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Hunguest Platanus Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Konyves K. krt. 44, Budapest 1087, Hungary   |  
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Ranked #235 of 333 Hotels in Budapest
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“Under the average rate of hotels”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

The hotel is little under the average rate of a hotel. The positive thing is that it is very close to the blue metro line - Nepliget station. But I selected "average" for location as the district looks like a ghetto - no shops or anything nearby! The breakfast was good, the sheets on the beds were clean, but there were no shampoo and hairdryer in the bathroom. As a whole, the hotel is good for 2-3 nights and if you plan to be outside and visit the sightseeing in the city.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Hotel Platanus offers good value for your money and is located walking distance from the underground of Budapest. The staf is friendly. One remark is that the aircon of our room was not working well.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

That weekend, all the hotels in Budapest were overbooked and that's the only reason we chose Platanus.

The best thing about the hotel - it's very close to the international bus station (Nepliget)-about 5 minutes on foot. Also, there is a good connection with city center and other parts of Budapest, during the night and day (night bus station is very close). The receptionists are polite and their English is good.

But...

The building of the hotel is outdated, it desperately needs renovation, both inside and outside. Our double room was very small, not so clean, with strange mattresses covered by blankets, and without a telephone. Only the bathroom was pretty new and ok.

The strongest impression was breakfast-it was the poorest breakfast we’ve ever had in a hotel! It was difficult to find anything to eat among small quantities of cheap salami, smoked cheese, jam and muesli. No eggs, yoghurt, fresh fruits or salads. Thanks God they had coffee and tea.

Overall-if you need quick and cheap solution (we payed 65 euros for 2 nights, 2 persons, including breakfast) and intend to use your room only for a sleep, you can choose hotel Platanus. If you want to feel more pleasant in such a beautiful city, don’t go there. We won’t be back for sure.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

I don't know of any cheaper hotel in Budapest and conveniently close to a subway station, even though I did some serious research. If you simply need a place to sleep, have a quick shower in and not bother about getting out early in the morning for a basic breakfast, then Platanus is just perfect. Some of the staff are nice and friendly, but others are plain yokels (or maybe we happened to bump into their hangoverish side...) Oh, and if you arrive there in the evening, bring food and drinks with you, because the only other option is a gas station or ghastly McDonald's a mile or so away. The neighbourhood is utterly depressing, and there's nothing you can really do in the hotel, so my advice is to simply use it as a rest point. (Central Budapest is superb anyway, so why waste your time there?) No room service, mind you, and no minibar. They don't even bother to tempt you, so cheap's the word there and cheap it is!

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Belgrade
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012 via mobile

If you want a hotel just to sleep over night and cheap stay, than this is it, expect no more than that. Reception stuff is kind and wanted to provide valued info.
rooms are clean with somehow old sheets, toilet is fine. However, noise is notable cause of heavy traffic down to the outside avenue. my room was on ground flour and not so secured,
Wi fi internet is not working in room, and only available in hotel lobby (it was unavailable here too, for 2 days which is unacceptable).
Breakfast is below average, just the cheapest salami and cheese, butter and marmalade and cornflakes and that's all, is it a hotel of 3 stars!?

It is in hood location, near Nepliget metro station (5 mins walk) and near bus station.


Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

I've stayed in hotel because the Hotel I've previous booked made a mistake with my booking, so me and my friend had no choice to stay in this hotel, we were told it was a 3 star hotel but it look m more like a a hostel.
The service was very poor as the staff didn't seem to be bodered to inform us about anything.
I had a very disappointing experience in this hotel wouldn't recommend. For what it's worht is close to hotel and metro.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Newport News, Virginia
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2011

We have stayed at this hotel before. It is convenient to where we need to get when in Budapest so we chose to stay again, especially after seeing the really low prices online. Our previous stays were a little more expensive because we did not book beforehand. This time we did and upon arrival the hotel was dark. When we came to the front desk we were told that there is something going on and they have us booked at a partner hotel around the corner. With all the luggage we had I was not very happy but they said they will call a cab for us which was fine and the cab was paid for too. We came to the other hotel and there were no surprises they were expecting us so I cant really complain and on top of that the hotel was also nicer than the platanus.
The Platanus hotel is ok for the money you are paying. And if you are not planning to spend a lot of time in the room, then it is just perfect. The service is also good. Everybody spoke english well. The rooms are a little dated and the first time we stayed we had a room with no ac and it was summertime so we had to keep our window open all night and it was facing a busy street, so we didnt really get much sleep.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Konyves K. krt. 44, Budapest 1087, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #235 of 333 Hotels in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hunguest Platanus Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 128
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