On the positive side, this apartment has two bathrooms with reliable hot water and has the possibility of sleeping 7 people. The manager, who does not speak English, was extremely helpful and friendly. Supermarkets were an easy 10 minute walk away. The kitchen was well serviced.
However, I feel that the owner's description misrepresents the apartment. There is ONE bedroom. The second 'bedroom' is too small to hold a bed, so the owner has furnished it with a double pull-out sofa bed. The living room has another (very comfortable) double pull-out sofa bed and a single pull-out sofa bed. If using all these you will need to sit on the beds, as there are no other lounges etc. The dining table, in the kitchen, seats two people comfortably - any more and it would be a squash.
The location was not central as advertised (maybe geographically????) and is not close to the new or old old town centres. The walk to Old Town takes over 40 minutes and could be quite dangerous as parts of the road are VERY narrow and traffic goes two ways - with no footpath in parts. Or you could walk through the forest - with the bears. A taxi to Old Town costs between 8-12 lei. Non-Romanian speakers would find this area of Brasov difficult without a car.
The flat is up 3 flights of stairs in a renovated communist-ear block. There were hairs in one of the bathroom basins and, when I dropped a tomato on the kitchen floor, it had fluff all over it.
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Went with a few friends in April and had an amazing stay. The apartment was very roomy - there were only 3 of us, but 7 could have fit comfortably. Right in the middle of everything - walking distance to a bunch of cute shops and great restaurants! Cute balcony to have your morning coffee :) we'll be back again for sure!
The apartment is spacious, clean, and very welcoming. I felt as if I was living in a second home. The kitchen is quite large and well-stocked if you do like to cook on vacation. The location is convenient to many attractions in Brasov. It is wonderful for a larger group since it has two bathrooms. I certainly plan on returning in the future and recommending it to friends :)
I have spent a wonderful week, with my family of three, at Albertina this summer and was impressed by the comfort and cleanliness, availability of all household needs, ease of access to points of interest, shopping, etc. It is a great place for kids as well as adults; already planning a comeback this winter for skiing and winter sports for which - Brasov is again a great choice. Highly recommend this lodging to all.