Hotel Grand **** Stamary inhabits a magnificent building dating from 1905, designed by Eugeniusz Wesołowski and located on one of the main roads in Zakopane leading to the centre of town.
Stamary was the pseudonym of the then popular opera singer, Maria Budziszewska – who commissioned the hotel and was the original owner.
Today, the Grand Hotel Stamary combines beautiful architecture, stylish interiors and the most modern technical innovations which guarantee the comfort and safety of their Guests.
The guests have at their disposition:
Wellness & Spa with a large variety of treatments, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna centre (Finnish, Turkish and infrared) and cardio studio;
Restaurant with a wide range of European cuisine and special menus for children and those with specific dietary needs;
Lobby Bar serving delicious coffees, teas and drinks in a relaxed atmosphere;
Café with mouth-watering desserts and salads;
Playroom for youngest guests,
Zakopane and surrounding attractions
Zakopane is a Winter sports town and the largest town in the Tatra mountain region. It is unofficially known as the ‘Winter Capital of Poland’. The administrative boundaries of the town also encompass a large part of the Tatra National Park. (From Suchej Wody [dry water] valley to Małej Łąki [little meadow] valley). The number of tourists visiting the Tatras is estimated at 2 to 3 million people per annum.
The town lays at the foot of the Tatra mountains on a plateau (the Zakopane valley). Several mountain streams run through the town to eventually join the White Dunajec river. Zakopane is the highest situated town in Poland. The borders of the town include part of the mountain range whose highest point is Świnica at 2301m (7549 ft). Aside from the National Park, the main part of the town lays at 750-1126m (2461-3694 ft). The central point of Zakopane is the crossing of the pedestrian main street, ‘Krupówki’ with Kościuszki street. To the north of the town is Gubałówka Hill and facing it towers the mighty Giewont mount to the south.
Zakopane and Polish culture
Towards the end of the 19th century Zakopane became an important cultural centre. Several renowned Poles lived in, or visited the town. These included the writer Sienkiewicz, Władysław Orkan [writer], Stanisław Witkiewicz [Polish painter, architect, writer and art theoretician], Żeromski [novelist and dramatist], Kazimierz Przerwa-Tetmajer [poet, novelist, playwright, journalist and writer], Jan Kasprowicz [poet, playwright, critic and translator], Mieczysław Karłowicz [composer and conductor], Karol Szymanowski [composer and pianist], Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz [known as ‘Witkacy’, playwright, novelist, painter, photographer and philosopher] and others. Stanisław Witkiewicz (father) was the creator of the so-called ‘Zakopane Style’ of architecture and helped to establish tourism and mountaineering in Zakopane. In 1873 he formed the Polish Tatra Society whose aims were to propagate knowledge of the Tatras, further investigate and protect the flora and fauna of the region, encourage tourism and support development of the town. Other founding members of the society included Tytus Chałubiński [physician], Father Józef Stolarczyk and Walery Eljasz-Radzikowski [painter and photographer]. Thanks to the society, Zakopane acquired street lighting, a post office and telegraph and the impressive ‘Dwór Tatrzański’ [a large red brick villa in the centre of town – originally a library, theatre and cultural centre].
The expansion of mountaineering and consequent increase in accidents led to the formation of the Tatra Volunteer Mountain Rescue Service (TOPR) in 1909. The founder was Mariusz Zaruski.
Summer tourists, later residents also contributed to the history of theatre in Zakopane. The first recorded performances were by an amateur group consisting of guests, but in 1892 a group of professional actors played in Zakopane. The Association of Friends of Zakopane formed in 1900, initiated a full time amateur theatre and from 1904 a professional season. In Zakopane several renowned actors performed including Helena Modrzejewska, Antonina Hoffman and Irena and Ludwig Solski. The Association of Friends of Zakopane were also responsible for erecting a monument to Tytus Chałubiński and forming the first Sports Society.
Today some of the most important historical monuments in Zakopane are the baroque wooden church and Old Cemetery (Pęksowym Brzyzku) where many famous Poles are buried. There are many fine examples of traditional wooden Highland houses and villas in the ‘Zakopane’ style, for example, Koliba, Pod Jedlami and Atma.
Museums and Art Galleries
The Dr. Tytus Chałubiński Tatra museum
Museum of the ‘Zakopane’ style in the Koliba villa
Tatra National Park Nature museum
Kornel Makuszyński museum
Jan Kasprowicza museum
Karol Szymanowski museum in the Atma villa
Władysław Hasior gallery
Town art gallery
There are many hotels, pensions, sanatoria and guest houses in Zakopane making this an attractive tourist destination. The main attraction is, of course, the Tatra mountains. Others include:
The funicular railway on Gubałówka Hill
The cable car to Kasprowy Peak
Chair lift on Butorowy Hill
The ski jump
The Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz theatreA large number of festivals and folklore events (Tatra Autumn and the International Festival of Mountain Folklore).
The Grand Hotel Stamary offers its guests many other ways to actively spend free time. Take a virtual walk through Zakopane www.zumi.pl Explore cycle routes www.zumi.pl
In addition to one-day trips to various locations in the Podhale region as well as to Slovakia and further afield, we can offer many activities for families or other groups:
‘Strama’ ski school
The rooms are located on four floors of the hotel and can used for individual guests as well as families with children. Most rooms have balconies with views of the Tatra mountain range including Mount Giewont. Each room is furnished with telephone, wireless internet, satellite TV, safe and mini bar. The bathrooms are equipped with shower cabins, hairdryers and a rich selection of toiletries.
Single room from 319,00
Double room from 419,00
Double room + extra bed from 528,00
Premium Double room from 588,00
Suite from 718,00
Suite Premium from 778,00
Daily rates in Polish Zloty (PLN). Room price includes:
- buffet breakfast
- free use of Wellness & Spa grounds: swimming pool, three types of sauna, jacuzzi, cardio studio
- children's playroom (80m2): playground with dry swimming pool, water slide, interactive toys
- local tax
- WiFi internet
- car park
The hotel day begins at 4.00 p.m. and ends the next day at noon.
Wedding of your dreams in Zakopane
Zakopane is a unique place. The town at the foot of the Tatra Mountains for decades it attracts with spectacular views and highland tradition. Mountain landscapes have always been the subject of inspiration for poets and painters. Scenery, unique wooden monuments and buildings are ideal for the wedding of the dreams.
Elegant interiors of Grand Hotel Stamary and unique atmosphere in the hotel restaurant, professional service make us an ideal venue for wedding of your dreams. The hotel provides professional technical support and catering.
The elegant restaurant can host 130 diners in a classically styled interior. It is the perfect place not only to meet friends for dinner or for a family outing but also for banquets, company events or a party.
The large choice of dishes will appeal to all guests. The Head Chef is pleased to present a range of old Polish dishes, regional specialities, vegetarian options and international favourites. The professional waiting staff help create a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere.
A culinary day at Stamary
The day begins with breakfast from 8:00 – 11:00.
The buffet breakfast includes everything you need to start the day right:
- Hot buffet with something for everyone. Scrambled eggs, fried eggs, sausages, white sausage, tomatoes with mozzarella, bacon and other individual dishes on request.
- Cold buffet with a range of cold cuts, cheeses, salads and bread fresh from the oven guaranteed to whet the appetite. Also, a selection of cereals and muesli, yoghurts and light dairy products for those wishing to watch the calories.
- Dessert buffet delicious cakes and fresh fruit (year-round and seasonal), fruit yoghurts and above all, exquisite fresh coffee and fruit juices for the best possible start to the day.
In the afternoon (everyday from 14:00 – 23:00), the restaurant serves an extensive range of dishes à la carte, from traditional to daring. The wide choice can be supplemented by individual orders. Perhaps a favourite dish from childhood or a memorable dish from travels abroad. The chefs will attempt to accommodate all such requests, however please allow 24 hours notice for individually created dishes.
The sommeliers will be happy to discuss and advise on our wine list, so as to select the ideal wine to complement every meal. The extensive range of wines offered in our restaurant is sure to satisfy every wine-lover and their guests.
If you are resident in the Hotel, you may also order from the restaurant in the privacy of your own room.
Room service: from the menu 14:00 – 23:00.
Room service: A cold platter is available 24 hrs.
Table reservations can be made via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on +48 18 20 24 512 (ext.52).
The SPA Centre
In December of 2006, the hotel Gand Stamary opened their new Wellness & SPA Centre. The focus of the centre, which makes a breathtaking first impression, is the magnificent pool with hydrotherapy system in the form of geysers, waterfalls, cascades, under-water massage and large jacuzzi. Keeping their youngest guests in mind, they have also designated a safe play area in the mini pool. Before taking a dip in the pool, why not take a ‘Sensations’ shower. This unique attraction offers a surprising array of settings to stimulate all the senses with colour therapy and the possibility to regulate the power and direction of the water.
An integral part of the SPA is the sauna complex. This includes Finnish sauna, Turkish sauna and infra red cabin which, combined with the relaxation room, leave guests in a calm and relaxed state.
The SPA Centre offers a range of specialist treatments reflecting the needs and desires of our clients and international Wellness trends. They offer, among other things, microdermic abrasion treatments, firming treatments and body modelling. They use only the most up-to-date equipment and natural ingredients and plant extracts such as: seed extracts, flower petals, fruits, algae and sea salts. Of course they have not forgotten the most popular cosmetics and treatments based on caviar, coffee, grapes chocolate and golden pearls.
In the hydrotherapy suite, they offer bathing combined with aromatherapy and specialist balneotherapy programmes. One of the most exclusive forms of improving the look and condition of the skin is ‘Cleopatra’s milk bath’.
A wide range of exotic massages: both relaxing and therapeutic, complete the relaxation process bringing harmony to body and soul.
ul. T. Kościuszki 19, 34-500 Zakopane
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