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“Good location but not particularly comfortable” 3 of 5 stars
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Montana Guest House
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Str. Stejaris 2A, Brasov 500122, Romania   |  
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Ranked #84 of 127 Brasov B&B and Inns
UK
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3 hotel reviews
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“Good location but not particularly comfortable”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2009

The Montana cost 50 Euros per night and was located on a hill overlooking Brasov town centre. To get down to the town, you can either take some slightly scary steps or a slightly longer way down without steps - it only takes about 10 minutes from the hotel.

The room itself was reasonably spacious and had a fridge and TV – no hairdryer or air conditioning. We discovered after the first night that having the windows open was not an option as we were bitten quite heavily by mosquitoes. So, the remaining nights were very uncomfortable and we didn’t get much sleep.

The shower also caused an immense sense of frustration as the shower head was fixed directly to the wall and it was difficult to manoeuvre it to adequately wash yourself. The towels provided were very rough and a bit smelly.

Breakfast was a cheap and slightly odd affair. The best part was the charming housekeeper who spoke no English but she endeavoured to get her message across.

If you are planning to come to Brasov for more than 2 or 3 days or are on a romantic getaway, I would suggest you look elsewhere for accommodation. The Bella Musica hotel located in the centre has rooms for only 16 Euros more per night. However, if you’re only in Brasov for 1 or 2 days and/or are planning to drive out to the surrounding areas, then the Montana is a good bet – just don’t expect too much!

We were able to park our hire car in front of the hotel for free.

Dr Fodor (the owner) prefers payment in cash.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Cambridge, UK
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2009

We stayed in the Montana Guesthouse for three nights because we liked it so much. The owner was welcoming and helpful. He speaks good English and was happy to be telephoned to speak to the taxi driver to tell him how to get to the hotel.

Our room had a balcony with gorgeous views over Brasov and the mountains. Every day the room was cleaned and tidied to a high standard. The rooms are pleasantly decorated in pastel colours. Breakfast was included in the price and was perfectly acceptable. The location on the edge of the city meant that our room was peaceful.

The downside to this hotel is that the direct path from the city centre involves a steep set of 160 steps. We thought this was well worth it because it meant lovely views over the city. There seems to be an alternative route through some gardens.

In summary, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would wholeheartedly recommend this hotel to anyone who can cope with the climb!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2008

Wonderful experience, we loved this place! Gorgeous views from the balcony, rooms clean, comfortable and inviting. Quick walk to central, if you don't mind a hike up some steep hillside stairs (otherwise it's a short, inexpensive cab ride). Staff was out of this world! They were extremely helpful and charming and went out of their way to make sure we were happy (when we requested a vegan breakfast upon check in, they piled more delicious, fresh food on our table than we could possibly eat). The inn had alot of spaces for sitting, relaxing, reading (a lovely living room). One of the few places we stayed in that was not terribly smokey.

Price was a little high but we think it was worth it.

Romulus, the attendant, was funny, kind and helpful!

  • Liked — The view was magnificent and the staff incredibly kind and helpful.
  • Disliked — A little overpriced; the location requires steep walking (near the white tower).
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Montana Guest House

Address: Str. Stejaris 2A, Brasov 500122, Romania
Location: Romania > Transylvania > Central Romania > Brasov County > Brasov
Hotel Style:
Ranked #84 of 127 B&Bs / Inns in Brasov
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer lodging in 5 double rooms and an apartment (suite) with 2 rooms and 4 beds. Each room has its own bathroom with shower and hair dryer, balcony with splendid panorama to Mount Tâmpa, cable TV, mini-fridge and wireless internet. We have a big livingroom with cable television and fireplace, a nice terrace with the possibility of a grill-party and a guarded parking lot. ... more   less 

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