Review – Vila Reyna, Constanta

When I came to Constanta I had some trouble finding everything, so I booked the closest hotel available at that moment. That hotel happened to be Vila Reyna, a four star hotel located at a small beach, a bit outside of the city center. Today I’m sharing my thoughts about this place.

 

I booked the only room they had available, a double economy room. In hotel lingo that’s normally the “crappy” room, but this time I was overwhelmed by the luxury of it. My room had a huge double bed, plenty of space to walk around in and a bathroom fitted with a rainshower. When I discovered they pre-heated my towel I was sold.

 

All clean and ready to explore I walked outside. The receptionist showed  me the way to the beach, which was only 3 minutes away by walking down a hill. She apologized for the construction that was going on, but for me it wasn’t a problem at all. Besides, when it’s finished it will be even more amazing than it already was.

 

I sat at the beach for an hour, enjoying the view and knowing that I could return ‘home’ within the blink of an eye. Later on I read a book on the terrace of the hotel, listening to smooth jazz and the waves of the sea. From the terrace everywhere you look is water. The sea breeze, the nice waiters and the fact that I could sit there for hours were a very big plus.

 


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Now, here comes my ultimate favorite thing about this hotel: breakfast! It doesn’t matter how awesome your hotel is, usually breakfast can be a bit disappointing when it comes in the form of a buffet. They could have a lot to choose from, yes, but wouldn’t it be so much better when it was freshly made? Well, at Vila Reyna I could order anything I wanted from the menu, without a fuss. So on the morning of my departure I enjoyed my coffee, my freshly squeezed orange juice and a lovely Romanian breakfast without having to fight over the last scoop of  scrambled eggs with all the other guests. Sounds spoiled? Maybe, but wouldn’t we all secretly like to have it freshly made? I think so!

 

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Lemonade on the terrace

 

Just a few minor details

There are a few things that I didn’t like that much, or found weird at the very least. The first is the fact that it’s not that close to all the main attractions. I did not mind it so much, as I was staying there for just one night. Plus it had the sea right next to it so to be very honest I couldn’t care less.

 

The other thing is something I find really weird: they have a pool, but it’s not to use. I think I might have looked insanely stupid when the receptionist told me, because I cannot wrap my head around this. If you build a pool, on a terrace with sea view, you use it! The next morning I saw that they were cleaning it, so it’s not a maintenance issue. Since then I told a lot of people this story and they all gave me the same weird, blank look as I gave the receptionist. Again, the beach is right there, but a pool makes things nicer, always!

 

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Local beach, right next to Reyna

 

Visiting Reyna

The economy room will cost you about €55 per night, but I must say it is well worth it. It’s not that close to the center of Constanta, but with a taxi you can get anywhere. Also, I found the beach way better than the one at Mamaia, which is the more touristic area. If you don’t like big clubs and large crowds than  Vila Reyna is the place for you! Check out their website for more information about prices and the address. Or book directly at booking.com.

 

This is not a sponsored post. Opinions are totally mine.

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