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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Tulcea, Tulcea County, Southeast Romania

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MeEncanta...
Washington DC
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
40 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful place to stay”
Reviewed 6 July 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay for 2 nights. To save time we hired a driver to take us from Bucharest. We were greeted by Cosmin and Marta (brother-in-law and mother-in-law) of Roberto who was on vacation with his family. They were the perfect hosts! We were the only ones there at the time so we had an opportunity to get to know them. Marta prepared a wonderful breakfast both mornings. We had dinner both nights too. Marta prepared traditional dishes that were delicious! The last night we came back from a whole day on the delta to find they had set up our dinner outside....loved it! We wished we had stayed 1 more night so we could explore more. We can't say enough nice things about our hosts and our stay. Enjoy

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Liked best: The hosts and a more authentic Romanian experience
Liked least: Wish we had stayed 1 more night
Travelling group: Friends
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magassoub...
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Wonderful house with a beautiful view”
Reviewed 1 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We stayed at Casa Varvara during our trip to the Danube Delta. The house is located in Somova, a village close to Tulcea. The location is absolutely beautiful, on a jill overlooking one of the lakes that makes up the Danube Delta. The house itself is an old traditional Romanian house, which is very nicely decorated. It has a lovely porch to sit on as well as a pool, which we didn't use, because it was too cold. The owners are very friendly and one can order both breakfast and dinner, which I highly recommend, because the food was excellent. I would definitely recommend staying here. I don't think it's possible to find a nicer location in the Danube Delta area and I would certainly consider coming back just to relax and enjoy the scenery. I recommend asking for directions in advance because the street was not on our GPS.

Travelling group: Extended Family
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Stevenson...
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Welcoming, relaxing and beautiful.”
Reviewed 27 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Wonderful old house full of traditional Romanian objects and antiques, so much that we felt as if we were liviing in a different age all together. This was complimented by the kind and lovely owners and children who our own children made firm friends with, and who were so generous with their amazing home cooking and produce, but never intrusive. The setting was also beautiful and tranquil and the swimming pool, although a little cold due to unexpectedly rainy weather, was lovely to sit around. Heartily recommended,

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Liked best: Hospitality, genuine style of property, location.
Travelling group: Young Children
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Connie W
Alyth, Scotland
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145 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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“a bit of paradise”
Reviewed 3 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We were on a marvelous cycling tour of the Danube/Delta area in Romania. As a Big Treat after several challenging days of riding through villages and up and down hills (it was grand!) we got to stay at Casa Varvara. The rooms were lovely and comfortable and our little "cottage" also had a living room/kitchen. There was plenty of room for the 4 of us. We enjoyed swimming in the gorgeous pool with the Danube just at the edge of the property. The night we were there we had a 5 star dinner provided by our beautiful hosts. We had 2 kinds of fresh fish, perfect potatoes and then THE best ice cream (Betty's Ice Cream) I have ever had. We moaned as we took each bite of the 3 flavors - a ROSE, Tiramisu and a vanilla (I think it was vanilla - I was so enamored of the Rose that I could barely think). Later we walked into the village to stroll around and enjoy the atmosphere. In the morning, after a refreshing sleep, we had a wonderful breakfast outside under the trees. It was hard to leave.

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Liked best: the friendly and beautiful host and hostess who were so obvioiusly in love
Liked least: I liked everything
Travelling group: Other
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Mircea_Cr...
Ploiesti, Romania
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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“Authentic experience while meeting the friendliest hosts”
Reviewed 2 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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I met for the second time Sanda and Roberto and stayed one night in their lovely summer house. During a one week bike trip in Northern Dobrogea this was by far the most beautiful and authentic place to stay. The interior design of the tiny houses is superb, respecting the old Romanian tradition and gives you the genuine feeling of arriving home.

I was impressed by our hosts kindness and willingness to make our stay memorable. I loved the view from their garden towards the beginning of Danube Delta, I enjoyed a lot strolling through Somova village and getting in touch with the locals. We even met Niculina, Varvara's daughter, who invited us without hesitation to pick some pears and plums from her garden :)

Varvara is more than just a place you wish to return, it is about friends.
Thank you, Sanda & Roberto!

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Liked best: Respecting the true Romanian traditions
Liked least: Heat & mosquitoes, but this has nothing to do with the house itself :)
Travelling group: Other
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Recommended for:
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