You can download our High-res photo package for press use from here.
Here is our collection of news clippings and excerpts gathered along the years.
We’re proud to have caught the eye of such publications and our continuous success is proof that they were inspired to bet on us.
Wizzit Magazine (August/September 2007)
National Geographic (May 2007)
The Sunday Times Travel (January 2007)
DeBizz (November 2006)
Herald Tribune (November 2006)
Mediafax (November 2006)
Serman’s Travel (November 2006)
Ost West (November 2006)
Business Traveler (September 2006)
Tripadvisor has acknowledged our quality services:
Also, our sister business Grand Cafe Van Gogh has been twice a winner in the reputed Food &amp; Bar Magazine Prize Gala.
In 2012 – The Special Prize for Innovation and Consistency
In 2013 – The Best Cafe In Bucharest (3rd prize)
We opened in January 2005 in a beautiful historical building in the Old City, right opposite the National Bank of Romania. Our street is pedestrian (car access only through National Bank security) so you can enjoy a good night’s sleep away from traffic noises.
In our 11 years on the Bucharest scene a great number of institutions, companies and people have enjoyed our hospitality – you can check a full list in the next tab.
You can download the printable presentation here.
Who we are
We are a team of 20 taking care of a 16-room hotel and a cozy cafe. We are nice people, we speak our languages and we have the time for details, dialogue and a personal approach with each of our guests.
Jerry van Schaik is the owner and general manager. He’s been in Romania for the past 15 years and was the man behind such hospitality landmarks on the local scene as Amsterdam Grand Cafe, ING Terrace and Van Gogh Grand Cafe Event Spaces – also in the Old City Centre.
Alina and Toni are in charge of the daily management of the hotel making sure everything runs smoothly. Alina graduated in English and Spanish, Toni has a degree in Marketing & Communications and they both already have 10 years experience on the job so trust there is nothing they can’t handle.
Luana and Alina are the one that hands you your fresh Illy espresso every morning. Andreea, Rahila, Diana and Angela are the cheerful smiling faces in reception that are there 24/7 for questions or advice. Nina,
Nina, Sorina and Claudia are the dedicated house keeping crew that you rarely see but always sense when you walk into your clean welcoming room.
What we do
We answer your questions, help, translate, offer directions, buy train tickets for you, arrange transport, tours, guide you through our in house DVD collection or the bars, pubs in the Old City.
Between us we speak English, Spanish, French, Italian and if all fails we are all fluent in sign language.
We have 12 years of hospitality between us and we’ve been working together for the greater part of those years.
We reached no. 1 on Trip Advisor only 3 years after opening and we’ve constantly been in the Top 5 ever since. Considering we have more than 800 reviews we are especially proud of this and thankful to all our guests for sharing their experience.
Ministery of Economic Affairs from the Netherlands
National Bank of Romania
Embassy of the Kindgom of the Netherlands in Bucharest
MNAC – Romanian National Contemporary Art Museum
NYC Touristic Office
Deutschland Touristic Office
Romanian Ministry of Justice
The President of the Dutch Senate