Over the past few years, Poland has gained a number of unique accommodation options for travelers. We highly recommend leaving chain hotels behind and instead choose accommodation that is unique, high quality and supports the local tourism industry. Here is a list of some interesting lodging options you will find in Poland.
1. Ksiaz Castle
Number one on our list Ksiaz Castle, not only because it is located in my hometown. but because it is a beautiful, historic castle with many untold stories. The history of the castle dates back to the 13th Century. During its time in operation, the castle hosted exceptional guests including Prussian kings, Russian Czars, and even the Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill. Ksiaz Castle has stories from the Middle Ages, but also includes secrets of the Third Reich, who had big plans for the building. Some believe there are treasures hidden underground beneath the castle including the legendary Amber Chamber. The hotel in the castle has about 80 rooms and each reservation includes entrance to explore the castle.
You will visit Castle Książ on our Secret Poland Tour
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If you are looking to stay somewhere a little different on your trip to Poland, then this is the right spot for you. Glendoria is part of the Glamping movement but also contains several traditional style rooms. This lodging is located away from the bustle of the city and is surrounded by quiet nature. In addition to the natural surroundings, you will also find a swimming pool, a lake with a private beach and endless miles of biking and walking trails.
3. Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wieliczka Salt Mine is a historic mine near Krakow that is on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. In addition to being a historic mine, it also serves as a unique underground accommodation. If you have ever wondered what it’s like to sleep in a mine, here is your chance! The rooms are located 410 feet (124 meters) underground with a temperature of 62 degrees Fahrenheit (17 C). The hotel is only open during certain months so we recommend booking early. In addition to overnight accommodation, the also provide breakfast and dinner served in an underground restaurant.
Less than 20 miles from the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine, is a lesser known UNESCO-listed, Bochnia Salt Mine. In addition to sightseeing, they also offer accommodation that is at a depth of 820 feet (250 m)! Employees of the salt mine claim the underground climate does wonders for breathing as well as strengthening the body’s immune system. While we can’t validate this claim, we wouldn’t recommend it for people who suffer from claustrophobia!
4. Wozy Cyrkowe
Near the beautiful and wild Białowieża Forest there is another unique accommodation. Visitors can sleep in adapted wooden circus wagons with easy access to nature. Make sure to spend a few days here as the area boasts plenty of opportunities for leisure activities such as biking, hiking, swimming, mushroom foraging and kayaking on the Narewka River. Enjoy the blissful silence with occasional interruption by the songs of cranes and woodpeckers that nest there.
5. Carskie Apartments
Carskie Apartments is another unique option located in the surroundings of the Białowieża Forest. The apartments will transport you to the beginning of the 19th Century and introduce you to the world of Anna Karenina. Another special attraction is the luxury saloon wagons that resemble the train that Tsar Nicholas II traveled to Białowieża for hunting and relaxing. You will also find a fantastic restaurant here.
In the far south of Poland on the Czech boarder, there is noteworthy lodging. Szuflandia was designed so that guests to take a relaxing break from the stressors of everyday life. The location near the town of Wisła makes it easy to find things to do, but the place itself provides plenty with access to a fire, playground, swimming pool and saunas. Spend a few days here walking the local trails and return to reality with charged batteries!
7. W Drzewach
W Dzewach literally translates to “In the Trees.” As you can imagine, this places offers overnight lodging in treehouses. The property is close to Lublin and a perfect home base to explore the local area. The word’s of the owners say it best - “We kindly invite you to our apartments located in a secret forest garden of Nałęczow ravines, one of the most beautiful places in Poland. Let you imagination run wile and take you to the world of childhood dreams, a place to reset a few meters above the ground and free from daily chores and worries.”
8. Zielna Farma
Only 30 miles from famous Mragowo you will find an oasis of peace situated right on the lake. Spend a few days here and experience the pleasures of life in the countryside. You can choose from several apartments that will also accommodate families with children. In the evening, enjoy a bottle of wine beside the fire and listen to the sounds of the meadow. What else do you need?
9. Zamek Czocha
Located high on a hill with a view over the nearby lake, Czocha Castle is one of the most picturesque castles in Poland. If you dream of spending the night in a real 13th Century castle, this is a the perfect opportunity. The castle offers various rooms from economy to superior, as well as themed room that will transport you back to the Middle Ages.
10. Gościniec Bocianowo
In the northeast corner of Poland you will find Gościniec Bocianowo. This hotel attracts many visitors with their restaurant proving excellent local vegetarian cuisine. You will also find friendly alpacas, making this a great spot for families with children. They offer wonderful food, hiking and biking routes, kind owners and a peaceful setting.
11. Domki na Wodzie
In the Great Masurian Lake District, you will find unique lodging perched above the water. At Domki na Wodzie, you can admire the calm waters of Szeląg Wielki Lake from you room. The surroundings guarantee many opportunities for different types of activities.
Our list ends with a return to lodging in my home region. Zagórze Śląskie is just a short drive from Wałbrzych and contains the beautiful accommodation, Fregata. In addition to fresh cuisine, visitors will find private access to the lake, an outdoor hot tub and a view over the 13th Century Bolków Castle.
That's not all...
Poland has so many amazing local accommodations that it is impossible to list them all. Find more information on how to choose accommodation in Poland.
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