From the original 1903 mosaic floor in the lobby to the exquisite walnut furniture, Monopol gets everything right and more. Taking the occasional risk such as covering the walls in photographs of abandoned factories, the hotel shows a confidence that most others wouldn't dare flaunt. The rooms are individually designed and most make you want to live in them for much longer than a night, with extras including a fabulous swimming pool and fitness centre in the basement. Good enough for Paris 'the heiress' Hilton during her October 2011 visit to Katowice, and quite simply the best hotel in Katowice. They even offer a laundry list of amenities for the little ones including rocking horses for hire, coloring books and baby baths. It's no wonder they are the only Hotel in town to have earned that vaunted fifth star. Check their website for special deals.