What is(are) your name(s)?
Andreea Bandasila, Ioan Mocan
For how long have you been running a B&B?
What are the unique characteristics of your B&B?
It is far away from the busy city, in the middle of nature in the Apuseni Mountains, Transylvania. Casa Motului Bed & Breakfast offers an oasis of peace and tranquility especially created for the family environment. The design of Casa Motului is thought as a welcoming house according to tradition, in a rustic decor, with hand-woven bedclothes from linen and hemp. In order to keep our tradition, which states that the family has the highest importance, Casa Motului B&B takes care of your loved ones! We have built a special room that is designed especially for kids. Here they will find all kinds of toys and games and we will watch them so that parents can make other plans. Also, we are at your disposal with information about the amazing area that surrounds us - Apuseni Mountains - Arieseni. Here at Casa Motului, we offer traditional rich meals, made from healthy and natural ingredients, accompanied with fine wines, in a traditional, welcoming and unique atmosphere.
Based on your guests' opinions, what feature of your B&B has made their stay special?
According to our guests, they loved their stay with us because of the hospitality attitude they found here, because of the tasty meals they could serve in our restaurant made by a local cook - traditional meals. They were also impressed by the design of the rooms, cleanness and good conditions and also by the fact that we organize a free group trip ( group formed by present guests) with guide and transportation with our micro-bus.
Please describe in short your bed and breakfast and its general services and amenities.
Guest can have meals all day, Fax, Telephone, Conference room can be arranged, River on the premises, 3.000 mp garden, private parking lot, Room service, Terrace, Transport via minibus, Pay via card accepted, Grill/Barbeque, Living room with TV, Fireplace, Kids room, Bar, Restaurant. Our B&B has 4 stars (in Romanian B&Bs have stars called "margarete" ) and it is certified by the Ministry of Regional Development and Tourism Romania.
How many rooms are offered at your B&B and what is its maximum capacity?
We have 4 double standard rooms (matrimonial bed) - maximum capacity 2 adults; 4 double extra rooms with couch (matrimonial bed) - maximum capacity 2 adults and 1 child; 1 double with extra bed - (matrimonial bed) maximum capacity 3 adults.
Please describe the in-room facilities for each type of room in your B&B.
All the rooms are equipped with a bathroom (bathtub or shower cabins some with hydro-massage), hand-woven bedclothes from linen and hemp, free Internet wireless, safe, TV, telephone, central heating, 2 rooms with balcony. The apartment has a functional fireplace.
Which room is your personal favorite?
Our favorite room is the apartment, it is the biggest one of all, it has a fireplace, a big living room and the only bathroom with bathtub.
What do the room rates include?
The room rates include breakfast, parking, internet, tax and lunch or dinner.
Do you offer any special packages?
We offer Easter and Christmas packages and special one week stay package or 4 nights stay package or group package.
What may guests expect from a typical breakfast at your property?
Continental breakfast: eggs, ham, milk, cornflakes, cheese, salami, bread, coffee, tea, butter, marmalade. We can provide also some food on request with prior arrangement and of course to be able to find in our area the type of food requested.
When and where is breakfast served?
Breakfast is served in our restaurant, near the living room, the same building from 8 AM to 10-11 AM.
Are dietary needs accommodated?
We try to accommodate the needs of our guests but we should receive prior request in order to be able to find in our area the type of food or drinks requested.
Do you serve other meals?
We serve all day meals - lunch, dinner, dessert, sandwiches.
Is your bed and breakfast suitable for children?
Yes, no age limits. we do not have though special baby beds, only chairs. children can sleep or in the same bed with parents or on the couch in the room or on the separate single bed.
Do you accept pets?
What is your smoking policy?
no smoking in the rooms
Is there a parking facility on premises or nearby?
Yes, our own free parking.
Is your B&B suitable for disabled guests?
No, all the rooms are at first or second floor, no elevator.
What safety precautions are provided at your B&B?
Smoke and fire alarms.
What is your check-in/check-out policy?
check in after 12 am , check out before 12 am.
Are there a minimum number of nights for staying at your B&B?
How can guests check availability and make a reservation?
Via email firstname.lastname@example.org or online on our website www.casamotului.ro.
What is you cancellation policy?
Guests may cancel their reservation with 5 days in advance without any fees, after that we charge one night if they paid some amount in advance to keep the room. The amount requested to be paid in advance is one night fee.
What types of payment do you accept?
Cash, VISA, MasterCard.
Please tell us what things guests might enjoy visiting, seeing, doing, etc. in your area.
Where is your B&B located and how it may be reached?
Arieseni is located in the Apuseni Mountains, the foothills of Bihor, in Alba county. By plane: the closest airports are in Oradea (121 km away, about 2 hours drive) and Cluj (158 km away, about 2 hours and 30 minutes drive). By car or bus or minibus: Access by car is on DN75 on the following routes: Cluj Napoca - Turda - Campeni - Arieseni; Alba Iulia - Zlatna - Abrud - Campeni - Arieseni; Oradea - Beius - Arieseni; Deva - Brad - Varfurile - Arieseni; Timisoara - Arad - Ineu - Varfurile - Arieseni.
What would you say to people who have never stayed in a bed and breakfast?
When you stay in a B&B it provides an atmosphere of warmth and coziness that traditional hotels can't match. You do not have to eat at the same table with other guests, there are sufficient tables and chairs in the restaurant and you are not obliged to socialized of you really do not want, though it is nice to chat and hear stories from local places, interact and make friends. Some people become close with the owner of the B&B and they come there again and again, like visiting old friends. In our case, guest have their own bathroom in the room, the only shared facility is the living room with the TV set that is located near the restaurant.