We stayed over Christmas and had a truly magical time. The staff who looked after us, the accommodation (we stayed in the little blue house), the meals and facilities were all excellent. On Christmas Day, children from the village entertained us to bell ringing and carol singing after breakfast. Then we took horses and carts into the forest for a BBQ. Later in the evening before a great dinner, a small orchestra performed for us. A very different and special Christmas Day. The visits and trips out to other areas of this fascinating region were also very good. I would love to return in the spring time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Travel to a place that time forgot. Count Kalnoky's family has returned to Transylvania after 50 years of exile. They set about finding ways to save their heritage and restore the Estate to its former character. Through the development of a unique tourism venture, the Kalnoky's are turning their vision into reality. Our guesthouses in the Transylvanian village of Miklosvar / Miclosoara date back to the 1800’s and before. The buildings have been carefully restored in order to preserve their original charm and character. The guesthouses are situated within spacious gardens, some with storks nesting on nearby rooftops. They have been beautifully furnished with antiques in the Transylvanian Szekler and Saxon styles. To ensure that our guests have a warm and comfortable stay also in winter, we have enhanced the original wood stoves by a hidden central heating system. The village has little infrastructure, therefore we cannot (and do not wish to) claim technical perfection. Some streets remain unpaved and pot-holed, so can become dusty in the sun and muddy after the rain. There can be no denying the rustic charm and original character, which offers an opportunity to step back in time, as if you were in a 19th century novel and had come to visit friends in Transylvania's countryside. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Count Kalnoky`s Guesthouses Hotel Miclosoara