When I search for a place to stay in a city that I’ll visit soon, I encounter various problems. Even if the place has a great location, it looks good and the price is low, reviews like “a lot of noise”, “under our room was a club and the floor was vibrating all night with us”, “is dirty”, “the receptionists are conceited” are present. And you suddenly realize that everyone has defects and eventually you need to accept the place with the defects you can bear. Exceptions? Of course. Lucky me, until now, I found places with a great location, great price, great look, great receptionists and so on. The last one, was really a dream come true!
While I visited Sinaia, I had the honor to stay at “Vila Retezat”. The place is designed and built in the style of the German Renaissance at the beginning of the 20th century by Karel Liman, good friend of king Carol I, for whom he designed Pelisor Castle and the Peles Castle’s “Hall of Honor”. Even if that happened more than 100 years ago, this place is looking amazing and is extremely delightful.
Personally, I have a phobia about the owners or the receptionists. I always imagine the worst. Luckily, was not the case! I felt like I have always been there, and the receptionists and the housekeeper were my best friends. By the way, if you choose to stay there, don’t hesitate to ask for something! They are more than just nice people.
The outside design is very imposing, while the interior is warm, full of works of art, collectors’ items and antiques, stunning stained-glass windows and spacious rooms.
The aspect that made me think a little bit before I got there was the external bathroom. What does it mean? You have your own private bathroom right next to your room. But there are also spaces with bathroom inside the room. You can easily choose the one that you prefer, when you book.
There are 8 rooms + 2 apartments + 1 studio. I had the opportunity to see the majority and believe me, if you want something special and royal, ask for room 201 or 101.
And finally, enjoy your stay! It’s really an experience!