Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest

1 - 3 Episcopiei St, Bucharest, 010292, Romania | 5 star hotel
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A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Athenaeum

A travel blog entry by choyt1427

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Wednesday

Bucharest, Romania turned out to be the pleasant surprise of this trip, though I wouldn't know it until my second day there.

I left Sofia in the early morning hours of July 17th. The cab ride to the airport was quick, and somewhat entertaining, as the music selection of my driver had a heavy early 90s emphasis. Ace of …

Our trip is ending

A travel blog entry by juanitobosque

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July 5th. Last day.
We were politely ushered off the boat very early in the morning. We just had time for our last breakfast (which was not any better than the previous 14 breakfasts), put our suitcases in the passage way and board the buses for Bucharest. As you can see from the downloaded video the dock was rather depressing in its appearance …

An Introduction to Romania

A travel blog entry by christina88

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Our first two days were spent in the capital of Romania: Bucharest. Our first few minutes here, and I already felt the clashing styles of architecture, which could only be a remnant of historical pasts. There were numerous Parisian, communist and medieval overlaps within the architecture just a few minutes walk from our hotel. On our walk down …

Butting Heads at Two Hotels

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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... should have been only minutes from the station but took us close to an hour to find. Three times, we asked people on street if they knew the direction to Hello Hotel. None knew it. Dave's GPS, aided by Google Maps, was directing us over a kilometer away from the action and in what seemed like the wrong direction. Dave called the hotel. The receptionist said “No, we are not far"."Just two minutes from the train station exit. Just ...

W stolicy Rumunii

A travel blog entry by monikak

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... na klientˇw, ze chcą coś zjeść czy wypić), roszczeniowe (odnosząc resztę za posiłek podany jakby "z łaski" potrafią bezczelnie dodać "tips are not included in Romania"), a do tego niektˇre nie odnoszą reszty (jedna jak nam zniknęła z kasą to tyle ja widzieliśmy i o reszcie mogliśmy zapomnieć, policzyła sobie o wiele za duży napiwek).





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    TravelPod Member ReviewsAthenee Palace Hilton Bucharest

    Reviewed by choyt1427

    Spectacular service

    Reviewed Jul 17, 2013
    by (6 reviews) Long Beach , United States Flag of United States

    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.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by juanitobosque

    OK hotel

    Reviewed Jul 5, 2013
    by (4 reviews) Oaxaca , Mexico Flag of Mexico

    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.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest

    Posizione eccellente, servizio e camera abbastanza buoni

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    Questo hotel Ŕ sicuramente nella posizione migliore di Bucharest ed Ŕ anche piuttosto nuovo. Eravamo in una camera standard al costo di 160 E a otte nella sezione pi¨ nuova che era stata costruita nell'hotel originale che divent˛ Hilton. La camera era pulita, ma potevamo pulirla anche noi, e anche il bagno, ed era una bella cosa, anche se era tutto giÓ ordinato. Ci avevano anche fatto trovare un vassoio con degli snacks nella camera, quando siamo arrivati. La colazione era eccellente! L'English Bar Ŕ 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 Ŕ stata una bella esperienza.

    An excellent Hilton

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    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

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    Io, mia moglie e mia madre siamo stati qui per una notte alla fine di una vacanza in Romania ad Ottobre. Cosa si pu˛ 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 pi¨ 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

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    Stayed at the Hilton for 2 nights during a business trip to Bucharest in July.

    Simply perfect

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    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.

    Great Experience

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.

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    no girls allowed in rooms without passport/id.very strict.unpleasant 'security'.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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