Sleeping

Sovata has an excellent range of pensions and some high-end spa hotels.

Eating

Like Sovata's hotels, a few restaurants (mostly serving grills and traditional Transylvanian fare) are dotted along the main roads leading to Bear Lake, Str Trandafirilor and Str Brandului.

Drinking & Nightlife

Bars are best sought out in Odorheiu Secuiesc, 35km south, rather than Sovata itself. But massages, spa treatments and soaking in the lake will have you so thoroughly relaxed you'll probably want an early night.