The charm of Venice in Poland | Hotel Venecia Palace
Behind a majestic Roman Arc, behind the blossoming flowers framing the view, there it is – an oasis of peace, tranquillity – the triumph of architectural beauty. A romantically ornamented bridge overviews the calm waters and the elegant, classical building that can easily transport you to a vintage fairytale. All that, unequivocally resembling the Italian heaven of Venice, the city of 118 islands and 400 bridges. The place I’m describing is of course the gorgeous Hotel Venecia Palace, a picturesque resort located just outside the edges of the lively polish capital, Warsaw, in close proximity to its main airport, Warsaw Chopin (WAW). I have recently been able to pay them a visit and experience the magic of Italian, charming Venice in Poland, so today I wanted to share with you the details.
Hotel Venecia Palace, which we can also call a miniature version of Venice in Poland, is located just outside the city of Warsaw, in a little town called Michałowice. The distance between the hotel and the Warsaw Chopin Airport is solely of 15 km, which makes it a great base for a pre-/-post flight stay while visiting the wonderful country of Poland. On weekdays, it’s possible to use the free shuttle of the hotel to get to & from the airport, upon an earlier reservation. This service is not available during the weekends, however the taxi ride if needed is possible and affordable.
You can also easily access the hotel in your car while driving from any other side of Poland, as the road that leads up to it from both sides is a well-designed highway, with only the last 2-3 km leading up to the hotel being a regular road.
A VENICE REPLICA IN POLAND
From the very first moment you step onto the vast property, you can’t resist the thought of entering a completely different country. The characteristic bridges maybe do not represent the exact ones you will find in the true Venetian culture, but certainly introduce you to the romantic feel and atmosphere you can dive into while walking around the area. The main bridge of the whole complex is ornamented by a golden emblem, a dripping fountain, but the most detailed section of it are the palace-worthy arches, that maybe even more than Venice remind me of a Moroccan architecture or the memorable Hotel IPV Palace Spa in Malaga, Spain I visited as well (You can read about it HERE). On both sides of the bridge, sitting on the soothing waters, you can find two gorgeous sculptures of horses, that in their detail represent the pompous splendor that the owner of the complex wished to depict.
EXOTIC PALACE IN NORTHERN EUROPE
Extremely tall columns, sculptures, golden ornaments over a huge entrance, exotic palms and a stretched out red carpet – all these things made up for a look that we can easily confuse with a Hollywood movie set. I guess it’s not a coincidence then that it was actually a location for many of the movies directed by Poles (and not only). Certainly what we can say about it is that it’s a one of a kind, luxury villa that vividly shines over the otherwise grey architecture of the country.
The other side of the palace is as picturesque as its front door, or even more than that – it casts a shadow over a pier with the most beautiful panorama with a rotunda and a “coastline” with yachts – that if we look closely enough might even let us see the resemblance to the glamorous Monte Carlo (since Venice’s boats are kept in a more classical, less modern style usually – while the Monte Carlo’s coast is covered in tons of modern yachts).
DRIFTING ON THE CALM WATERS
What would the Venice in Poland be without the possibility of a short sailing on its waters? There are actually many ways you can balance yourself on the waters of this venetian-like complex. There are a few kayaks docked right by the main bridge (unfortunately they haven’t yet been ornamented to resemble gondolas), water bikes and yachts – free to use by the guests of the property. During the summer and the warmer spring season, it certainly is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon in the proximities of Warsaw.
INSPIRING EVENINGS STRAIGHT FROM A FAIRYTALE
It’s hard for me to say whether I have seen more beauty in the place during the day or during the evening, with the nightlights romantically ornamenting the entire pier and even the bridge itself. For those who seek inspiration for their creative lives, perhaps working in an industry that requires an artistic touch or who simply love to appreciate the finer sides of life, an evening stroll in a place like this will be a great muse.
CLASSICAL SCULPTURES AND INTERIOR DESIGN GEMS
I have personally fell in love with the little classicist corner right by the restaurant, where the elegant sofas and the sculptures depicting men supporting the ceiling add a very vintage-luxury touch to the place. The art represented and stretched over the circular wall on the other hand, has captured my interest with its attention to tiniest detail and well-represented story. I would even dare to say that when it comes to the interior design, the simplicity and magnificence both in one make this room the most beautiful in the interior of the palace.
It’s not difficult to notice that the interior of the restaurant differs almost entirely from the rest of the palace. Surrounded by many baroque paintings, wooden decor, as well as a museum-worthy stairs, it can easily be a love it or hate it location depending on one’s taste. That is also where the breakfast is served, and the vast choice of it is maybe the best thing about the restaurant itself.
LESS VENETIAN DINING
When it comes to food, I would compare it more to the central Italian regions rather than Venice itself. The menu incorporates entries of salads, meat & fish dishes, as well as deserts. For those who from the Italian cuisine mainly prefer pasta, it might reveal itself to be a problem – since there are no pasta options available. However, for those that don’t see it as a problem, the quality of meals will be surprisingly good – I’ve had the possibility to taste the salmon fillet, as well as a roast beef – which both delighted my palate. The salads, both Caprese and Ceasar with a shrimp twist were incredibly well prepared, with the latter completely stealing my heart for dinner.
APARTMENTS & ROOMS
There are several apartments and rooms across the palace that can be chosen by the guests. Personally, I would say it’s worth spending a little more to get the exclusive apartment with the jacuzzi, as it also features a balcony in most cases, where you can easily watch the sunset from the distance and grasp fresh air. That extra money is so worth it if you want to spend your time in a completely luxury, especially since the regular rooms are kept in a more modern style that doesn’t resemble the Italian splendor of the rest of the resort well. Plus, who wouldn’t want to feel like a goddess stepping out of a Jacuzzi in their private suite? Well, I guess that answers itself.
Hotel Venecia Palace is certainly one of the intriguing points I have so far seen on the map of Poland. Bringing cultures from all across Europe and putting their soul into a palace on the water is certainly something we haven’t seen around here before – and therefore a quick journey there could spark the curiosity of exploring something new, something unusual. Whether this charming replica of Venice in Poland has the atmosphere of the real Venice – I would rather let you answer this question for yourself during your next visit.
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