We stayed at the Zalanpatak property and found the food extremely disappointing in terms of taste and ingredients. A typical dinner consisted of noodle soup from a packet, boiled chicken (lots of bones) with potatoes and a cheese and polenta mash followed by a bought in bun for dessert. The meal was tasteless and close to indelible.Wine and water were provided.
We really expected more from the price charged and when Prince Charles lends his name to the property.
The accommodation was very comfortable and the location is exceptional.
We complained in writing to the management of the property and received a very non-committal reply. All the people who we were with at the time felt the same about the food.t
- 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