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Thursday July 10th 2014
*We set off early to avoid the rain that is forecast later in the day. We wish to make the most of the scenery of the Transfagarasan road..
*Cartisoara is the ideal stopping place if you wish to drive the Transfagarasan in a North/ South direction and at the beginning of the day …
After a rather noisy night sleep, we started off the day with a good breakfast and a visit to Tineretului park, its lovely theme park, and the Bellu Catholic cemetery.We then returned to the hotel, freshened ourselves up and went on a private tour to the Romanian Athenaeum, which is a wonderful concert hall.We then continued to Herăstrău …
- We landed into a curtain of clouds to discover A summer rainstorm hit Bucharest last night.
- It was 20 degrees all day long but with nearly 100% humidity... .
- Check in at the hotel was a breeze and our suite is sweet. :-)
- We spent half the day touring mostly the old town, its parks and churches and the rest of …
Our plan was to split the day into three different parts today.
We started it off with a nice breakfast at the hotel.
After that, we took the Metro to the Jewish quarter and visited 3 synagogues (at one of which we got a private tour by the synagogue's Gabai, which was absolutely lovely).
We then went to do some groceries shopping at …
Today, we went to walk in Carol park at -22 degrees wind-chill.
It was surreal - all white, a bit slippery, VERY cold, yet absolutely stunning.
We walked along the park until we reached the huge monument, where we got warm by the eternal fire.
We then took a taxi to another part of the city, where we walked next to several beautiful …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsInterContinental Bucharest
Nice hotel in a good area.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
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.