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The Council

Piata Mica 31, Sibiu 550182 Romania
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#10 of 171 B&Bs / Inns in Sibiu
The Council is a 4 star hotel, beautifully situated in the historical centre of Sibiu, originally built as the first City Council Hall in the 14th century, next to the Council Tower and steps away to Bruckenthal Museum, Small Square, Big Square and Liar Bridge.
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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Car hire
Full body massage
Baggage storage
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
VIP room facilities
Flatscreen TV
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Romanian
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Leonard wrote a review May 2021
Bucharest, Romania336 contributions64 helpful votes
The Council is located conveniently in the Small Square in Sibiu, right in the heart of the Old Town. It is ideally placed if you intend to explore the city by foot. Another big asset is the public parking very close to the hotel, which is relatively cheap (10 lei per day, you can pay by SMS). The room itself was clean, but quite small, with not enough light and not very well maintained. On the plus side it had a working refrigerator. The wireless Internet connection was very slow and unreliable. Breakfast was also poor and not worth the price. Overall value for money: average at best.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
globetrotter55 wrote a review Aug 2020
Bucharest, Romania2146 contributions160 helpful votes
it's true, it has a very good location, but forget the idea to go by car close to the hotel - there are just a few parking places into the Small Square, you could enter only if somebody else go out, so you could wait a lot behind the barrier; the advice is to park outside the barriers, and to walk with the luggage for some minutes, even to climb under the Liars Bridge the rooms are one by one customized, we visited the hotel two times and we received two very different rooms; but this is interesting, i suppose you have to go up to the first floor, no elevator of course breakfast.....4 stars hotel? it's a subject to laugh; maybe it was just a pandemic period, so this is the reason for such a poor breakfast but, once again, the location is so nice...
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Room Tip: there is at least a room with overview to the Grand Square
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njw_to wrote a review Dec 2019
Toronto, Canada298 contributions99 helpful votes
The location can’t be beat! We were also upgraded so our room was absolutely huge. Lots of character and friendly service. The location right o. The Piata Mica was great for accessing restaurants and sightseeing.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Gerry T wrote a review Oct 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I'm not too fussy about hotels in Eastern Europe, so long as they are clean, warm and dry. There was a decent breakfast. But for a Four-Star hotel, The Council has serious faults: Dodgy electrics, exposed cables, with an airconditioner powered by a plugboard hanging in mid-air; Bad smell from sink (no plug); Tricky, uneven painted stairs to bedroom, with no handrail; Beds not made daily; Trip and head-bashing hazards throughout (including an unfenced 6 foot drop through a gap in the landing !); no hot water on arrival or following a.m. until a complaint was made; Main light in bedroom not working; No tea/coffee facilities in room. The price reflects the hotel's central position in the main tourist square, but 4-star ? Definitely not !
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Date of stay: October 2019
Room Tip: If you have children or are less nimble than a mountain goat, I would suggest a different hotel.
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Peter&Nancy wrote a review Sep 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Really a great experience. Sibiu is a wonderful place, culturally and aethetically rich, and The Council is at the heart of it all ready to take care of you for work or vacation. The rooms are comfortable, breakfast is quite nice, and the staff are ready to make sure you have a great experience. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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US$50 - US$91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Council
Which popular attractions are close to The Council?
Nearby attractions include Old Town (0.07 miles), Big Square (Piata Mare) (0.1 miles), and Catedrala Ortodoxa Sfânta Treime (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Council?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at The Council?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Council?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Council?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Council?
Conveniently located restaurants include Old Lisbon Sibiu, Local, and La Cuptor.
Is The Council located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the centre of Sibiu.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Council?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Romanian.
Are there any historical sites close to The Council?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council) (0.01 miles), Passage of Stairs (0.1 miles), and The Lower Town of Sibiu (Orasul de Jos) (0.3 miles).