Discover the best hotels in Grodek nad Dunajcem, Lesser Poland Province, Southern Poland including Lemon Resort Spa, Koszarka Venue & SPA, Na Wzgorzu Family Resort, Pensjonat Cztery Pliszki, Dom Wczasowy Stalownik, Dom Weselny Bartpol Family & Spa, Sloneczny Cypel.
4 based on 226 reviews
Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Grodek nad Dunajcem, Lemon Resort Spa is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its romantic environment and proximity to great restaurants, Lemon Resort Spa makes it easy to enjoy the best of Grodek nad Dunajcem. You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer air conditioning, and you can stay connected during your stay as Lemon Resort Spa offers guests free wifi. The hotel features a 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and room service. Plus, Lemon Resort Spa offers a pool and an on-site restaurant, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available. While in Grodek nad Dunajcem be sure to experience nearby French restaurants such as Restauracja Lemon. Whether you’re traveling for business, pleasure or both, Lemon Resort Spa is sure to make your visit to Grodek nad Dunajcem one worth remembering.
First piece of advice. Do not go to southern Poland in the winter if you care about your lungs. The acrid smog caused by industry, as well as household heating dependent on old furnaces burning coal and wood, is all encompassing. At times it feels like one can taste most of the elements of the periodic table. First Impressions When we arrived at the Lemon Resort Spa and stepped out of the car (you definitely need a car to get here and to travel around), we were greeted by the sounds of crashing bowling pins even before we stepped foot into the main lobby. This was slightly surprising as we thought we were booked into a wellness hotel, not an arcade. The reception desk is situated right next to the two bowling alleys and games room. Alas we did not receive bowling shoes to use during our stay. I do not know what substances the architect was using whilst designing the main building but I suspect it was meth. With the website not offering many options whilst booking, we asked during check-in whether there was any possibility to change to a Deluxe room category on the lake, but were quickly told that it's not possible. Having read some reviews later, it seems that we dodged a bullet by not staying there. Room Before entering the room we spent 5 minutes trying to open the door with the keycard and twisting lock. We never really figured this out throughout our stay. The Premium room is spacious at first glance with ample space to throw around our clothes and other necessary travel accoutrements, but in reality it seems the builders and decorators were instructed to keep the costs as low as possible. The wardrobe must be a prime example of shoddy workmanship, the sliding doors kept getting stuck, and the shelves are in all the wrong places (see photo). The space to hang jackets is only really long enough for a shirt, whilst the longer space next to it was deemed only fit for a towel rack and umbrella. The bed was formed from two single beds pushed together, there was no option to book a double bed. Pillows were lumpy. Plug sockets were hidden behind the bedside table, and the bedside lamps in constant danger of sliding off the table (also see photos). The shutters were a great feature, and the radiator was handy for drying wet items. In keeping with the 'low cost' theme, the light switches had little drawings for stairs, which was a bit puzzling. The underfloor heating in the bathroom was a nice touch, especially given the freezing temperatures outside. However the tiny showerhead was disappointing, despite good water pressure. The shampoo and shower gel dispensers remind me of a community leisure centre. I understand and appreciate the eco credentials of having refillable containers as opposed to single use toiletries, but this just looked and smelled very average. No damper on the toilet seat is also a minus. Seeing as the rooms are in separate accommodation blocks scattered along a little peninsula, we were expecting privacy. However staying in the room is a voyeuristic experience as a garden shed has better sound insulation. We could hear our neighbours' conversations, showers as well as flushing toilets. So much for a relaxing stay. As we arrived in the evening after dark, we could only really appreciate the lovely view onto the concrete block house in front of our balcony when we woke the next morning. We could glimpse the lake if we stood on the bed. There was no 'partially obscured view' option on the website, but the receptionist did inform us our view would be limited at check-in. Restaurant We enjoyed dinner in the restaurant on the first evening, I ate sous vide duck breast which was excellent. Maybe the portion was too small (did not get a full breast) but it was perfectly cooked and very tasty. See, not all negative here! The pistachio tiramisu was also very good. Price wise it wasn't too bad, 61PLN for the duck, but you can check out the full menu yourself on their website. On another occasion we ordered a Vegan pizza with tofu to our room but it came slightly lukewarm and did not taste like much. The breakfast buffet was pretty good, lots of choice for the meat eater and vegetarian / vegan alike. Can’t speak much to the quality of the vegan offering as the only foods from the section I tried were peanut butter and vegan chocolate spread (i think it may have had bananas in it). Breakfast started at 8am, so it was frustrating that often by 8:15am the station where you can order omelettes, scrambled eggs etc was still empty, and yet there was a gaggle of staff chatting in other areas. Also poached eggs were translated as 'jajka sadzone', which is in fact fried eggs. Google Translate anyone? The coffee was disgusting; burnt and bitter. Beetroot juice was very nice. Leisure Complex The leisure complex comprises an indoor and outdoor pool, jacuzzi, squash courts, gym, and wellness area. It is located in the lower ground floor of the main building, where the restaurant and above mentioned bowling alley are. In order to get there you have to walk through the main entrance. We knew this when booking, so cannot have any reservations, but I would be reluctant to go to another hotel with such a configuration in the future. It's a bit annoying having to get fully dressed in your warm winter jacket, just to walk a minute to get into the spa area and have to change back again, and then repeat on the way out. I didn't use the squash courts or gym equipment, but there were quite a lot of free weights, bars and racks, along with the standard cardio fare of treadmill and bike. Much better than a standard hotel gym. Also did not go into the indoor pool or jacuzzi as most times it was busy with kids. The views from the indoor pool area were really good, especially at sunset. We did have a quick dip in the outdoor infinity pool, which is not heated in the winter. No chance to swim in the lake as it was completely frozen over, but not sure we would want to given the amount of rubbish we saw stuck in the ice. First impressions of the wellness area were generally positive. The separate male/female changing rooms lead to a small corridor that has a door to the indoor pool area, and another to the wellness area. There is an antechamber with a water fountain and cups along with some seating. One door leads to a Teznia Solna (graduation tower in English, but this does not really describe what this really is). Think of a wooden salt cave with some deckchairs in it. Quite relaxing. The main wellness area has one steam room at 65C, a 45C herbal sauna, infrared sauna, 80C dry sauna and a 95C dry sauna. There is also one shower with a bucket for cooling off, as well as another with just a normal showerhead. Two stone lounge chairs, a stone table / sitting area, as well as two sinks with faucets for feet complete the set up. Everything is well made to a high standard. The saunas / steam room are big enough and at a good consistent temperature. Perhaps it would have been a good option to have buckets and ladles with water to throw onto the sauna rocks as most people were using cups, from which it is easy to get burnt by the steam. There is a 'no swimming costume rule' (wrap yourself in a towel), but this is written in small print in the antechamber. As a result more than half kept their swimming costumes on. Didn't know Poles were so prudish, I thought it was only Anglo Saxons. There was usually only one person tending to the spa, and I think most of the time they spent in the little reception area outside. As a result there were towels and empty cups strewn everywhere. Kids were running around, despite a no under 14's rule. As opposed to the room, being in the wellness area allowed one to explore their exhibitionist tendencies, given the proclivity of smartphone usage inside by the guests. One day the shower drains in the wellness area were blocked and there was ankle deep standing water - yuck. We opted against the overpriced spa treatments as the rates were similar to London. We did however get an ice ball with essential oils for the sauna. Highly recommend this, as the eucalyptus and citrus really cleared our sinuses. Conclusion The Lemon Resort Spa hooks you in with a snazzy website but we were left really wanting after our stay. From the website: "Lemon Resort Spa is a combination of design and modern architecture integrated into the picturesque landscape of Lake Rożnów. The boutique character of the place creates a comfortable and cosy atmosphere." Yes, the lake is picturesque, but an idiot must have led the design as the whole complex was neither comfortable nor cosy. We slept poorly every night. The room was something I might expect from a cheap Airbnb, not a wellness resort that claims to have 4 stars. I doubt the staff know much about the concept of customer service. It seems the requirement to get a job is the ability to carry a plate. I would put the blame squarely on the management and lack of adequate training and hiring practices. There never seemed to be any staff over the age of 21. For a hotel that was full for the New Year holiday period you would expect some senior staff at hand. I imagine the town and surrounding areas come alive more in the summer, especially with activities on the lake. If you want to go to a restaurant other than at Lemon then you have to drive, same goes for any other activities. Also a lot of the nearby 'resort' towns are run down shells, decades past their glory days. It is possible to find decent food for a good price, but you really need to look hard. The hikes and views can be magnificent, but again spoiled by the air quality.
3.5 based on 15 reviews
The staff were very friendly and helpful here, which is of course always great! The food overall was reasonable, there were some nice Polish dishes such as pierogi and Kotlet (schnitzel) and some, which I didn't think were as good, but the food and drink prices were very reasonable, so we ate there every night I think! Breakfast wasn't bad either, there was a reasonable selection available, although it was pretty similar each day. In terms of facilities, I'd say this is one area that needs to be improved. The key thing missing is of course a swimming pool, there is a hot tub available, but a pool would make a huge difference. Additionally I'd say the children's play equipment needs some additions, its largely aimed at very small kids and could do with a few extra bits for slightly older children (or even a dedicated playroom). We stayed in a chalet, rather than in the main hotel and it was nice enough, seemed fairly new, albeit it hadn't been cleaned properly on arrival, with dust everywhere. The shower also leaked, but they did give us some extra towels to soak up the water (not ideal, but it wasn't the end of the world). The decor was simple, but nice and the bedrooms were perfect for us (2 adults, 1 child) and having the living area downstairs meant we could stay up, after our little one was in bed. The only real annoyance with the chalet is that the lake view was through the window by the stairs, whereas if they had reversed the internal layout, the view would be by the dining table, which would make much more sense!!! The terrace outside was nice to sit on, in the evenings and ours had a partial (but still reasonable) lake view, however be careful as some chalet's have no lake view and this would be pretty annoying if you wanted to sit outside. The only other thing to mention is that the chalet's (oddly) don't have cooking facilities, although you can hire a portable stove (I think). It wasn't a big deal for us, as the food in the restaurant was nice and well priced, so I doubt we would have cooked anyway, but it may be of interest to others. In terms of location, it was about a 20 minute walk into town (with a small child, it would be much quicker for adults on their own, or with bigger children), so that's not the end of the world, however be warned, there really isn't much else around the local area (apart from a shop, which was actually well stocked for anything we wanted). There are buses, however they only run once or twice an hour and frustratingly there is no local taxi service! That caught us off-guard as I didn't even think to check, I just assumed there would be a small local firm, but the nearest one is in Nowy Sacz, which is about a 30 minute drive away (if the traffic is good...which it often isn't), this means a local taxi would not only take a long time to get there, but also charges a lot (by local standards). Overall I think this venue has a lot of potential, but I think they need to spend a bit of money and improve their facilities to really attract more guests and (perhaps wishful thinking here) invest in improving the marina and beach (which I got the impression was owned by the same people, but may be wrong). If all that was done, then it really would be an attractive place for people to stay near Grodek nad Dunajcem!
5 based on 2 reviews
Idealnie miejsce dla rodzin z dziećmi. Czysto , smaczne śniadania. Miła obsługa. Polecam. Super basen z wydzielonym miejscem dla dzieci. Miejsce znajduje się w centrum Gródka co również jest plusem. bardzo fajne miejsce.
5 based on 1 reviews
Super lokalizacja dla ceniacych spokoj i cisze! W poblizu sklep i restauracja. Piekne widoki! Pokoje dobrze wyposazone i bardzo czyste. Bardzo przyjazne miejsce rodzinom z dziecmi. Nie bylo problemu z lozeczkiem turystycznym i posciela dla malucha. W Pensjonacie znajdowalo sie rowniez krzeselko do karmienia. Piaskownica wyposazona w sprzety dla malych budowniczych i basen rowniez bardzo na plus :) Bardzo mila i pomocna wlascicielka. Na pewno jeszcze wrocimy :)
3.5 based on 4 reviews
Polecam wszystkim, bardzo miła obsługa i pyszne urozmaicone jedzenie, piękne widoki z pokoju, cena razem z całodziennym wyżywieniem bardzo niska, polecam wszystkim , woda w jeziorze czysta, no i kawiarenka na miejscu z dużym wyborem
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