The Casa Romana is in the district of Sibiu Rimpuri Noi. It is an Italian restaurant and pension. The pension is owned by the same family that owns the restaurant which has some rooms for rent. There are very few rooms to rent and you sleep in the family apartment. They are small but it is in a centric location where you can easily discover Sibiu by foot. The restaurant is downstairs, the decor is shabby but the food is good. They Mix pizzas and pastas, with Romanian dishes, salads polenta and seasonal vegetables. The rooms cost 100 RON, 25 euros per night for a double room and they all have private baths. For lunch, a full dinner will cost you around 10 euros a head.
This nice old residence is fully restored, with just 7 rooms all decorated with charm and cleanliness in mind. The spaciousness of the rooms and bathrooms was amazing, very friendly service with guests. Staff will not hesitate to show you the rooms, so you can choose the one you most like or are willing to pay for. The residence is located in the beautiful city of Sighisoara, in the old and historical area, at the foot of the Strada scarolii, within walking distance of tourist attractions. But all of it is part of a Unesco World Heritage Site. The city feels like a time warp. If you stay here, your room may have views of the famous clock tower, and you can relax in their small courtyard and have a drink in the old cellar .... It is an ideal, romantic and charming.
The Golden Tulip Hotel is in the centre of Bucharest, on Victoriei Street. Victoriei is a historic street with many beautiful sights that you can see on foot. Buses pass towards the centre, and there's also the old tram (cheap but slow). It's best to ask at reception if you need a taxi, because prices vary greatly. The hotel has 83 rooms, some aimed at professionals with a small office included. All have high-speed internet, 24-hour room service, a laundry service, and private parking included in the price. Breakfast is included in the price as well. In the health centre, you'll find a gym - a five minute walk but included in the price. A standard room costs 90 euros, the top executive rooms 110 - 120. Sometimes they have deals available on their website.
The hotel Am Rina is situated in the main square, Piata Mare in Sibiu. It enjoys an excellent location, as it is the only hotel to be found in the square. The rooms offer great views over the medieval town, the town hall and belfry of the old Town Hall. Below the hotel there is a restaurant called the Gothic, it is more of a lounge bar and it is quite expensive, but there are other terraces in the square. The rooms cost 110 euros a night, and when we arrived about 9 pm, we asked for a discount since it was late. But then I looked on the internet and if you book in advance the prices are a little cheaper. The prices include breakfast. The place is a beautiful building, a historical monument, which was renovated in a classic style. Very comfortable.
The Hermanstadt apartments belong to the same owners as the pension. I liked it because there was a small refrigerator and a kitchen. The apartment was on the ground floor of an old house. It was very nice and on a quiet street, and you could enter through a small garden. In total, there are four bedrooms with no services. For example, WiFi was advertised, but we couldn't get it. The rooms cost the same as in the pension, 30 euros per night for a double room. It comes with a much larger bathroom, one small TV, and a small living room with a low table. You have to leave a passport as a guarantee for the key at reception, which is five minutes walk away.
The Bella Muzica is in the historic heart of Brasov. It's a beautiful hotel that's tastefully decorated. The rooms cost 70 euros for a single, 90 for a double, 140 for a studio and 170 for a family apartment with Jacuzzi. All taxes and breakfast are included. All rooms have internet, TV and telephone, but pets aren't allowed. There's a bar and a restaurant, as well as a wine cellar. The restaurant serves Mexican, interestingly enough, and Hungarian cuisine. There's guarded parking, which is important because it's hard to find parking in the centre. There's a shuttle service for 80 euros to/from Bucharest airport.
Flying time is a hostel in the heart of Sibiu. We wanted to sleep there but they had no double rooms. There was a shared room for 4 people, 12 euros each, but for almost the same price we found a private room in a place a bit further from the city. In this place there was a good atmosphere, and I liked the decor, a bit rococo mixed with old and modern furniture. Below there was a bar that probably doesn´t let you sleep much of the night. They play lounge type music. There are shared rooms between 8, 6 and 4 people. It includes sheets but not breakfast. They were nice but when everything was full I probably would have chosen a different place to stay.
The Intercontinental Hotel in Bucharest has the fame of being the first five star hotel in the city. You can even see it from far away. It's built near University Square, and most tourist attractions are reachable by foot from this area. It's in front of the National Theatre. The rooms cost about 150 euros per night, and you'll get the good quality you're expecting from an international chain, unlike some other hotels of the same price. The rooms are 30 feet, 60 for the junior suite, you can benefit from many services, including internet access, use of conference rooms, facilities for making tea or coffee in the room, and daily delivery press in the room as well. As a high tower next to a neighborhood fairly low, has great views of Bucharest.
The Best Western Rogge Hotel is in the city of Resita, a city that is known for its beautiful buildings and financial administration. It has a fresh and modern look since its recent opening and from the beginning it has been designed to meet the most demanding needs of travelers who visit either for business or leisure only.
This is a perfect place for guests to work and rest. It also has superior rooms and suites that are fully equipped with luxury amenities. The building offers harmonious and comfortable rooms with bathroom, TV and telephone.
This small guest house is next to the station Sibiu. It is outside the heart of the city, but we looked for a home within the old city and found a place that charged 12 euros per person sharing with 4 more. Here we slept for 15 euros per person in a private room. The boy is very friendly, he helped us with everything. The room has one of the smallest bathrooms I've ever seen but at least it is a private bathroom with hot water. The decoration is normal, the room came with two comfortable cots, a TV and AC. Breakfast is not included. There was street parking. The center is a 10 minute walk.
The hotel Valahia is situated on Udriste Nasturel street, in Targoviste, in the modern city center. While the city was the capital of the Romanian Empire in its time and has beautiful historic things to do, the modern part was built during the communist era, and it is not the prettiest part. You only have to look at this two star hotel, painted a green that reminds me of creamy cakes, and you have an idea of what the rest of the city is like. The hotel has about 200 rooms, clean, small but comfy, with cable TV, and a minibar. They remind me of some rooms of the hotels in the 1980s in Western Europe. They offer meeting rooms, conference facilities and several services for business guests. There are two bars downstairs, which open even at night, and private parking available. They are friendly and give you the necessary information to have a good time in Targoviste, what to do, where to eat ... The prices are pretty decent, about 80 euros for a double room.
The Hanul Bran Hotel can be found at the entrance to Bran when coming from Rasnov. It is a fairly small hotel with only 23 rooms. Most of them are double rooms, but there are some simple and also an apartment for families. Each has a television with cable, and a private bathroom. The restaurant is on the larger side, to accommodate the many tourists who come to spend a day in Bran, the place Dracula Castle. In general people do a day trip from Bucharest or Sighisoara and returns the same evening. So the restaurant is very large compared to the capacity of the hotel. No pets allowed. They speak English and French.
If you always dreamed of a garden gnome, surrounded by animal skins and other tacky decorations, Okian pension is the place for you. The problem is that in Brasov, the options to stay are generally of rather poor quality, but with a fairly high price. More than 90 euros for a small 2-star hotel in an ugly city in the middle of Romania, with bad service and an even worse breakfast is considered to be something rather normal. The pension Okian seems to have been built for people that are less than 1.20 meters tall, to climb to the rooms below the ceiling, it is acrobatic. But the rooms, small and clean with a smiling dwarf, "only" costs 40 euros per night, which for the city is not so bad, and you have a good view of the back yard. At this price, you don´t get any breakfast, but the owner is friendly and knows the good restaurants to eat. You also get a wifi signal from the cyber cafe below.
Aro Palace is an imposing group of hotels that look quite sad outside but inside are very nice. They were built in the communist era, and are large concrete blocks that are not inviting at first glance. The Aro Palace however is the only five star hotel in Brasov. Inside, the rooms are bright and tasteful. The hotel is located 10 minutes walk from the central square, which has a great selection of restaurants. The Aro Palace also has a panoramic restaurant on the top floor and a cafe where they serve breakfast. The prices seemed expensive for the country and the quality. It cost 220 euros or 350 for the apartment, when the same would cost 150 euros in a European capital.
Heraldic Club is one of the luxury hotels Poiana Brasov. It has only 22 rooms, but is in a large villa, which has more services. The rooms have bathroom with bath, are spacious, there is a flat screen TV, DVD, home cinema, and a computer with internet. There are a couple of good restaurants nearby such as the Sura Dacilor and Coliba. They serve traditional food and there is a nightclub too. The specialty is the hot wine. The Heraldic also has its own restaurant, which can come included in the price of your room. The breakfast itself is always included. Prices start at 70 euros the double room in low season. It is almost double in ski season.
The Old Town Hostel is situated in the Piata Mica, one of the most beautiful and well preserved squares in Sibiu. Located in a large house almost 500 years old, the Hostel dominates the beautiful plaza. The Renaissance-style building, with large arches previously housed businesses and shops. Transport is not needed to see the main sights of the city. Breakfast is not included, but there is a kitchen downstairs where you can prepare your own food. There is also washing machines the use of which will cost you 2 or 3 Euros. Use of the Internet is free. Bike and car rental services as well as tours are on offer. The cost for night in a dorm of 7, 8 or 10 people starts at 45 LEI, that is more or less 10 Euros. a Discount is available for holders of Shelters International cards. Double rooms cost 150 LEI.
Imparatul Romanilor is a luxurious hotel located just a few steps away from the main square, one of the most commercial streets in the city. It has the distinction of being the oldest hotel in the country. It was founded in the mid-sixteenth century and even though the families who've run it have changed over the centuries, the place was never closed except for repairs. In medieval times, it looked different as you could spend the night with your animals. Then on the ground floor there was a stable for horses, with food and water plus a sheltered spot for the night (Sibiu is a very cold place in winter, the snow lasts a long time). Guests stayed at the top. Now downstairs has a reception and reception halls. The old furniture has been refurbished and they've carefully decorated. It's not one of those hotels with horrible 70s furniture. The room costs a little more than 100 euros a night, including breakfast buffet.
The Ibis Sibiu is a little out of the historic heart of town. But it is a good place if you are driving and you will not have trouble parking. The hotel belongs to the Accor chain and has just opened recently. To celebrate the event, there were offers from 59 euros instead of 80 euros. Sibiu Hotels are expensive for what they are, which can be very old and somewhat neglected. Who does not want to look far, Ibis is on the road from Bucaret, in a modern tower, you can not miss it. There are a total of 95 rooms, with wifi, private bathroom, TV, and 24 hour reception. The rooms are simple but functional.
Balea Lake is on top Transfagarasan road, which crosses the Fagaras mountains at a height of 2000 meters. Chalet Lacul Balea is next to the water. It's a modern wood and concrete construction that's well-equipped for cold months as well as in the summer. In the winter, they close this road, and the only way up is by cable car. The house, however, is open throughout the year. The villa is at a height of 2034 meters, and they rebuilt it in 2000 because the old one burned down. There are three floors, with rooms of 2, 4, 6 and 10 people, there are also apartments for families. The place has its own restaurant, and if you go there in the winter, you can rent snowmobiles and skis from them.
This house was actually a legendary hotel and restaurant in Bucharest's golden years. In 1874, businessman Capsa's four sons opened a cafe-bakery.. One of them, Grigore, had just spent some time in Paris, where he apprenticed a great coffee maker. In 1881, they opened a restaurant, and later the hotel. This place is fast becoming the meeting place of politicians, merchants, journalists, ambassadors and I think it probably will be for many years. Among them is Paul Morand, the French ambassador in Bucharest during WWII, which promotes Romanian arts. Today, the restaurant is still in operation, and if you don't eat well as before, and after 50 years of communism the place its charm not found before, the decor has not changed much. You can see the heavy lights, decorations lujuosas, waiters in suits ... The Capsa House restaurant is located on Victoriei Street, number 36, in front of the Novotel Bucharest.
Pension Alpina is located in the village of Fundata, in the Transylvania region. If you continue along the same road, you will come to Bran, and its well-know castle. The good thing about staying in Fundata, is that you can enjoy nature, and prices are not as high as the places in Bran. The only issue with staying in this family run hostel is that they speak almost no English. But when you want to sleep and eat, this is generally not a problem. The place is nice because it is full of life, the family lives in the same house, and rents five or six rooms above. The rooms are a little small but they are clean, and in high season, the price is no more than 30 euros per night for the room and breakfast. Near the region is there is plenty to see in Bran, with castles, forts and the beautiful Saxon Carpathian mountain chain.
This small guest house is located in the main square of Sighisoara, in a beautiful medieval house. The centre of Sighisoara is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The rooms are very nice for about 60 euros/night for a double with a private bathroom, plus breakfast is included. We were attended by a young, very friendly boy who spoke good English. He recommended where to go for dinner and he cooked us a hearty breakfast with meat, hams, cheeses, eggs, butter and jams. The rooms open onto the central square of Sighisoara, which was very lively because we arrived during a medieval festival, but the shows ended at midnight and weren't very bothersome. The room is furnished with brightly painted wood, like a Doll House. Everything is very clean and well decorated.
Charming hotel situated in the picturesque town of Sighisoara. Located in the medieval fortress town, you can also go to the restaurant which is excellent value for money. It is also worth visiting if only to see or eat at the restaurant on the top floor.
We stopped at the Cetate Pension, in the village of Arefu, before starting the climb up the road towards the Transfagarasan Mountains and Balea Lake. This stylish guest house is equipped with all the comfort you need, and the rooms are simple. Most rooms have a TV and a private bathroom, though some do have a shared bathroom. There is no internet access. The restaurant is downstairs, and it is open to local Romanians. It is a clean, and well located hotel for exploring the Fagaras Mountains region. Here you can see how the traffic is as the mountain road begins, and if it is closed up, which occurs several months a year, and on special occasions in summer. The rooms are about 120 euros per night, or 30 euros for a double room with breakfast.
The Paltinu Cabana is located on the edge of Lake Balea, at a height of 2044 meters. You can get there via the Transfagarasan road, which as its name suggests, crosses the Fagaras mountains, less so in winter. When the snow starts to fall, they close the road for safety, and then you have to go up via the cable car Paltinu Cabana. It's very nice and it is a popular destination for skiers during the winter. La Cabana offers a total of 26 rooms, there are rooms for two people, familes of four and an apartment. You can rent your skis there and other sports equipment. They will rescue you if something happens. Balea Lake is a great ski place but because it is so high up and due to the weather, it is snowy most of the year, even in summer people do mountain sports in the region. La Cabana is modern and offers well equipped rooms for the cold.
Capra mountain is in Transfagarasa. It's surrounded by the beautiful Fagaras mountains, and if you like this kind of landscape, it's a perfect location. The only negative is that there's no town nearby meaning you can't meet people, or exchange stories with anyone other than the owners of the hotel. The villa is 1585 meters up in the mountain and has 52 rooms, 26 of which are doubles. There are also triple rooms and family rooms available. They have a restaurant. Be careful in winter as they close the road that goes up to the hotel. However you can go up via cable cart.
The village of Sibiel is on a remote road, but is located less than 1hrs drive from Sibiu. Perfect if you want to experience the Romanian countryside. The Adriana pension is in the centre of Sibiel, next to the famous museum of religious icons in the Orthodox Church. There are many historical monuments of interest in the surrounding area, including Foltea Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The pension has half a dozen rooms that are simple, with wooden decoration. Breakfast is included, but they can also prepare you a very good dinner, with dishes from the region. In general, the meat is pork, with cabbage and potatoes. They have an allotment in the garden and cultivate what they need to feed the guests. The rooms are 20 euros per night.