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“Fantastic and close to old town”
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, Transylvania

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David S
Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
“Fantastic and close to old town”
Reviewed 3 March 2016 for a stay in February 2015

Brasov is a lovely mountain town. It has a beautiful story and locals are welcoming. It is an old city but also a modern city. This city offers a wealth of entertainment and education services, recreation and relaxation. The city has a multitude of real estate offers on stay for long or short.
Referring to this location can say that location is a welcoming, attentive hosts to detail and open to help. It is a renovated old house but which offers a relaxing outdoor areas and also modern facilities.
It is worth visiting the city of Brasov in Romania.

I hope you have also fan ;)

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Oct 2017
Thank you from me and from Brasov for the appreciations.
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Mar4conti...
Toronto, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Wonderful accommodations in a very central location”
Reviewed 28 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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Hidden in a courtyard, this wonderfully renovated house was bright & welcoming with many eye-catching touches that added to its appeal. Very clean & comfortable.

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Liked best: Appearance & location
Liked least: Entrance to courtyard is shared & garbage can was allowed to overflow
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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7 Oct 2017
Thank you!
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Corina V
Cypress, Texas, United States
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A Rare Gem in the Heart of Brasov”
Reviewed 16 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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From the moment I inquired about the property, I knew this is the place I want to stay in Brasov. The owner has been extremely cooperative, professional and fast to answer all of my questions. Everything about the property was at the highest standards, including the superior service.

About the location: Vila Arina is located in the heart of Brasov, within a 5 minute walking distance to all of the tourist restaurant and attractions,including The Council Square (Piata Sfatului) which is the heart of the old medieval city. There is a small convenience store right next door, an exchange place and a wonderful cafe right across the street. Brasov's main taxi and bus stop is one block away. Most of the city's bus routes pass through here. Routes of note include the No. 50B - Livada Postei to Solomon’s Rocks; the No. 20, which serves Poiana Brasov, and the No. 12 from Livada Postei to Autogara No. 2 (for coaches to Bran). You will not find a better location than this one.

About the House: The house is divided in two apartments with separate entrances. We stayed in the large apartment. The main floor had a large kitchen fully equipped with high quality appliances, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer, and cooking utensils. We appreciated the extra hanging space at the entrance for all of the winter coats.

The first floor had two bedrooms,a living room, a shower with sink and a separate restroom with sink. There is a DVD player in the main living room with a large selection of DVD's that my son enjoyed. There is also free WiFi that is very fast, lots of TV channels.

The second floor has a large living room with extendable sofas, a restroom which includes a shower and a large separate bedroom with a large Jacuzzi. This is my favorite part of the house. The natural lighting here is wonderful.

You will find everything you need in the house. The owner surprised us with a welcome gift, including a bottle of wine and coffee.The house is extremely clean, they only use white, crisp bed-sheets and the restrooms are sealed after they are cleaned. They provide travel size shampoo, conditioner, soap etc. The owner has paid attention to every single detail and the house is decorated in the most tasteful manner. The central heating system was wonderful and we were able to adjust the temperature. I noticed the house has AC, but it was cold so we did not use it.

We will stay here again, and highly recommend this place to all of our family and friends. As a native of Brasov, I will tell you that you will not find a better place to stay that will give you the same accommodations, service and personal attention that you find at Vila Arina.

Bars and Restaurants to try that are within walking distance:
Sergiana Restaurant for the best authentic food in town.
Roata Noroculu Restaurant- live music and Romanian food. They make the best Tripe Soup.
Bar Festival 39- Wonderful interbelic atmosphere, nice interior design, very nice bartenders.
Pharmacy Cafe- Unique place to have a drink.

I can go on and on, but I will let you explore Brasov and Vila Arina for yourself.

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Liked best: The location, quality and cleanliness of the house.
Liked least: I can't find anything
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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7 Oct 2017
Thank you Corina, I am speechless...
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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 11 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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person found this review helpful

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Liked best: location, cleanliness, decoration, everything is of very good quality
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
7 Oct 2017
Thank you Sonia, I know I will welcome you again!
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Francois...
Split, Croatia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Where you meet excellence in Romania !”
Reviewed 29 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

French citizen, living in Croatia, with a Croatian girlfriend, I use to regularly come to Romania since the mid of the 90’s. I recently convinced my girlfriend, her teen-aged son, and our friends, 3 couples, each of them being composed of a Croatian native and a foreigner (an Australian, an Italian, a German), together with 3 more teen-aged children, to forget all their a-priori about Romania and to come to enjoy this beautiful country, its nature, its monuments and its interesting cuisine.

The most important for us was the choice of a proper destination…and moreover of a perfect accommodation. We were happy we found both.

First, Brasov is the ideal start point for excursions in nearby mountains, medieval towns, the King’s Castle in Sinaia,… Certainly a very good idea when you want to start to discover what is Romania.

And we enjoyed the best stay we could hope for. Most of us have been travelling all over Europe or even the world. Our standards for the comfort, cleanliness, hospitality, safety and quietness of accommodations are really high. I was afraid I would not find anything like than in Brasov but our standards have been met by those two flats we rented in Brasov : Villa Arina and Apartment Mara.

Both belong to the same owner, whose politeness, kindness and dedication to his guests, starting from the very first exchange of mails we had when booking until the morning we left Brasov, is truly in par with the highest levels man can expect in other European top destinations. He advised us on restaurants based on our tastes, places to go out, the must do’s, the must see,…
He even helped us with paying the parking places by SMS during our whole stay using his own mobile phone, so we did not have to keep huge quantities of coins and to run to the street in the early morning to pay the parking meters. Btw the city of Brasov should develop a more clever system of payment of parking places for the foreign guests coming by cars.

What made us also decide to book those particular two flats? The fact that, while having each their own separate access with a main door, they share a communication door we asked our host to unlock, so we could easily move from one flat to another flat. It made our stay even more practical and comfortable. Our teens were so happy to be able to easily meet, without having to go through the main doors, especially on the only day and night it rained during our stay. In fact it was like renting a huge flat, instead of two.

Flats are… amazing : all the amenities are new, clean, functional…and well designed. Much better looking in reality than on the pictures. Wifi was very well working, stable and fast.
And we had such a feeling of space, rooms being large, including the bathrooms. One of our friend, who often complains about how tiny are bathrooms in European hotels or homes, was really positively impressed by those ones. And all the bathrooms and kitchen are as well equipped - if not better - as in our homes in Croatia.

Add on top of that the fact we rapidly developped, within a few hours, the feeling to be at home, the flats being calm, away from the street noises, so cosy and so nicely decorated, attention can be found even in the smallest details… Nothing to see with this widely spread total lack of personality bared by most of the rooms in hotel chains, even the so-called prestigious ones.

So, yes, we enjoyed our stay in Brasov at those two flats, thanks to our host, to his delicate tastes for furnishing and decorating the flats, and to his real sense of what must be customer's satisfaction . We will surely come back to Brasov as we did not spend enough time there, we will stay again at those flats and we already started to recommend them to our friends and relatives.

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Liked best: quality and service
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
7 Oct 2017
Wow!
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