Going on holiday to Poland for 2 weeks to stay with Family, we wanted to treat ourselves and them to a relaxing few days away.
With the Spa facilities we were drawn to Hotel Duo Spa and booked for £50 per night with Breakfast and Spa Access. Even without the Spa access this was a bargain. All the staff were extremely friendly and genuine. Check in was seamless and set the tone for the rest of the stay. Were given 2nd floor rooms bang in the middle of the hotel with fantastic views out over the lake, whilst being within perfect distance of the Spa and reception.
Room had all the facilities we could ask for with fridge, tea/coffee making and a decent wardrobe. Clean, well kept and with a gorgeous room scent from a room spray they must have just prepared for us. Large bathroom with powerful shower and all tastefully designed. Wow!
Breakfast was vast and all fresh. Cereal, yoghurt, a selection of meats & cheese, salmon, tuna, sausage, rolls and bread, fruit. All the coffee styles you could imagine and fresh juice. My goodness the breakfast was amazing!
Spa was impeccably clean, with a nice compact swimming pool, jaccuzi with views of the lake, a steam room and sauna. All the key components for a relaxing time.
We hired bikes for the day for 20zl each and with miles upon miles of safe cycling tracks through the woods behind the hotel, we had an amazing time exploring. Highly recommend doing this.
The food in the restaurant was again fresh, well presented and above all satisfying. I had Duck, which literally melted in my mouth with a White chocolate Fondant for dessert which was the best desert I have ever tasted in a restaurant. Crispy on the outside and warm, creamy and simply divine on the inside.
So as all good things come to an end we had to leave Hotel Duo Spa but there has not been a day since we returned that I have not thought about our stay. I could not have asked for anything else to make the stay better. Planning our next stay next year, for longer though!
If you need a short break, spend a weekend in this hotel. It's best to go there before (or after) high season, which means July-August and all public holidays. The hotel itself is comfortable and clean, staff helpful and the best of all - it's almost in the middle of nowhere. Take long walks around artificial lake or in the woods. If warm, swim in the lake, if not - in a nice hotel pool (not big, but enough). SPA section is also worth visiting. And the view on the lake - splendid.
But I haven't mentioned the best. FOOD. Start your day with a fine breakfast, and come back for dinner... My recommendation: beef cheek or potato pancake with goulash. The cooks they have - geniuses!
My high recommendation for those who need to rest somewhere away from the noise of a city.
We stayed at this hotel for 1 night. Upon arriving we had a positive impression of the hotel and it's position on the lake is superb. We were shown to our rooms and were a bit disappointed that they weren t with the lake view. However rooms are large and equipped with hairdryer and other necessities. It was nice to stroll outside the hotel. Since it's not in a village we found it hard to find a nearby restaurant so decided to eat there. food was very good but whereas the pasta dishes were a good portion , those of us who had chicken had a very small portion. Waiter served us well. We used the pool and although it's not big it's ok if there aren't too many people at once. Jacuzzi was nice too. Breakfast was ok but nothing grand. It was a peaceful stop on our journey down to zakopane but only for 1 night since there isn't much to do in surrounding area. And ask for a lake view room when booking cause it's a real disappointment to be on the lake and not have a room with the view
I have been a frequent visitor here for the last 2 months, December 2012 and January 2013 which as a repeat visitor probably tells you more than I can write here. The rooms for me have always been clean and for my liking much too warm although some people might like that in a Polish winter. The spa itself is great with a very hot sauna, newly finished steam room, pool and jacuzzi. The spa also has a range of treatments that seem to be very good value for money but I have never actually tried.
The restaurant is very good although you may not get exactly what you ordered, it will be close to what you expect to get. That said every meal I had there was very good so no real complaint from me on that although the sometimes slow service is the reason you need to be a little serene.
The big question is would I go back and the answer is a definite yes, 5 weeks at this hotel in the last 8 and I will be there again in February without question.