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The Machine House on the Estate of the Count Mikes Family

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A romantic place, with history behaind. Very lovely the Old Stable House, now the restaurant of the hotel. The food is not a la carte, it's hungarian receipts made, important to khow to who don' t like the hungaryan cuisine. I loved and enjoy everything. I think that in the summer it's fantastik here.

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Reviewed 24 January 2017

Beautiful domain, gorgeous bathroom, romantic atmosphere everywhere, and mainly in the dining area with the fireplace. Huge confy bed and very clean sheets! I would say it is mostly a summer destination as they have lots of activities during summer than winter. The landscapes are beautiful. The food is far from being fancy. I would say it is a basic...

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Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

I have a short list of amazing/charming/extraordinary/must see places in Romania and this one has made it to the list. We have visited it in winter and I felt like in a fairy tale. The rooms are exquisite (we stayed in the Blue room), perfect for romantic escapes, but I have traveled with family and still enjoyed it a lot....

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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

It's a lovely place, we've loved the rooms, so warm and cozy, authentic decorated, with lovely view and really nice staff. The food could be a little better though. There are plenty of outdoor activities to choose from so no risk of getting bored.

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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for a place to escape from the busy town, this is your option. The place is beautiful, better than the pictures, the staff is helpful, the food is very good and the rooms are charming. A walk uphill where you can see the castle, then stroll to the woods it's something not to be missed. Raw your...

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Alexander R, Owner at The Machine House on the Estate of the Count Mikes Family, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am thankful, that you recall your 2016 autumn-stay with us, now in the New Year! I am very happy, that all was satisfying for you and that you appreciate the work we put into our estate. Hopefully we can see you soon again as our guest. Kind regards, Alexander Roy Chowdhury (Owner)

Reviewed 2 December 2016

- Dirty windows (as in not cleaned for months) and dirty sheets - The garbage bin with garbage at check in - Zero phonic isolation – I could heard what my neighbours were talking on the phone, not to mention the sounds heard from the next room’s bathroom; - The entrance door in the room was not closing completely –...

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Alexander R, Owner at The Machine House on the Estate of the Count Mikes Family, responded to this review

Dear Carmen, thank you for taking your time to write a detailed review about your stay with us. It is not self-evident to do so, and I am aware that all reviews help other guests, as well as us. I am personally sorry, that you encountered the above described problems, which made your holidays not very enjoyable - I wouldn't...

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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Great location, would have been better if we had had the time to walk around the estate, go bear watching etc, but we arrived quite late and had to leave early. Shabby Chick style accommodation, very comfortable bed and great bathroom. Set menu dinner was tasty and well presented. Hopefully we will be able to come back and enjoy the...

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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Nothing much to say that was not said before. Very quiet estate, deers on sight, nice room, very good rather traditional meals, friendly staff, lots of additional services available. We will definitely come back!

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Reviewed 9 October 2016

Everything about this place is magical. The property is absolutely fantastic, the park, the dinning room with the fireplace, the surrounding woods, the friendly staff. The rooms have just been renovated, wi-fi is good all over property, lots of activities to do. We did the "Bear watching" which I recommend only to the brave ones :) One more plus is...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 9 October 2016

At the arrival entrance we were excited by the surroundings. The Castle is located in a very beautiful area surrounded by forests, farm animals and wildlife. A member of staff guided us to our accommodation. We stayed for one night in the "Garden House" and it was always warm, cosy and spacious. We had fun exploring the extra "secret" room....

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Take part in our Transylvanian Countryside Lifestyle. Zabola is a unique estate, not just in Transylvania. It is a very much lived in family home, a property where guests are invited to enjoy the atmosphere of the turn of the century. Zabola Estate spreads over 500 hectares, out of which 50ha are covered by the Castle Park. The whole estate is accessible directly from the castle park. Our Guesthouses are dating back to the 18th, 19th and 20th century. They fulfilled different purposes in course of time. Today four houses are available for bookings, three in the Garden Estate and one in one of the Forest Estates ('Dobrica' Hunting Lodge). The Estate comprises in addition to the three guesthouses The Old Stables - a banquette house for leisure, drinks, dinners, receptions and other events. A refreshed and maintained English landscape garden with 2 lakes and 4 ponds, pavilions, terraces, a sauna in the woods, stables, barns and walking, hiking and carriage-tracks are yours to enjoy. The rich nature and wildlife we are living in and with is of high importance to us. Next to wild ducks, storks and great blue herons, the Garden Estate and its adjunct forest gives home to bears, deer, wild boar, stags, wolfs, lynx, bats, squirrels, owls, buzzards, bats, frogs, and all kind of smaller animals. We try to make this wildlife in a careful way accessible to you. Picture on front of yourself a painting by Monet and all the colors he used - that's Zabola when pressing the 'random button'. The general atmosphere of Zabola remind to the 1920ies in a certain way. Some say they have seen Hercule Poirot slipping out of the dining room. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Machine House on the Estate of the Count Mikes Family

Address: Mikes Kastely, Zabala 527190, Romania
Region: Romania > Transylvania > Central Romania > Covasna County > Zabala
Price Range: $107 - $434 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Machine House on the Estate of the Count Mikes Family 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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