As summer is here already, hotel-keepers in the Romanian seaside resorts are bringing to light their latest offers and promotions to lure tourists for a memorable estival experience. If Mamaia resort located on the northern coast of the Black Sea is keeping up with the luxury and partying trends, mainly addressing to youngsters, the resorts on the southern side of the Romanian seacoast have mostly specialized on packages for families with children.
We recommend you some accommodation hints for this summer season.
Phoenicia Royal, Mohammad Murad’s first 5-star hotel on the Romanian seaside
Phoenicia hotel chain will have a new member as of this month. Lebanese businessman Mohammad Murad developed his first five-star deluxe project following an investment of more than EUR 6 M. The new hotel, Phoenicia Royal in Navodari, is planned to open its gates as of June 22, accommodating 146 suites of over 70 square meters each and providing cutting edge amenities.
A luxury suite where three adults can stay costs EUR 1,452 (EUR 484 per person) for four nights (August 1 – 5), with only breakfast included in the price. Those who want to stay in HB system will pay EUR 1,668 (EUR 556/person).
According to the hotel representatives, the policy is not to accommodate families with children younger than seven.
The owner, Mohammad Murad, says the hotel will bring a new concept on the Romanian seaside, with Jacuzzi available and bar room in the suites. Every floor will host a 14m wide restaurant, offering snacks and ice making machines for the tourists who are not so eager to get down to eat in the big restaurant.
Mohammad Murad revealed that he got personally involved in this project, going to 13 countries to bring the best products for the hotel’s finishing works.
As a matter of fact, he told us that 90 per cent of the foreigners visiting the Romanian seaside are pleasantly surprised by our seashore, but more promotion is still needed, as “in terms of promotion, Romania is still down, like we barely start attending the kindergarten”. “There is a lack of culture regarding the Romanian asset. We need the state’s getting involved in promoting Romania. We need moral support if we pay taxes as investors. The political color of the tourism employers is the tricolor. The incomes from tourism have chances to cover 4 per cent of the GDP,” Murad stated.
The Lebanese entrepreneur pledges to come up with a new investment on the Romanian seaside next summer. Murad, who bought the Amfiteatru-Panoramic-Belvedere hotel in Olimp last year for EUR 10 M, announced the revamped unit would open in June 2018 following another EUR 15 M investment.
IAKI 4-star Hotel in Mamaia, spa novelties in sight
Boasting a deluxe accommodation with 122 rooms and suites, totaling 244 beds and four conference rooms of 400 seats, IAKI hotel, with its outdoor pool practically unto the beach, comes to the limelight this season with some spa novelties.
A revolutionary indoor spa service offered by Iaki as a novelty this year is the Iyashi Dome, a detox infrared sauna helping the body get rid of excess fat and toxins, a therapy that has been less encountered on the Romanian seaside so far.
Another spa delice is Yon-Ka, a complete range of facial, body and solar products containing essential oils, plant extracts, fruit acids and marine elements, with new a new treatment based on the Romanian Gerovital Equilibrium products.
Although not so sought-after in the summer, the spa area of IAKI (including the indoor pool, the wet and dry saunas and the cosmetics procedures) is to be considered for the rainy days on the seaside.
Sulina, a 2-star hotel re-born into a 4-star upscale venue
Another deluxe accommodation unit in Mamaia is Sulina hotel, a former 2-star unit that is now offering an exquisite three-star and four-star venue. Bought in 2013 for about EUR 1 M by young Dumitru brothers, the hotel has been completely revamped last year.
Boasting now a classic elegant design, the hotel is ideal for private vacations but also for business meetings, offering 158 hotel rooms of 3 and 4-star, a chic purple restaurant and a spacious fashionable conference room for corporate events.
A double superior room with breakfast will cost RON 500 (EUR 110) this summer season.
Mera resort: From the all-inclusive unit in Venus to the upcoming infinity pools in Cap Aurora
Located in the center of Venus resort close to the sea, Mera Resort is definitely a perfect destination for families with children, due to its all-inclusive facilities. Mera Resort was the former Pajura-Cocor hotel complex during communism and it now hosts Mera Sky and Mera Blue hotels, connected by a common reception.
Owned by Movileanu family from Pitesti, the resort has been completely renovated in a modern and elegant style with marine accents and commissioned in 2016. It offers 440 rooms in the two hotels and 27 villas. Mera Sky offers 206 double rooms, arranged on 12 floors, while Mera Blue includes 122 double rooms and 18 junior suites, 9 floor.
The hotel complex has a private beach area, indoor and an outdoor pool, a kids’ club and spa&wellness area.
The total investment in the Venus resort was around EUR 12-13 M.
A double room costs about RON 614 all-inclusive in July and August, with a supplement for children ranging from RON 64 to RON 85.
Two former hotels Onix and Safir in Cap Aurora resort are also undergoing an ample revamping process under the Mera brand. A new complex will peer up as of July following a EUR 10 M investment. The new complex will have a luxurious design, with stagger suites, Jacuzzi on the balcony and infinity pool.
Mera resort is opening another revamped hotel in Mangalia as well this month, Mera Brise (ex-Astra hotel), after an investment of around EUR 3.5 M, hosting 50 double rooms and five suites.
2D Hotel in Neptun, revamped with EU funds
2D resort and spa in Neptun was revamped in 2012 with European funds. The overall investment mounted to roughly EUR 3 M. It has three-star and four-star 321 rooms, with 65 four-star ones.
It has indoor and outdoor pools, Finnish sauna, spa&wellness area and offers accommodation with breakfast. A double standard 3-star room is RON 350 in July and August, a double 4-star room is RON 450 (EUR 100).