The Bran/Brașov area is, in my opinion, the most beautiful one in Romania if mountains are your thing. Nested between the Piatra Craiului range and the Bucegi mountains, in a beautiful hilly area, this is the spot where you can see Romania at its best.
And if you want more than just a quiet, serene place to stay, but which is not far away from shops/restaurants/bars, Casa Cehov is my recommendation. The owner, Ion Trandafir, is born and raised in Bran and, having travelled the world as a world tour freeride skier, brings together local knowledge and huge mountain experience. His mountain bike tours will leave you longing for more and you'll prolong your stay or come back again soon. He can advice on hiking and trekking tours in the whole huge area and, if you happen to want something he can't do himself, he'll put you in touch with the right people.
Be sure to write if you happen to have questions, I tried to write this review as thorough and complete as possible.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "Beautiful surroundings, big, airy rooms with a great view and a friendly common area. Lots of space both inside and outside. Located in a peaceful area but not too far from the main road, shops and attractions. ... Guided MTB tours offered, for cyclists of all levels, from randonneurs to hardcore marathoners (60km/3000+) ... more less