It's named for the guesthouse where Jonathan Harker stayed in Bram Stoker's Dracula, but this is a faultless business hotel rather than a forbidding old inn. Its prettily lit cream decor, plush beds and bright modern bathrooms are very pleasant indeed. There's an occasional nod to the vampire theme, though 'Jonathan Harker Conference Room' doesn't spook us. Peasants brandishing crucifixes not included.
Coroana de Aur is located in central Bistrita, 500 meters from the 14th-century main square and church. The hotel features massage facilities, 24-hour reception and a ticket desk. The rooms and apartments of the Hotel Coroana offer free Wi-Fi connection and cable TV. All rooms have private bathrooms, some with a spa bath, others with a shower massage. Guests can enjoy fresh local specialties and some international classics at the restaurant of the hotel. The staff of the Hotel Coroana de Aur can help organizing trips in Transylvania, including a visit to Dracula’s Castle in Piatra Fantanele.