The Best Hotels in Târgu Mures, Romania

Enjoy the unspoilt hostory of Târgu Mures, the forgotten gem of Transylvania
Enjoy the unspoilt hostory of Târgu Mures, the forgotten gem of Transylvania | © Dukas Presseagentur / Alamy Stock Photo
Elizabeth Harris

Stay in the heart of Transylvania at these top hotels in Târgu Mures, Romania’s lesser-known gem.

Sat on the bank of the Mures river, surrounded by hills, the historic city of Târgu Mures is often underestimated. For many, it’s a stopping point between larger cities, like Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca, but look closer and you’ll begin to recognise the hidden beauty of the city. As well as its varied architecture, Târgu Mures is home to the ornate Palace of Culture and the second largest zoo in Romania. Here’s where to stay while you’re in town.

1. Hotel Privo


Modern double bedroom at Villa Csonka by Hotel Privo with large glass room containing bed
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With sleek, industrial interiors, Hotel Privo offers a modern hub for exploring Târgu Mures. The on-site spa provides guests with a complete relaxation experience, offering two saunas and a massage room. Enjoy a continental breakfast in the light-flooded dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows, or perhaps spend the afternoon wine-tasting in the hotel’s stripped-back wine cellar.

2. Continental Forum Tirgu Mures


Double bedroom at Continental Forum Tirgu Mures with geometric style floral wallpaper and blue soft furnishings
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Located in the centre of the city, the Hotel Continental Forum is especially convenient for travellers stopping for a day or two. At the hotel’s Mondo Restaurant, you can find speciality Romanian dishes and international classics while sampling local wines from the nearby Jidvei winery. In the mornings, opt for coffee on the terrace overlooking Theatre Square or lounge in the airy lobby bar.

3. Plaza V


Dark room at Plaza V with purple carpet and walls, and a fluorescent blue light on wall
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Fitted with inky-black interiors and pops of color, Plaza V’s decor makes an impact. The hotel is equipped with a spa and fitness centre, including a steam bath, sauna and two hot tubs, as well as a relaxation room. It is also well equipped for business travellers with several conference rooms and meeting rooms available for hire.

4. Business Hotel

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Double bedroom with large yellow armchair and zebra print bedding at Business Hotel Conference Center & Spa

Simple and smart, the Business Hotel prides itself on its extensive facilities, including a selection of state-of-the-art conference rooms which make this hotel ideal for hosting large events. If you’re looking to relax during your stay, the extensive spa is also worth a visit. With a steam bath, aroma sauna, tepidarium, and more, you might want to clear your calendar for a day or two when you go.

5. Hotel Concordia


Double bedroom at Hotel Concordia with white linen, yellow curtains and a desk
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Behind the Hotel Concordia’s impressive, neo-classical facade lies an understated interior with high ceilings and views of the city. Originally built in the late 19th century, the hotel has preserved the elegance of its earliest days. Rooms are simple in design and include breakfast, which you can ask for in the room. From here, you can discover the historic city with its imposing Orthodox cathedral, synagogue and Palace of Culture. Back at the hotel, take a dip in the first-floor swimming pool or drop by the bar for a White Russian cocktail after dark.

6. Villa Csonka by Hotel Privo

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Grand exterior of Villa Csonka with steps leading up to property
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Housed in a dramatic turn-of-the-century building, Villa Csonka is an elegant choice for your stay in Târgu Mures. The art deco building, built in 1904, has been lovingly restored with interiors that draw inspiration from its stylish past. During your stay, you have full use of the gym and wellness facilities at the ultra-modern Hotel Privo next door. All rooms feature memory foam mattresses and hypoallergenic bed linen to make you as comfortable as possible.

7. Hotel Arena


Double bedroom at Hotel Arena with green sloping walls and a desk
Courtesy of Hotel Arena

Close to the large city park on the bank of Mures river, Hotel Arena offers family rooms with a double bed and sofa bed, as well as double and twin rooms. Free use of the sauna is included with your stay, while children will love the climbing gym just three-minutes drive away. For an evening drink without going out in the cold, stop by the hotel’s Zeppelin Bar & Bistro.

8. Pensiunea David


Large double bedroom at Pensiunea David with muted colour palette and padded headboard and ottoman
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Designed in a refined, elegant style, Pensiunea David is a guesthouse with a difference. Well-suited for both couples and families, the best rooms have a balcony so you can soak up the summer rays and breathe in the clean air rolling in from the hills that surround the city. Even if you’re just stopping for the night, it’s worth it, so you can sip your morning coffee while enjoying the view.

9. Grand Hotel


Large double bedroom at Grand Hotel with muted colour palette and white soft furnishings
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With a rooftop terrace that provides views of the city’s historic buildings, there’s a reason the Grand Hotel is a popular choice for weddings and big events. Situated in the heart of Târgu Mures, it is an ideal base for exploring the city, or as a stopover if you’re passing through. The rooms are simple and quiet with soundproofed glass to make sure that the only thing that wakes you is the call of the breakfast buffet.

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