POLAND, Gdańsk - Montownia Lofts & Experience


Have you ever slept in a submarine assembly room? You definitely have to try it!

Address: Montownia Lofts & Experience, Lisia Grobla 7, Gdańsk, Poland

Web: montowniagdansk.pl 

How to get to the hotel from the airport

Those who live in the vicinity of Ostrava can get air tickets for very reasonable prices from Katowice in Poland, which is about 75 minutes by car from Ostrava on the highway. We flew with Polish LOT for approx. 30 minutes to Warsaw, where another half-hour flight followed to Gdansk, small planes fly, two seats in a row. They have quite a problem giving out water and some kind of bun during the flight, because the plane is already landing again :)

From Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport, you can get to the centre and hotel by train, but with 1 transfer, which is not very comfortable (the Main Train Station - Gdansk Glowny - is then about 1 km from the hotel) or you can order a Bolt for about PLN 50, which is for 15 km very decent price, it's the fastest and at least you can see the city on the way. The cheapest way to get to the center is by bus, you can buy a ticket at the machine at the airport. The bus stop at the station is called Dworzec Glowny. Look for bus no. 210, the journey takes 40 minutes and the price is around PLN 4.



Experience accommodation Montownia Lofts & Experience Hotel is located in the northern Polish city of Gdańsk. I will describe what to see and visit here in more detail in a separate article, but so that you know at least briefly where you are going.

Gdańsk is one of the largest and oldest Polish cities. It lies on the shore of the Baltic Sea. Almost half a million inhabitants live here and there is a large seaport.

Near Gdansk is the small Westerplatte peninsula, where the Second World War began on September 1, 1939. In the local shipyards, Solidarita - a trade union organization and the most famous political opposition of communist Poland - was founded, its founder Lech Wałęsa later became the Polish president and the local airport is named after him.


What trips or experiences can you enjoy in Gdańsk? Click on any of the images below for a complete list of experiences from GetYourGuide, we took a private electric boat cruise that was just for us:

Montownia Lofts & Experience Hotel

Montownia has a motto - more than a hotel. And the accommodation here really sums it up. Hotel services, however, the rooms are rather the size of apartments or lofts. The environment is very stylish. Originally, submarines were assembled in this building. Have you ever lived in something similar? I do not.

The hotel is therefore built in an industrial style. Concrete, metal and wood predominate. On the lower floor, there is a food court and a non-stop reception almost along its entire length. The hotel has its own parking lot.

Montownia is very well located. It takes about 15 minutes and 1 km to walk to the Main Railway Station (from which you can, for example, take a trip to the neighboring spa town of Sopot). And to the center similarly. The famous World War II Museum is 600 m and a 10-minute walk from the hotel.


You can stay in 4 different types of lofts. Each of them is many times larger than a regular hotel room, they are more like smaller apartments for your complete comfort. In all of them you will find equipped kitchens, dining tables, comfortable beds and, of course, a bathroom with toilet. They are divided according to square meters and provide accommodation for 2 - 6 people. The building has three floors (don't worry, there is an elevator), the top floor has de luxe lofts. On the ground floor is the Montownia Food Court, which you have a view down from the corridors of the accommodation, the hall is very stylish. The dining floor is separated by a glass ceiling, so you don't hear any noise or smell any food.

I will describe our Loft 51 De Luxe #331 on the 3rd floor. This room is corner and really big. Metal and wood prevail here, very modern design. There is a window several meters high, so you have a great view, with curtains and blackout curtains. I praise the soft plush carpet. You don't have to worry about it being cold here, even though the ceiling is around 5 meters. There is powerful heating, both in the room and in the bathroom, which you control yourself on the display, as well as air conditioning. It is also possible to open the window. Wifi of course.

In the huge room there are two comfortable double beds (one downstairs and one upstairs), a sofa bed for 2, two armchairs, a dining table for 4, a coffee table, a large wardrobe with a safe and a shoe rack, you can even find an iron and an iron board in the wardrobe. You also have a TV, fully equipped kitchen with fridge, microwave, dishwasher (including tablets, spring and sponge), sink, two-burner glass-ceramic plate, dishes, capsule coffee machine. Both teas and capsules are available. If you run out, you can ask for more at reception. There is also a broom and a bin for sorted waste. I would intercede for a towel and a rag to wipe the table or line. Of course, all the dishes are here.

The bathroom is also spacious. I appreciate the ample storage space. I couldn't find what was in the bathroom on the hotel's website before the trip, so I'll write it down for you now: of course, towels, hair dryer, toilet paper, hand soap, shower gel with 2-in-1 shampoo.

The rooms are not cleaned daily like in a hotel, so you have peace of mind.


On the ground floor there is a large Food court - many fast foods, where almost everyone can choose. You can have lunch or dinner here, I randomly choose Italian, Belgian, Thai, Indian, Chinese, Japanese and other cuisines, there is also a cafe with beautiful desserts and a bistro where you can have breakfast. I definitely recommend having breakfast. There is no classic buffet breakfast here, but you order from the menu, which is in Polish or English. You can order, for example, grilled toast with smoked salmon and avocado (it was delicious), various types of omelets (again excellent), scrambled eggs, various sandwiches, English breakfast, savory and sweet pancakes, croissants, French toast and more. Everything is freshly prepared. You can also get excellent coffee or fresh juice here. You can pay by card in all restaurants.

If you want to save money, the lofts also have equipped kitchens, so you can buy food in the grocery store and prepare it yourself. Not far from the hotel is Žabka (open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.) where you can buy sandwiches, fruit, salty and sweet snacks, basic cosmetics and more. It is on Walowa Street. However, I really recommend the excellent breakfasts in bistro and anyone who has seen me knows that I just don't like something.

What to see in Gdańsk

There is a lot to see in Gdańsk. Be sure to visit the old center with its narrow colorful houses, where wealthy citizens once lived, visit the famous Gdańsk Cathedral, the World War II Museum, drive to Westerplatte, the place where World War II began, take a boat ride on the canal, if you are interested in industrial monuments, the ship cranes in the shipyards are so interesting, you can even climb one of them, a short distance from the shipyards is the Solidarity museum (the famous resistance), in the center there is also an old mill and in it there is a beautiful Amber Museum, which is mined in the Baltic Sea. If you have been here longer and have already seen everything, get on the train and go a short distance to Sopot - a spa town with the longest wooden pier in Europe and the famous crooked house. I will describe all the details in the article about Gdansk, just a moment of patience, I am already working on it.


If you like unconventional accommodation and don't want to squeeze into a small hotel room, try experience accommodation in Montownia Gdańsk. Part of the hotel is a very popular Food Hall, where you can have a great breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee with dessert or beer specials, for example. There are also occasional musical events here. The hotel is also very well located, the center and almost all famous sights (except Westerplatte, you have to go there by bus) are within walking distance, including the Main Station. It's quiet here in the evening. I liked that there is no set time for breakfast, you can come anytime from 7 a.m. and you will always have it fresh. We liked it here a lot, we like unconventional stylish accommodations and I don't know where we would find another former submarine assembly plant that houses a hotel :) So try it and see.

Thank you to the management of Montownia Lofts & Experience Gdańsk for allowing me to review the hotel for you and write this article.

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