A few minutes' walk out of town, pass over the bridge near Crama Veche Restaurant to reach this decent value hotel. Conveniently, it's also right next to the public swimming pool. Classed as 'standard' or 'high comfort', rooms are clean with kitsch navy quilts, flat-screens, bureaus and en suites. High-comfort rooms are huge and, yes, pretty comfortable too.
The elegant restaurant of the Codrisor serves Romanian and international cuisine.
Bistrita is situated in the north-eastern part of Transilvania, on the E576 national road from Cluj to Suceava, with easy access to the UNESCO-listed painted monasteries in Southern Bucovina.