First, it is very clean and classy. Second, the location--in a wooded area, next to a stream, just down from the Pelezh castle--is idyllic. It is wonderful to open your room window and hear the stream and look out at a very green panorama. You are far enough away from the main street of Sinaia to escape its occasionally busy traffic and noise. Third, the front desk staff are very nice and accommodating. Fourth, the breakfast is wonderful, with ample variety and both hot and cold foods. Finally, the price is fabulous for such a great accommodation.
Now for the quirks. The room is a bit on the smallish side, and there are signs that maintenance needs greater emphasis. In our room (203), the shower door leaked onto the floor, which made things a bit treacherous. The floor towel was hardly large enough to control the flow of water. The water pressure was also a bit weak, and temperature was inconsistent. The light just inside the door of the room has a motion sensor to turn it on, which can be handy when you would otherwise stumble around in the dark for a light, but it is also obnoxious, as it is set to stay on for only 5-10 seconds before turning off again. The result is that it is constantly going on and off, and it is never on long enough to be that useful. The bed had a single duvet that barely covered the expanse of it. Accordingly, it was not easy to keep both sleepers covered the entire night. Finally, we were here in mid-June, and they had turned off the hot-water heaters. So, there was no way to change the temp in the room when it got too cold. There is what appears to be a thermostat near the door to the hallway, but it is not clear what you are controlling and, turning it up all the way, nothing happens. I saw no evidence of vents or an air conditioner. During our time there, it was rainy and a bit chilly, particularly at night. There was nothing we could do to get warmer. Finally, the breakfast staff could use some lessons in how to be simply pleasant, even if that just means a look in the eye and a smile.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with TripOnline SA, Ebookers, Booking.com, Evoline ltd and Stayforlong S.L. so you can book your Bastion Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.