Travel Blogs from Bucharest
Thursday 21st June Paris-Bucharest (Romania)
In the morning light can see a general brown smog, with sterile looking land and large water bodies. It is only when the overhead screens finally bring up the flight information, that we see that we are over Germany, and we can see we have done the Over-the-Pole route.
Smooth flight to Bucharest on Tarom got me to the airport ahead of schedule, which meant I had to wait for the driver from the Hotel for about 10 minutes. It was still a good idea to use this service as the taxi company that has a monopoly at the airport would have charged nearly double the EUR15 I paid.
The wide boulevards gets you into …
... train. Interesting this was the first border crossing with barbed wire fences on either side of the train. Then about 30 min later we were woken again as we arrived at Kapikule, and this is the only border stop on this trip where you have to get off the train to buy a visa ($45 euro each) to enter Turkey and then proceed to the border patrol office to have passports stamped. The border guard was quite pleasant and when he noted us to be Aussies and told us ...
... instead of Friday so that we could have time to pack and get ready on friday.
The plane experience was quite interesting. First, I find out that we dont get assigned seating. So when the boarding started it was like a crasy rush. People just made this large crowd instead of a line. We ended up getting seats together so it was good. On the plane they explained everything in English and Romanian only. However, there was no movie and when I asked Ana if we got ...
... Which leads me to a funny note about my dorm living....I live on a floor with all guys. The dorm administrator was being nice by putting me on the first floor where it is cooler but that meant all my neighbors are guys. As it turns out they are very nice helpful and considerate.
Thanks to the guys, specifically Stefan, Gabi, Remus and Vali. Between them they are responsible for connecting me to the internet, helping me find ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
Historical Traveler Reviews Rembrandt Hotel Bucharest
Excellent rooms but not a hotel to impress anybody
Hotel room was very large. Internet worked properly in the room if you had your own PC. Breakfast was very disspointing as it was the little restaurant in the 1st floor.
The hotel lobby does not really reflect the quality of the rooms. Staff was helpful and spoke good English. In summary, a reasonable choice for visiting Bucharest without paying the prices of big hotel chains. Recommendable and would stay there again, avoiding breakfast & hotel restaurant.
Unforgeatble staying at Rembrandt
We are a couple from Spain who had the chance to stay inotel after we read the reviews on Trip Advisor.
We got the room with the balcony, an intimate and lovely room. We also liked the Bistro, a small location but unique.
The staff is young and very friendly willing to help you in any situation.
¡Rembrandt Hotel qué tengas muchos huespedes y mucha suerte en el futuro!
Daniel y Flor
My husband and I spent four nights at the Rembrandt and it was a delightful experience. The hotel business rooms (we did not see their smaller rooms but I would not recommend them since I believe they face an alleyway) were immaculate and beautiful with crisp daily changed linens, an immaculate fresh comforter and a mattress and pillows which made staying in bed an attractive alternative to touring! We did tour,however, even using the Rembrandt's driver for one day out to Sinaia. All 3 of us enjoyed the day and the young man was a wealth of information about his country. We were allowed free access to the internet on the hotel's own computer.....a nice touch which we didn't abuse but which made staying in touch easy. The only downer was that there was no breakfast included but we ate inexpensively around the corner. A not to be missed feature in the area is the "lamp district" which is a block of about 6 lamp stores featuring absolutely exquisite lamps. Alas. We bought one, shlepped it to Israel and back to NJ intact and then I broke it within a day at home. HIghly recommend the Rembrandt!
Cool Hotel at a Hot Price
In a city of expensive hotels, this is a true oasis. Great location. Groovy and hip design... with a clear focus on comfort and convenience. Very clean and modern. Helpful, friendly, young staff. The value for money is excellent for a Bucharest hotel. If you compare rates against the brand-name hotels (Golden Tulip, InterContinental, Hilton, JWMarriott), you will see!
Very nice and comfortable.
Extremely comfortable and well-furnished business rooms, in the best place in Bucharest.
Very clean, very friendly.
Lacks a little bit in the lobby facilities but the rooms are really superb.
Very Charming Hotel in Historic District
The Rembrandt Hotel has a great breakfast and lunch. The staff is very nice, and the location can't be beat.
My girlfriend and I were very impressed with the rooms. They have very nice bathrooms and a great TV.
Big rooms and great service in the historic center
Rembrandt just opened. The staff is friendly and helpfull and the rooms are big and comfortable. Really liked it. Great central location.
Great new hotel
Rembrandt is a new 15 room hotel in the old city centre of Bucharest. The rooms are really wonderfull: spacious, light, great beds, free cable internet, tastefull design. I loved the dvd-player on the room and their in-house dvd collection. Books and cd's are also available. The young staff is really good: friendly, helpfull and professional. A great place for a short weekend trip or to stay during a longer business trip.
Their Klein Bar has a small but varied menu. I had a very tasty Club Salad (the sandwich without the bread ;-)) and a fried banana and chocolate tosti. Very good. They also organise special wine hours with some good Romanian wines.
Peace and planty
This hotel deserves to do well. It has been beatifully (to a very large extent) and carefully refurbished. The rooms are all the business traveller could want - spacious, comfortable, excellent work areas(rather than an apologetic dressing table) i-net connections. And wonderful use of wood - floors and panelling - at last a hotel that does not create the cement dust atmosphere. Sensitive and imaginative lighting in the rooms.
Friendly, but not exciting bar and dining area. An excellent to place to relax, read, meet friends and colleagues and perfectably acceptable if on your own. Certainly a return visit hotel.
Excellent boutique hotel in Bucharest's historical centre. I really liked the intimate atmosphere and stylish contemporary design. Cool rooms . It's really close to the city's best bars restaurants, galleries and antique shops too.