For Lux Recharge
Looking perfect and pristine in its white-on-white colors, there’s a purity to Arte that realigns the soul. The regionally accented accommodation is swank but engaging with earthy, little touches that add a ‘sense of place’.
Hemmed in by billiard green lawns and rippling lakes, the highlights are many: after a dip in the indoor infinity pool, maybe some wine on the terrace or a trip to the spa. Working with luxury brands such as Valmont, their cosmetologists leave guests feeling new.
Doubles from zł. 950
For Spiritual Enlightenment
Occupying a generous estate, lodgings are spread across a 19th century stable complex and 15th century palace.
Unpack the bags and let the madness sink in: visit the Roman baths (feat. an ice-salt orchard, grotto and a ‘shower of sensations’), or explore their so-called ‘meditation garden’ – among other oddities, find a stone circle, ‘power spiral’ and a pyramid of Horus in ten hectares of landscaped gardens filled with burbling streams and ancient oaks. Spirituality is serious business here, there are even Tibetan gong concerts held at weekends!
Doubles from zł. 280
For French Charm
Uroczysko Siedmiu Stawów
Created in collaboration with the acclaimed French bodyworks brand L’Occitane, there’s a style about Siedmiu Stawów that brings to mind Provence: inside this 16th century Renaissance castle, interiors have a rugged chic about them with plenty of exposed stone walls and hefty timber touches.
Be pampered inside vaulted spa chambers before heading out to explore the spectacularly bucolic grounds.
To spoil yourself, book the prestige senior suite: here, a chic modern interior gives way to a wooden-decked terrace with a bubbling jacuzzi.
Doubles from zł. 530
For Sheer Choice
Set down (then up) a steep valley road that’s bloodcurdling in style, Arłamów once functioned as a top secret commie hideaway – poor Lech Wałęsa served out his house arrest here in the 80s. A vast (and we mean vast) new wing has been added since, and the place is now awash with top-class facilities: a 9-hole golf course, tennis courts, equestrian center, an immense swimming pool and a ‘sauna world’.
Swooning views of the deep, rolling hills of Bieszczady make it all the better.
Ustrzyki Dolne, arlamow.pl
Doubles from zł. 340
For Modern Living
Intelligently integrated into the rocky, hilly landscape, Poziom 511 could easily pass for a Bond villain’s lair. The design is minimal at times, bold at others, with the overall vibe feeling cool but energetic.
Spa treatments are based around products by leading brands such as OPI and Ericson Laboratoire and involve innovative cosmetic treatments that blur the line between aesthetic medicine.
Away from the ultra-modernity of 511, the ruins of the medieval Ogrodzieniec Castle stand 300 meters away and provide a striking contrast.
Doubles from zł. 315