Unique Accommodation in Romania
When you visit Romania and its magical attractions, make sure you also choose one of the incredibly unique accommodation locations of this beautiful country. Romania offers truly authentic and fascinating places to stay, from old luxurious mansions to quiet traditional country homes, from mountain lodges surrounded by wilderness to picturesque villas by the seaside. Travelers can find a wide range of unique accommodation in Romania, from the heart of the bustling cities to the most secluded countryside escapes. We have chosen the top 100 best accommodation places in Romania, thinking about their uniqueness, quirkiness, coziness and charm, but also including highly rated locations with perfect services and facilities. Feel free to choose a dream destination for your trip to Romania, insuring an unforgettable experience!
60 Rooms and Suites / Queen Elisabeth Boulevard 38
The charm of old Bucharest can still be uncovered in certain corners of the city, where travelers will fall in love with the atmosphere of Little Paris. The lovely Cișmigiu Hotel is among the most precious establishments in the city, housed inside a historical building dating from 1912 with splendid art-nouveau architecture. Located just a few hundred meters from the old town and the enchanting Cișmigiu Park, this lovely hotel is certainly one of the best known in the capital of Romania. Few accommodations can pride themselves with running a successful business for over a century. The highly stylish contemporary rooms offer complete comfort and luxury, with each whim of its guests being satisfied. The hotel also features an exceptional restaurant and a brewery serving Romanian traditional food and craft beer.
10 rooms (3 double std., 3 double sup., 3 family suites) / Hermann Oberth Square, no. 4, Sighișoara / Mureș County
Imagine staying in a traditional Saxon townhouse from 1676, right in the heart of the atmospheric medieval Sighișoara. From a time long gone, the spirit of an era and the soul of a city can be found inside the Taschler Haus boutique hotel. Certainly the most unique and authentic accommodation in the town of Sighișoara, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the few continuously inhabited medieval fortresses in Europe. This enchanting hotel features ten of the most incredible rooms you could find, with each one telling a story from bygone times, named after certain important guilds in the medieval city. The rooms are also designed in a traditional way, including authentic old objects and artworks. Throughout the house, there are many fascinating works of art, paintings and furniture that make this a veritable museum. The whole house is a historical monument and used to be a bakery during medieval times.
11 rooms in 3 houses / Sub Piatră / Sălciua de Jos / Alba County
Hidden in the wild heart of Transylvania, a few wooden houses can be found deep between the hills and forests of this magical land. Capturing the hearts of countless guests after its quick rise to fame following a feature on a popular Youtube travel channel, Raven’s Nest offers one of the most authentic travel experiences you could imagine. In complete communion with its natural environment, it appears as a remote village made of a few traditional wooden houses lying on a hilly slope. Guests can find a piece of the authentic rural atmosphere of Romania at Raven’s Nest, with perfectly equipped houses made of natural materials, organic traditional cuisine including ancient recipes, a stunning hot tub with one of the best panoramas in the world, outdoor cinema, campfires and fascinating trekking opportunities through the surrounding landscape. Raven’s Nest is the perfect base to explore the magnificent sights of central Transylvania, including waterfalls, canyons, caves and authentic villages.
15 Rooms + 1 Villa / Zăvoi Street / Archia – Deva / Hunedoara County
Travelers who wish to feel the ultimate hospitality of Romanian hosts should definitely choose the Archia Mansion, one of the signature accommodation names in Transylvania. Located in the village of Archia, just south of the city of Deva in Hunedoara County, this is a complete accommodation experience. Becoming a trademark of affordable luxury and the perfect mix of comfort and adventure in an authentic setting, the mansion offers 15 unique rooms that are designed and equipped to reflect certain themes, as well as an enchanting villa over the river. The amazing herald rooms of Archia include the Poppy, Trees, Roots, Hunting, Horse, Traditional, Lavender and other uniquely themed rooms. The prestigious Carol Restaurant offers high class traditional and international delicacies in a very intimate and charming atmosphere. Guests of Archia Mansion can also experience horse riding, tennis courts and a fabulous swimming pool.
127 rooms and apartments / Poiana Brașov / Brașov County
The mountains of Romania offer many unforgettable experiences, including some exceptional accommodation choices. Among the best established destinations of the Carpathians, the resort of Poiana Brașov combines the enchanting landscapes of Bucegi Mountains with the easy access from the city of Brașov. Travelers who love winter sports or outdoor adventures will find plenty of options to stay active and entertained in Poiana Brașov. The best lodging in this enchanting destination can be found at the exquisite Teleferic Grand Hotel, which offers the superior mountain hospitality experience in an extremely fascinating atmosphere. Its superior rooms and deluxe apartments feature gorgeous wood design, five star facilities and mesmerizing panoramas of the surrounding nature. The hotel also features two high class restaurants and two bars, indoor swimming pool, several saunas, outdoor jacuzzis, ski and snowboard equipment, activities and more.
10 Rooms + 1 Private Villa / Fundătura Cerbului / Teșila / Prahova County
In the middle of the Carpathian great outdoors, there are some truly astonishing places where hospitality meets innovation, creating a unique Romanian travel experience. The special Atra Doftana is among the most exquisite examples of unique accommodation in Romania. It is located on the shore of a mountain lake created along a side valley travelers can access on the road between Bucharest (115 km) and Brașov (80 km). The idyllic Doftana Valley is the background of this superb concept of accommodation, everything revolving around nature and revitalization. Each of the discreetly designed large rooms has a terrace overlooking the lake and the mountains, also offering large windows, private bathrooms, floor heating and more amazing features. The property also has a gourmet restaurant, where visitors can sample amazing fine dining dishes, as well as campfires, mountain biking, hiking and other outdoor activities.
12 Rooms & Suites / Siriu / Buzău County
Travelers who wish to escape all of the world and civilization, reaching a place that almost seems surreal, should definitely give Hadar Chalet a look. This mesmerizing lodge is located deep in the mountains of central Romania, on a remote side valley parting from another road going through the Carpathians. About 70 km west of Brașov and 175 km north of Bucharest, this secluded location is surrounded by mountains and deep forests, built in a traditional style in a small clearing. Hadar Chalet offers standard, premium and deluxe rooms, suites and penthouses that are perfectly equipped and designed for a comfortable luxury experience. There is also a traditional restaurant, an event barn, a seasonal pool, movie rooms and other entertaining games and activities. On top of everything, the whole complex is surrounded by lush gardens for a complete immersion into the natural world.
18 Rooms (7 deluxe, 7 superior, 4 standard) / Maxut / Deleni / Iași County
The fabulous estate of the Polizu Manor sits lavishly in the hills of Moldavia, surrounded by forests, fields and vineyards, close to the famous Murfatlar Wine Region. The historical building with beautiful architecture was built by the end of the 19th century and completely renovated in 2011, bringing back some of its former glory and charm. A noble residence in the past, the estate welcomes guests today in standard and deluxe rooms with turn of the century furniture and finishes. The resident chef creates culinary delights each week in the restaurant located on the estate, also open for private events. The guests can also indulge in wine tastings inside the cellar, while the enchanting lounge offers a nice atmosphere. There is also an artificial salt room, while the property can also organize cooking classes and cultural tours, while the surrounding area is perfect for outdoor walks.
45 rooms and suites / Intrarea Aurora 17C / Bucharest
Branding itself as a “retreat in the heart of the city”, Epoque Hotel in Bucharest has been gathering prizes and awards for the last decade. Since 2010, it has become one of the hospitality symbols in Bucharest, a five star destination where guests can enjoy a mix of elegance, sophistication and tranquility. Located just a few steps from the charming Cișmigiu Garden with its beautiful shaded alleys, the boutique hotel features unique and splendid suites for every taste and preference, each one with the same tasteful design and perfect amenities. Bucharest’s Epoque Hotel also offers a fine cuisine restaurant called L’Atelier, as well as a bar & lounge and a spa area with indoor swimming pool, dry & wet saunas, treatments and fitness center. Visitors who wish to explore the heritage of Bucharest should also experience the most excellent lodging services in the city.
20 Rooms + 1 Apartment with 4 bedrooms / Zăbala / Covasna County
The true spirit of yesteryear can be found in the core of the Carpathian Mountains, where an old castle estate has been transformed into one of the most fascinating and unique accomodation in Romania. Travelers who wish to experience life as royalty can visit the Zabola Estate, an impressive complex that has managed to revive history and make it available for anyone. With a touch of luxury and elegance, the estate is located in the village of Zăbala, surrounded by the Carpathians in the geographical center of Romania. Only 65 km from Brașov, the estate grounds cover a large area with woods and enchanting gardens, while the historical buildings date back for many centuries. Zabola Estate features four guesthouses that served prior purposes, as well as a former hunting lodge, yet the main draw is the Count Mikes Castle itself. Apart from the superb rooms with lavish and romantic design, the estate also offers a luxurious dining experience in the former stables, terraces, ponds, lakes, sauna, hiking trails and other activities.
178 rooms, suites, apartments and bungalows / Crișan / Danube Delta / Tulcea County
Lost in the mesmerizing infinity of the Danube Delta, there is a luxury resort almost completely surrounded by the kingdom of water, yet offering some of the most memorable experiences in this unique biosphere reserve. The small traditional village of Crișan is located in the heart of this natural paradise, with the Lebăda Luxury Resort and Spa beautifully placed on a small peninsula between the canals of the Danube. Travelers can find there the perfect blend between exquisite top-quality services and the choice of active adventures that can be easily enjoyed. The magnificent resort features high class accommodation in amazingly designed and equipped rooms, suites, bungalows and even a treehouse. It also offers the splendid Up the River Spa experience, with a wide choice of procedures and therapies provided by qualified specialists.
14 rooms (4 twin, 5 double, 5 suites) / Ponoarele / Mehedinți County
At the southwestern foot of the Carpathians and overlooking the charming plateau of Mehedinți, this amazing guesthouse features one of the most appreciated traditional Romanian restaurants in the region, offering delicious food made from fresh local ingredients. The enchanting accommodation features traditional and original rooms with authentic design and perfect facilities. Each room is decorated according to the various historical regions of Romania, offering an authentic atmosphere. Conacu’ Boierului (Noblemen’s Mansion) combines the luxury of a four star accommodation that offers top quality services, with the pleasure of staying and eating in a traditional Romanian fashion. Travelers will also find a wide variety of splendid sights, including several natural wonders located in the same village, as well as caves, gorges, mountains and more.
18 Unique Rooms (14 doubles + 4 single) / Măldărești / Vâlcea County
The Romanian countryside hides veritable historical and architectural treasures. Some of them have been tastefully restored and transformed into hospitality getaways for those looking for tranquility and peace. In the historical region of Oltenia and close to the small town of Horezu, there is an old mansion (cula house) that has become one of the most incredible accommodation experiences in the region. The Maldăr Mansion offers unique traditional rooms that feature authentic wooden furniture and other elements that are hundreds of years old. These create a special atmosphere where guests are transported back in time, surrounded by antiques and the lush extensive garden of the estate. In the courtyard, there is an equally beautiful dining room in a traditional space serving delicious local food, as well as a swimming pool.
Tents for 2-4 people / Piatra-Galeșu / Brăduleț / Argeș County
Waking up in the morning with the unforgettable panorama of the wooded hills in the most rural areas of Romania is certainly a magical experience. Glamping, while being a new concept in Romania, is becoming extremely popular and there are more and more locations. The Sunrise Glamping Retreat is one of the most interesting options where guests can sleep in tents or small wooden structures in the middle of pristine nature. With all the comfort of a regular guesthouse, but the added feeling of being outside surrounded by the green forest, these locations are truly exceptional. The location offers breakfast, sauna and other services. Featuring complete privacy and comfort, the Sunrise Glamping Retreat is located in the southern foot of the Carpathians, close to the town of Curtea de Argeș and the spectacular Transfăgărășan Mountain Road.
15 Rooms (std. double, twin, single, deluxe double) / Ogra / Mureș County
There are travelers who settle with just a bed and a roof over their heads, while others think that a unique accommodation in Romania is part of the experience. Among the most incredible places to stay in Transylvania, an authentic castle, completely renovated and brought to its former exuberance, is certainly at the top. Located just 30 km from the city of Târgu Mureș on the road to Cluj Napoca, the stunning Haller Castle is the best example of magnificent lodging in Romania. Built in the 17th century and completely renovated in a classic baroque style, the castle now welcomes its guests in splendid rooms and apartments with stylish furniture and decorations. The location also features a high class restaurant with traditional and international menu, as well as a stylish ambiance. Haller Castle in the heart of Transylvania also offers a wine cellar and a spa center.
1 Cottage + 1 Treehouse (up to 6 people) / Păulești / Bulzeștii de Sus / Hunedoara County
In the deep wild heart of Romania, visitors can get closer to their primordial feelings by experiencing an authentic accommodation space. The fascinating Carpathian Cottage and Tree Cottage are two lovely locations in the remote Apuseni Mountains, far from the meddling world and modern civilization. Deep in the rural heaven of Transylvania and surrounded by astonishing landscapes, a traditional old but restored wooden cottage and a lovely small treehouse are as close as anyone can get to the mystical world of the authentic Romanian countryside. The house offers superb traditional design and amenities, mostly using wood and natural elements. Guests have complete privacy, with only a few scattered houses in the nearby hills. There are plenty of awesome hiking paths and beautiful places to visit in the area.
89 rooms, apartments and penthouses / Sfântu Gheorghe / Danube Delta / Tulcea County
There are some places in Romania where travelers can completely escape the hectic pace of modern life and enjoy the pristine natural world. Located in the place where the Danube meets the Black Sea, the Green Village Resort offers the perfect mix of wild adventures and chill relaxation, creating a soothing yet exciting atmosphere. The excellent resort complex features traditional architecture from the Danube Delta, exquisite design based on 100 % natural materials, swimming pool, restaurant, health center, as well as a wealth of activities that visitors can enjoy, including boat trips, kayaking, cycling, swimming, fishing and more. The rooms feature perfect amenities and superb terraces that offer unforgettable views of the Danube Delta and its wildlife.
15 pillar houses / Berzasca Village no. 458 / Caraș-Severin County
Surrounded by the magical and wild scenery of the Danube reaching the mountains between Romania and Serbia, this superb complex includes fifteen wooden lodges built on pillars right above the river. All of them are linked by a long pontoon that stretches to the shore, while each house is private and opens towards the astonishing landscape of the Danube. Guests can lounge on the private terraces and watch the barges and cruise boats passing by, while they can also experience fishing. Each wooden lodge includes a bedroom, a living room with sofa, large outdoor terrace, private bathrooms and other amenities. Egreta Complex is located in an amazing area boasting tourist attractions, including the Cauldrons of the Danube, the Danube Defile, the Nera Gorges – Beușnița National Park, the Bigăr Waterfall and many others.
4 Rooms + 1 House / Criș / Mureș County
In the hills of central Transylvania just south of the Sighișoara Citadel, there is an old restored mansion awaiting guests in the middle of wooded hills and idyllic plains. Bringing a touch of luxury to an otherwise completely authentic rural experience, the Bethlen Estates sit at the core of the pristine natural wilderness of Transylvania. Located next to the historical treasures of the village, with an old castle and a fortified church, the estates offer exquisite accommodation in the 300 years old Caretaker’s House and the newly opened Depner House, with superb contemporary designed rooms with a traditional touch. The main house includes dining rooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a sanarium and a library. The true highlights of the Bethlen Estates Transylvania are the wide range of amazing activities available for guests, including horseback-riding, cycling, hiking, wine-tasting and picnics.
2 Rooms + 1 Tree House – 8 Guests max. / Peșteana / Densuș / Hunedoara County
There are plenty of places to evade in Transylvania and among the most exciting, travelers can choose a cozy wooden lodge in the middle of nowhere. There are destinations where one can almost feel the spirit of the place and the warmth of the host. Transylvania Log Cabins is a small but fascinating project featuring a welcoming wooden cabin and a small tree house, where visitors are surrounded only by the thrills of birds. Surrounded by many amazing sights and the Carpathians mountains, it is located just a few kilometers from the town of Hațeg in southeastern Transylvania. The log cabin features natural design and architecture, with most elements made of wood, with a traditional note. With a self check-in and a fully equipped kitchen, guests will have total privacy and relaxation. The small tree house is beautifully designed, offering a comfortable yet unforgettable experience.
4 unique houses with a total of 16 rooms / Snagov / Ilfov County
Guests arrive at the unique Vlahiia Garden for the stories that this place has to tell, an experience that goes beyond the usual and takes on almost spiritual nuances. This exceptional location was the vision of a single man who returned to Romania and created a small quaint world. It includes a collection of traditional wooden houses that were brought from the far-away historical region of Maramureș to the elegant resort village of Snagov, half an hour north of Bucharest. Each house features unique architecture and design, being equipped with all the necessary amenities. The splendid garden also includes a great restaurant, a small wooden church and a small village museum, creating an ambiance that takes travelers into an unforgettable journey through time and space.
7 cottages / Vadu Oii / Buzău County
In the middle of pristine woods at the foot of Buzău Mountains and on the banks of a small creek, travelers can find a small piece of authentic Romania. Featuring marvelous cottages created from natural repurposed and recycled materials, including wood, hay, clay and stone. Everything around these small welcoming nests was designed to be in complete balance and have a minimal impact upon the surrounding environment. Perfect for visitors searching for seclusion and detachment from modern civilization, the Bear’s Cottages are small wooden huts where two guests can evade and enjoy a peaceful atmosphere. This is also a great location to start exploring the mountain ridges and other attractions nearby, with astonishing hiking trails that take travelers to hidden natural treasures, like the nearby Eternal Fire area, where natural gas reaches the Earth’s surface and catches fire from the sun.
Temeliei St. No.3, Brașov
The concept of glamping has a lot of adepts and people hooked on the idea of a closer bond with nature while traveling. Nevertheless, this does not mean that it cannot be applied in the heart of an urban settlement. The city of Brașov is among the most popular and fascinating destinations of Romania, with its exceptional location at the foot of the Carpathians, but also featuring an exceptionally rich cultural heritage. Right in the middle of the city, visitors can find a magical garden with a few splendid tents where they can spend unforgettable nights. Dragonfly Gardens is located a few km from the Old Town in Brașov, offering a unique experience in luxury tents that feature comfortable beds and atmospheric lights, a common kitchen area, an outdoor terrace with barbeque facilities and more.
6 unique houses with 8 rooms / Breb / Maramureș County
Created like a miniature version of the traditional village of Maramureș, this authentic family lodging destination is run by a lovely English lady who fell in love with this area of Romania and settled in the village of Breb ten years ago. The village hotel was created around several traditional wooden houses, where travelers can rest and escape into a world of perfect hospitality. Each of the unique houses features superb rural architecture and authentic furniture, but also has all the necessary amenities for an unforgettable experience. The location also offers a completely equipped kitchen with natural ingredients, a large lush garden and plenty of activity opportunities.
11 en-suite bedrooms / Peștera / Brașov County
There are few better places to achieve total relaxation and well-being than in the heart of the Romanian Carpathians, surrounded by the raw charm of nature and attending one of the most amazing wellness retreats one could imagine. Branding itself as the only center of its kind in the country, the Akasha Wellness Retreat is definitely a unique and unforgettable experience. It is an adults-only program based in the lovely village of Peștera surrounded by magnificent mountains, offering a magical combination of spiritual relaxation, healing therapies, nature connection, healthy eating and so much more. Guests can enjoy carefully planned packages that include carefully designed and personalized all-inclusive experiences.