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Eben Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Nagy Lajos Kivaly Street 15-17, Budapest 1148, Hungary   |  
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Ranked #193 of 329 Hotels in Budapest
Minsk, Belarus
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“It is a normal hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Pretty clean and comfortable hotel with good breakfast. Located close to major shopping centers. If your room faces the street, it can be noisy. For a short stay is fine.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

This hotel is clean and comfortable and excellent for travelling around Budapest. There is a train bus right outdie the door and one stop takes you to the main terminal where you can either get the underground to the capital etc or get trolley bues or trams elsewhere. Also at the terminus, there are good shopping malls and a fantastic Ikea where if you are feeling a bit homesick this does the trick becuase its virtually the same as in England.. I had an unfortunate incident in Budapest onn my first night and the hotel went out of their way to help me. I had the best cheese toastie I have ever tasted in the world at this hotel. The only fault is the beds. They are rock hard and can give you back ache if you're prone to these kind of ailments. The hotel is used for Kreativ dentist patients and I can hihgly recommend it.to future patients of the clinic.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rijeka, Croatia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

My boyfriend and me went on a Budapest tour and stayed at the Eben Hotel for bed and breakfast. The room was big, but there was no space to put away your luggage unless you unpack and store it in the closet. We had a TV (only a few programs worked) and a mini-bar. The bathroom wasn't too clean. We could see a few long hairs on the floor from previous costumers.
The hotel claims that they have Wi-fi all that you can access on every floor, but our connection wasn't too good although our foom was on 1st floor.
Breakfast was sorted as a buffet and was really good.
Eben is not located in the city centre, but metro station is a 5 min walk (approximately 8 min ride to Vaci street), and a tram station is right in front oh the hotel.

I will come again to this hotel because of it's price and position near the city centre.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

Have stayed here a number of times over the last 10 years .Hvae mainluy stayed because ogf dental treatment nearby at the Kreativ clinic,but having said that I would still enjoy coming if I wasnt a Dental customer.
It is situated very close to a good shopping Mall and neat to a metro station from where you can take trains every 10 minutes into the centre of the city,its only a 15 minute ride.As Hungary is not in the Euro its a bit cheaper than going to Eurozone countries. we enjoy coming here ,the hotel is basic but clean and tv in all the rooms.The restaurant is very good with a good selection of dishes on the menu for lunch and dinner,although the hot breakfast is a bit strange and they could perhaps not bother!all the staff are very welcoming and friendly and nearly all speak english.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2010

Nice rooms, good for a 2 days trip. If you don't spend too much time in the room you're not interested in conditions. Good to go with your friends.

Stayed April 2007, traveled with friends
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Manchester
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2010

The Hotel Eben is clean, with large rooms. Located only a moments' walk from a major bus/train/metro station, it is easy to travel to all areas of Budapest from this base (one can reach downtown on the metro in approx. 20 mins). Nice shopping mall and amenities near the bus station, though beware the area after dark.

The story of this hotel is one of unfulfiled potential. I have stayed there twice, each time for a week. The breakfast is hearty and varied, and the in-house bar and restaurant not expensive. The bar and waiting staff are mostly pleasant, and the cleaners do a nice job.

OK - here are my complaints. It's and old building and the decor has seen better days. Not a huge problem - it just needs a lick of paint to brighten up the rooms and public areas, and some bright, cheap and cheerful bedding. New shower curtains would transform the lovely large bathrooms. a few more English channels on the TV would be nice - they can manage to pick up plenty of German ones, so it would be nice if they thought of us Brits too!

Also, I realise that Hungary's tourist industry is still relatively new, and levels of service may not be quite as polished as other destinations. HOWEVER...some staff border on rudeness. I know this is not a universal problem in Hungary, as I have stayed in other hotels in Budapest, eg the Amadeus, and been overwhelmed by the friendliness and attention to detail. The Eben needs to up it's game a little. After such a positive experience at the Amadeus, I wouldn't personally choose to stay at the Eben again. For a similar rate, I would rather be greeted with a smile and treated politely!

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2009

Enjoyed the review earlier that said for "for men who sleep alone at night" lol, very true!
Far from the hustle and bustle of downtown Budapest, nice, cheap, staff are friendly but it takes a while to warm to it. It cant be easy dealing with people who are visiting dentists here all the time. They could smile a bit more but I think thats more a Hungarian thing than it being especially relevant to this hotel. Thankfully the younger generations dont share the same chip as the elders. Im actually in this hotel now! Too much time on my hands between dental appointments, becoming an internet alicadoo with all this time.
Asked the girl in reception the other day if she could turn on the air con and she said that it wont be turned on in the hotel till the Summer months though its 20 degrees outside. She apologised so nicely it was impossible to complain. The economy wouldent be good in Hungary at the moment(bit like ourslves) so I can only assume they make savings in whatever way they can.
Yes, this is a nice place

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Nagy Lajos Kivaly Street 15-17, Budapest 1148, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #193 of 329 Hotels in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Eben Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 100
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