On a recent trip to the Silesian Region, Amy Moore stayed at the Angelo Hotel Katowice, which boasts a luxury haven for groups travelling overseas.
The Angelo Hotel Katowice opened its doors in 2009, and has since functioned as a four-star deluxe business hotel situated in the heart of Silesia. Managed by Vienna International Hotels (VI), its outer structure dominates with a vibrant and hearty appeal, set within an otherwise strict industrial environment. VI hosts a collection of sites across Europe, in countries such as Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic. There are none in the UK, despite the demand.
The Angelo Hotel Katowice is conveniently placed a stone throw away from Galeria Katowicka and Mariacka Street – renowned for its vibrant cultural and social scene. There was adequate parking space upon arrival to the hotel, as our group was promptly escorted from Katowice International Airport (30km) in a quaint, silver minibus. A coach park was located opposite, offering further transport links. The open reception area was both suave and sleek, with black tile flooring and leather seating, combining the characteristic red, orange, yellow and purple.
Our group was allocated on the Executive Floor, boasting a rather harsh, oriental influence. We were welcomed into our suite by a rectangular tray of chocolate dipped fruit and mini cheesecake bites, which was a nice personal touch. Additional snacks were available in the private lobby on floor, inclusive of complementary bottles of still and/or sparkling water, which proved a suitable accompaniment to any meal. Rooms come complete with either a half double or half king size bed, with mattresses imported from Germany due to their advanced comfort and affordability, with a soft duvet and generous selection of pillows to lay. The curtains were thick, more like blackout blinds.
Complementary consumables in room include the usual tea/coffee fare and bottled orange juice to cleanse the palette after a long day. The bathroom was both spacious and modern, with white, gloss tiling and an open glass shower. As a business orientated hotel, there are few spa facilities available. Our group were invited to dine at The Sunlight Restaurant, complete with an informative wine tasting demonstration from Filip, Bar Staff at Angelo Hotel Katowice. From a set menu, I chose a combination of grilled cheese to start, traditional polish dumplings (stuffed with cheese and onion and drizzled with a sweet glaze) and sweetened apple pancakes. Similarly in the morning, there was a generous selection of continental and/or cooked breakfast goods, available between 0630hrs and 1100hrs, serving grapefruit juice, soft cheeses and fresh eggs – even warm waffles and syrup.
I had checked out by 0800hrs on Sunday, September 27, following a scheduled wake up call around 0700hrs. I had an overall feeling of satisfaction with my stay, especially the noticeable attention given to customer service, and I wouldn’t hesitate to return.
Thanks to Natalia Wojcik, Silesian Tourist Organisation, Andrzej Seliga, Front Office Manager at Angelo Hotel Katowice, and Kamil Zmijewski, Marketing Manager at Angelo Hotel Katowice.