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Hotel Mara

1A Toporasilor St., Sinaia 2180, Romania (Formerly Holiday Inn)
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Ranked #20 of 26 Hotels in Sinaia
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought this would be a nice hotel so we booked one night so we can visit the peles castle. Don't do it. Carpet is dirty and has holes. The whole building smells like smoke. Furniture and sheets are very bad. Everything in the bathroom and the room is like a trashy hotel. This place is not nice at all.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been there with the kids for the swimming pool. Except that the price is too expensive for what they offer, a very small swimming pool with almost no room for swimming, the service is very bad. We've ordered something from the day bar and the waiter was very rude, at the end, not happy with the tip we've left... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We liked very much the location of this hotel.We books a room on the front of the hotel and the view was beautiful. The restaurant offers a variety of good food and the service is prompt. The pool was in good condition,and the jacuzzi also a big advantage. The only negative aspect are the prices,which in my opinion are a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Just perfect hotel to stay for a retreat, good food, pool is great personnel is polite and the surroundings...breath taking! Visit Romania, beautiful country with beautiful people There is a very good hiking oportunity here, not to mention the sky resorts within the area :)

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Sinaia is a beautiful resort town in the Carpathian mountains, a place with breathtaking views and stylish architecture. A residence city for the king of Romania and for the royal family. Here you find one of the most beautiful castles in Europe, the Peles Palace. It is just amazing. This beautiful place does not have a luxury hotel or resort,... More 

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Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A hotel that has a good infrastructure , but many years have passed over it . The rooms are spacious but the furniture is very old , carpet is not so clean . The hotel has an air of old hotel , lifeless . Does located quite far from the center of the resort. The only good point is that... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

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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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