My job required me to travel all across Eastern Europe. In this case my trip took me to the beautiful town of Jelenia Gora in Southern Poland and the Palac Staniszow.
I stayed one night at the historical Palac Staniszow. The Palace is located outside the city limits of Jelenia Gora in a beautiful valley surrounded by traditional polish houses and gorgeous mountain scenery. Upon entering the hotel, one is instantly greeted with the welcoming scent of aged sophistication and class. Unlike many palace hotels in Poland, the owners of Palac Staniszow have made great efforts to restore the hotel to its glory which existed back at the end of the 18th century. One really feels like they have stepped into the old days of polish aristocratic elegance.
During my stay I was treated to a wide array of traditional polish delicacies in a truly charming setting. I highly recommend, after a satisfying meal sitting down in the restored "den" curling up with a good book and enjoying some of the locally produced "schnapps" offered by the hotel. I myself liked it so much I took a bottle home for my family!
The hotel also has a special focus on culture. Musicians and artists from the surrounding area and also well known individuals from all of Europe come to the hotel to display their works and play at the numerous musical events arranged by the owners. This is all further supported by a separate arts foundation created by the owners to promote the arts at the hotel and in the area.
In addition, the hotel is also orienting itself to cater to spa guests in the future. I am sure that the reputation of Palac Staniszow as a luxury spa destination will quickly take form in the years to come.
The hotel was also honored on the 10th of October 2010 with the Luxury Brand of the Year 2010 award for the category of Hotel as historic building. The prize is designed for the companies, which guarantee the best quality of products and high standard service.
Overall when traveling through southern Poland whether for business or pleasure, it would be a shame not to stay at this artistic gem, nestled at the foothills of the mountains.
My recommendation stands as it is, now go discover for yourselves.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Palac Staniszow is a truly relaxing Poland accommodation . Located in the one of the most beautiful park and palace complex in the Lower Silesia Region is a great starting off point for outdoor adventures. Close by is the Karkonosze National Park , which preserves the local flora and fauna. Guests can spend their time here hiking, biking, skiing, golf and more. You can also spend your time exploring the many tourist attractions in the area. This includes Prince Henryk’s Castle , the Witosza Mountain, the Red Manor, and more. Even a day trip to Prague is possible. Staff at the Hotel Palac Staniszow run sightseeing tours and excursions for guests. The hotel is in a historical building, a late baroque palace that has been restored to its former glory. Surrounding the property is a lovely garden and park, which was designed in the English style, where guests can wander through the lush vegetation, listen to the sound of the fountain, sit out on the terrace, or just get lost for the afternoon. Staff at the hotel is happy to arrange a trip for you around the garden complete with a picnic lunch. Cycling, climbing, and sledding are other ways you can enjoy yourself in the park and the hotel provides all of the necessary equipment. Inside the hotel, there is a restaurant which serves wonderful gourmet cuisine in an elegant setting complete with a fireplace. There is a bar , where you can enjoy a cocktail or a glass of wine. There are meeting rooms, congress facilities, and a ball room if you wish to conduct a function during your stay. Often, concerts and performances are held in the palace for the enjoyment of guests. Other amenities include wireless Internet access . ... more less
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