My boyfriend and I are planning a trip to Sinaia to see the Peles castle and watch the beautiful scenery, and was thinking of maybe going in January. However, I am a bit worried that it might be freezing at that time of year. Does anyone know what the temperature and wind conditions are likely to be in this area in January?
I would also be grateful if anyone knows wether it is suitable to explore some of the surrounding area by foot, or if one needs skis.
Is this possbile?
I posted this also in the general Romania forum but as we will be in Sinaia when this is relevant, decided to post here as well.
Okay, I realize I've been asking a ton of questions here but then, isn't that kinda why this site exists? :p Anyway, probably the most bizarre question I've asked to date. :)
We're all set to go to Sinaia for 3 nights, got a nice flat rented, 2 levels. Now, originally we were to meet around Christmas/New Year's but circumstances caused us to alter that. Also, things in her life prevented her from having a Christmas tree this year. So I'm thinking, wouldn't it be cool for her to go upstairs one night and take a nice warm bath to relax (per my suggestion of course! Lol!) and then come to the top of the stairs to find, a fire in the fireplace and all the lights out except for... the Christmas tree! :) Thinking a nice fondue next to the fire would be nice. So the question is, what to do about the tree? I do have a fake tree at home that comes apart and could fit in my luggage (it's less than 2m - nothing fancy). Thinking it might be cheaper to pay for an extra piece of luggage for that than to buy a tree there but, what do I know? That's why I'm asking first! :))
It would cost me about100 for an extra bag - that's for both legs combined. Any thoughts are appreciated. Thanks again for, "listening" to my silly questions! Lol!
So, my heart is now set on apartment #2 at Vila Calin, instead of Hotel Cumpatu's double deluxe room. (Hehehe) However, they don't have an online booking setup on their site! Ugh! I emailed them (through vila tudor which is the email they list) but does anyone happen to know if this is the only way to book? If I don't hear back today from them today, I'll try calling tomorrow.
The place is PERFECT for what we have in mind. Okay see, our first, "date" was online and I, "took her" to a cabin in the mountains where we just had pizza and sat by the fireplace toasting marshmallows. :p So it would be really cool to recreate that in person and, this looks like the closest thing. :)
So, our trip planning is going well. I want to surprise her when we arrive at Sinaia and was thinking, as it's gonna be on 24 Feb, would be nice to have flowers and champagne. So I'm gonna email the Hotel Cumpatu and ask if that's something they could have in the room when we arrive but if not, is there somewhere in the area where I could buy them? If so, I'll get them on the way and then sneak them in and setup maybe that night, for when we come back from skating. :)
Okay so, I posted this in the Bucharest forum but, plans have changed slightly. We're gonna be going to Sinaia now, planning on spending 2 nights around Ziua Dragobete. Anyway, looking for some place to go ice skating there. I saw a lot of skiing but haven't seen skating so far. Anyone know of a place? Thanks!
Hi, we would like to hike the mountains around Sinaia for 2-3 days, staying in mountain huts along the way. Meanwhile, we need a safe place to leave our car - with our luggage. (I'm wary, because we once had all our luggage stolen from a rented car.) Any advice?
Hello virtual travelers! We will be driving from Bucharest and would like to spend few days in the Bucegi mountain (castles, hiking etc). I did find few huts nearby, but havent been able to find out to which huts there are roads. Any suggestions? Anything from Sinaia, Busteni, Bran? I have been searching for maps but i have found only trail maps, such that i cant really place the trails close to any of these cities. thanks:)
Hi, im form uk & will be attending a relatives wedding (i dont think it is a traditional one) as best man in Ploesiti later this summer. A couple of questions:
1) What are Romanian Weddings like - are there any local customs/traditions I need to be aware of.
2)Do best men normally make a speech & is there anything i should / shouldnt say (I've not arranged translation yet !)
3)Is there anywhere to go for a stage night in Ploeisti ?
4)Are credit cards accepted in Ploesti & are ther plenty of ATMs ?
5)What are the best buys ?
6)Any other help ?
What would be the best nightclubs in sinaia?
what would be the best dance nightclub in sinaia
We would like to stay at your hotel between July 31 and August 3, 2008. Could you please give us an approximate rate for the 3 nights for a suite or a double room. Thank you for your help.
I assume that Ciucas Mt. are fine with early teenage children for few days of not heavy hiking.Is it right?
Can you recommend me not expensive, not luxury (TV-set not necessary)accommodation place?
I understand (more by my intuition than Romanian language knowledge hahaha) that comments on this page http://www.hoinari.ro/ don't recommend cabana Babarnuca.Is that right?
I've red in Polish guide book that C.Muntele Rosu is quite noisy during the weekends-so not so calm and relax atmosphere place.Is that right?What are the comments about it?
How about Cabana Silva?
As far as I know Cabana Ciucas is rather self-service shelter.Is that right?
Have you got other places recommendations please?
Multumesc (if right written),
we are ten people looking for accomodation in Sinaia for 7 - 8 night in february 2007. Has somebody any info ? We prefer place with kitchen - apartment, bungalow...
Thanks for any info. Andrea
I'm planning a family trip to Romania next July.
I would like to go from Sinaia by the cable car to Cota2000, then walk to Piatra Arsa Cabana, from there walk down to Pestera Hotel and Monastery and to the Ialomita Cave.
* I understand that there is a chairlift I can take from the hotel back to Babele (and from there to Busteni). Is that true?
* How long will it take to get from Cota2000 to the hotel/monastery?
* How difficult is the walk? We have in our party a 64-yrs old, she is not very sportive but is game for anything... Or is this walk unsuitable?
Many many thanks!
in ce zile se pot vizita castelele de acolo(castelul bran catelul peles castelul pelisor etc)?
what was the name of the street with the night clubs???
Does anyone know anything about "Cabana Vanatoreasca" (Hunter's Lodge) restaurant in Sinaia and if so, do you have any photos of the place and how do I contact them to make a reservation for my group?
Thanks for your help!!
Hi, looking apartment with 2 rooms toilet & shower For 30 days or more The location is not so important but not in a crime zone! Likewise looking a car Or to rent till 200 eur for 2-3 weeks Or to buy ford fiesta, Subaru gasti & ect 400-600 eur The car must have paper for prompt driving Time of arrival April 2004 Best Regards Hoover Moshe
Can anybody please give me some information on prices for skiing in Prahova valley? I am particularly looking for prices in Sinaia, Predeal, Poiana Brasov, Busteni or Azuga. Are there whole day tickets or tickets for more days? Thank you. Matej
Hi all! I want to stay in Romania for 3 months, and I need a cheap place to live. I have visited Romania for brief periods of 1 to 2 weeks before, but this will be my first extended stay, which may or may not become permanent. I would prefer to find an apartment in Sinaia...I fell in love with the area during previous trips. I would prefer to arrange to rent an apartment before I get there, but I cannot find an online source that has apartments for rent in Sinaia (well...thats not exactly true...I can only find some sites that rent apartments and villas by the day for a very expensive price). I'm looking to spend about100 to200 a month, maximum. A single room apartment is fine, but more rooms for the same money would be fine, too. Can someone please suggest an online source for apartment or room rentals in Sinaia...or at least an e-mail address where I can contact a rental agency in Sinaia? Thanks in advance for your help! Chris
Is there a regular bus service running from Ploiesti to Cheia or from Maneciu to Cheia ? What about a train connection between these cities?