The fairytale surrounding of the Greater Poland National Park, inspiring interiors and the ultimate pampering in the award winning spa... If that doesn’t sound enticing enough, then the culinary recreations of old Polish dishes will add the missing ingredient.
The thatched roof and whitewashed walls of the exterior give little away of what to expect inside. The modern design here shines with wood, glass and natural materials mixed with some Philippe Starck touches. And all this just a short drive from a buzzing city of Poznan.
Rooms: 19 Rates: Double rooms from 349 zł including breakfast Check in: 14:00 Check out: 11:00 Facilities: Free parking, spa (swimming pool, sauna, steam room, hot tub, aromatherapy, relaxation room), free internet, deck chairs, bike and nordic walking poles hire.
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The rooms don't have specific numbers and guests are led to their bedrooms with a colour coded floor map. All rooms are individually designed yet in keeping with overall style of clean lines and plenty of neutral colours.
We like the open plan white room with a bathtub, natural wood, muted colours and the airy feel.
Bring swimming costume to make full use of the spa with a pool.
Good to know
Every Tuesday guests can enjoy outdoor yoga lessons.
It is worth keeping in mind that HOT_elarnia can be a wedding venue of choice at times and it is a good idea to check for such events before planning your dates.
The creative menu prides itself on return to the old Polish traditions and fascination with the regional Wielkopolska cuisine. The signature dish is duck served with dumplings and red cabbage, also worth trying is the goose and wild boar goulash with kasha. The dishes are beautifully presented and prepared from the highest quality local products.
The interior in keeping with the rest of the hotel has monochromatic hues with fun elements in an ultra-modern form whilst the service is friendly and low key.
Multi award winning spa is worth every moment.
The award winning multifaceted spa is undoubtedly a highlight. Featuring a mosaic glass lined swimming pool, large sauna, steam room, hot tub, treatment rooms and a cafe. The star of the spa is the massage and treatment menu that should leave you suitably serene to face the world again.
Children are very welcome here. The fantasy decor makes it extra fun with trees "growing" in the lobby and the restaurant where any fan of "Where the wild things are" will be impressed. The restaurant, in addition to the kids menu, has a play corner which every kid and parent alike will appreciate. The spa is another highlight being accessed by a long lit tunnel and boasting paddling pool, kids area and swimming classes on request. The hotel can provide cots, family rooms and babysitting services.
Children up to 3 years old stay free and up to 12 years old stay at half the price.
The hotel is 16km away from the centre of Poznan and accessed in 30 mins or so drive (by 430 road), taxis in town are also plentiful for anyone without car. There is free parking at the property.
The beautiful setting is created primarily by the vicinity of the Wielkopolski National Park, which is only a stones throw from the hotel. With about 220 species of birds there is plenty of bird watching to be done, look out for kingfishes and black woodpeckers.
Eager tennis players can practice at the nearby Angie Tennis Centre (1km away). Also in the area there is horse riding as well as fishing, sailing and swimming in the local Jarosławieckie Lake (3km away).
Kids will love the Museum of Arkady Fiedler dedicated to life and work of this famous traveller with exhibition of exotic animals, magic masks exhibition and fascinating "Garden of Tolerance" that surrounds the property.
Find out about nearby Poznan's highlights including best places to see, eat, drink and shop in our Guide to Poznan.