Minerva Hotel Bucharest

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

2-4 Gheorghe Manu St,, Sector 1, Bucharest, 71106, Romania
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Value Score Great Value!

Costs 50% less than similarly rated 4 star hotels

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Forum Posts

Airport transfers - any advise please

by will_liz

Hi I am arriving in baneasa airport, bucharest on tuesday morning and I need to get to bucharest centre. I've heard a few things about taxi sharks and I am trying to avoid that experience. I found a website called 2airport which basically is an online taxi booking system and you end up with a taxi driver holding a placard with your name at arrivals. Sounds very handy but I was wondering if anyone has any experience with it and is it reliable?
Any other advise on transport to the city from the airport would be great. Once in the city I am with some friends, it's just getting there I'm concerned about.

Re: Airport transfers - any advise please

by maitravelsite

Hi there

Don't worry about the taxis. I have used them more than 5 times and never had a problem. Make sure the meter is set to 0 when you begin the ride and that the driver turns it on when you leave. You wll be fine. By the way, taxis have different prices withing the city, and the price per kilometer is written on the door, outside the drivers seat- get the cheaper ones


Re: Airport transfers - any advise please

by taseg

Unless you have lots of luggage there's no reason to take a taxi or to book a transfer because Baneasa airport is practically inside the city and it has good public transport links to the center.
At the bus station across the street from the airport you can catch bus 131 and 301 which will take you from to Romana square in the northern part of downtown (one way ticket costs €0.3) or express bus 783 which goes to Unirii square in the southern part of the center (return ticket costs €1.7).

Re: Airport transfers - any advise please

by maitravelsite

The other suggestion given might work as well- as long as you are going to any of those places. After that a taxi might be needed to get to your final destination. Bucharest can also have A LOT of traffic, by the way.


Re: Airport transfers - any advise please

by doru_oprea


Next time you came to Bucharest please order a private car with driver. It's only 15 euro.


Travel Tips for Bucharest

Historic Centre

by iwys

Bucharest's Centrul Istoric, or Historic Centre is the area around Strada Lipscani. It is the oldest part of the city and developed around the Princely Court from 1459 onwards. It is one of the most interesting parts of Bucharest to wander around, especially on a summer's evening, when the bohemian bars lining its cobbled streets come to life.

Although the streets date back to the fifteenth century, most of the buildings were rebuilt after the great fire of 1847. The most interesting streets today are Lipscani, Gabroveni, Smârdan and Stavropoleos.

Other facts about the Athenaeum

by codrutz

A little more about the Romanian Athenaeum:

One of the most representative building of the city, The Romanian Atheneum was built between 1886-1888 by architect A. Galleron. The money needed for the construction of the building was raised by public contribution. The exterior arhitecture is a combination of the neoclasic, baroc and ionic style.In front of the building there is the statue of the greatest Romanian poet, Mihai Eminescu

Packing List

by codrutz

Tak your usual airplane travel luggage. You might to prepare ahead some space in case you like something bulgy like some traditional pottery, that will take space in your return luggage. June-August: is very hot. As temperature might get over 40 degrees Celsius, wear t-Shirts, easy pants and light shoes with air vents. Sunglasses.

March-May and September-October: A sweater is reaquired. Sunglasses and perhaps an pocket umbrella (a large one when the weather forecast indicate sure rain).

November-February: Good winter shoes - warm and with a good adhering sole. Don't forget if you're traveling with your or rent-a-car vehicle to put on your winter tires and wheel-chains when heavy snow. Nowadays I suppose the number of film camera users are close to none. VTers preffer digital for sure :) So take your digital camera and a lot of memory. Get yourself a map and a good Bucharest guide right from the city. I strongly advise to buy those in Bucharest (you can find English material of course) and not in your home country. Local reviewers make a better job because they know better the places. Get a museum, a restaurant, bar and pub and a night-life guide.

traditional romanian goodies

by lchelle

If you are looking for traditional Romanian stuff to buy as souvineirs or gifts there is one good shop i have found.

It's on Blvd Unirii as you walk towards Causescus house its on the left hand side. Its called RomArt and has a wide variety of embroidery, dolls and carvings etc.

If you are looking to buy some of the woven rugs, wait until you visit Sucaeva they are much cheaper at the monastery called Veronet.

If you are in the piatra neampt area, take the journey out to the red lake 'lacu rosu' - along the way is a market set up in the shelter of the cliff wall with great woolens, embroidery etc.

Experience the ceai, the caj, the tea, the thé.

by Romanian_Bat about Carturesti Book'n Tea House

A tea is not supposed to be a sweet, pleasant and convenient drink one can have while riding a bike, working or eating a hamburger on the underground train. A tea is an experience and a discovery in the same time. And what can come as a better companion for a great cup of tea, if not a book? In the relaxed, but not exceedingly relaxing space at the Carturesti (look in the Shopping section for more data), they have a Tea Room. Sit down on a labelled chair and enjoy a comprehensive guide of the tea at first. Then make up your mind and have your own combination of a tea and a 'dulceata', exactly as these two sine qua non elements of the once upon a time Bucharest were described by Caragiale, Eliade or Rebreanu. Just bring your regular mood and your eagerness. Leave out your worries and defies, they are not admitted by others' regular moods.


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