Hello Hotel Bucharest
Grivitei Road, No. 143, Bucharest, 010708, Romania
It seems the Hello Hotel Bucharest is part of a chain of budget hotels in Romania and it was really good for the price. The style of the hotel reminds me of the IBIS chain which is actually next door and I stayed here during my last visit to Bucharest. The location is great for what I wanted. It is near the train station here you have a market shop to get some basics and some eateries such as KFC, McDonalds and local patisseries
After spending one night in Bucharest in a very basic noisy hotel I was glad to move here. It is excellent value for money for a budget hotel. I paid 31euros for one night in a double room via Booking.com. The hotel is rated as a 2 star but has everything that I needed for one night stay.
Reception was friendly and check-in was quick and hassle free. Even though check in wasn’t until 3pm they checked me in at 12pm which was much appreciated. There is a luggage storage though if your room is not available or if you are leaving later and want to store your luggage whilst you go and explore. There is a ATM in reception and they accepted payment of cash or cards/. They also provide free tourist maps is needed. For an additional fee of 30% of the room rate you can book early check in or late check out.
My room was 510 it was is light and airy and the bed was comfortable. I love the style of this hotel is clean and crisp and modern looking. I would have preferred some more pillows but that is my personal preference and I am sure if I asked at reception they would have given me some extra ones. There was an extra thin duvet though so I used that as a pillow. You can get a hairdryer on request from reception. Free Wi-Fi is supplied in the rooms and it was a good fast connection. Safety deposit box available in reception free of charge.
What is slightly strange about this hotel is that the shower and sink are in the bedroom. If I was sharing with someone I would not actually like this. Even though the shower has got a door it is only frosted ¾ of the way and it also has a large gap at the top. The same with the toilet so there is no privacy in this room if you are not alone.
There is a TV with 67 channels some English speaking channel but the reception is so poor that you can’t get a decent picture so nothing is watchable.
There is an air conditioning unit on the wall but I could not seem to get this to work. It was a chilly day I was staying at the hotel and the room was toasty but a little too stuffy for me so I would have liked to have been able to turn the air conditioning on
There is no wardrobe but there is a clothes rail with hangers. A desk and chair and two drinking glasses. No tea or coffee making facilities which is one thing I miss when travelling.
The hotel offered pizza and pasta at reasonable prices which can be eaten in the café downstairs or take away. Breakfast is also offered at a charge of 6€.
18 Ron for a pizza option of Pizza Carnivora (Sausage, bell pepper, corn, olives, tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese) Pizza Diablo (peperoni, chilli peppers, tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, oregano) Pizza Vegetariana (mushrooms, zucchini, spinach, arugula, olives, onions, bell peppers, dried tomatoes) Pizza Prosciutto e Fungi (Ham, mushrooms, mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce)
18 Ron for Pasta Option Tagliatelle Giardiniera (tagliatelle, grilled zucchini, dried tomatoes, red onion, presto sauce, basil, olive oil) Penne All’Arrabbiata (penne, tomatoes, chilli peppers, garlic, olive oil, parmesan) Spaghetti alla Chitarra (Spaghetti, tomatoes, bacon, onion, olive oil, parmesan)
22 Ron Penne cu Somon (penne, salmon fillet, chilli peppers, garlic, lemon, olive oil)
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