Where to stay in Bucharest

Best area to stay in Bucharest

Bucharest is a city full of history and culture. It is the capital of Romania and is the country´s most populated city, as well as being the most important in terms of commerce, industry and culture. The city is one of the 10 most populated cities in Europe, with a total population of almost 2 million inhabitants, according to the 2011 census.


The best area to stay in Bucharest is without a doubt the city centre, for various reasons. First of all, practically all of the city´s most important monuments and emblematic squares can be found in this area. Secondly, the city centre boasts the best offering of hotels, restaurants and bars. Lipscani street is considered to be the heart of the enchanting old town, where you will find a large variety of bars and restaurants with a great atmosphere, as well as some excellent and reasonably priced hotels.


The centre of Bucharest is small in comparison to tourist areas in other European cities, making it simpler and easier to explore and enjoy. Its narrow streets are charming and full of life, whilst the majority of buildings are old and somewhat unkempt, yet picturesque.


There are many main attractions located in the city centre, such as the Palace of Parliament, the Macca-Villacross passage, the Stavropoleos Monastery, the St. Demetrius Church and the Museum of Natural History, among others.

Hotel   Avg price
Rembrandt Hotel
11 Smardan St
71€ - 84$
Hotel   Avg price
Europa Royale Bucharest
Str. Franceza 60
67€ - 80$
Hilton Garden Inn Bucharest
Strada Doamnei 12
74€ - 88$
The Mansion Boutique Hotel
Strada Franceza 11
100€ - 119$
Hotel Cismigiu
38 Regina Elisabeta Boulevard
109€ - 130$
Hotel   Avg price
Hotel Casa Capsa
Calea Victoriei 36
88€ - 105$


On the map, which shows the most convenient area to stay in Bucharest, you can see a selection of some of the best located hotels.


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The best places to stay in the centre of Bucharest


Old town


Old Town BucharestThe best hotels in Bucharest are in the old town, particularly in the area of Piața Unirii, where you will find one of the main metro stops and the station also links up with the RATB buses and tram terminal, making it a very privileged location, especially if you want easy access to other areas of the city via public transport. This is the most central area of town and also the most charming of neighbourhoods. A large part of what used to make up the Bucharest old town was destroyed to build bigger and more modern buildings, but the few streets that remain intact have been closed off to traffic and now offer a vibrant atmosphere with excellent restaurants and pubs, all sorts of shops and a lively nightlife. Although this is the most touristy area of Bucharest, accommodation and restaurant prices are reasonably affordable, meaning it´s worth treating yourself and booking one of these luxury accommodation options at affordable prices.



Hotels in Bucharest Old Town




Victory Avenue


Victory Avenue BucharestThe Victory Avenue (Calea Victoriei) is the most important street in Bucharest and also the oldest. You can cross the capital from the old town all the way to the Victory square which is jam packed with luxury hotels, boutiques selling some of the most high-end labels and exclusive restaurants. You will find some of the city´s most typical buildings and places of interest on Calea Victoriei, such as the Roman Athenaeum, the National History Museum, the Cantacuzino Palace, the CEC Palace, the Revolution Square or the Bucharest Telephone Palace. From the Victoriei Avenue, it´s also really easy to hail a taxi or take public transport down to the centre or other areas of the city. 



Hotels in Victory Avenue




Bucharest University


Bucharest university BucharestJust 15 minutes on foot from the Piața Uniri you will find the Piața Universității, which is surrounded by numerous excellently located hotels. The University Square is located among some of the most important places of interest for tourists, such as the Ion Luca Caragiale București National Theatre and the sign at the foot of the National Theatre which marks “kilometre 0” of Romania. In this square, you will find two luxury hotels; The Athénée Palace Hilton and The InterContinental Bucharest Hotel, one of the highest buildings in all of Bucharest, and not forgetting the University. Thanks to the magnificent surrounding architecture, you can enjoy a lovely walk around the square, wander the adjacent streets by bike or visit the different food stalls and shops that you can find around the Square.



Hotels in Bucharest University