HOTEL ST. BRUNO IN GIŻYCKU
Past and present
Hotel St. Bruno was built in a stylishly restored Teutonic castle, which dates back to the 14th century. Over the course of these several hundred years, the building changed its appearance and purpose. Originally built by the Teutonic Crosses, the defensive fortress served as the Renaissance hunting residence of the princes, after 1850 – the headquarters of the Boyen Fortress command.
Between WWI and WWII, when Giżycko – Lötzen was an elite resort. Paul von Hindenburg (later elected President of Germany) turned the building, which until then served as his private accommodation, into a regional museum. The situation has become even worse during the communist period, when the building went to rack and ruin. It was not until 2010 when it was finally restored to become a 4-star boutique hotel, which happens to be the only 4-star hotel in this area.
Hotel St. Bruno combines the exceptional atmosphere of historical site with the precision of contemporary design and latest global trends prevailing in the accommodation industry. Apart from renowned sights as the Boyen Fortress, Water Tower and 19thcentury tenements, St. Bruno Hotel constitutes one of the most characteristic structures resembling of the town’s intriguing history.
Hotel St. St. Bruno Hotel is the integral part of Giżycko – the town labelled as Polish yachting and sailing centre. Next to the Boyen Fortress, the Water Tower or 19th-century townhouses, it is the most characteristic building with an interesting history. The city is also famous for its state-of-the-art and largest yacht port in Masuria. The Hotel itself is located in an unusual place – on the Łuczański Canal, connecting two Masurian lakes: Niegocin and Kisajno, in close proximity to europe’s unique 19th-century rotating bridge, which is manually operated by only one person.
The intimate, boutique character of the hotel will allow you to relax in carefully designed interiors. Their uniqueness was decided by harmoniously selected details: wooden old bales, stylish accessories referring to the 20’s and 30’s, elements of the historic structure of the castle and ancient foundations. La Bibliotheque restaurant, rich in culinary specialties, will provide a romantic atmosphere for every dinner. It will satisfy the appetite of taste and design hunters. Morning jogging in the Oak Forest or pool training in the Spa area will be a dream start to a new day, and calories will be complemented by a tasty and well-balanced breakfast in the Conservatory.
Locally arranged flavours – Restaurant La Bibliotheque
Michał Mazurek, Chef of La Bibliotheque Restaurant, has been involved in the gastronomic industry for 13 years. It focuses on Polish, traditional and, above all, regional cuisine. He is inspired by local and seasonal products reigning on Polish tables. It is characterized by conscientiousness, consistency and excellent organization of work, which translates into the quality and appearance of dishes. For taste, smell and appearance are the key to success.
Leisure in beautiful surroundings – Camping in Giżyck
The hotel has 15 camper stations. Guests using the campsite are provided with a campfire station ideal for summer evenings in masurian climates and a volleyball court for those who want competition and active rest. Direct access to the port gives you the opportunity to take advantage of yacht charters and speedboats. The youngest guests can spend their free time in the modern, certified playground. The whole area is fenced and guarded.
A great advantage of rest on the territory of Port & Camp is the possibility of mooring large houseboot units, motor yachts and sailboats, as well as enjoying all the attractions offered at the Hotel St. Bruno also includes a swimming pool area, a restaurant and a music club.
Port Price List
Parking prices per night:
Houseboat + 2 persons + electricity 75 PLN, price for an additional person 15 PLN
Sailing boat without crew 30 PLN
Motor boat without crew 30 PLN
Camper + 2 persons + electricity 75 PLN, price for an additional person 15 PLN
Car + trailer + 2 persons + electricity 75 PLN
Price for an additional person 15 PLN
Slip 30 PLN
Electricity 10 PLN
Yacht stop (1 – 3 hours) 10 PLN
Long-term stops for boats with hull lengths up to 8m:
Seasonal (01.05.2020 – 30.09.2020) – to be agreed
Monthly 500 PLN
Guided tour of the 14th century castle
Over the course of several hundred years, the building changed its appearance and purpose. Originally built by the Teutonic Crosses, the defensive fortress served as the Renaissance hunting residence of the princes, after 1850 – the headquarters of the Boyen Fortress command. Want to know more?
For organized groups:
Visiting time – approx. 1 hour Time limit set individually.
300 PLN – min group 15 persons up to max.30 persons – 1 guide
600 PLN – pow. 30 persons up to max 60 persons – 2 guides
Summer guided tours of the castle every Thursday and Sunday at 16:00 – only in July and August
adult – 12,00 PLN
child under 14 years – 6,00 PLN
The hotel has: Restaurant La Bibliotheque with access to the castle courtyard, Medi.SPA with 17-meter swimming pool and children’s pool, sauna, prestige room for two, castle playroom, conference and banquet hall, billiardroom, Night Club with 2-track bowling alley, bike rental and Gallery in Baszcie.
On the green area: colorful playground, Port Conservatory with observation deck, barbecue garden on the Łuczański Canal, own yacht port