CASA LUXEMBOURG
(Sibiu/Hermannstadt), Transylvania
website or call for reservations:
40(0)269 216 854 or cell: 40(0)721 677 395

A major restoration funded by the Luxembourg government, turned this once proud merchant house back to life. With five guest rooms, it also houses the Luxembourg Consulate and conference facilities. Luxembourg's interest is in rebuilding ties to the region first established in the 13th century when the 'Saxon' settlers came from the Luxembourg/Flanders area and remained in large numbers until the 1980s.

Owned by the Lutheran Church with a beautiful large Cathedral in a small square behind, Casa Luxembourg offers six rooms of which three face the Piata Mica and its historic buildings, many only recently restored in time for Sibiu's designation as Cultural Capital of Europe in 2007.

UNIQUE APPEAL
Though small, Sibiu/Hermannstadt is a thriving cultural capital that managed somehow to retain its pre-communist centuries-old era 'Saxon' qualities and urban character. A lot of side-trip options in the region.

LOCATION/ACCESS
The hotel location is central but requires careful instructions for the visitor arriving by car. From Brasov (1 1/2 hours or 4 hours from Bucharest). Local air service to Munich and Bucharest.

SERVICE AND ORDER
You are given a front door and room key by the travel agency located on the ground floor. No room services are provided. Very well kept interiors and rooms.

COMFORT
Modern restoration has created a clean white-walled setting. Rooms are comfortable with private bathrooms. Ask for one of the larger front rooms facing Piata Mica. This is a 'on-your-own' guest-house.

CULINARY QUALITIES
A simple self-serve breakfast is served. Adjacent is a popular new Italian-owned restaurant serving good food alongside its own brand new - and very good - capucino and pastries bar.

Casa Luxembourg: website
(Reservations are made by Kultours and a very friendly young staff located on the ground floor where visitors are given a key to the building and to their rooms.

Casa Luxembourg, pink/white bldg on right of picture; view from bedroom; and terrace cafe facing town square (Photo © D. Dimancescu)

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