Autor Rooms, Warsaw, Poland

A micro design hotel occupying an apartment within a pre-war building in central Warsaw.

✓ 4 beautifully designed ensuite bedrooms
✓ Furniture, accessories and artwork available to purchase.
✓ Brilliant city guide published by designer owners
✓ Well stocked honesty bar

Set within a private apartment, Autor rooms is an intimate four-bedroom hotel with a focus on Polish design and architecture. Run by a design and brand agency (their office is located in the same building), the hotel has been thoughtfully designed for those seeking an authentic experience in the city.

Who stays here? 

Those who seek good design, unique experiences and local craftsmanship on their travels.


Four ensuite bedrooms are arranged around a central communal kitchen and dining space. Each room is different, with original art curated by a local gallery and a mix furniture from Polish designers and classic midcentury pieces. Super soft bedlinen is embroidered with the brand’s key motif.

We stayed in room 1968 which had a separate living room, a small balcony overlooking an internal courtyard and original parquet flooring. The mirror-clad bathroom featured a towel rail made from copper pipe and toiletries from all-natural brand Tolpa & Yope.

Food and drink

Breakfast is served around a communal table with cold continental options and hot eggs (to order) on offer. A tea and coffee bar is available for use all day with a large selection of teas and (frequently replenished) snacks. An honesty bar is available in the kitchen, which guests may also use to prepare their own meals.

"Everything in the hotel is Polish! As designers, it’s kind of like a dream house for us. It shows the history of Polish and Warsaw design." – Owner Michał Pawlik, as told to Design Hotels.

Design details

The entire place is a celebration of Poland and Polish design. Everything you see is made or sourced here. The attention to detail is sublime with real heavy keys in leather holders, branded city maps and unique pieces throughout the space. It’s more like staying in the beautifully designed home of a stylish friend than a hotel.


Service is attentive, with local recommendations of things to see in the city being a particular highlight, but overall it’s discreet and hands off. Guests are pretty much left to their own devices with staff on call when required.

Packing list

Chunky knits, black jeans and leather boots.

Getting there

Autor rooms is situated on a historic street of modernist buildings that survived WWII – which are few and far between in this city. It’s a short walk to Hala food hall and the bars, restaurants and cafes on nearby Poznańska Street.

Lwowska 17/7, Sródmiescie, 00-660 Warsaw, Poland
From £95