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Hotel Mara

1A Toporasilor St., Sinaia 2180, Romania (Formerly Holiday Inn)
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Ranked #19 of 26 Hotels in Sinaia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014
Marija P Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Bucharest, Romania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This hotel used to be something, now it is not. Even worse, it is owned by the state, the protocol agency of the government. This means that if you come as regular tourist you will pay more and get less than the state officials. Actually you will pay part of their bill. When it comes to the location, it is... More 

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is really good hotel if you are staying in Sinaia. Rooms are spacious with big balconies overlooking the mountains. It's really amazing to drink your morning coffee while enjoying the amazing view on the forest that's all around. Breakfast was great. Staff is very kind. I hadn't chance to use the pool area, but my boyfriend said it was... More 

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Constanta, Romania
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This used to be a 5 star hotel and it shows. Very large rooms, a bit outdated by modern standards. Certainly some improvements are required. Nice comfy beds, except maybe for the pillows. Good food, and even the staff was alright. Great swimming pool but maybe too much chlorine. Great views.

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Bucharest, Romania
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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

PLUS: I went at Mara hotel a few days ago and I liked the pool very much. It is an out door & in door pool and they have a jacuzzi pool also. MINUS: The carpet was very old and the bathtub also very old.

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Bucharest, Romania
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

This is an old hotel, but the reception si modern and the rooms are simple but nice and clean with great views from both of the hotel sides. I recomend you the rooms from the upler floors because in the week-ends you might hear noise from the club located at the base of the hotel or from some party that's... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Large rooms with TV, fridge, air conditioning tube, large balcony and a view of the hotel from enviable. Large bathroom with tub 2 meters, with permanent hot water with hairdryer. Very nice restaurant with very good food and cook more, fresh. large parking without fee, parking. Modern sercivii range: disco, swimming pool, sauna, irish bar, english bar, piano bar. Heated... More 

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Oslo
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

I was there with work for a large conference and I had a junior suit, 8th floor. The view was great. The place is outdatet, but it was surely a ok place to be. I found it clean (with few small exceptions), and the service was alright. The staff was very nice. The food is aboundant, with a large choice.... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

I stayed for 5 nights for a meeting in the hotel. Quite spacey areas, but the room where good and clean. A little bit worn, but that did not bother me at all. Breakfast was continental, lunch and dinner was every time 3-course menu. No special food, but the atmosphere was fun and you could have a magnificent view over... More 

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Denver
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47 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Hardly a three-star hotel. Very dirty. Almost impossible to get any help from the front desk. Dark hallways and facilities because no lights are on. The bathroom smelled like septic. The only bright spot was the restaurant staff. They were helpful and friendly but looked so sad. The views are nice but it goes to waste because the hotel is... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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15 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2011

I cheked-in at this hotel for the first time, 9 years ago. At that time, it was a 5 stars hotel. After a few years became a 4 stars hotel, and in the end a 3 stars hotel, owned by RA-APPS (by the state). Last time, I cheked-in last autumn, for a week-end. The pool was dirty, the lockers for... More 

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