PRACTICAL INFORMATION USEFUL INFORMATION Europa Cinemas contact (in case of emergency): +33 7 81 38 34 45 Hotel Radisson Blu +40 21 311 9000 Hotel Park Inn +40 21 601 3600 Currency 1 EUR = approx. 4.6 RON (Romanian Leu – 1 Leu, 2 Lei). Telephone: International Dialing Code for Romania: +40 Useful & emergency telephone numbers: General European Emergency Number 112 (Police, Ambulance, Fire) Doctors (24 hour services): Floreasca Clinical Emergency Hospital (Spitalul clinic de urgenţă Floreasca). Calea Floreasca 8, București 014461. Tel: +40 21 599 2300 ; +40 21 599 2308 Emergency : 962. www.urgentafloreasca.ro. 24h service pharmacy: Farmacia Dona – Magheru. Bulevardul Magheru, nr. 32-36, Sector 1, București. Tel: +40 372401287. http://farmaciiledona.ro
SHOPPING & SERVICES Usual opening hours are Monday to Friday (services), Monday to Saturday (street shops), Monday to Sunday (shopping Malls) from 9am to 7pm. Supermarkets and shopping malls are usually open 7 days a week until 9pm, often even on public holidays. Banks are open on weekdays during working hours. Access to cash mashines (ATM) is ensured 24 hours a day. Post offices are open from 8am to 7pm. The closest post office is located at Calea Victoriei 91-93, sector 1, București.
CONNECTIONS BETWEEN THE AIRPORT & RADISSON BLU HOTEL THE CHEAPEST - by public transportation Public buses Bus #783 leaves every 40 min from the Arrival terminal and connects you to Piaţa Romană in about 30 minutes (depending on traffic departures from the airport from 00.30am to 11.45pm). From there, the Radisson hotel is a 10-min walk away down Blvd. Magheru and Strada George Enescu. One-way ticket: 3.5 RON (roughly 0.75€). Routes and timetable: http://www.ratb.ro/v_bus_expres.php
THE EASIEST - by taxi In the hall of the airport you will find touchscreen terminals for taxi requests (several languages are available). You will be able to choose your fare and order a taxi. You will receive a ticket indicating the company and car number that will arrive at the exit of the terminal. A ride between the airport and the hotel costs between 30 – 60 RON (7 – 13 euros). Payment only by cash. Über and Taxify services work very well in Bucharest.
MOVING AROUND IN BUCHAREST BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION Metro A 2-trip ticket costs 5 RON (1¤), a 10-trip ticket costs 20 RON (4.5¤). A daily pass costs 8 RON (1.7¤).
Bus, Tram The price for one trip is 1.3 RON (0.30¤). You can buy a MULTIPLU card and top it up with 2 to 10 trips. The card in itself (empty) costs 1.6 RON. This card is not rechargeable. You can also buy a non-nominal ACTIV card (electronic wallet). The card in itself costs 3.7 RON and you can top up with the amount you want and also recharge it. The advantage of this card is that you can use it for the metro as well. You can purchase any of these cards in major bus stations.
ASKING FOR INFORMATION: hello! = bună ziua! good morning! = bună dimineaţa! good evening! = bună seara! hi! = salut! goodbye! = la revedere! i love you = te iubesc please (singular) = te rog please (plural, polite) = vă rog thank you = mulţumesc how much (price)? = cât costă? yes = da no = nu
conference = conferinţă entrance = intrare exit = ieşire open = deschis closed = închis church = biserică hospital = spital shop = magazin street = stradă theatre = teatru station = staţie film theatre = cinema
WHERE TO EAT NEAR THE RADISSON BLU HOTEL Pâine şi Vin
Caru cu Bere
Strada Actor Ion Brezoianu 4. Open 5pm-1am. http://painesivin.ro/
Strada Stavropoleos 5. Open 8am-2am (week-ends). Reservation recommended on week-ends.
Romanian wine, home-made bread & local products. Vegetarian-friendly. (10-15¤). Raw, woodbased interior design.
Romanian traditional food & brewery. Located in a historical neo-gothic building (1899) in the old town (5-20¤).
Kane World Food Studio
Strada Actor Ion Brezoianu 4. Open 12pm-1am. https://energiea.ro/ Healthy, urban & gourmet. Vegetarian-friendly (10-15¤).Pub & urban hub-feeling.
Alt Shift Strada Constantin Mille 4. Open 12pm-3am (6am on week-ends). www.altshift.ro Meat dishes, salads, home-made pasta and more (10-15¤). A contemporary interpretation of a pub, with an industrial design.
Strada Tunari 60. Open 12pm-11pm. http://www.kane-restaurant. com/#worldfoodstudio Fusion world food, local fresh products (20-30¤).
Calea Victoriei 18. Open 12pm-12am. http://victoriei18.ro/
High street food & gourmet burgers (5-15¤).
WHERE TO GRAB A COFFEE M60 Strada Mendeleev nr 2. Monday-Sunday 10am-1am. https://www.facebook.com/ m60cafeamzei
Fantastic coffee, cakes & food, local craft beer. Scandinavian design.
Artichoke Calea Victoriei 45. Wednesday-Sunday 8am-8pm. https://fr-fr.facebook.com/ artichokecoffee/
Specialty coffee shop in a unique space with large arched windows and lots of plants.
Beans & Dots
București. Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. https://origocoffee.ro/
Strada Actor Ion Brezoianu 23-25 Monday-Sunday 9am-8pm. https://fr-fr.facebook.com. beansanddots/
Generously spaced specialty coffee shop.
WHAT TO SEE AROUND THE RADISSON HOTEL The National Museum of Art (MNAR) Calea Victoriei 49 Wednesday to Sunday, 10am - 6pm
+ Museum of Art Collections
Calea Victoriei 111 Saturday to Wednesday, 10am - 6pm http://www.mnar.arts.ro/ en/
Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC) & The Palace of the Parliament:
13 Septembrie Boulevard (B3 gateway) Wednesday – Sunday, 10am - 6pm
MNAC is situated in the most iconic monument, the Palace of the Parliament http://www.mnac.ro/en/
Salonul de Proiecte (Universul building) 23-25 Ion Brezoianu, Building B, 1st floor Thursday – Sunday, 3 - 7pm
Romanian contemporary art gallery
Published on Nov 21, 2017