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.
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