Radisson SAS Centrum, 24 Grzybowska, Warsaw 000-132; 22-321-8888, http://www.radissonsas.com . Expensive, but so is just about everything else in Warsaw with decent facilities and service. Doubles begin at $114 weekends, $156 weekdays.

Novotel Poznan Centrum, 94-98 Marszalkowska St., Poznan, 00-510; 22-621-0271, fax 22-625-0476, http://www.novotel.com . In city center near Stary Browar and close to the Old Town. Doubles begin at $121.

Monopol, 5 Dworcowa St., Katowice; 32-782-8282, fax 32-782-8283, http://www.hotel.com.pl . Perfectly reasonable hotel, clean, contemporary and pleasant. Doubles from $172.

Hotel Noma Residence, 43-210 Kobior, Promnice (Silesia); 32-219-4678, http://www.promnice.com.pl . A one-time royal hunting lodge a few minutes outside of Katowice, in a beautiful setting along the water and by a forest. Gorgeous. The only drawback: The decorative style is based on displaying skulls and horns in great profusion. Doubles from $100.

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SEEING DANCE:

Bretoncaffe Theatre, Warsaw, 22-875-8786, teatro bretoncaffe@world.pl.

Akademia Ruchu, P.O. Box 300, Warsaw; fax 22-628-9550, http://www.republika.pl/akademiaruchu/indexen.html .

Stary Browar and the Kulczyk Foundation, 42 Ul. Pólwiejska, Poznan; http://www.starybrowar.pl/en/fundacja/ .

Ocelot — the Spirit of Artistics, Lake Malta; http://www.eventim.pl/index.asppageeventIDevent1911 .

Silesian Dance Theatre, http://www.stt.art.pl/wybor.html .

Lublin Dance Theatre, Culture Center, 12 Ul. Peowiakow, Lublin 20-007; 81-536-0323, http://www.ck.lublin.pl .

Polish Dance Theater, 4 Ul. Kozia, Poznan 61-835, http://www.ptt-poznan.pl .

Teatr Dada Von Bzdulow, 26 Ul. Sw. Ducha, Gdansk 80-834; 501-763-066, http://www.dadateatr.pl .

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TO LEARN MORE:

Polish National Tourist Office, (212) 338-9412, http://www.poland-tourism.pl .

— Lewis Segal