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Predeal is a resort town in the Transylvania region of Romania, in Braşov County. An important mountain resort, Predeal is located on the Prahova Valley and is surrounded by five massifs: Postăvarul, Piatra Mare, Bucegi, Baiului and Fiţifoi. The name is derived from the Romanian archaic form "pre deal" which means "on the hill" or from the Slavic word "predel", which means "bound", "limit". In the late years the town has known a remarkable boom in construction, with many well-off people from all over the country, having a mountain retreat in Predeal.
Predeal is the highest town in Romania with an altitude between 1033m-1110m.
William of Wied, Prince of Albania, died here in 1945. Predeal was the hometown of one of Romania's less known poets, Mihail Săulescu.
Predeal is very easy to reach, from Brasov, continue on DN1 road towards Bucharest, after 25 km you will arrive at Predeal. From Bucharest, continue towards Ploiesti on DN1 road, and after leaving Ploiesti, continue along DN1 road towards Brasov.
Ski on one of the five ski slopes in Predeal. You can go to clubs like "The Office" and "Rozmarin" or shop at one of the shops in Predeal.
There are some stores in Predeal, like Calinda and O'neil on the main road (Dn1)
- Hotel & Restaurant Roua, Strada Nicolae Balcescu (Exit DN1 towards Cioplea, pass the CFR Bridge, then make a left turn to Nicolae Balcescu Street.The Restaurant is on the left side.). Roua Restaurant edit
- Vila Casuta, Str. Vasile Lupu 7, ☎ +40 722 548 411, . Great little place in a nice part of Predeal. The host is a bit crazy but incredibly friendly and loves visitors. 120 lei. edit
- Sunset Villas, Str. Trei Brazi nr. 29 - 30, Predeal Romania, ☎ 040726 694 220, . Sunset Villas is the only tourist villa in the country that offers Ultra all inclusive packages. These packages have no restrictions qualitative or quantitative on culinary and beverages served to customers. Also, these packages include all the organized entertainment activities (hiking, picnics, evening dance program, various indoor games (mime, different contests). So, besides the lack of restrictions on food and drink, guests can choose in the same price for excursions to surrounding areas: the castles, monasteries, museums and monuments that are in the max distance of 150km/day (with van), and for mountain walks of all degrees of difficulty. Additional programs for a fee (ATV, paintball, climbing). edit