Hotel location

Situated in the very heart of the city, Central Hotel is ideally located in the historical district, a few minutes walk from the old city center, an exceptional location close to all major attractions, offering you the possibility to explore the city and its surrounding attractions. Opportunities are easy to be seen: access to all means of transport, located nearby art and cultural institutions, banks, Cismigiu Garden, Parliament, City Hall, luxury shops, restaurants, pubs and night clubs and important organizations. Near the hotel there are a couple of mini and supermarkets (such as Mega Image).

Address: Central Hotel – Ion Brezoianu street, nr 13, Sector 1, Bucharest, Romania

How to reach the pre-workshop location (Magurele)

In 2 November a bus will be waiting the participants in (or near) the parking place near the Hotel Central (see the map) between 8 and 8:30 and then leave for Magurele.

Participants coming with the train could take this route:,26.07503&to=44.34953,26.02957/

Other public transportation routes could be planned by using the online tools available here and adding as a destination the station Facultatea de Fizica.

How to reach the Conference location (3 and 4 November)

Please the the details on the map:

  • 4 min walk from the Hotel Central to Bus 123 (station  name Pod Izvor)
  • 4 station with bus 123 – getting off at Biblioteca Nationala Romana (Romanian National Library) station,26.09045&to=44.42651,26.11133/

Currency and prices

Romania’s currency is the leu (usually appears in the plural form lei, or RON). It comes in Polymer notes. The leu’s subdivison is the ban (plural form bani; 1 leu = 100 bani).

Euros are generally not accepted; therefore, you need to exchange some money into lei (RON). Bank branches and ATMs are widespread in the centre and not only (banks such as ING, Raiffeisen, BCR, BRD, UniCredit, Banca Transilvania, Garanti or CEC). Credit cards are widely accepted, so there’s no need to withdraw and carry large amounts of cash. In the centre you can also find many exchange shops, but beware of the commission fees. Near the hotel (on the Regina Elisabeta Boulevard) there are many exchange, bank and ATM offices.


10 euro (EUR) = 46 lei (RON) 10 leu (RON) = 2.2 euros (EUR)
10 dollar (USD) = 40 lei (RON) 10 leu (RON) = 2.5 dollars (USD)


Prices in Bucharest

  • Meal in a restaurant: 50 – 100 lei
  • Beer in a restaurant: 5 – 12 lei

Standard taxi fare: 1.39 lei per km (For a free Bucharest Taxi Fare estimate please visit

Public transport: 2.5 lei subway (metro) entrance, 1.3 lei surface public transport ticket


The weather during the conference is expected to be sunny in Bucharest, but the maximum temperature will be around 10 Celsius degree (it is autumn:), so bring a sweater and a (rain) coat in case of unexpected surprises.

Electric plugs

In Romania the power sockets are of type F (also known as “Schuko”). This socket also works with plug C and plug E. The standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. You can use your electric appliances in Romania, if the standard voltage in your country is in between 220 – 240 V (as is in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa).