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Zabola Estate

Mikes Kastely No. 437, Zabala 527190 Romania
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Take part in our Transylvanian Countryside Lifestyle. Zabola is a unique estate, not just in Transylvania. It is a very much lived in family home, a property where guests are invited to enjoy the atmosphere of the turn of the century. Zabola Estate spreads over vast areas of the Carpathia Mountains. Our Guesthouses are dating back to the 18th, 19th and 20th century. They fulfilled different purposes in course of time. The Estate comprises in addition The Old Stables - a banquette house for leisure, drinks, dinners, receptions and other events. A refreshed and maintained English landscape garden with 2 lakes and 4 ponds, pavilions, terraces, a sauna in the woods, stables, barns and walking, hiking and carriage-tracks are yours to enjoy. The rich nature and wildlife we are living in and with is of high importance to us. Next to wild ducks, storks and great blue herons, the Estate and its adjunct forest gives home to bears, deer, wild boar, stags, wolfs, lynx, bats, squirrels and owls.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Shuttle bus service
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Ironing service
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Room features
Hair dryer
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Hungarian, Romanian


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aepm wrote a review Nov 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
My experience at Zabola was very disappointing to say the least. I booked the Old Saddlehouse for two nights 18 Oct to 20 Oct 2021 quite some time in advance because of numerous recommendations I kept on getting. Five days before the actual booking I get a phone call from somebody at Zabola, I say somebody because he has not introduced himself, he only mentioned “he is calling from Zabola” asking me if I could change from the Old Saddlehouse to two separate rooms due to the fact that there was a group of 8 people that they would like to offer the Old Saddlehouse to. I explained to them that we don’t actually need so many rooms and I would love to help them but since I was travelling with two children 2&4 and a nanny, I would need to have interconnected rooms. They explained that the rooms are not interconnected so I refused the exchange. On my way to Zabola I called to inform them of the check in time, as we were arriving at 17:00. Upon our arrival there were some workers at the gate and I was surprised when the lady at the receptioned informed me that the Old Saddlehouse was actually the building in front of my eyes which was under renovation and where the workers were working on the exterior façade entirely covered by scaffolding. I was with two tired kids in the car and a cat after a 5 hours roadtrip so I wasn’t even able to have a reaction. I checked everybody in and then went back to the reception and told them how unprofessional this was from them to not inform me in advance. She said that her colleague called me and I refused to change the rooms. The reason was different, I told them, nobody mentioned to me anything about restauration but about a group of 8 people needing 4 rooms which the Old Saddlehouse was having. She told me she doesn’t understand why her colleague lied to me, and did not give me the real reason behind and said to me that unfortunately the work cannot be paused and that they will be working and making noise from 9am to 4pm every day, giving me no alternative but to change as my children were having afternoon naps. I wanted to talk to a manager and they mentioned that this is the only option the manager offered, blocking any contact of such. I cannot explain to you how excited my two daughters were about this trip and how much they waited to come to Zabola because I told them so many nice things about it and they imagined a fairy place where princesses and princes live, because that’s what castles look like in the books we read at night time. I was not going to have this discomfort created, break their excitement. In a different circumstance I would have had a break out and made sure I was loud enough to not let such things happen to other customers, but once again, this was about my daughters’, not about my experience. In the first evening we had dinner at the restaurant where the first spoon I took was with a big hair inside . I informed the waiter and he apologized but still added the meal to the bill. Hadn’t I double checked upon check out I would have paid for the meal with the hair inside. Not to mention that there was no type of service recovery from the waiter, very disappointing once more. The first night we were to tired to change the rooms but the second we had no choice as the workers started making terrible noise and the walls were literally shaking, we took everything and changed to 2 different rooms one for me and my eldest and another to the nanny and my youngest, unneeded hassle. A lot of meat options in the menu but not much options for kids that don’t like meat, my kids had pasta the entire stay. The day we departed the waiter brought me oatmeal 3 times with milk, despite me explaining to him I am lactose intolerant, the coffee came so late and it was cold, I just wanted out of there as soon as possible! They say first impression is the everlasting impression, and so it was Zabola estate for me. I will not return and I cannot recommend it to anybody I know, unfortunately.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Legion O wrote a review Jul 2021
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Everything was Great, from The moment Coming until now, nothing wasn’t Dissapointment, from The First time Coming here, Everything was like an Old Movie or a story to Tell, magical, truly magical and mysterious, deffinetly Coming back here.👌
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jozsef wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
The food was delicious. Nice, interesting furnished rooms. Finally something different than the modern ones. For the price you pay, you get a piece of history, an extra feeling. Large estate, perfect for walks. Keep up the good work and your attitude so that you can restore the "old". :)
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Zoltan Albert, Marketing at Zabola Estate
Responded 27 Jul 2021
Dear József, Thank you so much for your kind words. Zabola Estate focuses on restoring the heritage of the Mikes family and to regenerate life on the estate as it used to be in the 'roaring 20's'. Kind regards, Team Zabola
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dianamd07 wrote a review May 2021
Oradea, Romania229 contributions78 helpful votes
We appreciated this place like a private estate with traditional/romantic rooms and a big park around where you can take a walk for hours, watch the animals (horses, donkeys, poultry), the nature, just hear the sounds around, maybe take some time in the sauna in the wood. The food was good but a little pricey. We considered we payed not just for food, but for ambiance, services and the place where we were and all the nature around. When you are there, you consider you are privileged to stay in that wonderful place, in the middle of nature, but with high standard services. If you look for a quiet place for long walking, ancient but good quality furniture with very good bathrooms and quality food, you found it! And choose the Breakfast of Kings! You will remember it!
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Date of stay: July 2020
Sleep Quality
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Response from Zoltan Albert, Marketing at Zabola Estate
Responded 24 Jun 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words. We are happy that you understood the message of Zabola Estate and the historic air of the place imbibed your soul. We wish you all the best and hopefully we see each other soon. Kind regards, Team Zabola
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GoodLifeASB wrote a review Apr 2021
Cluj-Napoca, Romania51 contributions46 helpful votes
One of the best places, I've ever been. It has history, a revival of the past in the modern times. It did take me back in time, ages ago. It is a majestic project, and I sense a lot of work, love and dedication from the staff and the management. Definitely, Zabola Estate says two very interesting stories - one about the past, and another one about present time, how is the history is writing at the moment. It is luxurious in a simple way (the hardest way that one thing can be), very elegant, but yet very natural, connected with the surroundings. Well, the place and the vibe brought me in a contemplating and lyric way of being, so, I am sorry if my review is so much about sensation, how I felt, how I perceived the place. Some people will find the place pricy, the accommodation and the food, which maybe it is, but for me it worth every money spent there. And I am happy that I had a small contribution in foundation and in whatever is becoming this place. It is good to be prepared with proper clothes for hiking, rainy weather, if u want to visit the surroundings. Yet, you also can be very elegant for having the dinner at the restaurant. Looking forward to come back.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Zoltan Albert, Marketing at Zabola Estate
Responded 24 Jun 2021
Dear Madam, dear Sir, Zabola stands for time travel. The property dates back to the 15th century and has a long history of hospitality. We are delighted that we could gift you with some memorable moments. Looking forward to welcome you some time soon. Warm regards, Team Zabola
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USD 76 - USD 140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
RomaniaTransylvaniaCentral RomaniaCovasna CountyZabala
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zabola Estate
What are some of the property amenities at Zabola Estate?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Zabola Estate?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Zabola Estate?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Zabola Estate?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Zabola Estate have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Zabola Estate offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Zabola Estate offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Zabola Estate?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Romanian, and Hungarian.