Where to Stay in Bucharest – Best Neighborhoods and Hotels
Best Place To Stay in Bucharest
If you are looking for hotel recommendations and tips on where to stay in Bucharest, you have come to the right place. I recently visited Bucharest and spend a little over a week in the Romanian Capital. Here are my tips and recommendations.
Where to Stay in Bucharest – Old Town
Most sights of Bucharest are located in and around the Old Town area that is very walkable and you can explore by foot. If you are visiting Bucharest for the first time and want to see the main attractions and explore the local nightlife, I highly recommend Bucharest Old Town.
The Bucharest Old Town neighborhood is quite famous for its lively nightlife, so most hotels I recommend are just outside of the actual neighborhood. This will allow you to explore and enjoy the area, but also get a good nights rest and quiet time.
Best Hotels in Bucharest
The Radisson Blu Bucharest was my absolute favorite. I really liked the modern, sleek design, perfect location, and the amenities of this 5 Star Hotel in Bucharest.
The pool at the Radisson Blue Bucharest is stunning, almost like a tropical oasis in the middle of the city – including Tiki Bar and lots of lounge spaces to hang out and enjoy yourself in the sun, read a book and ply in the water. City trips can be quite tiring, but just 1 hour in the pool can make you feel like you were swept away to some lush island and relaxation is almost instant.
The rooms are modern and elegant, perfect for tourists and business travelers alike. I recommend upgrading to the Business Class Room because it comes with a Nespresso coffee maker and the most scrumptious breakfast buffet. From fresh Omelettes and eggs any style to fresh fruits and vegetables, delectable cheeses and smoked fish, Balkan style treats and flaky pastries, this breakfast buffet at the Radisson was by far the best I had in Romania!
The Atheene Hilton is another great choice if you are looking for a 5 Star Hotel in Bucharest, but if you prefer more traditional elegance with a lot of history. The hotel is over 100 years old, and while obviously its amenities and comforts are to today’s standards, the Atheene has character and flair that just gives a very unique atmosphere compared to a modern hotel.
The service is impeccable and their Executive rooms are extra spacious – the largest non-suite hotel room I have ever stayed in, which is impressive for a city hotel.
Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to try their breakfast, but if you book an Executive Room, you have access to the Executive Lounge on the 5th floor, which gives you incredible views over the city, free drinks and a selection of appetizers and snacks that can easily substitute a full meal.
While I only visited this hotel and did not stay here overnight, I can still recommend this 5 Star Hotel in Bucharest. Why? Because I spend a few hours in their incredible spa and this alone makes a stay here worthwhile. Located on the 7th floor, the Spa overlooks the whole city. Relax and spoil yourself a little while enjoying the view of the buzzing city below you.
The buffet-style lunch also offers something for every taste and fuels you up nicely for your adventures around the city.
If you like a sleek and modern design, with some pops of color, the K+K Hotel might be a good choice for you. The location could not be better. Just across the street from a Metro stop and less than 5 minutes from the Old Town, makes this hotel the perfect place to explore the city, enjoy the nightlife, but still get a restful night.
If you want to mix in some rest and relaxation before, during or after exploring Bucharest, the Orhideea Residence & Spa might be a great choice for you. They have a stunning spa, including pool, sauna, and Turkish steam bath. Usually, city-trips can be quite exhausting, but if you stay at this hotel, you can make some time for some much-needed R&R.
The hotel is located about halfway between Bucharest Old Town and Lakul Morii, a beautiful lake that you can explore on foot or by boat. The Metro is also close by, so even though you are a bit away from the hustle of the main tourist sights, you can explore a more authentic side of Bucharest and enjoy it at a slower pace.
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