JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel
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We made it. Our 747 landed at Bucharest. Everyone in cattle car deplaned through the front doors. Of course, this is make certain everyone saw the business and first class seating areas. The nice, wide seats that fold into a flat bed. The thick, warm blankets with extra pillows. The large video screens at every seat. The real glasses filled with …
Upon landing in Bucharest, we immediately noticed the white color all over the place.
The country was under a heavy snow storm earlier this week.
We landed into -14 degrees (feels like -21 degrees) and headed to our hotel, using a sort of decent taxi (kinda rare in Bucharest).
We arrived to the hotel and were upgraded twice due to our …
... of the still recovering city. Time seemed to disappear very fast as we admired the interesting mix of medieval, Parisian, and communist architecture found throughout the city. Besides the humbling experience of standing in front of the world’s second largest building, we would say that visiting the area around the university, Piata Universitatii, where the fiercest fighting of the1989 revolution took place, was the most memorable and moving. While ...
... castle was amazing, it was built in the late 19th Century and it's a crazy showcase of different styles from around the world. Transylvania is very beautiful. We stayed in a campsite near Bucharest airport for a couple of days and today we had the day off to go into the city. There's plenty of lovely old and battered buildings around in amoungst the depressing apartment blocks. We went to see the Parliamentary Palace which is one of the largest buildings in ...
... 10 minutes for some reason and making me move to let them through. I was getting rather peeved about it all. I decided to walk from the train station. The guide book suggested not getting a taxi because they all way overcharge.. they have been known to charge $150 for a 10 minute ride and then start getting nasty if you refuse to pay. The only problem is that I set off in the wrong direction. I'm normally really good with maps but soemthing happened to me this ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel
Great Stay in Romania
I stayed in this hotel for 3 nights in November 2005 and was lucky enough to get an executive room on the 7th floor. This gives you access to the executive lounge onthe 8th floor, which offers free food and drinks during the day as well as access to the internet. The room itself was very comfortable, clean and perfectly modern. Service was great throughout and I even tried the gym and pool. This wasn't very intimate as people from outside the hotel can also access the gym like a health club, so it was quite noisy and not very relaxing. All in all it was a very positive experience and definitely one of the best hotels if not the best hotel in Bucharest.
Having learned that this was the only JW Marriott in continental Europe (which is supposed to be the ultimate standard in service excellence), I understandably had a great deal of expectations.
Excellent hotel. Inconvenient location.
Although every aspect of the hotel and its staff was marvelous, the location is inconvenient. There is little of interest to see in the immediate vicinity. Cab rides are very cheap, but I prefer a location that is an easy walk from central attractions.
Just completing my third week at the Grand Marriott on business. Have found the staff as expected to be very proffessional and responsive to any requests. The only things that you will find throughout Bucharest and not just at the Marriott is that service can be quite slow when having dinner. Allow at least 3 hours (2 courses) if you are dining with others. Otherwise if you are in a hurry then stick to room service. Little touches like 'At your service' button on the phones mean you don't have to look up many different numbers for housekeeping, room service etc as it can all be done through one operator.
Without a doubt, one of the best hotels I have ever visited. Was there for only three nights but can't wait to return. The staff members are wonderful and the rooms are great. What a view of the Palace from my corner room on the northeast side of the hotel! Ask for a for a corner room!! The gym is outstanding and a great price for a massage!! There is a great little supermarket just down on 17th September Street, across from the "Palace". Easy to purchase "goodies" for the room to save some money. There are also several little "Patio" restaurants across the street and to your right with OK service. However, the sports bar at the hotel is reasonable and has great service. Other than the fact that the hotel is about a 20 minute walk to the center of the city, I highly recommend this hotel. That "problem" did not bother me at all, especially when I got to the "center" of the city. When going to Bucharest, stay at this property if you really want to have first-class service at a reasonable price.
What a hotel
This is right next to the Palatul Parlamentului, which is the world second largest building. J.W. Marriorr Bucharest is indeed situated next to a fitting neighbor, as it is indeed one of the finest hotel I have stayed in in Europe/Asia/North America. First off, the building is awesome. Secondly, the staff is amazing. When I checked in, the bell person gave me an unsolicited 20 minute lesson on Bucharest/Romanian culture/currency. It was a great start to a great stay. Too bad it lasted only 3 days...
The best services in Europe.
one of the best hotels that i had the plesure to stay.
the best staff that i will ever see in my entire life!!!!
I will allways bw an ambasador of this hotel !
An oasis of luxury
A fabulous Grand Hotel, with extremley comfortable rooms and friendly staff. Breakfast Buffett is not cheap but expansive. There is something soothing about eating breakfast whilst a harpist plays a selection of classical tunes.
I loved the place, and can't wait to return.
As a treat, I stayed at the Marriott Grand for one night in September 2003 using my Marriott Rewards points while on vacation. It was a great hotel to recover from jetlag! Nice bathroom with a great tub for a good relaxing soak! This was my third trip to Bucharest and I was impressed by the fancy and well run Marriott. The hotel is definitely geared to American and European Union business travelers and rivals any top flight Marriott in the USA. Everyone speaks English and tries very hard to be professional. It is kind of cute because they are new at this western business world customer service concept.
An absolutely superb hotel...
We stayed at this hotel in August 2003 and can't wait to re-visit in November 2004. It was, quite simply, one of the best hotel experiences we've ever had - and we've had lots! Huge, clean rooms and public spaces, brilliant food and restaurants, health club etc - and wonderful service, with a welcome call just after we'd checked in to see all was well, and a personal letter sent to the UK after our stay... everyone speaks superb English, and nothing was too much trouble. Definitely the best Marriott I've ever stayed in.