- Ilia is in rural Hunedoara County.Romania - Maramures image by andgio from Fotolia.com
Ilia, Romania is a very small town situated among forested mountains on Highway 7. Tourists interested in the region's natural beauty and historical castles including nearby Hunedoara Castle where the count now known as Dracula was imprisoned and Magna Curia Castle -- both within an hour's drive. Ilia has only one guesthouse in which to stay. However, the nearby towns of Brad and Deva, also in Hunedoara County have additional lodgings. You won't find any large, modern hotels in this region -- only family-run establishments known as pensions. Still, there are a number of choices within a 20-mile range of Ilia.
- The one pension in Ilia offers three rooms and sleeps a total of six people. If you know you need lodging in Ilia itself, call ahead and be prepared to communicate in Romanian.
- Irina Pension in Brad is 15 miles from Ilia. The Romanian Ministry of Tourism rates it at two stars. Pension Irina offers free Internet access, free parking, 24-hour reception and a playground for children. The facility offers seven double rooms and seems willing to add a bed to create a triple upon request. Two rooms come with private bath while the remaining five share a common bath. All bathrooms feature hot water. The hotel has English speaking staff, so call ahead if you want to be assured a private bath.
- Tiffany in Hunedoara is a government-rated three-star lodging about 17 miles away from Ilia. As such it offers more amenities than the pensions in Ilia and Brad. Villa Tiffany offers an in-house restaurant, (breakfast included in rate), free parking, free Internet, nonsmoking rooms, family rooms, terraces and gardens. The facility also allows pets. You can reserve singles, doubles or the apartment. Villa Tiffany is well-rated on numerous tourist and hotel-booking websites.