Bucharest is an interesting city. It has developed quite a coolness factor in the historical centre, with trendy bars and chic hotels for the well-dressed. I stayed in the centre of that neighbourhood in a stylish boutique accommodation with apartment-sized rooms. The Rembrandt Hotel faces a loud but pedestrian-only street lined with upscale bars and cafes.
I was told this area was a no-go neighbourhood not that many years ago, but it’s now a hip, lively entertainment district thrumming inside and around the city’s oldest buildings, and a great place to stay if you only have a few nights in the city.
Spreading out from the Old Town are chaotic spokes of streets that scatter in all directions. I hired a company called Invitation Romania to help me navigate the confusion, as it’s difficult to get a handle on the city in only a few days. They were great.
Below is a look at Bucharest, Romania through photos.