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Guesthouse La Despani
Ranked #3 of 146 Brasov B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 August 2011

We chose the guesthouse La Despani due to its good reviews on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. The guesthouse is about 20 minutes walk from Brasov Station. Exit the station onto the main road, turn right, you will cross a major road then pass an orthodox church, then cross another major road with two supermarkets on it, then you will come to Mihai Vitezu which has a pharmacy on it, go right at the pharmacy, walk on for a couple of minutes you will see La Despani written next to the gate, ring the bell.

The Despanis are an extremely friendly and helpful couple. He is a Romanian from the Schei Quarter of Brasov, she is Estonian. They could not have been more helpful, providing maps and helpful info about what to see and how to get around.

Our room was extremely clean and comfortable. We had an in-room safe and lots of storage space. There was always sufficient hot water. The room had a TV.

There was a shared kitchen downstairs. Coffee for the espresso machine and tea bags were provided. There was a cooker with full oven downstairs for guests' use. Plates, cups, glasses, pots - everything provided for self-catering. Shared fridge in downstairs kitchen.

Outside in the garden was a small swimming pool. Due to the smallness of the pool they have a kind of infinity swimming belt, put it on and you can swim without moving forward i.e. you can swim and swim and never run out of pool.

To get to the centre of Brasov from La Despani was about a 30 minute walk. We like to walk but if you don't they will phone a taxi for you.

The guest house is around 10 minutes walk from bus station number 2 from which you can get transport to Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) and Rasnov Fortress.

There were restaurants and supermarkets nearby. The Despanis were such a lovely couple I would very happily go and stay here again. Truely excellent.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 July 2011

Probably the best guesthouse that I have ever stayed in. The staff were very friendly and very helpful. The room was immaculate, rustic decor is great, everything is arranged with care and attention to detail.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ovidiu_RO
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Reviewed 3 July 2011

This place was amazing. We extended our stay based on how accommodating and wonderful this hotel was. A great home away from home.

  • Stayed: June 2011
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Thank Bradandserena
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Reviewed 16 June 2011

We arrived at the train station and walked to La Despani. A bit of a walk but not bad at all. We were welcomed so warmly and offered a smorgasborg of advice and information about what to see and where to eat. The hosts are among the most accomodating that I have had the pleasure to stay with. They have an adorable dog too. There is a kitchen and livingroom area where the guests can relax and make a snack. Tea is always available. There was a nice pool in the yard which is great on those hot days. We stayed in the garden room which was clean and comfortable however, even though the garden room suggests more privacy, I think I would have felt more privacy in one of the other rooms. Just a suggestion to others.. The shower had nice hot water with pressure and was a decent size. The guesthouse was a bit of a walk from the center but its good excercise after a lot of eating and offers the opportunity to explore. We were also 5 minutes from the bus to Bran (Dracula's Castle). We were told to eat at Tudors Restaurant which was down the street and was great. Once again, I want to state how over accomodating the hosts are with their information and offerings of food, drink, company and kindness. I only wish I had more time there. Thanks La Despani for making a great experience even better...

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sabrina25
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Reviewed 3 June 2011

Best owners, best bedroom, best bathroom, best common room and best dog (can't say "best swimming pool" cause it was frozen when I was there), what else could I ask for?
There are dozens of reviews that deify Ladespani, and they're all telling you the truth.
So, whenever you go to Brașov, be sure to stay at Ladespani, the best guesthouse of Romania.

Room Tip: All the rooms are great.
  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 May 2011

What a delightful find! The owners, Anou and Daniel, are exceptional and helpful hosts. They provide wonderful advice. The accommodations are clean and comfortable and quiet. There's a cozy kitchen and tv room downstairs. It's about 20 minutes to the historic center and 10 minutes to Autogara 2. Quite possibly the best bathroom we've ever had in a hostel!

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank jckern
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Reviewed 12 March 2011

Althought the Guesthouse La Despani is in the town, the place you'll discover when you come in will instantly charm you and change your way of thinking. You'll find yourselves making plans to come back. Is a little piece of heaven, another world where you always meet interesting people from all around the world.
We came in the last year for about 7 times, and the hosts allways have a surprise for us. Since we came here, we never reach the famous city center of Brasov or Tampa, we found everything we need in this Guesthouse. It is a wonderful experience! The rooms are very confortable, new and very creatively decorated.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled on business
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2  Thank nikolys
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Additional Information about Guesthouse La Despani

Address: Strada Mihai Viteazul 128, Brasov 500183, Romania
Region: Romania > Transylvania > Central Romania > Brasov County > Brasov
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #3 of 146 B&Bs / Inns in Brasov
Price Range: £22 - £26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Guesthouse La Despani 2*
Number of rooms: 7
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