Design Hotel Galery69 is a fabulous lakeside boutique hotel crafted by a narrative of dreams, art and nature, hidden along the shores of Lake Wulpińskie in the Lake District of Poland, Warmia & Masuria. A waterside den nestled in a fairytale scene of placid lake and deep forest, this boutique hotel manages to merge seamlessly in to its serene locale and become it: simple, honest and original, created by loveable locals Małgosia & Wojtek.
With a traditional pitched roof, the building is subtle, clad in whitened wooden planks that brighten in the lakeside sun of Stawiguda. Inspired by natural materials of timber, stone and sand, the designer interiors by Manufaktura 69 languish by the waters with quietly relaxing opaque hues. Galery69 boutique hotel is filled with owner-handcrafted furniture made using recycled materials, paintings and modern sculptures, all of which sit at ease against a backdrop of milky whites, salvaged woods, knotted textiles and simple polished concrete.
Vast windows frame nature itself with panoramic views of the Wulpinskie Lake, whilst Galery69's balconies and terraces with hammocks and deckchairs bathe guests in daytime sun, and bewilder with the famous Warmia & Masuria purple sunsets both in summer and winter.
Galery69 is hub for creative artisans, to think, be silent, and be afreshed anew by nature that bridges art, design and passion, just 2.5 hours drive from Warsaw, with direct flights to Masuria Airport from London's Luton Airport, Berlin and Munich, Warsaw and Gdañsk.
Polish regional dishes have been given the creative touch of the owners bringing a fresh feel to local ingredients - expect regional specialities, Mama's favourite plates as well as Poland's lighter delicacies.
Obviously being waterside fish features prominently, but expect to also be thrilled by local salads variations and twists on classic pastas dishes.
Breakfast is hearty and includes those delicious Polish jams, a little sweeter than usual, and alongside discover the cured meats and cheeses that this rural region has to offer in abundance.
Małgosia & Wojtek Żółtowsky are the creative duo behind Design Hotel Galery69 and their successful furniture company called Manufaktura69. In every sense, the couple have creative dna running thorugh everything that they touch. They are designers, inventors, craftspeople, and exceptionally talented. Their zest for nature is also enviable – hence they chose this lakeside location in Warmia & Masuria to design the Hotel Galery69 – filled with their own hand-built furnishings and imaginative narrative.
The pair are inseparable, have tremendous fun in life and know how to find it. Staying with them is a creative process in itself – and you will leave infused by their passion for this beauty spot.
Surrounded by the dense thick forests of the Polish Lake Districts, Design Hotel Galery69 is hidden in the north-eastern corner of Poland, sitting on the shores of natural beauty spot, Lake Wulpińskie, in the county of Olsztyn, in Warmia & Masuria and close to the town of Stawiguda. The nearest city is Olsztyn with its aged historical centre.
This unique location means that the wilderness of this Polish region is literally on the doorstep, as is direct access to horse riding, sailing, cycling and hiking. In winter the lake freezes over and makes the perfect ice-skating circuit.
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