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Ancient capital Kraków is known for the Wawel, an impressive castle/cathedral complex from which the country was once run. And Warsaw is known for what happened here during the war. But what about charming Gdańsk? The maritime city with a medieval heart, and easy access to the Polish Baltic coastline. And what about the Carpathian Mountains? Dotted with open-air ethnographic museums and old wooden churches. Or one of Poland's nine national parks? From the lake-district peace of Mazury to the stunning, snow-capped Tatra Mountains? And there are many more choices besides, so before you choose the best places to stay in Poland, you need to prioritise the ever expanding itinerary.
Dramatic history, impressive architecture, wonderfully heart warming food, cities with life and soul, and unspoiled countryside. Many travellers are aware of some of Poland's appeal, but not everyone can see beyond the visible reminders of its complicated history. And that goes for pre-WWII history as well as the war.
If you're looking for more than a city break then it's worth trying to visit both Poland's major cities, and after that to see some of her natural beauty.
Białowieża is a good place to do the latter, this is Poland's oldest national park, and also the original home of the European bison - Europe's largest land mammal. It also has pockets of truly ancient forest.
Mazury, the 'great lakes district' is another beautiful sight, with its rolling, green hills and mirrored lakes, and there are plenty of charming little villages to choose from here.
If you're visiting Poland for the country's drama, then the alpine Tatras will be more to your liking, with their towering peaks and steep, rocky drops.
Warsaw may not be as beautiful as Kraków or Gdańsk, but the energy and determination it took to rebuild the Polish capital after it was flattened during WWII is still inspiring today's Warsaw. As well as being one of the best places to learn about Poland's dramatic history, Warsaw has Poland's most impressive museums, lively nightlife and an annual cultural schedule packed with interesting events.
Kraków has always been Poland's cultural heart, and it was the royal capital for 500 years. But losing its status to Warsaw is probably what protected Kraków's beautiful Baroque, Gothic and Renaissance architecture from the ravages of WWII. Many of Kraków 's historic treasures can be found around the main square, Europe's largest, and any time spent strolling the streets fanning out from the square will turn up art, artefacts and architecture of the most beautiful varieties.
An utterly charming small hotel overlooking Planty Park on a leafy street. Wood burning stoves, parquet floors, lovely garden. No restaurant but many in the local area. Friendly efficient staff. A really cosy place to stay in an ideal location for exploring the city.
Unique setting in a small 19th-century townhouse. Individually decorated rooms with traditional elegance - creams, pastels, mahogany furnishings. Dinners and conferences are arranged in the atmospheric vaulted cellar. Well situated to explore the city.
A refreshing boutique hotel with Five Star status. Art Deco interiors combine attractive artworks and contemporary classic furnishings. Attractive rooms and suites with all the mod cons, a state of the art spa, and fantastic restaurant. A stylish choice.
A bright and airy 4 bedroom townhouse B&B. Spacious rooms boast stunning contemporary design and interiors complemented with plenty of period features. A fantastic location in the heart of Warsaw, surrounded by bars, cafes, shops and galleries. Perfect for a chic city break.
A completely novel hotel that combines interactive art installation with high end design. Contemporary spaces, none the same, feature all the mod cons and high tech visual art. A concept hotel for art lovers and adventurers.
A show stopping hotel on the edge of Lake Wulpińskie. Handcrafted interiors with minimalist flair reflect the hotel's stark setting. Art-infused boutique rooms with pale woods and private balconies. Wonderful terraces overhanging the lake, delightful food, and fully equipped spa.