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InterContinental Bucharest
Ranked #8 of 167 Hotels in Bucharest
Certificate of Excellence
Burlington, Vermont
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Expensive but excellent”
Reviewed December 12, 2013

During a 5 day stay, the attitude of the staff- from doormen, through reception and housekeeping....even room service at 2:00 AM was at the top of my expectations from world experience. The room (a suite) was very nice, though not much of a view....no fault of the hotel. The brunch in the morning is fantastic with lots of seating in a lovely glass ceilinged area. The bar can be a bit smoky at night, but its acceptable.
The restaurant staff was courteous and cheerful even when I showed up 5 minutes before their 10 PM closing.

Room Tip: splurge...get a suite
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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InterContinenta... B, General Manager at InterContinental Bucharest, responded to this review, December 16, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your 5 start review with us, we appreciate you taking the time to make us aware of your delightful experience during your recent stay. I am happy that our services exceeded your expectations and I am confident you will return to create together much more memorable moments. Thank you for all the praising words addressed to the entire team, from the doorman to the housekeeping and restaurant team.

I am looking forward to the next opportunity to welcome you back to the InterContinental Bucharest.

All my best wishes,

Stefan Frank

General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

The hotel is situated on University Square & next to the National Theatre. It is therefore within a very short walk of the Old Town & major sites. It's next to a Metro station so transport is easy. The views from the upper floors are magnificent and it has a good health club (pool, jacuzzi, steam room, sauna) on the top (22nd) floor.
The bedrooms are spacious, usual Intercontinental standard, with well equipped bathrooms. It is worth paying extra for the club rooms, as the club lounge on the 21st floor is exceedingly good: great breakfast, coffee & tea available all day, & from 6pm alcoholic drinks and small food portions).
The staff were all helpful. Can't comment on the restaurants as we didn't use them
So, why only 4* (and I did wonder whether just to give it 3*)? There are a number od downsides. Whilst the health club is good, the changing facilities are abysmal, and the worst we have experienced. There are only 2 showers & these are next to the sauna & steam room, with just a flimsy curtain for privacy, with toilets some way away. Very difficult to shower & change back into clothes/wash hair & dry hair etc, with other sexes passing very close. Also, there was nothing at all in the room or on the TV to say anything about facilities of the hotel, not even check out times. At first I thought that was just missing from our room, but later we returned in a different room & it was just the same. Not even anything about how to get an alarm call. No offer of help with luggage.
We booked in advance (cheaper!) for 2 nights & then later in the week for 1 night. Consternation when the credit card statement arrived to find that we had been charged for 2 two night stays. It took several calls to Priority Club to get reimbursed & so initially it just served to reinforce all the negative publicity about Romania. Shame as it is a great country.

Room Tip: Get on on the club floor
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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66 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed December 8, 2013

Great club room experience - club lounge service excellent with happy hour from 6pm til 10.30pm (Guatemala Intercon = 45 minutes!). Welcome fruit basket on arrival was a nice touch, with a hand-written welcome note. Rooms well appointed but a little dated, especially the bathroom with short, high sided bath and in-bath shower with one of those nasty curtains. Good book in the room about Bucharest but, sadly, some previous guests had ripped some of the pages out, including those with the city maps. Not what you'd expect in an Intercon club room. Great location and good city views from the front-facing balconies.

Room Tip: Front facing for great city views.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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InterContinenta... B, General Manager at InterContinental Bucharest, responded to this review, December 10, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for writing this review about your experience at the InterContinental Bucharest. It is greatly appreciated. I am happy to read that you felt welcomed. It is a pleasure to see that you had such a great experience at the Club InterContinental Lounge. It is a unique venue in Bucharest, a pity to miss it if accommodated in the hotel. I apologise for the book, indeed a good observation to be considered. Thank you for all your comments and thank you for offering to recommend us.

I am looking forward to your next visit!

All my best wishes.

Stefan Frank

General Manager
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Watertown, Massachusetts
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Reviewed December 2, 2013

I recently stayed here on a business trip for 3 days. The hotel was clean and efficient. I have to say the staff was on top of every detail and extremely helpful always aiming to please. Breakfast had an extensive selection and made to order omelets, eggs, waffles, etc. The location was also excellent as it was a quick walk to some great bar and restaurant areas. Overall the rooms were very nicely equipped with a classic yet functional style. I will without a doubt stay at this property in the future.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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InterContinenta... B, General Manager at InterContinental Bucharest, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your excellent review. It is great that you found our location excellent. It is a pleasure to read that you enjoyed the breakfast selection, that means a good start of the day.
Thank you for all the compliments addressed to the team, they are as happy as I am to see that you had such an enjoyable stay at the InterContinental Bucharest.

I hope I will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future.

Best wishes,

Stefan Frank

General Manager
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Eance, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed November 28, 2013

I stay at Intercon's quite often, am rarely disappointed, and this stay was no exception.
Superb views over the city from the 9th floor suite, excellent bed, the bathrooms were very well appointed, overall a very relaxing and enjoyable stay.
From arrival at check in, (gave my name and received an envelope with room keys and tickets for a complimentary drink at the bar) to being in the room took no more than two minutes. Very well organised, just what you would expect from a good quality holel.
The staff were superb, the questions we asked were answered within a heartbeat, with everybody prepared to go out of their way if required.
Doubt I'll be back in Bucharest, but if I do, I will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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InterContinenta... B, General Manager at InterContinental Bucharest, responded to this review, December 1, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review and thank you for your loyalty to the InterContinental Bucharest! I am so happy that the serviced we have delivered was up to your expectations. It is so nice to read that you found everything great, from the check in experience to the overall attitude of the team. Thank you for offering to recommend us.

I hope I will have the chance to welcome you back!

All the best!

Stefan Frank

General Manager
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Merseyside
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed November 23, 2013

We used the Lounge for just one day of our 4 day stay as we had other things to do.The two ladies in charge offered attentive and friendly service all day and evening. Nothing was too much trouble. Nice refreshments fabulous Romanian red wine nice ambience and great views.
We have used many of these Lounges around the World and this is currently at the top of the list along with Budapest and Dusseldorf. I hope that the management recognise the immense value of the experience given to customers by such wonderful staff.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Merseyside
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed November 23, 2013

We have just returned from a four day city break to Bucharest. Our stay at the Intercontinental was excellent. We were pleased with the check in and the services of the helpful concierge team.We had a room on the 8th floor which was spotlessly clean and had very tasteful furniture and furnishings Thought had been taken to protect the wood with glass tops - a simple thing missing in so many places so everything looked to be in a very good state.It was lovely to have a balcony to view the city -what a lot of traffic!!! . The bathroom was good and toiletries provided were good quality and replenished daily. We had tea/coffee making and these too wre replenished daily. We saw the lovely new looking carpets on the corridors being shampooed every day and it smelt very fresh and clean - this was a first!
We used the club lounge for one of the days and this was superb and excellent value for money and what friendly staff. The Corso Brasserie for breakfast was good and breakfast is served until 10.30
My thoughts on Bucharest, in trying to be helpful,is that it is very interesting to visit. Negatives would be impatient erratic driving and constant horns being sounded amazing 11 lane roads in one direction and difficulty getting across some roads due to size. Also the smoking which we have got used to not having to endure.It is not a shopping mecca and the people in the shops do not understand English in the main and I don't speak their language we managed.However smiling is a an international non verbal communication and it was sadly lacking. The postal service has to be seen to be believed but our postcards have duly arrived in the UK so perhaps faster than Italy. Souvenirs are few and far between so does not appear to be geared up for Tourists, or was it just the time of year?
Overall for the History and interest value this is well worth a visit. Staying in this Hotel is a must as we visited some other 5 star Hotels and this won every time.

Room Tip: All good we think Higher floors better views and the front of the Hotel perhaps better
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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InterContinenta... B, General Manager at InterContinental Bucharest, responded to this review, December 1, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your five star review! It feels great to read that your experience was a superb one. I am happy that you found excellent the Club InterContinental Lounge. It is really a place not to miss when visiting InterContinental Bucharest! Thank you so much for choosing us for your stays and also for offering to recommend us.

I hope I will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future and to create together some other great experiences.

All my best,

Stefan Frank

General Manager
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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 Business Hotel in Bucharest
#4 Family Hotel in Bucharest
#5 Romantic Hotel in Bucharest
#7 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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