Romania's Hotel Rating System
Hotels in Romania are licensed and periodically inspected by the Licensing and Compliance Department within the Ministry of Tourism:
Directia de Autorizare
Bd. Dinicu Golescu 38
010861, Bucharest 1 ROMANIA
Telephone: 021 - 20.70.741
Most hotels in Romania offer a breakfast buffet at no extra charge.
Hotel rack rates include room charge and sales (VAT) tax.
Hotels in Bucharest charge an additional city tax which is 3 percent of the room rate for one night, regardless of length of stay.
Hotels in most mountain and sea resorts charge a small additional local tax (taxa de statiune).
Hotel rankings in Romania rely heavily on the diversity of facilities offered, such as an on-site restaurant or pool.
The level of service and attention to detail may or may not be reflected by the number of stars/ class category.
As in most countries in Europe, Romanian hotels are rated by stars, from one to five, five stars being the best possible rating:
Five-star hotels offer the highest level of accommodations and services.
The hotel lobbies are sumptuous, the rooms complete with stylish furnishings and quality linens. Several restaurants are on premises and room service is usually available 24 hours a day. Amenities include pools, fitness center, valet and/or garage parking.
Concierge service is also available to assist guests.
Hotels in this category tend to be large, formal properties with large reception areas.
The level of service is well above average and guest rooms are well furnished.
Restaurant dining is available and may include more than one facility.
Room service is usually offered during most hours. Valet parking and/or garage service typically is provided, as are concierge services, bellhop service, fitness center and pool.
Typically, these hotels offer good accommodations that include well-appointed rooms and large lobbies. Bellhop service often is not available. The hotels usually feature medium-sized restaurants with breakfast through dinner service. Room service availability may vary. Fitness centers and pools are sometimes provided.
Two stars usually denote independent hotels offering decent amenities. The facilities typically include telephones and TVs in guest rooms. Some hotels offer limited restaurant service; however, room service and bellhop service usually are not provided.
Furnishings and facilities are clean, but basic. Some rooms might have a shared bath. Most one star hotels do not have a restaurant on site but are usually within walking distance of good low-priced dining options.
While exploring Romania's countryside/ traditional villages, visitors can stay at a small bed and breakfast (usually called "Pensiune").
Bed and Breakfast in Romanian villages are rated with daisies,, from one to three, three daisies being the best rating.
A Bed and Breakfast offers clean and inexpensive accommodations as well as the opportunity to learn about the day to day life and culture of rural Romania. Visitors will have the chance to try fresh, organic farm products.
For more information please visit: www.antrec.ro
or contact the nearest Romanian Tourist Information Office