Miklósvár, Romania

Count Kálnoky's guesthouses date back to the 1800’s, although parts of them are much older, as indicated by the presence of medieval shooting embrasures. The buildings have been carefully restored in order to preserve their original Transylvanian charm and character. The guesthouses are situated within spacious gardens, with storks nesting on nearby rooftops.

The guesthouses are beautifully furnished with antiques in the Transylvanian Szekler and Saxon style. To ensure that our guests have a warm and comfortable stay, we have enhanced the original heating system (wood stoves). The bathrooms are luxuriously equipped and decorated. A sauna and a billiard room are also available for the guests to use. Children are very welcome and the guesthouses are suitable for all ages.

Miklósvár is a remote village with little infrastructure, therefore we cannot (and do not wish to) claim technical perfection. There may be an occasional electricity failure; however, these are normally brief and rarely affect the enjoyment of our guests. The village streets remain unpaved and pot-holed, so can become dusty in the sun and muddy after the rain. There can be no denying the rustic charm and original Transylvanian character of the village, which offers an opportunity to step back in time.. 

The guestrooms are furnished exclusively with antique Transylvanian furniture, including most of the textiles. All rooms have double beds with specially manufactured mattresses of pure wool and duvet covers. In order to create an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity, the rooms do not have 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.


The bathrooms respect western standards of comfort (hairdryers, floor heating, softened water) and are beautifully conceived. All bathrooms are private, most are en-suite (although the old Transylvanian village cottages were conceived without bathrooms). The sauna has been built by incorporating a vast old bread oven.


Breakfast is served in a picturesque summer kitchen, where the food is prepared, or in the main guesthouse. Depending on the weather, lunch and dinner is served in the wine cellar or under the vine arbour in the garden. Other rooms for the use of all the guests include a billiard room (lower guesthouse) and a drawing room (main guesthouse), where you can enjoy local brandy (Pálinka) seated in comfortable armchairs in front of the fireplace.



The wine cellar, with its massive oak beams, stoves and central fireplace, dates from the 17th century. Local wines in high wooden racks line the walls. Meals are eaten by candlelight. Guests dine together in a scene reminiscent of a page from a 19th century novel.



Vegetables are mainly produced in our kitchen garden or within the village (and are free of agro-chemicals). Milk products and meat mostly come from animals bred and reared in Miklósvár.
Marika in kitchen - S.Prior Making apricot jam - S.Prior
Meals, based upon traditional local Transylvanian recipes, are prepared in the summer kitchen, located in the garden of the main guesthouse. We are happy to accommodate special dietary needs, such as vegetarianism. Normally you will eat breakfast and dinner at the main guesthouse. During tours, lunch is provided at a restaurant or in the form of a picnic (if you are in the countryside).