Inaugurated in 1976, the Victoria Hotel was so luxurious that you could even drink Coca-Cola here for the first time in all of Poland! Reserved for the Polish elite and foreign delegations, its small shop even sold jeans, a commodity as rare as American fizzy drinks at the time of the Iron Curtain. Times have changed, the communist regime has disappeared, Sofitel now has the keys to the property, and the 359 rooms and suites have been completely renovated.
Didier Gomez has kept the original spirit of the place in the restaurants and salons, playing with geometric shapes and the colours of the golden Polish autumn, echoing a glamorous version of the 1970s. The breakfast room, with yellow in discrete hues, puts one in a good mood around the generous buffet. You can take a dip in the pool before or after visiting the Zacheta National Art Gallery, right next door.
Sofitel Warsaw Victoria
+48 226 578 011
Rooms: from 386 PLN