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Hotel - Chateau Vartely Wine, Culture and Leisure Resort

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Eliberarii Street 170B, Orhei 3501 Moldova
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#2 of 3 Specialty lodging in Orhei
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"Chateau Vartely" will offer hospitality to each visitor of its wine-making facilities, transforming the tasting in a real celebration for those who have tried for at least a single moment to understand the mysteries of these divine beverages. Thus, each visitor would be able to choose for himself the most appropriate wine, because in Moldova each wine is unique. Connoisseurs will discover the bouquet of wines, which remind of dynamism and gracefulness of Moldovan dance. We will help you get to know Moldova, the only country on the world map, which repeats the configuration of a grape. In the main tasting room you can choose between several tasting packages and learn about the wines produced by Chateau Vartely. The second tasting room, called "World Collection" invites you to participate in a virtual tour through renowned wine-making regions of the world, discovering the qualities and features of each wine sort from each continent. The restaurant of the complex, specialized in French cuisine, skilfully combined with the national one, will surprise you with the pleasant ambiance and warm atmosphere, that reigns in its rooms. The chef will propose you the most selected culinary recipes, which will manage to satisfy the finest tastes. The restaurant has a capacity of over 260 places. It is suitable both for warm family reunions, and for romantic dinners, for those who seek intimacy, and as well business meetings, banquets and other events.We offer our visitors accommodation in one of the 8 luxurious rooms or 4 VIP apartments of our guest house, from which windows you will have an enchanting view on Orhei town. The rooms are decorated in elegant, pastel colors, creating a harmonious and romantic atmosphere, offering maximum comfort, even to most demanding visitors. Additional services: sauna, billiard, dice, darts, playground for children, pool. At departure, you are invited the wine & gift shop, to purchase national souvenirs and Chateau Vartely wines at special prices.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Bar / lounge
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ATM on site
24-hour front desk
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Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Romanian
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Rezzon wrote a review Sep 2019
10 contributions3 helpful votes
Excellent hotel. Large and clean rooms. Location is excellent to discover Moldova. Excellent restaurant with excellent wines. Service is good but think about pre-ordering the food if they have a large group in.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Carmina Nitescu wrote a review Nov 2018
Bucharest, Romania56 contributions21 helpful votes
A true 5* hotel in services, comfort, people and everything. I came here for a wine trip, = had a great time at the hotel, at dinner and at the wine tasting. I knew most of their wines since I am a wine lover but I requested for a special food & wine pairing dinner at it was great. Totally recommend it and I am definitely coming back! I just love this place!
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Dickonbear wrote a review Sep 2018
Paphos, Cyprus131 contributions81 helpful votes
Chateau Vartely is an industrial-scale winery, with a busy banqueting facility attached, which does a roaring trade in weddings at the weekends. The 12-room accommodation side of the business is very much the poor relation. Guests staying in these rooms have to present themselves in person at the restaurant to make a booking - it can't be done by phone or by the management of the accommodation side of the operation. They also have to pay for each meal as they take it. Thus far, none of this is any great hardship. But, if you stay here at the weekend, when they're busy with weddings, you've got a real problem. On Saturday night, a restricted menu was offered because the kitchen was so busy with the wedding catering. In terms of main courses, choice was limited to chicken stew or pork stew. Both portions were very small and low on flavour. To compensate for these defects, they were accompanied by sour cream, grated cheese, a little scrambled egg and a large yellow object which could have been corn bread. After eating this indifferent meal, we retreated to our room, where we had to put up with the wedding reception’s music until 04:00. Having slept poorly the night before, I tried for a siesta on Sunday, but was constantly disturbed by bridal parties who seemed to think our 'private' balcony provided a nice location for a photo. At least we weren't troubled by housekeeping, because rooms don't seem to be serviced at weekends. We were faced with the same limited menu on Sunday, but we gave the stews a miss! We opted for soup, a plate of grilled vegetables and some cheese. It was pleasant enough, but not exactly a 5-star hotel restaurant meal! The hotel has some pluses. The rooms are spacious and have a lot of character - the idea is that the three 'villas' mimic the architectural styles of south, central and north Moldova. Although it is not set amongst vineyards, the hotel has a pleasant semi-rural location with good views to the west. When it's not doing weddings, it's a peaceful place with attentive service. And the wine-tasting is well worth doing. I can imagine that a weekday visit might have merited a score of 4. I'm disappointed that we stayed over a weekend, and hope others will avoid making that mistake.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Room Tip: Rooms in the 'North' villa are larger, and west-facing rooms have better views.
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Sascha K wrote a review Nov 2017
Germany344 contributions128 helpful votes
We very much enjoyed our stay in the spacious VIP apartment with its own fire place. The only thing I would recommend is an upgrade (replacement) of the rather uncomfortable mattresses. The Restaurant serves great food and of course excellent wines! There is lots of space for the kids to stroll around and staff is very friendly AND (!) yes, they do speak English. Our tour guide for example was speaking fluent in English.
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Simona C wrote a review Jun 2017
Bucharest, Romania22 contributions24 helpful votes
We spent a weekend at the Chateau Vartely between the 27 and 29 of May 2017, and this is definitely not even a 3 star hotel, not in terms of rooms and amenities but services. We arrived on a Saturday evening after an 8 hours drive from home. I was with my husband, my mother and our 3 years old girl. The first impression: front desk. Nice and cozy, but with an employee who was also attending the gift shop, a few hundred meters away from the front desk. For a five star hotel this lack of staff is unacceptable, and we noticed later this was not the only case. After the check in, the employee told us that our friends we were about to meet there paid a bottle of wine for us to have it upon arrival. A very nice gesture, but the stuff placed in our hands at the front desk a bottle of warm (almost boiled )white wine. As far as I know at a decent hotel the bottle of wine is supposed to be in your room, at a decent temperature with a bottle opener and some glasses aside. And was not a free amenity, somebody paid for it, but the hotel took care not to be nice surprise. Second impression: the room. We stayed in a nice apartment, on the first floor, with a nice view over the valley. The room was big, two bathrooms with free amenities and a huge balcony. But it was pretty cold outside especially for our daughter and they told us that the heaters were turned off, so if we want to be warmer inside just to turn on the air conditioner. We did so, but it was not the same thing. Also for a five star resort the beds were awful, poor mattresses and pillows and the beds were really noisy. I am not a picky traveler, but when you advertise your location as luxury, I do expect luxury. Third impression: the restaurant. As I was saying we were after an 8 hours drive with a 3 years old child, and we were hungry, and eager to have a hot meal. As the front desk employee informed us when he came to our room (he came to put me sign a child disclaimer: that I will take care of my child on the property, and any injuries are about to be my fault for not taking good care of her, because the property is on a hill, with a lot of stones, and bumpy alleys...funny, the first paper of its kind I ever signed), ok, so the guy told us that we are not going to be able to eat in the restaurant, because they have two baby shower parties, both on the first and second floor. But if we want we can order room service. That will do it, we thought, and we asked for a menu. But nooo, nothing is simple at this five star hotel. He told my husband to go to the restaurant for a menu. An upper hill trip and half hour later my husband came back, telling us the is not going to be possible to eat there, because they told him in the restaurant that nobody in the kitchen is available to make us dinner, and if we want to eat in our room we have to settle for some cold snacks. Maybe we could’ve done that, but there was a child with us, who wanted and needed a soup or anything else warm. So we had to leave the property, to find a restaurant, because this 5* resort was not able to fulfill a simple request: dinner. The second day we attended the wedding we were supposed to, but even at the dinner party, this „winery” served warm white wine....unacceptable. Also the staff from the housekeepers to servers were pretty rude, letting you know they are making you a favor by serving, or attending you. So again, if you are looking for an overpriced countryside retreat Chateau Vartely is the place for you, but if have a minimum travelling experience, to not fall for their marketing tricks.
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Date of stay: May 2017
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$89 - $92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MoldovaOrhei DistrictOrhei
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel - Chateau Vartely Wine, Culture and Leisure Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel - Chateau Vartely Wine, Culture and Leisure Resort?
Nearby attractions include OrheiLand (0.7 miles) and Celebrity Karaoke BAR (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel - Chateau Vartely Wine, Culture and Leisure Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel - Chateau Vartely Wine, Culture and Leisure Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel - Chateau Vartely Wine, Culture and Leisure Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel - Chateau Vartely Wine, Culture and Leisure Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chateau Vartely Wine. Culture and Leisure Resort, Doi Haiduci, and Safari.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel - Chateau Vartely Wine, Culture and Leisure Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Is Hotel - Chateau Vartely Wine, Culture and Leisure Resort located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Orhei.
Are pets allowed at Hotel - Chateau Vartely Wine, Culture and Leisure Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel - Chateau Vartely Wine, Culture and Leisure Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Russian, and Romanian.