Rembrandt Hotel

Hotel in Bucharest

Prices have gone through the roof here in the past couple of years, though the hotel's personal touch and stylish rooms, with big, comfy beds and parquet floors, still justify a short-stay splurge. The location, in the historic centre just opposite the landmark National Bank, is within easy reach of some of the best cafes and bars.

The rooms come in three categories: tourist, standard and business – with the chief difference being size. Book well in advance.