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05/06/2017 0

We are delighted to inform you that Hotel Apollonia holds and sponsors the Vibrate Festival (www.vibratefestival.ro), an exceptional music festival that will take place in Brasov in various venues such as Tenis Arena, Biblioteca Judeteana George Baritiu, Biserica Neagra, Centrul Multicultural al Universitatii Transilvania and will be held for ten consecutive days.

Under the name “Pulse“, this is the third edition of the Vibrate Festival and proposes new unique gatherings that celebrate life, movement and rhythm.

Passion, talent and innovation are the promise of this year’s invited Cymru Sinfonia, and vibrant chamber music in Wales. At the Multicultural Center we will celebrate one of the world’s most beloved contemporary composers, Mark Anthony Turnage. Together with the old friends of the festival, Valeriy Sokolov, Pau Codina and Shiry Rashkovsky, we will have new guests such as Teodora Gheorghiu and Sam Armstrong, who will enjoy the stage in various collaborations, from traditional concerts to cross-over.

Tickets can be purchased at ŞT.O.IOSIF BOOK SHOP or online at www.bilet.ro.

With this occasion we invite you to discover the beautiful city of Brasov and we offer you our comfortable rooms, located right in the heart of the city, transfer services with professional chofers and unforgettable excursions in the surroundings.

We wait for you with affection, surely we will live magical moments together!

Apollonia Team


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31/05/2017

We invite you to spend a wonderful day in Brasov, with the little ones to celebrate together a 1st of June full of joy and surprises.

The city of the feet of the mountains, of immeasurable beauty, offers great opportunities to spend this unique day, so special, and Apollonia Team offers you comfortable rooms where you can rest after so many pranks.

Children who love animals can visit the recently renovated zoo, located in the Noua district, where you can admire the three unique attractions in Romania – House with Detour, Planetarium and a great panorama of lions and tigers. The garden is host to birds and mammals.

The Zoological Park has built a playground for children and some viewpoints where visitors can relax in the shade and special place to eat. Children who love sweets can start the visit at the pastry shop at the entrance, where they can enjoy delicious cakes and ice cream.

It is not clear how long the International Children’s Day has been celebrated on June 1st in Romania. 1 June became the International Children’s Day in Geneva in 1925 at the World Conference for the Protection and Welfare of Children. Therefore, many countries have adopted the concept of International Children’s Day, but some countries have decided that it is not celebrated on June 1 but on another day.

The International Children’s Day was inaugurated to celebrate childhood and remind adults that children should be pampered and encouraged to enjoy everyday. However, adults have the opportunity to relive the unforgettable moments of childhood with children and see life through their eyes with the same illusion once and for all.

June 1 is the day when all children should feel good, receive gifts, have fun together and for us to marvel and enjoy every day and moment of life, like children.

The countries celebrating International Children’s Day on 1 June are Bulgaria, Russia, China, Polynesia, Ethiopia, Serbia, Ukraine and Vietnam.

The International Day of the Child was first celebrated in the world in October 1953 and was sponsored by the International Union for the Protection of Children in Geneva.

The idea of having an international day began with Rubab Mansoor, a student in the eighth and was accepted and adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1954.

We look forward to being children for a day!

Apollonia Team


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02/05/2017

Hotel Apollonia invites you to spend with us an exceptional month of May in Brasov, a fascinating city with unparalleled beauty. In addition to enjoying the best rest in our comfortable rooms and the best services, you can discover the wonders that this city has stored.

Just five minutes from our hotel, you can climb up Muresenilor street and reach Piata Sfatului, town hall square, heart of ancient Brasov, a point of connection with the main streets of the historical center and place where the most fun parties are organized.

From Piata Sfatului itself you can take the steps along Republicii street, the main street of the city, where you will have the opportunity to admire the medieval architecture reflected in each of the buildings, eat in the best restaurants and go shopping In the best shops.

The Black Church, just a two-minute walk from Piata Sfatului is a jewel not to be missed on your visit to Brasov. The Black Church is the largest Gothic-style religious building in southeastern Europe. With a capacity of 5.000 seats, the church has a length of 90 meters, a height of 37 meters and a cross tower of 65 meters.

Adventure lovers can opt for a trip with the Brasov Cable Car, be surprised by the views and reach in just two minutes to the top of Mount Tampa.

Arriving here, we recommend you also visit the surroundings of Brasov that will surely surprise you.

Walking to the south, we have the Bucegi Mountains, an ideal place for hiking in some of the best mountains in the region, up to a height of 2510m, at the Omu Peaks.

15km from Brasov you will find Rasnov Fortress, located on a rocky mountain, offering spectacular views and easy access to Bran where you can visit the famous Dracula Castle.

If you want to be impressed by gardens and museums, we suggest you not to miss the Peles Castle of Sinaia, a royal residence built in the time of Charles I of Romania. The castle is one of the most important monuments of Europe of the nineteenth century and was the first building in Europe to have electricity and lift.

Of course you can not end your visit to Brasov without first visiting Poiana Brasov, one of the 10 best ski resorts in Europe, located just 25 minutes from Brasov. Whether in winter to ski or snow, or in summer to contemplate the landscapes that will leave you speechless, Poaiana Brasov will surprise you with its breathtaking beauty.

We feel privileged to be in one of the most beautiful places in the world, the city of Brasov, and we wait for you with affection so that you discover it too.

Apollonia Team


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03/04/2017

Christmas together with Easter is the most important celebration of Christians, a celebration whose beginning is marked by the beginning of seven weeks Lent.

Apollonia Hotel invites you to spend these special days in Brasov, one of the most beautiful cities of Romania, where you can enjoy a unique atmosphere and a restful sleep in the best rooms of the city.

The housewives will paint the eggs on Holy Thursday and will welcome you to bump them together and celebrate the “Christ Has Risen“. The Pasca and the Drob will not miss the table and delight your senses.

Easter has its etymology in the Hebrew word pesah, cross. The Passover for Christians is mainly the celebration of the resurrection, a model according to which all Christians will rise. The Jewish Easter marks the transition of the people chosen by the Red Sea, from Egypt’s bondage to the Promised Land, Canaan.

In the popular calendar, the celebration is called Sangeorz. This celebration coincides with the triumph of spring, but also with the delicate life of cultures when threatened by “ghosts of goods.” For these reasons different rituals of defense against the ghosts, that say that they affect to the humans and to the cattle are also realized, that could be left without a hand in this period.

Women and girls plant basil to smell good. Farmers believed that basil is good love. The girls are wet by the boys. Most of them wake up at night, looking at the top of the hill, to see playing treasures.

Saturday before Palm Sunday bears the name of Saturday of Lazarus in memory of the Lazarus resurrected by the Savior of the Dead.

Palm Sunday is the triumphal reception that the multitude made to the Savior at the entrance to Jerusalem. This day the weeping willows are sanctified in the church. One legend says that the weeping willow was chosen and blessed because it has bent the branches, giving a branch to the Virgin Mary, who was walking towards Golgota and wanted to bring to his crucified Son a crown without thorns.

In the past, it was customary for these sanctified branches to be placed beside tetrapod, in order to be caught by believers worshiping the icon of the celebration. They are recently held in the hand until after Mass. Then they are brought home and they touch the animals with them to grow and bloom.

Day of Resurrection, also known as Easter, begins, in terms of the liturgy, the night before; At midnight, when they say that the tomb was opened and Jesus is risen.

We are waiting for you with affection!


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08/03/2017

Hotel Apollonia has the honor of inviting all the ladies to celebrate an unforgettable March 8, in a dream city. International Women’s Day is a wonderful day, in which women’s representatives celebrate victory after the struggle for women’s rights. Romania has the symbol of this day, which is celebrated on the same day as Mother’s Day, Martisorul, a detail that puts a smile on the lips of every woman to who receive it as a gift.

The Origin of the Martisor

The Martisor originates a coin with a cord attached, composed of two parts braided together, one white and one red. It used to be used by the children who put it in the neck and according to certain beliefs this amulet brought luck and joy. The girls used to carry the Martisor until the trees had flowers, and at that time they tied it to a tree trunk and later bought with the coin, cheese, which helped them to have a beautiful and white face all year round.

After a certain period, the coins have been replaced by the pearls. In some areas of the country, Martisorul is held by women throughout the month of March. At the end of March, before sunrise, the girls make a knot in a tree trunk or put it in some rose bushes, to fulfill all their desires.

The tie made with a red and a white part, was originally a symbol used by the Dacians before the Romans conquered them. In those times the tie had two colors: black and white. The black color represented the black wool that Baba Dochia had given to her daughter-in-law and symbolized the darkness of winter, and the white color symbolized the light of spring. According to the legend, the wool was transformed from black to white through the sacrifice of the daughter of Baba Dochia. For this reason, red represents the blood and sacrifice of the daughter and the spring and the Martisor will be stronger than the darkness with the help of Jesus Christ.

Today, the Martisor is the symbol of spring, and its realization is a true work of art. People give the Martisor to their loved ones on March 1st as a symbol of admiration, love, friendship, respect and so special esteem for ladies.

Women’s Day was recognized as an international celebration in 1977 and has become a tradition in most countries in Europe and the United States. The day of March 8 internationally is the Day of Women Militants, those who have the right to vote, right of property, right to education, divorce, medical care.

Apollonia Team wishes you a warm March 8th and invite you to enjoy our spring offer with 10% of discount during March.


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08/02/2017

Hotel Apollonia awaits you on 14th February to celebrate together the day universally known as Valentine’s Day, a day in which bubbles of happiness fly in the air, in which lovers, friends and husbands express their love and affection for each other.

We invite you to share the sweet moments in a special atmosphere, in our rooms dressed for party with romantic decoration and rose petals and inaugurate an unforgettable stay with a bottle of champagne.

The Love, A Legend with Antiquity

There are various legends regarding the history of St Valentine; the only thing that can be said for sure is that there is lots of mystery and his exact story is not very clear.

One of the most well-known legends dates back to Rome in the 3rd century. In this period, soldiers were not allowed to get married because it was believed that single men were better soldiers in battle than those that were married, because they were emotionally attached to their families. Faced with this situation, the figure of the Christian priest Valentine appeared, who considered the obligation on soliders not to marry to be injust. He therefore decided to unite partners in matrimony with the Christian blessing. Through his actions, he emerged as the protector of those in love, because he carried out secret marriages all over Rome, until he was summoned by the Emperor Claudius II.

Asterius, a deputy of Rome, was responsible for the condemned Valentine. He made fun of Christianity and put Valentine to the test, asking him to return the sight of his daughter who was born blind. The priest accepted and performed the miracle. Asterius and his family became Christian, but they could not save Valentine from death, and he was executed on 14th February. Two centuries afterwards, the Catholic church revived the story and shortly afterwards, Valentine was canonized.

Another legend claims that St Valentine wrote the very first ‘Valentine’ himself, when he fell in love with a young girl (possibly the daughter of Asterius) who visited him in prison. Before his death, it is said that he wrote a card to her which he signed ‘From your Valentine‘, an expression which is used a lot in current day Valentine messages.

Because of these stories, without even asking for it, St Valentine became a patron saint for all people in love and in friendships.

Apollonia Team wishes you Happy Valentine’s Day!


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26/01/2017

After having seen the joy of the holidays floating in the air, in Brasov you can still smell the winter, the happiness and the emotion of the heart of the people. That’s because every winter Brasov becomes a dream city, which always invites its spectators to enjoy unique experiences, which can only live in a land like this.

The spectacle of landscapes, the cultural richness of a history and a remarkable modernity and the hospitality of its people, make Brasov an excellent destination for those who want to continue the winter holidays in the coming months.

Brasov is documented in 1234 in the Ninivensis catalog under the name Corona. In the second half of the fourteenth century, is declared administrative and ecclesiastical center of Tara Barsei (Corona, Kronstadt, Brasso), “free royal city”, one of the economic and cultural centers of Transylvania.

Being situated in the foothills, in the Transylvania Depression, Brasov has always been a jewel for lovers of winter sports. Not far from the city people can climb the highest mountains in Romania: The Fagaras Mountains, with the highest peaks in Romania: Moldoveanu (2543 m) and Nehoiu (2535 m); The Bucegi Mountains with spectacular fauna and vegetation; The Mount Tampa, symbol of Brasov and a beautiful tourist destination, with a peak of 995 m offers an extraordinary panorama of ancient Brasov.

The Postavarul mountain is not only the best skiing destination in Romania, which has at its feet Poiana Brasov, but also a place to study various plants and wild animals such as bears and deer.

The Piatra Craiului Mountains, 25 km from Brasov, were declared a nature reserve. You can admire here the rare mountain vegetation or simply climb its spectacular peaks.

Poiana Brasov is surrounded by four mountains: Postăvaru, Piatra Craiului, Bucegi si Piatra Mare and is one of the 10 best ski resorts in Europe, located only 12 km from Brasov, where you can easily reach in 20 minutes, with Buses departing from the city center; It is located at an altitude of 1030 meters above sea level in the Postavaru mountains and has the maximum height of 1,799 meters.

It has 7 fantastic ski slopes with different degrees of difficulty (3 black, 1 red, 3 blue), spread between forests and snow of excellent quality for 4-5 months a year, offering visitors a spectacular view, kilometers downhill and is an ideal place for skiing or snowboarding.

The Apollonia team invites you to spend with us the next months to fully enjoy a dreamy winter in our warm and comfortable rooms. We will be happy to offer you our transfer services with professional drivers or organize excursions in the beautiful surroundings of Brasov, which will surprise and fascinate you.

We are waiting you with affection!


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20/11/2016

Traditions, Superstitions and Fun! Apollonia team invites you to celebrate with us a fairy tale New Year!

We will welcome you with open arms, smiles, traditions, the most delicious Christmas dishes, music and good humor, so that the night of the end of the year to be unforgettable.

Romanians, according to tradition, on New Year’s Eve must make as much noise as possible to ward off all evil spirits. We assure you that the party will be a noisy one, with music to everyone’s taste and will resonate until dawn.

Each country has superstitions and traditions related to the New Year, we want to share with you some of the Romanian traditions, so that you can prepare for the great celebration.

Romanians usually keep in a pocket garlic, which is intended to protect them from evil spirits.

Another New Year tradition is that on both, the last day of the year and the first day of the new year, it is best not to spend money and not throw anything away from the house (including garbage), since is considered that it’s thrown away good luck out of the house.

There is also the superstition that people should not have any debt when the new year begins. Otherwise, you will have debts throughout the year.

In addition, a widespread belief says that the first person to cross the threshold of the house on the first day of the new year, will influence us throughout the year. Traditionally, people with red or blond hair bring bad luck, while brunettes bring good luck. In addition, if the first person to enter the house is the man, the year will be full of luck, while, if women go first, the year will be full of bad luck.

According to popular tradition, single women on New Year’s Eve put a wire of basil into a bowl with water, an apple branch and money. In the morning, the girls will dream of the person they will get marry.

At midnight, the door must be open, allowing the old year to come out, while the new one enters.

The elders during the night of the 31st recommend that each person wear a new red garment to attract all positive energy.

Another tradition holds that in New Year’s Eve is not allowed to sleep, and those who do not resist will be drowsy throughout the year. It is also said that on New Year’s Eve you should always keep in your pocket a few grains of wheat, so you do not go hungry all year round. Also, you should have money in your pocket so that the new year does not catch you poor.

At the end of the year dinner, fish is eaten habitually in order to ensure a smooth and easy transition in the next year. On the contrary poultry are carriers of bad luck. This is because the birds dig the earth and disperse it, and it is correlated with the dispersion of prosperity and the good of the house.

Among the most beautiful customs that Romanians have in the New Year´s Eve and also on the first day of the new year are carols that play a very important role. Among others you really need to know about Sorcova and Plugusorul.

With this said, we promise to prepare a great night and invite you to celebrate a Happy New Year in Apollonia Hotel!


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03/11/2016 0

To honor the name of our beloved Apollonia Hirscher, who gaved so much wealth to our city, we decided to put the name of our hotel, Apollonia, in memory of a great lady, whose face, over the years, it has become a legend.

Apollonia Hirscher was a unique figure in the history of Brasov. She was the wife of Lucas Hirscher, Saxon merchant and administrator of Bran fortress. Widowed, she took over her husband’s affairs with iron hand, stretched up in Austria and Turkey, even if commerce and politics were at that time manly things and became the richest woman in medieval Brasov, characterized by a generous spirit.

She founded several foundations and donated much of her wealth to people from Brasov. Between donations is included The Merchants House or “Bullies Bridge” located on the corner of the Hirscher Street with Council Square. It was the longest building in Brasov at that time (60 meters) and was hosting craft stalls, the balance of the city and and the winery was destined to trade with wines.

Legend says that the daughter of Apollonia has sickened and died and was buried with her jewels. During the night some thieves have stolen the grave and wanting to cut her finger to get the ring, the girl has awakened from death. The catalepsy was not known at that time, and people have seen the awakening as a miracle. In honor of this miracle, Apollonia built this house with arches.

We put at the disposal of our guests our Hotel Apollonia, with the same generosity that she had done and you are welcome at any time to enjoy it and know some of the treasures that she left in Brasov, a city in which her spirit lives on the corners.


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12/10/2016 0

Apollonia team welcomes you to celebrate with us one night of terror on Halloween Party.

The Party will take place in The House of Count Dracula, on 29th of October, 2016. Red wine, vodka black, candy, fairies, pumpkins, bats, music, film are some of the ingredients of the recipe for success. There are no news about the witches yet, messengers didn´t brought news in Transylvania, but rumors from several sources say that they are preparing something terrible!

Who dares to visit Bran Castle on Halloween night, will meet Vlad Tepes. Count Dracula promise to be an obedient and good host, tell stories until midnight. But before start doing what he does best, it will be relentless in “Halloween After Party”, celebration that starts at 21:30 and end up at dawn.

Organizers say the broom, as mean of transport is no longer available, but Apollonia offers transfers from Brasov to Dracula’s Castle (Bran), so you can arrive comfortable at first brooms station, and in the morning we will expect you with an excellent breakfast and comfortable and pleasant rooms, so you can rest and eliminate fear.

We are waiting for you and we are at your disposal to satisfy any need you may have during your stay in Brasov.