We had quite a pleasant stay at Phoenicia Grand Hotel, Bucharest. It is quite a bit out of town, although it is possible to walk to a tube station and catch a tube into town (I do not recommend catching a taxi into town due to traffic).
It is very convenient for Bucharest Baneasa Aurel Vlaicu Airport, which is within walking distance (but probably a bit too far to walk if you are lugging your suitcases). It is also fairly convenient to Bucharest Henri Coanda Otopeni Airport although not within walking distance.
Staff were quite friendly and helpful, and breakfasts (I believe this is generally included in the room rate) were very good - wide range of food including an omelet bar. The restaurants (Italian and Lebanese) were reasonably priced and the quality of food was good. There is also a garage in front of the hotel that sold decent sandwich rolls (the garage also have a mini-restaurant).
One problem we had in various rooms we stayed in was leaking bath tub - every bath tub had a leak, which makes me suspect that the bath drain wasn't properly connected to the drain on the floor. Also sound proofing in the rooms was not too good and we could often hear the people in the next room talking on the telephone or having the TV on.
But overall the rooms were pleasant enough - reasonably sized and clean. It was also nice that they disinfected the bath, loo etc between each guest.
Laundry services were reasonably priced at just over 1 Euro per shirt for ironing, and wash and iron was about 2 Euro per shirt.
Internet (wired) generally worked well. Some rooms do not have a working Internet connection (even if there is a port), so it is worth checking with the reception when checking in.
Each room we stayed in had a functional desk area and a table and chairs. Wardrobes were rather shallow so once men's winter clothes were hanging in there, the door did not close properly, but this is probably a minor problem. There were sufficient shelf space etc to put things away.
Overall our stay was quite pleasant even though there were minor niggles such as leaking bathtub, Internet stopping working and door lock problems.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the North part of the capital ( Baneasa Area ), close by to two of the most important communication nodes for air travel in Bucharest, but not far away from the city centre, Phoenicia Grand Hotel is an elegant, monumental and still extremely welcoming hotel.What counts for us is what is important to you and this is why comfort and well-being are inviting you to come in and leave all your worries at the entrance and enjoy personalized services and the havens of peace and quiet as Phoenicia Grand Hotel offers you: 348 rooms and apartments, 4 restaurants, 10 conference rooms, bars,night club, spa center, beauty shop, playground, large car park, free internet in all areas of the hotel, exchange office, ATM. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Phoenicia Grand Bucharest