Maldăr Manor invites you to sample the boyar charm of old-fashioned Oltenia.The estate, situated near Horezu on the lower slopes of Măgura Slătioara in Măldărești, welcomes you to an authentic kula, where every nook is alive with stories of knights and ladies of old. Each of the manor’s fifteen rooms has its own tale and is brimming with charming details: authentic historic furniture, traditional carpets, dowry chests, and starched linen.
Maldăr Manor is an old Oltenian manor, which has preserved intact all the architectural details of the kulas: thick walls, immaculately whitewashed walls, a tall tower, secret passageways, and, above all, an arcaded balcony running the entire length of the upper storey. With a history going back more than three centuries, the kulas were originally fortified boyar residences, built to defend against Turkish attack – the raiding parties from south of the Danube led by Osman Pazvantoğlu that pillaged Wallachia in the late eighteenth century. Kulas can be found all over the Balkans, and in Romania the most famous of them are situated in the Măldărești area of Vîlcea County, and in Gorj and Mehedinți Counties.
-The restaurant will greet you with traditional Oltenian cooking, as well as refined dishes from the sumptuous boyar menus of olden days, with French cuisine a specialty. Every day you will be able to sample a different combination of flavours, depending on your mood or the historical tales that have happened to inspire you.
-The wine cellar. Conserving the mystery of its ancient brick walls, today the wine cellar is the perfect place to spend a cosy evening. Along with a drop of music, you can savour the wines in our collection, which include vintages from the region’s best-known vineyards: Sîmburești, Corcova, Cetate, Vînju Mare. Or you could enjoy a film, while having a miniature banquet of traditional Oltenian specialties: rustic ham, cheese, and smoked sausages.
-Swimming pool. On summer days, the only thing you will want after a hearty breakfast will be a helping of gentle sunlight by the pool. And in the evenings, the lights of the pool will entice you to have a pleasant get-together with your friends.
Room amenities: The rooms at the manor are fairytale chambers named after princesses of old. Each chamber comprises a refined whole, in which authentic historic furniture, old beams and traditional carpets combine harmoniously with the most modern of comforts.
Double room: 70 euro / night
Single room: 50 euro / night