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Hotels of Palanga

A hotel in Palanga is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. Facilities provided may range from a basic bed and storage for clothing, to luxury features like en-suite bathrooms. Larger in Palanga hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, business centre, childcare, conference facilities and social function services. Hotel rooms in Palanga are usually numbered (or named in some smaller hotels and B&Bs) to allow guests to identify their room. Some Palanga hotels offer meals as part of a room and board arrangement. Hotel operations vary in size, function, and cost. Most Palanga hotels and major hospitality companies that operate hotels in Palanga have set widely accepted industry standards to classify hotel types. General categories include the following:

Upscale luxury hotels in Palanga
An upscale full service hotel facility in Palanga that offers luxury amenities, full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and the highest level of personalized and professional service. Luxury Palanga hotels are normally classified with at least a Four Diamond or Five Diamond status or a Four or Five Star rating depending on classification standards.

Full service hotels in Palanga
Full service Palanga hotels often contain upscale full-service facilities with a large volume of full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and a variety of on-site amenities such as swimming pools, a health club, children's activities, ballrooms, on-site conference facilities, etc.

Historic inns and boutique hotels in Palanga
Boutique hotels of Palanga are smaller independent non-branded hotels that often contain upscale facilities of varying size in unique or intimate settings with full service accommodations. Palanga boutique hotels are generally 100 rooms or less. Some historic inns and boutique hotels in Palanga may be classified as luxury hotels.

Focused or select service hotels in Palanga
Small to medium-sized hotel establishments that offer a limited amount of on-site amenities that only cater and market to a specific demographic of Palanga travelers, such as the single business traveler. Most Palanga focused or select service hotels may still offer full service accommodations but may lack leisure amenities such as an on-site restaurant or a swimming pool.

Economy and limited service hotels in Palanga
Small to medium-sized Palanga hotel establishments that offer a very limited amount of on-site amenities and often only offer basic accommodations with little to no services, these facilities normally only cater and market to a specific demographic of travelers, such as the budget-minded Palanga traveler seeking a "no frills" accommodation. Limited service Palanga hotels often lack an on-site restaurant but in return may offer a limited complimentary food and beverage amenity such as on-site continental breakfast service.

Guest houses and B&Bs in Palanga
A bed and breakfast in Palanga is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and inclusive breakfast. Usually, Palanga bed and breakfasts are private homes or family homes offering accommodations. The typical Palanga B&B has between 4 and 11 rooms, with 6 being the average. Generally, guests are accommodated in private bedrooms with private bathrooms, or in a suite of rooms including an en suite bathroom. Some homes have private bedrooms with a bathroom which is shared with other guests. Breakfast is served in the bedroom, a dining room, or the host's kitchen. Often the owners of guest house themselves prepare the breakfast and clean the rooms.

Hostels in Palanga
Palanga hostels provide budget-oriented, sociable accommodation where guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge, and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex, although private rooms may also be available. Hostels are often cheaper for both the operator and occupants; many Palanga hostels have long-term residents whom they employ as desk agents or housekeeping staff in exchange for experience or discounted accommodation.

Apartment hotels, extended stay hotels in Palanga
Extended stay hotels are small to medium-sized Palanga hotels that offer longer term full service accommodations compared to a traditional hotel. Extended stay hotels may offer non-traditional pricing methods such as a weekly rate that cater towards travelers in need of short-term accommodations for an extended period of time. Similar to limited and select service hotels, on-site amenities are normally limited and most extended stay hotels in Palanga lack an on-site restaurant.

Timeshare and destination clubs in Palanga
Palanga timeshare and destination clubs are a form of property ownership also referred to as a vacation ownership involving the purchase and ownership of an individual unit of accommodation for seasonal usage during a specified period of time. Timeshare resorts in Palanga often offer amenities similar that of a Full service hotel with on-site restaurant(s), swimming pools, recreation grounds, and other leisure-oriented amenities. Destination clubs of Palanga on the other hand may offer more exclusive private accommodations such as private houses in a neighborhood-style setting.

Motels in Palanga
A Palanga motel is a small-sized low-rise lodging establishment similar to that of a limited service hotel, but with direct access to individual rooms from the car park. Common during the 1950s and 1960s, motels were often located adjacent to a major road, where they were built on inexpensive land at the edge of towns or along stretches of highways. They are still useful in less populated areas of Palanga for driving travelers, but the more populated an area becomes the more hotels fill the need. Many of Palanga motels which remain in operation have joined national franchise chains, rebranding themselves as hotels, inns or lodges.

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Travelling and vacation in Palanga

City municipality
The Tiškevičiai Palace houses the  Amber Museum
The Tiškevičiai Palace houses the Amber Museum
Coat of arms of Palanga
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Vasaros sostinė (Summer Capital)
Palanga is located in Lithuania
Location of Palanga
Coordinates:  / 55.917; 21.067  / 55.917; 21.067
Country Lithuania
Ethnographic region Samogitia
County LTU Klaipėdos apskritis flag.svg Klaipėda County
Municipality Palanga city municipality
First mentioned 1161
Granted city rights 1791
Elderships Šventoji eldership
• Total 10.197 km (3.937 sq mi)
Population (2008)
• Total 17,600
• Density 223/km (580/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
• Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website http://www.palanga.lt

Palanga (About this sound pronunciation ) is a seaside resort town in western Lithuania, on the shore of the Baltic Sea. It is the busiest summer resort in Lithuania and has beaches of sand (18 km long and up to 300 m wide) and sand dunes. Officially Palanga has the status of a city municipality and includes Šventoji, Nemirseta, Būtingė and other settlements, which are considered as part of the city of Palanga.

Palanga: Legend

According to a legend, there was a pagan shrine at the foot of a hill in Palanga where a beautiful priestess named Birutė used to tend the ceremonial fires. Having heard of Birutė's beauty, Kęstutis, the Grand Duke of Lithuania, came to make her his wife. It is written in the Lithuanian Bychowiec Chronicle that Birutė "did not consent, and answered that she had promised the gods to remain a virgin as long as she lived. Kęstutis then resorted to take her by force, and with great pomp brought her back to his capital, Trakai, where he invited his kinsmen and celebrated with a lavish wedding..." Kęstutis was later murdered and Birutė returned to Palanga and resumed serving at the shrine until her death. The legend claimed that she was buried in the hill which is now named after her.

Palanga: History

Liepojos-Vytauto streets 1899–1925–2010
Tiškevičiai Palace park
Kurhauzas (German: resort house)

Not far from Šventoji, archaeologists discovered an encampment which indicates that the area was inhabited some 5,000 years ago. Between the 10th and 13th centuries Palanga had been one of the main settlements of Mēguva Land, inhabited by the Curonians. Situated upon the trail of the ancient Amber Road, it became a center of trade and crafts.

In historical documents the name of Palanga was first mentioned in 1161 when the King Valdemar I of Denmark disembarked there with his army and captured the castle of the Curonians.

Between the 13th and 15th centuries, the inhabitants of Palanga had to confront the Teutonic Knights in the south and the Livonian Brothers of the Sword in the north. Their adversaries were unable to achieve their goal of capturing the Lithuanian sea-coast from Klaipėda to Šventoji. Although Klaipėda (Memel) passed into the hands of the German feudal lords under the Treaty of Melno, in 1422, Palanga and Šventoji remained under Lithuanian control. The two towns gradually developed into harbours and even greater centers of trade. British merchants established enterprises in Šventoji in 1685. During the Great Northern War, the Swedish Army ravaged Palanga, destroyed the harbour at Šventoji, and blocked up the entrance with rocks in 1701.

Palanga was purchased in 1824 by Count Michał Tyszkiewicz. His grandson Józef Tyszkiewicz built a pier and engaged ships to transport passengers and bricks to nearby Liepāja. Palanga began to develop as a resort in the early 19th century. The pier has been a favourite spot for taking a stroll and other recreation since 1892. Józef Tyszkiewicz's son, Feliks Tyszkiewicz, commissioned the construction of the neo-renaissance Tiškevičiai Palace, built by the famous German architect Franz Schwechten in 1897. The French landscape architect Édouard André designed a large park around the palace, between 1897 and 1907. The palace became a favourite gathering place for concert performances. Amongst the good friends and associates of Feliks Tyszkiewicz was the notary, Jonas Kentra.

Following the Lithuanian press ban of 1864, Palanga became an important location for the smuggling of Lithuanian publications from the west. The Rev. Marcijonas Jurgaitis, physician Liudas Vaineikis, and notary Jonas Kentra, played significant roles in this activity. After Kentra obtained official permission, a public performance featuring the comedy, Amerika pirtyje (America in the Bath), was performed in the Lithuanian language. This had previously not been permitted. However, later the Tsarist authorities deported Vaineikis and twenty-five other people to Siberia in 1901.

In June and August 1941, hundreds of local Jews were executed in the Forest of Palanga.

The Tiškevičiai Palace's park was converted into a botanical garden in 1960. Today it contains two hundred different types of trees and shrubs, including an oak tree planted by President Antanas Smetona. The palace, now the Palanga Amber Museum, has an extensive collection of amber jewelry and other artifacts. Symphonic concerts as well as other musical festivals and events take place in the summer, usually in the evening.

Palanga: Location

Palanga is a resort town through which the Šventoji and Rąžė (Samogitian: Ronžē) Rivers flow into the Baltic Sea. Rąžė was formerly known as Alanga and gave Palanga its name: Palanga which literally means on the Alanga River. The Palanga municipality extends 24 kilometers from Nemirseta in the south to the Latvian border in the north. Palanga is subdivided to Nemirseta, Vanagupė, Kunigiškiai, Manciškiai, and Šventoji – five neighboring fishermen villages which were united into one city following administrative changes to the area. During the time when the Klaipėda Region was part of Germany, Nemirseta was the northernmost village of East Prussia; conversely Palanga was a border checkpoint between Russian Lithuania and Germany.

Palanga: Transportation

Basanavičiaus street
Twilight near Palanga pier

The municipality is accessed by roads from Klaipėda and Šiauliai. There are no railroads in the municipality (the closest rail connection is in Kretinga, the capital of the Kretinga district municipality). Palanga's International Airport, the third largest in Lithuania, offers connecting flights to Scandinavia, Germany, United Kingdom, Poland and to the biggest city in Baltic States - Riga, Latvia. The airport is located between Palanga and Šventoji, and it handles more flights in the summer due to the resort nature of the municipality.

Palanga: Places of interest

The pier in Palanga
Path heading to the beach

In the summer, a multitude of tourists stay on Palanga, both for its beaches and to enjoy the maritime atmosphere. There is a carnival centered on Jonas Basanavičius Street, which is a pedestrian only thoroughfare during the high season. There are dozens of restaurants, bars, rides, and other forms of entertainment. The aforementioned Amber Museum is open to the public, as are as the museum's extensive botanical gardens. Anaičiai Ethnographic Cemetery holds a collection of 19th- and early 20th-century graves. In the Sculptures Garden, one can find 28 contemporary Art statues by artists from Armenia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine.

Also found in Palanga is one of the oldest operating pharmacies in Lithuania. It was established in the mid-19th century.

The city is also home to a regional radio station, FM Palanga.

Palanga: Twin towns – sister cities

  • Latvia Jūrmala, Latvia
  • Latvia Liepāja, Latvia
  • Sweden Simrishamn, Sweden
  • Denmark Frederiksberg, Denmark
  • Estonia Pärnu, Estonia
  • Poland Łódź, Poland
  • Poland Ustka, Poland
  • Germany Bergen auf Rügen, Germany
  • Georgia (country) Kobuleti, Georgia
  • Russia Svetlogorsk District, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia
  • Russia Svetlogorsk, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia
  • Russia Primorje, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia
  • Russia Chernyakhovsk, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia
  • Lithuania Kretinga, Lithuania

Palanga: See also

  • Ošupis

Palanga: References

  1. "Palanga City". Randburg.com. Retrieved 2012-07-31.
  2. "Birute". Pgm.lt. Retrieved 2012-07-31.
  3. "Palanga: History". Pgm.lt. Retrieved 2012-07-31.
  4. http://yahadmap.org/#village/palanga-klaip-da-lithuania.970
  5. "Sadraudzības pilsētas". jurmala.lv. Retrieved 26 April 2014. (in Latvian) (in English)
  • Palanga Tourist Centre (in Lithuanian)
  • Palanga Town Council
  • Accommodation in Palanga
  • Baltic Amber Road
  • Historic images of Palanga
  • Palanga for tourists
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