Sinaia is known as the Pearl of the Carpathian Mountains due to its beautiful surroundings and aristocratic feel. Sinaia is more than just Romania's finest holiday resort – it is also the former royal residence of the Romanian kings. Sinaia is situated at the edge of the Transylvanian Alps in Prahova County at an altitude of 850m in the middle of the Bucegi Mountains (2500m) at a distance of 123 km from Bucharest, 106 km from the Henri Coanda International Airport and 37 km from Brasov on the DN1 national road connecting Transylvania and Prahova Valley to Wallachia.
With spectacular views and architectural style, Sinaia offers a year long display of natural beauty. The Sinaia resort is known as an excellent tourist choice for sports lovers (winter sports, hiking, downhill skiing), for therapeutic treatments (highly ionized atmosphere, clean air, dust and allergens free, rich in ozone) and for the imposing presence of the medieval imperial castles.
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The International Hotel in Sinaia offers 4 star deluxe accommodation in the most popular resort in Romania. The hotel welcomes tourists from all over the world, all year long. Distanced 75 miles from Bucharest, the hotel is the quality choice for visitors looking at a wide range of relaxation opportunities. The breathtaking location is backed off by the fine cuisine and an extravagant pool.
Hotel International Sinaia features 8 double/single deluxe rooms, 1 single deluxe, 6 apartments and 21 studio apartments.
All Hotel rooms feature: high-speed Wi-Fi internet, 32” LED TV, air conditioning, safe, minibar, tea/coffee machine, direct phone line, hair dryer. All rooms are non-smoking. The Hotel offers free internet access, wireless and cable connection. The Hotel has paid parking (40 slots).
The Conference and Event centre is modernly equipped with 11 conference rooms, organized and decorated in the way to suit private events. The Conference room features include Internet access, big screens, overhead projector, flipchart, magnetic chart, video-projector, simultaneous translation system and coffe break facilities.
The Entertainment Center offers visitors 4 billiard tables, 4 bowling alleys, darts, air hockey, foosball and a fully equipped coffee bar.
Spa & wellness
The hotel offers the best wellness, relaxation and leisure time activities. Find your inner peace with the use of the modern swimming pool, jacuzzi, dry and wet sauna and gym. The beauty center awaits guests that want a quick look change.
Restaurants and Bars
Food lovers will definitely have a great time. The Hotel International has 5 different restaurants and bars. The Panoramic restaurant is the perfect choice for morning breakfast, the Tirol serves the best Tyrolean cuisine, for italian food lovers the Cucina Sofia prepares the tastiest italian pasta. The Bucegi Portile Regatului restaurant welcomes guests seeking a taste of traditional romanian cooking. VIsitors can relax and have a cup of fresh coffee and a fine dessert.at the Chocolate Bar.
Sights to see in Sinaia
The Peles Castle is located 60 km from Sinaia. Dating back to the 1890s, Peles Castle is considered the most important historical edifice in Romania and – with its unique character and artistic value – one of the most important monuments of its kind in Europe. Peles is a palace but it is widely known as the castle. The architectural style is a mixture of Neo-Renaissance and Gothic Revival. Next to the castle visitors can visit two smaller constructions, namely the Foisor Hunting Chateau and Pelisor Chateau, both turned museums.
The serene castle gardens and fountains are filled with wooden and marble decorations. Behind the Peles Castle doors, tourists can bask in the glory of the Honor Hall, The Grand Armory, the Regal Cabinet, the theatre room and the library. Peles is a castle tored from fairytales.
If passing by Sinaia, the Monastery is a must see location. Decorated with beautiful frescoes, the Sinaia Monastery has a certain medieval feel with the two-headed eagle, murals and the Byzantine icons telling tales of a past marked by diversity.
George Enescu Memorial House
Music lovers will find a delight in visiting the memorial house of the great Romanian composer and violinist George Enescu. The building dates back to the 1920s. The Luminis (Sunshine) villa was a relaxation spot for artists, or people looking for peacefulness and calm. Tours of the house include a blast from the past of the original romantic music.
Sinaia has a basket full of nature glows and wilderness all year long, from mild winters to refreshing summers.
Babele Rock Formation
As one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country, the Sphinx and the Babele stone formations (meaning „old women“) are the sacred stones of the ancient dacs. The view from up the Bucegi plateau is breathtaking.
After a walk through the dense pine cone forest once you reached the edge of the tree line leaving the darkness of the forest, the Bolboci Lake surprises the human senses. All you need is a camera to be ready to capture the views. The lake dam is sheltered in the Ialomita Basin of the Bucegi Mountains, 8km away from the city.
In the winter Sinaia is a perfect sports getaway with a total of 11,500 meters of ski slopes, bobsledding run and countless other sports features. At altitude 2000, you can experience the highest ski slopes in Romania. The access to the slopes is made possible by cable car from the center of the city. Sinaia has 5 different difficulty level ski slopes divided between two sides of the Bucegi Mountains. There is no better way to relieve stress than to sunbathe on the high altitude Sinaia platform in the winter.