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Convivium Transilvania

42 Principala, Crit 040503 Romania
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In the heart of Transylvania, close to Unesco World Heritage sites like Viscri and Sighisoara, our newly renovated and comfortable old Saxon property from 18th century offers accommodation for those passionate about nature, culture and gastronomy. We host the Transylvania Culinary Academy, which provides authentic traditional meals cooked with natural and organic products, and cooking activities.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
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Business Centre with Internet Access
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Complimentary toiletries
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42 Principala, Crit 040503 Romania
Convivium Transilvania
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Mihaela F wrote a review Sept 2019
Brig, Switzerland3 contributions3 helpful votes
We were in a short hollyday with the family and a small child for what was supposed to be an authentically transilvania experience with fresh food from the garden and also suited for small children, but it wasn’t like this: the food was tasty enough, but not from the private garten but bought from supermarket ( the bread icluded, even if you have a bakery in the village) and nothing to eat for a small child. The wifi is only in the dinnig room, an not in the rooms even if it’s said you have it everywhere. The rooms were dirty, i won’t start to describe ( pitty for the potential of the house). -The baby chair was during our stay not only once cleand! The land lady is sort of nice but pretty greedy and you just receive few light and no warming even if you need it. It’s sad, because the potential is quite big and could be a nice location. I don’t recommend it for families with small children.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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florin wrote a review Sept 2019
Rome, Italy16 contributions4 helpful votes
The real Transylvanian experience starting from the location that is a typical Saxon farmhouse restructured with perfect taste, on to the food that is prepared respecting the original recipes, only with local ingredients some from the location’s garden. A special thank you to Michaela the perfect host that follows you with suggestions and advices that will make your holiday a total success!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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78Rinos wrote a review Aug 2018
Bucharest, Romania5 contributions3 helpful votes
The first thing that comes into my mind when I think back about our staying in August at this place is respect. In order to find the right property and to properly push the button on the doorbell me and my wife had to check the house number on several porches in the neighbourhood: our house had nothing to make it stand out in any way against all other houses on the street and everything to be in complete and absolute stylistic respect with its vicinity. We eventually managed to step into our courtyard. There we’ve met our host and got to know the perimeter a little bit, stepping on the bright green grass which we were still to find that can get even brighter in early mornings. At night, the hard-working tractor engines on the hilltops stopped, clearing the air for the cattle cowbells, the crickets and some lazy dog barks in the distance. All benches on the street porches have been cleared by now. The only pulse you feel is the one of the early night stars shining on a crystal clear blue sky. Everything we were to feel from our first night on — the taste of food, the smell of wood, the vibrant sun on the so many all around colours, the kindnesse and discretion of the people around us and the refinement of our host — all that we do and do not get to describe here will stay with us in the most authentically pleasant memory in a holiday we had so far. Convivium Transilvania is not the place to drop all clothes for a good old briefs-only sunbathe next to a large pool. This is not the treat to be looking for in here. Should you consider experiencing a genuine rural clean life cure in a Saxon house, well... at this place it may very well be as good as it gets.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Michaela P, Owner at Convivium Transilvania
Responded 27 Aug 2018
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for the time you took for this review and the poetic description of the village life and our property. My best wishes and again, thank you for being our guests.
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GeorgiannaE2015 wrote a review Jun 2018
Bucharest, Romania68 contributions17 helpful votes
We booked a room at Convivium based on the reviews, wishing to have a short brake and enjoy the nature. First of all, when we came, the yard was full of cars, with no places left to enjoy the sun or have a short walk. The room was nicely decorated, but it had spiderwebs and insects on the walls (same for the hallways). The pillows were very small and uncomfortable. We also had dinner - overpriced for the food offered and its quantity. The breakfast was a joke- 2 small recipients of jam (approx. 2 spoons), filter coffee, 3 slices of cheese per person, few slices of salami and grocery youghourt - Danone. The lady offered to make some eggs way to late - when we were eating jam. Moreover, Crit is so overrated - there is garbage all over, there were kids on the streets who asked us money, the peasants direct the manure in front of the houses and, thus, a strong smell is in the air all the time.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Raluca G wrote a review Aug 2017
Brasov, Romania6 contributions4 helpful votes
Authentic and stylishly renovated by the owner, Mrs.Mihaela, we felt at home. The yellow room was very nice refurbished,comfortable and quiet The hospitality with which we were welcomed in the special dining room and the DELICIOUS dishes prepared with local products and fresh vegetables directly from the garden of the house, will definitely make us come back. We strongly recommend it.
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Response from Michaela P, Owner at Convivium Transilvania
Responded 20 Aug 2017
Dear Mrs. Raluca, Thank you very much for your review and generosity. It was a pleasure to have you as our guests and we appreciate your understanding of our business and what we are up to. Best regards Michaela Podolsky
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Liliana B wrote a review Jan 2017
119 contributions40 helpful votes
Overpriced, toilets have a tendancy to smell (you can feel it from the room, too). Heating hours are not compliant with the temperature outside (we frize to death in the first and last night of our stay). Food is good, the lady is quite nice and helpful. Otherwise, nice painted furniture, spacious rooms, clean comfortable bed. It was not that bad, but will try something different next time.
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Date of stay: January 2017
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Joost F. wrote a review Jul 2016
Vientiane, Laos20 contributions11 helpful votes
We traveled as a family group of four adults by plane from Amsterdam to Bucharest, then by rental car from Bucharest to Crit. On the way we bought fresh chantarelle mushrooms from a roadside seller. The convivium is a wonderfully restored saxon farmhouse, we were given large rooms, each with their own bathroom and separate sitting room, tastefully decorated with antique farmer furniture. The charm of the place is that there are so many place where you can sit and enjoy the views of the vegetable garden, the village and the fields. Our host Michaela took us for a walk in the village and discussed the program with us. She had cooked an amazing dinner with local products, we talked a lot and we found we have a lot of ideas about natural food in common. Over the next four days, Michaela showed us around the region, we learned so much from her extensive knowledge of the history. All the time were either collecting or buying and cooking local food together and then eating it. The mushrooms and the fruits were fantastic, so was the meat. I think I gained 3-4 pounds in the process. I woke up every day at 06.00 AM to go out for long birding walks around the village. The landscape is amazing with its rolling hills, meadows full of flowers, streams and forests, full of birds and wildlife. It was a most wonderful holiday. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: July 2016
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Response from Michaela P, Owner at Convivium Transilvania
Responded 26 Jul 2016
Many thanks to our guest for the generous review! We are very happy that you find our location traditional, well restored and in the same time comfortable. I was glad to share with you the beauty of Transylvanian landscape and the true gems of the region. It was a pleasure to have you and your family and to have the chance to know you all. Best wishes Michaela
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hadarkrisi wrote a review Jul 2016
Tel Aviv, Israel3 contributions
The property is amazing! Renovated beautifully from a Saxon old property, gave us the experience of going back in time. Traditional and comfortable in the same time, peaceful and in a beautiful surrounding. Each room has a unique set up of old furniture meant to be in a museum. We enjoyed having our coffee in the court yard that has plenty of outdoor spaces to enjoy as loggias and terraces. Splendid views everywere. We had plenty of activities to choose from and many historical attractions to visit. Perfect vacation!
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Date of stay: May 2016
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: the junior suite is the best room. the best room with privet terase
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Response from Michaela P, Owner at Convivium Transilvania
Responded 26 Jul 2016
Dear traveler, Thank you for the time and the willingness to review us, and we thank you for choosing us for your vacation. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest at Convivium Transilvania. We wish you all the best and we hope to see you soon again. Michaela
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AlexandruCabuz wrote a review Aug 2015
Bucharest, Romania1 contribution
This is a quiet, warm and welcoming guesthouse in a quaint German village in the heart of Transylvania, in Romania. It is surrounded by forested hills, hiking and biking trails, and many other quaint villages, including the already famous Viscri village, where prince Charles himself has a vacation home. A particularity of the region are the well preserved fortified churches, many of which are UNESCO world heritage sites, and date back to the 12th and 13th centuries. There are also the medieval towns of Sighisoara, Sibiu, Mediaş, Braşov, and the well preserved fortresses of Rupea and Făgăraş, all within approx 1h drive. We spent our honey-week here, and would go back anytime. The house is furnished and decorated in the local traditional style of the German ethnics that populated the region until the early 90s, the food is entirely locally sourced, and the host has a passion for collecting traditional recipes from the region, and spoiling the guests with a different one every night. Everything from the organic butter and homegrown vegetables, to the locally baked bread, to the homemade berry preserves, and traditionally cooked meats and soups, will remain in our memory for a long time! Strongly recommended! :-)
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Date of stay: August 2015
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Bitul L wrote a review Aug 2015
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The place is something we could not imagine that we can ever find. It is a genuine back to basics experience, with a top comfort service beautifully put in place. The surprise comes not from the very artistic and tasteful recreation of the authentic place that once used to be there, which you may definetely expect by looking at the pictures (if you are lucky enough or smart and choose this place over the more advertised ones), but from the gastronomic experience that Michaela, one of the owners, is revealing. We had a great dinner and next day a cooking class and a horse carriage trip to the hills. All I can say is that we will definetely come back for more, to take the full fledged gastronomical experience of 3-4 days of cooking classes, to have time enough to go around to the great fortresses in the nearby villages and to share also all these with our friends, whom we missed this time. It is an unbelievable experience that we recommend. If you are looking for anything commercial or want a high hills holiday, better choose something different. Also do not expect to find TV in the bedrooms. However do not expect to miss it at all. Take a book with you instead. And expect a 5+ stars quality behind the big doors of the gate. You'll not be disappointed.
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Date of stay: August 2015
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RomaniaTransylvaniaCentral RomaniaBrasov CountyCrit
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Frequently Asked Questions about Convivium Transilvania
Which popular attractions are close to Convivium Transilvania?
Nearby attractions include St. Nicholas Church (2.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Convivium Transilvania?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Convivium Transilvania?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Convivium Transilvania?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Is Convivium Transilvania located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Crit.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Convivium Transilvania?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Russian, Romanian, and Hebrew.
Are there any historical sites close to Convivium Transilvania?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Saxon Church (5.7 miles).