Accommodation In Romania
Two sides to Transylvania
The real Transylvania isn't far from its onscreen counterpart – minus the vampires. The region has well-preserved medieval towns with ancient architecture, hilltop citadels and secret passageways. You can also find Bran, the castle that inspired Bram Stoker's Dracula. Some of the best cities to experience this Gothic side to Transylvania are Brasov, which has the Chambers'n Charm Boutique Hotel, and Sighisoara, where you can stay in the award-winning Hotel Central Park.
Transylvania isn't without its modern appeal, found easily within Cluj-Napoca. Stay at the small and homely Hotel ESCALA, the Hampton by Hilton or 4-star Golden Tulip Ana Dome for convenient access to restaurants, shopping and informative museums.
Stay along the Black Sea in Dobrogea
Nestled along Romania's Black Sea coastline is the region of Dobrogea, boasting clusters of Greek and Roman ruins. One of its coastal cities is Constanta, which is a popular summer getaway and home to many beachfront resorts. There are many award-winning hotels on offer including the Hotel Cherica, Hotel Carol and Splendid Hotel.
For a slightly quieter coastal retreat, you might want to head to Vama Veche, with a tranquil coastline and a good selection of hotels. Try the Hotel Laguna, which places you within 100 metres from the beach and also has a large outdoor swimming pool.
Join the masses in Bucharest
With a population exceeding two million, Bucharest is a capital city accustomed to appeasing all types of traveller. History and culture fanatics can get their fix at the numerous museums and monuments such as the open-air Village Museum with about 300 traditional buildings. Nature seekers can lounge in Herastrau Park by the Colentina River, and those there to party have plenty of bars and clubs to choose from.
Hotels in Bucharest include 5-star varieties such as the Athenee Palace Hilton and Epoque Hotel, along with more affordable options like Hello Hotel and Banat. For luxury and elegance, you can stay at the Grand Hotel Continental and revel in the 19th-Century building with day spa and mahogany-furnished English bar.