We booked this place on-line only from the photos and looking at the map (and you know photos can deceive) but these photos were a good representation. A bit hard to find (the entrance sits back off the street) and a little spooky- you get buzzed into a disused courtyard, with empty storefronts and a layers of dust, the up four well-worn stairs into a very small elevator to the first floor, past a gloomy air shaft and into a very nice small "boutique" hotel with a pleasant receptionist and ushered into a large room (by European standards) that is bright, airy and looks out onto the street (which is pretty). The queen size bed is comfortable and even in the heat of summer (96F/36C) the a/c works great. Free wifi with a great signal. We were also given a complimentary bottle of Hungarian white wine which was very tasty. The receptionist spoke excellent English and answered all our questions and even showed us the best local restauarant with live music. This place is Prague 10 years ago!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The City Central is located directly in the historical center of Budapest, less than a 5 minute walk from famous Vaci street, Andrassy Avenue, the Hungarian National Museum, St. Stephen’s Basilica and the Dohany Synagogue (Europe’s largest). Located in a 19th century historical ironbound building, the space is brand new, having opened in May 2008, and today delivers the height of comfort in classical surroundings.Visitors cannot find a more central location with all major transportation hubs only a few minutes walk away. The accommodation is situated only a 1 minute walk from the Astoria metro station on the M2 Redline. It is also only a 5 minute walk from both the Deák tér and Kálvin tér stations, both on the M3 Blueline.Our rooms combine famous Hungarian hospitality, modern facilities, a central location and affordable prices making it the perfect choice for both tourists and business travelers coming to Budapest.Every room has satellite television, telephone and high speed Internet access and work area. Every room also comes with air conditioning making it comfortable during any season. The ceilings are high and the colors of the rooms are light giving our guests a feeling of space and calm which is always good after a long day of sightseeing or work. The windows and rooms are also sound proof making the rooms quiet and relaxing.Because of its fantastic location, friendly English speaking staff and amenities, the City Central is the perfect place to stay to experience Budapest’s rich history and cultural heritage. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Budapest City Central Hotel Budapest