Romania is best known for the Carpathian Mountains and for the castles and forests found in the Transylvania region. The vibrant city of Bucharest is overflowing with excellent restaurants, bars, shops, and museums, while the beach resorts on the coast of the Black Sea offer abundant opportunities to swim and sunbathe. No matter what you plan to see and do during your trip to Romania, here are the 25 best hotels the country has to offer.
© Ioana Hotel
Tucked away in the Bucegi mountains, the Ioana Hotel is a peaceful boutique hotel that offers five-star amenities and stunning panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. The rooms are individually decorated, and they come with special features like private balconies and flat screen TVs. In addition to offering a wide range of massage services, the hotel spa features a sauna and a hot tub for guest use. Parents are welcome to leave their children in the playroom while they relax in the spa. The property also boasts an on-site wine bar and a restaurant that serves both local and international cuisine.
CAL. CODRULUI, 11-15, Sinaia, Prahova, 106100, Sinaia 106100, Romania, Phone: +40-2-44-55-44-44
© Epoque Hotel
Conveniently located in the center of Bucharest, the Epoque Hotel provides a tranquil sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the city. The elegantly decorated rooms all come with complimentary Wi-Fi and separate living areas; some also offer private French balconies or views of the hotel's beautiful garden. Many of the city's top attractions are within walking distance of the hotel, including the National Museum of Art, but when guests would like to stay on the property they're welcome to relax in the on-site spa or enjoy a meal at the hotel's upscale French restaurant.
Intrarea Aurora 17C, Bucure?ti 010213, Romania, Phone: +40-2-13-12-32-32
3.Hotel Snagov Club
© Hotel Snagov Club
Named for its location on the gorgeous Lake Snagov, the Hotel Snagov Club is a modern five-star hotel with just over twenty rooms for guests to choose from. A complimentary breakfast is included in the room rate, and guests are welcome to eat lunch or dinner at one of the hotel's two refined restaurants, which specialize in both Romanian and international cuisine. There are also plenty of on-site amenities and activities to keep guests entertained, including a mini golf course, kayaks that can be used on the lake, a spa with an indoor pool and sauna, and a games room with pool and poker.
Strada Aleea Nufarului nr. 1B, Snagov 077165, Romania, Phone: +40-7-24-35-15-00
4.Grand Hotel Continental
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Dating back to the 1800s, the Grand Hotel Continental is an opulent five-star hotel conveniently located in the heart of Bucharest. The rooms are decorated in a variety of styles ranging from baroque to renaissance, and they come with amenities like flat screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, minibars, and work desks. Some also feature separate living areas or views of the upscale Victoriei Street. A complimentary breakfast buffet is offered every morning, but the hotel also offers several restaurants and bars, including a Balkan bistro, a fine dining restaurant that specializes in French cuisine, and a lobby more with more than 100 different spirits.
Calea Victoriei 56, Bucure?ti 010083, Romania, Phone: +40-3-72-01-03-00
© Hilton Sibiu
Boasting an excellent location right inside the Dumbrava Sibiului Natural Park, the Hilton Sibiu is an excellent place to stay if you'd like a room with stunning views of the Carpathian Mountains. The relaxing rooms all feature private balconies or terraces overlooking the surrounding forest, and guests who choose one of the hotel's upgraded rooms will also have access to a private lounge that offers a complimentary breakfast and refreshments throughout the day. When not relaxing in their rooms, guests are welcome to enjoy the hotel's many amenities, which include two tennis courts, a spa with a sauna, an indoor pool, and a hair salon.
Strada Padurea Dumbrava 1, Sibiu 550399, Romania, Phone: +40-2-69-50-56-00
6.JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel
With more than 400 rooms to choose from, the JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel is one of the best hotels to stay at if you're interested in exploring the sights of Bucharest. The hotel is known for its excellent location near the Palace of the Parliament, and it offers all the amenities you need after a long day of sightseeing, including an upscale spa with a sauna, an indoor pool, a casino, a fitness center, and five restaurants. The rooms are just as well equipped as the rest of the hotel; they feature marble bathrooms, complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and comfortable sitting areas.
Calea 13 Septembrie 90, Bucure?ti 050726, Romania, Phone: +40-2-14-03-00-00
© Kronwell Hotel
The Kronwell Hotel is located less than five minutes away from the train station in Brasov, making it an ideal place to base yourself if you have a busy travel schedule. All the rooms are equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi and amenities like flat screen TVs, coffee machines, work desks, and heated floors; some also have luxurious upgraded features like loaner iPads, free-standing bathtubs, and comfortable lounges. The on-site spa offers a wide range of beauty and wellness treatments as well as an indoor pool and a sauna, and in-room massages can be arranged upon request.
Bulevardul Garii 7A, Brasov 500203, Romania, Phone: +40-3-68-73-08-00
8.Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest
© Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest
Established in 1914, the Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest boasts a rich history, beautiful Belle Époque architecture in the lobby, and plenty of glittering chandeliers and elegant marble columns. The rooms and suites come with high-end amenities like marble bathrooms, luxurious bedding, and flat-screen TVs; guests who book an upgraded room will also enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi and access to a lounge serving breakfast and evening canapes. There are also plenty of other hotel amenities for guests, including a 24-hour fitness center, an upscale spa, an indoor pool and sauna, an Italian restaurant with a terrace, and a bar featuring an excellent whiskey selection.
Strada Episcopiei 1-3, Bucure?ti 010292, Romania, Phone: +40-2-13-03-37-77
9.Radisson Blu Bucharest
© Radisson Blu Bucharest
Not only is the Radisson Blu Bucharest home to the largest casino in the country, but it also boasts an excellent location in the city center and elegantly decorated rooms with flat-screen TVs and minibars. Some rooms also come with desks and separate living areas, and for guests who want a truly luxurious experience, there is a suite with a private sauna. A breakfast buffet is available every morning for a surcharge, and there are eight restaurants and bars for guests to enjoy, including plenty of international options. Other hotel amenities include indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs, a spa, and a fitness center.
Calea Victoriei 63-81, Bucure?ti 030165, Romania, Phone: +40-2-13-11-90-00
Situated in the heart of the city's financial district only minutes away from plenty of restaurants and shops, the NH Bucharest welcomes business and leisure travelers alike. The well-lit rooms feature soundproof windows to protect guests from the sounds of the busy city streets, and they feature amenities like flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, and minibars. Room service is offered 27/7, and a delicious breakfast buffet is offered to guests every morning. Guests are also welcome to enjoy their meals in the hotel restaurant, which specializes in traditional German cuisine. Complimentary parking is available, and there is a metro station within easy walking distance.
Bulevardul Mircea Voda 21, Bucure?ti 030167, Romania, Phone: +40-2-13-00-05-45
© Hotel Medieval
As you may guess from the name, the Hotel Medieval is a sprawling medieval-style hotel set inside the historic 18th-century Alba Carolina Fortress. The rooms are decorated with antiques and period furnishings, and most of them overlook the hotel's beautiful courtyard. Some also feature oak-beamed ceilings or elegant marble bathrooms with clawfoot bathtubs. The medieval style also extends to the hotel restaurant, which has exposed stone accents, lofty ceilings, and staff in medieval dress. Bicycles can be rented from the front desk, and the hotel staff are happy to help arrange horseback riding sessions at a nearby equitation center.
Strada Militari 2, Alba Iulia 510009, Romania, Phone: +40-3-74-07-99-90
12.Premier Palace Hotel & Spa
© Premier Palace Hotel & Spa
Located across from the Ghencea Stadium in Bucharest's Drumul Taberei neighborhood, the Premier Palace Hotel & Spa offers luxurious rooms and suites with elegant decor, flat screen TVs, minibars, and eco-friendly toiletries. However, the biggest draw of this hotel is its 32,000 square foot spa; guests are given complimentary access to the fitness center and the hydro-massage pool, and dozens of different medical and spa treatments can be arranged for an additional fee. A buffet breakfast is offered free of charge, and guests who have a busy day ahead of them can also arrange to have their breakfast packed up to go.
Bulevardul Ghencea 134, Bucure?ti 061699, Romania, Phone: +40-3-14-07-60-00
© Hotel PRIVO
Built in 2013, Hotel PRIVO is set inside a gorgeous ultramodern building just outside the city center. Complimentary Wi-Fi and flat screen TVs can be found in every room, and the hotel also offers Old World-style accommodation in a charming art nouveau villa. Guests who would like more space can opt for one of the suites in the main building, which come with separate living areas and glass-walled bedrooms. Room service is available no matter which part of the hotel you're staying in, and all guests are welcome to enjoy the hotel's wine tasting cellar, lobby bar, or restaurant.
Strada Urcu?ului 1, Târgu Mure? 540354, Romania, Phone: +40-3-65-42-44-42
14.Mercure Bucharest City Center
© Mercure Bucharest City Center
Only steps away from the Romanian Athenaeum music hall, the Mercure Bucharest City Center is a unique music-themed museum that offers comfortable rooms and convenient proximity to some of Bucharest's best restaurants and bars. All rooms are equipped with amenities like flat screen TVs, work desks, and minibars; some also come with upgraded features like whirlpool tubs and espresso machines. Communal amenities include a fitness center, a bar with an excellent wine selection, and a restaurant with a terrace. Parking is available for a fee, and the hotel is happy to accommodate guests with pets for an additional surcharge.
George Enescu Street, Bucure?ti 010302, Romania, Phone: +40-3-72-42-60-00
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The InterContinental Bucharest holds the honor of being located inside the first skyscraper ever built in the city, and although it's no longer the tallest building in Bucharest, it still offers wonderful views of the city center from every room. The rooms come with private balconies and flat-screen TVs, and communal amenities include an elegant Italian restaurant, a lobby piano bar, and a French-style restaurant with a terrace. Hotel guests are also given free access to the health club on the 22nd floor, which features two well-equipped fitness rooms, a sauna, a steam room, and a pool with beautiful panoramic views.
Bulevardul Nicolae Balcescu 4, Bucure?ti 010051, Romania, Phone: +40-2-13-10-20-20
16.DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Oradea
© DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Oradea
Perched right on the riverbank, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Oradea is easily one of the best hotels to stay at in the beautiful city of Oradea. Many of the spacious rooms offer wonderful views of the river, and they all come furnished with amenities such as flat screen TVs, high-quality bedding, and minibars. Some also feature private balconies. Guests can also enjoy river views through the floor-to-ceiling windows of the hotel restaurant, which specializes in Mediterranean cuisine. Pets can be accommodated for an additional fee, and both indoor and outdoor parking options are available.
Aleea ?trandului 9, Oradea 410051, Romania, Phone: +40-2-59-25-92-59
17.K&K Hotel Elisabeta
© K&K Hotel Elisabeta
Found in the heart of Bucharest, the K&K Hotel Elisabeta offers convenient access to the restaurants and bars found in the city's Old Town. Wi-Fi is available in all the rooms free of charge, and guests can also access the Internet by using one of the complimentary computers in the lobby. A breakfast buffet is offered every morning for a surcharge, and during other times of the day, guests are welcome to enjoy a drink or a light bite to eat at the hotel's casual bistro. Other perks include a shuttle service to the airport and complimentary access to two saunas and a fitness center.
Strada Slanic 26, Bucure?ti 030242, Romania, Phone: +40-2-13-02-92-80
18.Novotel Bucharest City Centre
© Novotel Bucharest City Centre
With its elegant stone and glass exterior, the Novotel Bucharest City Centre is one of the most eye-catching buildings on the busy Victoriei Boulevard. The rooms and suites are equipped with minibars, flat screen TVs, and complimentary Wi-Fi, and guests who opt for an upgraded room will receive access to a lounge with complimentary beverages and snacks. All guests are also given complimentary access to the hotel's beautiful wellness center, which features a steam room, a fitness center, and a heated indoor wave pool. Other amenities include a children's play area, a sophisticated restaurant with an excellent wine selection, and an airport shuttle service.
Calea Victoriei 37B, Bucure?ti 010061, Romania, Phone: +40-2-13-08-85-00
19.Crowne Plaza Hotel Bucharest
© Crowne Plaza Hotel Bucharest
Set in the north end of Bucharest, the Crowne Plaza Hotel Bucharest is a five-star hotel with luxurious rooms, a beautiful courtyard garden, and a spa with a steam room and a sauna. An American-style breakfast buffet is offered every morning, and there is also an excellent on-site restaurant that specializes in international dishes prepared with local ingredients. Room service is available 24/7 for guests who would prefer to dine in their room. A shuttle into the city center is offered on the weekends for a fee, and the hotel staff are happy to help arrange private transportation to and from the airport.
Bulevardul Poligrafiei 1, Bucure?ti 013704, Romania, Phone: +40-3-72-13-50-00
© Hotel Cismigiu
One of the most visually appealing art nouveau hotels in Bucharest, the Hotel Cismigiu is set inside a beautiful building that dates back to 1912. Guests can choose from a selection of suites and apartment-style residences, all of which are equipped with complimentary W-Fi, comfortable seating areas, and minibars. Some also feature full kitchens and living rooms with pull-out beds. The hotel also offers two restaurants for guests to enjoy: a French restaurant that offers wonderful views of the nearby House of Parliament, and a Romanian restaurant located inside a brewery on the ground floor.
Bulevardul Regina Elisabeta 38, Bucure?ti 050017, Romania, Phone: +40-3-14-03-05-00
21.Hotel International Iasi
© Hotel International Iasi
Sitting on a beautifully landscaped property, the Hotel International Iasi boasts comfortable, spacious rooms and a convenient location in the center of Iasi. The rooms are equipped with modern amenities like flat screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, coffee makers, and cable television, and some also offer separate sitting rooms and panoramic views of the city. The same wonderful views can be enjoyed from the hotel's rooftop lounge, which specializes in traditional Romanian cuisine. Guests are also welcome to use the hotel's fitness center and indoor pool, relax in the sauna and hot tub, or enjoy a meal at one of the other on-site restaurants.
Strada Palat 5A, Ia?i 700032, Romania, Phone: +40-3-32-11-00-60
22.Ana Hotels Sport Poiana Brasov
© Ana Hotels Sport Poiana Brasov
Nestled amidst pine trees at the base of the Postavarul Mountain, the Ana Hotels Sport Poiana Brasov is a beautiful Alpine-style building only a few minutes' walk away from the Capra Neagra cable car. It's ideally located for anyone who wants to hike in the summer and ski or snowboard in the winter, and complimentary ski storage is offered during the winter. The cozy rooms come with flat screen TVs, heated bathroom floors, and coffee makers, and some also offer extra features like whirlpool tubs, balconies, or separate living areas with sofa beds. Communal amenities include an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a restaurant.
Strada Valea Draga Poiana, Bra?ov 500001, Romania, Phone: +40-2-68-40-73-30
© Sarroglia Hotel
Located in the city center, the Sarroglia Hotel offers comfortable rooms with modern furniture and soundproof windows to keep out the noise from the busy city streets. There are plenty of luxurious amenities for guests to enjoy, including a rooftop hot tub that offers beautiful views of the city, an Italian restaurant with an outdoor terrace, and a lounge with an art gallery that displays works done by both well-known and up-and-coming artists. Bicycles are available for rent from the front desk, and when guests arrive, they will be given a complimentary loaner cell phone with a local SIM card.
Strada Vasile Lascar 59, Bucure?ti 020493, Romania, Phone: +40-3-14-12-60-00
24.Orhideea Residence and Spa
© Orhideea Residence & Spa
Offering 80 apartment-style suites and an eco-friendly spa, the Orhideea Residence & Spa is perfect for visitors who want a true home away from home while in Bucharest. The units range in size from one to two bedrooms, and all are equipped with full kitchens and living rooms. Some also have private balconies. The on-site spa is another huge draw of this property; for a surcharge, guests can relax and unwind in the sauna, Turkish bath, hot tub, and indoor pool. A variety of massage and beauty treatments are available as well, and all hotel guests receive a 10% discount when booking treatments.
Calea Plevnei 145 B, Bucure?ti 060012, Romania, Phone: +40-2-15-69-63-60
25.The Gerald's Hotel
© The Gerald's Hotel
Opened in 2007, the Gerald's Hotel is one of the most modern hotels in the northern part of the country. All rooms come with complimentary Wi-Fi, satellite television, minibars, and air conditioning, and larger suites are available for anyone who would like a bit of extra space. Breakfast is included in the room rate, and the hotel restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. There is also a bar that offers an excellent selection of cocktails and other alcoholic beverages. Massages can be arranged upon request, and other amenities include a complimentary welcome drink and a fitness center.
Strada Pia?a Unirii nr 3, Radau?i 725400, Romania, Phone: +40-3-30-10-06-50
25 Best Romania Hotels
- Ioana Hotel, Photo: Ioana Hotel
- Epoque Hotel, Photo: Epoque Hotel
- Hotel Snagov Club, Photo: Hotel Snagov Club
- Grand Hotel Continental, Photo: Leonid Andronov/stock.adobe.com
- Hilton Sibiu, Photo: Hilton Sibiu
- JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel, Photo: yournameonstones/stock.adobe.com
- Kronwell Hotel, Photo: Kronwell Hotel
- Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest, Photo: Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest
- Radisson Blu Bucharest, Photo: Radisson Blu Bucharest
- NH Bucharest, Photo: Rawf8/stock.adobe.com
- Hotel Medieval, Photo: Hotel Medieval
- Premier Palace Hotel & Spa, Photo: Premier Palace Hotel & Spa
- Hotel PRIVO, Photo: Hotel PRIVO
- Mercure Bucharest City Center, Photo: Mercure Bucharest City Center
- InterContinental Bucharest, Photo: Titi Matei/stock.adobe.com
- DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Oradea, Photo: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Oradea
- K&K Hotel Elisabeta, Photo: K&K Hotel Elisabeta
- Novotel Bucharest City Centre, Photo: Novotel Bucharest City Centre
- Crowne Plaza Hotel Bucharest, Photo: Crowne Plaza Hotel Bucharest
- Hotel Cismigiu, Photo: Hotel Cismigiu
- Hotel International Iasi, Photo: Hotel International Iasi
- Ana Hotels Sport Poiana Brasov, Photo: Ana Hotels Sport Poiana Brasov
- Sarroglia Hotel, Photo: Sarroglia Hotel
- Orhideea Residence and Spa, Photo: Orhideea Residence & Spa
- The Gerald's Hotel, Photo: The Gerald's Hotel
- Cover Photo: joyt/stock.adobe.com