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Today it's an early start to walk to the Main Train Station to catch the bus for our 9.20am flight to Bucharest, after 1hr 25 min and allowing a 1 hour ahead time difference we arrive at 12.20pm. Our paid private transfer was a no show so we had to catch a dodgy taxi to the hotel, he told me 26 euro before we left the airport and even after giving …
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... m. for us) and we wanted to wake up around 3:30-4 a.m. and check the score and try to watch it.
It was about 3:34 a.m. when I felt Shelby poke me and say, "Cassie! It's almost halftime and it's tied, 21-21!!" I felt like it was Christmas morning haha I got out of my bed and we laid in her bed together and checked the score constantly because we weren't able to watch it in Romania. Around 6 a.m. we checked the final score and found out WVU won..I didn't brag ...
The National Parliament is the largest administrative building in Europe and the second in the world (after The Pentagon), and was built between 1984 and 1989. It has approximately 1,100 rooms, extensive use of marble, crystal and wood from the various parts of Romania; there is only one way to describe it – completely over the top!
Among the other sights of Bucharest, my favourite was ...
... that the guide told us- there is a massive government building built in the middle of town, second biggest government building behind the Pentagon, but the dictator died before it was finished and so couldn’t give the first speech from the balcony. The person that has this claim is Michael Jackson, but he upset the people with his first words "Hello Budapest” (instead of hello Bucharest).
Love you and miss you all ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsInterContinental Bucharest
Nice hotel in a good area.
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Historical Traveler Reviews InterContinental Bucharest
Je suis revenu à Bucarest, pour affaires, 17 ans après, avec une réservation faite par notre agent de voyage. Je connaissais cet hôtel depuis mon enfance et je m'attendais à ce qu'il ne soit qu'un souvenir grisâtre de l'époque communiste.
Have been using this hotel for about 18 months now and have seen big changes. We often visit Romania as my Fiancee is Romanian and we always manage to bolt on a one or two night stay here before flying back to the UK.
I stayed for 2 nights in February 2007 in the IC.
Stayed for 2 nights on business Nov 2006.
The hotel itself is clean and the rooms are well appointed. It is "really" in the center of the city -beware of many that say they are.....the restaurants are limited within the hotel and although the breakfast if fairly decent there is usually an event going on over the weekend and therefore the limited choice gets even more limited.
From experience I can tell you this is the best hotel to stay in Bucharest for 130 euros a night .... the rooms are great, service very good, the pool has a fantastic view, the breakfast is quite good too.
Average biz hotel with glitches...
stayed just one night for biz.
while everything seems top some details lack attention:
- room not cleaned thouroughly
- checkin clerk not attentive
- breakfast not five star (e.g. only one sort of bread)
in general, the area is between central main streets; so get a more quiet room on the 20th floor
We stayed 3 nights 18-21 March 2005, taking advantage of a voucher for a free weekend given to regular guests under the group's Priority Club fidelity programme. The hotel is a skyscraper in the University district in the City Centre - well situated for seeing the Ceaucescu Palace and for the shopping streets. It is the penultimate stop on the 783 bus (fare EUR 0.60!) from the Airport. The hotel has a spacious rather grand foyer. Friendly staff. The ground floor brasserie serves also breakfast. Buffet style is included in room price. The top floor restaurant was closed for refurbishing during our visit, though there were no signs to that effect. Our 19th floor bedroom was spacious, with two comfortable beds. Each room has a balcony. Bathroom fully tiled and well equipped with toiletries, toothpaste etc. There is an hexagonal pool on the 22nd floor open from 0600 daily. Again friendly staff. The business centre on the ground floor was closed Saturday and Sunday but open on demand to the Concierge. Internet access was a hefty EUR 10 per hour (local cyber cafes were charging 10% of that). We could not fault the hotel quality and it is definitely 5 star. We would stay again
The Intercontinental is what you expect from a 5-star hotel. I just spent 25 nights there and being there for such an extended time had given me enough time to find only minor faults. It IS the center of the city, so I found my rental car sitting in the parking for several days without moving. I also feel the hotel has not been overly "westernized" like some others that are geared more for the business traveler. All top of the line food and service in the restaurant. The breakfast buffet, which was included in my nightly rate, was very good with a great variety. Several types of eggs, meats, cold cuts, cheeses , breads, pastries, cereals,fruits, etc. The view from my 14th floor was full of activity and captured the heart of the city. Lights at night and traffic during the day! The area in front of the National Theater also was sometimes used for various promotions and activities. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.
As IC hotel should be
I've been there for one night, 25.05.2004.
The hotel is as you would expect from 5 star IC hotel. From the outside it looks quite old and not very modern or clean, but inside everything is pretty ok. The room was big and clean, staff very helpful, food deliciuos, swimming pool nice (but rather small).
The view from the hotel is pretty magnificent as the hotel stands in the middle of the city and there are no other buildings that would get in the way.
Overall - good choice.