Parc I.C. Bratianu Nr. 26, Oradea, 410051, Romania
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Primaria Oradea, Romania
Hotel Dacia, aka Hotel Continental
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Dorin: Frieng some smoked pork lard
arriving in oradea....rooms? advices?
next week on august 10th, we will arrive in oradea at noon or in the evening coming from hungary by train. where can we get a bed to sleep? are there people offering private rooms? where can we find them. we don't have the money to stay in a hotel so private rooms would be an alternative. it's our first time in oradea and in romania. have you got any advices for us? is there anything important i should know when i come there?
RE: arriving in oradea....rooms? advices?
You will probably be able to find people at the train station to offer you rooms, they should be very cheap. If not look for signs outside houses that read Casare(?)..or something like that. We saw signs all over the place when we were driving around Romania, and I presume they are rooms for rent.
Personally, ny advise is to ditch Oradea and stay in either Brasov or go to a place called Mamaia. My preference is Mamaia because of the amazing beach and the absolutely stunningly beautiful women. It's about 3 hours to the east of Bucharesti. As for advice, just keep your head on your shoulders, and be aware that while parts of Romania will look dumpy from the outside, the kidness of the people often make up for it and then some. You will probably never meet people more ready to help you on your travels.
Here's my advise for an itinerary:
Stay in Brasov, and take a day trip to Sinaia, Sighisoara. Skip Bran, and Bucharest. Spend the majority of your time in Mamaia, or Constantia.
Have a safe trip
RE: RE: arriving in oradea....rooms? advices?
okay....thank you very much for your help. we will stay in brasov, too. we will travel from oradea through transsilvania to bucharest and then to constanta and vama veche. so we will see all places that you mentioned. the only thing why we stay in oradea is that we are coming from hungary and as oradea is near the border we'd like to stay there for just a night.
Travel Tips for Oradea
At the moment there is still no tourist information agency in Oradea. And getting hold of what there is to see and do is rather difficult. People start direction you straight out of Oradea. The couple of times i asked the first thing people came up with was visiting Baile Felix, a rather famous Spa. Which made me wonder since Oradea has quite a lot to offer as well.
In the bookshop ' Mihai Eminescu' in Poynar House (Piata Regele Ferdinand, opposite Calea Republicii) you can buy a leaflet with information on several of the important buildings in Oradea and a small but indispensible streetmap. All in english so highly usefull Updated 2005: The bookstore no longer exists here. But there are other bookstores that have the same or similar information. So check them out. There is a big one in Republicii and a smaller bookstore in the Crisul stores. There are more but these are easy to find.
Batteries, extra tapes for cam recorder. Bottled Water if traveling with a baby or child or boil tap water.
It is very difficult to find water that is not mineral and it can cause huge gas problems on their little stomachs.
( This is from experience)
- the most important street in Oradea: "Republicii
- The Republicii street is the most important street in Oradea, it is only a walking street.
In the past when I was a child , there was a tram line on this street. (It is unbeliveble)
You will find a lot of shops, restaurants, bars, pubs, souvenir shops, etc..
- unfortunetly I don't know the name of the street in Hungarian.
- every tourist who come to Oradea it's first place to visit is this street, it's so obvious
Vila Darvas-La Roche
Cladirea, a carei planuri au fost semnate de fratii Vago, a fost construita intre anii 1910 si 1911 de Sztarill Ferencz. Influentele vieneze ale lui Josef Olbrich si ale maestrului acesta sint de remarcat in fatada cladirii, precum si arcada parabaolica de la intrare. Finisajul este de factura asemanatoare.
It was built to the honor of the Romania history. The square as some benches and some green plants and if you want to sit down and relax it is the place.
The square is also close to the Moon church, the Black Eagle Palace and to the City Hall.
Popular Hotels in Oradea
38 Republicii Street, Oradea, Oradea