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#1 of 1 lodge in Marasesti
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Marasesti 627143 Romania
Zaga Zaga
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Travelers_2420 wrote a review Oct 2023
Marrakech, Morocco16 contributions14 helpful votes
Went there for the weekend and we absolutely loved it. It is the perfect place to disconnect and recharge your batteries. We booked a bungalow on the big lake and it was so peaceful and serene. Staff is friendly and always greet you with a smile and food is top class. Definitely worth it and will return for sure!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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mathieu wrote a review Oct 2022
Arlon, Belgium1 contribution
Warmly recommended ! An authentic piece of heaven, ideal to recharge your batteries. Comfortable, cosy and well-equipped accommodations with a wonderful view on the lake, excellent food at the restaurant, friendly staff and affordable prices... What more can we ask for ?
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Alexandru B wrote a review Aug 2022
6 contributions4 helpful votes
The food is very expensive compared to its quality. Very few options for meals and drinks, and sime of them are nit available all the time. They don't allow you to bring food and drinks from ouside the resort. They even don't allow you in the restaurant to take tap water at dinner (they said it is only for breackfast). They simply take advantage on you, as you have no other option to eat there. The umbrellas at the swiming pool are very poor. They simply don't stand up in the low windy weather. No umbrella or at least a shadow place on the pontoons connected to the bungalows. Every where you look at you can notice low quality fittings. A nice place, but the business model is focussed on exploiting the customers, than to make them to feel good and come again.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Bring a good umbrella and your favourite drinks with you. Do not expect high quality services.
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Norela C wrote a review Aug 2022
Constanta, Romania122 contributions20 helpful votes
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We stayed for 4 days in this beautiful location. We are a family of 3 so we booked a little villa on the shore of the Small Lake. The little house was very clean and spacious for the three of us. The furniture is new and very comfortable. Aircondition is in each house. We found towels for the pool in our wardrobe. The complex is huge and you can do a lot of activities: - hire bicycles -hire padle boats -taking a guided tour on canals -6 adrenaline tracks with zip lines, climbing in the trees - tennis court -sportive fishing - a little reservation with many animals The food was really tasty. We tried each day something else and everything was delicious. Try the fried potatoes- they are not the frozen, they are with real taste. The bread is also something different. The fish is fresh- from their own fish farm. The breakfast has a variety of choices. Fresh and very good. The staff from the restaurant was very nice and very polite. Their manager is doing a great job trying to train them as a proffesional team. We were really impressed when we saw the photo pictures exposed on the entrence of the Cherhana Restaurant- how was this place 10 years ago, and how it looks now! A huge effort, a lot of work and a lot of money to make it look like today! Congrats! A great place for families with kids and also for those who want to take a break and just relax!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: There is a huge parking lot- nothing to worry about where are you going to leave your car
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Dragos_IS wrote a review Aug 2022
Iasi, Romania1670 contributions175 helpful votes
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Spent a weekend here during our summer vacation. First off, it could be better signaled from the main road, the existing sign is too small and hard to spot. The parking is large (and free of charge) so I wouldn't worry about not finding a spot. The location is huge in an absolutely stunning natural setting. I went for a walk one afternoon and it took me over hour of walking to cover just the outer circle (granted, with lots of photo stops). I loved that they have an electronic guest app which you can use to streamline the check-in process by filling in the required info beforehand and just receive the key at the reception. Other uses of said app include managing your room (cleaning service, filling the minibar, do not disturb), ordering room service from a selection of restaurant dishes and, more importantly, viewing what you've spent so far (man, those beers have the tendency to pile up...), adding consumed items from the minibar, paying for it or even checking out automatically. As a person who works in IT, I found this outstanding from a user experience perspective (you don't have to install apps, create additional accounts, fiddle with passwords, everything is as simple and hassle-free as it should be and just works). My only suggestion would be for their website: to centralise opening hours of all the facilities in a single page, there's simply too many of them to remember. They do hand you a sheet of paper with all the info on arrival, but you sometimes forget it on your room, leave it on purpose when you go to the pool or just lose/misplace it. That way you open the page on your phone on arrival and consult when needed (like I did with the restaurant menus). Plus, it can be more easily updated; even during our stay there was some confusion with regard to the opening hours for bike rental, I overheard the staff mentioning that it was an hour longer than the displayed schedule. As useful as the app is, I can't say the same about the bracelets they hand you on arrival. They seem to be functional only in the pool area, for all other facilities we've came in contact with they still ask for area, room number and name when charging something to your room. Maybe it's still in development or testing phase, maybe they don't yet have the reading devices, I don't know, but it would definitely be a plus having them work everywhere. All facilities, and especially the bathrooms were spotless clean, well stocked with soap, toilet paper, paper towels plus some reserves available. We were hosted in a deluxe tent/yurt, our first glamping experience. It was roomy and well furnished. Comfy bed, but too thin pillows, had to fold mine in half in order to be able to sleep on it. The A/C unit was up to the task even at 30+ degrees Celsius outside. There were 4 free electrical sockets available, but not placed very ergonomically (3 of them on an extension cord near the lamp and another one behind the main table). While the existing lamp offers enough light, a small reading lamp on the opposite side of the bed wouldn't hurt. I'm told that the ladies would definitely appreciate a mirror in the tent, even a small one. Bath robes for showers would be a pleasant addition (maybe at additional cost). Regarding the tent ambiance: while it's nice that you can hear the birds, the crickets and all sorts of critters, your also witness your neighbours' talks (and snoring) first hand and, since it's not that far from the main road, the traffic; albeit reduced at night, is still audible quite clearly (trains are the loudest). To some it might just as well function as white noise, others might be quite bothered by it. Also, the tent can get rather noisy if windy. In terms of security, the main tent "door" in the front is zipped and then locked with a padlock. However, the tent has two lateral windows that also use the zipper system, but no locks at all from what I've observed, so in theory anyone could enter your tent as they please. A safe box would have been an option, but you are probably better off having your own bag locks for safeguarding your valuables. There were hoards of mosquitoes in the evening so bring your repellent. Also, you might encounter kids in organised summer camps and they can get quite noisy, especially in the evenings. But the disco stops at 11 pm so that's reasonable. The food is good, we focused mainly on the fish dishes. But the prices are exorbitant, I'd say more expensive than some fine dining options (compared to which they are not even close), but you're stuck with them, I'm not sure if there are better alternatives around. Staff was ok, a lot of them very young, still during the learning process, but we didn't mind as long as there were no major mishaps. We all gotta start somewhere and the industry status being as it is, we're glad young people are willing to work in hospitality. However, on busier weekend evenings, the more professional waiters are taking charge. Waiting times were considerably larger after the weekend started, but we were there to enjoy ourselves and the views and surroundings totally made up for the increased waiting periods. Excellent breakfast (my wife says it's the best she's had in Romania), quick refills, fresh and (some) local produce. More than decent minibar prices While the internal transport (minivan or horse carriage) is commendable, as well as the paved alleys (which I understand are a new addition), there is still a lot of dust generated by these vehicles (except for the 11-16 timeframe when there are no check-outs/check-ins). And it is not pleasant at all to walk through all that dust. Although not a fan, the infinity pool looked awesome. But the umbrellas were a safety hazard, very frail to the point of being a risk of injury when the wind got stronger, witnessed them myself flying around during our stay. Contrary to all their warnings, the cellular signal (Orange) was sufficiently good (they have a portable tower in the parking lot so that might have had something to do with it). There is proper WiFi signal, but only in some common areas. We haven't tried the boats (something for the next time), but I did do the adventure park (some challenging routes, but only one or two games I've never encountered before). What I've seen here were a lot of investments, a lot of room for improvements, too, but I'd say they are on the right track, hence the maximum rating. I just so happened that I involuntarily overheard a staff meeting while sipping a beer on the restaurant terrace and they seemed genuinely interested in ironing out even the smallest details, which shows that customer service is not just an empty concept here. In the future I would like to see an organised tour of the sturgeon farm with an informative presentation of these amazing creatures. To conclude, after only a two night stay we were left with a strong desire to come back, so I guess we have no choice but to recommend the place :)
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Monica-Angela G wrote a review Jun 2022
Iasi, Romania12 contributions4 helpful votes
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I've visited this resort this month with my boyfriend. The place is nice, was very clean and it is a nice place to relax. The only advice I can give is to go to the restaurant after 9 p.m. when all the families with kids are there, is quieter and the order can be taken faster.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: The parking lot doesn't have cameras for safety. Orange doesn't have good signal in the area.
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Madisiradu wrote a review Jun 2022
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Dear traveler in Romania, if you find yourself in the Tisita region, Vrancea County, you are hungry and you normally enjoy food based on fish, make a stop at Zaga Zaga Resort. You will have to make a choice between salmonized trout and sturgeon, both from Siret river (!!!). You can even eat the traditional romanian dish "Fish&Chips"! Enjoy!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Ada Moroianu wrote a review Sep 2021
Ploiesti, Romania349 contributions156 helpful votes
We were of two minds when we got here: on the one hand we were enthusiastic about how the place looked- location, amenities, variety of lodging, eco- friendly approach- and on the other hand the rather critical reviews. But as usual, we needed our own evaluation, so we booked anyway. We were impressed already before going: one day prior to our stay they sent us an email for online check-in. Consequently, when we got there- huge parking lot, btw- we were in our tent before we knew it! Considering the space is vast within the compound, the idea of carrying guests by horse and cart is more than welcome, plus it adds to the eco feeling. We wanted to experience glamping, this is why we picked a tent, and glamping it was, except for the common toilets/ showers. Comfy and cosy, with AC and a direct view- 6-7 metres- on the lake. Wonderful at night, sitting on the deck with a flute of bubbly, listening to the wind in the willows, the crickets, gazing at the starry sky... you get the idea. People complained in their reviews about the noise, which I can't fully contradict, due to the fact that we stayed here in September, after school began, so the place was far from packed and the staff could breathe. Speaking of the staff: all those we interacted with, either at reception, the "cherhana" restaurant, the pool or the cart guy, they were all polite and helpful, with a genuine smile on their faces. The infinity pool is quite large and pleasant. Yet there were too many "baldachine" and too crammed into that space; it didn't look good and it didn't feel safe- it's the only negative comment I have. There were also a lot of sun beds- good quality, not plastic- which could be used instead. Now for the restaurant: people complaining about the prices are probably used to having pool service for free and eating at self- service canteens, preferably on "tichete de vacanta"! Ok, it isn't cheap, but the food is good, the service is fast, the ambiance is what it should be in a place like this. We ordered the storceag- good, but not the best we 've had- and the Zaga fish platter for two, which blew us away. We even ordered a jar of zacusca de peste for home! Also the breakfast was varied and plentiful. We hired a paddle boat, on which occasion we managed to get lost in the canals; luckily for us, we weren't the only ones... What a delight it was to sail along all those waterways in the sunset! The next day we walked to the animal farm, thus realizing how huge the compound is- I wonder how... The animals are well kept and cared for , there is also a smart orchard, wherever you look you see green, well, they have it all for a few days in the bossom of nature. We never needed the mosquito repellent, as they seem to take care of this issue successfully. We were sorry indeed for staying only one night, but our trip was already planned; which means we'll be back in future.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Simona Tudor wrote a review Sep 2021
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We came here to see the reviews prior to travelling there - we were disheartened by all the comments, especially since we had returned from a different trip where all reviews were good but we had a nasty experience. Our expectations were low given this, but we loved our time there. We parked, went to the reception where we immediately checked-in, 2 minutes later we were already on our way to the bungalow. Room was clean - WIFI signal was alright - not too bad (we were able to work from there for a couple of hours) but not great (as expected, given you're a bit isolated). We chose to go there on a Sunday, so even if they did have a wedding close to our bungalow, we didn't mind - they finished before 11 anyhow. It was definetely quiet and the outdoor activities is what we most liked! The animal farm, renting the boat and exploring, renting bikes, etc. We were a bit reluctant in trying the food because we saw some complaints about the price and quality. Food was delicious - and we are picky eaters, but indeed, pricey and the portions were very small. Bathrooms were clean in there - the staff was friendly and very fast - guess cause it wasn't extremely crowded. Breakfast was diversified enough and good! Coffee was good, as well, and we had plenty of free ones in the room. Overall, the experience was so worth-having! I'd recommend bringing your own shampoo and shower gel though - the one in there was not very qualitative. We had a little lizard as guest (although they do try to keep them away) - good thing we saw it when we were getting ready to check-out so we didn't care that much anymore - these two things, along with the portions and prices of the food available, would be our only complaints. The public bathrooms were clean but again, it wasn't too busy those days. Overall, the staff was great and we enjoyed our time there. They were understanding and friendly.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Cristina B wrote a review Aug 2021
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When you look at the pictures (nature, fishing, boat..) you think of a place to relax and have some open space activity. But what we got it was a noisy friday and saturday night because of private events that they have here, laud music..we payed for a bungalow near the water and we couldn't have the evenings thst we expected, my chil couldn't sleep. The house is really nice but the smell coming from yhe bathroom it was horrible, we ask the reception four time for a solution but they didn't do anything. The pool is great but there is no service, you have to go and take the drinks and the food is fast food, allready prepared but the prices are very high. There are fiew optipn to eat, only one place and in the weekend at the pool as well, the price is very high comparing with what you get..too expensive and no chids menu. In conclusion: beautifull nature and nice house but is too expensive overall, bad services and food.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Nearby attractions include Biserica Sfantul Gheorghe (4.2 miles).
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free private parking nearby.
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Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
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