The Best Hotels in Sinaia, Romania

Peleș Castle is the former residence of the royal family
Peleș Castle is the former residence of the royal family | © Jeet Dhanoa / Unsplash.com
Rachel Chang

Skiing in Sinaia is an elevated experience – after all, it’s Romania’s highest point, with Furnica Peak stretching high into the clouds. During the winter season, visitors flock to the ski resort, with the Gondola Sinaia providing hassle-free access to the slopes. Meanwhile, the warmer summer months are perfect for hiking. Visit the royal family’s former residence, Peleș Castle, completed in 1883, and the Sinaia Monastery with icons painted by Romanian artist Pârvu Mutu. Discover the best hotels Sinaia has to offer, all bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Vila Camelia Sinaia

Hotel, Villa

Elegant glass doors encase the warmly lit restaurant at Vila Camelia hotel in Sinaia.
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Immerse yourself in the grandeur of Peleș Castle at this 21-room Bavarian-style hotel, built in 1884 by one of the castle’s architects. Just south of the Sinaia Monastery and west of Dimitrie Ghica Park, the villa is within walking distance of the area’s highlights, yet sits behind a delightful garden entrance offering a slice of serenity in the Carpathian Mountains.

2. Hotel Sinaia

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Lobby decorated with modern and colourful furnishings at Hotel Sinaia.
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Stepping inside this Rina Hotels outpost on the city’s main street is like entering a Nordic haven. Opt for a room with a balcony to savour that brisk mountain air, or a family suite with a double bed and three singles. There’s also the new Silena Mountain Spa, with an indoor heated pool, dry sauna and hammam, where you can unwind after a long day on the mountain.

3. Elexus Apartments

Hotel, Apartment

Modern living space at Elexus Apartments hotel in Sinaia.
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Après-ski is so much cosier when you’re in your own apartment, cuddled up by the fireplace. Each unit inside the Hotel Elexus also comes with a fully equipped kitchen, which is great for families and large groups. The four-person deluxe apartment is especially spacious. Even though you get plenty of privacy, the property is still right in the centre of town, just a five-minute walk to the train station.

4. Hotel Boutique Belvedere

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

Indoor pool at Hotel Boutique Belvedere in Sinaia.
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Around the bend from Peleș Castle and set away from the city centre is this four-star boutique hotel in Sinaia with 16 suites. Breakfast is served each morning in the restaurant – choose from the buffet selection or a hot meal from the à la carte menu. Downstairs, you’ll also find an indoor pool, jacuzzi and hamman; massages are available in your room on request.

5. Casa Natalia

Boutique Hotel

A cosy living space, decorated with a red sofa, orange rocking chair and a rustic fireplace at the Casa Natalia hotel in Sinaia.
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This boutique hotel in Sinaia has six bespoke rooms, four of which have their own balcony or terrace. In addition to the comforts in each room, you will also have access to a shared kitchen, garden and barbecue. It’s like being in a home away from home, with a few new friends.

6. Hotel Carpathia

Boutique Hotel, Spa Hotel, Hotel

Double room decorated with white walls and furnishings and a red ornate carpet at the Hotel Carpathia Sinaia.
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With 70 spacious rooms, this easily accessible Sinaia hotel is located on Bulevardul Carol I and offers both standard double rooms and apartment-style suites with extra-long beds. Renovated in 2014, the hotel is also known for its spa treatments, especially its halotherapy room where you can breathe in salty air, believed to help with respiratory ailments.

7. Hotel Marea Neagra

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Double room decorated with red furnishings at Hotel Marea Neagra in Sinaia.
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While it may not be anywhere near its Black Sea namesake, this hotel offers the same kind of relaxation in Sinaia’s Furnica District, just south of Peleș Castle. Originally built in 2007, and renovated in 2019, the 34 rooms each have a balcony where you can soak in the calm of the natural surroundings. Downstairs, digest the day’s adventures while sipping a cocktail or cold beer at the bar.

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