THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMEN Trofeul Ilie Nastase
From 08/07 to 08/13
Surface: Clay outdoor
Prize money: $ 15,000
Tournament location: C.S.Tenis Fan Arad – Str. Infanteriei FN – Subcetate, Arad, 310257, Romania
How to arrive: Tennis venue is centrally located in the town at about 3,5 km from historic old town. A taxi ride will get you in about ten minutes.
Past champions: 2016 Chantal Skamlova – 2015 Tamara Zidanesk – 2013 Nicoleta Catalina Dascalu
Entry list: Tereza Mihalikova (Svk) – Nina Potocnik (Slo) – Cristina Ene (Rou) – Bojana Marinkovic (Srb) – Irina Fetecau (Rou) – Ilona Coergiana Ghioroaie (Rou) – Guadalupe Perez Rojas (Arg) – Julia Stamatova (Bul) – Tamara Curovic (Srb) – Miriam Bianca Bulgaru (Rou)
THE TOWN: Arad is an important industrial center and transportation hub located in the region of Crisana, Romania. It is also the seat of a Romanian Orthodox archbishop and features two universities and has one of the oldest conservatory of Europe. The city has a population of 159,704, making it the 12th largest city in Romania.
Lonely Planet on Arad: “The border town of Arad, some 50km from the crossing into Hungary, lies astride the main road and has good transport connections in and out of Romania. There are not many traditional sights here, but the city is a convenient stopover on your first or last night in the country. Fans of late-19th- and early-20th-century architectural styles such as neoclassical and Secession will enjoy a stroll up the city’s long tree-lined central boulevard, B-dul Revoluţiei, running north–south.”
TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:
- City Hall
- Lipova Ruins
- St. Anthony of Padua Church
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- Pension Select. Situated 2 km from the city centre and rated 9.3 on Booking, this *** hotel features air-conditioned rooms with a flat-screen TV, balcony and free WiFi connection. The price for a superior double room is 32€ per night (39€ with breakfast included).
- Hotel Leon & Spa. Open in 2014, this excellent 4 stars hotel, rated 8.8 on Booking, is located next to the Mures River and a 2-minute drive from the city centre. It offers free wellness facilities, including a large swimming pool, sauna and hot tub and the free WiFi available throughout the property. Guests can enjoy their meals in the on-site a la carte restaurant and the free private parking (with reservation). A modern standard double room costs 73€ per night with breakfast buffet.
- Best Western Central Hotel. Situated in the middle of the Arad and rated 8.6 on Booking, the Best Western Central Hotel offers easy access to all main public, art and cultural institutions. It has been refurbished in 2012 and offers safe parking. All rooms are air-conditioned and offer free wireless internet access. A superior 16 mq2 double room costs 68€ per night. Buffet breakfast is always included in the room rate.