Busteni is a small mountain town in the north of Prahova County, in central Romania. It is located in the Prahova Valley, at the bottom of the Bucegi mountains, that have a maximum altitude of 2505 m. Its name literally means tree-logs in Romanian.

Busteni’s average altitude is 900 m. It is one of the most popular mountain resorts, offering spectacular views, with lots of year-round tourism opportunities, ranging from skiing to mountain climbing.

The town and the surrounding mountains were the site of military confrontations in 1916, during World War I (see Romania during World War I). A large commemorative monument (about 25 m high), Heroes’ Cross (Crucea Eroilor) lies atop nearby Caraiman Peak, at nearly 2,260 m. The monument is lighted at night and is visible from virtually everywhere in Buşteni.

The main local industries are wood industry and tourism. Many holiday houses have been recently built in the town.



Alexandros hotel is situated in a wonderful natural setting, situated right in the center of Busteni, in an area with fresh air and mountain décor. It is a 3-star hotel which provides facilities according to international standards, the complex being one of the finest in the area due to its elegant architecture.

The hotel has no less than 96 seats, including 23 double rooms renovated and redecorated three bedroom apartments, two and three bedrooms and one living room, and 19 double rooms classified 2 stars. All rooms in the hotel are spacious and modern, equipped with TV, telephone, mini-bar and private bathroom with tub enjoying hairdryer and a balcony overlooking the panorama of the resort.