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“It could be better” 3 of 5 bubbles
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The Council
Ranked #3 of 115 Sibiu B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bucharest, Romania
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17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“It could be better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

We spent just one night at this hotel, in December 2012. The hotel is actually an old house, very good and nice renovated. The hotel and the rooms are clean, nice decorated. We had the opportunity to choose which room we like to get. The breakfast room is nice decorated, intimate, preserved the old stile, with a nice view. You can get a very good coffee, unfortunately you don't have to many choices for breakfast.
It is not to much light inside. Bigger lamps could help a little bit.
The hotel has a great potential, with few improvements.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

although it seemed a chic place in the middle of the city, judged by the pictures over the internet, we got something more like a kitsch room for a big price
the whole hotel lacks somehow in atmosphere
breakfast was poor indeed, but there was a little atmosphere there ... some classical music and a nice view from the window
all in all, I wouln't reccomend this hotel

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bucharest, Romania
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33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

If you don't find parking places ask the hotel staffand they can help you. Breakfast could be better.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank STROILESCU A
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Madrid
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

The location is excellent, but agree with many other reviews I have read. The management is just simply interested in money, and not on the confort and pleasure of their guests, which by being overwhelmed by their service, would recomends others to use it.

My experience was terrible, and therefore wouldnt recomend it.

In our case we wanted to cancel our second night (after not sleepng at all the first one due to the heat, teh roof rooms in summer time are not bearable), and they did not accept it. Of course I left -two nights and no sleep is no good-.

Additionally breakfast is really poor.

I normally dont make such bad reviews, but this time this hotel really deserves a poor rating.

Dont use it.

Room Tip: Never use "luxurious" Suite - Loft, or any room closae to the roof in summer. Is like an o...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Enrique M
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Muscat Governorate, Oman
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47 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

Looking for this hotel, I noticed that the Hilton was rated as one of the top hotels in Sibiu- I normally stay in Hiltons but would stay at the Astoria in Sibiu every time before I stayed in the Hilton. This hotel has a great location is comfortable, clean and very charming. The breakfast is okay but as some other reviewer noted, although it's not obvious, you can order omelets. The "room service" is also minimal but I don't actually need a wheeled cart and flowers to show up when I order drinks to my room... I was quite comfortable here and enjoyed the location.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank LostHome
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Konigs Wusterhausen, Germany
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47 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

I had made a booking in this hotel early in the year for our stay in July. The first thing you notice that booking is only possible without any cancellation possibilites. I booked it anyway, but unfortunately our flight was cancelled and we never reached the hotel. Now I discovered that the hotel hat lowered the prices for the period of our stay almost about 50 % which is of course their right to do without changing my rate from the beginning of the year. But when it came to the cancellation fee which is all over the world 80 % of the price since the hotel has no costs for changing of linens, towels or cleaning the room and the breakfast, there was no way in arguing, the full amount was taken. So they really made a big profit out of our misfortune. Even sending mails back and forth and the promise to come again a month later didn't change their mind. With the second booking we have even been asked to pay in advance. I cannot judge about the quality of the rooms but if you read all the reports about that hotel you should come to the conclusion that money is only what matters not the guests or their well being. Decide for yourself if you want to stay in such a hotel. For that money you find other hotels with a better rating.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Bucharest, Romania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2012

Very beautiful hotel. Good mark for the staff. I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Florin A
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Additional Information about The Council

Property: The Council
Address: Piata Mica 31, Sibiu 550182, Romania
Location: Romania > Transylvania > Central Romania > Sibiu County > Sibiu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 115 B&Bs / Inns in Sibiu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Council 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Council is a 4 star hotel, beautifully situated in the historical centre of Sibiu, originally built as the first City Council Hall in the 14th century, next to the Council Tower and steps away to Bruckenthal Museum, Small Square, Big Square and Liar Bridge. ... more   less 
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