Transylvania's Revamped Guesthouses

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Simple, traditional meals, such as polenta with homemade sheep's cheese and chicken paprikash, are served in the wine cellar at Count Kálnoky's Guesthouses.
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The main guesthouse of Count Kálnoky's Estate in the quiet farming village of Miklósvár.
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Bastion Hotel's 12 rooms feature wireless Internet and flat-screen TVs.
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For its grand opening, the Bastion Hotel threw a party in the courtyard that featured actors in Victorian costumes.
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Built in 1883 as a summer residence for Romanian monarchs, the 160-room Peles Castle is just up the road from the Bastion Hotel.
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Casa Wagner is located on the main square of the medieval citadel of Sighisoara, a World Heritage site.
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The vaulted ceilings in this suite at Casa Wagner complement the town's Gothic architecture.
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Casa Wagner's Dracula dinner, served in the wine cellar, includes beet salad, vegetable skewers, and fillet of beef.
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Each of Casa Wagner's 32 rooms contains antique Saxon furniture gathered from neighboring villages.
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Zabola Estate's 16th-century castle is in disrepair, but the family intends to renovate it and eventually move in.
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Guests of Zabola Estate stay in the six-room Machine House, which once housed the manor's electricity generator, and later, a weaving mill.
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The dining room at Zabola Guest House, where the cook uses organic produce from the orchard and garden. A typical dish is veal with game sauce and wild mushrooms.
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A view of the Zabola castle from the estate's private lake. The region is rich in cold mineral springs.
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