Sopot is a place on the move, and improvements in the accommodation for tourists is right at the heart of this change. Gone are the days when no-frills Communist-era hotels and apartments dominated. Today, travellers have a great choice which includes new, stylish hotels, as well as quality, luxury apartments, which, thanks to the likes of Airbnb are a really affordable, independent option. So, here’s our guide to Sopot’s best hotels for any budget.
Where to stay
The obvious choice is in the town centre, close to the bars, clubs, the busiest part of the beach, and of course, Europe’s largest wooden pier. Further away from the main drag in the direction of Gdansk are a number of boutique hotels and apartments right on the beachfront. Not only do these have a great position and are more secluded, but you’ll have access to a much quieter part of the beach. There’s also more chance you’ll discover some real gems away from the town centre, such as the excellent Wine and Olive wine bar on Grunwaldzka, and the numerous beach bars serving the area’s most popular fish, cod, and especially smoked fish, such as Salmon.
Sofitel Grand Sopot
If you’ve got money to burn, then why not stay at Sopot’s best-known five-star hotel, which is home to the stars when they visit. The Sofitel Grand Sopot is, as the name suggests, suitably grand, beginning with the imposing entrance and grounds, through to the stunning lobby and bar/restaurant area, where many a famous former guest’s picture hangs on the wall, including musician Prince. It has arguably the best location, sat at the foot of the town and overlooking the beach. Expect to pay around £250 per night in high season.
Sheraton Hotel Sopot
Just next door is the five-star Sheraton Hotel Sopot, which while not as pricey or certainly refined, it is still a luxury option, and includes a beautiful indoor pool and has an air of exclusivity thanks to its own private spot on the beach. Expect to pay around £180 per night in high season.
Hotel Rezydent Sopot
It’s five-star but NOT at the prices we know. If you love old, traditional hotels with ornate touches, then the famous old Hotel Rezydent Sopot is for you. You’ll be right in the thick of things, as the hotel is just off the main streets where most of the bars and restaurants are, plus the old pier and beach is a five-minute walk. There’s no pool, and the facilities and the location aren’t as good as the other five-stars, which is probably why the price is much lower. Overall, it’s elegant, refined, and definitely romantic. Fellas, you’ll certainly score some brownie points if you treat your better half to a stay here. Expect to pay around £130-150
The imaginatively named Hotel Sopot is a great mid-range option, and you won’t have to skimp on quality. This four-star hotel has an upmarket feel due to its modern sleek interior. You’ll be just across from the beach, ideal for that morning jog, or lazy day soaking up the summer rays. Guests rave about the big breakfasts, and after all that food, you can work it off in the gym, followed up by a visit to the spa. Expect to pay around £130 per night in high season.
Clean, contemporary, and just minutes away from the lively Monte Cassino and the promenade. Hotel Molo might be a simple affair compared to some of the grander establishments I’ve mentioned, but for this sort of money, it is excellent value. If you are here for a just a weekend to hit the bars and clubs, and want somewhere close to the action which won’t break the bank, then look no further.
OK, this might be a bit on the broad side, but with so many great value apartments dotted along the beachfront and heading back towards town, it seems unfair to single any out. We recently rented an apartment a few streets back from the beach within a 15-minute walk of the centre. It was just a few years old, on a gated, ultra-modern development. For just £35 per night we had a spacious contemporary flat. We of course had our own kitchen, where we regularly cooked our own breakfasts before eating out on the balcony. Expect to pay a lot less in the winter.
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