Dacia Hotel, originally Pannonia Hotel (in Hungarian: Pannónia Szálló) located in Satu Mare (in Hungarian: Szatmárnémeti), present-day Romania, was built at the beginning of the 20th century, on the site of the previous town hall. The façade, generously embellished with plant motifs, is made from enamelled ceramic.

Dacia Hotel
Hotel Dacia, Satu Mare Romania 1.JPG
General information
LocationSatu Mare, Romania
OwnerTamás Leisztinger [hu]
Roof25 m (82 ft)
Technical details
Floor count3

The building was built in 1902 in Hungarian Secession style, based on plans drawn by architects Zoltán Bálint and Lajos Frommer. Initially named the Pannonia Hotel, it was renamed the Dacia Hotel after the Union of Transylvania with Romania in the wake of World War I. Being the most beautiful hotel in the city, notables such as Liviu Rebreanu, Mihail Sadoveanu, Nicolae Iorga, and Octavian Goga stayed here.[1]

The hotel was nationalized by Communist Romania after World War II, and privatized in 1995, after the Romanian Revolution of 1989. In 2007, the Dacia Hotel was bought by Vasile Țânțaș for 1.7 million Euros. After being abandoned for years, the property was purchased in 2018 by Tamás Leisztinger [hu], a Hungarian investor close to the Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orbán[2]


  1. ^ "Hotelul Dacia din Satu Mare, un simbol arhitectural, în cea mai grea perioadă a existenței sale". Historia (in Romanian). Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  2. ^ Izabela Jurasko (18 January 2018). "După ce statul român l-a lăsat în paragină ani de zile, Hotelul Dacia a fost cumpărat de un investitor maghiar" (in Romanian). Digi24. Retrieved 15 November 2021.