WJ Tested: Radisson Blu 5-Star Hotel in Bucharest, Romania

WJ Tested: Radisson Blu 5-Star Hotel in Bucharest, Romania

WJ Tested: Radisson Blu 5-Star Hotel in Bucharest, Romania

WJ Tested: Radisson Blu 5-Star Hotel in Bucharest, Romania

The Radisson Blu Hotel in Bucharest, Romania was where we called home for four nights during our first visit to the city in the summer of 2012. Although we typically prefer staying in much smaller boutique properties, the Radisson Blu did not feel as large as it is – there are 718 guestrooms and suites. After spending six weeks travelling through Europe, we needed a hotel that had all of the amenities (fast WIFI being numero uno) we would expect to find at a 5-star property so that we could relax by the pool and get caught up on work. The Radisson Blu did not disappoint us in any respect!

Radisson Blu Hotel Bucharest, Romania

Radisson Blu Hotel Bucharest, Romania

We were arriving on a flight from Paris (via Vienna) that didn’t arrive at Henri Coanda International Airport until after midnight, and not wanting to deal with gypsy taxi drivers in the wee hours of the morning we had sought assistance and advice from the Radisson Blu on the best way to get from the airport to their hotel at that hour. We were thrilled when the Concierge arranged a chauffer service and charged it to our room account – that way we didn’t even need to be concerned about getting Romanian currency before we arrived. The driver was waiting with a sign just as we came through customs and into the arrivals area of the airport. He then led us to the clean and comfortable Mercedes sedan and gave us a running commentary of what we were seeing as he whisked us across the city (a 20 minute drive) to our destination. In our opinion, this was the best way for us to start our visit to Bucharest!

Radisson Blu Bucharest - Blå Lounge Bar

Radisson Blu Bucharest – Blå Lounge Bar

The Radisson Blu Hotel Bucharest is modern and bright, and features many facilities that enhance a guest’s stay – a variety of restaurants and bars, indoor and outdoor pools, Bali Spa, World Class Health Academy, and Platinum Casino Bucharest. Guests have a variety of comfortable and modern rooms to choose from – Standard Rooms, Business Class Rooms and Suites – and amenities include free high-speed WIFI and Anne Semonin bath products.

Radisson Blu Bucharest - Standard Room

Radisson Blu Bucharest – Standard Room

During our stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bucharest we had the impression that guest’s needs and requests were taken care of to the full extent of the hotel staff’s abilities. We had a problem with the air conditioning in our room not operating very well, and although it took four visits from engineering and an offer to change our room (we didn’t want to move), the staff repeatedly followed up with us and tried to ensure that we were satisfied (which we were).

Radisson Blu Bucharest - Standard Room

Radisson Blu Bucharest – Standard Room

For any guest that requires the use of a first class fitness facility, access to treats the World Class Health Academy is bound to satisfy them – we have never seen a facility as extensive as this one!

Radisson Blu Bucharest - Standard Room

Radisson Blu Bucharest – Standard Room

What We Liked About Radisson Blu Hotel Bucharest:

  • Clean and comfortable guestroom
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Blackout drapes that worked
  • LCD satellite TV
  • Work desk
  • Free WIFI and internet access
  • Chauffer service – the hotel arranged a Mercedes sedan with English-speaking driver pick us up at 1 am from Henri Coanda (Otopeni) International Airport (approx. US$38)
  • Late check-out at no extra cost (until 6 pm depending on availability)
  • Upscale amenities
  • Modern design and styling
  • Business Class Lounge
  • The hotel garden features an outdoor pool, jacuzzi, pool bar and patio
  • Excellent service from all staff that we dealt with

    Radisson Blu Bucharest - Standard Room

    Radisson Blu Bucharest – Standard Room

Things We Didn’t Like During Our Stay:

  • Our guestroom had a problem with the air conditioning not working properly – engineering came 4 times to try and fix it
  • Temperature in the hallways was very hot and uncomfortable

    Business Class Lounge at Radisson Blu Bucharest

    Business Class Lounge at Radisson Blu Bucharest

Although we only booked a Standard Room, we did request and receive access to the Business Class Lounge. We thoroughly enjoyed and utilized this facility during our stay – preferring the continental breakfast to going to the extensive buffet breakfast in Dacia Felix Restaurant (serving over 120 items). The Business Class Lounge is on the top floor of the hotel and has fantastic views of the city and the outdoor pool – especially spectacular at night.

Business Class Lounge at Radisson Blu Bucharest

Business Class Lounge at Radisson Blu Bucharest

What We Liked About The Business Class Lounge:

  • Quiet and bright top-floor lounge
  • WIFI
  • Continental breakfast
  • Complimentary soft drinks, bottled water, beer, wine and spirits
  • Tapas served after 5 pm
  • Coffee maker for espresso, cappuccino, latte
  • Selection of teas
  • Snacks, cookies and nuts
  • Newspapers
  • Views of the pool and city
     
    Business Class Lounge at Radisson Blu Bucharest

    Business Class Lounge at Radisson Blu Bucharest

    So, next time WAVEJourney visits Romania’s capital city of Bucharest and we are seeking a 5-star hotel with a great location, we will certainly be returning to the very reasonably priced Radisson Blu Hotel!

    If You Go:

    Radisson Blu Hotel Bucharest
    Calea Victoriei, 63-81
    Sector 1, 10065
    Bucharest, Romania
    Website: Click Here.

    Note: WAVEJourney stayed at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bucharest for 4 nights in July 2012.

 

One Response to WJ Tested: Radisson Blu 5-Star Hotel in Bucharest, Romania

  1. This hotel’s pool looks spectacular. Sure would like to be lazing there and taking a leisurely swim between cocktails.

    Deanna 03/05/2013 at 1:03 pm

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