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InterContinental Bucharest
Ranked #7 of 166 Hotels in Bucharest
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Athens, Greece
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76 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Ideally situated”
Reviewed June 4, 2012

Old but classic , the Intercontinental Bucharest , offers a very good location , as it is in "ground zero" , right at the very center of the town , a few steps from the old part of it. It offers great view of the city along with friendly and accomodative stuff. Rooms and public areas need to be refurbished , its true but it is still a good hotel , with great culinary options and a great pool on the top(22nd) floor.
I am allways staying there and I wil always return there.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

Intercontinental was in the middle of Bucharest. Lovely service, clean and friendly. Loved the rooms, we had at least 10 comfy pillows on our bed. Continental breakfast was great and enjoyed it.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2012

we stayed in the hotel during the last weekend. the flight arrived in the middle of the night, the hotel staff offered breakfast for 25ERO per person and told us that everything is closed outside. it was not true, we went for a walk and eat for 5 ERO all of us.when we came back the reception staff didnt gave us the room although it was ready. the were asking for 40 ERO per night for breakfast and the WiFi. only to be able to get the room 4 hours before STD check in. when we thought about it the manager from the reception canceled the offer. we felt like they were trying to hasseled us. bad feeling for such an expensive hotel.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Bucharest, responded to this review, July 6, 2012
Dear Rama E,

Thank you for your review regarding your experience. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to bring this matter to our attention and apologize for any inconvenience the hotel staff may have caused. We will follow up with the staff to ensure that similar incidents won't happen again. We appreciate your feedback as this is our best resource for improving guest services.

Thank you for staying with us, and we hope to have an opportunity to serve you again.

Regards,

Jaime W
Case Manager
IHGCare
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Voecklabruck, Austria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2012

In the recent years Bucharest has seen the opening of more fancy and/or more luxurious hotels than the INTERCONTINENTAL. But the INTER -. which was the first 5 star in town some decades ago - still remains my favourite. The wellness center on 22nd floor as well as the Club Lounge on 21st floor offer spectacular views of Bucharest.
Excellent price/quality ratio.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Clarksville, Maryland
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2012

The Intercontinental offers all of the standard expectations for a higher level, business type of hotel. Rooms are well appointed. The beds are comfortable and the views are probably one of the best in Bucharest. Although the air conditioning can be controlled in the room, the lowest temperature that can be set is 18C. We prefer the room to be cooler at night and especially after sightseeing on a warm day.

The indoor rooftop pool, bar, exercise area was impressive and offered great views. The exterior of the hotel and immediate surrounding need some attention. The location of the hotel is a short walk to the old town area (10 minutes), but does not have any restaurants within a block or two of the hotel.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Bucharest, responded to this review, July 3, 2012
Dear mdchuck,

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I am pleased you had a great stay and found our hotel impressive. We work very hard to ensure our facilities and service are superior and we strive to be the best hotel in the area. I am sorry you were not satisfied with the temperature setting of the air conditioning in your room. We take all reviews positive and negative very seriously, and your feedback will help us improve for our next guest or your next visit.

Again, thank you for your feedback, we appreciate all candid comments.

Sincerely,

Ferdinand G
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IHGCare
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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2012

Very unlike other Intercontintal Hotels we stayed at. I guess the doorman didn’t like the way we looked since he wouldn’t help with our luggage but walked right by us to help other people he presumably knew. Front desk wasn’t much friendlier. Rooms were good size and clean. Conserage seemed to be the only friendly person in the staff. Internet was about $18.00 a day. Sidewalks in front of the hotel were all broken up.
Hotel needs a refurbishing badly.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Bucharest, responded to this review, July 13, 2012
Dear Jerry44,

Thank you so much for your recent comments. We are hospitality professionals who pride ourselves on delivering a world class experience. For that reason, your comments are troubling and will certainly be looked into. Unfortunately, your account settings do not allow us to send you a Private Message. You are welcome to reach out to our Guest Relations via email at HI-GuestRelations@ihg.com or you may send us a Private Message through TripAdvisor to IHGCare including reference to your TripAdvisor Account Name so we can follow up on your experience.

Sincerely,

Karen G.
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Toronto, Canada
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101 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2012

Stayed at this Hotel during busines travel 5 nights in May. Built ~40 years ago the hotel is very well maintained. However the hotel keeps the style of those years. Excellent location in the middle of the city with wonderfull view. Close to many theatres, and the re-vamped "old city". Excelent attention from the very helpfull personnel; breakfat good includes local food on top of normal Intercontinental menu, but without variation (same each day). On the down side they don't have a bussiness centre (just the few computers with printers and internet access).

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Property: InterContinental Bucharest
Address: Bulevardul Balcescu Nicolae 4 | Bulevardul Nicolae Bălcescu 4, București 010051, Romania +40 21 310 2020, Bucharest 010051, Romania
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Location: Romania > Bucharest
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Casino Hotel in Bucharest
#4 Family Hotel in Bucharest
#4 Business Hotel in Bucharest
#5 Romantic Hotel in Bucharest
#6 Luxury Hotel in Bucharest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — InterContinental Bucharest 5*
Number of rooms: 257
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Towering above the city skyline, InterContinental Bucharest is one of the city's favourite international high-rise hotels, a distinction owed to its ideal location, fine appointments and impeccable service. Experience the Club InterContinental Lounge on the 21st floor of the hotel for a memorable stay in a relaxing, private and elegant setting designed to fulfil the expectations of the business travellers. Immerse yourself in the beautifully designed pool, with panoramic city vistas on the 22nd floor. Dine at Corso Brasserie, offering a contemporary Romanian menu and glass walls overlooking Bucharest. For a fine dining experience, try the Modigliani Pasta e Carne, one of the top Italian restaurants in Bucharest.The Old City Center, the Romanian Athenaeum Concert Hall and Cismigiu Gardens are just a few minutes away from the hotel. You’re also within walking distance of Bucharest’s business and shopping districts. Start your Bucharest's itinerary with the amazing city view from your room balcony! ... more   less 
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