We purchased a 3 night package: breakfast buffet, wifi, and late check out (2pm) included. Found out wifi (basic as they call it) is included for all guests. Weekend nights are cheaper than weekdays. The hotel is modern and fun. it's on the Buda side across from Parliament which affords the rooms fantastic views of the Pest side. At first I was concerned about the location, but it was easy to get to: it's near Bethany Ter which is 2 stops from Deak Ter on the M2. Bethany Ter is also the HEV train station if you are going out to Aquincum or the like. From Bethany Ter, you can either walk down to the hotel (about 7-10 min) or take trams 19 or 41 1 stop. the hotel is across from that stop. To go up to Castle Hill, you can either walk out the hotel, make a right, make a right again onto the first street crossing and walk up Potony (steep street followed by many many stairs) to Fisherman's Bastion. Or you can grab the 41 or 19 and take them 1 more stop to the Chain Bridge where you can ride the funicular to the top of the hill. To get to Pest, just walk up to Bethany Ter and take the M2 (or take the tram up 1 stop). So location expedially for Buda is awesome.
There are 2 good restaurants nearby: Hunyadi Etterem (go for dinner on your walk down from the hill) and Carne di Hall (beside the hotel in a cellar).
The rooms are large and modern. We had a Danube view. The bathrooms are small (Euro size as I call it) but have everything you need. The room had a tub/ shower combo. The window was ceiling/ floor and you could open a "door" to it, but balcony railing crosses the whole window. My 8 year old and I enjoyed the room. The television only had English news channels if that matters to you.
The Internet connection was pitiful. it constantly dropped and would not load any apps--none of my banking apps not facebook would load. I bring this up because I wasn't trying to stream video--just check my account balance. Even email struggled to load fast. There's a message that you can buy faster speeds "business Internet" but that really was annoying. Even my cheapest hostels have had decent if not great connectivity and this nice hotel had the worst Internet of my 3 week trip. This would keep me from returning unless they changed it.
Finally, breakfast was large and varied. Good offering, but we had an incident. We were literally sitting at a table putting our plates down when 2 German men sat at our table (table had 4 chairs). They asked if they could. i said NO. There were tons of other tables. They did anyways. We moved and then I we t and got the guy managing the breakfast area. He winced a lot, said sorry. I asked him to address the 2 men. He said he would. I watched. He never did, so I went back to him. He said he didn't want to-he looked scared of confronting then. He had no ability to resolve conflicts. A woman walked up who also worked for the hotel. She said she would address it. I watched again-she did not. Luckily, it was our last morning. Very disappointing.
- Also Known As:
- Art`Otel Budapest Hotel
- Art`Otel Budapest Hotel Budapest
- Artotel Budapest
- Art Otel Budapest
- Art Hotel Budapest
- Park Plaza Budapest
- Budapest Park Plaza
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Striking Hotel set in 4 renovated Baroque houses dating from the 18th century. ... more less
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