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“It's the nostalgie that will bring you back” 4 of 5 stars
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CEU Conference Center
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kerepesi ut 87., Budapest H-1106, Hungary   |  
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Ranked #157 of 332 Hotels in Budapest
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“It's the nostalgie that will bring you back”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

It's also used as a dorm for CEU students, so I've stayed there for two years, and ever since I benefit from an alumni discount, so whenever I go back to Budapest, i usually stay there - mostly out of nostalgie than anything else, I guess.
It's quite far from the center, though the public transportation is good and available any time of day and night. There are McDonald's and a supermarket within walking distance, and a shopping mall (Arcade) a little further down the road.
The rooms are tiny, so is the shower cabin =) but usually they are quite clean. If you come during summer school time, or a very busy time in general, you will get a room without a TV and without towels, and this kinda sucks.
There is a cafeteria, and breakfast is included, and it's not too bad.
The swimming pool is shallow but nice.
Overall - if you looking for something cheal, but do not want to stay in a hostel with 5 other people - this is the way to go.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

For a residence centre, this was really great! Had a lovely swimming pool, and managed to do a decent breakfast every day. Bit far from the tube though.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2009

It's a 3-star? Give me a break! I've stayed in student dorms before so I didn't expect too much, but this one leaves a rather pathetic impression. I can put up with the shower, which is so small you barely fit in there, with the shower head shooting the water in all directions and just one (!) small towel for all your needs, but not with mold! The shower heads with mold growing on them, mold in the corners of the bath, dirty and cracked toilets, etc. I inspected about 10 room before I found one which was relatively okay, opened the window wide to get fresh air and did NOT turn the air conditioner on just to minimize the amount of mold in the air, because in one of the rooms in grew like crazy on a sheet of paper towel, which I used to cover the counter, after a few drops of water got on it. Br-r-r ...

The breakfast was okay, you won't go away hungry but don't expect anything fancy. After the mold experience, I didn't risk to go to the swimming pool or the sauna, so can't comment on that.

Locationwise, it's about 3-4 bus stops from the metro, which is convenient, as public transportation is quite reliable.

Overall, I'll definitely NOT stay in there unless I get a free deal.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Kerepesi ut 87., Budapest H-1106, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #157 of 332 Hotels in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — CEU Conference Center 3*
Number of rooms: 424
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Positioned just 20 minutes from the thriving centre, CEU Conference Center offers the ideal spot for business pursuits, activity breaks and relaxation. CEU Konferencia Kozpont has 424 rooms including 10 apartments. The building is wheelchair accessible. All rooms are air-conditioned, provide private bathrooms and are equipped with TV. Enjoy sport and leisure facilities, our swimming pool, sauna, fitness room and tennis court are at your disposal. We offer free Wi-fi in the standard rooms, lobby area and meeting rooms. The sights of the city are easily reachable due to good traffic connections. The ARKAD shopping centre is nearby, the EXPO Exhibition Centre is 5 km away, the Hungaroring is 20 km away. Meeting, function and assembly rooms can accommodate from 10 participants up to a total of 350. Integrated design and flexible partitioning systems allow for maximum convenience in terms of space and layout. Our restaurant is awaiting you with Hungarian and International cuisine. Thanks to our well equipped kitchen, we offer a wide range of catering services for events taking place in the CEU Conference Center, such as coffee breaks, served or buffet meals and weddings. ... more   less 
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