficient. Fancy sleeping in the same rooms as cult personalities and famous politicians” The Grand Hotel is the longest-running hotel in Łódź, it has been welcoming guests for over 120 years. It’s best days are over but you can enjoy feeling like a star at a ridiculously cheap price. It’s located right in the center and the rooms are immense. Its charm lies in its redolence of past eras, so if you prefer tech-savvy, modern hotels, this might not be the place for you. This is another hotel away from the busy city center, set in the forest next to a small lake. The hotel is a paradise for sport lovers as there is a spa and fitness center right next door with a swimming pool, jacuzzi and slides. The surrounding gardens are perfect for a stroll, and their benches are conveniently placed near the water’s edge where you can sit and watch the ducks swim by. This is a great place to come with children as there’s a play park and plenty of space in the natural surroundings. By Peggy Lee