The bohemian city of Oradea is one of the larger cities in Transylvania and is known for its well-preserved baroque and art nouveau architecture as well as an impressive Medieval fortress. It’s also famous for its world-class thermal spas. Planning a trip to this Romanian city? We’ve found the best hotels in Oradea, from romantic spa retreats that use wine-based products to convenient hotels for business travellers.
Looking for a hotel that’s central to everything Oradea has to offer? Book a room at this family-friendly spa hotel – it’s near the Moon Church, the baroque palace and the city’s main shopping and cultural districts. The Riserva Wine Spa specialises in vinotherapy treatments, taking wine from the dinner table to the massage table with treatments that utilise grape-based products. Afterwards, relax in a hot tub on the scenic terrace. There’s also Steak Hub, a steak restaurant that offers a meat-focused menu, including a dry-aged steak. Business travellers are catered for with an expansive event space and five meeting rooms.
This hotel is a mix of three- and four-star rooms, as well as three apartment suites conveniently located next to the city centre and a 10-minute drive to the FIAP Exhibition Centre. The best part of a stay here, however, is the spa, which boasts three saunas – a steam bath, aroma sauna, and traditional sauna – as well as Vichy showers, an indoor pool, a jacuzzi and a gym. Go for one of the indulgent massage treatments which cover everything from Polynesian and Balinese massage to a massage with bamboo sticks and even a tandem massage with two therapists working simultaneously.
The towering DoubleTree by Hilton hotel is located next to the beautiful Bratianu park and overlooks the Crișul Repede river. The contemporary rooms are ideal for couples or business travellers, with king-size beds and many with terraces and balconies. The riverside Laurus restaurant serves Mediterranean-inspired dishes such as herb-crusted salmon with lentils, and duck with grilled vegetables. Make the most of the quiet location at the Eforea Spa, which has both indoor and outdoor relaxation beds, as well as a Vichy shower offering innovative chromotherapy treatments.
Want to explore the thermal spa resort town of Băile Felix? Book into this friendly and affordable guesthouse in a quiet location near the forest. There are double and triple rooms, all with private bathrooms and televisions, as well as spacious 40sqm (430sqft) studio apartments with kitchens for guests looking for self-catering accommodation. Some rooms also have access to the balcony at the front of the building, which is lined with pretty flower boxes. Guests also get a 40% discount at Aquapark President, which has an outdoor thermal pool and sunloungers.
Run by the Ochiș family, this boutique hotel opposite Bratianu park is a wonderland of wellness treatments. There’s a spa with an outdoor pool, a variety of saunas and an indoor jacuzzi, alongside advanced treatments such as facial microdermabrasion with diamond particles and anti-wrinkle treatment with quadripolar radiofrequency. There are also a wide range of alternative medical treatments available, ranging from lasertherapy and magnetotherapy to galvanic baths in which a gentle electric current is passed through the body. After a treatment, head back to your room to relax – the 36 rooms and suites have vintage flair, with antique furniture, ornate chandeliers and pretty wallpaper.
This three-star hotel in a historic renovated building in the centre of Oradea caters to both business and leisure travellers looking for modern accommodation in a convenient location. There are 18 rooms decorated in a minimalist style, including single rooms, double rooms for couples, two apartments for families, and a triple room. Want to unwind? You’ll find a gym, sauna and relaxation room, and massage treatments are available. There’s also a restaurant serving a range of international and Romanian dishes, and a contemporary events space that can be hired out for conferences, training and workshops, and social events.
Looking for luxury on a budget? This affordable four-star hotel on a pedestrian street in the city centre has a variety of stylish rooms with traditional furnishings, as well as two apartments for families or those looking for more space. There are also plenty of amenities – an elegant wine bar, a restaurant with live music and a spa with a sauna, jacuzzi, solarium, gym and indoor pool. Business travellers can make use of a conference room and three meeting rooms.
Travelling to Oradea with a large group of friends or family? Make yourself at home in this friendly guesthouse, which has four classic double bedrooms that can be rented either individually or together. Each air-conditioned room has a private bathroom as well as free wifi and a television. There’s also a communal lounge area with a television, bar and a variety of games to play. A continental breakfast is included in all stays and includes fresh fruit, traditional Romanian pastries, cereal and toast. Fancy a restaurant quality meal but don’t want to head out? Casa 3 has partnered with several local restaurants to offer delivery directly to the hotel.
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