I just spent 3 nights in Bastion Hotel with my 6 year old son and I have to say that it was one of the best little trips we've ever taken in Romania. The location is perfect, half-way between the Peles Castle and the park, but also close to the station. After a short spell at the Train Exhibition which is right in the Royal Station, we took a taxi to the hotel which took 3 minutes and was about 2 euros.
The rooms are quite generous and pleasant. I felt the need for an extra piece of furniture in the bathroom to lay out all my stuff, but I managed very well anyway. For some reason, the Wi-Fi didn't work in my room either, but worked very well in the pretty courtyard where the restaurant tables are.
It is a 3 star hotel, but in many ways it's better that other hotels with more stars and graces. I found it very easy to operate there. It's got a sort of "open house" atmosphere about it - I felt okay about leaving my room door open so my son can come in and out, or leaving my stuff on the table in the courtyard while I had to go back to the room etc. It just felt safe, easygoing and relaxed.
Plus, it seems to be a hotel preferred by people with kids so we ended up spending a lot of time with other families and having a blast!
I have to agree with other reviewers about the restaurant. The food is very good, fresh and very tasty. The breakfast was ok, but lunch and dinner were even better! We tried other venues in Sinaia and they were very disappointing to say the least. The prices for the food are okay, not cheap but not expensive.
A word about the staff which was wonderful! They were all extremely welcoming and nice, they all tried to accommodate us and were all very friendly!
Every day we did something different. The central Park is beautiful and well kept, and there are also things to do for kids (trampolines, a long-ish flying fox, floating water balls, etc). The Peles Castle was our main target in Sinaia and from Bastion Hotel it's only a very pleasant 7 min walk up the hill.
We also took the minibus to Busteni and took the quite expensive (approx 25 euros return for me and my kid) cable car up to the Bucegi Plateau - but I feel I must write a separate review about this little trip.
All in all, we will return to Bastion Hotel - hopefully soon - as it was a really pleasant experience. Highly recommended!
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