“Grand” by name and grand by nature. The Sofitel Grand Hotel in Sopot is the queen of hotels in the Tri-City area. There may be new pretenders to the throne but they can’t compete with the history and heritage of the Grand.
Built in 1927 to accommodate the high rollers from the elite of Polish and European society that would spend their weekends at the nearby casino the Grand hotel has always been revered as the most luxurious hotel in the area.
During the war Adolf Hitler stayed in the hotel whilst waiting news of Warsaw’s fall. Thankfully, the hotel escaped the war and subsequent war of liberation without much damage and it continued to prosper in the post war years hosting many famous celebrities and statesmen such as Charles de Gaulle, Fidel Castro, Greta Garbo, Marlena Dietrich and even Fidel Castro.
The hotel occupies prime location by the side of the Molo (Sopot’s famous wooden pier) and offers guests stunning views over the Bay of Gdansk and the manicured hotel gardens below. At the front of the hotel guests enjoy views over a small park complete with its own fountain.
Hotels are all about presentation and atmosphere and the Grand Hotel in Sopot doesn’t disappoint. A sweeping driveway leads to a grand entrance where you will be met by a hotel porter who will offer to help with your luggage or park your vehicle.
Once inside, it’s clear that the hotel has been lovingly and sympathetically restored to a level that one would not guess it’s real age.
The bar area offers a comfortable seating area where you can enjoy an extensive selection of the finest drinks and cocktails. It is here where you can also view the photographs of the rich and famous who have stayed in the same hotel.
The restaurant offers spectacular views over the sea and pier and is a great place to enjoy the hotel’s cuisine.
The Grand Hotel also offers guests their own private beach and also has a state of the art spa on site.