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Dalin Center Hotel
Ranked #85 of 139 Specialty Lodging in Bucharest
Melbourne, Australia
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127 reviews
81 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
“Not a hotel I would recommend”
Reviewed July 3, 2012

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.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2012

When rating this hotel people most probably expect UK Commonwealth staff who speak fluent English and Mariotte type services. This is a Balkan country and if you don't know what this means from a cultural point of view you are missing the charm of visiting foreign places..
The hotel is fine with a central location in Zona Obor and with lots of connections near by : tens of taxis, trams, Metro. It's a fine construction build after the largest earthquake in 1977, you'll be safe in it should a seismic event occurs which is not very often ( ie maybe once or twice and not every year). The rooms are also fine, good clean bedding, clean carpets and if you find that they are not a small tip will solve the problem. ( Remember where you are..). The entertainment system shows TV programes and access the Internet from one point only. Maybe slightly basic but functional. There is also WIFI should you wish to use your own equipment. The breakfast is also OK if you ( again) remember where you are and what room & breakfast rate you are paying..We found it absolutely fine..if there is anything special you need you only have to speak in a friendly manner to the staff, as anywhere arrogance does not pay. The bar is very good serving good cold beer.Enjoy.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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Thank adrian_bruder
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Split, Croatia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2012

the only good thing is that metro, tram and bus stations are near hotel.
breakfast was very, very poor, old bread, cheap salami, no cheese.
bathroom door could not be closed, leaking water from wc, broken tap.
when we reserved hotel there were option paying with amex but when we came to hotel they said that machine is broken and we cant pay with that card:/

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank sandra21000
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Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2011

Front desk staff were good and English was no problem
Rooms are good size. bed and contents are very old
shower is very small
Rooms are clean
Breakfast is very basic and not the best
Room service is good
Position is bad Very far from center and you need to take train and change to another train to go to center
Area is bad and there is nothing to do and the street next door is full of Gypsies

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
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Thank sam T
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Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2009

IBIS gare de nord
I moved to Ibis after disppointment from another hotel , but has to leave it also after 1 day
Here is my evaluation
Rooms : spacious, clean, well air conditioned all u need is there
Bathroom: shower cabin, clean,
Staff: very unfriendly, and rather arrogant
Internet: they will sell u a cable for 7 Euros (10 Dollars), which is only double the price of the market here. better off if u buy it at hotel.
internet in room is FREE , BUT DOES NOT WORK... and hotel staff insisted it works perfectly.
Breakfast: poor, not worth 10 Euros (14$$) better go around the corner

Dalin center
Here is my evaluation
Rooms : small, smelly , VERY BAD air conditioned all u need is there, no desk
Bathroom: shower cabin, clean,
Staff: very friendly, until you ask for something

Internet: Wireless , works fine alsom in erstaurants, and FREE

Breakfast: acceptable, with hot items eggs and dogs , no rich bakery but it s romanian breakfast.. not comparable to American or european. i would say acceptable.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled on business
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Thank DrHamed
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South Bend, IN
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2009

The hotel is new and very nice. It has a TV that also serves as a computer so that you can access the internet.

It is on a heavily travelled street with trams and the metro nearby but noise was not a factor.

The room is basic and the breakfast was good and plentiful.

The staff was very helpful and English is not a problem.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled on business
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Thank FCB-7
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spain
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Reviewed July 21, 2009

I've stayed in this hotel and i was very dissapointed.
The hotel stuff is very unpolite......they don't speak english...the breakfast was very poor and they have serious problems in the rooms(is a bad smell and you can't have shower because all the water falls into the room.)......in the evening we have asked for a location and nobody helped us,the receptionist answer was "take a taxi".When we camed back the receptionist was sleeping at the reception area.......i do not recomend this hotel

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled on business
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Thank thaliaSpain
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Property: Dalin Center Hotel
Address: Soseaua Stefan cel Mare 33A, Bucharest 020131, Romania
Location: Romania > Bucharest
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #85 of 139 Specialty Lodging in Bucharest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Dalin Center Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dalin Center Hotel is a new hotel, with a particular interior design and modern facilities. Welcoming atmosphere, sophistication and elegance arrangements with impeccable service will convince you that we are hosting right for any situation. ... more   less 
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