"Hotel Victoria" Royal Way Tip by Airpunk

Royal Way, Warsaw: 34 reviews and 64 photos

  Hotel Victoria
by Airpunk

Built in the 1970s, this hotel was for two decades the most luxurious hotel in Poland. It was also portrayed as a symbol of such in Polish media, for example in films. Like any other luxury hotel of an Eastern European capital, the Victoria Hotel was a focus point for spy activity during the cold war. The most famous was the attempted assassination of a Palestinian terrorist in 1981.
Today the Victoria is one of the upmarket hotels in Warsaw, managed by Sofitel. However, it has lost its top position to international chains such as Sheraton or the resurrected Bristol. The building is a good example for representative communist architecture. Its block-shape, which is found in appartment and office blocks of this time as well, is often called Gierek-style after the First Secretary of the Polish communist party in the 1970s, Edward Gierek.

Address: Ul. Krolewska 11
Directions: At Pilsudski Square, south of the old town

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  • Written Nov 1, 2011
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