Kudowa-Zdrój (German: Bad Kudowa, Czech: Chudoba) is a town situated in the foothills of the Stołowe Mountains in the southwestern part of Poland, in Kłodzko County, Dolnośląskie Voivodeship, about 400 m above sea level. It has a population of about 10,000. It is right at the Polish-Czech border, just across from the Czech town of Náchod, and some 40 km west of Kłodzko.
Kudowa-Zdrój is historic spa town where heart and circulation system diseases were cured. In the downtown area, there is a park, styled on 17th century revival, with exotic plants and a mineral water pump room. Due to its location, the town is a used as a place for tourism, walking, biking, and as the departure point for trips. Among notable locations of the region is the Chapel of Skulls and the Moving Nativity Scene in Czermna, the Basilica in Wambierzyce, the Bear Cave in Kletno or the heritage park in Pstrążna as well the natural surroundings of the nearby góry Stołowe (Table Mountains). It is 3 kilometers from the centre of the town to the Czech border and about 140 kilometers to Prague, capital of Czech Republic.
Chapel of Skulls, like similar ones around Europe, is a small room with walls and ceiling entirely covered with human bones.
In the central park there is a mineral spring where for one złoty you can sit and drink unlimited amounts of four kinds of mineral water from a beautiful wrought-iron and glass spouts.
- Villa Antica, ul. Zdrojowa 29. Check-in: 14.00, check-out: 17.00. Villa Antica has been restored to bring back its 19th century glory. It's in Kudowa, adjacent to the historic Spa Park. It can accommodate 50 people in single, double or triple rooms. Has an on-site restaurant, barbeque garden and guest car park.
- Villa Elizabeth, ul. Buczka 10. Check-in: 14.00, check-out: 17.00. It's in Kudowa, adjacent to the historic Spa Park on one side and the town centre on the other. Comfortable, airy rooms with big balconies, 45 places. Has an on-site restaurant, barbeque garden and guest car park. 140 zł.