The Best Hotels to Book in Timișoara, Romania

Known as Romanias City of Flowers, Timișoara is filled with excellent hotel options
Known as Romania's City of Flowers, Timișoara is filled with excellent hotel options | © Mehdi33300 / Alamy Stock Photo
Iuliana Marchian

Dubbed Romania’s City of Flowers for its beautiful parks, Timișoara is centred around the Old Town – called Cetate (meaning fortress) – while the neatly arranged riverbanks of Bega are a delight to stroll along, enjoying drinks at one of the waterfront terraces. Stunning Habsburg architecture graces many neighbourhoods, so wherever you choose to stay in Timișoara, you have interesting sights within easy reach.

1. Hotel Savoy


A bed and two chairs in a hotel room with neutral tones at Savoy Hotel
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Hotel Savoy is a relaxed lodging with a bar and restaurant overlooking Alpinet Park on the banks of the Bega, just across the bridge from the city centre. It’s a casual place to stay with Modernist facades typical of the interwar period. Unassuming rooms are spacious and neutral in design, swathed in shades of beige and light brown. When it comes to dinner, expect a modern setup with western-style service. Among the Romanian traditional dishes, mici (spicy grilled snacks) are menu staples.

2. Boutique Hotel Casa del Sole

Boutique Hotel

Two beds with plush red frames and carved wood headboards in an elegant hotel room at Boutique Hotel Casa del Sole
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“Prepare to be spoiled” is the motto of the only four-star boutique hotel in Timișoara. This refined spot, with its private garden and outdoor pool, caters for both business and leisure travellers, and is an easy walk from the Old Town. Polished interiors have a sophisticated old-world vibe, with antique furniture, quaint and cosy rooms, and classical decor. The elegant lounge is a great place to idle by the fireplace before you head to the restaurant. Be sure to try one of the national dishes, mămăligă cu brânză și smântână: polenta with cheese and sour cream.

3. Tresor le Palais


A double bed and two bedside tables with lamps in a bright hotel room with neutral colours at Tresor le Palais
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Set in a residential neighbourhood outside the city centre, this refined lodging was the first five-star hotel to open in Timișoara. Enjoy classic, serene rooms with marble bathrooms, tranquil garden views and bright colours, plus luxurious touches and lots of gadgets. The hotel’s Mediterranean restaurant serves plenty of pasta and risotto dishes.

4. Spa & Ice Resort

Spa Hotel

Wood loungers and blue umbrellas at the outdoor pool at Spa and Ice Resort
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Near the entrance to Timișoara, close to the airport, this relaxed spa hotel with an outdoor pool has straightforward rooms with comfortable furnishings, each designed in a different colour palette, ranging from dark blue to nuances of grey and brown. A luxurious restaurant with a bar serves Italian and local dishes, while a garden with a terrace is the perfect place to relax during your stay. Other amenities include a spa with an indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and fitness suite.

5. Hotel La Residenza


A large double bed, armchair, desk with chair and red carpet in a hotel room at Hotel La Residenza
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Set close to the city centre in a historic neighborhood, La Residenza channels the spirit of Tuscany. The hotel is elegantly furnished, while the terrace and two verandas overlooking the garden are the perfect peaceful setting for fine dining and sophisticated drinks. The restaurant offers a thoroughly appetising menu of both Romanian and Italian dishes which can be paired with a wide range of wines.

6. Pensiunea Nora


A bed with two duvets and a wood headboard in a guest room with wood beams and drapes at Pensiunea Nora
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Nora is set in a residential neighbourhood peppered with Art Nouveau buildings on the outskirts of the city, offering unpretentious rooms with classic decor and timber furnishings to make guests feel instantly welcome. There’s an upmarket restaurant complete with al fresco terrace, as well as a spa with a sauna, and even a swimming pool for warm days. Dishes range from local to Serbian cuisine and are cooked with fresh pork and beef supplied by the hotel butcher.

7. Del Corso Hotel

Boutique Hotel

A double bed and two bedside tables with lamps in a modern hotel room, furnished in grey and neutral colours, at Del Corso Hotel
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This luxury boutique hotel is well located just five minutes from the city centre. From the sauna and jacuzzi to the unfussy rooms in soothing tones of blue, brown and grey, it’s all about comfort and intimacy here. The hotel is also home to the only Argentinian steakhouse in the west of Romania, serving exotic and appetising dishes from the country of tango and adventure, as well as empanadas and cheesy-bubbly provoleta.

8. Check Inn Hotel


A double bed with a wood frame and drapes in a hotel room at Check Inn Hotel
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Positioned in a lively, central area within easy walking distance of the city’s main sights, this casual hotel with a bar and restaurant is a love letter to contemporary architecture. Simply decorated rooms with modern touches are furnished with original artwork and painted in warm hues of light brown. The on-site restaurant serves international cuisine as well as Romanian dishes – we’d recommend the tripe soup, which is always on the menu.

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