The Best Hotels in Sighișoara, Romania

Step back in time as you wander the historic streets of Sighisoara
Step back in time as you wander the historic streets of Sighisoara | © Zoonar GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo
Elizabeth Harris

With its impressive fortified walls and Unesco-protected medieval citadel, Sighișoara is a must-see destination if you’re travelling in Transylvania. Cobbled streets, painted Saxon houses and watchtowers built by the city’s guilds provide plenty to explore. The best hotels put you close to the old-world action, bringing this Romanian city’s colourful past – this is the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, after all – right to your doorstep.

1. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sighisoara – Cavaler

Chain Hotel, Hotel, Business Hotel

The indoor pool and high windows at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sighisoara – Cavaler
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Close to the main entry point of the walled city, you can reach the famous 14th-century Clock Tower with its patterned roof in minutes from this central hotel. Opt for a room with a citadel view to make the most of this location. Bonus features include a modern fitness centre with an indoor pool, ideal for a relaxing swim or a quick workout. And don’t forget to make the most of the complimentary breakfast before stepping out for a day of exploration.

2. Mercure Sighisoara Binderbubi – Hotel & Spa

Boutique Hotel, Spa Hotel

The ornate wood-panelled lobby, with leather armchairs, red carpet and chandeliers, at Mercure Sighisoara Binderbubi – Hotel & Spa
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Just minutes from the fortified walls, this hotel is convenient and cosy; wood accents throughout provide the place with a distinctive, traditional charm. The original wine cellar is now home to the hotel’s restaurant, La Pastorella, so you can dine underneath atmospheric curved arches or head out onto the terrace in the summer months.

3. Hotel Central Park

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

A bed, chair and desk with flowers in a hotel room at Hotel Central Park
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Built in 1897 and once the home of Sighișoara-born businessman Josef B. Teusch, the Hotel Central Park underwent a lengthy transformation into what is now a boutique hotel. Many of the rooms are designed with nods to the history of the building, including exposed beams and bare stone. There’s a regal flair with some including velvet bed canopies. Downstairs, the buzzy restaurant features a popular beer terrace in the summer months.

4. Hotel Sighisoara

Hotel

First built in 1520, the Hotel Sighișoara has had a long, rich history. It survived the great fire of 1676, which saw much of the citadel burnt to the ground, going on to become the home of Saxon Bishop George Paul Binder and eventually being used as the City Hall. Now a luxury hotel, the redesign has retained much of the eclectic character of the building’s past. Fresh flowers in the rooms, an on-site spa and fine dining restaurant add a luxurious touch.

5. Fronius Residence

Hotel

A hotel room at tFronius Residence with two beds, a table and chairs, and a high arch
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With original murals, iron locks and stone arches, the Fronius Residence places you right in the heart of Sighișoara’s incredible history. This intimate hotel is located at the foot of the covered stairway leading up to the highest point of the citadel. The rooms are warm and welcoming. You can even arrange to have fruit and champagne, ready for when you arrive, to help make your stay that little bit more special.

6. Casa Savri

Hotel

The reception desk in the lobby at Casa Savri, with a wood beam ceiling, exposed brick walls and a desk made out of exposed brick
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Located in a 16th-century protected building, Casa Savri is as much a museum as a hotel. The guesthouse is filled with handmade furniture from around Transylvania and each room is decorated in a unique style. Breakfast is served on a terrace with craftsmen’s work tools hung on the walls, referencing the artisan shoemakers who once lived and worked there.

7. Taschler Haus Boutique

Boutique Hotel

A couch, wood-burning oven and a wood beam ceiling in a hotel room at Taschler Haus Boutique
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Hand-painted murals decorate the walls of the Taschler Haus Boutique, depicting the history of the building and ancient customs of Sighișoara. The painting in the courtyard shows a blindfolded goose choosing the next girl to be married, while another features a traditional ribbon dance. Inside, guests are treated to bright, personalised rooms, filled with special details and antiques. There’s a reason this hotel has won so many awards.

8. Korona Hotel

Hotel

A hot tub in a gazebo next to the outdoor pool and gardens at Korona Hotel
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With a large outdoor pool and wellness centre, Korona Hotel is the place to escape the heat of a Romanian summer. The hotel offers sun loungers for guests and hatha yoga classes at its on-site yoga centre. You can also book guided tours of the city. Thanks to recent renovations, the rooms are well-equipped with modern facilities for a comfortable stay.

9. Venesis House

Budget Hotel, Hotel

Two beds in a room, leading to another separate bed, in a guest room at Venesis House
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If you’re looking for budget-friendly accommodation in Sighișoara, family-owned Venesis House has all the essentials covered. Guests have access to a kitchen, complete with free coffee, tea and hot chocolate. There are even board games available if you’re looking for a quiet night in. On warmer days, lounge on the hotel’s terrace and soak in the sounds of this bewitching city.

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