More of Bucharest!!

Well I have been lucky to visit Bucharest 7 times in the last 10 years,and even if slow down nowdays the memories will stay for a longer time. The pictures were found in my vault and should be in my blog, therefore, he is more of Bucharest!!  The city has been called the Little Paris, and even the Paris of the East , folks there even told me so. I like to show you my share and see it for yourselves. Hope you enjoy the post as I.

I remember my hotels by the congress center and near the Romanian-American University . This was my Bucharest central , going to the Ramada Plaza hotel and the Crown Plaza Hotel.

The Ramada Plaza at Poligrafiei boulevard 3-5 in district 1.  This was always a nice welcome even coming at night.  The Ramada Plaza Hotel was built in 1974 and last renovated in 2008, The Vitality Wellness Club features an indoor heated pool, wet and dry sauna, aerobics room, spinning center and full gym. The hotel ,also has a beauty center and a souvenir shop. Guests can enjoy international dishes at the Red Pepper restaurant. In addition, the La Parc restaurant serves cuisine combining Romanian and international influences, in a traditional atmosphere with modern elements and live entertainment. Its garden is the perfect place to spend the afternoon or evening. I really enjoyed here fyi.  The official Ramada Plaza Hotel

bucharest ramada plaza hotel parking snow dec15

The Crown Plaza Hotel, part of the Intercontinental hôtels group, also in the same park as above, I stayed couple times for one night but love the buffet.The rooms are big and well stocked, the elevator works fine and fast, checkin and checkout is smooth, just another wonderful IHG property. You start the day with a rich American buffet breakfast. Overlooking the garden and featuring a summer terrace, the Pine Restaurant serves international cuisine made from fresh local produce. The Crown Café-Bar is the ideal place to enjoy a drink during a relaxed meeting or a business session. Guests can relax at the ANA Spa, which is equipped with a swimming pool, gym, steam room, dry sauna, steam sauna and frigidarium. The Crowne Plaza Bucharest also offers a concierge service and on-site parking. You can walk and use facilities at the Ramada Plaza as well. The official Crown Plaza Hotel

bucharest crown plaza hotel entr mar14

Next door, to the Ramada Plaza Hotel you have the Casa Doina Restaurant , since 2003, located at Kiseleff Street, The restaurant is one of Bucharest’s historical edifices which impresses by its one-of-a-kind architecture signed by maestro Ion Mincu, graduated from the National School of Fine Arts in Paris. The restaurant is an authentic Romanian construction from the 19C, fully renovated and restored, where fine cuisine, a spectacular ambiance and high quality services come together to create the perfect invitation even for the most fastidious of clients. And we were, coming from all angles but always nicely friendly served, great memories here.

bucharest casa doina resto dining feb13

A bit on the architecture just as good as the food/service, The main living room being at the level of a raised ground floor, preceded by a porch, access to this building is facilitated by an external ramp with steps, the latter being protected from the weather thanks to a marginal extension of the roof. With regard to the main facade, the dominant perspective is vertical, starting from the basement, marked by a veranda with glass walls, the skeleton of which takes the form of the Romanian arches, right in the center. If we look up, we discover the fabulous veranda, supported by several carved wooden columns, crowned by a rectangular, pointed dome, made of ceramic tiles. Gorgeous too !

bucharest casa doina resto back apr13

The official Casa Doina restaurant:

To stretch out and see the city of Bucharest a bit more, will give you another restaurant posted now as found pictures lol ! A wonderful place sure to come back to it, the Taverna Sarbului at Stada Tipografilor 31. The terrace ambiance and friendly service to the superb local cuisine and good friends made it special, Huge portions, good wine, a lot of meat dishes, lively place, excellent environment, very polite, and helpful staff, fascinating traditional menu, nice wine list, seductive and subtle live music. A must to be lunch or dinner ; I could have stay here longer! 

bucharest taverne sarbului ent jul13

bucharest taverne sarbului inside jul13

The official Taverna Sarbului

And for a bit more info on Bucharest and its things to do / see in addition to see my previous posts in my blog, here are two sources.

The Visit Bucharest private site on Bucharest

The Tourist office of Romania on Bucharest

There you go folks, feel better now to have shown more of this friendly memorable city of Bucharest. Hope you enjoy the post as I. Bucharest  is a city to detour in Europe.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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