Secret Garden, situated 15 km from Baia Mare in the village of Danesti, offers rooms and apartments with free Wi-Fi and balconies. Free transport from the airport is available. All of the rooms have cable TV, a minibar and a robe and slippers. Each room also has air-conditioning. Guests at Secret Garden Hotel can also make use of the 3 outdoor pools and the indoor swimming pool, gym and sauna. The hotel also offers a range of massage treatments including a hot volcanic stone massage. Hotel Secret Garden is a 15-minute drive from Baia Mara which offers sights including the Art Gallery, Baia Mara Ethnographic Museum and the Planetarium. Leisure activities available in the local area include fishing and hiking in the surrounding mountains. Secret Garden has tennis courts on site as well as a games room with darts and table tennis facilities. In winter, guests can enjoy skiing on the Cavnic and Suior ski resorts, which are both 15 km away. The hotel restaurant serves a range of international dishes both inside and on the terrace.
The hotel is far better than it could be expected! The fact that we booked one night, but decided to stay also for another one shortly after we saw the room should serve as the best recommendation. The double room we had was well enough to accommodate our family of two adults and a child. The hotel facilities are excellent value as compared with the prices. The breakfast was very good, and the hotel staff - extremely hospitable.
You really need a car to fully enjoy the place, because the attractions in the surroundings (e.g. wooden churches of Surdesti and Plopis, Gutai mountains, the town of Baia Mare), although relatively close, are hardly accessible without a car. However, it is not complaint, but merely a fact to consider when choosing the hotel, which otherwise I can strongly recommend.