Maintaining the tradition, Prahova tops the preferences of those who select a certain region of Romania to spend the public holidays in the last month of the year. Proof in this regard is the high degree of bookings made for the December 1st mini-holiday, especially in the Sinaia, Busteni and Azuga mountain resorts.
If they are to choose a certain county and certain mountain resorts in which to spend their leisure time, tourists remain constant in their preferences: Prahova continues to top the list. And the confirmation came through the fact that, for the December 1st mini-holiday, the occupancy rate in Prahova Valley resorts surpassed 90 percent one week before the first day of December. At the same time, as the representatives of the Prahova Association for Tourism Promotion and Development announced, the Breaza resort is sought-after for its fresh air, and so is Campina – the city with the highest number of sunny days per year, in these two cases the occupancy rate standing at 60 percent.
In what concerns the tariffs, they are fairly high for the December 1st mini-holiday. According to the offers, in mountain resorts tourists will pay an average of RON 640 per person for a four-night stay in a four-star hotel with breakfast, festive dinner, open bar and artistic programme included, or of RON 472 per person in a three-star villa with breakfast and barbeque dinner at camp fire included.
Concretely, in Sinaia, the best-known Prahova Valley resort, in one of the known four-star hotels, the tariff for a double room is RON 1,540 for three nights, and RON 1,900 for four nights, the package including breakfast and lunch, free access to swimming pool, sauna, salt mine, hydro massage tub, and live music every evening. At the same time, while on Saint Andrew’s day, the start of the mini-holiday, the offer includes camp fire and mulled wine, on December 1st a special party is scheduled to mark Romania’s National Day, its programme including folk music and dances. Since mini-holidays are experiences for the whole family, this hotel offers a series of amenities for tourists with children. Thus, if the family has a child younger than 7 years of age, the child benefits from free lodging and dining. Also in Sinaia, in a four-star villa the tariffs are calculated depending on the number of nights per stay, but also on room preferences. Thus, for two persons booking a two-night stay in a standard room the price is RON 1,520, in a Premier King room – RON 2,480, and in the VIP Suite – RON 2,600. If a four-night stay is selected, a couple will pay RON 1,880 for a standard room, RON 3,160 for the Premier King room, and RON 3,320 for the VIP Suite. The tariff includes wine and fruits in the room, camp fire and barbeque dinner on December 2nd, free access to the spa, the dry sauna and the jacuzzi, and a 15 percent discount for massage. At the same time, those who will spend this weekend in Sinaia should know that they will spend the mini-holiday in the resort that won the trophy for and status of the best Romanian ski resort. The premiere took place recently, the trophy being conferred in mid-November 2017, in Kitzbuhel, Austria, where the World Ski Awards took place, the most prestigious event dedicated to the global ski industry.
In Busteni, in a four-star hotel, the tariffs are as follows: three-night stay for two persons in a standard double room – RON 750/stay, and RON 810/stay in a double room with a view; four-night stay for two adults in a standard double room – RON 920/stay, and RON 1,000 in a room with a view. The packages include: breakfast, traditional dinner with Romanian music on the evening of December 1st. For children, the amenities include: for those younger than 6 years of age – free lodging and dining; for the 6-14 age bracket – 50 percent discount. Also in this resort, in a four-star villa the offer for November 29 – December 3 is as follows: RON 550 per person in a double room, the tariff covering a four-night stay, breakfast and a traditional dinner next to the fireplace on December 1st – the menu includes grilled minced meat rolls, sausages, hocks with cabbage or bean, the lodging unit’s own DJ providing the music show.
In Azuga, in a three-star hotel the tariff is RON 140 per person for a two-night stay. At the same time, those who brought their own food from home were able to rent a lodging unit. Thus, for a single night, the night of December 1st, renting a 12-room villa cost RON 1,200.
In Breaza, boarding houses came up with all sorts of tempting offers for the National Day. Thus, in one of them, the offer was RON 500 per person for November 30 – December 3, the package including: dinner on Saint Andrew’s day; on December 1st – Swedish buffet breakfast, traditional lunch with hocks broth, sausage and bean, and in the evening Romanian dinner and live folk music; on December 2nd – Swedish buffet breakfast, dinner and camp fire and traditional hors d’oeuvres served outside if the weather allows it.