There’s nothing quite like that warm, fuzzy feeling you get from having a special something to tick off on your calendar. Especially if that special something is a European city break with your loved one.
Where should you go, though? How about a storybook Polish city near the Carpathian mountains with mysterious underground passageways, a majestic castle and plenty of nightlife?
If this sounds like your bag, then snatch up today’s Big Deal for a three-night boutique hotel stay in Rzeszów with return flights from Glasgow included.
Escape to a Polish city for three nights
This Big Deal is for a getaway to the charming university city of Rzeszów in Poland.
The offer includes return flights from Glasgow Prestwick and a three night stay in the 3-star, centrally based Hotel Schanel Residence. It is available from October to March, meaning you can experience Rzeszów in all its autumn, winter or spring loveliness.
The price is for room only accommodation, based on two people sharing a standard double or twin room.
Relax in a central boutique hotel
The 3-star Hotel Schanel Residence is a charming and stylish boutique escape in an excellent central location. Located in a historic 19th century tenement house, the hotel includes a restaurant and free WiFi throughout.
All of the rooms are bright, air-conditioned and individually decorated in dreamy pastel shades. Each has a seating area, flat-screen TV, bathroom with shower and free toiletries. Complimentary mineral water is also provided on arrival.
The hotel is within easy reach of the market square plus a variety of restaurants, cafes and shops. Rzeszow Główny Railway Station and Rzeszow SA Bus Station are also nearby, making it easy to get around.
Straddling both sides of the Wislok River and with a history stretching back to the 13th century, Rzeszow is the largest city in southeastern Poland. As it is a university city, it has all the associated buzz and liveliness you would expect, with a wide range of cafes, restaurants and clubs to explore.
A highlight is the atmospheric, medieval underground passages hidden beneath the central market. Other visitor attractions include the main square with its postcard pretty town hall, the impressive hilltop Lubomirski Castle and the sweeping Piarist Monastery museum.
The Lisia Gora Nature Reserve, perched on a forested hill by the river, makes for a tranquil day out, while quirkier attractions include a magical multimedia fountain and a museum specialising in puppets.
While in Rzeszow, make sure to sample some simple but hearty Polish cuisine, such as bigos (flavoursome stew), golabki (stuffed cabbage leaves) and kielbasa (sausages). Top it off with sernik (cheesecake) or warm Szarlotka (apple pie) with whipped cream.
Hotel Schanel Residence has received plenty of enthusiastic reviews on TripAdvisor, particularly for its cleanliness and the friendliness of its staff. Here are some recent ones, edited for shortness:
‘Love this place. It is very unique. Quiet, very clean, super location. We will come back to the city and its lovely boutique hotel. Exceptional interior design. It is a very clean and quiet place. Its staff are very helpful, accommodating and friendly. Breakfast is paid for but it has so many choices — open buffet.’
‘Brilliant location just off the main square. Free parking on the street outside. The hotel has a boutique feel and the rooms are well air-conditioned. You get a free drink in the attached bar downstairs. Drinks are cheaper here because it doesn’t face right onto the main square.’
‘A boutique hotel with superb service. Located in peaceful area, a small hotel with just 12 rooms and a great service. Rooms are clean and quiet…air conditioning is available in the room which makes the stay on warm days very comfortable. Internet connection is OK and unlimited. Staff are very friendly and provided us with lots of interesting insights of what to see.’
City break with a difference
With its picturesque streets, buzzing nightlife and hearty Polish cuisine, Rzeszów is an under-the-radar getaway that is well worth experiencing.
Explore it with your other half over three nights in a stylish boutique hotel with return flights from Glasgow included.