Hotel Unique

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Caderea Bastiliei nr 35 Street, Sector 1, Bucharest, 010615, Romania
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Satisfaction Excellent
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37
Very Good
32%
24
Average
9%
7
Poor
4%
3
Terrible
2%
2

Value Score Great Value!

Costs 27% less than similarly rated 4 star hotels

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  • Couples81
  • Solo78
  • Business89

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Forum Posts

Airport Shuttle Bus from Henri Coanda Airport

by jilljuskiw

Does anyone know what the charges are for the airport shuttle bus to Howard Johnson Grand Plaza Hotel?

Re: Airport Shuttle Bus from Henri Coanda Airport

by taseg

You don't really need a hotel shutlle bus - there's an express bus (#783) which goes from both airports to downtown Bucharest; a two trips card for it costs 7 lei (€1.6, $2.5). Just take this bus, get off at "Piata Romana" station, cross the street and walk to the Howard Johnson (it's about 200 meters away).

Re: Airport Shuttle Bus from Henri Coanda Airport

by jilljuskiw

where do I get the card from or do I pay on the bus?

Re: Airport Shuttle Bus from Henri Coanda Airport

by taseg

The cards are sold at RATB (Bucharest's public transport operator) ticket booths; at Otopeni airport there's one such booth in front of the domestic flights terminal and at Baneasa airport there's one next to the bus station on the road in front of the airport.

Re: Airport Shuttle Bus from Henri Coanda Airport

by ghosthunter

Be careful not to lose the return ticket ( which i did last week ) as you will find it difficult to get back to the Airport by bus. I had to take the train back as i couldn't purchase a bus ticket in the city.


( Not saying it's impossible to do this but difficult for a foreigner who cannot speak the language )

Re: Airport Shuttle Bus from Henri Coanda Airport

by t.ionescu

No worry about that, you can get another card for the Airport Express 783 from any ticket booth in your area.
The 783 express runs usually every 15-40 minutes, depending on the traffic congestion and the time of the day. The last bus is at 23.30 from the Otopeni Airport and around 23.45 from Baneasa Airport. Mind you that the bus stop for the express at Baneasa Airport is 100m away from the airport.

Re: Airport Shuttle Bus from Henri Coanda Airport

by ghosthunter

Yes but as a foreigner i had no chance of anyone understanding me at Gare De Nord last week when i asked for an Airport Ticket so had to take the train or a rip off Taxi.

Re: Airport Shuttle Bus from Henri Coanda Airport

by t.ionescu

In Gara de Nord, indeed you have the option of the train+shuttle, which is quite handy.
In Gara de Nord did you try the information booth?

Re: Airport Shuttle Bus from Henri Coanda Airport

by codrutz

If you don't like public transport (express bus #783) you can always take the taxi. Just don't get a taxi from a person offering this service but instead ask at the info and they will point you to official taxi stations.

In 2009 taxi fares came down from over RON 2 (EUR 0.5) / km to RON 1.4 (EUR 0.3) / km. Airport to city fares are limited to RON 3.5 (EUR 0.8) / km so a ride to Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel (17 km) will be around RON 100 (mileage + time) that is EUR 23.

Important! You can't pay by card to the taxi driver (but in selected cab companies) so you nee RON cash .. so change after landing no more than EUR 50 in RON (as the exchange rates are 30% worse than downtown), that will give you around RON 200

Re: Airport Shuttle Bus from Henri Coanda Airport

by roxanana

actually , to my knowledge there is no shuttle bus.. there's a regular bus that costs 7 lei(2 tixkets) and can leave you in the city center: unirii square or aviatorilor

Travel Tips for Bucharest

Bucharest Tip

by grfmus

I remember this city as large, but the people were very quiet and sad. This was when the country was still behind the 'iron curtain' and people didn't have much freedom. We were amazed at all the security and police presence!

Charles de Gaulle Plaza

by Fam_Stoica

Charles de Gaulle Plaza is the newest and the most spectacular office center in Bucharest.

The 16-story building overlooks one of the largest urban parks in Europe, Herastrau Park and is surrounded by several of the most exclusive residential areas of Bucharest. The office center will have a preeminent presence in Bucharest and can be seen from the Arch of Triumph circle (the gateway to the city), from Victoria Square (the city’s most important traffic circle), from Dorobanti Square, from Herastrau Park and from every major avenue leading to Charles de Gaulle Square.

more details at www.cdg.ro

Kilometre 0

by Dabs

The statue marks the spot from where all the distances to other Romanian cities are measured. The marker says it's in memory of December 21, 1989, the day the Revolution started that ultimately ended in Ceausescu's death. It also lists April 22-June 13, 1990

In Your Pocket lists the kilometre 0 marker as being on Boulevard Bratianu in front of Sf. Gheorghe church with a different description, this one is in front of the Teatrul National so I'm wondering if there are two Kilometre 0 markers

Everything you want under one roof

by Andraf about Unirea Shopping Center

Unirea Shopping Center is a former communist department store which was transformed into the largest shopping area in Bucharest. Today it houses over 200 shops and boutiques in which you can buy pretty much everything you can think off (clothes, shoes, food, souvenirs, home stuff etc.). You can also find places to eat inside the shopping center. It doesn't look very appealing from the outside - I've read somewhere that they're planning on a new facade - but it's a good place to go shopping.

Train travel from Bucharest

by Dabs

The website for train travel throughout Romania is listed below.

If you are looking to leave from Bucharest, in most cases you will be leaving from Bucuresti Nord, the website will pick a different station if you don't type that in.

There are several different types of trains, the IC (intercity) trains are the most expensive but are supposed to be the fastest although not all that much faster and the most comfortable. From what I've read Personal trains are to be avoided (slow, stops frequently, not very clean)

We went from Bucharest to Iasi on one of the new sleek Sageti Albastre (Blue Arrow) trains, it cost 490,000 lei ($16.50 US) one way for the 5 hour trip and the ride in 2nd class was comfortable and air conditioned, the WC (toilet) was incredibly clean.

On the way back from Suceava, we took an IC train but it was one of the older IC trains with the 4 seats facing each other. This ride wasn't nearly as comfortable and the AC wasn't cooling the car very well.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Agentia de Voiaj CFR, there's a location near Bucuresti Nord, next door to the Ibis Hotel. I was told that you can buy tickets at the train station only an hour in advance so for peace of mind we bought ours a day in advance at the Agentia de Voiaj. Bucharest has a spiffy automated system that spits out a computerized ticket, the office in Suceava they gave us a hand written ticket and a cardboard ticket.

The price of the ticket also includes a mandatory seat reservation, check your ticket for the wagon number and seat number. On the way back from Suceava, the ticket agent sold us a ticket for the wrong day so our seats were double assigned, the collector did not notice and there were a few empty seats so we didn't have a problem but it's a good idea to check your tickets before you leave the ticket office.

We could not buy return tickets, I think this was because we were returning from a different city.

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Address: Caderea Bastiliei nr 35 Street, Sector 1, Bucharest, 010615, Romania