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“Large, clean rooms but a bit characterless”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Jumbo Hotel

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Jumbo Hotel
Ranked #9 of 43 Hotels in Chisinau
Bedfordshire, England
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163 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Large, clean rooms but a bit characterless”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights in September.

The hotels is relatively new, and our room was particularly large and clean, but the hotel lacked atmosphere. Whether that was down to a lack of english speaking hotel staff, or just because it was a bit characterless I'm not sure.

The pros

Large, clean room
Good breakfast (more extensive than I expected), with hot and cold food, which was both local and international and of reasonable quality, especially fruit juices.
Comfortable bed

The cons

A little bit out of the way from the 'city' centre, but with taxis so plentiful and cheap not a particular problem. (Within walking distance of the Zimbru stadium if you are in Chisinau for the football).
Short opening hours for the restaurant and bar. Went in the first night (Thursday) and the restaurant was closed, went in the third night (saturday) just after 10.00pm and the bar was closed.
Lack of information about local attractions / tours / the city. The hotel couldn't provide even a photocopy of the town centre.

If I was staying in Chisinau again, I wouldnt stay here but thats only because of the location rather than any lack of quality on the hotels part. Would suit someone travelling for buisness rather than a tourist.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rockford, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2011

In Eastern Europe, the Jumbo is above average, four stars. There is a nice park nearby for walking after sitting in an airplane (I wouldnt at night)
You won't find a Marriott, Hyatt, Sofitel or Hilton in Chisinau. I'd go to Jumbo again. My host chose this hotel because of its location, and I think he knows the owner. The little restaurant offers yummy local food.
BTW If you attempt to understand the rich culture and the language the locals will be pleased to welcome you. If you travel as an Ugly American, don't expect a welcome. I wish I had more time for touring in Chisinau. The city I saw from the tourist guides looked very interesting.

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  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2010

No one smiles I think it is against company policy!! I kid you not!!!, bring your own iron, the lady in reception did not know what a iron was, the reception staff seem to forget that we pay them not they pay us. The rooms very average, travellodge in the UK are better rooms!, very basic, location is good that's about it. All hotels in Chisinau are expensive and this is no exception, expect to pay big bucks and in return you get diddly. Breakfast was average nothing special.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
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Property: Jumbo Hotel
Address: Bd. Decebal 23 3, Chisinau 2002, Moldova
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Location: Moldova > Chisinau District > Chisinau
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 43 Hotels in Chisinau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Jumbo Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
JUMBO hotel, the newest unit of its kind in the capital of Moldova, at wich design and planning was taken in consideration the latest trends in hotelier industry, It meets all requirements of a modern hotel at the European level. The hotel has a very high level of comfort that is offered to the visitors, Hotel restaurant offers opportunities for rest and recreation in advanced business-class standards. Our doors are wide open for those who pay a special attention on comfort and individual treatment. JUMBO hotel is situated next to a beautiful green area, the famous Rose Valley Park, and close to JUMBO Commercial Center, a place with numerous bars and restaurants with ambiance, unique menu and a great place for shopping. Our hotel is among the few in Chisinau that can provide a free of charge parking with security. The 40 rooms offer the necessary comfort to make your stay pleasant and unforgettable. Also the city view that can be seen from the windows delight the eye. Our rooms are equipped with comfortable furniture, air conditioning, telephone, Wi-Fi, satellite TV, minibar, safe. As well you can benefit from our laundry services. Be welcome to the hotel JUMBO, a new name in the hospitality industry in Moldova that wants to build a solid reputation and set a new leve in comfort, convenience and modernity! ... more   less 
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