Planning your trip to Poland, why limit yourself to a clean bed and a bathroom at a typical hotel by a crowded street, when there are so many more options to choose from? Let us take you on a virtual guided tour of the most interesting and unusual types of accommodation in Poland. As we started writing down all our ideas on extraordinary places where you can get a good night sleep, the list got so long that we had to divide it into parts. So sit down, relax and try to picture yourself at one of these places, while you read part 1 of our post on unusual accommodation in Poland.
1. Tsar in the land of the visent
History aficionados, as well as fans of the railway shouldn’t miss the opportunity to sleep in one of the 4 luxurious saloon wagons from the beginnings of the 20th century at Salonki Carskie in Białowieża. Along with the old steam engine, they formed the train in which Tsar Nicholas II used to go to Białowieża for hunts and rest. Beautiful interiors with vintage furniture from tsarist times make the place definitely worth visiting. You can also choose accommodation in the historic water tower of the old railway station.
2. Lake by the sea
If you need to slow down and step away from the daily rush, floating on water will definitely soothe all your senses. A popular Polish seaside resort, Mielno, offers accommodation all year round in comfortable houseboats at HT Houseboats. The boats all have kitchens and bathrooms. Some also have fireplaces, saunas and jacuzzis. Or even a private motorboat.
Enjoy the beautiful view of the Jamno lake, while you sit on the floating terrace. Can you get any closer to nature than that?
3. Dreams do come true
Or maybe you could… if you chose to rest a few meters above the ground, in a tree. That’s possible in Nałęczów at W Drzewach, which offers accommodation in tree houses! Haven’t we all once dreamt of a tree house? Let yourself go back to your careless childhood in apartments suspended over a marvellous gorge, squeezed between trees. Enjoy the cozy interiors, listen to birds chirping. This is one of the places when time slows down in a pleasant way.
4. Down below
You can spend your holidays like fish in a lake, like a squirrel in a tree or… like a mole, underground. That’s what the Bochnia Salt Mine has to offer. The mine started operating in 1251 and ended in 1990. Nowadays it is listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It offers underground accommodation on bunk beds. It might not be the most luxurious thing in the world, but the mere experience of sleeping in an old salt mine, as well as the microclimate can’t be overestimated. What is more, there is a 140-meter-long underground slide that can take you 33 meters down in a quick and fun way!