29 March 2019

Tatra Glamp. Glamping in Poland with a view of the Tatras


There’s no more than a handful of glamping sites in Poland so when I came across Tatra Glamp, my attention was grabbed immediately. It consists of four beautifully designed spherical tents built on a slope in Bukowina Tatrzańska. This tiny village close to Zakopane is known for outstanding views, modern thermal baths and is a great place to stay for both hiking lovers and winter sports aficionados. And now it became a destination for glamping enthusiasts too!

Having about 30 sq. meters, Tatra Glamp’s domes are quite spacious and feature a picturesque panoramic view of the Tatra Mountains. They all are a bit different when it comes to design but are equipped similarly: all have wooden floors, heating (including underfloor heating), air-conditioning, a table with four chairs and a small bathroom built with ecological materials. In the heart of the tent you’ll find a large and extremely comfortable double bed with six pillows and white sheets, above which there’s a mezzanine for a third guest to sleep in. Tatra Glamp also offers bathrobes, free wi-fi and a kitchenette with a microwave, coffee machine, electric kettle, refrigerator, wine glasses, mugs, plates, and cutlery. Although you won’t be able to properly cook there, it’s more than enough to heat a soup in the evening or prepare a small breakfast in the morning. A short walk from the tents, there are four star hotelsBukovina and Harnaśwhere Tatra Glamp’s guests can drop by for a delicious breakfast.

Due to limited availability during our dates, we had a chance to explore two different tents and loved them both! Folk-style Marysieńka features ultra soft carpet, two comfortable armchairs, flowery clothes hangers, and fluffy sheepskin rugs. It’s comfy and cozy, especially thanks to the electric fireplace in the corner, whichtogether with flameless candlescan create a really romantic atmosphere in the evenings. Dziki Bronek on the other hand, has a more masculine feel. With animal horns mounted above the bed and dark brown tones used in the interior, it kind of gives the vibe of a hunter’s hut. Its design is complemented by enamel coffee mugs, dark grey wool blankets and two cowhide butterfly chairs.

Tatra Glamp combines the best of two worlds. On the one hand, it’s located in the center of the villagea supermarket is literally a stone’s throw away as well as souvenir shops and a couple of restaurants. Fantastic thermal baths Bukovina, with various outdoor pools and a SPA, are at a distance of a 15-minute walk. On the other hand, you’ve got the incredible Tatra Mountains all to yourself, with nothing obstructing the panoramic views. Waking up to this is truly extraordinary!

I was perfectly happy with just sitting in our glamping tent in the evening, reading a book while sipping tea and observing the ever-changing sunset colours on the mountain tops. But if you’d like, Tatra Glamp will help fill your schedule with plenty of attractionsone of them being a... helicopter ride. You can also explore the hiking trails in the summer or do some skiing in the winterTatra Glamp is such a fun place to be in any weather. We even regretted it wasn’t raining during our staylying in this cozy little tent while listening to raindrops dripping against the dome would certainly be amazing!

Practical info:

  • 400 PLN per night per tent
  • no restaurant on site, no breakfast included (breakfast at nearby 4* hotels is 50 PLN/person)
  • we stayed at: Marysieńka & Dziki Bronek
  • location: 15 km from Zakopane, 100 km from Cracow
  • nearest airports: Poprad (TAT) in Slovakia and Cracow (KRK) in Poland
  • address: ul. Słoneczna 8, 34-530 Bukowina Tatrzańska, Poland (www)

TIP: Wondering where to eat? For local flavours, try Schronisko Smaków or WIDOK in Bukowina Tatrzańska. If you crave some great Italian food, go to Le Chalet in Murzasichle.

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I was welcomed to Tatra Glamp as a guest. As always, my opinion is my own.

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8 January 2019

Azul Singular, Faial, Azores


When I’ve found Azul Singular I was very excited. I love being in nature but I also appreciate the comforts of a proper bed, a warm shower or a place to make tea. I’ve done glamping before and loved the experience. I literally couldn’t wait for our three night stay in the first glamping site on the Azores islands, in Faial. 

Azul Singular received its first guests in 2017 and features eight units in total, both yurts and hybrid tents. It was designed from scratch by Albino Pinho from atelier Hôm Arquitectura on an authentic palm trees plantation, which had been untouched for 30 years. It’s run by extremely welcoming and generous Portuguese hosts Antónia and Pedroa music teacher and a dancer. Their place has a fantastic vibe and a blissful harmony can be felt throughout the property, no matter if you’re in your tent, the common building or up on the terrace. 

We rented a large tent, which could accommodate up to four people, but it turned out to be just perfect for a couple as well. The tents are pretty solid as they are partly made of wood. If you feel like it, you can open up all the walls made of waterproof textilesthis way you can even enjoy an open-air shower. What's important, the neighbouring tents are not really visiblelush greenery guarantees privacy and silence, which is vital to me whenever I wish to have a relaxing stay.

There’s a fully equipped kitchenette with a fridge, induction cooktop, a coffee machine, and a toaster. Breakfast is delivered each morning in a basket at your doorstep at a previously agreed hour. It’s quite modest but includes everything we needed: freshly baked bread, fruits, yoghurt, jam and other local ingredients. You can also enjoy it outside, on your private wooden furniture among the trees. Free wi-fi is available too but I suggest you turn your phone off for at least a little while and let yourself soak in the tranquility. 

Do spend some time in the tea roomonly if to grab a delicious home made cake left by the owners there for everyone to enjoy. The glass walls allow for lots of natural light to come in while at night provide a warm and cozy oasis to enjoy a book, a game or a glass of wine. After the whole day of visiting Faial island, I liked hanging out with my husband on the ample wooden terrace above, surrounded by the melodies of nature coming from the palm tree jungle. There is a spectacular view of the ocean and of the majestic Pico island, too. 

Not often do I find a place where I truly, and deeply, relax. Since I’m an avid nature lover, one could think that being surrounded by beautiful scenery would be enough for me to unwind. But it’s not always the case. I’m surprised to discover that my most vivid and most pleasant memory from Azul Singular is me having a nap on that soft white bed linen, with all windows opened up, listening to the sounds of the forest, while my face and body was being caressed by a gentle breeze and twinkling sun rays from between the palm leaves. That was perfection.

Practical info:

  • €80-120 per night for 2 people with breakfast included
  • no restaurant on site
  • we stayed at: Large Tent
  • location: south coast of Faial island, about 10 minute drive from Horta airport
  • address: Rua da Granja, 61, 9900-361 Feteira HRT, Azores, Faial island, Portugal (www)

TIP: Azul Singular doesn’t offer a restaurant, thus having a rented car will be pretty handy. If you’re a foodie like me, visit Praya, a restaurant on Almoxarife beach, which is most likely the best on Faial.

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