The Best Hotels in Bucharest’s Old Town

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Locally it’s called Centro Vechi, which translates to Old Centre, but people will know what you mean if you ask them about the best hotels in Bucharest’s Old Town. They’ll know you mean the part of town between the Dambovita river, Calea Victoriei, Regina Elisabeta and the Bulevardul Brătianu, which is basically the bit which wasn’t bombed out during World War II or destroyed or dismantled by communism afterwards.

Today the Old Town has become the sort of thing you’ll find in other old centres. It is picturesque and has some of Bucharest’s best restaurants and bars, and some charming boutiques and galleries etc., but surprisingly little in the way of big name historic sights. Much the architecture is old, yes, and some of it is actually a bit unsafe - watch out for the red discs which highlight this - but there’s no castle or cathedral (though there are several very impressive churches), just plenty of atmosphere and the history of real people who have lived through some pretty dramatic times.

The Best Hotels in Bucharest’s Old Town

For Something Special

Grand Hotel Continental

  • The Grand Hotel Continental is a five star hotel situated in the historic centre of Bucharest. Its rooms and suites are presented in traditionally elegant style with renaissance furnishings. There is a first class restaurant, function rooms etc. and, as you'd expect for a luxury establishment, there are very high service standards.

Perfect for a City Break

Hotel Christina

  • The Hotel Christina is a sleek, contemporary hotel with colour themed rooms, located close to the centre, right by the National Museum of Art.

For Great Value

Hotel Scala

  • The Hotel Scala boasts beautiful classic rooms with parquet flooring and sumptuous fabrics. It's a historic building right in the centre of the city with doubles starting from £80 per night B&B.

If you haven’t found your idea of the best hotels in in Bucharest’s Old Town on our Guru’s list you could:

The Best Hotels in Bucharest’s Old Town

  • Grand Hotel Continental, Bucharest Bucharest 53 rooms from £85

    City Style
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Sights nearby  -  Cretulescu Church, Romanian Athenaeum and Cismigiu Garden.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
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    A grand Five Star hotel in Bucharest's historic centre. Traditional elegant rooms and suites have all the mod cons and Renaissance furnishings. Excellent restaurant, meeting facilities, and close to all the local attractions. See More

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  • Hotel Christina Bucharest 24 rooms from £64

    Value chic
    Sights nearby  -  Cismigiu Garden, National Museum of Art of Romania.
    Restaurant  -  A good little lunch cafe.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
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    A contemporary Four Star hotel with simple rooms. Colour themed rooms have all the mod cons. Lunch cafe and restaurant, concierge, and massage service. A good value option for a stop off in Bucharest. See More

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  • Hotel Scala Bucharest 11 rooms from £77

    Local exploring  -  A stylish hotel in the heart of the city, next door to Magheru Boulevard and the Royal Palace.
    Local markets  -  The markets in the old part of town cannot be missed, head out on foot and bargain hunt.
    Sights nearby  -  The Romanian Atheneum and the National Theatre are both moments away.
    Full of character
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    Traditional architecture, period furniture and antiques in every corner blend well with modern day comfort. It also hosts exhibitions, live music concerts and formal dinners. The Repertorium offers gourmet cuisine. Rustic-charm, great location and a lively atmosphere. See More

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Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Wednesday, 21st July 2021