On my recent trip to Poland, I decided to spend a few nights in the relaxing spa town of Naleczow near Lublin. Naleczow only has a few hotels, most of the accommodation is guest houses/villas (“wille”, “pensjonaty”) – still functioning as hotels rather than self catering – which adds to the cute & small nature of the spa town.
I chose the Vitaligs Spa hotel from booking.com – at a very reasonable price of £33 a night for a deluxe room.
The hotel is about a 10 min walk from the main park in Naleczow, up a rural road (you might need to not leave later than 10pm once the sun goes down as it’s a very scenic country road, but pitch black – apart from the moon – in the night). I got accidentally put in a twin room at first, and being on my own I asked about the double room option (as was stated on booking.com – they should make that clearer – and who doesn’t need a double bed!). I was then swiftly upgraded to the apartment – the only one there – and it was a very (!!) pleasant surprise.
The apartment is the size of a large studio flat with a sleeping area (with wardrobe & dressing table) , a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave, hobs and cooking utensils, and a comfortable living area with a sofa, armchair and a nice large flat screen TV. The bathroom was a also a very good size, with a spacious shower cubicle (big enough for 3). The best part by far with the upgrade to the apartment is the huge balcony. Upon approaching the hotel, I wondered where the large balcony belonged to , if it was part of a restaurant area – but no, it actually belongs to the Apartment (bonus!!). So guess where I enjoyed the May sunshine…. yep on my sun lounger.
I got a tour around the hotel from the hotel owner who showed me the bright gym room (windows at all sides) which had a good number of machines as well as a punchbag (which I really should’ve tested out!) – with great views over the gardens area. There’s also seating areas in the gardens, a relaxing swinging bench and a picnic area at the front. Only thing that was missing for me was a pool to relax in (although i did get some relaxation in on the sun lounger on my master size balcony!) – but I hear there might be plans of one in the future – in which case I will definitely be going back there.
Breakfast is included in the room rate & is not bad although having stayed in buffet breakfast hotels, I felt a bit more awkward ordering my own food from the cook – but the scrambled eggs and bread were lovely! You can also get dinner in the hotel (which looks like some of the holidaymakers did) but being served at 6pm, it was more of a late lunch for me so I decided to eat in town.
Being a spa hotel, I obviously had to try out the beauty facilities and I got a fantastic massage from the resident masseur as well as a very relaxing facial from the beauty therapist. There were various water treatments and baths also available as well as other beauty treatments (I was shown a huge comprehensive menu). For the evening, there’s a relaxing ‘parlour’ with a fireplace and sofas where you can chill out. For those like me whose laptop also decides to break as soon as you go abroad, there’s a communal computer (love it!) at the top of the stairs in the hotel – which was empty in the evenings and very useful for organising the journey back & checking in for the flights!
Vitaligs Spa was definitely good value at £33 per night (that’s the price for single use – it’s £50 for a deluxe room for a couple) – especially with getting the amazing upgrade (might be a first come first served thing). And make sure you learn a few words/expressions in Polish to impress the owners with… that might just swing it 😉
Here’s a map of Vitaligs Spa, not a bad walk into town :
Read more about Poland on inlovewithpoland.com.