I spent four nights at Banat Hotel and, as everybody says, the location, is excellent. My stay was pleasant, the room spacious, clean, comfortable and full of light. WiFi good, the bathroom had been recently renovated and it was clean.
I read some negative comments about this hotel. I just say that for such a good price, you can't expect the standard of The Intercontinental! Banat building is old and the wooden floors a bit creaky, but it is a two stars hotels and it has all the charm of the past, therefore if you are not too pretentious and fuzzy and you wish to economize some money, you should stay there.
The main negative thing, for me that I am a very experienced traveller, was the lack of kindness from the staff. The only man I saw there, was kind and spoke a few languages, of the three women, one was always busy with her private calls that you wouldn't dare to disturb her, the other was a non-entity, with less than a basic knowledge of English and only the third one, was normally kind. Even if I they are bored of their job, I still think that a smile, from time to time, wouldn't be too much!More