Please imagine - good, quiet location; historical renowed building; nice, cozy rooms; interesting, not to be missed spa; excellent, really Japanese meals; lovely owners! and not only once! We had the same unforgetable stay as always before:)
Hospitable owners, very interesting interiors, stories told by owners about Japan...unique climate, peace and quiet, good and tasty breakfasts. Unfortunately, quite far from the center. However, owners have some discounts at nearby restaurants with traditional cuisine, so you do not need to move far to eat or drink.
Already the outside of the house looks great (it's a nicely renovated 1930's villa)...but it gets so much better when you get inside! To start with, there's a cozy drawing room with a fireplace and a little exibition of Japanese artefacts (the Japanese dolls are all over the place). Each room has a unique name and themed decoration. We arrived pretty late in the evening, but were warmly welcomed by the hosts with a cup of green tea. Despite the mixed weather, everything was great: we were given raincoats and good recommendations of restaurants nearby and we got spoilt with excellent breakfast. The place is best for guests who prefer peace and quiet, it's on the outskirts of Wisla, there's almost no traffic, only you and the surrounding woods :) A great stay, we loved every bit of it! Greetings to the lovely hosts and their cute dog :)…
Well, it is a pleasure to say that Japonica is still as good plcae as it used to be... with fantastic hospitality, magnificent breakfasts and its atmosphere - this is something hardly achievable elsewhere, even halfway. We'll be back!
This was our third stay at Japonica and yet again it was brilliant in every respect. We are addicted to this place - its location, comfort and hospitality are absolutely perfect. The breakfasts are unbeatable. But most of all the welcome is unsurpassed!!!
Somebody might think this is boring to visit same place again and again, but if You look for peaceful stay in great location with magnificent hospitality, good fresh air and good access to hiking trails, this is one of the best, if not THE BEST, place to go. And that's why I keep returning ;) and will do.
... and luckily, it does not change. With our next trip to Wisla we have stayed - obviously - in Villa Japonica, as this is well proved receipe for good sleep, great hospitality, yummy breakfast as good sleep; and I need to confirm it had all happened again :) We have really enjoyed the weather, the (tranquill!!!!) neighborhood, and - obviously - hospitality of our hosts; I am already looking forward to next visits :)
After our last stay in Villa Japonica (see my previous review), we have visited this place four times and it is pleasure to say that all the good things highlighted in first review, are true for all the time. The place is great, in a silent valley far from tourist crowds and close to hiking trails; if You're going to enjoy the nature this is good place to start. The hosts are superb, thanks to their hospitality visit to Villa Japonica is much more than just a weekend tour or tourist trip; if You stay here, You really feel most awaited and honored guest with cozy, familiar atmosphere. My advice: if You plan to visit Wisla and You're seeking for great place for great stay, well, this IS THE GREAT PLACE to stay ;)
Just spent a couple of days at Villa Japonica. Recommend it unreservedly. Hosts cannot do enough for their guests. Charming and generous. Great local information and delicious breakfast. If you're interested in Japan, that's a bonus. Both hosts are musicians, interesting couple, worked in Japan. House is a gem. Three Canadian women
We spend in here 3 nights with my fiancee. It has been one of the most beautiful weekends in many years. The villa is newly renovated and very clean. You can see, that everything here has been done with love and enhusiasm. There are a lot of details, which makes this place unique. Its unique also thanks to the owners, who are very friendly and helpful. We will definitely come back.