Arrived late evening in a massive electrical storm and had to ring the bell for the creaking door to be opened by an elderly gent - welcome to Transylvania!! No vampires fortunately but several dogs in an adjacent property which barked most of the night. The hotel staff admitted it was a problem and they had complained often about it but the neighbours had the dogs out to scare off the bears!
We were able to move rooms which largely solved the problem but ask for a room on the right hand side (by the driveway) if you want some sleep.
The staff were very helpful and the breakfast was interesting; served in a tiny room next to reception. No bar and creaky staircase were two downsides. Town is best accessed via the steps opposite the hotel but the trip out is easier than the return (116 steps up!).
Great walking on the top of the mountain but no real maps so beware as the best available (from the Tourist Info in town) were not to scale! The routes are well marked by sign posts and two trails off the seemingly sheer rock face were difficult but no too hard for experienced walkers. Coming down by cable car can involve long waits.
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- Also Known As:
- Vila Camelia Sinaia