We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Business stay” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel Charles

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
Save
You added Hotel Charles to your Saves list
Hotel Charles
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Hegyalja ut 23, Budapest 1016, Hungary (Várkerület)   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #41 of 329 Hotels in Budapest
Pécs, Hungary
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Business stay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Stayed 30-31 May and 1st June 2013 during a business trip.
For me the location was good since it was near to the place where I had to work. The room was big, bathroom tidy, even a little kitchen was available. Furniture and rug were rather old.
Breakfast abundant, staff friendly and smiling.
Big traffic on the road next to it, can be disturbing during the day if you stay in.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Balazs O, General Manager at Hotel Charles, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Dear Guest!

Thank you very much for writing a review! I have good news! The furniture of our Standard rooms are going to be changed for new ones in July this year! The furniture will be similar, just a little simpler than those in the Deluxe category rooms already in use. Please ask for a room facing the courtyard next time, if you wish for a more quiet room!
Hope to see you soon again!

Sincerelly

Balazs Ovari
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

286 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    135
    101
    39
    10
    1
See reviews for
41
116
27
31
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (36)
Date | Rating
  • Czech first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Leicester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

We stopped here in September 2012 as a couple. The hotel itself is in an ok location, a little out the way and on a busy junction. But that is the only negative, a hotel of this standard in the central area would cost twice as much!!!
The staff were excellent, very helpful and spoke excellent english. The hotel is nice and has a bar/ restaurant, food very good. Our room was clean and spacious, even had a small kitchen area.
To summarise the hotel is very good value, clean and friendly, we would definately stay again!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

amazing service. OK location. Old by very well preserved. Well equipped. Very good restaurant attached. very fare EUR exchange at reception. can buy taxi and public transport tickets.

I RECOMMEND !

Walk up to the Citadella from there - 20 mins beautiful.
by the way -go there to see the view - amazing !!! but do not waste your time/money on the museum - very neglected.

Room Tip: quite room is really quite. at the back.
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Vienna
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

The price is unbeatable. The rooms are very spacious, clean and although a bit out of fashion, really nice. Staff is very nice and helpful, the breakfast buffett is very good for being included. The only negative two points, why it´s only very good and not excellent for me is the sleeping quality. The hotel is at at noisy 3-lane street and the train is passing by. Sleeping with the window open was impossible. With the rooms facing the courtyard it is probably better. Second point is the low quality of the mattresses, they were too soft.
All in all a good experience, considering the price of EUR 36,- for two people incl. breakfast. Parking is to be paid extra, but worth it.

Room Tip: choose a room not facing the street
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Slovenia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

I stayed in standard double. I read that rooms are big, but didn't expect them to be so big in reality. And I must not forget to mention: very friendly stuff, good location and good restaurant (inside hotel).

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room when checking in.
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lisbon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

This was my first visit to Budapest and the Hotel was Very Good The people at the reception are so polite willing to help u, in anything u ask, the people in the restaurant are so nice and polite , the rooms are big with kitchen, kettle fridge etc. The room was very clean as was the whole hotel. I would certainly recommend it and stay there again.

Room Tip: Try and get a room with air conditioning even in Spring because it was quite hot.
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tehran
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

this was my 4th or 5th stay in this hotel , the people at the reception are so polite willing to help u in anything u ask, breakgast is great and the people in the restaurant are so nice and polite , the rooms are big with kitchen and the delux type comes with aircondition and in the summer i suggest u get that type of room which is abit more expensive but it is nice in Budapest's hot summer days , so I really advice this hotel you would really enjoy it .
PS: the bus stop is just in front of the hotel & 3 or 4 stop from the Ferenciek ter metro station .

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Hotel Charles? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Charles

Address: Hegyalja ut 23, Budapest 1016, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > Várkerület
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#20 Best Value Hotel in Budapest
#40 Romantic Hotel in Budapest
#40 Family Hotel in Budapest
#53 Business Hotel in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Charles 3*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Charles is situated on Gellert hill, on the Buda side of the river, with excellent public transportation to the close city centre. The Citadel and the Royal Castle is within walking distance. All our Deluxe category studios are airconditioned, while some of our newly furnished Standard category studios are available with airconditioning as well for a surcharge. All of our studios are equipped with a kitchenette. Free WIFI access is available in the whole building. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Cheap Tickets, Priceline, Despegar.com, TripOnline SA, Travelocity, Agoda, HostelBookers, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your Hotel Charles reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hotel Charles And Apartment
Hotel Charles Apartment
Charles Apartment Budapest

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Hotel Charles, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.