Count Kálnoky's Transylvanian Guesthouses
Transylvania is not only famous as the homeland of Bram Stoker’s fictional character, Count Dracula. It harbours Europe’s last pristine landscapes, well-preserved medieval villages, and produces some excellent food and wines. Immerse yourself in a forgotten world that you probably believe has ceased to exist in today's Europe.
Experience the luxury of simplicity.
Our guesthouses in the Transylvanian village of Miklósvár / Micloșoara date back to the 1800’s and before. The buildings have been carefully restored in order to preserve their original charm and character. The guesthouses are situated within spacious gardens, some with storks nesting on nearby rooftops. They have been beautifully furnished with antiques in the Transylvanian Szekler and Saxon styles. To ensure that our guests have a warm and comfortable stay also in winter, we have enhanced the original wood stoves by a hidden central heating system. The village has little infrastructure, therefore we cannot (and do not wish to) claim technical perfection. Some streets remain unpaved and pot-holed, so can become dusty in the sun and muddy after the rain. There can be no denying the rustic charm and original character, which offers an opportunity to step back in time, as if you were in a 19th century novel and had come to visit friends in Transylvania's countryside.
The guestrooms are furnished exclusively with antique Transylvanian furniture, including most of the textiles. All rooms have double beds with woolen and duvet covers. In order to create an atmosphere of peace and tranquility, the rooms do not have television or radio; instead, you will find plenty of interesting books on the shelves. Each room has an electric kettle, with tea and coffee provided.
Upon arrival, guests are welcomed with our Transylvanian brandy and home made pastries in the common drawing room, before being shown to their rooms in the cottages. In the evenings, everyone meets in the main house's wine cellar for what has been described as a continuous dinner party with changing guests. In the warmer season, pre-dinner drinks are being served at around 7PM in the Stone Pub down the road. There is also a billiard room and a sauna within the lower houses. All gardens have comfortable deck-chairs and arbours with benches and tables. Transfers, guided activities and meals are available. Laundering is taken care of for a small fee. The rooms are equipped with kettles for making your own tea and coffee, and bottled mineral water is provided. We offer local produce and crafts to buy at the shop. The newly restored renaissance manor of the Kálnoky's and its park are open to our guests.
Children are very welcome and the guesthouses are suitable for all ages.
'All Inclusive' - guests discover Transylvania by experiencing its countryside and its people. History is alive in unspoiled villages with impressive fortified churches unique to Transylvania. Traditional crafts are still being passed down from generation to generation. Nature-bound activities, including bear-watching from a hide in the evening, will get you back in touch with genuine natural environment. The location at Miklósvár / Miclosoara is ideally situated to venture into three of the most defining regions of Transylvania: The Saxon Land, the Szekler Land and the Carpathian foothills. We offer a number of cultural and natural excursions, one taking place every day of the week on a set schedule. In addition, we offer horse-riding treks for the experienced, or lessons for beginners at our nearby stables. The newly restored renaissance manor is open to our guests and you can dive into the clear water of its decorative pond in the summer heat.
Food & Drinks
Dinner is served in the rustical yet elegant wine cellar as ‘table d’hôte’. It has often been described as a continuous Transylvanian dinner party with changing guests. The three-course meals with wine can be adapted for vegetarians at prior notice.
We strive to offer affordable, yet financially sustainable holidays in this authentic Transylvanian environment.
10% 'Early Bird' discount for every 'All Inclusive' online booking for 2017 paid in full until February 28th, 2017.
The 'All Inclusive' price per person sharing a double or twin room includes dinner with wine at arrival, full board with 3-course meals incl. wine, guided tours and activities during the day, entrance fees, transport and taxes, as well as breakfast at departure.
Price: 118 Eur/person/night.
Transfers to / from the guesthouses at arrival / departure have to be paid separately, as well as a few extra options like riding or bear-watching. Please follow the link to choose your room and book online. Your booking can only be confirmed once the deposit has been paid online via a separate email that will be sent to you. If you encounter difficulties booking online, please contact us directly.
The Stone Pub
Transylvanian Renaissance Castle
The XVIIth century Kálnoky Manor and its park have been restored to their old glory and are open to visit in 2017.
Have a glimpse at Transylvania's Holidays!
8th March: Special Women's Day, welcoming the Spring
18th March: Special French Dinner, launching our new programme 'Our Friends are Cooking'
The renovated manor and its park will be open to visitors in 2017, so expect a wealth of events and happenings. 'Like' us on Facebook to keep informed.
Summer 2017: chamber music concert SoNoRo Conac at Miklosvar Manor. Date to be confirmed. See http://conac.sonoro.ro/ and Facebook for more details. The concert is free of charge.
October 2017: Photo workshop with internationally acclaimed Martin H.M. Schreiber. 50 years of experience, over 100 exhibitions worldwide, 14 books published and many workshops and lectures given. Best known for his act fotos of popstar Madonna. Date to be confirmed
Location & Contact
Count Kálnoky's guesthouses
525104 Micloșoara, nr. 186
Jud. Covasna, Transilvania, Romania
GPS: N 46.00914° E 25.58187°
Please book online. For further inquiries: e-mail
Inquiries by email will be answered within 48 hours.
For last minute bookings please call: +40 742 20 25 86
For arrivals: +40 743 10 03 11 or +40 756 06 60 57
Call our office Monday to Friday, 8AM - 4PM (Romanian time)
Your stay contributes to the sustainable development of Transylvania and to the preservation of its cultural and natural heritage. The Kálnoky Foundation collaborates with The Prince of Wales's Foundation in Romania.
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