Great view, comfy large room but the bathroom was cramped. Absolutely amazing view from the room and from the restaurant terrace. Beds were 6/10 (I am a picky sleeper) but we were tired from hiking so I was able to get some decent sleep. The staff was accommodating and polite. The restaurant is more expensive than alternatives in the area and the food can be hit or miss. My recommendation is to try the most traditional options (ciorbă/tocăniță/pastramă) and stay away from the fine dining-ish items from the menu.
I'm calling to book a double room, they told me that the request should be done via e.mail. Ok, I've made the request, mentioning that I don't want any meal included in the packet. They told me that they can't exclude this possibility. Ok, I want a room anyway. The answer was: Sorry, we just booked the last 2 rooms. So, between the request and the reply they booked the last rooms for that period? Seriously?
Nice location with beautiful mountain surroundings, but if you are a couple travelling with a child you should know that this is not a child friendly facility. Me, my husband and our 2 year old son were supposed to spend New Year’s Eve there. We had booked and paid in advance for the full 4 days we were to spend there, but on the evening of our arrival we were informed that our son isn’t welcome. The owner’s wife spoke more than rudely saying that their place isn’t suitable for a child that laughs out loud, plays or shows any kind of discontent, and if our child does that, he MUST be handled. As a family, we strongly believe in empathy, kindness and a lot of explaining as a child is concerned, but that woman seemed to suggest totally different methods. I considered completely out of line the way the owner’s wife spoke, as it is not the way that someone working in tourism should speak to one’s clients. Our friends’ six year old daughter literally burst into tears not understanding what we had done wrong, and especially what she and our son had done wrong as they were only playing and having fun. It saddens me that a location that seemed to show potential turned out to be a huge disappointment. …
We stayed here for 2 nights as part of our walking holiday in Romania . The rooms are spacious and very comfortable. The service was first class and the food extremely tasty. Particular mention is needed for the owner who went out of his way to ensure all our needs were catered for , including moving furniture to cater for the afternoon sun.😎.
We loved this hotel. It is welcoming, comfortable, and in the most beautiful location imaginable in Pestera in the hills above Bran. The staff were super friendly and helpful. Do, please, ignore reviews that criticize the food. We found the dining was excellent. (although I appreciate Romanian cuisine is not to everyone's taste). It is about 15 minutes drive from the bedlam that is Bran and you'll really welcome the tranquility, the views, and the hiking trails. You'll need a car- and ignore Google Maps which doesn't know about the easy tarmac road from Moeciu de Jos, sending you instead up a hazardous track from Magura. We changed our booking at the last minute from a Bran hotel, and we were really pleased we did. This is an oasis of calm. A lovely hotel.