Have just returned from our visit to Transylvania. We stayed in the annexe building of the Guest House, and had our meals at the main house. We are a family of 4, with a 12 year old and a 19 year old. The annexe was lovely and ideal for our family with 2 double ensuite rooms and a single day bed in another room, kitchen facilities were good, however had no need of them as Di fed us SO well in the main house, her cooking really is legendary. I cannot praise Jez enough, he went out of his way throughout the 4 days that we stayed with them, from picking us up at Cluj airport (a 3-4 hour transfer), to escorting us around the various activities and even staying beside the ice hotel on the night that we slept there so that we had the use of his room to change and store our gear. He was a fantastic host, and barman, and waiter, and driver and guide, he must be exhausted by the time his guests leave. Beware though, do not believe everything that he says, he is a master of the tall but very believable tale!! Praise also to Nulutsu who drove us through the night back to the airport to catch our early morning flight, even though he had driven 5 hours during the day taking us to Bran Castle.
If you are trying to decide if you want to go for this holiday then do what I did, read the reviews and believe them, you really couldn't do better than visit this couple.
Thanks also to Stuart, Jackie, Lauren and Jane, who were the other guests during our stay, you were lovely company.
We did decide that we needed to find a negative to make the review more easy to believe, so we found a fault eventually, the pepper grinder was broken (and made a hideous squeaking noise), however when we pointed it out Jez returned 5 minutes later with another one!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Faragas Mountains provide a perfect backdrop for the Balea Lac Ice Hotel. Its remote location, at over 2000m is reached only by cable car making it an exclusive 10 room hotel. Set amidst breathtaking scenery, the Ice Hotel is rebuilt every year and the views and silent nights make a visit to the Ice Hotel a must. The stunning Ice Church is a short walk away. Activities: Sledging, snow mobile, skiing. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ice Hotel Romania Fagaras