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“Excellent-more a boutique hotel than a B&B” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hilde's Residence
Ranked #1 of 35 Gura Humorului B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bethesda, Maryland
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108 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Excellent-more a boutique hotel than a B&B”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

This is a world-class boutique hotel disguised as a B&B. The disguise part comes from the non-descript access (a dirt road coming off the main highway thereabouts) and the fact that it's only half a block from the sometimes heavy traffic on it. Also, it is missing some amenities you might expect from a hotel, such as pool, business center and gym (they do have a basic spa). The world-class part comes from the quality of the staff and the infrastructure. The rooms are spacious, spotless and very well appointed (free wi-fi; our room had slightly less than ideal water pressure, but all else was perfect). The check-in/cashier/concierge was knowledgeable, efficient, and friendly. The hotel has an acre or so of orchards and a small farm you can wander about (and above: there's observation platform), and it's well placed for pleasant walks in the surrounding hills (several blazed trails), or cycling in the idyllic (think the Shire in the Tolkien movies) countryside of Bucovina, or to the amazing XVI-century painted monasteries. They can arrange bike or car rentals. In our opinion, what makes Hilde's extraordinary is their restaurant, which is open all day to 10 pm. Their Romanian fare is superlative (if heavy: expect to add a few pounds over a week's visit). If in season, do not miss the wild local mushrooms (similar to porcini) in sour cream. With the potato pancakes. And take up the challenge of their bulz (an outrageously rich version of the humble peasant dish). They have a decent wine list (we tried several memorable wines made from Romanian varietals that are hard to find out of the country). The breakfast buffet is very good. But above all, the restaurant and kitchen staff were efficient, expert and eager to please. This all comes at a price. It's about twice as expensive as your average road-side inn in Romania, but this is far superior to the average and competitive with any operation of this type we've ever been to. We will consider flying from the US into Suceava in the future just to stay (and eat) here. Make reservations early: rooms are often booked solid. If you can't get a room, getting a table would be worthwhile.

Room Tip: Balconies on second floor rooms are a great way to relax in privacy.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Adrian F
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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254 reviews
99 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

What a wonderful place!

Admittedly I had one of the best rooms which had a sitting room and bedroom and also a little garden outside. There was a fridge, comfortable chairs, decent TV, etc. It was all spotlessly clean and modern.

The staff all spoke excellent English, were all very friendly and did their utmost to make my short stay as enjoyable as possible.

It's worth mentioning that only a short distance away, 15 minutes walk or just a few in the car, is a leisure centre with an enormous swimming pool and a chair lift to take you up to the top of the ski runs.

I ate in the restaurant both nights and the food was also excellent. Breakfast was plentiful and there was fresh, cold milk! (Something which many of the smaller places don't have).

I was so impressed that I shall be back in August with son & daughter for a slightly longer stay.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 911euf
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed three nights here. Very nice staff with computer and English abilities. Comfortable room, amazing breakfast with regional foods, nice restaurant. Beautiful grounds to enjoy. Definitely would return!

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Sally M
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26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

I was pleasantly surprised at what I found on this location. It's a good example for all Romanian entrepreneurs that want to have a similar business.

Pros:
- close location from city center and Bucovina's monasteries
- real and amazing bio food
- big garden with a lots of green and flowers
- free wifi
- free parking
- nice and helpfull personnel
- warm and traditional architecture
- themed rooms

Cons:
- not very accesible for Romanian tourists
- near to the main road. Some cars noises.
- Yang room doesn't have a very good bathroom
- dim light in the hallway and bathroom

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

We had the best of times at Hilde's ! Wonderful setting in the middle of an orchad, quietly tucked away from the main road, Hilde's Residence is simply a great place to spend some time when in Bucovina. It is a good starting point to do excursions in the whole region and to visit the Monasteries (Voronetz, Moldovitza, Sucevitza, etc.) The rooms are decorated with taste and very comfortable, the staff is great and speaks very good English and the food is just delicious : they grow their own fruit & veggies, they have their own poultry, pigs, etc... Everything bio, well prepared and tasty ! A great experience which we will surely renew as soon as possible !

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Veronique N
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Bucharest, Romania
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

We had a wonderful experience at Hilde's, the place is beautiful, homey, the staff is warm and always attentive, food is bio and extremely tasty, you are close to all main attractions of Bucovina County.
Rooms are differently decorated so each has its own theme, we arrived at a good time to choose so were very happy with our chioce: Love Story room. We felt most welcome the whole time we stayed, enjoyed the wide variaty of our breakfast, the comfort of our room with a terrace full of flowers (actually the whole interior garden was full of flowers).
The only minus was our choice for the fist dinner there, the spice chicken wings were unimpressive, but the second evening's course, cesar salad and grilled vegetables we could't have enough of. Delicious!

Room Tip: Rooms are differently decorated so each has its own theme, we arrived at a good time to choose so we...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lucy G, Owner at Hilde's Residence, responded to this review, 1 June 2014
Dear Anda,
Thank you for your review .
Even if we already got our customers oppinion during their stay it makes us happy to see that people really care about to write down their experience .
That helps other other travelers to choose or not, our location ; it's very important that people spend their time in the right guesthouse .
So , we encourage out guests to help other travelers to find the place they are looking for and that best suits their interest .
We would like to grant you for that good job .You are now on the List of our Dear Guests.
Please mention that issue in your next booking mail . We would like to appreciate it .
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

This is a fabulous place to stay if you have a trip planned to the painted monasteries (or even if you don't). The rooms are comfortable and impeccably clean, the restaurant excellent, the garden beautiful, and the staff friendly and helpful. We stayed two nights, and I wished we could have stayed even longer and tried out the spa a bit. They pay a great deal of attention to all details (e.g., fresh flowers on the table), yet their service doesn't seem artificial or forced. We recommend Hilde's Residence with great enthusiasm.

Room Tip: We stayed in the "Love Story" room, a double with balcony, and it was spacey and convenien...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Sharon M
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Lucy G, Owner at Hilde's Residence, responded to this review, 1 June 2014
Dear Sharon ,

That's wonderful to read your appreciative review.
Thanks a lot my dear. Many thanks too from our future customers who will appreciate their stay at Hilde's after choosing it by reading your comments. The best oppinion comes from somebody who experienced it and who can prove it.
Our Dear Guest List got one more lovely person ! You are on the top !
Please allow us to offer you a 10 % discount for the next booking . Everybody will be more than happy to welcome you again at Hilde's .
Friendly regards from our Team
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Property: Hilde's Residence
Address: Sipotului Street Nr. 2, Gura Humorului 725300, Romania
Region: Romania > Northeast Romania > Suceava County > Gura Humorului
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 35 B&Bs / Inns in Gura Humorului
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hilde's Residence 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Born out of a fortunate series of childhood's desires, mixed with mature and assumed plans, Hilde's Residence appears now as a small, but very stylish and cosy residence in the heart of Bucovina. The concept of BOUTIQUE HOTEL allows us to offer our guests ambiance, comfort, delight, relaxation. We, Hilde's TEAM welcome you into our large "family". We dedicate our soul and skills to create the familiar and cosy atmosphere of "home". We are very pleased when our guests notice the difference! ... more   less 
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