This house certainly has character, and it is definitely not an anonymous hotel room. If you are looking for something different, and a really nice to talk to host, then you should definitely give it a try.
It is on the outskirts of Brasov, you need a car to access it. There is not a lot to do in Harman. We had our bikes with us and were thinking initially of doing some off road trails in a forest nearby, except that there is no forest nearby and it is in the middle of a flat field, with main roads on all sides and a lot of traffic going in and out of Brasov.
We were there with our two small children, and the apartment we had looked very nice - sort of like visiting an aunt's house, minus the cats. But you can probably appreciate this more if you don't travel with small kids, who are very curious. I always had the impression they were about to break something, so this was a bit uncomfortable for us. This is true also for the main house, where Marcela the owner lives, and where she cooked for us breakfast and dinner. The food was really good indeed, but again having to chase after 2 kids in a house full of souvenirs, I can't say we got to fully enjoy it.
The yard has a lot of potential, but when we were there in the middle of July, because of the heat and drought probably the grass was almost dried out. And I'm sad to say that there was a lot of junk towards the back yard plus a small swimming pool that had no water in it and looked pretty worn out. As we only stayed for one night, our kids didn't have time to really explore all of this, and I'm glad because it would have probably not been a good idea.
All in one, it is a really interesting choice for grown ups, or even maybe with big kids, but I don't really recommend it for small children.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the immediate countryside near Brasov, The Country Hotel is surrounded by marvelous panoramic views of the Carpathian Mountains and offers the utmost comfort and an enchanting atmosphere amidst intricate room design featuring an eclectic collection of art. ... more less