About this listing
Modern apartment located in the center of Bucharest close to the main attractions of the city. The old town, the Union Square, the Parliament Palace as well as Bucharest's shopping and entertainment can be reached by foot.
The apartment has 68 m² divided in a bedroom, a living room with one sofa bed for 2 persons, a kitchen, a bathroom and 3 balconies. The kitchen has hob, fridge, kettle, oven, toaster and dishes washing machine.
The apartment is cleaned and sheets are changed after each guest. Towels are provided. A hairdryer, iron and iron board are available.
The neighborhood is a rather quieter and safer one situated along the Dambovita river quay and governed by the sight of the impressive Palace of Parliament (Casa Poporului). The apartment is in a relative new building finished in 1999 situated across the street from the Romanian National Library (Biblioteca Nationala a Romaniei) and House of Commerce.
The apartment is also conveniently placed for sightseers within walking distance from famous attractions like: Palace of Parliament (Casa Poporului), Old Town, CEC Palace, National Arena Stadium Bucharest, Carol Park (Parcul Carol), Tineretului Park, Patriarchal Cathedral, Cismigiu Gardens and many more.
For visitors in search of authentic romanian culinary experiences close by there are a multitude of well known, restaurants such as: Manuc's Inn (Hanul lui Manuc) and Caru’ cu bere. They are appreciate not only for the good quality food but also for the their atmosphere that recreates the life style of interbellum Bucharest.
“Heavy shoppers” can find close by two of the best malls (Vitan Mall and Unirii Shopping Center ), they house under one roof a multitude of international famous brand shops along with restaurants and a multitude of entertainment attractions (bowling, cinemas). Both centers offer childcare facilities and have private parking enabling visitors traveling with children and / or renting a car to enjoy Bucharest without the stress.
The metro station "UNIREA" is 15 minutes walk along a major avenue which has the view of the famous House of Parliament.
Visitors coming by personal or rented car can be certain that they will find a free public parking right next to the building entrance (normally uncommon in big cities). The apartment is also very well connected with the public transport system with easy access form the airport / train station, for more information please do not hesitate to send us an inquiry.
Smoking is not allowed in the apartment. You can smoke on the balcony.
I booked this apartment for 3 days. I was arriving via bus from Bulgaria. Owner told me her mother would arrive in 10 minutes to let me in. Waited fruitlessly. Then another call to say would be there after ½ hour. When she did arrive, I wanted to ask how to use washing machine. Her English was not good enough and she did not seem interested enough to explain so, I decided do my laundry locally.
Her English was good enough however to produce a calendar, point to my departure date 3 days hence, on the 26th, and ask what time I would be departing on the day ? The time stipulated was 11 am. Had no problem with that but found it a very cold welcome
To keep goodwill alive and not have it affect my stay, I phoned her daughter, the owner, after the mother left and informed her of my new Romanian sim and contact number. Told her was a lovely apartment etc and thanked her and her mother.
I got a reply to this text 1.5 days later, after midnight, wishing me well and again asking what time I would be departing on the Saturday ?
Since then, several emails, phone calls asking the same. Check out time is 11 am according to their site page. Surely that is enough for them ??
On my last day, Saturday, her mother arrived at 10:30 am while I was having breakfast. I told her – as per her site page, I would be leaving at 11 am. What kind of behaviour is this from an air bnb host ??!!
Are they trying intimidate people ?
I can give the apartment full marks but the people who own / run it a great big FAIL !
They have no people / business sense.
I would rather sleep rough than rent through this family again. Buyer beware !
A nice and cozy apartment, very close to the hearth of the city. The place was exactly as described. We really enjoyed our stay here, and we highly recommend it :)
We spent three days in Catalina's apartment in July. Communication with her was always prompt and directions to her place were accurate as was the description of the place.
The kitchen seemed adequately equipped but we didn't cook there so it's hard to say.
The location is ideal, as it's around a 20 mins walk to the metro at Piatsa Unirii, from where you have contact to most places in Bucharest. Walking to the Old City is only slightly further as is Park Cismigiu- well worth a visit to escape the hustle and bustle of Bucharest.
We were met on arrival by Catalina's mother, who only has a few words of English but it was sufficient to explain the basics. If we had questions during our stay we simply contacted Catalinas but this was never necessary as everything ran smoothly.
Wi-fi also functioned perfectly the whole time we were there, not that we were trying to stream anything.
We would certainly stay there again if we needed to be in that part of Bucharest.
First and probably best airnrb experience ever. Good contact, easy key reception...and a huge and lovely appartment in the very center of Bucharest. (Use Uber and you'll have no taxi problem...) I will definitely come back!
Un apartament superb, imens, excelent situat si mobilat design pentru un pret mai mult decat rezonabil. Proprietarii simpatici si foarte disponibili. Data viitoare tot aici vin!
Idéalement situé en centre ville (Uber toujours a 2 minutes distance) l'appart est grand, calme, avec plusieurs petites terrasses. Il y a tout a l'intérieur pour s'y sentir (mieux que) chez soi, même un ordinateur. Les proprios sont adorables et très disponibles. Franchement je retourne souvent a Bucarest pour voir des amis, c'est beaucoup mieux et moins cher qu'un hotel !
Die Wohnung war perfekt! Sehr groß, 3 Balkone, sauber und ordentlich. Nur einen 10 Minuten Spaziergang von der Altstadt entfernt.
The apartment is much better than it looks in the pictures because it has lots of natural light which make it warmer. I was afraid that it would be dark because I think they took the pics by night with artificial lighting. We felt home from the first moment we entered. Catalina's mother was there to give us the key and explained everything quickly before leaving us. Everything was clean and working. It has three wonderful terraces and the one in the dining room it's perfect to have a late drink or coffee after a day hanging around. We arrived very soon by bus (line 783) from the airport and considering the last stop of the bus is 10 minutes away from the apartment I think it gives a plus to the place. Quite, clean and bright. Several supermarkets and shops nearby and at least two coffee shops.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this apartment. It is very cozy, and welcoming. The building is located on a major boulevard and it is very easy to find it. The apartment though doesn't face the street and it is very quiet ( a very important request for my vacation).
There were changes in my vacation plan and Catalina was very accommodating. Thank you ! She answered promptly to my messages I sent before I decided to rent the apartment and of course during my stay.
I received though an unpleasant surprise from AIRBNB. They blocked my access to my account for the second part of my vacation. I understand and appreciate security checks but 3 days is a long time. ( I received the message that I am ok when I arrived back to US). My husband in US, was able to access the account and Catalina was again very accomodating in providing a different communication link.