A Great Comeback – Raffles Europejski Warsaw

It took me a bit to write this post.  I was travelling the whole week, but now it’s time to report on my weekend gateway and visit to the Raffle Europejski in Warsaw. This time I decided to spend the whole weekend, to have enough time to explore. It was one the most inspiring visits since a long time and I can already tell you – it was really worth it.

After more than 160 years of complicated history, Europejski Hotel appears on the map of Warsaw once again and at heart of the city. It is a place full of stories and legends.  For me, the most important part of this trip was to walk the path of interior design wonder, which starts from the very first step you take.

Golden elements, bright lights and nature-inspired designs. Those three elements represent the reception desk area accurately. Hanging on the wall behind reception, almost like a backdrop you can see an outline of the green areas / parks of Warsaw, which compliments the overall vibe perfectly.

The map is pretty accurate, too! I think it looks really nice both in the evening, and during the day, when there is more daylight coming through.

One more thing about the front desk: You feel there like at home – not only because of the feeling of intimacy, but also because of the very engaged staff. They were supper attentive and took care of every detail of my stay. So much so, that I truly felt I am in a five star hotel. Not so very common these days in many five star hotels.

Raffles Europejski has 106 guest rooms and suites. I slept in the deluxe room with one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in.

I have to mention the beautiful marble bathrooms. It’s not so easy to pull this off, as many marble interiors have a sort of cheesiness to it, which wasn’t the case here. It combines the bright shade of stone with various, very modern looking, reflective surfaces. I usually take lots of cosmetics and accessories with me, to make sure I am not missing anything, as the standards vary from hotel to hotel. This time I really didn’t have to do it, since you have more than you need already provided for you.

Next stop on the interior map of the hotel is the Long Bar. Inspired by the iconic Long Bar in Raffles Singapore, it’s beautifully crafted from smooth marble, creating a sleek and elegant look.

The ambience is complemented by a stunning glass sculpture, designed by Polish artist Dorota Buczkowska. Behind the bar, a tile mural adds more vibrant elements, while still maintaining harmony with the rest of the decor.

On my way back from the bar, I had to make a stop. Take a look why:

Lourse Warszawa – this is the reason and something totally up my alley. The original Lourse Warszawa Patisserie was famous throughout the city. It’s a  classical white ivory and brass/gold interior, recreating the beauty of the original setting. However, not only the design and look of the space is worth paying attention to. Behind the glass you will find some of the best cakes and pastries in Warsaw.

There is so many different places around the hotel where you can enjoy a relaxing moment. What I absolutely love is the attention to detail and this unique climate, composed of modernity and tradition going back to the 19th century.

One thing I know for sure, I will definitely be back for more inspiration!

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