Transnistria / Pridnestrovie deserves to spend more than one day here. Most foreigners limit themselves only to visiting Tiraspol and the Bendery Fortress on a one-day excursion, but in fact, you can spend in Transnistria / Pridnestrovie a whole fascinating week.
If you are thinking about spending the night in Transnistria / Pridnestrovie, here are some recommendations for where to stay in Tiraspol and other cities of this unusual self-proclaimed state.
HOTELS & HOSTELS IN TRANSNISTRIA / PRIDNESTROVIE
HOTEL AIST IN TIRASPOL: A TIME MACHINE IN THE SOVIET ERA
If you want to travel back in time, stay at the Hotel Aist in Tiraspol. It was built back in the days of the USSR, and since then, little has changed inside.
The rooms have archaic furniture and characteristic carpets on the floor.
A great advantage of the hotel Aist is its super-central location near the Glory Memorial and the Suvorov Monument. The Government Building and the embankment are a 5-minute walk away. And you can enjoy a fantastic view of the Dniester River from your room.
They used to have yoga classes on the top floor with panoramic windows. I am not sure if they continue doing it.
The on-site restaurant serves local cuisine. You can also go for lunch or dinner at the nearby restaurants Endis Pizza and La Placinte.
If you are on a budget, then the hotel Aist is a good choice as the price per night is only $ 18.
HOTEL RUSSIA IN TIRASPOL: LUXURY STAY IN A FORMER HOTEL DRUZBA FROM THE USSR TIMES
The Hotel Russia in Tiraspol is a reconstructed and renamed former hotel Druzhba which was built in the Soviet times.
On this historical photo you can see how it looked back in 1972.
Tiraspol in 1972 - photo by www.nadnestre.ru
Now it is the best hotel in the city and maybe in the whole Pridnestrovie / Transnistria with its own restaurant, cafe, conference room, and casino.
Important guests, stars, and officials choose to stay here, and it's also the places for conferences and events.
Photo: Hotel Russia
You will find here an excellent service, modern and luxurious rooms with several standards: economy, junior suite, and a suite.
Prices start from $ 66 per night.
HOTEL IN THE BOTTLE MUSEUM IN THE VILLAGE OF TERNOVKA
A little bit outside of Tiraspol, just 10 minutes by car away, you can stay in a very unique an unusual place - a hotel in the Bottle Museum in Ternovka.
In 1988 the former president of the football club Tiligul Grigory Korzun founded a Bottle Museum, the museum of alcoholic beverages. It now claims a place in the Guinness World Records.
The collection is housed in a bottle-shaped building, 28 meters high. Four floors and five rooms contain an impressive number of bottles from more than 100 countries around the world.
The bottles are very diverse: from the smallest ones, like a bottle from Mexico in the form of a cartridge that holds only 10 grams of whiskey, to a huge 25 liters pot-bellied bottle with Ukrainian vodka.
Read more about the Bottle Museum here: Pridnestrovie / Transnistria Travel Guide.
A continuation of the museum is a small and cozy hotel with a swimming pool, a restaurant, a barbecue corner, and a tennis court.
Price per night in the Bottle Museum is $18 - $30.
HOTEL IN THE CASTLE @ CASTEL MIMI BOUTIQUE HOTEL IN BULBOACA
This hotel is located outside of Pridnestrovie / Transnistria, but very close to it. So, I've decided to include it to this list as well because it's a truly unique accommodation and is nearby to Pridnestrovie / Transnistria.
The hotel Castel MIMI is situated, in fact, between Chisinau and Tiraspol: only 35 kilometers away from Tiraspol and 43 kilometers away from Chisinau.
It can be a perfect option for a night stay if you travel to Pridnestrovie / Transnistria from Chisinau.
Castel Mimi is the first one and the only one winemaking chateau in the country.
The history of this architectural gem began back in 1893, when Constantin Mimi, the last governor of Bessarabia, returned to his homeland after graduating from the Higher School of Agronomy in Montpellier, France, and began cultivating new grape varieties and making wines.
For the first time in the history of Moldova, it was he who brought and harvested the Aligote variety and began to make one of the most popular wines.
By the end of the 19th century, the first wine castle was built inspired by the architecture of the old French chateau.
In 1914, Nicholas II, the last tsar of Russia, visited the Castel Mimi and met his creator Constantin Mimi.
This meeting gave the monarch a better understanding of the quality of Moldavian wines. Later Mimi started supplying his wines to the Russian army during the First World War.
The history of the castle went through several fatal events that led to the decline of the castle for several decades.
Since 2010, the newest history of the enterprise begins: the winery underwent a comprehensive modernization process and got the most modern equipment for the production and bottling of wine.
In 2011, an ambitious project was launched to restore the wine castle itself. Stone by stone, the façade was rebuilt in strict accordance with the original design, which has survived only in old photographs.
Today, the castle has become one of the main attractions of the country and also appears in the list of the most beautiful architectural masterpieces of winemaking.
Castel Mimi features wine tasting rooms, a restaurant, an event hall, a museum, and a SPA center.
And you have also a possibility to stay for a night in this magnificent castle.
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HOTEL WITH A SWIMMING POOL IN TIRASPOL @ KORONA HOTEL
How about a pool party in Tiraspol?
It's all possible if you stay at the hotel Korona that has a swimming pool with a sea water.
The Corona Hotel is located on the outskirts of Tiraspol, a 15-minute drive from the city's train station.
It's a modern hotel with air conditioning, large TV, a bar, and a jacuzzi in the rooms.
A buffet breakfast is served every morning in the stylish hotel restaurant. Here you can taste dishes of European and Moldovan cuisine.
HOTEL OLD BASTION IN BENDERY: 5 STAR HOTEL IN THE HISTORICAL AREA
If you are planning to visit the Bendery fortress, I recommend staying overnight at the Old Bastion hotel, which is located near the fortress.
The Bendery fortress was built by the order of Suleiman the Great and originally belonged to the Ottoman Empire.
While resting in the hotel Old Bastion, you have the opportunity to visit the fortress and museums, the Alexander Nevsky park, an observation deck, and also enjoy the views of the Dniester.
The hotel is designed in the old Turkish style making a joint architectural ensemble with the Bendery fortress.
It is a convenient place for exploring the region as Tiraspol is only 20 km from the hotel, and the airport of Chisinau is 45 km away.
In this hotel, you can truly relax as there is a spa salon with a Turkish hammam and a Russian bath.
And, if you want to try different local dishes, you don't need to walk far from the hotel. In the hotel Old Bastion there are ! FIVE ! restaurants with Moldovan, Russian, Ukrainian, and Turkish cuisine.
Moreover, it's a 5 star hotel with all the luxury amenities, and the price per night is from $83.
I promise, you won't be disappointed! If you are searching for the place that has it all, look no further.
HAVE A NICE TIME IN PRIDNESTROVIE!
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