We selected this hotel to stay at for our 3 night mini break in Budapest based on the #2 rating on Tripadvisor, along with the great value offered by the hotel...and we were not disappointed in any way.
After making the booking, I connected with the hotel and arranged for a taxi transfer service to/from the hotel and the fixed price offered was actually lower than the taximeter each way (both cabs had the meter on but we had added the lower fixed price to our hotel bill). So that got us off to a good start.
Our room was a superior double and whilst not huge had more than enough space for our needs as we were out most of the time. The decor was modern and tasteful and the bed was one of the most comfortable that I have slept in away from home. The bathroom does not have a bath - it has a walk-in shower and that is fine for us although some others may prefer a bath (not sure if other rooms have a bath option or not). The room rate we had included breakfast and free Wi-Fi and the hotel also had a fitness centre, which we did not actually use so can't comment on this aspect.
The room was clean and kept that way throughout and when we asked for an iron it arrived within 5 minutes. Breakfast was a bit of a treat and included within the price was a range of hot and cold foods (Incl. bacon and eggs), fresh bread, fruit, cereals, juices, coffee and such like - you will not go hungry in Hungary for sure!
The view from our room was over a small square and a pretty church on the corner of the road. Within walking distance were an array of bars, restaurants and cafes if you didn't want to venture too far and to be honest most of central Budapest is within walking distance anyway if you don't mind exploring a little further (we did not use a single bus, tram or taxi during our stay, although a 40 minute walk to the fairytale castle might not be everybody's choice as it was ours).
The staff I have to say were all excellent, they really seemed to understand the obvious questions that any visitor would ask, suggesting they were either well trained or very experienced (probably both) and so we were very well looked after.
It is clear to see why this hotel rates so consistently highly and we have no hesitation in adding our recommendation also. Thank you to all the staff who made our stay so comfortable and enjoyable.
Ask if you need a bath as most rooms only have a shower
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I am so glad that you have chosen our Hotel Palazzo Zichy based on the opinion of our previous guests; it makes me even happier that you experienced the same high standard of the services. Your kind words regarding our rooms, the rich breakfast buffet and our favourable location are highly appreciated. Please kindly be informed that we have limited number of rooms available, where the bathroom is equipped with a tub. In case we are aware of our guests’ preference in advance, we are happy to provide our guests with one of these rooms.
Let me thank you for your positive comment and I hope that we will have the opportunity of welcoming you to our Hotel Palazzo Zichy again. Please feel free to contact me directly should your travel plans bring you back to Budapest.
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