Radauti, Marginea and Vama hotels, hostels

What’s in Radauti, Marginea and Vama?

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Four stars

The Gerald’s Hotel

Web info: All rooms have non smoking rooms, air conditioning, bathrobes, daily newspaper, desk as well as other amenities. Featuring room service 24hr, shops, elevator, bar/pub, laundry service/dry cleaning, meeting facilities , this Radauti hotel is sure to make each guest’s trip an enjoyable one. Guests may take advantage of sporting or leisure activities such as gym/fitness facilities at this hotel.

Leif’s take: Oddly, Radauti is home to one of the nicest hotels in northern Romania. It’s not much to look at outside, but, inside is a first-rate business hotel, adorned in blond and dark wood furniture, with an international restaurant and bar. Amenities include a fitness room, free wi-fi, an excellent all-you-can-eat buffet lunch, great beds, mini-bars, panel TVs, and safes big enough for laptops.

Pension David House

Web info: There are non smoking rooms, air conditioning, television, bathtub, shower, balcony/terrace in each of the hotel’s well-equipped rooms. Room service 24hr, executive floor, bar/pub, laundry service/dry cleaning, meeting facilities , restaurant, room service are some of the extra comforts you’ll find at this Radauti hotel. Those looking for first-rate sporting and leisure facilities will find jacuzzi, sauna, garden.

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Pensiunea Emilia
Tel. +40 (0) 740 117 277
Str Bercheza 173
Of the handful of pensions near Sucevita Monastery, this one is most appealing. Only five rooms, but all feel like home. Walk 700 meters up the road opposite the monastery.

Pensiunea Silva
Tel. +40 (0) 230 417 019
Sucevita 391
Located on the western edge of nearby Sucevita village, it’s an easy 3km walk to Sucevita Monastery. The hunting lodge motif here is punctuated by the gaggle of taxidermy critters that meet you at the door. Internet available.

Pensiune Turistica Fast
Tel. +40 (0) 230 560 060
Str Stefan cel Mare 80, Radauti
Just outside Radauti, this basic pension/restaurant has a scrubbed down, inexpressible charm. Follow the ‘Fast’ signs from Piata Unirii in Radauti, about 1km west.

Luxor
Tel. +40 (0) 230 406 022
Marginea 1435
Across the road from the AF Magopat Gheorghe ceramic workshop in Marginea, this is a lovely, if somewhat kitschy oasis of comfort, with startlingly nice rooms and an excellent on-site restaurant.

Letitia Orsvischi Pension
Tel. +40 (0) 745 869 529
orsivschiletita at yahoo dot fr
Str Garii 20, Vama
In Vama. Follow the signs with painted eggs to this large, two house property, 250 meters off the main road. Among the property’s attractions are a massive painted egg exhibit, with samples from around the world, and a small ethnographic museum. Rooms are rustic and simple, but clean, with shared bath. Breakfast, dinner and Internet included! The grounds are filled with flowers and a new covered terrace with grill is available for cookouts. Only Romanian and French spoken.

Casa Alba
Tel. +40 (0) 230 340 404
This is a seemingly out of place ultra modern and very comfortable villa about half way between Frasin and Vama, near Humor and Voronet Monasteries. Prices are about 10 euros cheaper during the off-season.