Only drawback is open atrium with rooms facing on to it and noise from lobby which is loud carries up through the building. Although once in your room it's not too bad. Otherwise everything was very good and extremely convenient.
Hotel location was excellent and was very easy to get a taxi into town. helpful staff. Downside was the stairs leading into d hotel and having to carry heavy baggage up the stairs but worst was the size of d rooms compared to what was shown online. The room was tiny but bed was super Comfi. So far it was alright.
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Grand Boutique hotel is simply gorgeous! It's a step back in time when you enter the gates of the hotel! It is a renovated mansion house of a former wealthy banker in Bucharest. The rooms are lovely, clean & comfortable. The staff was very friendly & professional, the breakfast was delicious and the dinner was very good as well.
Unfortunately the location is not the most beautiful. There are many old and decaying buildings in this neighbourhood and the streets are crowed with garbage and cars. This is not so much the fault of the hotel in any way, but of Bucharest itself. The city has to do a lot of work to clean up the streets and repair the beautiful old buildings which are sadly crumbling.
The hotel is walking distance to the main sites though and I was a solo female walking every where. I felt safe in spite of the neighbourhood's appearance. I would not hesitate to stay here again and recommend it to other travelers looking to add Bucharest to their list of travel destinations.
The hotel was nice although we didn't feel the area it was in was that great. Everything in the hotel was great - room service, it was clean and tidy, and quiet. Our only problem were some of the people at the check-in desk! Our first night we asked for recommendations on how to get to the Old City. The young man at the desk told us to definitely take a taxi, and be careful. Since we were 2 women, we asked what we should be careful of, assuming he meant men. He told us to be careful of the dogs in the city, that since we were 2 women and didn't speak Romanian, that we should definitely take a taxi, and was surprised we had never heard of the "Romanian dog problem." I, myself, am not afraid of dogs, but my friend was very worried by his response. We decided to walk and if needed, get into a taxi. We walked pleasantly, and continued to walk all weekend and NEVER SAW ONE DOG. It was bizzarre that his comment was so strange! We understand dogs are dangerous, especially in packs, but we never saw one! He also told us to go to some giant clubs on the weekend, and we think perhaps he had some connections to them. One woman seemed troubled when we asked her for some information, and she replied "well, I would have to look that up on the computer" which didn't seem troubling at all! It's her job! The other women were helpful and didn't have a problem giving us information. To us, if you work at the front desk of a hotel, it's your job to help the customers!
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When we arrived at the hotel we were meant to pay an extra 40 euro's per night for the 3rd person in our group (had booked a deluxe room for 2/3 via Expedia) to cover the 3rd bed and 3rd breakfast. So on arrival we were thinking that it was rather expensive but the hotel staff offered us an upgrade of 10 euros/pp/day to include the buffet dinner, mini bar in the room and free Wi-Fi; it also included the 3rd bed and breakfast. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and well mannered. Hotel food was excellent and we were even given a bottle of sparkling wine by one of the waiters when we left after giving him a 10 leu tip (approx. £2). Probably the best hotel and service I've been in and deserves the 5 stars.
We stayed in room 405 which has the biggest balcony I've ever seen; must be lovely to sit out on during the warm weather. The room itself was well proportioned, clean and nicely designed. Staff were friendly and the continental breakfast plentiful.
It was only a 10 minute walk up to University Square and there's also great restaurant (Nesam 2) at the top of the road, plus a supermarket right across the street.
We would stay again.
University Square is home to an interesting mix of green areas, vibrant squares, and educational and cultural institutions. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the picturesque Cismigiu Garden or visit Revolution Square, home to the former Royal Palace and now housing the Romanian National Art Museum. Sidewalk book merchants and florists add to the area’s interesting vibe.