Gdansk Poland Good Hotels?

Apr 24th, 2003, 02:04 PM
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Gdansk Poland Good Hotels?

My parents are traveling to Gdansk Poland. Several travel agencies have advised not to go but they are still going. Can anyone recommend a nice, friendly, safe hotel for them?

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Apr 24th, 2003, 02:21 PM
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Yes, indeed. We had a wonderful stay at the Hotel Hanza. It is a modern hotle with some character, built like a modern version of the traditional architecture and it is right on the main "canal". The staff was wonderful and friendly.
We were a little surprised when we arrived and saw that all the cars had wheel locks on them -- thinking the police had put those on for illegal parking, but found out that's what people do to keep their cars from being stolen. And I must also say it is the one place in Europe where three men literally ran into us on a train as it stopped in the station, pushing and shoving and trying to pick our pockets. We managed to yell, push them off, and scare them away (there were three of them working together). But that said, we did enjoy Gdansk -- just be smart and careful.

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Apr 24th, 2003, 03:35 PM
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Why the advice? I was in Gdansk about 5 years ago and liked it -combine with Sopot. I remember Patrick's hotel and though it looked very nice. I stayed in Sopot - more the beach resort at Hotel Amber which I would also recommend. Sopot and Gdansk are right next door to each other - the road I came in from had Sopot on the left, Gdansk on the right - no break at all. So if you want sandy beaches - Sopot should be the choice. Gdansk has a lot of character (its rebuilding after the war has been done very well)and tons of amber shops.
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Sopot, try the Grand. There are more. The hotels are safe. It is the areas outside that harbor pickpockets and muggers. Read the USA travelers to Poland information. Train stations and Bus stations and any crowded area such as a daily market are dangerous. At this time in history, Polish authorities have not done much to eliminate this problem. I have seen the same three man team working in Krakow more than once. New hypermarkets seem to have more private police than cashiers. Aside from beggars in the parking lots I have never seen an incident in them.
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Hotel choice depands on what your parents are looking for... All listed by previous posters are great picks - I would also add Holiday Inn in Gdansk - esspecialy if they will be driving or taking a train...Holiday Inn is located on the border of the Old City - right across from the Main Train/Bus Station (but far enough from all that traffic) next to it there is a large guarded Parking Lot... Located about 15-20min of a nice walk from Gdansk Old Square.

Hotel Hanza (bit expensive) has a great location right inside the Old City on Main Canal.

Hotel Grand in Sopot is also very nice - It's a Large very oldfashion classy beach front Hotel - Ask for one of the doubles in the center of the hotel (which a much larger and with 2 balconies) with the view on Baltic Sea. Situated next to "Molo" a Baltic Sea Boardwalk from which you can catch boat excursions to other Baltic Cities. This area of Sopot is the older section with very nice buildings and shops - as well as many places to walk around. There is a small guarded parking right across from hotel.

Villa Hestia in Sopot is also very nice

Grand - Sopot

Gdansk - Holiday Inn

Gdansk - Hanza
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