We were visiting Urszulin for a week in order to visit the places nearby that my wife's father lived in approximately 100 years ago before he migrated to the U.S. We traveled there with my wife's sister and husband.
The Zajaz Drob hotel was recommended to us by a man in Poland who we knew of through my wife's genealogical society. It was arranged that he would be spending a day with us touring the area and helping us find the property he lived it. (We were successful!) This is a rural area comprised of many small villages.
We emailed the hotel before we left the U.S. and made reservations. Once we arrived in Warsaw and drove the 4 hours to Urszulin, we easily found the hotel. The structure on the outside twas charming but we were as delighted with the interior. The rooms were slightly on the small size as are most hotels in Europe, but very comfortable and adequate for our 6 night stay.
The restaurant was one of the best we have ever eaten in anywhere. I realize that is a strong statement but it was that good. The food was wonderful and the portion sizes were such that after the first night we began sharing one plate between two of us. The meals were served quickly and the service was outstanding. The wine and local beer were all good. English is not spoken very well here. But a combination of a few words they knew in English, a little sign language and we managed just fine. The people there were wonderful and tried their very best to assist us in any way. Language problems? Not really!
It is unlikely many will visit this area because of its rural setting but that is too bad because this part of Poland has a unique charm. This was 1 week out of 3 that we spend in Europe. After we left Urszulin we cruised from Athens up the Dalmatian coast to Croatia. Yet our stay in this small part of the world may have been the highlight of our trip.