I stayed a weekend here when I went to Medias to meet someone who I was hoping would become part of my life, but unfortunately that didn't work out. However, the hotel was nice. :)
Enough of the failures in my personal life; you want to read my hotel review! So...
Hotel Traube is in the central of Medias's old town. There is restricted road access, so if driving you need to follow the instructions on your booking confirmation and approach by the correct route. If you're coming by train or bus, follow everyone else as they'll lead you to the centre - it's about 10 minutes walk with luggage (15 minutes in the snow!). Don't bother with a taxi as I don't think they can get you into the restricted area...
The hotel entrance itself is in a yard set back off the square (I'll add a photo showing the yard entrance). The door may be locked; if it is, ring the bell and they'll let you in. Then climb the stairs and turn left at the top, along the corridor and you'll find the receptionist at the end.
There are no lifts (elevators) at this hotel so if you can't climb stairs, stay elsewhere.
The reception team are friendly enough, but be warned that not all of them speak English! Checking in when you don't speak Romanian and they don't speak English ended up with a mix of pidgin-French, German and something vaguely English-like, but it worked.
I was given room 5 on the floor above, which is the top floor. You climb up past various pieces of Saxon-style furniture in nooks and crannies, which is all very attractive (see photo).
My room was comfortable, with a double bed and plenty of space. Unfortunately I forgot to take any pictures in the room, which is a shame as the traditional-style painted wooden furniture, although only around 10 years old (dated 2002), was extremely attractive!
The only slight issue I had was in the bathroom where it was necessary to run the hot taps in sink and shower alike for quite a while before the water became hot, but it *is* rural Romania so I think allowances should be made.
One night I was told by the receptionist that breakfast would be served in my room the following morning and offered an "English breakfast", an offer I took up just to see what the Romanian thought an English breakfast was - see the third photo! As a point of interest the "orange juice" is actually orange squash, but I believe that's normal for Romania (and it suited me as my stomach doesn't appreciate too much of the real stuff). I don't know what the usual breakfast was like, or indeed how to get into the hotel restaurant as I was eating elsewhere the rest of the time.
This isn't a 5-star hotel by a long chalk. What it *is*, rather, is a "real" hotel - not some bland international chain offering; a small hotel with plenty of little quirks, characterful nooks and corners and so on.
Overall I was quite enamoured of this little hotel in a small, out-of-the-way city, and In the (unfortunately now unlikely) event of my returning to Medias I'll stay there again.
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