Not many people will visit Ploiesti, but if you do, make sure to stay in the Villa Romeo and Juliet. This 15-room guesthouse is a beautifully restored and refurbished old town house very close to the city centre, with its own off-street parking. The most attractive part, however, is the atmosphere, created by the Italian-Romanian couple that run the place, and their excellent staff. Just staying here is already reason enough to come to Ploiesti.
I think we paid something like 30-40 US$/night, for which we resided in a large, nicely decorated room with everything you need, and more. The hotel serves excellent breakfast, including home-baked cakes from the owner’s wife, it has a well-stocked bar, and is close to the centre where you’ll find a few restaurants.