Frequently Asked Questions

Below, you will find a list of the questions most frequently asked by our guests.

Jardine Hills can be found on Google Maps or Waze. We are in Valea Scheilor, just north of Mizil and about 100 km northeast of Bucharest.

If you book through our website with a Visa or Mastercard, you will automatically get an email from confirming the details of your booking.

For cancellation up to one week before your stay, we will fully refund your booking fee (minus a roughly EUR 5 charge processing fee charged by PayPal).

For cancellations up to 2 days before your stay, we will refund 50% of your booking fee.
For cancellations with less than 48 hours’ notice, we will not refund any amount of your booking fee.

We do accept dogs or cats, but we expect they are house trained and respectful of our other guests. Please clean up after them and any damages caused by your pet to the cottages, common areas or gardens will be deducted from your security deposit.  

Yes, please organize with our concierge Mr. Gigi Galeș (0760 305 865) at what time you would like him to bring you breakfast to your cottage.

For transportation to and from the Mizil train station or for transportation to any of the local wineries, please  discuss this with Mr. Gigi Galeș (0760 305 865) and he can provide you with information on this.

For transportation between Bucharest (Gara de Nord) and Jardine Hills, there are regular trains. Please visit the C.F.R. Călători website for further information.

There is no limit on how long in advance you can book. We generally recommend that for holiday or long weekends, it is best to book early, since these dates tend to be popular with our guests.

This is possible and should be discussed and arranged with Mr. Gigi Galeș (0760 305 865).

Yes, see prior answers. This also can be arranged with ​Mr. Gigi Galeș (0760 305 865).

Yes, we have secure on site parking.  When you are close to Jardine Hills, please call Mr. Gigi Galeș (0760 305 865) and he can arrange to open the gate to the parking area and assist you to access your cottage.

Yes, we have hosted events like baptisms and team buildings at Jardine Hills. But this would need to be discussed and arranged with us in advance, since we may have capacity limitations for larger events.

Smoking and vaping is allowed on the terraces of the cottages and in the other outdoor common areas.  No smoking or vaping is allowed in the cottages.

Yes, in Mizil (about 9 km away) there are several grocery stores where you can buy food and other supplies.  These include Lidl, Penny and Contact stores.  There is also a fresh produce market in downtown Mizil.

Yes, in Mizil (about 9 km away) there are several grocery stores where you can buy food and other supplies.  These include Lidl, Penny and Contact stores.  There is also a fresh produce market in downtown Mizil.

Generally, check in on the day you arrive is no earlier than 2:00 p.m. However, if no other guests are checked into the house before you arrive, we may allow you to check in earlier than 2:00 p.m. This should be confirmed in advance with Mr. Gigi Galeș (0760 305 865).

Generally, check out on the day you leave is no later than 11:00 a.m.  However, of no other guests are checking into the house on the day you are checking out, we may allow you to check out later than 11:00 a.m. This should be confirmed in advance with Mr. Gigi Galeș (0760 305 865).

Typically, we refund your deposit the next business day after you checkout and upon confirmation that there were no damages to the premises during your stay.

Generally the cottages are easily accessible, even for restricted mobility — with the exception of the attic and loft bedroom spaces in the cottages (which are not suitable for those with restricted mobility).

We have a common secured parking area, Jacuzzi, swimming pool and child wading pool. We also have a common barbecue and outdoor (covered) seating area.

The pools and Jacuzzi are typically closed for the period from November through March, inclusive and open from April through October. The parking and outdoor barbecue areas are open year round, but the barbecue are (which is outdoors) can get very cold in the winter months.

Each cottage comes fully equipped with all kitchen utensils, pots and pans, dishes, etc. so you can prepare your own meals. We also provide towels, soap and toilet paper in the bathrooms. You will find fresh linens in all the bedrooms. We also provide you with a “welcome basket” of snacks, chips and a bottle of our Jardine Hills wine, all of which you are invited to enjoy at no extra cost to you.

Other than the included breakfast, these are “self-catering” cottages, meaning that generally the guests are responsible to bring their own food and prepare their own meals at Jardine Hills.

Generally we do not change the linens or clean the cottages during your stay.  However, if you expect to stay longer than a few days, fresh linens and cleaning of the cottages can be provided by our cleaning crew for an additional RON 70 (roughly EUR 15).

Yes, we have a small shop in the basement of the Pinot Noir cottage where we sell basic supplies and a variety of our Jardine Hills wines. A list of the wines and the corresponding price can be found on our website or in your cottage.

If you wish to purchase any of our wine or other supplies form our shop, please arrange this with Mr. Gigi Gales. We do have a POS on site and can accept payments for wine and supplies by credit card.

Because each of the many local wineries have their own policies on wine tasting hours, minimum number of guests, days of operation, etc. we are not able to organize this directly for you. We encourage you however to contact the wineries directly to try and arrange this in advance of your visit to Jardine Hills.

We have links to several of the nearby, recommended wineries on our webpage. If you tell them you will be staying at Jardine Hills, they generally can find space for you on their wine tours.

We recommend Ferma Dacilor which is only about a 10 minute drive from us and which specializes in fresh and traditional Romanian cuisine. If you let them know when making your reservation that you are coming from Jardine Hills, they can usually find a place for you. Other restaurants may be found in Mizil, if you check the internet.

Check the Experiences page of our website for a number of recommended activities near us.

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