Count Kálnoky's 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 at Miklósvár / Miclosoara date back to the 1800’s and before. The buildings have been carefully restored in order to preserve their original Transylvanian 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 Transylvanian character, which offers an opportunity to step back in time.
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.
A stay at the guesthouses has kindly been described as an Agatha Christie novel come to life. Guests are welcomed on arrival with our local Transylvanian brandy and pastries before being shown to their rooms. Common meals in the evenings are sometimes compared to a continuous dinner party with a constant reshuffling of guests. Besides the drawing room and wine cellar in the main house, 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 all available. Laundering is taken care of for a small charge. 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 crafts shop. There are only two other small shops in the village, a local pub and no restaurant. The newly restored renaissance manor of the Kálnoky's and its park are worth a visit and a stroll.
Children are very welcome and the guesthouses are suitable for all ages.
We believe that to discover Transylvania, its countryside and its people you must experience them. You will find live history in unspoiled villages and impressive fortified churches unique to Transylvania. In addition, horse riding is available at our nearby stables at Sepsiköröspatak / Valea Crisului. A choice of nature-bound activities will make you get back in touch with genuine natural environment. Our 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 nature excursions, one taking place every day of the week on a set schedule.
Food & Drinks
Dinner is mostly served in the rustical yet elegant wine cellar as ‘table d’hôte’ and the evenings have often been described as a continuous dinner party with changing guests. The property has its own vegetable gardens and eggs, milk, yoghurt, fruit, cheeses and honey come from local sources. We breed the rare, rather spectacular and tasty ‘Black Transylvanian Bare Necked Chicken’. Jams and preserves are prepared on site. The three-course meals are cooked in the out-kitchen at the main guesthouse. We cater for vegetarians or special dietary requests at prior notice. During tours, lunch is provided at a restaurant or in the form of a picnic (if you are in the countryside).
Prices are per person sharing a double room. ‘All Inclusive’ comprises guided excursions and activities, entry fees, meals or picnics during the tours, transportation and taxes. Transfers to / from the guesthouses at arrival / departure have to be paid separately. You will need no extra money to spend during your stay, except perhaps for additional / special beverages, tips, or to purchase handicraft or other gifts.
The Wet House Pub
The Wet House Pub & Crafts Shop are coming soon!
Miklósvár Renaissance Manor
The Museum of Transylvanian Life in the Kálnoky Manor at Miklósvár is coming soon!
Have a glimpse at the Holidays!
August 6th, 2016: chamber music concert SoNoRo Conac at The Prince's Retreat with accommodation at Count Kálnoky's Guesthouses. See http://conac.sonoro.ro/ and Facebook (The Prince of Wales's Guesthouses in Transylvania) for more details. The concert is free of charge.
October 2nd - 8th, 2016: 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.
Location & Contact
Count Kálnoky's guesthouses
525104 Micloșoara, nr. 186
Jud. Covasna, Romania
GPS: N 46.00914° E 25.58187°
For availabilities and reservations please inquire at 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
If you have further / other questions you can call our office from Monday till Friday, between 08:00 am–16:00 pm (Romanian time).
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