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Continental Hotel Zara Budapest

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Dohany u. 42 - 44, Budapest 1074, Hungary
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Ranked #33 of 332 Hotels in Budapest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011
rybohamill Larne
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Larne
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

I styed here a few months ago after the Sziget festival and it was absolutely fantastic. What a lovely and relaxing place. decent location too.

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Zoltan_Geher, General Manager at Continental Hotel Zara Budapest, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I think after the Sziget any hotel is great. Of course I like to avoid litotes and I was happy to read how much you enjoyed your stay with us. There will be Sziget Festival in 2012 too, so you are welcome again! Best regards, More 

Oslo, Norway
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

The hotel was nicely decorated with a sense of class. The room had modern style but was quite small and no proper chair by the table (no space...). I planned to work two days and had to sit on a low chair with no back rest. Not perfect for business. Free wifi worked fine both on laptop and mobile. Breakfast... More 

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Zoltan_Geher, General Manager at Continental Hotel Zara Budapest, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I was a little bit disappointed reading that your room was not comforatable enough. If we would have known your requirements we could easily help since we have several corporate rooms for businessmen with proper desk and with comfortable armchairs providing business enviroment in your bedroom. I apologize that the jacuzzi was out of order for some days.... More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
22 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

To get to the hotel from the airport we took a train (which is a 2 minute walk from the airport) to Nyugati that cost us 365HUF each, from there we got a tram (4 or 6) that stopped off in Dohany and it was a short walk to the hotel from the main road. On our way back home... More 

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Zoltan_Geher, General Manager at Continental Hotel Zara Budapest, responded to this review

Dear Guest, many thanks for your detailed review starting with how to get to the hotel. I hope we did not fail when you described the motivation on your hotel selection. In the meantime we have fixed the reason why guests should keep login each time they use WiFi. Although the orange juice is not freshly squeezed but definitely 100%... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

I cannot rate this hotel highly enough. It would have been cheap at twice the price. I stayed for a long weekend in December with my husband, sister and her boyfriend. From the moment we arrived we were overwhelmed by the excellent service. The front desk team helped us with booking excursions. We did the half day coach tour with... More 

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Zoltan_Geher, General Manager at Continental Hotel Zara Budapest, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I was late in my response since your review received 6 helpful votes already and 2 people found it helpful. Such great reviews are certainly my favourite reviews this is why I am so greatful for sharing your experiences with the readers of Tripadvisor. I was especially happy to read hoW much you liked our ARAZ Restaurant since... More 

Prague, Czech Republic
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived, because our room was much better than we had originally expected. It was spacious, clean and classy. The free WiFi was included. Breakfast was also excellent, just a little bit crowded, but that could be expected (there were many people due to some conference). The hotel itself is beautiful, but surrounding area is... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

From the moment we arrived the service in this hotel was very good. Staff most helpful. Room excellent, breakfast excellent, leisure facilities fine. Decorations for Christmas were tasteful. Budapest was a delight, a vibrant city with a great feeling of history al around. Do not miss out on the Lado Cafe just along the street - good food and drink... More 

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Zoltan_Geher, General Manager at Continental Hotel Zara Budapest, responded to this review

Dear SBCB Scotland, how nice was for me to see your high scores and your satisfied description on your stay with us. Many thanks for your kind words on our Christmas decoration too. Scotland is not far away from Budapest with good flight connections, why don't you plan to return in spring or summer when Budapest shows its different form?... More 

auckland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

Very hard to fault this place, The hop on~hop off bus stop at the cafe New York which is a 2 min walk from hotel, Internet in rooms,friendly staff, modern rooms,piping hot powerful showers, fantastic food in the restaurant (half price alcohol if you dine in) fantastic value for money as we got a deal online.

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Zoltan_Geher, General Manager at Continental Hotel Zara Budapest, responded to this review

Dear Bluearmy72, "Very hard to fault this place" -how nice it sounds for the General Manager of the hotel. I was pleased to read that you took advantage of our promotion: 50% discount on alcoholic beverages for hotel guests in our ARAZ Restaurant. I hope you will have the chance to return to us from the far Auckland sometime. Kindest... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

Just back from a long weekend in Budapest. Have to say this hotel was excellent value. the staff are very friendly and helpful. At check-in we were given a full run down of services offered and the hotel porter ensured we knew how everything in the room worked. A request for extra pillows was responded to within 5 minutes. Rooms... More 

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Zoltan_Geher, General Manager at Continental Hotel Zara Budapest, responded to this review

Dear Ken D, I liked to read the prompt service on the requested pillows and how much you liked the breakfast, the tastfully decorated room and thank you for the polite and constructive remarks on the Saturday busy breakfast. Tea/coffee facilities are not standard set ups of the standard rooms however we can install it upon request and we advestise... More 

Brussels, Belgium
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

Nice room but a little bit on the small side. We had the room upgrade to the deluxe room but this doesn't differ a lot from a standard room. We had a shower in the bathroom, no bath (but we did not insist in changing so...). The design of the room was very nice. Breakfast was ok but we had... More 

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Zoltan_Geher, General Manager at Continental Hotel Zara Budapest, responded to this review

Dear Yora87, thank you for your critics on certain breakfast items. Most of them sounds valid, so we will change them. Room rates are changing on a daily basis as per demand, so it can happen that guests feel that the room is overpriced in certain periods. I was proud to read that you liked the service so much. Many... More 

Rotherham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

We have just returned from a 4 night break in this hotel. Other than the far east, this is by far the best hotel we have ever stayed in. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful, they are always there to lend a hand or point you in the right direction. The rooms are lovely, very tastefully decorated. The breakfast... More 

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Zoltan_Geher, General Manager at Continental Hotel Zara Budapest, responded to this review

Dear Clare T, it is quite complimentary to compare our hotel - especially the staff -with Far East hotels.I do appreciate it and such review is a good motivation tool in my hands for the staff. Many thnaks for your recommandation and please take your words and return to us. You are more than welcome! Best regards, More 

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