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“Comfortable hotel with nice amenities” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest

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Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest
Ranked #11 of 171 Hotels in Bucharest
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Fox River Grove, Illinois
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333 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Comfortable hotel with nice amenities”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2012

We stayed one night in this hotel after a day of sightseeing in the city and prior to departure the next morning. The staff were helpful and courteous. Our room was nice, with all the standard amenities one would expect of a Hilton. Access to the floors with guest rooms was key-card controlled for security.

We enjoyed the hotel's pool, which was part of its spa area. Use of the pool is free to hotel guests, and it was very nice and refreshing after a hot day of sightseeing.

Breakfast was a buffet with a large variety of items. While coffee service was a bit slower than I would have hoped, I have no other complaints about the breakfast service. One can order made to order items in addition to the buffet.

Internet is an additional charge, as is typical in Hilton hotels, but was priced by the minute so we did not have to buy a block of time simply to check in for our flight.

The concierge arranged a very reasonably-priced & comfortable shuttle for our return to the airport and we were able to bill it to our hotel room.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Karen W
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Hilton_Bucharest, General Manager at Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest, responded to this review, July 31, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review your short stay with us. I was very happy to read that despite the short period of your stay, you had the time to enjoy the services offered by our Health Club and the variety of our delicious breakfast. Also, please note for your next visit that we offer an hour of free internet in any of the outlets of the hotel.

Kind regards,
Linda Griffin
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Brussels, Belgium
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327 reviews
129 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2012

The hotel is in a building with some history behind it: it was built in 1914 and parts of the lobby still do have some of the original beautiful decor. It is well located about a 15 minute walk from the old town centre; there are art galleries and the Athénée just a few metres away. It provides most of what one would expect from a Hilton hotel - basically, it does what it says on the box. We had a junior suite which was very comfortable. Nice products in the bathroom; wardrobe space rather limited, though. There were two TVs and for some strange reason every time we used the remote control to switch one off, a couple of seconds later the other one came on; a minor irritation. We had access to the Executive Lounge which was nice for evening drinks. The breakfast we had there was not very exciting, however. The staff were all very helpful and friendly. The chamber maids, in particular, made a point of saying a cheerful 'hello' when one passed them in the corridor. The reception was good at ordering taxis from a reputable firm which - unlike many taxi drivers we encountered in the city - did not try to over charge us.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Robin R
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Hilton_Bucharest, General Manager at Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest, responded to this review, July 31, 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your impressions after your visit. Indeed, Athénée Palace Hilton has a fascinating, long history behind it. In the lobby, les Colonnades have been wonderfully preserved. Also, Le Diplomat Ballroom is an national heritage site is one of the best preserved halls in the country, with gold-leaf walls, stained-glass ceiling and crystal chandeliers. I was very happy to read you were impressed with the professionalism and friendliness of our staff and with our bathroom amenities. Your comments regarding the remote control and the TV have been well received and I thank you for sharing this experience as it was the first we had heard of it.

I hope we will have the honor of welcoming you back soon.

Kind regards,
Linda Griffin
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2012

My wife and I have stayed 5 nights at this hotel It is an old , classic hotel restaurated at modern standarts. The room was spacious and quiet. The morning buffet was good , some dishes more than that..
The service was excellent, we were vere pleased with the concierge (helped us get taxies and gave adresses). The waiters were also helpful.
We intend to return to this hotel, as I said the service is excelent and the location is very good , central.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank simmos113
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Hilton_Bucharest, General Manager at Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest, responded to this review, July 31, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay with us. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and that you appreciated the merge between the preserved style of the hotel and the modern facilities. I hope that next time you will visit us you will try our Italian cuisine at Roberto’s, where I am sure you will also be impressed with the quality of the service and with our excellent menu.

It makes me very happy to know you intend to come back and I look forward to welcoming you back.

Kind regards,
Linda Griffin
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Sydney, Australia
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447 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2012

My wife and I stayed here for a couple of days at the end of June at the start of a Avalon River Cruise (Hi Connie). The room was rather large and comfortable. The hotel was clean and tidy and the staff very helpful.
The restaurant had a good selection of food for breakfast and a very nice outdoor area under umbrella's.
It is a nice, comfortable 15 minute walk to the old town (lots of atmosphere) and the major shopping areas.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Andrew M
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Hilton_Bucharest, General Manager at Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest, responded to this review, July 31, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. It gives me great pleasure to know that our guests appreciate our hotel and the friendliness and professionalism of our staff. Also, I was delighted to read you enjoyed Roberto’s Restaurant and the terrace. Indeed, our hotel is ideally situated at the heart of Bucharest, with all the major attractions within very short distances.

I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon!

Kind regards,
Linda Griffin
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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630 reviews
115 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 526 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2012

After visiting Bucharesta few times, this is my favorite hotel. Rooms are nicely done and spacious as are the business facilities as I was in a conference. The first room provided was a smoking room and since no others were available on the Executive Floor, I was upgraded to a junior suite. I used the business center to print out documents, no problems at all.

Location is great, about 4 blocks from the old part of the city.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ron H
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Hilton_Bucharest, General Manager at Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest, responded to this review, July 31, 2012
Thank you for your review. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciated that we always aim to provide the best to our guests. I am happy you enjoyed our central location and got to visit the surroundings.

Indeed, the Hilton Meetings desk is always at the service of our guests and ready to help with anything you need.

Hope to see you back soon!

Kind regards,
Linda Griffin
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Roseville, Minnesota
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2012

We stayed at this hotel as a part of our Avalon River Cruise. We were surprised by how nice this hotel was in Bucharest. We had a large room, free wifi, and a very comfortable bed. The breakfast buffet was ok, not great. The hotel also had a nice patio area with umbrellas and lots of tables to sit outside.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank BonitaGirl56
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Hilton_Bucharest, General Manager at Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest, responded to this review, July 31, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I was very happy to read you were pleasantly surprised with Athénée Palace Hilton and our large rooms. Indeed, our terrace, Roberto’s on La Strada is a true oasis in the heart of the city! I hope you had the chance to try some of our delicious dishes. If not, I hope we will be welcoming you back soon and you will try it then!

Kind regards,
Linda Griffin
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United Kingdom
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146 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2012

Efficient reception and checking out procedures. Very helpful concierge and portering service. Well equipped, clean, and spacious room. Helpful English speaking staff. Good service at breakfast with a wide variety of choices in the well set out dining room. Courtyard dining for those who enjoy eating al fresco. Excellent location for the city centre.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank B P
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Property: Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest
Address: Strada Episcopiei 1 - 3 | 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:
#2 Spa Hotel in Bucharest
#8 Romantic Hotel in Bucharest
#9 Luxury Hotel in Bucharest
#10 Business Hotel in Bucharest
#11 Family 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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