There are multiple hotels and guesthouses from which to choose: lonelyplanetturistinfo.

Herculane hotel

Our recommendations:


  • One option is Camping Flora in Herculane, Castanilor nr. 29. The place is currently under renovation, therefore, we do not recommend it for the time being.
  • Another option for where to install your tent is the glade. It is a pleasant place located next to the Dumbrava Guesthouse (km 12). The owner’s fee is 5 RON/tent.


  • Unfortunately, we have yet to find any exceptionally good restaurants; however, there are many restaurants from which to choose.
  • Prices are fairly inexpensive. It costs around 1 EUR for a beer, 3-4 EUR for a pizza, and 4-5 EUR for dinner.
  • We frequently eat at the following places: Magic Guesthouse, La Johnny, and  Lactobar (an old-school place that is a bit strange but has decent traditional food).
  • Unfortunately, smoking is still allowed in every restaurant.
  • There are no supermarkets in Herculane; however, there are plenty of small shops and a market with local organic food.
  • This link shows the best fresh water source.

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