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Chalet -
4 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Bran, Brasov County, Central Romania, Transylvania

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NJ
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“Breathtaking!”
Reviewed 3 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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Although our stay at this beautiful home started out a bit shaky (we arrived late at night, surrounded by complete darkness and had a difficult time identifying the exact property), we were THRILLED with our accommodation, as well as the location!

We did not have phone service abroad and really, our only communication was through TripAdvisor and my rental inbox. Luiza was very prompt about responding to all my questions in a very short time.

As for the accommodation itself, it was out of this world! The house is nestled in the heart of Bran, just a few minutes from Bran Castle, but far removed from the busy area. If you like someone unique in a quaint village setting, with views that leave you breathless, this is the place for you! The house has several rooms on multiple floors with several bathrooms (we occupied the attic bedroom with a private bathroom), all with beautiful wood paneling and charming contemporary, rustic deco. The main floor has a fully stocked kitchen, dining room, living room and den, with room for LOTS of people to find their "own space". The common area is SURROUNDED by large windows, overlooking the mountains in the distance, and a lower level boasts a sitting area and pool table for added fun. During our stay, only one other couple stayed in the house and really, we didn't even know they were there.

I do have one or two "suggestions" that would have helped during our stay, but really, we had a wonderful experience. First, I would (please!) MARK the residence with perhaps a sign on the outer gate to indicate "Waltraud House." Although we received great directions from Luiza via email (my rental inbox), we were unable to easily confirm we were at the right place, even when we were ON the property. We drove up the street (really a rocky/hilly dirt path) and asked several neighbors, but none could speak English and we were afraid of trespassing on someone else's property. The gate was closed, and to really "see" the house to get a visual confirmation in the dark, we would have had to be INSIDE the gate (which would not be so nice to do if we were on the wrong property!) My 2nd suggestion relates to my first - we spent long days traveling and arrived just before dark (maybe just before 7pm)....and here, IT IS DARK! By the time we thought we had identified the correct place (after asking neighbors and going up and down the hill a few times), it was PITCH BLACK outside....there are NO LIGHTS on the outside of the property whatsoever. Even with the light of my cell phone, it was difficult to see anything. It had rained all day long before our arrival, and I was wearing leather boots (not hiking boots) and slid quite a bit on the wet, grassy hill surrounding the house. Luiza left the key for us under a mat, but on the upper deck where I could not get to in my boots. Perhaps if an outdoor light was left on and the key left somewhere on the lower level for that door there, it would have been easier.

However, despite our "adventure" in Bran, I would definitely stay here again on future visits, but would strongly recommend the few suggestions to be taken into consideration.

Thank you for helping us have a memorable time in Bran! :-)

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Liked best: The beautiful location and the amazing set up of the home
Liked least: The difficulty in finding the exact house and the difficulty of getting to the door and the key that opened it
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Mar 2015
We are constantly trying to improve the accomodation for our guests and we are definitely taking into account your suggestions. Thank you and we are waiting for your next staying.
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Bonnet A
Trelaze, France
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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Reviewed 25 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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Liked best: la vue sur la montagne
Liked least: les ustensiles de cuisine défectueux ou manquant et l'absence de machine à laver
Travelling group: En famille avec adolescent(s)
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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