The moment we walked into the PURO Hotel Poznan Poland, Explorason loved it.
It might have been close to midnight, but being an ultra modern and tastefully decorated property, really jumped out at us. In fact, it is brand spanking new. Less than a year old, and is filled with an eclectic mix of all things new and quirky. As soon as we enter the foyer, the first thing we noticed was that there are bikes available to rent. We wanted to do this but ran out of time during our stay. But from the onset, I noticed how much they cater for guests, and all the little things available for guest use.
Then there is the self-service check-in area. Also staffed with really friendly Polish personnel who also speak English, we found them eager to assist us after our long day of travel.
Explorason soon locates the self-service and complimentary hot drink bar, and he is making us hot chocolates. Our room card gives us 24/7 access to this. Throughout our 5 night stay, we frequent our hot beverage dispenser – a lot – the joys of a growing 9-year-old! We found the lobby and lounge area a great place to relax, with a cappuccino and a super meeting point. There were books, games, and it overflowed into an outdoor seating area too.
Everything at Hotel Puro Poznan was state of the art. Tablets suspended on swinging arms were freely available to guests for all our media needs.
And the compact, well-equipped room upstairs was no different. Complete with a mini fridge and safe, this room had all we needed.
Our room media tablet controls everything from heated flooring in the bathroom to the dimming of lights in three areas. It worked as a phone, TV controller, and even adjusting the room temperature, or setting the alarm. We could call for room cleaning, place the do not disturb, use the internet, and eventually check out. Each day when we came in my son would race to work the controls for the room with the tablet. One less job for me.
We like to leave a night light on at bedtime. One of the downsides of permanent travel is sometimes you forget where you are when you wake in a deep sleep. It mainly happens to me and can be disorientating, to say the least. But for a child, this is not something we want, and usually, he then wakes me – I’d prefer that didn’t happen. The bathroom glass / curtained area proved to be perfect for dim lighting. We could use the tablet to lower the bathroom light, and then pull over the curtain, and it was just right. Some nights we’d just leave the street side curtains open and gaze out across to the old Jewish Synagogue across the street.
This is because we are in Old Poznan – the historical town area. Meaning we could pop out of the hotel and walk one or two streets and we were in the Old Market Place, therefore the location for our busy few days was perfect. Using the website www.poznan.travel for our Poznan planning helped us a lot too.
Every little detail seemed to be thought of here at Hotel Puro Poznan. On weekdays the breakfast started just that little bit earlier, and on weekends people could have a ‘lie in’ for that bit longer, and still manage to get a bite to eat.
Hot and cold foods were served, along with cereals, fruits, yogurts etc. Each day we had a change of hot food choices, so nothing boring and repetitive. Monday was my favorite. Fried apple with rice, and giant baked beans about a 2 cm long in size swirled in a spicy tomato sauce. The combination might sound odd, and indeed it was not a photographic culinary dish of eye-candy, but the taste was out of this world. I had to have two plates.
On the first day staying a the hotel, I was really impressed with the quality of service. The lady was always helping us. Communication was great and the assistance I received with a child was well appreciated.
This property is charming, with executive style and flair. It also has a health and fitness area upstairs, but again we seemed ‘out and about’ so much, we didn’t manage to get to use it.
The hotel prides itself on a ‘home away from home’ feel. You feel so relaxed. Especially with the games. we had the most hilarious time playing Polish Monopoly and using Google translate for things like Community Chest. The wine was about the equivalent of $8 a glass for a French Sauvignon Blanc to give you a comparison.
We really loved our stay at Hotel Puro Poznan. The area felt safe and it was fine to walk around day or night. Sadly we say goodbye, but we will always share great places to stay when we find them on our world journey.
We hope you can continue to follow Exploramum and Explorason travels, and see where we venture to next.
Accommodation Name: PURO Hotel Poznań
Location: Stawna 12, 61-759 Poznań, Poland
Date stayed: February / March 2015
Wi-fi: Yes – individually coded for rooms and available on screens downstairs
Child friendly: Yes
- Health club
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Smoke-free property
- Concierge services
- One meeting room
- Business center
- Roll-in shower
- Accessible parking
- Designated smoking areas
- Braille or raised signage
- Accessible bathroom
- In-room accessibility
- Accessible path of travel
- Pets allowed
- Free WiFi
For all travel information on Poznan: www.poznan.travel