The Athenee Palace has been one of Bucharest’s finest hotels for 100 years. It is a living piece of the city’s history - it dates from 1914 and celebrated its centenary last autumn with one of the best parties Bucharest has ever seen. Books have been written about the goings on at this place (Rosie Waldeck's Athene Palace, to be precise). Yet behind its historic facade you will find a most modern place to stay. There is a wide range of rooms to choose from: the best are those with views over Piata Revolutiei. Besides the amazing accommodation, the Hilton also offers an indoor pool and health club, terrific onsite dining and you should not forget that this is also of course the home of the English Bar: probably Bucharest's most famous (or indeed infamous) drinker.