Athenee Palace Hilton

1-3 Episcopiei, Sector 1, Bucharest, 010292, Romania
(5 star hotel)
#4 of 374 hotels in Bucharest
Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 8 reviews
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The INN with Historic Luxury

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 1, 2013

I would wake up every morning to still warm fresh Romanian pastries now what is not to love about that the serves it is 5 star the staff fantastic and know you by name. I asked the manager about New York Times foreign correspondent C. L. Sulzberger wrote in his memoir A Long Row of Candles that as World War II was approaching, he settled into the Athénée Palace "to enjoy my wait for war and where his room was?? He said you read Sulzberger’s essays with real pride in his smile he gave it to me a corner sweet overlooking the square where Sulzberger wrote in world war 2.

Unique Quality: I travel most of the time in my role and I just love it when I get to stay in a hotel with real history charm and character and the The Athénée Palace hotel in Bucharest, Romania, now a Hilton has all of that and more. The more is the fantastic location right on square next to the Athenee concert hall. Now to the History it was built as part of the Romanian Athenaeum where you would stay when you attended the concerts but became Europe's most notorious den of spies in the years leading up to World War II and stayed a hotspot in the cold war.

Directions: Right in the City Center on the Main Square

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Most favorite hotel in Bucharest

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 18, 2010

I am traveling to Bucharest on weekly basis. I have tried more 4*-5* hotels, but only one has become my very favorite - Athenee Palace Hilton. It has a very good location in the center of Bucharest, easy to reach both offices in different directions I use to work. The rooms, breakfast and health club are great, but what I appreciate the most is the kindness and profesionality of the staff. No matter if it’s someone from reception, housekeeping, restaurant or management, I always feel very friendly way of hospitality and a will to do the things best way possible. This is perhaps the main difference among experiencies in other Bucharest hotels I stayed in.

Unique Quality: kindness and profesionality of staff, good location, feeling secure

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a Bucharest landmark

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 24, 2007

The Athénée Palace Hilton is a Bucharest landmark building. It was originally built in 1914. In the 1940s residents included both the Gestapo and British spies. Int the 1950s it was said that every room was bugged by the communist government. Nowadays its 272 bug-free rooms are used by business travellers.

The hotel was purchased by the Hilton group in 1994 and in 1997 a new 7-floor extension was added at a cost of US$42 million.

The Athénée Palace is a luxurious five star hotel. Its facilities include an indoor swimming pool, a gym, sauna, beauty salon, casino, French and Italian restaurants and an English bar.

Directions: Just off Piata Revolutiei

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An ideal place to stay

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 30, 2007

Everything you would expect from a 5 star hotel. All the amenities eg sauna, fitness room, concierge, money-changing facility etc

Unique Quality: Very friendly staff and great breakfast

Directions: Very central location

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Central comfort

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 29, 2007

After having tried a number of hotels in the higher categories in Bucharest, this one is my favourite in the city centre: A true luxury hotel with big comfortable rooms and an apropriate service. A very well-sorted cigar-shop in the basement for those that have forgotten their Cohibas. On checking in, former German world-class soccer player Franz Beckenbauer also arrived at the hotel to stay there. Breakfast might be better in some other hotels of similar class in Bucharest and the most spectacular luxury hotel might be the Marriott. However, I like the Hilteon best for its central situation and the nice restaurants and bars in the vicinity.

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Top of the range in Bucharest

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 28, 2005

The Hilton Hotel is deffinately one of the finest hotels in Bucharst, and certainly the most historic. As a five star hotel, the staff are very accomodaing. I arrived around 8:00 AM and was chacked-in without a problem. THe room was imaculately clean and the location is ideal for both business and cultural purposes. The gym and spa facilities are on par with western hotels of a similar category. As much as I enjoyed my stay there, I would book the Marriott over the Hilton, as the newer hotel offers more amenities, and larger rooms. Also, as the highest priced hotel in the city, it should be without question the best. I have found the Marriott to be supperior in all categories but front desk staff and location, where the Hilton excells.

Unique Quality: The front desk staff were amazing and efficient. They knew the name of every gues in my party after check-in. Trully phenominal service.

Directions: On revolution square<br/><br/>Accros the streat from the Royal Palace, National Museam of Art, Philharmonic Hall, National Library

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Classical interiors, Modernist shape...

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 19, 2004

There are hotels, and then there are legends. History has had its bites of happiness and sorrow with Romania, and all of them have passed through the lobby of the Athenee Palace. The love affairs of King Charles the 2nd, the secrets of the Nazis during WW2, the Soviets' ultimatums of 1940, the wide ears of the Securitate agents in the 1980s, all of them, just like people ordering a tuica or a couple of sarma, have passed through this hotel, its lobby or its English Bar. The rooms have everything one expects in a 5* unit, but, if you come at the Hilton, stay at the Hilton and choose an Alcove Room overlooking Revolutiei Square and the reason for the name of the hotel, i.e. the Athenaeum. Compared to these ones, the "standard" rooms in the glass covered backyard concrete box are simply not worth looking into. Just like at the Marriott, there is a taxi driver mafia around (possibly the toughest in town), so beware in what kind of car you get, for otherwise you will pay dearly.

Unique Quality: As Mr. Hilton said himself: "if I were to describe the three best features of a successful hotel, they would be: location, location and location". The rest can be seen on the website.

Directions: It is located in Revolutiei Square, just near the Athenaeum and across the street from the Royal Palace.

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Athenee Palace

by written on August 13, 2004

Hilton is known as one of the best hotel chains in the world. well, i saw a few hilton hotels in my life and the one in Bucharest is not too imprssive (in my opinion at least...), the structure that was built in 1914 is a bit boring but it situated in one of the most importent sites of Bucharest, in the Revolution square, just near the Athenaeum.

Unique Quality: The hilton is a 5 stars hotel with 272 rooms, offers the most luxorious facilities plus fitness center, pool and casino.

Directions: Piata Revolutiei

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Address: 1-3 Episcopiei, Sector 1, Bucharest, 010292, Romania

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Amenities at Athenee Palace Hilton

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Business Services
  • Pets Allowed
  • Shuttle Service
  • Suites
  • Bar / Lounge

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