to "Gambrinus" was the most notorious hotel in Brasov, "Pomul
Verde"(The Green Tree), better than the "Bucharest Hotel"
across the street, better even than the "Europe", in the Customs
Lane, now the building which houses the "Corso" motion pictures.
At that time Brasov had not yet become a centre of trade as it is nowadays;
in summer when the holiday makers used to come from the Country, driven
away by Bucharest's heat, urged by wanderlust and attracted by the European
looks of clean and tidy still would have not been enough. People had
therefore to go downtown and hire rooms.
Sextil Puscariu, "Brasov of Long Ago", 1977
Brasov has, in addition to a certain number of public houses and smaller
inns, the following six important hotels: 1(The Buchaerst Hotel, 2)
The Central Hotel No.1, 3) the Europa Hotel, 4) To the Green Tree Hotel,
5) the Cown Hotel, 6) the Union Hotel, which all strive to meet the
rightful demands of the travellers.
In order to give you an idea, we give you herebelow the following prices,
obviously per day:
a. The Bucharest Hotel, Old Brasov, at no.7, Long Street
1 florin-1 single-bedded room overlooking the courtyard, 1.50 florins-
1 double-bedded room overlooking the courtyard
2.50 florins-1 single-bedded room overlooking the street.
1.50 florins-1 double-bedded room overlooking the street.
60 kreutzers the extra bed, 20 kreuzers the candle, 30 kreuzers the
heating, 30 kreuzers the transport of one person by omnibus to and from
the railwais station.
b. The Central Hotel No. 1, Old Brasov, 5, Long Street.
1 room- 1 florin and above; 60 kreuzers the extra bed
20 kreuzers per person, per day- room service; for longer sojourns,
the prices are fixed on agreement of both parties. Dishes on the menu
are fixed at reasonable prices. Subscription to meals are on mutual
Note: all the hotels, without exception, must placard the price list
of the rooms aproved by the chief of the police office.
The official committee for foreigner's information, "Traveller's