All you need to know about Bucharest

A bustling metropolis, Bucharest is Romania’s largest city and capital, adorned with tree-lined boulevards and elegant Belle Époque buildings. Located on the Dambovita River in the southeast of the country and boasting a population of 2.5 million, Bucharest has the distinction of being the densest city per capita in the EU. Known as ‘Little Paris’, Bucharest is a stunning city with exquisite French architecture and a rich cultural history. With a palpable sense of transformation and change, this city holds a mix of Art Nouveau remnants juxtaposed with brutalist Communist-era monuments. Economically, Bucharest is the most prosperous city in Romania with a multitude of large convention facilities, educational institutions, and cultural venues. Here at SilverDoor, we have a range of corporate accommodation available for you to choose from; enquire today and we can elevate your stay with one of our many serviced apartments in Bucharest.

What do I need to know about staying Bucharest?

A fascinating city of contrast, Bucharest combines over 500 years of history with elegant Belle Époque architecture nestled amongst dour communist-era blocks. Its temperate continental weather means winters are brisk, but summers are pleasant; therefore we would recommend visiting in the spring and summer months. If hiring a car, be aware that independent travellers need to pay a road toll, or rovinieta, in order to drive on Romanian roads as not having this will result in a fine. Home to some of the most beautiful bookshops, be sure to pick up a souvenir when staying. Cărturești Carusel boasts six floors and a bistro, a memorable destination to see when staying in the city.

Transport in Bucharest

The metro is the easiest and most efficient way to get around the city. Metrorex has four metro lines, over 50 stations, and generally offers a reliable service. Tickets can be bought at the counters inside the station and are frequently monitored and checked by transport police. Buses, trams, and trolleybuses run under one umbrella system (STB) where tickets are interchangeable for all three forms of transport. Driving around Bucharest can be confusing as streets are not always clearly labelled however most Romanian drivers park on the side roads for free. There are not any parking metres and towing almost never occurs. Be mindful that taxis also have a reputation in Bucharest for overcharging foreigners, so ride-sharing services (like Uber) are a good alternative.

Shopping in Bucharest

There is no shortage of shopping opportunities in Bucharest. In between metro stations, Piața Unirii and Piața Romană, thousands of shops are open for every want, need, and budget. Luxury fashion chains cluster around the Roman Athenaeum while popular stores are located closer to the university. The modern AF1 Palace Cotroceni is one of the most popular malls and features over 300 stores, a cinema, ice rink, and multitude of restaurants. Many locals also enjoy purchasing fresh produce from the markets; Piața Obor, Piața Matache, and Piața Amzei are great locations for meats, cheeses, fruits, and vegetables.

What to do in Bucharest

While many buildings and structures date back to the 15th Century, Bucharest Old Town has seen significant investment and development, now humorously coined to be just a decade old. With streets of bars, restaurants, music and merriment, the Old Town is worth stopping by on a free evening. Guests can also get their bearings with a free walking tour, travelling throughout the city and soaking up the energy. Visitors can benefit from the sights of Bucharest’s prettiest parks, Herăstrău Park is 187 hectares and built around Herăstrău Lake where guests can hire boats and unwind on the water. With a day to spare, the Unirii Square Fountain Show involves a grand performance of music, light, and water from 44 fountains in the Unirii Square.

Facts about Bucharest

Bucharest is famous for having one of the fastest internet connections in Europe. With speeds that rival Japan, South Korea and Israel, the average download time is close to double the speed in the United States. Be sure to visit the Palace of the Parliament when in Bucharest, the heaviest building in the world and the second largest administrative building, second only to the Pentagon. Bucharest is also called ‘Little Paris’ as from 1900-1930, it was considered to be one of the most beautiful and modern European cities with much of the architecture displaying Parisian influences.  

Why choose a serviced apartment in Bucharest with SilverDoor?

With a wide selection of serviced apartments in the city of Bucharest, we provide business travellers with the ideal accommodation options when staying for extended periods of time. Serviced apartments in Bucharest benefit from being in the heart of the city, just a stone’s throw from the Old Town with every amenity available. Here at SilverDoor, we provide support throughout your entire booking process and aim to find the perfect apartment for our guests. Our Trustpilot rating contributes to the confidence that we have in ensuring you will be in the best hands when staying in a serviced apartment in Bucharest.

What is a serviced apartment?

A serviced apartment in Bucharest is perfectly suited to the business traveller, with a variety of spaces on offer and facilities tailored to your every need. SilverDoor has a vast array of corporate housing in our portfolio, with private, flexible spaces that are designed to make guests feel at home. We help guests keep their work and home lives separate, providing spaces that can be comfortably enjoyed when venturing to new destinations. With facilities such as a fully equipped kitchen, living area and multiple bedrooms depending on group size, guests can separate from their work life at home. If you have any specific requirements for your serviced apartment in Bucharest, do not hesitate to contact a member of our team who will work hard to accommodate your needs.