Moldova hotels offer good quality accommodations to their guests, which may pleasantly surprise tourists. Although it is one of the poorer countries in Eastern Europe, tourist centers such as Chisinau and Orheiul Vechi have a well-developed tourist industry, and visitors usually enjoy friendly and helpful hospitality. Moldova accommodation often takes the form of small independent hotels, which may offer better value than large international chain hotels.
Most visitors looking for hotels in Moldova will find themselves staying in Chisinau, as it is the main international transportation hub. One of the most highly recommended Moldova hotels is located in this city: the VisPas Hotel. This four-star hotel in Chisinau is located just minutes from the town center, making it extremely convenient for tourists. The 39-room property is in a charming residential-style building featuring a large terrace where guests can have coffee or a meal. There is also an outdoor pool in the private backyard patio area. Rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated with traditional furniture, and your booking also includes breakfast and complimentary wireless internet. Some rooms have private balconies, and it would be worth requesting these accommodations. This hotel in Chisinau also has two restaurants where guests can enjoy Moldovan specialties and wines in the comfort of the dining room, or outside on the terrace or by the pool. Airport pick-up is included in your room rate. The VisPas Hotel is also very reasonably priced for four-star Moldova accommodation.
Another excellent hotel in Chisinau is the Budapest Hotel, located in a quiet residential area just a fifteen-minute walk from the city center. With just sixteen rooms, it is a small hotel but has its own building, a quaint and uniquely styled white establishment. Rooms are comfortable and equipped with elegant furniture, a TV, in-room safe, climate control, mini-bar, hair dryers, telephones, and even balconies. Some bathrooms also have the luxury of Jacuzzi bathtubs. A swimming pool and free wireless internet are nice perks here that are not always offered in Moldova hotels. The dining room is tastefully decorated in a modern but still classic style, and the hotel serves Moldovan and European delicacies. Guests can use the sauna and spa at an extra cost.
Most tourists traveling to Orheiul Vechi from Chisinau make it a day trip and return to the capital city after touring the archaeological site, but it is possible to have a great experience staying at Old Orhei itself. A great way to get to know Moldovan life and culture is to stay at a rural boarding-house such as Casa din Lunca (pictured), a family-run farm. Casa din Lunca won't be your typical experience of Moldova accommodation, as you will be invited to join in all the rural activities, such as cooking, horseback riding, beekeeping, and farming. You will be well fed with fresh and sustainable produce from the farm, cooked in traditional Moldovan dishes, and entertained with folk songs and dance. At night you will go to sleep in a rustic but pleasant and comfortable room, surrounded by the peace and quiet of the Moldovan countryside.