About Hora cu Brazi
Guest House Hora cu Brazi is located in the foothills of Piatra Craiului Mountains National Park at Zarnesti. This traditional guest house with modern facilities offers an excellent Romanian restaurant with a very high proportion of food and drink produced on site or from the village. In our opinion this accommodation is the best place to stay in the Brasov, Bran corner of Transylvania as it is not only away from the crowds and traffic but offers an incredibly friendly and professional service together with an ideal location for sightseeing and activities.
This hotel is available as part of any tailor made holiday with Rediscover the World.
All rooms have large beds with thick mattresses and high quality linen; a balcony with views of the surrounding hills, a seating area, (wall-mounted) flat-screen TV with cable channels and a bathroom with fluffy towels, free toiletries and hairdryer. Rooms have heating and air-conditioningand are a good size (20sq m) so an extra bed (children under 16 years) does not affect the comfort within the room.
Food & Drink:
Romanian specialties are served throughout the day and all meals can be enjoyed out on the terraces (front & back) in the good weather. The restaurant is furnished and decorated so as to create the ambiance of an old but elegant inn where delicious dishes are served for an unforgettable culinary experience.
Breakfast is buffet style and includes hot dishes (scrambled eggs, fried eggs, cremvusti boiled kaiser or sausages held pan), sausage, cheese, traditional dishes, yogurt, milk, tea, coffee, fruit juices, cereals, butter, varieties of jam and breads. For lunch you can choose a la carte - e.g bean soup with smoked meat cooked with tarragon (Transylvanian style), bulz peasant polenta and smoked sheep cheese dumplings. Fresh from the pond you may have a freshly grilled trout with a tasty garlic sauce. Dinner is served as a buffet but can also be a la carte; if the number of guests overall is smaller then dinner will be served a la carte or pre-order. Dinner buffet contains 12 hot dishes: chicken, pork and fish with at least three seasonal salads. Thus, tasting several dishes, you'll be enjoying a wonderful culinary experience. Any dinner buffet also includes dishes for vegetarians.
There is a children’s playground in the large garden with plenty of green open space to run around plus an indoor play area with pool table, darts board and other games (also includes home cinema and video console plus toys for younger children). Guests can hire quad bikes, which are a great way to explore the area; Bran Castle is a 10-minute drive away while the entrance to the national park is just a minute away by car. There you can find lots of hiking and mountain biking trails.
You can, of course, simply relax in these ideal surroundings and take in the fresh air - there are sun beds and umbrellas, an open terrace and places to serve meals in silence with a cold beer, a glass of wine or just to read a book.
Within the family farm there are three friendly ponies ready for little ones to ride; they can also organise carriage rides pulled by the miniature ponies which can be turned to a sleigh ride in winter. Hiking trails, skiing, mountain biking and much more is available to arrange in advance or via reception. A small shop is a few metres up the road and there are cafes and other shops, banks, etc. in the village centre. Free parking on site, free wi-fi.
Attractions nearby include:
* Wolf Park Adventure - 2.4 miles
* Bran Castle - 3.9 miles
* Libearty Bear Sanctuary - 5 miles
* Cheile Gradistei Adventure Park - 6.9 miles
* Rasnov Fortress - 8.3 miles
* Dino Park - 8.5 miles
* Valea Cetății Cave - 9.4 miles
* Postavarul Gondola - 12 miles
* Drumul Roșu Ski Slope - 12.1 miles
"This pension is a gem. The location is beautiful and we could have happily spent a few days here. The staff were very helpful and suggested walks in the nearby National Park. The gardens are lovely for a drink and relaxation and the evening meal and breakfast were very good and substantial."
C & C Holmes, UK, Oct 2018
"Very friendly and beautiful view."
K Van Geel, Belgium, Jul 2018