Thomson Lakes & Mountains currently offer 3 hotels in Zakopane – Czarny Potok, Litwor and Belvedere. We chose the Belvedere because it had better reviews on Trip Advisor, and also because it was the nearest to the national park. The Litwor is right in the centre of town, but we preferred the quieter area that both the Belvedere and Czarny Potok were in. When we booked, Thomson had apparently run out of their allocation of standard rooms, so we had to pay a bit extra for a room with a balcony. This turned out to be a great idea, as we spent quite a bit of our time sat reading on the balcony. We also had both a window and a balcony door, which helped keep the room nice and cool as there was no air-conditioning. Despite only paying for a double room, we ended up with a double and a single bed and therefore had a lot of space for all our stuff. The bathroom only had a shower though, but this wasn’t a problem for us. The hotel guide stated that the mini bar was not to be used for keeping personal drinks in, but no-one actually seemed to mind us using it.
We stayed on a half board basis and so had breakfast in the Wieniawa restaurant and dinner in the Ziemianska restaurant each day. We really couldn’t fault the food and service in either restaurant, but it was particularly good in the Ziemianska. We were offered a 4 course set dinner every night, with only a choice of 2 main courses. We felt that 4 courses were too much, so each night we would only pick 3 off the menu and the hotel were absolutely fine about this. The food was probably some of the best we’ve ever had in a hotel. Our rep offered us the option of swapping one dinner at the hotel for one in the nearby Czarci Jar restaurant, which is owned by the same company. This wasn’t a very good experience though as we had no choice of food and it was just plonked down in front of us. It was also cold in there and the radio was blaring in the background. We wished we had just stayed at the hotel!
We drank in the hotel bar a couple of times and found the vodka to be very reasonably priced, whereas the wine was very expensive. This seemed to be the case everywhere we went though so maybe it was due to import taxes or something. There is a small bowling alley in the U-Boot bar but it cost 60PLN (£12) for 1 hr so we didn’t bother with it. We made a lot of use of the swimming pool complex though – it includes a pool, Jacuzzi, slide, steam rooms and saunas and was very relaxing after a day of walking. The nearest National Park Entrance is only 10 mins from the hotel and the town centre is about the same distance in the opposite direction.
The hotel is very well decorated and maintained and we found the staff to be very efficient and helpful. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone who wants to stay in a good quality hotel in Zakopane.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One of the key assets of the Belvedere Hotel is its regional restaurant, which serves delicious alpine cuisine. Beautiful, decorated as a highlander chamber place with tables and benches made from whitewood, soft cushions on the benches and hand-made figurines of angels and light blue decorations in the fireplace, make a very special atmosphere. The restaurant is connected with a large wooden observation deck which offers a unique panorama of the Tatra Mauntains. Our priority is our guests' comfort. That is why ambiance of the hotel is so important for us, which we believe it is created especially by people working there. We rely on the friendly and efficient staff - the people for whom performed work is their passion. We make every effort to continually improve the quality of our service and thereby provide you with the highest comfort of your stay. Hotel Belvedere is located in the immediate vicinity of the Tatra National Park and one of the most beautiful valleys - the Dolina Bialego Valley. At the same time it is in the center of Zakopane. From its balconies and terrace of Restauracja pod Aniolem is a magnificent panoramic view of the Tatra Mountains - Giewont, Nosal up to Gubalówka. We can say that children feel like home in our hotel and very often they convince their parents to visit the Hotel Belvedere in Zakopane. During several stays within a year, we can see them grow. We know them and they know us. With our young clients in mind, we have created a special program called Trip Kids Zone in each hotel of the Trip Group. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Belvedere Hotel Zakopane