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Mikes Kastely No. 437, Zabala 527190 Romania
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Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.6
Service
4.7
Value
4.4
Take part in our Transylvanian Countryside Lifestyle. Zabola is a unique estate, not just in Transylvania. It is a very much lived in family home, a property where guests are invited to enjoy the atmosphere of the turn of the century. Zabola Estate spreads over vast areas of the Carpathia Mountains. Our Guesthouses are dating back to the 18th, 19th and 20th century. They fulfilled different purposes in course of time. The Estate comprises in addition The Old Stables - a banquette house for leisure, drinks, dinners, receptions and other events. A refreshed and maintained English landscape garden with 2 lakes and 4 ponds, pavilions, terraces, a sauna in the woods, stables, barns and walking, hiking and carriage-tracks are yours to enjoy. The rich nature and wildlife we are living in and with is of high importance to us. Next to wild ducks, storks and great blue herons, the Estate and its adjunct forest gives home to bears, deer, wild boar, stags, wolfs, lynx, bats, squirrels and owls.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Hiking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Shuttle bus service
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Fishing
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Massage
BBQ facilities
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Ironing service
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Room features
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Hair dryer
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Hungarian, Romanian

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Mikes Kastely No. 437, Zabala 527190 Romania
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Napoca Airport135 miSee all flights
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GoodLifeASB wrote a review Apr 2021
Cluj-Napoca, Romania51 contributions46 helpful votes
One of the best places, I've ever been. It has history, a revival of the past in the modern times. It did take me back in time, ages ago. It is a majestic project, and I sense a lot of work, love and dedication from the staff and the management. Definitely, Zabola Estate says two very interesting stories - one about the past, and another one about present time, how is the history is writing at the moment. It is luxurious in a simple way (the hardest way that one thing can be), very elegant, but yet very natural, connected with the surroundings. Well, the place and the vibe brought me in a contemplating and lyric way of being, so, I am sorry if my review is so much about sensation, how I felt, how I perceived the place. Some people will find the place pricy, the
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Zoltan Albert, Marketing at Zabola Estate
Responded Jun 24, 2021
Dear Madam, dear Sir, Zabola stands for time travel. The property dates back to the 15th century and has a long history of hospitality. We are delighted that we could gift you with some memorable moments. Looking forward to welcome you some time soon. Warm regards, Team Zabola
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Good Life wrote a review Apr 2021
Cluj-Napoca, Romania4 contributions
This place has a lot to offer and I received a lot from Zabola Estate in many ways., not just a great holiday, but food for soul and inspiration. It has a story, a very vivid story and is a huge project for a lifetime to build, to create. I am very curious how this place will look in 5 -10 years. I wish the management and the staff the best and I want to congratulate for their work and attitude. The nature and surroundings are really beautiful, a voluptuos silence, where you can hear and perceive nature, the history of the place...and yourself. It gives you the nicest context to slow down, and live on a different pace ... The place is about fine living, in a princial manner, and this comes with positive and maybe less positive sides. For me, it was perfect, but I heard
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Zoltan Albert, Marketing at Zabola Estate
Responded Jun 24, 2021
Dear Sir, We are extremely happy that you enjoyed the time spent at Zabola. Feedbacks like this make us want to work even harder for the best guest experience. Indeed Zabola Estate is a place of harmony where you detach yourself from the turmoil of everyday life. We look forward having you back for some more replenishment. Kind regards, Team Zabola
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MarinaZanfir wrote a review Feb 2021
Bucharest, Romania17 contributions17 helpful votes
The Red Room We were accommodated in the Red Room, an amazing bedroom with fireplace, candelights, a bathtub in front of the bed and a great decor. The food is amazingly good and the staff was lovely: respectful, helpful and joyful. We walked around the domain, admired the horses, drank wine watching the fire in the fireplace and felt, for a weekend like we weren’t in the God knows what stage of the pandemic (even though everyone was wearing their masks and all the rules were respected). Definitely coming back. Definitely worth it. Thanks for making our stay such a lovely time!
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from Zabola Estate Reservations, Guest Services / Front Office at Zabola Estate
Responded Mar 16, 2021
Dear Marina, It was a great pleasure serving you. We are delighted to hear the kind words about Zabola and we will try continuously to earn them. Kind regards, Team Zabola
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Peter wrote a review Feb 2021
Buzau, Romania109 contributions73 helpful votes
This estate has been brought to live and renovated by a hungarian duke. There is a royal air ended especially on the bathrooms design. The duke lives nearby and you can’t even acces the roads to his castle. An old man couldn’t read the restriction note and walked though the ally. He returned 5 years later but 10 years younger. Some staff claims that they actually saw the duke. I had to leave very early at 5 am and it was all dark. While going down on the old wooden stairs, I could feel someone or something following me. I was to scared to look back and run to the car, even if my family was still in the room. Later I found out that it was the duke..
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from Zabola Estate Reservations, Guest Services / Front Office at Zabola Estate
Responded Feb 12, 2021
Dear Sir, Your experience is not unusual at all. Some say they have seen Hercule Poirot slipping out of the dining room. History is part of Zabola Estate and that gives the place a mystique air. :) Love to see you back. Kind regards, Team Zabola
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macanila wrote a review Jan 2021
Bucharest, Romania131 contributions81 helpful votes
We have tried to make a reservation but there eas no availability for the dates we’ve requested. However, we were passing by on our way back home and stopped to have a look and maybe have lunch. We were very suprised to being denied access on the property on the reason we are not guests nor having a reservation. The conversation was held over the phone as there is no one guarding the secured gates. Fair enough, no chance that we will ever try to become guests to such a property. Not that they even care about it.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Zoltan Albert, Marketing at Zabola Estate
Responded Jan 5, 2021
Dear Macanila, We are very sorry for your disappointment, but you have to understand that our internal Covid protection measures limit the number of people in our restaurant. To protect our hotel costumers we decided not to accept outside guests for this period. We do care about all our future customers, but there are certain commitments we can not overgo. Thank you for your understanding, kind regards, Team Zabola
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Dumitru Nicolae wrote a review Sep 2020
Bucharest, Romania90 contributions34 helpful votes
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Many good things was put together to create a fairytale castle. The rooms are bigger and complete the medieval atmosphere. The chimney can be used without any fear, not a little bit of smoke comes into the room. The surroundings are well maintained and you can walk around peacefully. The restaurant has a few options but the dishes were exquisite and very tasteful. Major plus were the wine list, both red or white. The single minus was the prices for the whole experience and a little calibration will be useful.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Zoltan Albert, Marketing at Zabola Estate
Responded Jan 6, 2021
Dear Dumitru! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We look forward seeing you back some time. Kind regards, Team Zabola
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iris02015 wrote a review Aug 2020
19 contributions17 helpful votes
We've spend a few nights in one of rooms from the Machine House. We really enjoyed the domain, the walk through the gardens and the forest. It is very quiet and peaceful and you get in touch with the nature. We"ve enjoyed the welcome drinks and we liked the fact the our room was very quiet. The rooms are nice, bed is comfortable, shower and bathtub are of good size. Rooms tend to bring the atmosphere from old times, they have nice old pictures and old furniture. I have no problem with old furniture as long as it is well kept and maintained, so that you can see someone had attentions to details and wanted to bring to life some old furniture and its own story. Sadly this is not the case. Some furniture, door, windows are deteriorated and in my opinion they look bad. I wish they
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Date of stay: August 2020
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FOMALHAUT wrote a review Aug 2020
Bucharest, Romania1 contribution2 helpful votes
Even though they pretend to be English-speaking, the so-called "Hungarian owners" (or "Counts") of the Zăbala Estate (because calling it "Zabola" means being ashamed of using the proper Romanian name) cannot discern between the words "vintage" and "unkempt". As a resident of the "Old Saddlehouse" for two nights, I can only say: BEWARE. The doorknobs, shower cabin, and other metal tools you might encounter and/or get in contact with are old and rusty, and you might get one or two lethal diseases (Covid being the last thing to worry about) if you accidentaly grab them on the wrong edge. The couches still bear the stains of the generations past that drenched them with their sweat, and every night you might be visited by the Count's familiars - bats, spiders or mosquitoes (the dog
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Tudor Colt wrote a review Aug 2020
Iasi, Romania32 contributions45 helpful votes
Beautiful romantic retreat, excellent for couples. The bath tub and the glass shower are really nice. Big bed and nice breakfast. Really, really quiet. You can enjoy a stroll or reading a book with your partner. Just come here and see for yourself!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Robert A wrote a review May 2020
Bucharest, Romania138 contributions42 helpful votes
The place is beautiful and a nice getaway from Bucharest, rooms are definetly something else especially if you get one with a fire place and shower inside and the staff is welcoming. The price of the room is understandable but the food menu was a big issue. Besides being extremely limited, only 2 soups and 4 mains, the prices are through the sky, while the products are nowhere near that spectacular and ridiculously small portions. What felt like an actual harrasement was being charged 2€ (10RON) for a chilli pepper after already paying 4 times more for a basic traditional goulash soup. Basically if you stay for 2 nights you have to leave the premise in order to eat.
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Date of stay: May 2020
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PRICE RANGE
$126 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
RomaniaTransylvaniaCentral RomaniaCovasna CountyZabala
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
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