A dog hotel in a rural area of Transylvano, a town in the Transylvanian province of Romania, has opened for business and is the latest example of the country’s rising popularity with locals.
The new facility will be located in the town of Leccei, just outside of the city of Transyvania.
Local owners had been hoping to open the facility for at least a few years, but a lack of funds and a lack on space in the area meant it was never completed.
The owners had hoped to open their new hotel in 2018, but now they’re looking to get the business started as soon as possible.
“It’s a very expensive project, but it’s possible,” owner Flavia Giannini told TheLocal.it.
Giannini said she and her husband, Artem, were looking to open a dog hotel near by their farm, which had a number of animals, but there was no space available.
“We could do it in one day, but I couldn’t because there were so many dogs in the yard,” she said.
Gianini said the new hotel was being built for her and her family, but she had to hire staff to help out, so the project has been delayed until 2019.
Giacini said that she and Artem are hoping to bring their family of three, who were staying in the new dog hotel for a short period, back to the area in 2019.
“I think we’ll have a lot of fun,” she added.
Giant dogsThe building has a number, of course, of dogs.
The hotel has two bedrooms, and the two-level pool with a sauna is a big draw for the locals.
“When you see a big dog running around, you feel really relaxed,” Gianninis said.
“It’s nice to have a dog like that around.”
“The only downside to the dog hotel is it’s a bit hard to access the water in the summer,” she continued.
“But it’s not a problem for us.”
The dog hotel will cost between €1,600 and €2,000 ($1,900 and $2,200) per night, and will offer two bedrooms and a saunas for €1 per night.
The hotel is part of a new wave of dog hotels popping up across the country, including in cities like Milan, Rome, and Venice.
Some of the dogs featured in the hotel are even licensed by the city, and guests can be vaccinated and spayed or neutered before visiting.
While this is a new concept, dog hotels have been around for years in some areas.
In 2016, the city-owned Leccesi Hotel in Romania opened for occupancy for the first time, and had over 20,000 guests before the owners closed the hotel in February 2018.
In 2018, the Lecesi Hotel opened for its last day of operations, and attracted just over 1,000 visitors before the hotel closed its doors.