Palace and castle hotels in Poland
give visitors the opportunity to enjoy their stay surrounded by history, charm, and old-world luxury. Centuries-old manor houses, palaces, castles, and guesthouses that have been converted into hotels keep the ambiance with which they were originally infused and allow modern-day guests to experience the Poland of yesterday - complete with all the conveniences of today.
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Visitors have the choice of hotel rooms or palace chambers. The hotel's palace chambers are furnished with oak furniture from the 1800's, so if you're looking for an authentic feel, book carefully! Relax with a massage, go horseback riding, or take a hot-air balloon ride at Paszkowka Palace. Just 30 minutes from Krakow and 1 hour from Zakopane
, Paszkowka is a prime spot for a weekend getaway.
2. Reszel Castle Hotel
Once a Teutonic Knights' castle, Reszel Castle is now an art gallery, museum, and hotel located in Reszel, in the north of Poland. The hotel offers 21 rooms for guests with hand-carved furniture and historic charm.
Reszel Castle Hotel website: www.zamek-reszel.com
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Located in Gdansk, this 5-star hotel is located in a 17th century manor. The period-style spa boasts indoor pool, sauna, fitness room, and other amenities. Spa and romance weekend packages are available. Rooms are furnished comfortably - some with period furniture. In addition, the sights of Gdansk are not far - so you can play during the day and relax in luxury during the evening or inclement weather. Restaurant, wine cellar, and bar on site.
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Villa Marilor, a 4-star palace hotel in Zakopane, was originally a guesthouse from the turn of the century. After it fell into disrepair, it was converted into a lovely palace hotel. When you're not exploring Zakopane, tennis courts, sauna, and whirlpools are available for use.
Zajazd Napoleonski has had a timultuous past, having witness several war-time battles over the centuries, weathered damage, and survived through reconstruction. More of an inn than a palace, this hotel is nonetheless on Warsaw's historic registry of buildings. There are two on-site dining halls and 24 rooms and suites are available.
Located in Gdansk, Lezno Palace dates from the 18th century. The suites are decorated in Biedermeyer style, while the single and double rooms have a contemporary decor. It offers two restaurants, a pub, and a buffet served every Sunday night. Lezno Palace's location in Gdansk is ideal for sightseeing and activities in the town.
7. Wiejce Palace Hotel
The hotel consists of the 19th century palace, steward's house, and the manor. Each are uniquely decorated and individually equipped. Spa, horsback riding, volleyball, fishing, and balloon rides are only some of the recreational activities available at Wiejce Palace Hotel. You may also inquire about mushroom-picking excursions, picnics, weddings, and romance packages.
8. Krobielowice Palace Hotel
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Krobielowice Palace Hotel is located near Wroclow, Poland, and is surrounded by national park land. The original construction of the building dates back to the 16th century, but construction continued all the way through the 18th. It became a hotel in 1991, and the staff is amenable to making arrangements for special occasions or to accomodate individual needs.
9. Rokosowo Castle Hotel
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Rokosowo Castle, built in the 1800's, was once the home of a count. Located in Leka Mala, it is about 100km south of Poznan. It offers on-site dining, beautiful grounds, a game room, fitness room, sauna, and period-style interior.
10. Bytow Castle Hotel (Hotel Zamek in Bytow)
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Bytow, about 100km from Gdansk, is the home of this medieval castle. The south wing of the castle, or the "Duke's House," is where guests stay. Explore the nearby museum and the town, which contains two historic churches.
11. Jablonna Palace Hotel (Palac w Jablonnie)
Jablonna Palace Hotel, from the 18th-19th centuries, is surrounded by garden and park area. The rooms are furnished with antique replicas, and original art and sculpture is featured within the palace walls. A gallery of modern art is located on the grounds, and classical music concerts are held in the evenings. The restaurant's walls are decorated with 18th century frescos. Jablonna Palace is an art lover's getaway.