We wanted to stay at a new, modern hotel that was non-smoking (as smoking is so common in Romania and we heard many other hotels allowed or had formerly allowed smoking inside). We also wanted a quiet hotel since staying in the center of the city can often be noisy. The hotel was perfect for our needs!
As a light sleeper, I was thrilled that the hotel was pin-drop quiet. Our room was modern and very clean. Since the hotel is newly built, it did not have any smoke smell in it. The room had its own thermostat with air conditioning and heating and even though it was winter, our room was very well insulated and warm without us having to use the heating.
The hotel offered a large spread of breakfast items (included in the room rate) and we were very happy with the large selection and great taste of the breakfast selection.
The hotel is in the north part of the city - not a long drive from the airport (but you don't hear airplanes). We had tours arranged for our entire trip so we didn't mind being outside the center of town however if you want to be able to walk around the center of town then this hotel probably isn't best located for you. There are other hotels next door to this one so we were able to eat at their restaurants too for some variety. Also a famous traditional Romanian restaurant is in the same parking lot at this hotel so that is very convenient.
An interesting story is that we actually were supposed to stay at the Hotel Christina (#1 rated currently on Trip Advisor - booked over 2 months ago). However, we got a phone call on my husband's blackberry while we were at the airport in London about to board our flight to Bucharest telling us that they no longer had a room for us! They said that a pipe had burst in the room we were supposed to stay in (understandable - things happen) and that they thought that they could have the room ready/fixed in time for our stay but it turned out that by end of business on Friday afternoon that they could not. We found this unacceptable that they notified us so last minute! If they knew the pipe had broke and they were trying to fix it they should have given us a heads up about it sooner rather than call us last minute when they figured out it could not be fixed in time. What if we had already boarded our flight???? Then we would have arrived at the hotel and then been told that we didn't have a room! Hotel Christina told us that they did not have any other rooms at their hotel but that they had arranged us a room at the Howard Johnson for the same rate. While it was a nice gesture, my husband and I were very displeased as the Howard Johnson does not have the attributes that we chose the Hotel Christina for (quiet, not in the city center, non-smoking) so it was not an appropriate substitution. Also, we had pre-arranged airport transfers and tour pick-up/drop-offs at Hotel Christina and it took me complaining and telling them that it was unacceptable customer service for them to acquiesce and offer to pay for our taxi to/from the other hotel. While this was nice of them to agree to that, we still were not happy being forced into staying at the Howard Johnson (which we would never have chosen on our own) so luckily, we were able to get ahold of the company that we were taking our tours with and they were able to book us a hotel here at the Ramada Plaza.
Things turned out for the best as the Ramada Plaza ended up being the perfect hotel for our needs as it was quiet, modern, 100% non-smoking, newly built, had American size King beds (not 2 twins pushed together like some hotels do) and a delicious large breakfast spread. We would stay here again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Amada Plaza Bucharest Hotel is located in the North area of Bucharest, in the business district, 500 metres from the Romexpo Exhibition Centre. It offers free WiFi, complimentary breakfast and free access to the on-site spa. The Vitality Wellness Club is equipped with a heated indoor pool, a dry and wet sauna and an extensive fitness area. A beauty center and a gift shop can also be found at the Ramada Plaza Bucharest Hotel. The cozy rooms, designed to make guests feel at home, are fully equipped with high-tech facilities. A self-controlled air conditioning system and LCD TV sets are some of the facilities of the rooms. The hotel has an events center with 16 conference rooms with capacities from 10 to 400 people. Guests can enjoy international cuisine in the Red Pepper Restaurant, while the La Parc Restaurant provides a mix of Romanian and international cuisine in a traditional ambience with modern elements and live entertainment. Its garden is the perfect place for guests to spend the afternoon or evening. The Bucharest Business Park and other several major office buildings are in close proximity and the Baneasa Shopping City can be reached within a 10-minute drive. From the hotel to the city center there are 4 km and the Henri Coanda Airport is reachable within 15 minutes by car. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ramada Plaza Bucharest Hotel Bucharest
- Ramada Bucharest
- Bucharest Ramada