Hotels
Meteor

Address: B-dul. EROILOR NR.29, CLUJ-NAPOCA
 






Meteor Hotel has been finished and put in use in year 2001, being built at the groundfloor of an old building, dating from the year 1400 and which is classfied as historical monument.


The hotel is located in the civic center of Cluj Napoca, in front of which there is the pedestrian area, where there are also two fountains and where there is located the statue Lupa Capitolina, Wolf statue of Romuus and Remus wich were donated by the municipality  of Rome on the 28th of September 1921.


Meteor Hotel has a number of 33 rooms for accommodation, out of which 3 singles, 24 doubles, 3 triples and 3 apartments, classfied at 3 stars.


Meteor Restaurant has a capacity of 120 places, two saloons of 30 and 40 places, which may be used for seminars, small conferences and different meetings. During summer-time, Meteor Hotel has 2 terraces, one in the  interior and  very intimate  and another one on the pedestrian area on Eroilor Bvd., specially designed for tourists.

Locating:

Located in the center of Cluj-Napoca, the accommodation unit is near all the institutions and objectives which are of general interest.

We are located at 1.5 km from the Train Station and the Bus Station, at about 5 minutes distance, and at 4 km from the Airport, at about 10-15 minutes.

Nearby there is Cluj City Hall, Cluj Prefecture and County Council, Culture House of students, Babes-Bolyai University, 12 bank branches, clinics and hospitals.

Sights in the area- Historical Center, Central Park, Botanical Garden, Saint Michael Cathedral, Romanian Orthodox Cathedral, Romanian Teather and Opera, Museums.

Meteor Hotel offers to the tourists the following facilities: minibar, portable air conditioning, international outgoing telephone, cable TV, fire detector in every room, hairdryer, fax, wireless internet connection and offers a laptop to the tourists.

The buffet-style breakfast is included in the price.

For groups of tourists or for those who accommodate for more than 5 nights, we offer a discount of up to 15 percent

Castle Banffy

Banffy Castle
Is located at a distance of 30 km from Cluj-Napoca, in the village Bontida. Banffy Castle is a sight you should not miss it if you visit Cluj, or in transition to Dej. It'll be here starting the direction Cluj-Dej, then turn right in town Bontida.

The field was donated, as historians say, by King Sigismund of Luxembourg to Banffy family. On the land in this area, the family mentioned above began, around 1437, the building of the house which today is proof of that time. The construction of the castle spread over a period of about 100 years and underwent significant changes over time. The palace was built by the great aristocratic family in Transylvania, Banffy family.

To visit the Banffy you have to pay a fee of 2 RON/ person.
At the entrance there is a parking space for cars.

Read the full article about Castle Banffy – ClujTravel.com

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Trip: Cluj Napoca - Belis, Fantanele Resort

Beauties of Cluj County are among the most popular and visited ones throughout the country, because you rarely find such places where you feel more connected with nature as you do in the heart of Transylvania. One of the tourist attractions that are worth visiting more than once is Belis - Fantanele Resort, where the artificial lake offers outstanding views for tourists.


Starting the trip from Cluj-Napoca, you have to drive for 63 kilometers to reach Belis Lake, a distance which can be covered in about an hour. You exit Cluj, going to Oradea on E60 and cross the next localities: Floresti, Gilau and Capusu Mare. After passing the last one, you leave E60 and go on 108C, towards Manastireni, where you have to enter on 103C. Going forward on this road, you will reach Belis, after passing Rasca.


In Belis, you can find accommodations affordable for everyone. But you do not go there for hotels or anything like that. You go there for nature. It is the perfect place for those who want to give up on city noise and just relax for a couple of days, surrounded by crystal clear water, good smelling trees, sweet breezes and quietness. So much quietness!


On the vastness of Lake Belis you can find a dam, which is a truly impressive building. It is 95.50 meters tall, 400 meters long and 264 meters wide at the base. This dam was built on the Warm Somes, during 1970-1974, with electric power purpose.


During construction of the dam, the inhabitants of the old Belis had to move on the current village, due to the fact that water overflowed the former settlement, which is only visible today during hot days of summer, when the level of water is very low. The most famous ruins are the ones of the church from the former village of Lower Giurcuta.


For those who plan to stay for a few days in this corner of paradise, you can take into account some of the following attractions to visit nearby: the fortified Church from Valeni, Bear Cave, Alunu Cave, Gorges of Warm Somes, Dragon’s Cave, Horea’s Tree from Scoruset Forest or Ponorului Stone Cave.


You can also visit Rachitele Falls (Bridal Veil), located at 30 km from Belis. It is a waterfall of about 50 meters high. The place is surrounded by a legend about a bride falling onto the rocks on her wedding day, and her veil would have been left hanging. Also, the waterfall was formed from the tears of wedding guests, according to the legend.


Another interesting place is located 15 kilometers away from Belis, in the village called Rogojel. Here, you can find several Sequoia trees that were brought here all the way from California, America. The view of these trees is impressive, especially because they reach heights of about 140 meters.


The natural beauty of the area is a good enough reason to recommend it as the perfect destination for any tourists, in their holiday or simply in a weekend getaway.


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Pedestrian route through the center of Cluj

Pedestrian route through the center of Cluj

The route follows to go through the most important historic squares in downtown Cluj Napoca by step. Routing is around 2h, varies depending on how long you spend at each landmark.

Departure is from the entry of Horea street, at Michael the Brave Square, where you can enjoy two palaces on sides: ob right the Szeky Palace and the Bobas Palace on left. Forward trough the square to see the imposing statue of Michael the Brave surrounded by green space. It is also surrounded by old buildings with different architecture depending on the periods in which they were built each. In the background you can see an inevitable massive building, the Piersic Cinema. Then you continue to Avram Iancu Square, then Stefan Cel Mare Square, then Eroilor street, then Union Square, then Museum Square and then you came back to Michael the Brave.

See more information on pedestrian route "Old Markets from Cluj Center" website ClujTravel.com

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From Cluj Napoca to Turda Salt Mine

When you visit Cluj, it is important to know that the beauty of Transylvania is not limited to the inner city. Contrary, a trip from the capital of Transylvania to another interesting destination in the county is a must for anyone who wants a great tourist experience.


One of the interesting sights in the Cluj County is Turda Salt Mine. Located at 30.4 kilometers from Cluj, in Turda, you can get there by car in almost 30 minutes. On your way, you will cross Feleacu and Tureni villages, and find the Salt Mine in Durgau-Salt Valley area in Turda.


The Salt Mine is open to visitors from Monday to Sunday, between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, but the last access hour is 3:00 pm. Entry ticket prices are 15 RON for adults and 8 RON for children. Also, you can rent boats for 20 minutes with 10 RON.


Once you are inside, you will certainly be overwhelmed by what nature, alongside with humans, managed to do there. The inside route begins in Franz Josef gallery, a corridor that’s several hundred meters long, ending in front of an elevator. Going down, 80 m deep, you will reach Rudolf Mine, which is the largest underground chamber in the country. People can play bowling, golf or basketball here.


In the Rudolf Mine, there is an amphitheater carved into the salt, with about 200 heated seating places, that have a temperature of 10-12 degrees Celsius. Going another 120 m down from Rudolf Mine, using a second elevator, you find yourselves inside Teresa Mine, which houses a salt lake over which you can pass on a footbridge or you can ride a boat over it.


Turda salt deposits have been discovered since Roman times, but the mine was open for public in 1992, after it gained landmark status. Before its opening, the first 526 meters of Franz Josef Gallery were used as a warehouse for cheese.


Over time, the Salt Mine hosted many events, such as concerts, video footage or film screenings.


At the 2012 edition of the national contest “Cele bune sa se-adune”, (roughly translated “The best to assemble”), the landscaping project of the Salt Mine and Salt Lakes from Durgau area won the prize of best tourism project in the country.


This historical museum of salt mining is one of the most beautiful attractions in Transylvania, being annually visited by millions of Romanian and foreign tourists. In this area, there also are other important attractions, such as Turda Gorges, Potaissa Roman Camp, or Turda Baths.


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