Wednesday 10 August 2022

AD | Novotel Centrum Poznan - hotel review

When I recently visited Poznan I was lucky enough to be invited to spend the week at the Novotel Poznan Centrum hotel, and I can't wait to tell you all about it. If you're planning a trip to Poznan, I would highly recommend staying here for a variety of reasons - all of which I'll delve into below. A huge thanks to the Novotel team for your hospitality and for gifting me this stay!


The location

As the name suggests, the Novotel Poznan Centrum is really centrally located. It's roughly a 10 minute drive from the main train station, but you could walk this in around 15-20 minutes. There are plenty of tram stops within a 5-minute walk of the hotel, offering transport links to various areas of the city. And the beautiful old town (currently undergoing some renovations, be warned) is also around a 15 minute walk away from the hotel. Opposite you'll find Stary Browar, a huge shopping mall with a food court, supermarket, art gallery and office buildings.


The hotel itself

Novotel Poznan Centrum is a really tall and stunning building - it is actually the tallest hotel in Poznan - with a variety of rooms and suites as well as a conference space, bar/restaurant, fitness suite, car park, wheelchair access and a spa. I stayed in an executive suite which was clean, spacious, bright, and located on the 15th floor with stunning views. The room had an en suite bathroom with a sink area, hair dryer, toilet, bath & shower; I had a complimentary mini bar, desk area, chair & footstool, TV and of course, a very comfy bed. It wasn't the biggest hotel room in the world but it had everything I needed, with plenty of storage space (even if I did just live out of my suitcase for no good reason...). There were plugs by the bed, too! Result! 

The hotel is pet friendly which is obviously very exciting, and also part of the Planet 21 Silver initiative. You can choose to have your room cleaned or not each day; I had mine done every other day as a lot of the time I was in there working, and you just leave a sign on your door handle indicating whether you want it done or not. On the floor where the breakfast areas was, they have a few hanging egg chairs in the window - the view from this angle isn't particularly anything special, but it was a really comfy place to sit and read. I spent my last evening here as the sun was setting, headphones in and reading a good book. Pure bliss...

Food & drink

As mentioned, my executive suite at the Novotel Poznan Centrum had a complimentary mini bar with juice, water, pepsi and some vitamin/energy drinks. These were restocked on the days I had my room cleaned. The breakfast was great too - I ordered it as room service one morning, which you do by filling in a little form and hanging it on your door the night before. I also ventured down to the breakfast restaurant too, of course, filling up on mini croissants and tiny glasses of juice and poppy seed rolls. Delicious.

They also have a bar and restaurant downstairs called Winestone. It's located in the lobby but there are areas which are really tucked away and quiet, and I enjoyed a couple of evenings here with my kindle and a glass of homemade lemonade (with an added vodka shot) - the staff were generally quite friendly, and the atmosphere was lovely. I also ate here one night, opting for the chicken Caesar salad, which you can read more about in my where I ate in Poznan blog post. Spoiler alert: it was fantastic.

All in all, would I recommend the Novotel Poznan Centrum if you're looking for somewhere to stay in this lovely Polish city? 100% yes I would; I had a great experience here, and felt really safe as a solo traveller. I thought the location was spot on, the staff were great and the bar/restaurant was wonderful.

This was a gifted stay in exchange for an honest review.

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