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“Butlins on steroids”
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Golebiewski
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Mikolajki
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 23, 2013

If Sir Billy Butlin had ever met Lenin, this landlocked leviathian would have been their love-child.
It's gigantic; the spa could accommodate a pair of whales with room to spare, and the breakfast-room is the size of an aircraft hangar.
It's a fave location with Russians, who apparently love aqua-parks in hotels, so you'll encounter lots of rich and rude show-offs from the USSR. Quirkily, it's also very popular with less well-off and affable Poles, and inevitably in this area of Poland, you'll encounter regiments of Germans.
Unfortunately - for anyone not fluent in those three main languages - it can be a challenge; talking to reception, trying to enter the buffet room or even just buying a beer at the bar.
Inevitably, especially for solo travellers from abroad, the linguistic frustrations are compounded by a sense of isolation in this giant complex.
Admittedly, the rooms are built on the same grand Communist era scale, and I believe each has a balcony, but I found the experience overwhelming.
Maybe if I'd been able to sleep, I'd have considered a four-star rating, but the sound of the poor kid in the next bedroom (seemingly left alone by his parents with whooping cough) and the Euro-trash music coming from the night-club kept me from dreamland until well after midnight.
If you have kids, and want to be in the heart of the lake district, then maybe it's for you, but the size and the language issues still do need to be considered.

Room Tip: One near the lifts will save you a 100-metre walk.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

I was at the hotel for a business event. This enormous hotel (big enough probably for the whole population of the adjacent town to fit in) is basically a friendly Polish version of a big american style resort hotel. There is a whole leisure pool with slides, a small bowling alley, and spa etc so when the weather is cold (i.e. November to May!) you can have a great time inside. The food is fine with a lovely diverse buffet for breakfast and the main meals with plenty of nice Polish dishes. Again fitting in with the Polish way of life you can have your main meal mid or late afternoon if you want ('Obiad').The rooms are enormous and have balconies. Outside there is tennis and horse riding. Above all there is the beauty and peace of the great lakes beside the town, and of the whole region. The only drawback is that it can be bit of a hike from the main areas to your room. Overall the feeling is a bit like being on a stationery cruise ship, but it is relaxed and very comfortable without being aggressively luxurious.

Room Tip: My room 503 had a great view out over the lakes. Others looked in onto other buildings. I think the...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is not a hotel to recommend for quiet vacations or week-end. Build as a giant enterprise, huge and centric around mass market it can be a place to have a corporate event. Strangely enough it attracts still a lot of families with children - maybe because of swimming pools and fun park... If you are member of family that prefers crowd of others, guests from eastern countries, "new rich" class then feel free to visit... All others can find places in Mazury that are much quieter, nicer and worth the money spend...

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

This hotel is great for families with small children as the water park is complimentary during your stay which I personally think is a much better value than staying else where & paying by the hour to enjoy the fun of water rides. Rooms are spacious & clean, breakfast has nice variety. Not far from the town with a lot of bars & restaurants. Great for a weekend away.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

If you want to spent a nice, relaxing time with family and/or friends this is definitely NOT the right place. I don't know how many rooms they have but for me too much. I do not like thousands of people's rooms that most probably have paper walls and food that your stomach will remember for a quite long time (heavy with luck of taste) and service like in early 80'. I bet you can find much nicer place in Mikolajki.

Room Tip: If you have to sleep there ask for a room at at the end of corridor in a quite area.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

Stayed for a night with friends and enjoyed every bit of it. Great water park and entertainment club with bowling, billiards and other facilities. Great club at night with nice music. Large breakfast buffet. The hotel is huge, with many stairways and corridors because different parts of the hotel were built in different times(one of the parts was being built right next to our room window which was very disturbing), we almost got lost a few times. Few minuses as our room ceiling started leaking and the hotel phone wasn't working and it was dangerous to go on the balcony because of various construction waste flying right out of the balcony by day time.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

family getaway for the weekend, a lot of activities for kids - a large water park, lots of swimming pools, various saunas, artificial sea wave, the rooms very pleasant, around town Mikolajki, harbors, taverns, you can board a ship on the lakes of Mazury, hotel mini golf field, the park is ideal for walks

Room Tip: very nice rooms with views of the lake Talty
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Golebiewski

Address: ul. Mragowska 34, Mikolajki 11-730, Poland
Location: Poland > Northern Poland > Warmia-Masuria Province > Mikolajki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Mikolajki
#2 Luxury Hotel in Mikolajki
Price Range: $174 - $221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Golebiewski 4*
Number of rooms: 668
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