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Elixir Hotelik Caravan Camping (Masuria, Poland)

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Address: Guty 9, 11-500 Gizycko / Tel: +48 87 428 28 26

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      30.12.2010 15:25
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      A bit dearer than you'd expect in Mazury

      Elixir Hotelik Caravan Camping is a good but pricey choice of accomodation near Gizycko, Gizycko is pretty busy and if you want to get out of the town and soak up the lake shore atmosphere then this is a fine place to do it.

      There's a little sandy beach that's one of the best in the area and nice, clean access to the lake. Unfortunately this comes with a price and it's a little on the expensive side for what it offers.

      At Elixir you can pitch up your tent, park up your caravan or camper or make use of the accommodation that they offer which consists of a block of apartments, a row of chalets or the cheapest option, some rooms above the shower/toilet facilities, at 80zl excluding breakfast, this is still quite on the expensive side and double the price you would expect to pay. Dogs and children are welcome and there were quite a lot of both when we were there.

      Staff:

      Initially friendly, the lady on reception who seemed to be the owner seemed a bit disorganised, we'd booked our stay with an online booking company and the reservation seemed to have gone in to her spam, she tried to put us in more expensive accomodation before finally agreeing to let us have the room that we'd booked. The rest of the staff were cheerful and helpful though.

      Facilities:

      Pedal boats, Wifi Internet, tennis courts and table tennis are some of the things that are on offer, most if not all of these came with an additional cost unless you were staying in the apartments. The camp site also has a bar and restaurant, the bar had karaoke nights but generally seemed quite quiet when we were there.

      Trips:

      It would seem that their general business plan is to extract as much money as possible from the guests, there are plenty of organised trips to nearby sights, most of these can be done on your own for free but if you don't have your own transport, you might want to make use of them.

      Getting There:

      Elixir Hotelik Caravan Camping is located in a small place called Guty about 9km from the centre of Gizycko, it's on a small road that sticks to the shores of the lake to the north of the town. There's no public transport, although they can arrange pickups, hitchhiking in to Gizycko is about your only option if you don't have your own transport and it really could be quite inconvenient to stay at Elixir if you don't.

      If you are travelling by car and coming from Gizycko or heading towards Gizycko from Mragowo or Mikolajki then you must turn off on the 592 road towards Ketrzyn and you will see a sign post for Elixir and a road branching off to the right up a rather steep hill.

      Overall:

      This campsite is in a really pleasant location and despite several failings including being expensive, it's still quite enjoyable. Perhaps you could consider using their beach without actually staying there, no one seemed to check and it seemed that some locals did just that.

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