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The Marmorosch Bucharest is part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection. It’s a new addition to Bucharest having just opened in August 2021 after having undergone a €42 million renovation. The hotel is in the former Marmorosch-Blank Bank Palace and it is steps away from Old Town.
Anthony’s Take: The Marmorosch Bucharest is a great hotel near Bucharest’s Old Town. It offers stylish and comfortable rooms, a nice breakfast buffet, nice amenities, and friendly service. Its location offers easy access to most of the major attractions just steps outside your door.
I booked a Titanium, 1 Bedroom Suite, 1 King directly from Marriott.com on a “Member Rate Flexible” rate. The hotel can also be booked with Bonvoy points (16,000-29,500 points per night) with rates varying since Marriott eliminated its award categories.
Transportation to/from the Hotel
We took Uber Black from Henri Coandă International Airport (OTP) to the hotel. It cost $22 and took around 35 minutes to drive the approximately 17.8 kilometers with minimal traffic. When we left the hotel, we were headed to Bran in Transylvania and I hired a private driver for that trip.
The location of this hotel is convenient. It’s less than five minutes to Old Town and there are lots of restaurants, cafes, and stores right outside your door.
We arrived at the hotel around 2:30 PM and our suite was ready. There were multiple employees at the desks and the process was quick and efficient. Breakfast, elite benefits, and a brief overview of the hotel were given. My welcome amenity was 1,000 points as well as breakfast. Platinum and above elites can select breakfast and points as the hotel offers a choice of two amenities including 1,000 points, 750 points, a €10 food and beverage credit, or breakfast. We were also given an upgrade from the suite I had booked to one with a balcony. A 12:00 PM checkout, as requested, was granted and we were in our suite within a few minutes.
A welcome letter further explains the hotel’s amenities and benefits.
The entrance leads to a stairwell with a bar (called The Vault) to the right.
Some of the bank’s original details are still in place.
Up the stairs, you’ll find the Concierge desk to the left and check-in to the right. Champagne was here for guests although we were not offered any.
Behind these desks is a grand room with a bar and tons of seating. The restaurant where breakfast is served is located behind the bar.
It’s a gorgeous space with lots of playful decor.
I liked the phonograph on one of the tables there.
The entire space was incredibly inviting.
There are also a few seats near the front desk.
The elevators are down a hallway to the right.
The hallways on each floor had a pink carpet and were in good condition.
Titanium, 1 Bedroom Suite, 1 King, Balcony (453)
There are 217 rooms and suites at the The Marmorosch Hotel. Our upgrade was located on the 4th floor (there are six floors including some rooms on the lobby level).
The suite opens into a living room. The balcony is straight ahead.
A wardrobe, coffeemaker, tea kettle, mini bar, refrigerator, and safe are found to the right of the door.
The lower cabinet housed the safe and refrigerator.
To the left of this setup is a wardrobe with an iron, ironing board, robes, slippers, and some hangers.
A small couch and table were adjacent.
A desk is on the opposite wall. It has a TV mounted above it.
The bathroom is to the right of the living room. It features a vanity with a double sink, a glass shower, and toilet. One of the three doors to the balcony is also in the bathroom.
Various toiletries were found on the counter. Hand soap and body lotion were in pumps on the wall. There was no bar soap anywhere in the suite, which I found quite odd.
The toilet is next to the vanity.
The shower was spacious and had good water pressure.
Body wash, shampoo, and conditioner from The White Company were found mounted in the shower.
The bedroom was across the suite on the other side of the living room. It had a second wardrobe, desk, armchair, and TV.
It had another desk on the wall next to the king-sized bed.
The arm chair was against the wall with the door to the balcony. Bottles of complimentary water were on the table here.
The wardrobe in the bedroom was empty with ample space to hang clothing.
We were tired and did not feel like heading out to dinner. We ordered a Marmorosch Burger with Foie Gras and a Cheesesteak. They arrived quickly and were tasty.
We took our dinner out on the balcony to enjoy the awesome space.
Breakfast is served each morning in a restaurant behind the bar from 6:30 AM to 11:00 AM on weekdays and 7:00 AM to 11:30 AM on weekends. It’s a nice buffet with breads and pastries, fruit, yogurt, cereal, and multiple hot items. It also has an omelette station, coffee machines, and a menu with additional dishes that can be offered from the server. Breakfast is included as a welcome amenity for Platinum, Titanium, and Ambassador guests.
My husband ordered the French Toast and enjoyed it.
The buffet had multiple tables filled with choices.
The dining room is fairly large and it looks like additional tables can be used in the main room in front of the bar if needed as well.
Hash browns, tomatoes, quiche, and scrambled eggs
Hardboiled eggs and baked beans
Chicken sausage and mushrooms
Pork sausage and bacon
Next to the hot items there was an omelette station.
Guests select their own ingredients and the omelettes are prepared for them.
The left-side wall held various breads and pastries.
A toaster was here for guest use.
A nicely branded honeycomb, jams, and other condiments
More fresh fruit
Yogurt, muesli, and chia seed pudding
Meats and smoked fish
The right wall had self-serve coffee machines
Champagne was also available
Various cereals and granola
Public Areas & Amenities
The Marmorosch Hotel offers lots of lobby seating, Balance Spa, fitness center, and indoor pool for guest use.
The pool was too crowded when we visited. This image is provided from Marriott. The indoor pool has a cool water feature and nicely painted ceiling. A steam room and sauna are near the pool.
The fitness center is open 24 hours and offers a small selection of machines and free weights.
Overall Impression: The Marmorosch Hotel offers a nice mix of old world glamour with modern amenities in a great location. The hotel offers great service and Marriott Bonvoy recognition.
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