Expected it to be a nice stay based on the price and reputation of these hotels and we were not let down. We booked a river view room, now I am not normally too fussed about paying extra for the view as we see the hotel as a base for visiting the city, but if you stay here I would recommend it as the view at night of the bridge was fantastic. It was comfortable and quiet and breakfast was good too. Location was great, a few minutes from the xmas markets and cathedral.
The taxi drivers all seemed a bit dodgy in Budapest, it is around 8,000 to 9,000 HUF to the airport, one driver tried to charge me 7,000 just to go from the hotel to Gellert Hill. Speaking of Gellert Hill, the citadel restaurant at the top is great, you need to make a reservation and it is not too pricey.
Finally, if getting the train, arriving at the station could be a bit daunting, lots of taxi and foreign exchange touts, but just ignore them. The foreign exchange booths are a rip off too, better using an ATM. When we arrived there is also a lot of building works out the front of the station, so we walked to the hotel, only took about 25 minutes and you got to see some of city
- Also Known As:
- Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge Hotel
- Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge Hotel Budapest
- Sofitel Budapest
- Accor Budapest Chain Bridge
- Hyatt Budapest
- Budapest Sofitel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sofitel Budapest blends comfort and elegance with modern technology and French flair. This comfortable high-class hotel offers breathtaking views of the Chain Bridge and Royal Castle. The Paris Budapest Cafe restaurant at this luxury hotel fuses French and Hungarian cuisine, prepared in a show kitchen for all to see. ... more less
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