Pensions near Bucharest

Whether it’s summer, winter, or any other season, the capital of Romania is not exactly the most vacation-friendly place I know. Bucharest has its charm, and urban life suits some of us like a glove, but an escape from time to time, in one of the most beautiful places near Bucharest is what we need.


You don’t have to cross the whole country to spend a few relaxing days in nature. And since time is not always on our side, we need weekend destinations near Bucharest, beautiful places located as close as possible in terms of time and distance. Well, some guesthouses near Bucharest deserve to be discovered.


In this article I want to offer some ideas, 13 to be exact, of places to visit near Bucharest. I decided to group them into two categories, those located at a distance of less than 100 km from Bucharest and those located at a distance between 100 and 200 km from the capital.


Most of them also fall into the category of accommodation near Bucharest with a swimming pool, and those that do not benefit from this facility either have a lake nearby or look so beautiful and the landscape is so enchanting that it doesn’t even matter anymore.



The most beautiful guesthouses near Bucharest



Guesthouses less than 100 km from Bucharest


Casa Timis



I start this article with Casa Timis, one of the most beautiful weekend destinations near Bucharest, a splendid accommodation, recently improved with some bungalows that look like hobbit houses.


Each cottage at Casa Timis is decorated and painted in a different style and bears the name of a wine variety. The decor is lovely; you will feel like part of a story.


The place is beautiful, with vineyards and fields of lavender, lakes, and dreamlike views. And if we talk about the staff, they are particularly attentive to the guests’ needs, and the food prepared by experienced chefs, at the highest standards.


In addition to the Manor Restaurant, there is also the Veranda between the vineyards, a splendid terrace with a view of the extensive vineyards, and the English Bar.

One of the most beautiful experiences you can have at Casa Timis is picking grapes directly from the vineyards there, then taking part in a gastronomic experience where you will even serve a must dessert.


What else can you do at Casa Timis? Well, you can swim in the infinity pool, bike, take part in a campfire, and the little ones can play in the Casa Timis park.


Where? Chitorani

How far from Bucharest? 90 km / 1h 15 min


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Vinalia – Conacul din Ceptura | Accommodation near Bucharest with swimming pool


Another experience closely related to everything that wine tasting means and everything that involves viticulture you can have at Vinalia, Conacul din Ceptura. This accommodation near Bucharest has a huge swimming pool.


The mansion was built in neo-Romanian architecture, and the interiors, the rooms you can stay in, are decorated in a minimalist style, as calming as possible, with all kinds of wine-themed accents.


There are 20 rooms at the Mansion in Ceptura, which can host up to 45 people. The accommodation has an outdoor swimming pool, conference rooms, sauna, billiards, and garden, and you can also benefit from a massage on request.


In the area, you can also visit the famous Bellu Manor in Urlati and the wineries.


Where? Ceptura de Jos

How far from Bucharest? 80 km/ 1 h 10 min


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Country Spa Retreat


An accommodation near Bucharest with a swimming pool and much closer to the first two is the Country Spa Retreat, located in Snagov. This is a 5-star accommodation with a complete health and care center right next to Lake Snagov.


The rooms have a refined decoration with color accents and are of four types: double single, standard double, junior suite, and master suite.


Of course, this resort near Bucharest has all the features of a 5-star property, with complete services, from room service, airport transfer, lactose-free, vegetarian and vegan dishes, a swimming pool, and free parking.


Where? Snagov

How far from Bucharest? 40 km/ 40 min


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Happy Place – Casuta Galbena  | Places near Bucharest


One of the dearest places near Bucharest is the Yellow House – Happy Place. Why? Because it is a highly cheerful, colorful, and welcoming accommodation close to Bucharest, right towards the Ghencea Extension.


Casuta Galbena has a vast, 500-square meters garden with playgrounds for children, a lawn, a swimming pool, and a barbecue area with a gazebo. Besides the fact that it is a superb accommodation, it is also an ideal place to organize a party for children or a family birthday.


Up to 6 people can live in the cottage, being two large beds on the first floor and an extendable sofa on the ground floor.


Where? Domnesti

How far from Bucharest? 10 min


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Toscana Villa


Toscana is a 2-bedroom villa, so it’s the kind of property you rent and enjoy fully, without having to share it with strangers.


The villa also has a swimming pool, garden, and large yard. You can dine in the garden’s gazebo, relax on a deckchair by the pool, or even directly on the grass.


Villa Toscana is perfect for a weekend when you want to leave the capital but not go too far.


Where? Snagov

How far from Bucharest? 40 km/ 40 min


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Vila Royal


We now move on to a superb villa located in Urziceni, whose strong point is the swimming pool with a unique shape. Each room in this villa has air conditioning, a TV, a private bathroom, and a balcony overlooking the garden.


If you are looking for accommodation near Bucharest with a swimming pool, ideal for a few days spent as a family or a couple or organizing a party, you must stop at Vila Royal.


Where? Urziceni

How far from Bucharest? 60 km/ 1 h 10 min


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Complex Turistic Casa Seciu


Located in the region known as the Wine Road, the Casa Seciu tourist complex has a wine cellar, an à la carte restaurant, and a garden.


Vineyards and hills surround the Casa Seciu Tourist Complex in a romantic, bohemian, and spectacular setting. The dishes prepared at the restaurant are from Romanian cuisine, with specific hunting, but also from international cuisine. It’s practically a family business, developed out of passion.


It’s the ideal place to retire for a few days to enjoy good wine, fresh air, beautiful landscapes, and a relaxing atmosphere.


Large parties, such as weddings and baptisms, can also be organized at the complex. I can only imagine how beautiful an event can be in such a place.


Where? Seciu, Ploiesti

How far from Bucharest? 94 km/ 1h 20 min


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Hidden Hills Villa    | Weekend destinations near Bucharest


I love how the cypresses in front of the villa give a Tuscan vibe to the whole landscape!

This accommodation near Bucharest has five bedrooms and five bathrooms. There is also an indoor heated swimming pool, a garden with a terrace, a leisure lake, and an orchard with fruit trees.


It seems sensational to me that you are so close to the main objectives in Valea Prahova. Sinaia is only 43 km from Hidden Hills Villa, and Busteni is only 62. It’s a big plus that you can reach these mountain resorts quickly.


The villa’s interiors are decorated in a retro style, maybe even vintage, offering a fairy tale atmosphere.


Where? Tiparesti, Prahova

How far from Bbucharest? 100 km/ 1 h 20 min


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Pensions less than 200 km from Bucharest


Cetatuia – Magura | Pensions near Bucharest


First on the list of guesthouses near Bucharest, less than 200 km away, is Cetatuia. Being located on a hill, 30 km from Buzau, Cetatuia is one of the most beautiful weekend destinations near Bucharest that you should not miss.


The rooms at Cetatuia have a view of the forest and are very spacious. There are a total of 8, and 6 have a balcony. There are several recreational activities that you can do here, such as bike rides, archery or table tennis, or simply hiking in the forest.


The hill on which this accommodation unit is located was taken into account by King Carol I for the construction of Peles; this is how beautiful it is! In the end, the king decided on Sinaia, but this place remains a lovely one.


There are many tourist attractions that you can visit in the surroundings, from the Cetatuia Monastery to the Muddy Volcanoes or the Cislau Stud Farm.


Where? Cetatuia, Buzau

How far from Bucharest? 120 km/ 2 hours


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Casa din Plai 


Both close to Targoviste and only 35 km from Sinaia, Casa din Plai has four rooms, each decorated in a different style. Besides this, here you will also find a courtyard with a garden, a gazebo where you can dine outside, hammocks, and an entertainment area with billiards.


There is even a washing machine and ironing board for a more extended stay. Casa din Plai is perfect for a getaway of a few days with friends, especially since, in addition to billiards, here you will also find a Play Station or board games, a fireplace with wood for cool evenings, and toys to keep the little ones occupied.


Where? Provita de Sus, Prahova

How far from Bucharest? 120 km / 1 h 40 min


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Luxury Lake House & Glamping  | Weekend destinations near Bucharest


At Luxury Lake House & Glamping, you have two options: either you stay in a villa or a very modern tent, both located in a fairytale setting, in the middle of the forest, near the lake.


The accommodation is located on the shore of Lake Paltinul and looks excellent. You can relax by swimming in the lake, the infinity pool, or the jacuzzi.

The house has a bedroom and a living room with an extendable sofa, a kitchen, and a bathroom. Luxury Lake House has a modern decor inside, and the exterior is Scandinavian-inspired.


Here you have all the comfort to feel perfect. Every morning, breakfast is continental and à la carte.

Although it’s the last on the list of weekend destinations near Bucharest, I have to admit that it is my favorite accommodation on this list because it combines an atmosphere and fairytale landscapes with all the facilities you need.


Where? Tesila

How far from Bucharest? 130 km/ 2 h


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