Marriott Gold Members and those staying in the executive suites have complimentary access to the J W Marriott Grand Hotel Bucharest Hotel Executive Lounge. Other hotel guests who wish to visit the facility can do so after paying a small upgrade fee.
Lounge Location & Views
The 8th-floor lounge has excellent views of Bucharest’s skyline and the neighboring People’s Palace. This midsize room also features plenty of seating for guests to use.
The incredibly friendly lounge staff is perfectly willing to help with any questions that hotel guests might have. One can’t go wrong with their restaurant and show recommendations.
This elegant room is decorated in dark red and tan tones. These colors greatly compliment the dark wood furniture and accents that are used abundantly throughout the hotel.
Hours of Operation
From 6 am to 10 pm, the staff is on hand to manage requests. However, access to the lounge is not restricted to those times and the facility stays open throughout the night. This makes it easy to obtain both hot and cold beverages whenever one would like them. Guests will notice that the lounge area tends to be especially quiet during the early morning hours and also in the late afternoon. At such times, this spot is a perfect place to unwind with a refreshing beverage.
As far as we could see, the service at this location was exemplary. The buffet area was kept spotless, and dishes were expediently removed from the tables. On multiple occasions, we left some items behind, yet they were set aside so that they could be returned to us as soon as possible. The staff went out of their way to cater to my autistic son’s wishes. In fact, those working here were gracious enough to let us take food back to our room for him when he felt too tired to get dressed and come to the lounge.
Breakfast & Brunch Provisions
Partaking of the lounge’s excellent breakfast spread is a perfect way to start the morning. A plethora of cereals, nuts, dried fruits, and delicious yogurts are provided for guests along with the obligatory breakfast fare of scrambled eggs, sausages, and bacon. Beverage choices include fruit juices, sodas, water, and various drinks that can be made using the lounge’s specialty coffee machine.
Multiple platters of Romanian cold cuts are also on the breakfast menu, including the world-famous Sibiu salami. A variety of cheeses, bread, and pastries are likewise part of this tasty repast. We especially enjoyed the creamy Romanian cheese called telemea. It is somewhat similar to feta, and it is a must try item.
Not many establishments offer such a variety of chopped vegetables for breakfast, and this part of the meal was undoubtedly my favorite. We also appreciated the inclusion of hard boiled eggs on the menu because they’re not considered standard breakfast fare in some places.
Snacks provided for lounge patrons during the afternoon hours feature tasty mini-cakes, pastries, and fresh fruit. These items are obtainable until happy hour starts at 5:30 pm.
Happy Hour & Evening Fare
An excellent assortment of sandwiches, appetizers, salads, and cold cuts are served during happy hour. However, guests who want a hot meal should check out the fish and meat entrées that are available at this time. Of course, beverages are typically the focus of happy hour, and there is no shortage of beer or wine at this establishment. Most of the libations on hand come from various parts of Romania, and we highly recommend the local Ursus brew. Those that can’t or don’t wish to indulge will be delighted to learn that sodas and fruit juices are still provided to guests at this time.