Escape the boredom of brand-name chain hotels on your visit to Poland by spending a night or two at these quirky places. From ex-Communist eyesores to modern swanky villas to Art-Deco buildings, there will be something unusual on this list for those looking for a peculiar place to rest their heads. Are you brave enough to spend a night in Hitler’s old headquarters?
With a prime position in the heart of Bydgoszcz and located on the island Wyspa Młyńska, Hotel Przystan is a gem of a place to stay. The building itself is admirable, with its curved roof and grassy exterior. The hotel’s interior boasts bright and casual rooms with wood furnishings. The hotel is just a seven-minute walk from the Old Market Square. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the building, and the breakfast buffet is free. There’s also a cosy restaurant/bar/café with a cool view over the river. Due to its riverside location, hiring kayaks and canoes is also possible, and there is an exercise room and sauna on-site.
If you have ever seen the crazy ‘Upside down house’ in the barely known village of Szymbark, you might be intrigued. This unusual-looking house is actually a museum, but this doesn’t mean your chances of a night here are gone completely. Local business owners have opened a simply magnificent hotel with a difference in the village of Symbark. Inside the Hotel Szymbark, you can find curiosities such as a ‘beer spa’ (Łaźnie – piwne SPA) where you pour your own beer while relaxing. The hotel also has a brewery, an exquisite restaurant and a church within the complex. You can enjoy walks through the forest and to the famous ‘Upside down house’.
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