Longing for warmth in these winter days? Visit the famous Polish seaside resort which has a lot in store not only in summer. Luxury SPAs, first-class hotels and a multitude of restaurants offering top quality dishes – all that and more will give you a thrill.
People appreciate the taste of life in Sopot. Tourists come here not only from Poland but from all over the world to enjoy good food, relaxation, fun, culture and beauty. When the high season is over, when the streets are free of the tiring flock of tourists, Sopot shows its more intimate character. Numerous night clubs are still teeming with life but only at the weekends, and they’re full of young inhabitants of Tricity and students. The city recovers its balance, as in the autumn, places where one can listen to jazz music while enjoying a delicious meal and a glass of wine come back into favour. One of them is the legendary Yellow Jazz Club in Dom Zdrojowy in the heart of the city.
Sopot is famous for its beneficial effects on both the frame of mind and health. By enjoying the benefits of iodine, the body gains strength from the very fact of your being by the sea. A walk on the beach, more mysterious than before, will boost the immune system. After such a walk, visiting one of local restaurants and having a hot drink is a must. What about a cup of hot fragrant tea in a place with a view of the rough sea? Sheer magic. But that’s not all. Before Sopot became one of the most popular tourist destinations in Poland, it’d been a resort. Already at the end of the 19th century, the local aristocracy came “by the sea” to repair their respiratory systems. Therefore, in the historic renovated South Park near the Main Square and the beach, there are small fountains with saline water known as “inhalation mushrooms”. A few deep breaths and you will feel as fresh as a daisy.
Modern cosmetology and relaxation treatments will bring about beneficial effects on your health and beauty. The city has about forty thousand inhabitants; yet, there are several SPA centres, including a few luxury hotels offering comprehensive services. The largest ones are Mera SPA, Sheraton and Sofitel Grand Hotel – they are icons visited by the most demanding guests. The newest of them is Mera SPA Hotel situated somewhat further from the busy city centre, near the beach. The hotel offers real SPA ceremonies, in three types: Amber, Pearl and Alga. The specialty of Sheraton is a relaxing warm massage with wasabi and ginger inspired by the Far East. Perfect for winter days. Five-star Grand Hotel is luxury and tradition. Built in 1927, nowadays, the hotel houses a SPA centre, a restaurant, a bar and rooms with a view of the sea or the park – all carefully prepared and tailored to individual needs.
One weekend in the autumn/winter season is enough to discover that Sopot is much more than just a summer tourist destination. It’s a city with class, charming throughout the whole year.