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Today Is the biggest day of my life! I am starting on a great adventure in the Buila Vanturarita National Park. How I managed to fit so much in one day I will never know. The National Park is full on forests, caves and even open plains. With a temperature of -2 degrees of coarse it is snowing which made today so much harder. For school tour groups I would have to advise that you are either fit or ...
... era ended at the end of 1989. Tear it down or finish it? The Romanians opted to finish it as it was too expensive to demolish. Ceausescu gave his last speech from the balcony here in December of 1989 before he and his wife took off in a helicopter. Military forces tricked him into landing in Romania. A hasty trial was pulled together right then and he and his wife were executed by firing squad on 25 Dec 1989. Romania was ...
... to those who died.
I returned to my hotel at just before 6 PM and snuck in a 1/2 liter of diet coke and a bottle of Ursus beer then rested in my room. I retired at 9:30 as I had a wake-up call for 2:30 AM since my flight was due for departure at 6 AM. Upon waking and taking a quick shower, I took a legitimate taxi (ordered by the hotel) to the Otopeni Airport, thus ending my ROMANIAN ADVENTURE 2011.
La revedere and mersi - Goodbye and thanks!
... lunch we were caught in the rain up the side of the valley which allowed us the time to take some lovely photos over the city’s old town, with the Hollywood style BRASOV sign in the background. All this time Linton should have been spending getting his back wheel fixed in preparation for tomorrow’s mountain climb, but oh no....”I literally can’t be f@#*!d to do it today, I’ll do it early tomorrow morning, it’s not an issue”!
... I went to Romania over packed. I had two suitcases full and weighed almost 50 pounds each.
5:00 AM, I walked down the apartment to the Metro station and walked down those stairs...one...bag...at a time. I picked up one bad and walked down, went back up the stairs and walked back down with my other luggage. All at once, I was making sure that no one runs away with my other luggage. I broke out a sweat at 5 am.
Fortunately, there was a nice man who helped me carry ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAthenee Palace Hilton Bucharest
I can always count on Hilton, but the service at the Athenee Hilton in Bucharest as exceptional. From the airport pick up, to Daniel at the concierge desk..everyone went out of their way to ensure I had a pleasant stay. Anderson, at the front door always greeted me with a smile and all of my questions were always answered promptly. The location can't be beat. A short walk to Old City and a a number of parks. I can't recommend highly enough.
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Well located, nice lobby, the rooms a little worn looking. We stayed as the last night of a Danube cruise, otherwise I would have made a different choice. Feels like it is set up for large tour groups.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest
Posizione eccellente, servizio e camera abbastanza buoni
Questo hotel è sicuramente nella posizione migliore di Bucharest ed è anche piuttosto nuovo. Eravamo in una camera standard al costo di 160 E a otte nella sezione più nuova che era stata costruita nell'hotel originale che diventò Hilton. La camera era pulita, ma potevamo pulirla anche noi, e anche il bagno, ed era una bella cosa, anche se era tutto già ordinato. Ci avevano anche fatto trovare un vassoio con degli snacks nella camera, quando siamo arrivati. La colazione era eccellente! L'English Bar è ottimo per un drink e il cibo era piuttosto buono. Non abbiamo mangiato qui in questa vacanza ma alla Brasserie c'era una bella atmosfera. Nel complesso è stata una bella esperienza.
An excellent Hilton
My wife and I plus my mother stayed here for one night at the end of our Romanian trip in October. What can one say: brilliant room over looking the main square, large and really comfortable. The girl who looked after it (cleaned etc) couldn't have been more charming. Really comfortable bed. The front desk was very efficient. The breakfast was superb with a massive choice of hot and cold dishes. Would very definitely stay again!
Un Hilton eccellente
Io, mia moglie e mia madre siamo stati qui per una notte alla fine di una vacanza in Romania ad Ottobre. Cosa si può dire: La camera era bella e si affacciava sulla piazza principale, era grande e davvero molto comoda. La ragazza che si occupava delle pulizie non poteva essere più carina e gentile. Il letto era comodissimo. Il front desk era molto efficiente. La colazione era superba e c'era una vastissima scelta di piatti caldi e freddi. Ci torneremo senza dubbi!
Great hotel, good restaurants, friendly staff
Stayed at the Hilton for 2 nights during a business trip to Bucharest in July.
Was pleasantly surprised by the very good quality of this hotel (have found Hilton hotels very hit/miss in the past but his is definitely a good one).
Nice location near to the Opera House. Plenty of parking for those driving. Easy access to taxis and/or hotel transport to/from the airport. (Leave in plenty of time for return flights... especially during the rush hour as traffic can be very heavy with numerous delays / roadworks around the city).
Hotel room was spacious and very clean with all the expected facilities including business desk, high speed internet access (payable on daily rate at front desk), tv, radio, lovely comfortable bed with an abundance of soft pillows and marble bathroom containing shower over bath, sink, toilet, telephone and complimentary toiletries.
The breakfast buffet was excellent with a variety of hot/cold dishes available. Every taste catered for and recommendations for those requiring low fat/ vegetarian options were supplied on each table.
We ate in the hotel restaurant twice during our stay. Once, on the terrace, for lunch. Portions were large, filling and extremely tasty plus reasonably priced. The restaurant just inside from the terrace was also excellent. The staff were very friendly and helpful (even teaching us a sprinkling of Romanian) during the evening.
The "typical English pub" (sorry I forget the name) was more like a drinking man's Club populated with ageing business men but had a nice atmostphere. Staff here were also very friendly and helpful. I'd recommend the cocktails as a pre-dinner or post dinner treat. Good value and served with a supply of nuts/snacks.
All in all a very pleasant stay in a good quality hotel. Definitely would go back there if in Romania again.
IMy room on the executive floor was nice and it had a comfortable bed, the bathroom being well-maintained with Carven toiletries. The staff at the reception or at Robertos (a restaurant) was extremely friendly. At Robertos a typical Hilton buffet breakfast is served with a great variety of pastries, meats, cheese, yoghurts, cereals, fruits and eggs cooked to order.
The pool was large enough for a few lengths with maximum four swimmers. People from outside could enter but it was not crowded. In the morning I was even alone.
I arrived from the Otopeni airport by bus # 783, 5 Lev roundtrip. It is more than 15 km to the city center. I got off at the Piata Romana and walked less than 10 minutes to the hotel.
Stayed at the Athenee Palace Hotel for three nights in April. When arrived at 11:30 at night, quick check in but no assistance with luggage was offered -- this was the only drawback. Very clean spacious room. Very centrally located -- the Art Museum is located on the same square; the old town is 10 minute walk. 24-hour room service -- a little pricey relative to everything else in Romania, but good quality. American breakfast was pretty good too. Several shops and the tourist agency is located on the 2nd floor of the hotel. Also, an ATM machine is right there. When departed to the airport, the hotel arranged the transportation -- took 15 minutes -- the driver was a little crazy, going at times too fast, but very convenient at 30 Euros. All in all, a great experience. I would certainly come back.
Very very wonderful Hotel
Stayed here 6 nights on business. The rooms are huge and have nice balconys. Buffet breakfast is great and the health spa is wonderful. Perfect location and there are really great resturants in the streets behind the Hilton. Highly recommended. Bucuresti is a great city and i wished i could live there fulltime.
A wonderful hotel
This hotel provides wonderful service.The rooms are excellent and spacious with large comfortable beds,thick curtains keping out light and ading sleep.
The staff are attentive and all multi lingual,and those running the English Bar and Roberto's Restaurant within the hotel were as good as I have experienced on my travels.
I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough.
Not the spy haunt it used to be
The obvious allure of this hotel is the history behind the building. This place was the scene of "The Balkan Trilogy", an earlier twentieth century spy novel. Later, the entire floor was occupied by the Securitate, the communist era secret police. Boy, a lot has changed. The legendary English Bar was full of loud Americans talking on ear cell phones. I did belly up to the bar, however, and after a while I met an interesting gay couple that live in Bucharest (one was Mexican and one was Romanian) who worked in the local fashion industry. The rooms are clean and very European feeling, which is more that I can say for some other places in the Balkans. The staff is very professional if a bit cool. In Romania, a bit of paranoia lives on, so some wierd things are to be expected, but all in all, this is a place that, if you like history, you must stay. I agree with the earlier that security was tight, but I enjoyed that as every taxi driver doubles as a pimp in Bucharest. PS If you take a taxi, have the Hilton call it for you rather than hailing one yourself. (It was $0.60 compared to $4.00 for the same ride)
No girls allowed without i.d.
no girls allowed in rooms without passport/id.very strict.unpleasant 'security'.