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Howard Johnson Grand Plaza Hotel Bucharest

#32 of 161 Hotels in Bucharest
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4.0 of 5
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Ranked #32 of 161 Hotels in Bucharest
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a pleasant experience. Only 2 lifts available in an 18 storey hotel with nearly 300 rooms - totally inadequate. Lucky we were on the 3rd floor and could walk. Booked a double room and got a twin room. Air conditioning inadequate and no opening windows. Had a set dinner in a group - 75 minute wait between first and... More 

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Anda M, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Grand Plaza Hotel Bucharest, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We are very sorry about your disappointing experience and would like to assure you that these are not our usual standards. We hope we will have the chance to restore your faith into our hotel and its facilities and we are looking forward to your next visit. Kind... More 

Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed 2 nights as part of a river cruise in late April. We were given a room at the end of a corridor facing the road overlooking the main entrance. Expected a lot of noise from outside, but thankfully there was very little. Room could definitely do with a bit of tlc. And the airconditioning was... More 

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Anda M, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Grand Plaza Hotel Bucharest, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for taking the time to inform us about your experience with the HoJo Hotel in Bucharest. The information you have provided is essential for us to continuously improve our performance. All the given information enables us to continue to enhance and fine-tune the quality of the service expected by the demanding business... More 

Telford, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here in April as part of a river cruise holiday and whilst the staff were very helpful and the hotel is reasonably conveniently placed for visiting the main sights, the huge drawback is the very unreliable air conditioning. Guests have no option to just open a window, they are all sealed. We had a room at 26C, could... More 

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Anda M, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Grand Plaza Hotel Bucharest, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We kindly thank you for your review. And please, accept our apologize for the inconvenience that we might have caused you during your recent stay. Due to the very sudden change of temperature in Bucharest in the last week, the heating system was turned up in order to reach an optimal temperature throughout the entire hotel. I assure... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent two nights 25th & 26th April. Reception staff absolutely brilliant Room looks tired. Bed very comfortable Air conditioning in room, not able to cope with outside air temp of 26C Outer skin of room double glazed window big crack. Only two of three lifts working. Lifts can't coped with arrival of 200 people at once Breakfast OK but not... More 

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Anda M, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Grand Plaza Hotel Bucharest, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Please allow us to thank you for sharing your feedback with the Travel Advisors community. As you probably noticed, we are in a full reconversion process and hope that on your next visit to find your experience with us a truly unforgettable one. Kind regards Daniel Ben-Yehuda General Manager More 

Haifa District, Israel
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited for the second time. First was on 2013. As two years ago, the service is flawless, the food is very good and the room was very comfortable. Too bad that we didn't know in advance that they are renovating... The air condition didn't work properly and one elevator was out of order. I hope to visit again when they... More 

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Anda M, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Grand Plaza Hotel Bucharest, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for taking the time to write such nice review. Indeed we are under renovation and we hope that on your next visit you will be as happy as you were up to now with our hotel and facilities. Looking forward to welcoming you again. Kind regards Daniel Ben-Yehuda General Manager More 

Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The hotel is part of a world wide chain, so not very originally styled, but it is all right. Good soundproof rooms, clean & comfortable, good varied breakfast (except for the loud music...). Good location too, although at a busy crossing. Good restaurant. Great helpful staff.

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Anda M, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Grand Plaza Hotel Bucharest, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing the Howard Johnson Hotel for accomodation and for posting a review. Your words represents our driving engine while we are trying to satisfy our guests' needs and expectations. We hope to remain your Bucharest' first choice. Kind regards Daniel Ben-Yehuda General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

It's always a pleasure to stay at Howard Johnson Hotel in Bucarest. It's one of the best hotel I have ever been! Thanks for the kindness of all your staff, the good food, the conforta le and always cleaned rooms, for the silence during the day and, above all, during the night.

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Dear Guest, We thank you, first for being our guest and second for your very nice words of appreciation. We will always looking forward to your return. Kind regards Daniel Ben-Yehuda General Manager More 

Tokyo, Japan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

Location is fairly good and it's a nice modern hotel. Can't understand why the rooms are so dark, put a ceiling rose in the room! Read so reviews that said it was hot inside and it was too warm in the rooms and the hotel in general. The worst point has to be the water bottles in the room cost... More 

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Anda M, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Grand Plaza Hotel Bucharest, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Let me take this opportunity to thank you for choosing the Howard Johnson Grand Plaza hotel for your Romanian visit and for taking the time to share your opinions on Tripadvisor, which greatly assist us in improving the quality of our services. Your comfort is our highest mission and we are doing everything to continue our high level... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This hotel is close to the center, you can get by foot to the center of bucharest. around is a lot of restaurants, shops, clubs, pubs. the rooms are medium size to big, nice furniture, good breakfast with international dishes cooked there on the spot for you. inside the hotel is a casino but this is not disturbing the clients... More 

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Anda M, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Grand Plaza Hotel Bucharest, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for choosing the Howard Johnson Hotel as your accomodation place and for taking the time to describe your experience. We hope to be your first choice everytime you will be in town. Looking forward to hearing from you. Kind regards Daniel Ben-Yehuda General Manager More 

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83 reviews 83 reviews
43 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I spent a week here for a work trip and found the hotel to be a modern, comfortable place to stay with the added bonus that the staff are brilliant. They were always helpful, polite and professional. The rooms are large and comfortable with modern facilities and the breakfast was the highlight of my day. A huge range of fresh,... More 

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Anda M, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Grand Plaza Hotel Bucharest, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for staying with us and for writing such nice review. We hope that it will be helpful for all travelers which will find in our facility everything they need while on visit in Bucharest. Looking forward to welcoming you again. Kind regards Daniel Ben-Yehuda General Manager More 

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