Inside Prince Charles' rustic Romanian retreat

Transylvania’s Authentic Charm, his Royal Highness The Prince of Wales’s private nature retreat lies nestled amongst the meadows and hills of Zalan Valley in Transylvania, Romania. The property has kept its Transylvanian authenticity by having been carefully restored with traditional methods and materials. It is now open to accommodate and entertain individual travelers from around the world.

The guest rooms are furnished exclusively with antique Transylvanian furniture, including most of the textiles. In order to create an atmosphere of peace and tranquility there is no television or radio; instead, you will find plenty of interesting books on the shelves. Each room has an electric kettle, with tea and coffee provided.


These are mostly in the form of nature walks, horse & cart rides, and visits to local craftsmen guided by knowledgeable staff and dependent upon the season. In addition, horse riding is available at nearby stables (transfer by car). Bicycles are available for hire. In the warm season (May–September) ‘al fresco’ dinners in the surrounding hills are offered, as well as visits to the nearby wildlife hide (mostly bears and deer). Or simply relax in deck-chairs and hammocks in one of the most harmonious surroundings in the hills of Transylvania. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the mineral water pool during the summer heat.

Meals are taken together as ‘table d’hôte’ unless otherwise requested. Food is prepared on site by local staff (including the famous local caraway brandy ‘Székely Köményes’), mostly from local ingredients as available. The property has its own vegetable patches and orchards and we pick herbs to make tea. All dinners are accompanied by a half bottle of wine or a beer per person. Children get home-made cordials or juices according to the seasons. Caraway brandy, tea, and coffee are available in the afternoons upon request. A small choice of pre-dinner cocktail drinks and a post-dinner port wine are available at an extra charge. During the day, picnics and barbecues will be served on the walks and rides. In the warm season (May–September) ‘al fresco’ dinners in the surrounding hills are offered for a minimum of 4 participants at extra cost.

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