Marie Curie once said that, 'One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done,' she was a notable visitor to the town of Zakopane.
This town is in the south of Poland near the border with Slovakia, and because of the extremely cold climate it's a popular destination for tourists looking to ski. It's known as the winter capital of Poland, and is near the High Tatras Mountains. It's not just frequented by tourists in winter, it has great hiking trails which are popular in the summer months, and because of this there are many hotels in Zakopane open year round.
Hotel Helios is a two star hotel which is perfect for those visiting Zakopane for skiing. This is one of the few cheap hotels offering a ski shuttle. Hotel Mercure Kasprowy Zakopane is a large three star hotel in a great setting. The hotel also boasts not one, but three restaurants serving incredible cuisine. There are also many facilities guests can make use of including an indoor pool and a fitness suite. Another one of the cheap hotels in this town is Hotel and Restauracja Wersal, which is just two kilometres from the ski-jumping stadium. It offers low-key rooms, most of which have a balcony. Rooms come with complimentary breakfast and there is also on-site parking.
Hotel Rysy is a nice option offering stylish and chic interiors, and located at the foot of the Tatra Mountains. There is a free buffet style breakfast served in the mornings too. The hotel creates a welcoming environment for guests, and aims to treat everyone as an individual. Grand Hotel Stamary is another option and its location is great offering views of the Mountains. The hotel is situated in a stunning building dating from the early 1900s. As with many other Zakopane hotels this one comes with a spa and wellness centre. The rooms are spread over four floors and are furnished luxuriously, complete with modern conveniences. Villa Marilor Hotel and Spa offers luxury from the moment of arrival. It is set in an impressive manor and is just a short walk from the train station. The hotel has an on-site restaurant which is classically decorated, and free breakfast is served here.
Tatra Chalet Zakopane is the perfect option for visitors looking for alternative accommodation and hotels in Zakopane. The chalets are located in a tranquil location, twenty minutes walk out from the centre of Zakopane. They're perfect for people wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle, whilst not being too far out. They offer seven suites all equipped with modern facilities and stylish furnishings. They also have a restaurant on-site which serves many local delicacies. Hotel Belvedere Resort & Spa is another option for those looking at different Zakopane hotels. This hotel is an upscale, high-end resort located just out of the centre of Zakopane. It's on the edge of the Tatra Mountains National Park, in a relaxing and peaceful area.