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“Cozy, quiet, comfortable and safe”
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Pensiunea Ela
Ranked #13 of 31 Hotels in Sibiu
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“Cozy, quiet, comfortable and safe”
Reviewed 18 April 2012

I will return to this place with my parents after having brought my wife and kids for and very pleasant stay. I will also be recommending this place to other friends for its value, location, peaceful inner hof and picturesque outside dining area with antiques and folk art decorating the perimeter. The roses which run up the sides of the 75 ft long wall will be stunning once they are blooming. Our room was nice and clean with a tidy bathroon although my lower bunk bed creaked a bit. The owner, Ela, was surprisingly very fluent in German and English and very warm and welcoming. Very important as a first impression for the guests. Easy and safe access to the accommodation. You will be pleasantly surprised.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 April 2012

We spent 3 nights at Pensinuea Ela in Sibiu this April while visiting Romania. The owner, Ela, is an absolutely wonderful, welcoming person. She greeted us with hugs and great advice about places to visit. There is breakfast (bread, jelly, meats, yogurt) available for 5 euro extra a day- which is nice. We enjoyed getting to meet other people staying at the Villa. They have two nice outdoor gazebos to eat, drink, hang out in as well as a spacious backyard. It is centrally located about 5 minutes walking from Old Town Sibiu. The location was great and the people were wonderful! The rooms are not extravagant but do just fine. I would stay there again. Felt like home!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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New Jersey, US
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Reviewed 14 July 2011

This is a clean, picturesque, quiet, and pleasant hotel, and offers pretty good value for money.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 October 2010

My husband and I wandered over to Pensiunea Ela unannounced at about 8 at night while on honeymoon. Despite looking very confused when we rang the bell, the owners quickly led us around their pension and set us up with a room.

The room was comfortable and impeccably clean, with a nice, en-suite bathroom (with a decent shower). The bed, though simple, was very comfortable. There were English-language TV channels available on the TV.

The best part about this very cozy pension is the owners. Ela is fantastically nice and helpful, and is very happy to chat away with her guests. The pension's dog, Lassie, is sweet (though a little mouthy--he definitely made a move for my hand once or twice) and low-key. Breakfast is very simple--not, perhaps, worth the money but certainly very convenient for the low-maintenance traveler.

Also, this pension is very centrally located in a local's kind of neighbourhood. It is not surrounded by other pensions and hotels, and is a great place to stay if you want to get a sense of real life in Sibiu. It is also only a quick walk (five minutes) from the medieval centre, which makes it perfectly located for sightseeing and nightlife.

We had a great time here and would stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed 7 July 2010

This friendly pension is for travelers who prefer authentic home comfort rather than sterile, generic chain hotel rooms. Very clean, cozy rooms. Pleasant colors and rose bushes in summer. Garden area for reading, writing, relaxing. Good Romanian breakfast. The pension is in a historic neighborhood that is a nice 7 minute walk from the main squares.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with friends
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Washington DC
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Reviewed 14 September 2009

I went to Pensiunea Ela last summer with my husband and our young son (1 and a half year old at the time) and we had a great time. The place is very well located at a 10 minute walk to Downtown Sibiu (Piata Mare si Piata Mica) and the neighborhood is very quiet. We walked at night and felt very safe. Our son very happy to run around the backyard and play with the owner's friendly dog.
I will clearly recommend this place to other tourists. The price is very affordable and the services are outstanding considering that is a family owned business. They have free parking, card access entrance, beautiful backyard and very clean grounds and rooms.

In one word: beautiful

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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Athens
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Reviewed 24 August 2009

Ela is in a quiet neighbourhood, about ten minutes on foot from the center, where all the coffee shops and restaurants are.

The place is like a little oasis in the surrounding gray of the road it's on. To be honest, when I first turned the corner to it, I was in an 'oh-no' mood--it seemed too colourless--but when the door opened I realized I really wanted to stay there. The red roses in the front yard would make anyone feel that way, I think.

Our room was small, but the layout made it fully functional and cozy. The whole place is best described by the word cozy, actually, including the small balcony that was covered by the roof and was the perfect spot to have a smoke or enjoy breakfast while smelling the rain.

I'm not saying Ela is the Ritz, but it's a delightful, clean, cute place, extremely well thought-out as to the function and design, and the lady who owns it is polite, helpful, and speaks fluent English and German. All in all, I'd say it's great value for money, and I'd love to visit it again.

  • Liked — The layout of the place and the owner (and the owner's awesome dog :D)
  • Disliked — The road it's on was a bid dark and gray
  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Pensiunea Ela

Property: Pensiunea Ela
Address: Strada Noua No. 43, Sibiu 550257, Romania
Region: Romania > Transylvania > Central Romania > Sibiu County > Sibiu
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Hotel Class:2 star — Pensiunea Ela 2*
Number of rooms: 106
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