St. Bruno hotel is housed in a stylishly restored Teutonic castle, the
history of which dates back to the 15th century. For centuries, this unique building structure
served different purposes and has been subject to many modifications. Original Teutonic Fortress was
used as a Hunting Residence Lodge for renaissance princes until the year of 1850, when it was
transformed to a military headquarters of the Boyen Fortress.
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. Castle’s renowned splendour has been heavily affected during the years following WWII, which have cast a shadow over its grandiose appearance. 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. St. Bruno Hotel combines the exceptional atmosphere of historical site with the precision of contemporary design and latest global trends prevailing in the accommodation industry.
St. Bruno Hotel is the integral part of Giżycko – the town labelled as Polish yachting and sailing centre. 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. Giżycko is also famous for its state-of-the-art yachting port, which happens to be the biggest port in Masuria Region. The hotel itself is situated in the exceptional location – towering over the Łuczański Channel connecting two of the Masurian lakes: Niegocin and Kisajno, located within a short distance to the unique 19th century swing bridge, operated manually by just one person. The bridge is one-of-a-kind in Europe.
The exceptional character of the facility has been achieved due to the selection of harmoniously coexisting decorations: old wooden bales, stylish fittings inspired by the design of 1920s and 1930s, characteristic elements of old building and former foundation structures. The restaurant La Bibliotheque priding itself on vast selection of exquisite dishes will create the pleasant ambience during romantic dinners and is sure to fulfil the expectations of even the most demanding connoisseurs of taste and design. Sport enthusiasts will be delighted at the possibility of starting their day with a morning jogging session in Oak Forest or swimming in the spa area. If you look for a pleasant way of compensation for the calories burned, we highly recommend having a delicious and nutritious breakfast at the Orangery.