Welcome to Badiu’s guest house

an Outstanding Romanian Traditional Experience

Welcome

Nestled 10 km north of Sibiu, at the foot hills of the Carpathian Mountains, this beautiful rustic house was partially build mid 1800. While the property has been renovated, the character and some of the original architectural details like the cellar, the barn and main structure have been carefully preserved.
The inside is decorated in a traditional country style with functionality, clean lines and natural materials. There are 6 double rooms and one private suite. Each room is equipped with a comfortable bed, tv and a mini fridge. Some rooms have a private wooden deck.
Our creative and passionate chef Mrs. Badiu will delight you with the highest quality authentic cuisine. Most of the ingredients are carefully grown and picked fresh from our gardens and local farms. They are hormone and pesticide free. The sauces and preserves are made in house from scratch from our family’s traditional and authentic recipes. In the summer the meals will be served in our lush and tranquil garden or outdoor patio. Our spacious dining room with natural wood burning fire place will enchant you with its rustic warm ambiance during the winter days. We believe a healthy meal gives you the power you need for an exciting day ahead. We are more than happy to help you finding “your places” – just ask. Explore the area or just unwind in our beautiful garden. Make yourself at at home.

Have we mentioned? During your stay you’ll also enjoy free Parking and free Wi-fi.
Enjoy a relaxed Transylvanian atmosphere also known as the most romantic and inspiring province of Romania combined with our true hospitality.

Nestled 10 km north of Sibiu, at the foot hills of the Carpathian Mountains, this beautiful rustic house was partially build mid 1800. While the property has been renovated, the character and some of the original architectural details like the cellar, the barn and main structure have been carefully preserved.
The inside is decorated in a traditional country style with functionality, clean lines and natural materials. There are 6 double rooms and one private suite. Each room is equipped with a comfortable bed, tv and a mini fridge. Some rooms have a private wooden deck.Read more

Accommodation

Whether your stay is for pleasure or for business, our relaxing rooms will give you a retreat to unwind after a long day. Our 5 double rooms have TVs and Fast-speed WiFi wireless internet, which is available throughout the Guest House, as well as a balcony, or where you can relax.

Rooms and rates:
Bed and breakfast: 30 EUR/DB Room* breakfast included
At Badiu’s Guest House you start your morning off right ,with a hearty, delicious breakfast. Savor innovative dishes prepared with only the freshest ingredients, or simply relax with a cup of coffee in our peaceful garden.
Dinner: 15 EUR/person
Experience authentic Romanian specialty food featuring a combination of unique and delicious flavours and dishes from Transylvania in a traditional atmosphere.
Dinner includes tuica (a traditional Romanian spirit produced from fruit or from a cereal grain), wine of the house, water, soup, a main course and desert.
Most of the ingredients we use are carefully grown and picked fresh from our gardens or from local farms nearby. We only use BIO products for our meals, to ensure you with a healthy and plentiful dinner.
Eating at our Guest House will turn into an experience you will want to repeat.

Policies:
Check in: 14:00
Check out: 12:00

Whether your stay is for pleasure or for business, our relaxing rooms will give you a retreat to unwind after a long day. Our 5 double rooms have TVs and Fast-speed WiFi wireless internet, which is available throughout the Guest House, as well as a balcony, or where you can relax. Read more

Things to do

At Badiu Guest House we have a lot of activities to do during your stay both in summer and in winter.


VISITS TO ANCIENT FORTRESSES


HORSE AND CARRIAGE RIDES


SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING


HIKING


ENDURO TOURS

Tourist Attractions

Sibiu tourism

Sibiu tourism

Sibiu is an indisputable touristic location which is appreciated and which was awarded the maximum Michelin quotation – three stars. Because of its good quality cultural life, due to its functional infrastructure, its geographical position and the natural landscape it is situated in, due to the availability and efforts of the local administration, Sibiu is today an acknowledged touristic location which receives a growing number of tourists every year, a city having the resources to offer something to each of its guests, regardless of age or preferences. The cultural life of Sibiu has always been very rich, due to the creative spirit and the cultural effervescence which always defined the city. But starting in 2004, the cultural actors and local authorities have invested more in cultural events, creating an annual calendar of events which attract numerous tourists every year. Read more

Astra Museum

Astra Museum

The ASTRA Museum of Folkloric Traditional Civilization is situated in the Dumbrava Forest, at a distance of 4 kilometers from Sibiu. The museum functions since 1963 under the name of the Museum of Folkloric Technique and stretches over 96 hectares and an exhibition circuit of 10 kilometers in length. The museum hosts original monuments representative for the values of the Romanian village. Dwellings from various parts of the country, interior decorations preserved in the original form, peasant industrial installations, traditional means of transportation etc are displayed here. All the domains such as agriculture, rising animals, apiculture, fishing and hunting are illustrated by means of characteristic households such as sheepfolds, wine cellars, small factories, etc. The museum is structured in five large sectors including the related thematic groups. Read more

The Lier’s Bridge

The Lier’s Bridge

The pedestrian bridge connecting the two parts of the Small square allows the link between the Lower Town and the Upper Town. The bridge is placed on a gate bridge belonging to the 2nd fortification wall. The initially vaulted passage used to be made through an conglomerate of buildings which had been demolished in 1851. The legend says that the bridge will collapse if someone will sit on it and tell a lie. In the local oral tradition circulates various legends about this bridge, legends about the lovers lies or those of the merchants that sold in the area

The defense Tower and Wall

The defense Tower and Wall

One next to another, the old stronghold towers gather round the heart of the city like a girdle of unflinching sentries. “The Red City” – that’s how they called Sibiu because of its red clay brick walls that kept the foes at bay. The fortifications watched over the whole history of Hermannstadt and these walls carry the city’s 823 years of attested history carved deep within them.

The Evangelic Church

The Evangelic Church

The Evangelic Church is one of the most impressive buildings in Sibiu. It was raised in the 14th century on the location of an old Roman church dating from the 12th century. The building is dominated by the seven level tower with the four towers on the corners, a mark showing that the city had the right of condemnation. With a height of 73.34 meters, the tower is the tallest in Transylvania.

The Council Tower

The Council Tower

Is one of the most famous monuments of Sibiu. It bears this name because it used to defend the entrance gate into the second precinct, situated in the immediate vicinity of the building which once hosted the City Hall of Sibiu, mentioned in the documents for the first time in 1324.

Paltinis / Arena Platos

Paltinis / Arena Platos

Built by the Transylvanian Carpathian Society in 1894, Paltinis (German: Hohe Rinne) is the highest (4,724 ft.; 1,440 m altitude) and oldest tourist resort in Romania. A favorite for ski enthusiasts, Paltinis, with its beautiful location, fresh air, and numerous hiking opportunities, is also an attraction for summer hikers. Marked trails make it easy to reach the main points on the surrounding mountains. Most of the trails are suitable for mountain biking, as well.

Brukethal Museum

Brukethal Museum

After his return to Sibiu as the Governor of the Great Principality of Transylvania (1777-1787), the Baron Samuel von Brukenthal brought along his collections, and Hochmeister’s Calendar for the year 1790 mentions among the attractions of the city the painting collections including 800 paintings divided in 13 halls of the Brukenthal Palace. Over time the collections enriched both through acquisitions and donations. At the present, exhibits from the National Art Gallery can be found at the first and second floor of the Brukenthal Palace, which became a genuine Museum of Art.

Biertan Fortified church

Biertan Fortified church

The village of Biertan (German:Birthalm), first mentioned in an official document in 1283, is home to one of the largest and most impressive medieval strongholds in Transylvania. Surrounded by quaint streets and vineyards, the 15th century fortified church at Biertan is perched high on a hill in the middle of the village. Three tiers of 35-foot-high defensive walls, connected by towers and gates, encircled the complex, making the church impossible to conquer during medieval times. Featuring late-gothic architecture with heavy doors and double exterior walls, the church boasts the largest Transylvanian multi-paneled wooden altar and a remarkable wooden door which once protected the treasures in the sacristy. Read more

Transfagarasan Road

Transfagarasan Road

Romania’s national roads network cannot rival the US Interstate Highway system but the Transfagarasan and TransAlpina, two unique thoroughfares over the southern Carpathian Mountains are part of any list of the world’s most amazing roads. Also labeled “the Road to the Sky”, “the Road to the Clouds”, “the Best Driving Road in the World” and even “A spectacular Monument to Earth-Moving Megalomania” the TransFagarasan climbs, twists and descends right through Moldoveanu and Negoiu – the highest peaks in Fagaras Mountains and in Romania. This is no pass through a gap but a frontal assault, a stark and spectacular reminder of unchecked power stamping itself on an obstreperous landscape. Also known as the “Transylvanian Alps”, the Fagaras Mountains are rich in unique wildlife and scenic hiking and biking trails. Read more

The Transalpina Road

The Transalpina Road

If adventure and Alpine scenery sound alluring, the TransAlpina road offers an ideal mix of the two. Winding its way through valleys and plateaus up to 7,038 feet – a height not reached by any other mountain passage in Romania – the TransAlpina road offers breathtaking views together with lots of driving excitement. Arguably the oldest road over the Carpathian Mountains, TransAlpina was built at the beginning of the 2nd Century AD by the Roman legions during their war campaign to conquer Sarmizegetusa – the capital of Dacia (modern-day Romania). After the conquest of Dacia, the Romans have used the TransAlpina to transport to Rome the gold extracted from the central part of Romania (Transylvania). At the beginning of the second millennium TransAlpina has become one of the main transhumance routes over the Carpathian Mountains; it still serves this purpose, even today. Paving of the road began in 1930 and eight years later King Carol II inaugurated the new TransAlpina (also named during the monarchy period “the The King’s Road”).

Cisnadie Fortified church

Cisnadie Fortified church

Originally built in the 12th century as a Romanesque basilica, the church was fortified during the 15th century to protect the local Saxon population against repeated Ottoman raids. The fortification process included the construction of fortified towers over the two side entrances and the choir, the building of a double structure of defense walls, a moat and several defensive towers along the walls. The clock installed in the 195-feet high (bell and clock) tower has been working since 1868; no repairs were ever needed! The tower of Cisnadie fortress also features the first thunder road installed in Transylvania (1795).

Sighisoara

Sighisoara

As a living part of history, the Romanian city of Sighisoara may be the most well-preserved medieval village in all of Europe and the lack of over development in this area has kept the city as close to its origins as possible. From this perspective, taking a trip to Sighisoara can be like stepping back in time, with several iconic buildings and the remnants of the original six-sided fortress that was once used to protect the city from attack. The Dracula connection; The history of the city is not only limited to its role of craft supplier to many neighboring areas. The real claim to Sighisoara’s fame is that it was the birthplace of Romanian ruler Vlad Tepes, who also spent time in the city later in his life. For those unaware, Tepes is thought to be the figure that Bram Stoker’s Dracula was supposedly based upon, with several stories of barbarianism and his penchant for impaling enemies. While this connection is very loose, Tepes is seen as a national hero of the country as he was able to repel Ottoman and Hungarian invasions on a number of occasions and the use of his likeness in relation to the Dracula story brings mixed emotions to many native Romanians.

Bran Castle

Bran Castle

Surrounded by an aura of mystery and legend and perched high atop a 200-foot-high rock, Bran Castle owes its fame to its imposing towers and turrets as well as to the myth created around Bram Stocker’s Dracula. Built on the site of a Teutonic Knights stronghold dating from 1212, the castle was first documented in an act issued by Louis I of Hungary on November 19, 1377, giving the Saxons of Kronstadt (Brasov) the privilege to build the Citadel. Although Stoker never visited Transylvania, the Irish author relied on research and his vivid imagination to create the dark and intimidating stomping ground of Count Dracula, leading to persistent myths that it was once the home of Vlad Tepes, ruler of Walachia. While the association with Dracula is sketchy at best, the castle continues to hold a strong attraction for all fans of the Count. From 1920 to 1957 Bran served as royal residence, a gift of the people of Brasov to Queen Marie of Romania. The castle is now a museum open to tourists, displaying art and furniture collected by Queen Marie. Narrow winding stairways lead through some 60 timbered rooms, many connected by underground passages, which house collections of furniture, weapons and armor dating from the 14th to the 19th centuries.

Corvin Castle Museum

Corvin Castle Museum

The Royal fortress (the 14th century)
Some researchers place this first stone fortress in the 14th century. There are others that claim this to be a 15th century fortress. This first fortress had an ellipsoidal shape, with pointed, northern and southern extremities. The walls are up to 2 m wide. They were built with dolomite limestone and pebble stone, directly on the native rock. Researches performed before the First World War show that in the northern part of the ellipse was a triangular tower with two rooms of triangular and trapezoidal shape, with analogies in the 13th to 14th centuries France and Germany.

Contact

Contact person: BADIU CRISTINA
Address: Str. Octavian Goga, nr.786, Rășinari 550227
Mobile: +4 0745 308 276 (english and french)
Email: info@badiuguesthouse.ro

Location:
12 km away from Sibiu, bounded by the last remnants of the tram line that once crossed the city, unfolds the sight of the biggest commune, located at the confluence of the river Steaza with the creek Sibisel, at an altitude of 573 m.

Badiu Guest House can simply be reached when traveling with the plane to Sibiu airport.

Sibiu International Airport (SBZ)
Address: Sos. Alba Iulia 73
Web: www.sibiuairport.ro
The airport is located 3.5 miles from the city centre.
Taxi service available. Aproximate trip cost to our guest house is 40 RON – about 10 euro

Airlines with service to Sibiu:
Austrian Airlines – www.aua.com
Blue Air – www.blueairweb.com
Lufthansa – www.lufthansa.com
Wizz air – www.wizzair.com
Tarom – www.tarom.ro

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