Ok, so let's start with the positives: great staff, very helpful and accomodating. Also free wi-fi, decent size rooms and only a short (and cheap) cab, metro or train ride to the center of Bucharest. Also the air con was working fine.
Now the negatives: I am hesitant to make this claim because I don't want any business to lose money but then again I must warn potential travellers: i think this hotel has bed bugs. I saw this little insect trying to get away from my pillow when I moved it (admittedly it could have been anything - I am not an expert on insects). Also when I woke up I saw this new red mark on my leg.
You must check out by their check out time. If you want an extended check out, even for an hour you must pay an extra fee. I left the luggage with them at the reception when checking out and all they did was store my luggage beside the reception desk. They have no designated storage room and the bags were stacked on top of each other. I felt very uneasy about leaving the bags there but I had no choice as I needed to be somewhere that morning and I would not have returned before their check out time. There was no fee for storing the luggage.
The shower took forever to warm up and for the most part I had a cold shower before the warm water finally started flowing. No pen and paper for notes. One thing you can be sure, although this is rated as a 4* hotel it is definitely not.
It is a shame though because it is not entirely a bad place and with a bit of extra work and care from management (who could make the effort to reply here on tripadvisor reviews), this hotel could achieve a 4* rating in reality and not just in theory.
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