Romania is home to few great options for luxurious apartments.
Marriott/Starwood, Hilton, InterContinental, Wyndham, Accor, Best Western and Carlson Rezidor international hotel chains are all present in Romania.
By the way, this country is among top countries in the world that offer free high speed WiFi within hotels.
If you wish to also stay here overnight, kindly note that they get fully booked with 4 months in advance !
Luxury surprise in Bran village
From the moment we discovered the website of this mansion we decided to change our hotel booking if possible. The owner answered our call and despite the short notice he was extremely open and friendly. Since we couldn’t decide which room to choose he offered to book one for us but only choose on the spot the room we like most. We arrived late (22:00) and because the restaurant we previously chose for dinner was a total disappointment at 22:30 we were asking his help again. The grilled chicken with fresh vegetables and lemonade were incredible. And so was the spacious suite with a very comfortable bed and a fascinating old style bathroom.
Everything shows good taste there: the architecture, the cozy restaurant, the carpet on the stairs, the common spaces and rooms. At the lavish healthy breakfast we received the cake from the house. Another small gesture – like the one of the owner that offered to bring us the coffee – but exactly these make the difference and leave a long lasting impression. Definitely this is a place to stop every time we pass through Bran and warmly recommend to everyone looking for really exquisite services.
From the moment you arrive at the front desk you feel like stepping back in time.
There are beautiful paintings on all walls. Rooms are surprisingly spacious, with old white furniture with golden details. Almost everything reminds you of the princely atmosphere from the beginning of last century. The staff is friendly, prompt and very helpful.
Where to spend the night while in Bucharest
Quite a significant part of history has passed through Athenee Palace’s lobby, opened in 1914.
In the ’40s, the hotel was Europe’s most cosmopolitan scene.
Everyone from kings and presidents, Hollywood celebrities, courtesans and World War figures (spies included) passed its doors.
King Carol II love affairs, Nazis’ secrets during World War Two…
Soviets’ ultimatums in 1940, wide open ears of “Blue Eyed Boys” (Security agents) in the 1980s…
All spent some time in this hotel, waited in its lobby or had a drink at the English Bar.
Designed by French architect Theophile Bradeau, the hotel got its name from Romanian Athenaeum across the street.
It was among strategic and civilian objectives attacked during the Second World War.
Romanian architect Duiliu Marcu coordinated its first renovation in 1937.
During the second one, in 1965, they added the new wing.
After its third restoration, in 1997, they reopened it as Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest.
During the last one, between 2010 – 2011, ground floor and restaurants were refurbished.
And the lobby regained its interwar look, so now you can see it as Mitza the Biker did.
The most beautiful and famous courtesan of Little Bucharest, she used to dine exclusively at Athenee Palace Hotel.
Continuing the legacy of luxury service and tradition, its rooms have everything you expect in a 5* hotel.
To get into this landmark’s historical atmosphere, choose an Alcove Room, today known as Junior Suites and Presidential Suites.
These overlook Romanian Athenaeum and Revolution Square.
If you really wish to spoil yourself go for Athenee Palace Suite Duplex.
Fourth most expensive presidential apartment in Bucharest, this has a semi-circular living.
Dining area overlook the Winter Royal Palace and Revolution Square.
Upper level hosts a windows ceiling bedroom and a bathroom with Jacuzzi and plasma.
On Victory Avenue, close to the old city center, historical building.
With a great location, this top spot to stay boasts beautiful views over Dambovita River.
Lovers of traditional French style will be excited about this stylish old hotel and its building history.
Ideally situated in the heart of the city – on Victory Avenue – it is at walking distance from numerous theaters and concert halls.
Grand Hotel Continental offers a sense of heritage and sophistication.
And it is without doubt one of the most prestigious hotels of Bucharest.
Romanian luxury and hospitality create an unique atmosphere, service being warm and engaging.
It has smaller rooms that preserved some of the original white furniture.
Within these, you will feel exactly like one of the ambassadors or other VIPs previously accommodated here.
The story of this hotel begins in La Belle Epoque.
Then, across the road from National Theater, a small stylish hotel after the chic fashion of Parisian hotels appeared.
Bucharest’s elite and aristocracy particularly appreciated the French elegant allure of Grand Hotel Broft.
So there were numerous famous guests hosted here.
Prince Napoleon – cousin of Napoleon III – stayed here during a diplomatic visit to Carol I of Hohenzollern.
Another remarkable guest was renowned French merchant Jobin who marked incredibly powerfully those times’ fashion world.
Even today, Romanians call the top hat brought by him from France, joben.
Russo-Turkish war ended after the defeat of Ottoman troops at Plevna in 1877.
Before being deported to Russia, Osman Pasha, was held hostage within apartment 104.
During victory march, when Prince Carol I’s troops were passing along Mogosoaia Bridge, Osman Pasha saluted Carol I from his apartment’s window.
That march changed the name of Bucharest’s oldest and most important boulevard into Victory Avenue.
Opposite to Parliament Palace, 10 minutes by car from the old city center, spacious rooms
Presidential apartments of Bucharest hotels are unique by design and offered services.
On first place there is the largest 5* hotel in Romania.
It has almost 500 lavish style rooms or over 700 if you include the long stay apartments.
The impressive Royal Suite King Ferdinand & Queen Marie is Bucharest’s most exclusive address rented for about 5,000 Euro / night.
Featuring 270 sqm it includes:
– 3 bedrooms, living room, dressing room,
– separate kitchenette, dining area for up to 12 persons,
– open bar with premium drinks,
– bathroom endowed with shower, Jacuzzi, sauna and luxury bath products from French brand Anne Semonin and
– personal butler.
In each room you can remotely control the curtains, light, TV set or music.
Bucharest’s most luxurious place to stay – with its sumptuous rooms and suites – assure guests unforgettable stays.
It meets the most demanding and various requests, inclusively for indoor and outdoor pool and Jacuzzi.
Not to mention it has one of the best locations in the city: right in the heart of Bucharest.
In the past, this was “Bucharest Hotel” where heads of Communist Party from the country used to stay.
Rearranged by world-renowned architect Uri Blumenthal and interior designer Buki Zuker it became Romania’s hotel of the year 2012.
Now it is one of the most successful Central European hotels of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.
And this international hotel chain is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic !
In 2009, during her Sticky & Sweet Europe Tour Madonna stayed here, in the royal suite.
The gym had to be rearranged especially for her American soldier style training with elastic chords.
The hotel is also proud to had as guests:
– Royal Family of Spain – Prince Felipe de Asturias and Princess Letizia de Asturias – accommodated within royal suite;
– other distinguished guests such as: Princess Maxima of Holland and Sarah Ferguson the Duchess of York;
– famous names of showbiz industry: Snoop Doggy Dog, Patricia Kaas, James Blunt, Morcheeba, Vonda Shepard.
“They have one of the best locations in the city: right on Victory Avenue (the oldest of the city) and close to the old city center (Lipscani area).
Services are great and staff attitude is even greater.
They make everything possible to obtain the happiness of their guests.
My sincere congratulations !”
“Great outdoor swimming pool
If you are looking for a luxury hotel in the heart of Bucharest with a really beautiful outdoor swimming pool for the hot summer days this is definitely the place to come.
The services are impeccable, the ambiance very relaxing, with real lemon trees, restaurant and bar by the pool.
The Jacuzzi is open also during cold months when you can enjoy the indoor pool.
Another attraction is the Ice Bar in the lobby.
Rooms are very nice too.
Room Tip: Within same building there is a wing where you can rent rooms for long term with important discounts.”
10 minutes walk to Victory Avenue, not close to the old city center
Chic rustic chalet exclusively for you !
Set among charming woodland in Southern Carpathians, this is the most suitable retreat for families and friends.
Especially if you want to enjoy the mountain holidays in relaxed soul southing green or white surroundings.
Gardens, virgin forest and only ecologic ingredients, from own vegetable and trout farm or carefully checked farms, cooked after old local recipes with filtered mountain source water…
Plus a fascinating collection of movies and books available exclusively for you.
Built in 1985 for dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, the place was restored in 2000 as luxury cabin.
Very child friendly, this impressive remote estate offers complimentary access to a variety of indoor and outdoor entertainment facilities.
Here you can also enjoy the only NO you ever wanted to hear: NO traffic, NO neighbors, NO GPS coverage.
You can still keep in touch with your home world through their steady phone and Internet connection.
Spend more time in this magic forest and explore nearby attractions too:
– Eagles Lake,
– Ciolanu monastery,
– Siriu dam,
– horse riding classes at the stud farm.
By the way, we’ve seen your future. And there’s snow. A lot of it.
Crunching under your feet.
Crispy fresh air. A white forest landscape unfolding to your eyes.
And this head of state’s hunting cabin…
Inside the cozy rooms the fireplace is lit.
Romanian flavours coming from the generous helpings cooked in the kitchen tantalize your senses.
It smells of boiled wine with cinnamon.
Beautiful decorations remind you of childhood and season music completes the atmosphere.
Christmas will be celebrated here with camp fire and carols to guide Santa Claus easier among fir trees.
CARAS SEVERIN COUNTY
Herculane Spa Resort
- Afrodita Resort & Spa
- Hotel Versay
Indeed understated 4* hotel, decorated in a beautiful contemporary style.
Friendly staff, great services, very good report quality – price.
Hawaii Hotel Mamaia
Great location to fall asleep listening the waves and wake up to see the sunshine from your bed.
Very cozy and clean hotel, right on the beach, with warm welcoming stuff.
One of the greatest and most prolific Romanian architects, Ion D. Berindey designed this beautiful typically Romanian mansion in 1907. The architect studied in Paris, being famous for paying utmost attention to details. Bucharest’s Cantacuzino Palace – built around 1900 – is a famous architectural demonstration of Berindey’s work.
And the Wallachian countryside mansion raised on a 4 ha estate is an impressive example of architect’s skill and vision.
He designed it in the purest French eclectic style, for banker N.N. Pop’s family.
The banker was also an agriculturalist, awarded with gold medal at Paris World’s Fair in 1900.
Communist times affected the mansion but fortunately Popeci family restored it keeping the original style.
Families and friends will love the countryside’s secluded peace and tranquility not too far away from Craiova city.
Lux Garden Hotel Azuga
A place slightly forgotten by world although blessed by God, Azuga is a ski resort on Prahova Valley. Years ago, someone who deeply believed in what he was doing, decided to invest some money here.
It is true, with that amount he could serenely live until extreme old age, without having to worry too much.
He called his investment Lux Garden Hotel, luxury primarily referring to light and then to the luxury of the place.
It is a pleasure to stay in such a beautiful environment.
Obviously, they created it with fondness of guests and a sublime attention to details.
Experiences lived within this hotel have already made many to become loyal customers.
The exterior glass elevators offer fantastic views over Southern Carpathian Mountains.
A relaxing spa slowly introduces you in the holiday spoiling atmosphere.
The elegant restaurant has warm-hearted waiters and the master chef prepares culinary delights followed by phenomenal desserts.
Plus their impressive grand crus wine cellar is an unique jewel in the country.
The collection includes over 500 of the most famous labels from France (such as Chateau Mouton Rotschild), Italy and Romania.
Enjoy everything and: Noapte buna (good night) !
This place gives you the impression that you turned back in time and still can enjoy modern comfort. Here you can delight with amazing natural local fruit brandy, wine, black sour cherry comfiture and the tastiest pork ribs.
The service is great, in a traditional atmosphere.
Maldar Lordly Mansion
One of the most famous of Maldaresti Boyars’ Fortified Mansions, this old Oltenian cula intactly preserves all architectural details of these. Its name reminds of legendary Captain Tudor Maldar from Michael the Brave’s army.
It has lordly white thick walls, tall tower, interior stairs and secret exits.
Its vaulted veranda goes along the entire facade of the superior floor.
Starched lingerie, dowry chests, traditional covers and carpets as well as authentic historical furniture decorate mansion’s rooms.
Oltenian traditions celebration starts with food served within their restaurant…
“La Conac is a quiet little house away from the town area. Here, we were treated to lovely sunsets and sunrises. There’s no restaurant here, or nearby. We drove back to town to pick up some pizza takeaways and cold beer, to be enjoyed from the verandah.”
Unconventional accommodation in Siret Delta, within floating cabins with private pontoon or bungalows.
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