I stayed here with family this weekend just gone. We were dropped off by 'Airport Shuttle' - who are based at the airport, they dropped us off outside the gates to the hotel - however, as you will see in other reviews, you may not realise that this is the hotel. Don't do as we did and wander up and down the road, the entrance to this hotel is an iron gate opposite the Synagogue, you'll see a small sign for the Budapest City Central - it's maybe worth knowing it used to be known as the Karoly Central Budapest (after the road it's on). It's up on the first floor, go up in a 'cosy' lift and they're very similar to apartments.
The staff are really friendly and polite, they will happily give you advice, they even let us borrow a guide book when we realised we'd left ours in the airport :(
The rooms were clean and a good size and the beds were comfortable. Hotel is in a good location, maybe 10 - 15 minute stroll to the Chain Bridge, Tesco and Spar shops nearby.
The restaurant that the breakfast is provided by - Bocadillos - is a lovely little place with decent food and friendly staff. We ended up eating here almost every meal - after we tried looking for somewhere else, we decided it was better to go somewhere we know we will enjoy.
If you're considering this hotel for the (very) reasonable price then you won't be disappointed.
Just a little tip, if you want bottled still water in Budapest - go for the pink lids on the bottles - blue means sparkling and green means slightly sparkling.
- 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