HOTELS OF GALICIA DURING THE INTERWAR YEARS

В М Клапчук

Abstract


The article describes hospitalityindustry in Galicia during the interwaryears. The First World War caused thedecline of hospitality industry. Its revivalbegan only in the 1920s, and reached itspeak in the middle of the1930s. It has beenestablished that there were 384 hotelswith almost 13.500 rooms in Polandduring the interwar years. 195 hotels weresituated in 45 towns of Galicia. Theyincluded 4605 rooms for 7625 guests. Thelargest number of places to stay werelocated in Zakopane, Krynycia, Krakow,Rabets, Truskavets, Lviv and Szczawnica.Hotels with the largest room numberand the biggest capacity were located inZakopane, Krakow and Krynycia. Thehotels «Lazenky» (Krynycia), «Polonia»(Krynycia) and «George» (Lviv) had thelargest room number. The hotels«Lazenky» (Krynycia), «Polonia» (Krakow), «Charlton» (Krynycia), «George»(Lviv) and the Officers’ Recreation House(Krynycia) had the biggest capacity.Only 10 hotels had single rooms withbath, 147 hotels had single rooms withoutbath, and 48 hotels didn’t have any singlerooms at all. 10 hotels had double roomswith bath, 145 hotels had double roomswithout bath, 50 hotels didn’t have anydouble rooms.Hotel room prices ranged from zł 3 tozł 18,5. Almost 50 percent of hotelsprovided services on therapeutic tubtreatment that cost from zł 0,5 to zł 3,5.Every third hotel had a garage.An average price of a single room withbath, maintenance, therapeutic tub andgarage was zł 16 a day. An average priceof a single room without bath, but withmaintenance, therapeutic tub and garagewas zł 9,5 a day. An average price of adouble room with bath, maintenance,therapeutic tub and garage was zł 24 aday. An average price of a double roomwithout bath, but with maintenance, therapeutictub and garage was zł 12 a day.

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