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18 reviews
A wildlife heaven.
Birdwatcher's paradise.
Surreal sunset in Dobrogea!
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4 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Tulcea, Tulcea County, Southeast Romania

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CatalinaO...
Bucharest, Romania
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“perfect getaway”
Reviewed 21 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

My husband and I were here by ourselves for our first visit to the Danube delta, and came back happy, relaxed, tanned and well-fed, with a ton of photos of wildlife and scenery and looking forward for the next visit. See below a review by chapters, but first a big thanks for Sanda and Roberto for the warm welcome and the small paradise they shared with us. In a nutshell: great location, delicious food, lots to do and great value-for-money.

Location: easy access by car along a scenic and smooth road, in a village around 10km from the city of Tulcea. The courtyard directly overlooks the beginning of the delta (small delta on the somova lake), and on the other side of the road there's a big, open hillside you can walk alongside of for a long view of the small delta. This location strikes a perfect balance between easy access by road and to attractions in the area, easy access to the delta and scenic view and neighborings in peace and quiet.

Lodging: originally conceived as a summer house, there are 5 cosy houses in the courtyard (out of which 4 are for rent and one for the hosts to live in), beautifully restored and charmingly decorated with unique, antique and traditional carefully-picked items and hand-painted details. Meals are served in a lovely foyer overlooking the courtyard. If you travel in groups, it's worth renting a house, all of which have their own kitchen. Far away from impersonal hotel rooms, these family-sized idyllic houses will make you feel like in your own dream-summer-home.

Activities: we wanted a mix of relaxation, discovery, and fun in the sun - we got all of that and more. There are boat trips in the mini-delta (a paradise for photographers - a lot of species of birds upclose and in flight), trips in the kayak, easy access by car to Tulcea, where you can take boat tours to the Danube delta (we loved the horse-cart tour of Letea forest), car access to the seaside (we loved Corbu beach), or just relaxing in the small pool and enjoying a book in the lounge chairs with a view on the delta. There are nice sites for discovery by car as well (Enisala castle, the Pricopanes, nice monasteries). We stayed for a week and found something rewarding to do every day.

Meals: Home-cooked local delicacies made from home-grown ingredients. We savoured everything we ate, from the sarmale to the plachie, goat cheese and real italian pasta and coffee. Breakfasts are varied, lunch and dinner include soup, main course, dessert and coffee/tea all for a very reasonable price.

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Liked best: cosy, charming place, friendly hosts, family atmosphere, lovely view, peace & quiet in the middle of nature
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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jhool53
Ulverston, United Kingdom
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“Paradise”
Reviewed 24 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Beautiful House. Wonderful location by the Delta. Marvellous food prepared by the owners upon request. Whoopoes, rollers, golden orioles in the garden. Roving shepherds with their flocks at the gate. Fabulous.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: indoor family seating area - though wonderful veranda
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Poznan, Poland
Reviewed 17 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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Liked best: the view
Liked least: not enough numer of bathrooms
Travelling group: Extended Family
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ralph h
Rugby, United Kingdom
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“An Excellent Location With Great Hosts”
Reviewed 15 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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The house is perfectly situated to explore Tulcea and the Danube delta. You have the choice of self-catering or having meals prepared and the home cooked food was simply delicious. The owners are very friendly and cant do enough to make your stay a pleasant one but don’t intrude on your privacy. A boat trip with Robert, to visit a near by monastery, is a must . All in all an excellent stay and I would recommend the property to anyone want to get away from it all and relax in beautiful surroundings

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Liked best: The fantastic setting
Liked least: Mosquitoes
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
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CTBUC
Bucharest, Romania
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“Relaxing get away”
Reviewed 7 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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We had a very nice relaxing stay here over Easter, We were the first guests of the season so the pool was not filled on the first day but the owner went out of his way to make sure it was filled on day 2 for us so we got to enjoy it for the rest of our time there. They had some home made dessert in the fridge for us and some wine which was a nice surprise, We loved cooking on the BBQ and eating outside while enjoying the view. The house was very comfortable and clean, the beds were big and there was aircon upstairs. we are looking forward to coming back in June or July and trying some of the traditional meals that they provide over summer.

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Liked best: the house itself was very traditional and comfortable
Liked least: The mosquitoes
Travelling group: Friends
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