dealchecker's guide to Romania

Romania is a fascinating country with an intriguing history and bags of natural beauty. Tourism has developed in recent years but there are still plenty of options to find cheap hotels in Romania if you compare with dealchecker. The capital Bucharest is chockfull of museums and ancient buildings while the Black Sea coast provides the perfect place to chill out and catch some rays.

Cruising around the Danube Delta is a wonderful relaxing way to discover the countryside of Romania. The Carpathian mountains are popular with campers and hikers, with several mountain huts available for longer treks.

Popular Hotel Stays in Romania

Bran Castle pulls in the crowds with Gothic architecture, steep staircases and secret passages giving it plenty of atmosphere. The castle also houses two museums with artefacts of architecture, furniture and weaponry. The accommodation options in Bran town are fairly basic, but you could find yourself sharing the home of a local family for a truly authentic experience.

If you're looking to dip your toes in the Black Sea then a good place to start is the seaside city of Constan?a with its 8-mile beach. There’s plenty of entertainment to choose from, with open-air restaurants, cabarets and a grand casino. Nearby, traditional villages and ancient monuments also make for an interesting visit.

The shores of the enormous Lake Razelm are a destination of choice for those seeking a little peace and quiet. There are plenty of accommodation options in towns dotted around the edge of the lake.

City Breaks in Romania

Bucharest is the nation's capital and home to a number of impressive government buildings. The behemoth Palace of the Parliament, the third largest building in the world, is worth a visit for its ornate interior and three separate museums. Green-fingered travellers often head to the Bucharest Botanical Gardens to marvel at the vast greenhouses with their huge collection of exotic plants.

If you're heading to Transylvania you will be likely to find yourself in Bra?ov as it's the first major settlement on the journey from Bucharest. There's lots to explore in the cobbled streets of the old town with its Saxon houses and narrow alleyways. The main square is a great place to start and is surrounded by cafés and restaurants if you’re feeling peckish.

The city of Sibiu is popular for its well-preserved medieval fortifications and it's home to many interesting museums with exhibits covering art, archaeology, natural sciences and much more besides.

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