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Editor's review

This cosy and elegant pensjonat has been welcoming guests since 1933. The flavour of those times - when Zakopane struck a romantic chord for Poles across the country - has been faithfully preserved in several rooms, especially the drawing room where you can unwind in front of a roaring log-fire. A brand new sauna has just been opened if you really want to turn up the heat. Zakopane and the highlands continue to inspire the hearts of Poles, and standards have clearly not dropped at Szarotka which remains a favourite with many distinguished groups and companies who choose it as their trusted port of call. Well worth your consideration.

Editor & Zakopane Local


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Very lovely place. Fireplace and comfortable chairs in the hall are great especially after all day walking.

Reply Jul 15th, 2011
United States

Szartka is a clean, friendly, quiet, simple house which is about 15 min walk from Krupowki St, but only a 10 minute walk from trail heads to the Tatras (via Droga do Bialego - stay right on the wider path when the street ends). Luxurious it is not, but at 100 zwoty ($40) for a one person room, it is a great value. This is a cash only business. The younger staff speaks excellent English.

Reply Jul 2nd, 2011

Very friendly place. Good value and convenient location. would stay there again as a budget option.

Reply Nov 9th, 2010
United Kingdom

Very good value rooms, we had a room with a beautiful terrace. Would recommend!

Reply Aug 7th, 2010

it is just a short walk from the shops. The rooms are of a decent size and are warm and homely.

Reply Jul 30th, 2010
United States

Pleasant owner, great buffet breakfast.

Reply Jun 23rd, 2010

Quiet atmosphere and friendlly staff.

Reply Feb 12th, 2010

Wlasciciele Szarotki reklamuja ze w pensjonacie jest sauna i masaze. Na kazdej stronce znajdziecie ta informacje dopiero na miejscu dowiecie sie ze nia ma zadnej sauny ze wlascicielka moze was umowic na masaz ale to nie w kazdy dzien i nie w hotelu tylko zupelnie w innym, odleglym miejscu....dla mnie to troche zaktawa na podawanie falszywych informacji i nieuczciwosc...

Reply May 2nd, 2009
United Kingdom

Just two words: EXTREMLLY BAD SERVICE!!!

Reply Apr 22nd, 2009
United Kingdom

beautiful and charming place. And such a nice lady... I surely be back!!!

Reply Apr 7th, 2009
United States

This trusty hotel was our base in Zakopane during our visit last month. It's obviously a popular place as I've been recommended this place countless times! Not a 5 star hotel but clean, comfortable, COSY and FRIENDLY! I hope to come back soon!

Reply Feb 10th, 2009
Martin Baxtell
United States

I gather that this has been in the same family for generations. We were very well looked after and felt we were discovering Poland from the inside. Great skiing too!

Reply Jan 22nd, 2009
Jasper Cartwright
United States

A very welcoming hostel that we thoroughly enjoyed staying at. Love the Polish mulled wine. Dangerously addictive!

Reply Dec 22nd, 2008
United States

Very bad and overprice place. Standart very low.

Reply Dec 1st, 2008
United Kingdom

We had a very uncontroversial stay here. A pleasant time had by all.

Reply Feb 25th, 2008
Martin B
United Kingdom

Can't believe I'm reading this (below) - I've stayed at Szarotka on more than one occasion and found it nothing short of welcoming, spotlessly clean and great value. That 'review' looks suspiciously out of place when you read all the other far more positive ones. Personally, I'm very happy to recommend this Guest House. Martin.

Reply Feb 7th, 2008
United Kingdom

Total tragedy

I never had been in worse place. The owner is very unfriendly and unhelpful.

Typical lady who forget that communism is gone long time ago.

Treat staff terrible. I was disgust. One girl is working in reception, bar and clean rooms in the same time.

Rooms are very small, untidy, bar always close. Food absolutely horrible.

Please stay away from this nasty place. It is definitely not hotel.

Reply Jan 30th, 2008
United Kingdom

czytam czytam i nie moge uwiezyc jest to najgorszemiejsce w jakimbylam. wlascicielka wyfiokowana z doby komunizmu.dziewczyna wykorzystywana i ponizana przez nia robi za recepcjonistke sprzataczke barmankeetc.

bar non stop zamkniety. zero zycia. pokoj niesprzatany, brak mydla reczniki nie zmienione w barze brak nawet coli.

obsuga niesympatyczna i naburmuszona.

tragedia omijajcie wielkim kolem

Reply Jan 28th, 2008
Jim Peterson
United Kingdom

No complaints about this one. We always pick pensions, and this one proved a good'un.

Reply Jul 9th, 2007
United Kingdom

One of the friendliest places to stay in Zakopane, with clean rooms, reasonable prices and delightful meals. Ideal for weekend breaks, or for longer ski breaks in the winter.

Reply Aug 15th, 2006
Cheryl M
United Kingdom

Wow! Brilliant A1! From the outside you think great, this carries on once you enter the front door. The decor is outstanding with its 30s style. The staff were exceptional and waited on us hand-and-foot without any obligation. The set up for leaving our cases, skiis etc was very convenient and the sitting room area with the comfy leather sofas and crackling wood fire was a bonus after a long day skiing!

The breakfast was very good and full of choices from a cooked breakfast to continental (without limits).

As far as the rooms: reasonably spacious, very clean and once again beautifully decorated.

The location was about a 7min walk to town centre, not to everyones taste, but we preffered the fact that we were near enough but not-quite in the hustle and bustle of the shops etc. Definitely walking distance to everything so once again A1.

Am ready to book my next holiday at Szarotka and have recommended it to all my friends and family. You definitely wont regret your cheap stay here.

Reply Feb 25th, 2006
ricky burt
United Kingdom

there was 8 of us staying here its was just what we wanted simple but sylish the. from the moment we entered the door the mistris was pelsant and very polite she was all was willing to help, break fast was very nice, and the staff where very friendly and spoke quite good english.

zakoplan is an amzaing town and i whould not hezertate to return.

Reply Feb 19th, 2006
Paula Post
United States

My mother and I stayed here for three nights and couldn't have found a nicer place. We loved being out of the main part of town and enjoyed the walk into and back from town. Breakfast was excellant and dinner was cooked to order and hit the spot every night. Our room was simply furnished but very comfortable and had a beautiful deck. It is no wonder that this pension has a loyal following. I would return there in a moment,

Reply Jul 3rd, 2005
carla tomaszewski
United States

Staying at Szarotka was a wonderful experience for our family of 4. It's quaint, homey atmosphere was a definite plus, and the courteous and attentive staff made us feel a part of the family. The best part of our stay at Szarotka was the high quality of the meals. Our dinners were cooked to order with the freshest of ingredients and the breakfast buffet had everything you could want, including eggs cooked to order. Also, since we are not fluent in the Polish language, it was great that the staff spoke English. Szarotka's location was ideal - perched up the hill in a quiet,wooded neighborhood,it's a pleasant 10-15 minute walk away from Zakopane's bustling centrum.

Reply May 12th, 2005
Betty M
Federated States Of Micronesia

What a fantastic place! We had the most delicious apple cake and we felt very welcome in this warm and friendly place. A very special atmosphere. Good restaurant, good interior design and excellent, English speaking staff. A big thumbs up!

Reply Nov 8th, 2004
Tero Vuorela

It was pleasure to stay at Szarotka. Rooms weren't so big but contained all what we needed. You had to pay extra for breakfast but that was really worth of it. The location could be closer to center but we walked few times per day to Zakopane main street without problems. Thank you to helpful staff, we really enjoyed our few days at Zakopane and Szarotka.

Reply Aug 23rd, 2004
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