study/dining area and balconythe colonnaded entrance viewed from the park
Quality Comfort on Boya, Plac Unii
Hosted by Joanna
Joanna is the host.
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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1 bath
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Light and airy, with large rooms and high ceilings, our flat is on the first floor, with balconies overlooking a park, so it is quiet. There is a lift. At the southern tip of the City Centre and close to Metro Politechnika, it is 2 mins from Plac Unii with its restaurants, shops, supermarket, and excellent transport. Designed by the pre-war architect Bohdan Pniewski and close to Lazienki and Mokotow parks, it is in an elegant district. The flat is fully equipped and comfortable for entertaining.

The space

Our apartment is located at the southern end of the City Centre or Srodmiescie, 2 minutes from Plac Unii. It overlooks a park from the first floor (there is a lift), so it's quiet and leafy - spectacular in the snow! The lovely colonnaded building was designed in the late 1930's, but the whole flat has been recently renovated, with a luxury bathroom, fresh kitchen and oak floors. The living-room and bedroom are large and airy, with tall ceilings, and french doors onto a long balcony. Cosy in winter, the flat faces east and is comfortable in the summer. There is free parking for patrons in the rear courtyard.

The entrance hall has generous cloak and linen cupboards. The spacious living room has armchairs, a sofa bed which can accommodate a third person, a round dining table which extends to seat 6, a desk and lamp as an office space. You'll find Wi-Fi, TV, and books on history, architecture and painting. The fully-equipped kitchen looks into the living room for easy entertainment. The large bedroom has a second writing corner with armchairs, a luxurious bed and plenty of cupboards. From the bedroom you walk into the ultra-modern bathroom, which also has laundry and drying facilities.

Lazienki Palace and Gardens are a 5 min walk to the east. In summer, free Chopin recitals are held every Sunday at midday and 4pm. A 2 min walk west is Mokotow Fields with its glades, lake, eateries and the National Library. Excellent public transport, theatres and shops makes this a sought-after area. We are a 2 min walk to trams on Plac Unii; 5 min to the Metro Politechnika (1 stop to Centrum); 3 min to the bus at Plac Unii to Nowy Swiat and Old Town/Stare Miasto. The neighbourhood has many embassies, restaurants, shops, cafes, and theatres such as Syrena and Polonia. It is also a historic area, with a short walk to al. Sucha 25 and its museum, once the WWII Gestapo HQ, plus Lazienki, the summer palace of the last king of Poland.

What makes our place unique is its natural surroundings and trees, its spaciousness - so close to shops, cafes and historical parks - and its beautiful architecture and colonnade by the renowned Bohdan Pniewski.

Guest access

You have use of the whole flat, which is 85 sq metres.

Interaction with guests

Our cousin Jan Rodowicz is able to help with any problems. He speaks Polish, English and French. If you wish, our cleaning lady Pani Aniceta is happy to clean and do the linen during a longer stay. Her charge is 150 zl.

Other things to note

In our flat is an instruction sheet, giving details on household tips. There are maps of the city, plus various history picture books in English and Polish, which guests find interesting.


Amenities
Free parking on premises
Essentials
Lift
Dryer

Prices
Extra people $24 NZD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $80 NZD
Security Deposit $359 NZD
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 11AM
Check out by 2PM

Check-in time is 11 am and check-out time is 2 pm, unless one party arrives on the same day as another departs, in which case check-in time is 2 pm and check-out time is 11 am.

No party noise in the building after 10pm on weekdays, 12 am on weekends.


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Availability
3 nights minimum stay

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Elly User Profile
June 2017
Joanna's place was lovely. The apartment is spacious, open and airy. It is well furnished and comfortable, with a beautiful view over the park. All of the amenities were great, it has everything you need. Location wise it is really close to Lazienki Park which is a must see. It's also really close to lots of shops and cafes, and there is also a big shopping mall just across the road. To get to downtown is super easy by either bus, tram, metro or taxi, and only takes 10-15 minutes. I didn't meet Joanna, but communicating with her and making arrangements was really easy. I was met by Jan and his wife, who were both very lovely, helpful and welcoming. I would definitely recommend staying at Joanna's place.

Katherine User Profile
May 2017
This was an amazing Airbnb experience! The flat had so many amenities and traveling from the United States, we didn't have to stock the place with food or cleaning products. It was already there! The location was perfect! Central to shops and great restaurants and bars! It is in a quiet area with a mini park. The metro is only a 10-minute walk away. It was a beautiful flat! We'll stay again:-)

Hugh User Profile
March 2017
My wife and I stayed at this apartment for 3 months in the middle of winter for an extended business trip. The apartment was perfect for our needs. It was spacious, easy to maintain and comfortable. The location is within a couple hundred meters of the bus and tram stops that allowed us to easily and inexpensively access the full city. The shopping mall across the street has a grocery store which made it easy to shop for our basic cooking needs. It also had several nice dining options that we used mostly for take out options. The wifi signal was strong and reliable and our contact Jan was responsive to any questions we had. I would definitely recommend the apartment to others looking for a central place to stay in Warsaw for an extended period of time.

Hugh User Profile
January 2017
My wife and I have stayed in this apartment for 2 months during a temporary business assignment. It has been very comfortable and convenient to public transportation. The living area, bedroom and bath are all well sized and we haven't felt cramped despite the long Polish winter. I would definitely consider staying in this location again.

Suvir User Profile
November 2016
This is my second time I stayed there and will stay again . As I mentioned in my earlier review Joanna's apartment feels like home . The apartment is located close to the parks and walkable distance to the centre . Public transport is close by so getting around is easy . The apartment is clean and been renovated . Joanna was not in Warsaw but her relative Jan is very nice and helpful I would highly recommend anyone to stay there

Suvir User Profile
October 2016
Although Joanna was not in Warsaw Jan her cousin was very nice and helped me for whatever I needed . As a business traveller your plans can change and Joanna understood my situation and was flexible . I have booked to stay there again as the apartment is very clean and has a great mixture of modern and an old style .most importantly it feels like home and for longer stays this is important the wifi has great speed which is important for me Although ideally like to be in the center the location is good as easy access to the parks tram and metro . Walking to centre is also possible Shopping is nearby

Friederike User Profile
October 2016
A really beautifully decorated flat with all what we needed for our week-long stay. The location is great, good cafes and shops around, good transport connection and a beautiful park just a short walk away. We enjoyed staying in the flat, would have liked to have more time for reading there...

Sydney, AustraliaJoined in July 2012
Joanna User Profile

I am a writer. I stay in Warsaw for research, often travelling to Lithuania and Russia. If my husband and I are in Sydney, a cousin Janek Rodowicz and our cleaner Pani Aniceta look after our flat at Boya. My parents were born in Warsaw, hence the strong ties with Poland. I have written many plays and was director of a drama school in Australia, but I am now writing historical novels, the first having come out in English in 2014, to be published in Poland in 2016. In our flat you'll find books on Polish history, modern art and architecture. Things I can't live without? A fresh salad, yoga, books. My motto: I may not have the answer to a problem today, but after a night's sleep a solution usually comes.

Languages: English, Français, Polski, Русский
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