The history of Lu Apartments dates back to 2016, when we bought an old house in order to adapt it to apartments for tourists visiting our city and its surroundings. Because the beginning we had a clear vision of how the interiors should look like, and what is the most important, how our future guests should feel in while choosing their place to stay, how the room is decorated. It took 1.5 years to complete the renovation until the first keys were handed over.
Our primal goal was to create accommodation with an atmosphere quite different from the one that can be already found in hotels and other apartments, while maintaining a high standard of interior and service.
This place is a part of family business in which two generations are working together for the success of the apartments. It also happens that during the more difficult periods, the third and oldest generation helps – if they do not help in changing the bedding, it is a delicious dinner for the team members, which are trying to prepare the rooms impeccably for the arrival of the new guests. The name of the apartments is taken from the name of the youngest person in our family “crew” – Luiza, who cares for the warm welcoming of our guests. Probably due to the fact, that family values are very close and important to us, we have created a place feasible not only of traveling couples or groups of friends, but also for families with children. Especially that these are more and more often visiting our city, and enjoying attractions such as the biggest amusement park in this part of the Europe – Energylandia in Zator.
During the renovation of the building, we asked ourselves very important question, how we would like to feel during such a stay in Oswiecim/Auschwitz. Final conclusion and approach was, that the space should create a functional place, but at the same time be cosy. We wanted to avoid similar, raw and soulless interiors in which people feel foreign. Instead, we have put on a décor with character, in which the staying guests can feel almost like at home.
Fully equipped kitchen, cots for children, garden with furniture – all the facilities are thought out so that home-like feeling lasts throughout the stay. Escape from the monotony of the hotel’s rooms has also allowed us to leave some elements of the interior of the purchased old house. To achieve this, we used refurbished tile stoves and renovated old wooden doors that lead to each of the apartments. We also considered the variety of tastes. We have four apartments, where each stands out with its individual style.
The best reviews of our apartments are the reactions of guests. Our house located at Garbarska street has already been visited by people not only from Europe, but also more distant corners of the World, such as South Korea, Myanmar, India and USA. Some of our latest guests, the Dutch family, thanked us for the atmosphere created here. As they found cooking together, lounging in the sun while being in the garden, high standard and intimate atmosphere, helped them to take a quick decision to stay longer.
Such nice words have recently mobilized us to create a guest book, in which every visitor will be able to leave couple words about the stay. We truly hope, that our interiors, hospitality and service will leave a print in our guests’ memory not only after stay in our apartments as a perfect place for accommodation, but also of the friendly Oświęcim as a city.