As candidates for a festive break go, they rarely get more unlikely than Gdynia. But that’s part of the point. If it’s a full recharge you’re after, then consider the Quadrille. Book their 3-night Christmas package (zł. 2,840 per couple) and they promise in return “no Santa, no noise, no kids activities – just delicious food, good vibes and full relaxation.”
It’s no surprise to find them opting for something a little different. Set in its own manicured parkland, this onetime stately home (and former Gestapo outpost…) has been reinvented as a luxury getaway and spa with an Alice in Wonderland motif. Completely unforgettable, Quadrille’s playful design is a hallucination you’ll never want to end.
Yet for all the white rabbits and underground tunnels, the underlying point is dead serious: this is a place where guests want for nothing. You’d be as mad as a hatter to leave, but if you do, then Gdańsk’s Christmas market is fairy tale stuff; closer to your digs, then a bracing walk by the grey Baltic Sea can be oddly refreshing.
ul. Folwarczna 2, Gdynia, quadrille.pl, doubles from zł. 320
(Text: AW | Photos: Quadrille Facebook)