The Best Hotels to Book in Poiana Brasov, Romania

Hotel Aurelius is just one of the best hotels in Poiana Brasov – discover the others with our recommendations
Hotel Aurelius is just one of the best hotels in Poiana Brasov – discover the others with our recommendations | Tiberius Photography / Alamy Stock Photo
Ellie Ross

High up in the Carpathians and yet easily accessible from the city of Brasov, Poiana Brasov is home to 22km of downhill ski slopes and numerous hiking routes. If you’re craving more adrenaline, you can also go ice skating and tobogganing. From Dracula-inspired lodgings to contemporary hotels reflecting the feel of the surrounding fir trees, we know that choosing where to relax after a long day outside can be a difficult task. Here are Culture Trip’s top picks of the best hotels in Poiana Brasov.

1. Teleferic Grand Hotel


Exterior of Teleferic Grand Hotel surrounded by snow with forested hills behind it
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The twinkling lights and snow-dusted trees are a warm welcome at this 127-room hotel, located on the edge of the Poiana Brasov resort. Accommodation ranges from single rooms to deluxe apartments with high ceilings, exposed beams, glass walls and wood-clad bathrooms. Fuel up in one of the six on-site restaurants, and make the difficult choice between fine-dining, an après-ski bar or a standalone traditional Romanian hut.

2. Hotel Aurelius Împăratul Romanilor


Room at Hotel Aurelius Imparatul Romanilor with a large wooden bed, footstool, wardrobe and blue patterned carpet
Courtesy of Hotel Aurelius Imparatul Romanilor / Expedia

Elegant and spacious, this 88-room Poiana Brasov hotel overlooks both Lake Miorita and the mountains. Expect chandeliers, gilded mirrors and baroque-style furniture in the rooms and apartments, most of which also feature wooden balconies. With its indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna and gym, the spa is just the place to ease aching ski legs. The restaurant features cosy fires and sheepskin throws and serves traditional Romanian dishes, such as bulz – oven-roasted polenta and melted white cheese.

3. Alpin Resort Hotel

Resort, Hotel

Large room at Alpin Resort Hotel with a bed, patterned carpet, armchair and bark-effect wall
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With its superb spa, you’ll find it hard to tear yourself away from the cosy confines of this modern, four-star hotel. It has a 25-metre pool, bubbling jacuzzi, fir-scented sauna and gym. Children are well catered for, too, with kids’ clubs and playgrounds on-site. After a long day on the slopes, choose from four restaurants – including an Italian, a relaxed lounge in the forest and Tosca, which has a sommelier and great range of wine including local tipples.

4. Silver Mountain Resort & Spa

Resort, Spa Hotel

Simple room at Silver Mountain Resort & SPA with a bed, rug, mirror and wooden flooring
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Set against a backdrop of fir trees and snowy peaks, this Poiana Brasov spa hotel is ideal for families or groups looking for extra space, as it has a range of accommodation options including two-, three- and four-room apartments. If you feel like splashing out, there’s also a penthouse – spread over two floors, and featuring three bedrooms and an open-plan living room with a real fire. For the rest of your time, soak in the hot tub, relax in the sauna or swim laps in either of the pools – indoor and outdoor. There’s also no need to cook – the restaurant serves classic Romanian fare, such as paprika beef and apple cake.

5. Ana Hotels Sport


Room at Ana Hotels Sport Poiana Brasov with a bed, a canvas of people sitting in the grass and a table with a fruit bowl
Courtesy of Ana Hotels Sport Poiana Brasov / Expedia

Smart and stylish, Ana Hotels Sport is perfectly located by the Capra Neagră cable car at the base of the Bradul ski slope. Rooms are contemporary and minimalist, with a neutral colour scheme and natural stone and wood decor. The 2,000 square-metre spa has a swimming pool, gym, sauna and outdoor hot tub, plus ten treatment rooms – a hot stone massage is divine after a day’s skiing. Plus, the Altitude restaurant serves delicious hearty dishes, like duck soup and foie gras salad.

6. Ana Hotels Bradul


Stylish room at Ana Hotels Bradul Poiana Brasov with wooden flooring, a large bed with a green throw and a window with a view of greenery
Courtesy of Ana Hotels Bradul Poiana Brasov / Expedia

Sister property to Ana Hotels Sport, the Bradul location is just a five-minute stroll away, and guests can make use of the same spa facilities and dining options. Surrounded by pine trees, this hotel has a more tucked-away feel, with rooms reflecting nature – think natural wood flooring, soft furnishings in earthy green tones and contemporary animal artwork. The king junior suite has ample space and a bright lounge, and as an added extra, families can unroll the sofa bed for extra sleeping space.

7. Royal Boutique Hotel

Boutique Hotel

Room at Royal Boutique Hotel Poiana Brasov with a bed, table, patterned rug and dresser
Courtesy of Royal Boutique Hotel Poiana Brasov / Expedia

Located just a ten-minute walk from the main cable car, this hotel is ideal for a winter break. There’s ski storage and free parking, plus a children’s playground to keep the little ones entertained. The spa will rejuvenate you after a day in the mountains, and bike hire is available in the summer. Friendly staff are everywhere to be found, and rooms range from doubles and triples to family-friendly apartments.

8. House of Dracula


Room at House of Dracula with red carpet, bed with a red throw and bright-yellow walls
Courtesy of House of Dracula / Expedia

With its red towers, dramatic stone staircase and dark timber beams, the House of Dracula has a Gothic feel to match its spooky-sounding name. But don’t be fooled, it’s a warm welcome that awaits – staff are cheery, the food is good and rooms are comfortable. Some have baths and log burners, others have printed armchairs and sofas. Our tip? Recharge with a spa treatment – they range from aromatic facials to sea salt scrubs and full-body massages.

9. Monterai Resort

Resort, Villa

Exterior of Monterai Resort with fir trees and snow around it
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As you enter Poiana Brasov on your way from Brasov, you’ll come across this charming collection of villas dotted through the fir trees. Each of the 12 properties has mountain views, and many even come with private balconies or gardens. Wellness offerings include a sauna, as well as treatment rooms for private massages, while the outdoor playground will keep youngsters happy. The resort also offers ski and snowboard hire.

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