THE HISTORY OF THE HOTEL

Historical place on the Płonia River

The Bończa Hotel is situated in the very centre of the historical right-hand part of Szczecin - Dąbie District, in the place where centuries ago there was a mill situated and a power plant since the second half of the 19th century.


Almost 700 years of history

In 1260 Dąbie received town rights from Duke Barnim I. In 1268 Duke Barnim I extended rights of Cistercian Monastery from Kołbacz to govern the town and water management, including mills built on the Płonia River.

The first mill on the Płonia River was a mill which was built in the first part of the 13th century and called after the owner's surname "Geerhald Muhlle". Under the rule of Swedes the mill was called "Kronmuhle" (Crown Mill), the name survived until the end of the 19th century. In 1894 the mill with the whole area was demolished and a town power plant was built in its place.

In 1928 the power plant was partly destroyed and new buildings of the power plant were built as well as three Francis turbines of total power of 120kWh were installed. The buildings of the power plant during military operations underwent partly demolition and after emergency repair, they managed to start the power plant


Forgotten monument

In 1948 by decision of the authorities, the turbines and parts of the water weir were uninstalled and the building was in fact vacant space used as a store for power distribution companies.

In the subsequent years a part of the building collapsed into the Płonia River as a result of devastation and over the next few years the building was deprived of a roof and the area of the power plant was treated as waste dump.

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The time of new splendour

The ruins of the power plant was a dreadful picture until 1997, when the present owner Zdzisław Łubkowski bought them from Power Distribution Companies in Szczecin with a vision of building a cosy family hotel.

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Over one year and a half, the rest of ruins was demolished, leaving only the foundations and small parts of the outer walls, cleaning the channel of the Płonia River out of debris and contamination, renewing sides of the river and constructing a new building on the old foundations of the previous power plant.

Construction works were carried out during 1999-2001. An official opening of the hotel took place on 15 June 2001. Interior decor and fitting was the idea of the owner. In 2009 the second stage of the extension of the hotel was started, equipping the hotel with another attraction that is Rose Chamber with the glass floor with the area of 30m2, through which one can see the Płonia River flowing under the building.


Continuous development

Club Room with billiard and a small Spa complex with a Finnish sauna and a gym were also built. During 12 years, the hotel gained a significant position in the hotel market, 7 times receiving the Highest Distinction of well-known Pascal - publisher of the guide Hotels and Restaurants in Poland. In 2004 the hotel received Best Service Quality Certificate granted by the Polish Quality Gala Chapter. At present, there is the third stage of the extension of the hotel by a new wing, where Medical-SPA, dental and medical practice and also a hotel part shall be situated.


Benefits for the region

Revitalisation of the area of the previous power plant considerably raised the aesthetic qualities and the visual attractiveness of the centre of Szczecin-Dąbie District.

Take a look at the currently restored Bończa Hotel.