My Itinerary in Bucharest, Romania & Expertise Staying at Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest

From all my loopy out of doors adventures in Montenegro, Highway tripping within the stunning Bosnia & Herzegovina (which I believe has the perfect surroundings within the Balkans to date!), I’m now in a luxurious metropolis break in Bucharest, Romania. I arrived right here sooner than anticipated resulting from some unpleasantries which turned out to be pleasantries (learn extra about it right here), as an alternative of staying for four days, I used to be right here for nearly per week having fun with assembly great locals!

Good factor that my host lodge Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest was capable of host me earlier. A lot because of Julie, the beautiful receptionist, has been great aiding me for no matter I wanted; Mirela, the Advertising and marketing and PR Supervisor who organized all the things about my keep, and Mr. Vasile, the Concierge Supervisor! They’re the true definition of Hospitality ❤️   

Anyway, Bucharest is the Capital of Romania. It earned its popularity within the 1990’s as ‘The Little Paris’ as characterised by its completely manicured timber alongside the boulevard, buzzing life, and its wonderful constructions, buildings, church buildings, homes, and in addition medieval castles.

In response to a Romanian Legend, the town of Bucharest was based on the banks of the Dambovita River by a shepherd named Bucur, whose identify actually means “pleasure.” His flute taking part in reportedly dazzled the individuals and his hearty wine from close by vineyards endeared him to the native merchants, who gave his identify to the place.


There are many issues to do right here. It’s as if strolling in a really fascinating alley would lead you to a different one which is much more fascinating. I simply couldn’t cease marveling in any respect the great constructions round!

1) Get your self collectively and be a part of a Free Strolling Tour

I really like spending my first day in any nation simply strolling round taking a look at constructions and folks. It could possibly be enjoyable however having somebody educated to information you and to provide you some insider ideas could possibly be higher. The very best half? It’s at no cost (though donations are appreciated)!

The highlights of this tour embrace a guided stroll on the Stavropoleos Convent, Ruins of Vlad’s Citadel, Manuc’s Inn, the Palace of Parliament, Revolution Spots, and Victory Blvd. This lasts for two hours and never solely you’ll get pleasure from it, however you’ll additionally be taught quite a bit from it!

2) Be a part of a Transylvania Citadel Tour

I do know you’ve heard about Dracula not less than as soon as in your life and it’s about time to be taught extra about him in your go to to Romania. Not solely that, however you may also get an opportunity to go to his so-called residence in response to legend– The Transylvania Citadel!

This often lasts the entire day so be sure to find time for it because it’s oh-so price it! Most excursions additionally embrace a go to to Pele’s Citadel which is the previous summer season residence of the Royal Romanian Household and a stroll within the Medieval City of Brasov. Whichever Tour Company you select, I’m positive you’re gonna have lots of enjoyable!

three) Marvel at the fantastic thing about the Palace of Parliament

Picture by Dennis Jarvis CC BY-SA

Oh that is nothing a lot. It’s simply the Second Largest Administrative Constructing on this planet which took 700 Architects and 20,000 Employees to finish. Reservation for a tour is important so ebook forward right here 🙂

four) Spend your night at Gradina Eden (Eden Backyard)

The environment right here is gorgeous you’ll neglect that you just’re in the course of the town– there are hammocks across the place, good lights at night time, and naturally, ice chilly beer (you may carry your personal wine in case you want). This may be discovered within the backyard of the Stirbei Palace and it’s open all yr spherical. That is the place I met Ada & Mada, two stunning Romanian women who took me partying at Management Membership (which I don’t often do anymore), attending a Craft Beer Competition, and a elaborate Jazz music night time out simply speaking about all the things beneath the solar. I additionally met Shahriar and Raluca, readers of our weblog who introduced me to the Village Museum! All of them made my keep right here past wonderful!

5) Stroll round Bucharest’s parks and go to museums

There’s quite a bit round however the largest is the Herăstrău Park overlaying an enormous 187 hectares, 74 hectares of which is a lake. The Dimitrie Gusti Nationwide Village Museum in Bucharest might be discovered contained in the park. There’s additionally an open-air theatre, a yacht membership, a sports activities membership, the Herăstrău Resort and, adjunct to the park, the Diplomatic Membership, that includes a golf course.

6) Discover out about Bucharest’s Darkish Facet by becoming a member of The Darkside Tour

Picture by Ștefan Jurcă CC BY

That is the place issues get fascinating. Put together your self for weird, stunning, and intriguing tales as you stroll alongside one of the stunning cemeteries in Romania, the Bellu Cemetery the place each nice Romanian is buried. Simply google it and also you’ll discover quite a bit providing this tour. (P.S. Not appropriate for youngsters!)


Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest is among the metropolis’s most refined and prestigious landmarks courting way back to 1914. It’s located inside the coronary heart of the town and is conveniently linked to Henri Coanda Worldwide Airport. Its foyer named the Les Colonnades is taken into account as historic– its marble columns and chandeliers completely symbolizes the Belle Époque structure.

Seeing it from the surface is already mesmerizing however truly ‘coming residence’ to it throughout your whole keep in Bucharest, strolling alongside its stunning and stylish corridors, consuming on its festive diving areas, in addition to sleeping on its majestic mattress takes the expertise into an entire new stage.

The rooms are very spacious I can completely do a cartwheel if solely I can. Haha! It’s very shiny and ethereal I adore it! What’s greatest is that each room has a view of both the town or the courtyard– one is majestic and one is tranquil however each equally stunning. Fear not as a result of both method, you’ll get a spectacular view of the Revolution Sq. and the Romanian Athenaeum from the lodge which is by itself already wonderful.

They’ve a number of rooms accessible suited on your distinct style: The King Visitor Room, Twin Visitor Room, King Deluxe Visitor Room, King Government Room, King Junior Suite, Twin Deluxe Visitor Room, Twin Government Room, Diplomat Suite, Courtyard Suite, Athenee Palace Suite, and Presidential Palace Suite. All of which is completely geared up with a TV, Complimentary Beverage, Espresso Maker, Mini-bar, Phone, Handheld Bathe, Bathrobe, in addition to Peter Thomas Roth Facilities (it’s a really well-known skincare model!).

The breakfast is excellent it’s an ideal solution to begin a day!! You’ll completely get pleasure from their resort-like facilities which embrace a well being membership with sauna and indoor pool, magnificence salon, and a health heart. Extremely beneficial!


1) How a lot is the speed in Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest?

It actually relies on the season. You could examine and examine the charges on the Resort’s Web site,, Expedia, or Be careful for promos immediately on the lodge’s web site.

2) Do you suggest staying there?

Completely! It’s most likely top-of-the-line inns I’ve ever stayed in 🙂

three) How a lot do you often spend in Bucharest in a day?

It relies upon. If I really feel frugal, I’d go to low cost native eating places the place a meal is kind of 10 Euro and drinks are 2 to five Euro. If I’m feeling fancy then I’ve to shed out not less than 25 to 30 Euro. 

four) What’s the regular mode of transportation?

Trams, Buses, Taxis, and Metros.

5) Is Uber working there?

Sure and in addition Taxify so get your fingers on these promo codes :p

6) What are the languages spoken there? Do the locals communicate English?

As per Google, it’s Hungarian, Romani, Ukrainian, German, Russian, Turkish, Tatar, Serbian, Slovak, Bulgarian, and Croatian. Many Romanians (esp identical as my age) do communicate English very fluently (they’re very educated right here!!) 🙂

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