Ibis Bucharest : Budget Hotel Review

Ibis Bucharest Budget Hotel 

Location : Calea Grivitei 143  sector 1  10708  BUCHAREST ROMANIA

Ibis are part of the Accor chain and I have stayed in many whilst travelling. They are budget hotels and if you don’t expect too much then you will be satisfied. I paid £92 for 3 nights in March. Please note there are two Ibis Hotels in Bucharest.

The hotel has 250 rooms

  • 106 non-smoking rooms
  • 4 rooms for people with reduced mobility
  • 58 family rooms
  • 8 connecting rooms
  • Extra bed in room for child

Check out is at 12pm which is great if you want a bit of a lie in.

This hotel is out of the city centre but perfect if you are going to be travelling by train as it is near the Gare Du Nord station. I like staying in Ibis hotels they are simple, cheap and no frills. The train station has food outlets and a supermarket. It is also near to some local shops. I noticed a pharmacy and a bank with cashpoint. However if you can pay a little bit more and want to be more central see my review of Ramada Majestic.

ibis bucharest bedroom

Check in is at 2pm I arrived early at 10am and they stored my case whilst I explored the area. I then sat in the public area and used the free wi-fi and people watched. They checked me in at 1pm when my room was ready. I checked into a matrimonial room with queen-size bed. My room was large and the bed was comfortable. It was cool and there is a heater if it gets chilly. There is lots of space for me to store my case and belongings.

There was a desk and chair so I had an area to get some work done during my stay. The bathroom was clean and adequate for what I needed. The TV has no English-speaking channels apart from Sky News. There were no tea or coffee making facilities which was a bit annoying as I like to be able to make a cup of tea as I am English and we drink a lot of tea lol. However, there is a café downstairs where you can get take away drinks.

ibis bucharest bathroom

There is a cashpoint in the hotel lobby

The Wi-Fi had a good connection

I didn’t hear any noise from corridors outside or other rooms.

There is security at night and I felt safe staying here even though I found the area to be a little intimidating as a solo female travel but nothing untoward happened. If you want to read more about how safe Bucharest is then check out this article I wrote.

Breakfast was an all you can eat buffet for 8€. It was basic but filled the hole in the tummy in the morning. Although the dining area was a bit hectic and things had ran out and not been replaced but at that price you can’t really complain. What I did eat was delicious and good quality. But they did have any tea and not having a kettle in my room I was starting to get tea withdrawals lol.

I had dinner in the restaurant and was really impressed. They had a 2-course meal for 30lei which is less than £6.

ibis bucharest 2 course menu

I had duck fillet with dauphinoise potatoes 45lei (£8.50) and a surprise chocolate ball with caramel sauce 20lei (£3.80) and it was all cooked well and delicious.

duck fillet ibis bucharest

Duck Fillet

I loved the melting chocolate ball. They also had some Romanian dishes such as beef sour soup, tripe soup, grilled Mititei, Sarmalute and a cold Romanian platter of cheese, ham, sausage, smoked lamb pastrami). And the best thing was the local beer that was cold refreshing and less than £1.80.

I use hotelscombined.com to find the best rate and then I will book directly with my favourite hotel booking agents. I use the following two depending on the best deal. I like these companies as they have easy to use websites, apps, customer service, loyalty discounts and the best prices. Bookings.com or Hotels.com

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