Other areas to stay in Warsaw
Stare Miasto (Old Town)
The Old Town is very central and has a good number of things to see and do like visit the Royal Castle and the square near it, which is huge and has many cafes, shops and restaurants around it. Also, there is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, containing the remains of a Polish soldier who died in battle, as well as soil taken from 38 battlefields.
You can also find St. John’s Cathedral, museums, art galleries, shops, restaurants, bars and hotels.
Hotels in Stare Miasto
Wola is quickly becoming the commercial centre of the city and is home to the Warsaw Rising Museum, which tells the story of insurgency and uprising in the years that followed World War II. You will see many artifacts including weapons, love letters and more and these give you an insight into life under German occupation. The area has many cemeteries that mourn the military dead and civilians of various religions.
There are also a good number of art galleries, cinemas and theatres in the area. Restaurants range from those serving American dishes, to international cuisine and traditional Polish food. There are many clubs, bars and hotels to choose from.
Hotels in Wola
If what you are looking for is somewhere with reasonably priced food and pretty streets, Praga Polnoc may be a good place for you to stay. Accommodation in this part of the city is reasonably priced and there is easy access into the centre (a seven minute tram ride).
Given Praga’s proximity to the river and the National Stadium, sports fans will surely find something to enjoy. In the summertime, relaxing with a drink on the river bank is popular with the locals. A favourite spot is Skaryszewski Park with its lovely Kamionkowskie Lake, where canoes can be hired.
Hotels in Praga Poludnie
If you are not on a tight budget and prefer to stay in a more peaceful setting, Mokotów will be perfect for your needs. This district offers a wide variety of cafes, restaurants and green areas. For memorable food experiences check such streets as Kazimierzowska or Puławska.
Getting to the city centre may take a little longer, but there is a subway running through the district. If you feel like jogging or walking in a park, Pole Mokotwskie will be a good choice. This park attracts lots of locals and visitors every day and proves a perfect spot for simply relaxing.
Hotels in Mokotów
This district has a calm, everyday life. You are likely to find cheaper accommodation in this area too. Don’t hesitate to book it as this district has good transport links with the rest of the city and is really safe. It is famous for its markets where you can get all kinds of fresh fruit, vegetables and much more.
The markets usually sell locally produced cakes, candies and homemade delicacies as well as natural cosmetics. Take a walk along Aleje Jerozolimskie or Raszyńska Street to admire Ochota’s unique old houses and villas. Szczęśliwicki Park is a wonderful place to stroll in any season, and a good place for skiing in the winter.
Hotels in Ochota
Probably the cheapest district for accommodation, it is nice and easy to reach the city centre by subway. Located just on the other side of the Vistula river, this part of Praga welcomes tourists with Dworzec Wileński, an old train station, and a shopping mall. This area is full of old movie theaters and small pubs.
There is also the Museum of Praga - which is worth a visit. The only thing that should be kept in mind while visiting this district is that it is not the safest. Keep alert and get back to your accommodation before it gets dark.
Hotels in Praga Północ