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“Comfortable, quiet and great location” 4 of 5 stars
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Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 - 3 Episcopiei St | District 1, Bucharest 010292, Romania   |  
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Rockville, MD
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“Comfortable, quiet and great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

I recently traveled to Bucharest for a two-week business trip and stayed at the Athenee Palace Hilton. It was a great experience. The location is great -- it's a short walk to the old part of town with several good restaurants nearby. The staff was very courteous and professional. When needed, the concierge or door staff would call for cabs -- a sure way not to get ripped off as they call only reliable companies and will talk directly to the drivers for you. The amenities in the room are great -- I don't have any special status with Hilton but had a lovely, large room with everything I could possibly need. One of my favorite things about this hotel is that it has a beautiful restaurant patio where you can enjoy drinks, a leisurely dinner, and even breakfast if the weather is good. There's a 24-hour workout room in the basement that I used almost daily. It's small, but well equipped. A colleague used the spa services to get her nails done and had a great experience.

I only have two minor complaints about this hotel. First, the bed was rock hard. I've heard this is common with Hiltons. Second, the wi-fi was not great. Surfing the net was no problem, but my Skype calls home would sometimes drop or freeze up for a minute or two.

Despite those two minor complaints, if I return to Bucharest I wouldn't think of staying anywhere else.

Tip - the concierge helped my group arrange an overnight tour to Transylvania. It was really good and reasonably priced. This is a beautiful country -- one that many Americans don't think about for vacation, but there's a lot to do and see. Everyone in my group absolutely fell in love with the place.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hilton_Bucharest, General Manager at Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest, responded to this review, July 19, 2012
Thank you very much for this wonderful review of your stay with us. I am very happy you appreciated everything that our hotel has to offer to its guests, from the central location and good amenities to our friendly staff. Also, it gives me great pleasure to see that you were impressed with out hotel but also with the beauty of Romania.

I am delighted to advise you that we will be installing mattress toppers in the coming weeks in all of our rooms to further improve our guest’s comfort. We have recently increased our internet bandwidth and hope that this will be of a satisfactory level during your next visit.
We hope you will come back soon, so you can have another pleasant stay at the Athenee Palace Hilton and take advantage of our central location and discover more of what Bucharest has to offer.

Kind regards,
Linda Griffin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

We stayed here on our first night in Bucharest. It was very nice and clean. It's a historic building too, with a nice outdoor space with a bar/restaurant area, also an inside restaurant and bar that's quite nice. There's a casino as well. While the breakfast is delicious, it was definitely the most expensive part of our stay. I recommend this hotel to stay. It was very well priced, though it's definitely a business hotel.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hilton_Bucharest, General Manager at Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest, responded to this review, July 19, 2012
Thank you for the time you took to review your stay with us. Indeed, we are very proud of the way we have preserved this building with such an enchanting and long history behind it. I hope you will visit us again soon and that you will stay longer and take advantage of our location in the heart of the city.

Kind regards,
Linda Griffin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

this historical building, located right on Calea Victoriei, within a short walking distacne fron the Atheneaum and the national gallery is a great 5 star hotel. though the building goes back to 1914 or something, it is modern, renovated a gives a feeling of sheer luxury. the rooms are spacious and comfortable, the SPA, gym and pool are perfectly maintained, great breakfast and very good hotel restaurant for dinner if you're on business and too tired to hit the city again after a long working day. the staff is excellent everywhere, the fron dest, room service, spa and the waiting staff, everyone is friendly and willing to do everything necessary. internet is NOT FREE but works fine. don't hesitate, great hotel.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hilton_Bucharest, General Manager at Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest, responded to this review, July 19, 2012
Thank you for your kind review. Indeed, our central location is ideal. Next time you visit us, you should have a drink on the executive lounge terrace, which overlooks the Romanian Atheneum and the Revolution square. It gives me great pleasure to see you enjoyed your stay and that we managed to deliver the high quality services all of our guests deserve. I will pass on your kind comments to my colleagues and I hope we will welcome you back soon.

Kind regards,
Linda Griffin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

On my first visit to Bucharest, this proved to be an excellent base. It's centrally located, with very comfortable accomodation and extremely helpful and pleasant staff. The hotel is within walking distance of many landmarks, and the concierge and front desk staff will make recommendations and provide maps and advice. Rooms are a good size, with fast and reliable internet, tea and coffee-making facilities, and a nicely-outfitted bathroom with a very decent hairdryer. The breakfast buffet was excellent, featuring healthy options and some lovely seasonal fresh fruit including cherries, apricots and peaches - much appreciated! A warm recommendation for the Athenee Palace.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hilton_Bucharest, General Manager at Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest, responded to this review, July 19, 2012
Thank you very much for your kind review and positive feedback. It is always a delight to see we manage to provide our guests the best amenities and the highest quality services that they deserve. Indeed, we are very proud of our healthy and rich breakfast offer and I am very happy you appreciated it.

We hope you will visit us again soon.

Kind regards,
Linda Griffin
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

This is a great hotel with an excellent location, good restaurant/ cafe and a nice (but noisy) terrace in the summer; however worth pointing out that, this is not for families with children, not a lot to do for children in the hotel and in fact not a lot of 'child friendly activities' in the area.

Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Hilton_Bucharest, General Manager at Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest, responded to this review, July 19, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to offer us your valuable feedback. I am happy you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the food and services our outlets offer. I have noted your feedback regarding the children activities and hope you were able to take advantage of the swimming pool and local park near.

Kind regards,
Linda Griffin
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Reading, Berks
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

An excellent hotel with a fascinating past, built in 1912 in a fashionable part of the city, near the concert hall, art gallery and a handful of interesting restaurants.

Breakfasts are outstanding, even including honey on the comb, and in summer can be taken outside on the patio with background classical music. Rooms are comfortable, personal message on TV upon arrival, and reasonably spacious with the usual amenities BUT why oh why do they charge for WIFI when all the cheaper hotels in Romania or even Honduras or Nicaragua can manage to provide it free. Even the Hilton in Sibiu 300 kilomerters away provide it free.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hilton_Bucharest, General Manager at Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest, responded to this review, July 19, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay with us and for your positive feedback. It makes me very happy to read you have enjoyed your visit at the Athenee Palace Hilton and that you appreciated our exquisite breakfast. As for the internet, next time you visit us please ask for an internet card that you can use for free WiFi in any of our outlets: Roberto’s, Roberto’s on La Strada, Café Athenee and the English Bar.

We hope to see you back soon.

Kind regards,
Linda Griffin
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

We stayed for two nights at the completion of a river trip from Budapest to Bucharest. The room we had was spacious and well appointed. The bed was large and comfortable. Staff were friendly and helpful and room service excellent. Buffet breakfast offered a wide range of tasty food in a relaxed atmosphere (choice of indoor or outdoor dining). The hotel is in a good location culturally and historically. Many restaurants nearby as well. A good base for longer stays and exploring the city.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hilton_Bucharest, General Manager at Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest, responded to this review, July 19, 2012
Thank you for your kind review. I am delighted to know you enjoyed your stay and appreciated both the quality of our services and our central location. I hope we will welcome you back soon and that this time you will try our Italian restaurant, Roberto’s.

Kind regards,
Linda Griffin
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Address: 1 - 3 Episcopiei St | District 1, Bucharest 010292, Romania
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Location: Romania > Bucharest
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Bucharest
#6 Family Hotel in Bucharest
#6 Romantic Hotel in Bucharest
#7 Luxury Hotel in Bucharest
#8 Business Hotel in Bucharest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest 5*
Number of rooms: 272
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Explore Bucharest from the historic Athenee Palace Hilton Buchrest hotel, built in 1914 and set in the heart of the city. At the Hilton Athenee Palace Bucharest hotel you can enjoy local attractions including the Romanian Athenaeum and the former Royal Palace. Theatres, shops and cafes are all located within walking distance. All Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest hotel rooms have wireless internet access. Upgrade to a Hilton Room Plus or choose an Executive Room for Executive Lounge access. Enjoy the heated indoor pool, Jacuzzi and well-equipped gym or indulge in a luxurious treatment in the hotel's beauty center. Spend the evening in our onsite casino or dine in one of 3 restaurants. The English Bar offers a large selection of whiskies. Feast on authentic Italian delights in Roberto's restaurant.Just minutes' drive from Henri Coanda Airport, the Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest hotel has 11 meeting rooms for up to 400 guests. The Le Diplomate Ballroom is an UNESCO heritage monument and the setting for international events. Take in magnificent views over the Revolution Square and the Athenaeum from the fifth floor balcony in the Executive Lounge. ... more   less 
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