An eco hotel, or a green hotel, is an environmentally sustainable hotel or accommodation that has made important environmental improvements to its structure in order to minimize its impact on the natural environment and eco friendly hotels Romania are considered excellent place to hang out for a couple of nights in Bucharest and then beyond in Romania.
The Association of Ecotourism in Romania (AER) brings together in an innovative way the public and private sectors in a partnership for nature conservation and sustainable tourism development.
Romania continues to underperform with a ranking of 25th in the Eco-Innovation Index and a score of 57, which is a slightly worsening performance compared to previous years. Romania has a below average performance along all of the indicators of the Eco-Innovation Index. The country fares better and is closer to the European average in terms of socio-economic outcomes and resource efficiency outcomes, but unfortunately performance has decreased since the last report period. The eco-innovative inputs and activities are at relatively half of the EU average level.
There are a range of factors that hamper the country’s transition to a circular economy. This includes low demand and low environmental awareness in businesses and the general population, as well as the cumbersome policy framework, lack of policy vision and proper incentives in this field.
Best Eco Tours in Romania
- 3 days in the wild Carpathians – hiking, nature & wildlife
- Crossing the Transfagarasan Road into Wallachia
- Tour to Balea Lake, Avrig and Carta
- Day Tour to Bigar Waterfall and Danube’s Gorge
- Rambling in Transylvania and Picnic with a View day tour
1. Vega Hotel 4*– Eco Hotels Romania
Vega Hotel is situated in the popular Mamaia resort. It offers elegantly decorated rooms with sea views.
The air-conditioned rooms feature free wired internet connection, deposit boxes, and flat-screen TVs with cable and satellite channels. For your comfort, you will find a bathrobe and slippers, as well as a hairdryer in the bathroom.
The hotel boasts an outdoor swimming pool with a children’s area, a beauty centre, a fashion boutique and a secure parking lot.
Overlooking the Black Sea, this chic, modern hotel on Vega Beach is 5 km from Aqua Magic water park, 6 km from rides at Luna Park, and 8 km from natural history exhibits at Complexul Muzeal de Științe ale Naturii.
Warm rooms with sea views offer Internet access and flat-screen TVs; some have balconies. Upgraded rooms add sofabeds, and luxe suites include kitchenettes and separate living areas.
There are 2 refined restaurants offering local and international fare. There’s also a swanky piano lounge and a beachfront bar. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a gym and a spa.
With sustained efforts and matching investments, in the summer of 2009, Vega Hotel became the first Romanian hotel to receive Eco-Hotel Management System certification from Tuv-Rheinland Romania. Implementation of the environmental management system includes: the appointment of an Eco-Manager, management of the consumption resulting from the hotel’s activity, employee training and awareness and, not least, promotion of the Eco-Hotel Management System policy to the hotel guests.
The Eco-Hotel principles govern all processes within Vega Hotel by means of:
- controlling energy consumption: in March 2013 the Vega Hotel became the first hotel in Romania to use renewable energy (energy derived exclusively from renewable sources – wind, hydro and solar energy, significantly helping to reduce CO2 emissions). The company supplying us with this type of energy is UGM Energy.
- controlling the water and paper consumption and controlling the waste management and hazardous substances
- purchasing and using biodegradable products
Location: The location is great, right on the shore of the Black Sea, with its own private beach, with a Blue Flag (so recognized internationally for its quality). It is in close proximity to restaurants and it has its own large parking area.
Rooms: We had a Junior Suite and it was very large and well appointed. The bedroom was large with a huge bed, a spacious dresser and a large balcony overlooking the sea and the swimming pools. The living room was, again, spacious, with a couch and armchairs, a desk and a kitchen area. The bathroom was very nice, with a shower (which is perfect for trips at the seaside) and all sorts of cosmetics.
The food: We had breakfast and lunch included, and the quality and quantity of food were perfect. Whenever something ran out, it would be immediately replaced, so you could be the first one or the last one to come and it and you would benefit from the same food. We ate at the Akolade restaurant both of the evenings and the food was perfect and the service was very fast.
The beach: Being one of the very few Blue Flag beaches in Romania, you can immediately see a difference in the quality from other places. The sand is very nice and it gets arranged every night. There is ample space between the sun loungers, there is a massage booth provided by the hotel and the sea shore is being cleaned every night. The personnel is very prompt and the level of service is high.
The swimming pools: There are two swimming pools, one for children and one for adults. They are both heated, which was perfect, since we don;t like cold water :). There is plenty of space around the pool, there are showers and very clean toilets.
Spa: We went to the SPA on our last day and had a great hour of massage, which we really enjoyed. There is also a jacuzzi, a dry and wet sauna.
How much does a room costs at Vega Hotel?
Prices start 172$/night for Double Room without Balcony and with Lateral Sea View. The Senior Suite with Frontal Sea View is 355$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.
All Senior Suites have frontal sea view. They feature a living room with a non-extensible sofa, a small kitchen and a master bedroom with a king-size bed.
Where to book online– Vega Hotel Mamaia – Eco Hotels Romania – you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Romania during Festivals of Christmas Traditions which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Romania on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
2. Raven’s Nest 3* – Eco Friendly Hotels Romania
In a rural area, this charming, seasonal B&B set in separate houses is 64 km from the A10 highway, and 12 minutes on foot from Vânătările Ponorului nature preserve.
Rustic TV-free rooms in shared houses, featuring vaulted wooden ceilings and traditional woven rugs, offer free Wi-Fi and shared bathrooms. Each house has a patio, and a lounge area with a fireplace. Kids age 2 and under stay at no cost.
A breakfast buffet is served in a warm restaurant/bar featuring exposed-wood beamed ceilings. Parking is included. There’s also a sauna, a fire pit, an outdoor cinema, and a hot tub overlooking the valley below. Minimum-stay rules may apply.
This is quite simply one of the most beautiful eco-lodges in Europe, let alone Romania. Deep in the heart of the Apuseni mountains it presides like a weathervane over the surrounding countryside. Cradled in a dell on a rocky peak with a viewing deck that overlooks rolling hills, gorges, towering cliffs and waterfalls it has an otherworldly vibe that quite simply defies definition.
You can sit in a hot tub with a cold Mojito and watch the sunset across the Carpathians or you can pick your way down woodland trails lit with occasional fairy lights to stretch out on bean bags or in hammocks under the stars or even elect to watch a movie in the arboreal cinema. Guests sleep in historic wooden houses saved from destruction by the owners and reassembled here, down a three kilometre dirt road, in the middle of nowhere. Rooms are simple but luxurious.
Indian cotton sheets, goose down pillows and duvets ensuring you sleep so well there’s a risk of not making the most of the next morning. But despite incredible walks to remote caves, abandoned villages and stunning waterfalls this is primarily a place to chill out and detox from the pressures of modern life. The Hidden Village is one of Romania’s best kept secrets. So by all means go there, enjoy the delicious organic cuisine, wake up to a dream breakfast, sweat your troubles away in the sauna or laze on a hammock in the woods. But please, don’t tell anyone about it!
A very rural authentic experience with a super comfortable bed in which we immediately fell asleep for 2 hours after we checked in.
The hotel grounds are very nice for walking and paths are carefully made in their forest. You can go to the hammock forest in which you can relax or sleep to the tune of the birds. There are 2 viewpoints from which you can see the whole valley and they have sunbeds to relax and enjoy the spectacular views. There is also an outdoor cinema.
They also have a ciubar jacuzzi and a sauna. What we liked is that you just need to make a reservation and you have them both to yourself for an hour. Free of charge.
The food was great with one exception. When we arrived we had lunch which consisted of a cabbage soup and some lasagna. They were really not that great and tasty. The next meals (dinner, breakfast, lunch, dinner) were really tasty and good.
Not to forget the staff. They were all super friendly and helpful. I’ve never seen friendlier people in my life, probably because they are from our NW part of the country.
All in all a very relaxing stay and a great place to visit.
How much does a room costs at Raven’s Nest?
Prices start 120$/night for Double Room.
Where to book online – Raven’s Nest – Eco Friendly Hotels Romania – you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Romania during Festivals of Christmas Traditions which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Romania on Booking.com or Agoda.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
3. Count Kálnoky’s Transylvanian Guesthouses 3* – Eco Friendly Hotels Romania
Count Kálnoky’s Transylvanian Guesthouses features a restaurant, bar, a shared lounge and garden in Micloşoara. There is a terrace and guests can make use of free WiFi and free private parking.
At the guest house every room comes with a private bathroom with a hairdryer.
At Count Kálnoky’s Transylvanian Guesthouses guests are welcome to take advantage of a sauna. You can play billiards at the accommodation, and the area is popular for cycling.
A combination of moments of solitude and peace enriched at other moments by conversation and new friendship formed over the communal dining table with a few bottles of excellent Romanian wine and freshly cooked food (always the full three courses).
The pace set there is perfect. Breakfast is at 9, lunch at 2ish, often in the middle of a meadow, and dinner is at 8 – all very leisurely and tasty. I don’t really eat dairy and they were great at providing alternatives. The first day we didn’t even set off for a walk until 1030 and yet I still was out for seven hours.
The walks and activities are all conducted by highly educated guides. Certainly my guide Chapa is a former competitive climber. His formal knowledge of flora and fauna was second to none. Activities are flexed depending on weather and also capability / desires of the guests.
How much does a room costs at Count Kálnoky’s Transylvanian Guesthouses?
Prices start 108$/night for Double or Twin Room with Bathroom. The Superior Double or Twin Room is 143$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.
Where to book online – Count Kálnoky’s Transylvanian Guest Houses – Eco Friendly Hotels Romania – you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Romania during Festivals of Christmas Traditions which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Romania on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
4. Green Village Resort 4* – Eco Friendly Hotels Romania
Green Village Resort is set in a picturesque area of the Danube Delta, less than 1.2 mi from the Black Sea, and offers an outdoor pool, an outdoor hot tub and free access to a sauna. WiFi internet is also available in some public areas.
All air-conditioned rooms and suites have views of the Danube River, and are fitted with a balcony or a terrace, a flat-screen cable TV, a mini-bar, a seating area, and a private bathroom.
Green Village Resort also features an à la carte restaurant with a traditional menu, a bar, and an outdoor terrace. Children can enjoy the on-site playground.
Set along the Saint George branch of the river Danube near the Black Sea, this relaxed resort is a 16-minute walk from the nearest beach and 32 km from the town of Sulina. The DC5 road is 1 km away.
Simple rooms with bamboo furniture feature balconies or terraces and offer Wi-Fi access, cable TV and minibars. Suites with 2 or 3-bedrooms add separate living areas. Family rooms are available.
Breakfast is free. Other perks include 2 casual restaurants, a spa, and an outdoor pool. There’s also a cinema, a bar, and a gym. Yoga, bikes and kayaks are provided for a fee, as is parking for cars and boats. Water transfers from Murighiol are available.
The view over the Danube is great and the resort reminded me of the eco resorts in Thailand. I highly recommend the resort in off-season as there are no mosquitoes and less boats going up and down the river. Also the prices are lower.
The resort is great for families and for pets. Our German Pointer loved it every time as the staff loves animals and the nature is great for dogs to run and swim.
The resort is at 15 minutes walking from the seaside – the most beautiful wild beach in Romania with soft sand and smooth entrance in the water.
My boyfriend and I found it absolutely lovely, the eco-friendly design, great service, very accommodating, exceptional food, good wine selection, we loved the boat ride on the channels, the sunset on the Danube, the quick access to the untamed sea shore… indeed, the wooden cabins are a bit noisy, but that’s what you always get when lodged in wooden cabins; we didn’t have enough time to try out all the facilities, the jacuzzi, the pool or the sauna, but we hope the next time come, we will;) great experience, warmly recommended.
The ecp resort is beautifully designed and the rooms are really nice and spacious.
It was a relaxing and quiet city break.
The reception personnel answered all our questions and helped us promptly.
I really enjoyed the cinema and the swimming pool, but I suggest you come to the Danube Delta in summer while you can still do birdwatching and have a warm swim in the outside pool.
Good wine selection but food variety could be improved. Breakfast was pretty vast but most of the dishes which were supposed to be hot or at least warm were always cold. Also the wi-fi connection wasn’t always good.
If you’re looking for a rustic place, very quiet, supernatural, extraordinary Delta plus an almost untouched natural beach, this is the place for you!
Service is excellent as well as accommodation.
Nothing else to say. Just go and you’ll surely like it especially if you’re tired of the modern hyper-transformed nature at the normal beach resorts.
How much does a room costs at Green Village Resort?
Prices start 125$/night for One Bedroom Apartment Area Pelicanul. The One-Bedroom Apartment Area Starcul Alb is 185$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.
Where to book online – Green Village Resort – Eco Friendly Hotels Romania – you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Romania during Festivals of Christmas Traditions which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Romania on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
5. Transylvania Guesthouses 3* – Eco Friendly Hotels Romania
Transylvania Guest houses offers accommodations in Cincşor. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant.
Certain units feature a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Some units include views of the mountains or garden. Each room is equipped with a private bathroom fitted with a bath and shower.
There is a shared lounge at the property.
Sighişoara is 26 mi from Transylvania Guest houses, while Sîmbăta de Sus is 6.2 mi from the property. The nearest airport is Sibiu Airport, 36 mi from the property.
The story behind this guest house is as impressive as the accommodation is. The staff (owners and chef included) are nice and friendly. The food is amazing (if you’ll miss the lunch), you definitely must have the dinner here. You will appreciate both the food and the time between the different plates (no rush there, as usually we are used to ). The room is clean, traditionally designed, cosy and simple. They organized also a tour and provided us valuable information related to fortified churches, the history of their community. I highly recommend.
First of all you must like this type of accommodation and to appreciate the nature and the time machine that you will experience.
No TV or mini fridge in the rooms, but you don’t go there for the TV and the fridge I don’t think is necessary.
The room was great, with a slight smell of old, but this is normal having in view that almost was original. They can improve the cleaning service but when we received the room was clean…in 3 night, no cleaning service.
Wi-fi and GSM network working with no problems.
The waiters were extremely nice and helpful.
This place is beautiful for families with children, or just relaxation.
The hosts are very nice and have done great efforts to restore the area and have a lot of stories to tell about the history of the place.
This is a very nice place created through the passion of its owners. They recreated the atmosphere of medieval Transylvania, especially the German speaking Transylvania. The rooms are gigantic and offer the basic comfort needed.
They lack however wi-fi and TV. The food at breakfast is fresh from the local village with a good variety. For lunch or dinner you cannot order a la carte, you get the freshly prepared meal, in a fine-dining offering. This could be tricky, but in general the food is good. The personnel is kind and polite. The library is amazing.
The guesthouse has big rooms, very nicely finished and decorated. The rooms are located in different buildings in a very big garden. Everything is extremely clean.
The surprises keep coming arriving in the restaurant and the library. Before eating we could rest in a huge library. We were impressed by the paintings and sculptures. It was obvious that the owners are art passionate and they were promoting several artist.
We meet there the owners who helped during the dinner and they were very helpful and friendly.
The dinner was an amazing experience as well. We didn’t expect fine dining in such a small village, international cuisine done with passion.
The next day we enjoyed a good breakfast and visited the fortified church located next door.
Overall an amazing experience.
How much does a room costs at Transylvania Guesthouses?
This double room features a seating area.
Where to book online – Transylvania Guesthouses- Eco Friendly Hotels Romania – you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Romania during Festivals of Christmas Traditions which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Romania on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.