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“I love Budapest!” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Kalvin House
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Goenczy Pal utca 6, Budapest 1093, Hungary   |  
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Ranked #67 of 329 Hotels in Budapest
Pacifica
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“I love Budapest!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Great location, walked everywhere and convenient to trams. Lovely old building with charm. We had a room on the top floor, with skylight windows looking over the surrounding roof tops. Very friendly and helpful staff. Wouldn't bother waking up for their breakfast, hard boiled eggs were green, not fresh. The bathroom towels may have actually been rags put in our room by mistake.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 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
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

The hotel is well situated on a quiet side street, yet one block from the city market, and two blocks from the Freedom bridge, and the Vaci Utca. The room was clean, large, and very comfortable. Breakfast was good and with enough variety to keep one interested for a few days.

Room Tip: We had room 305, which was across from the elevator. It was extremely quiet and we enjoyed the larg...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Very friendly staf, good location , quiet street by day but noisy at night.
Metro, tram and Danube at easy walking ditance. Some very nice restaurants and bakery nearby.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

We have recently spent a short vacation in Budapest and stayed at the Inn Side Hotel. Although situated in a side street on the first floor, first impressions might not be favourable but don't be fooled . This hotel offers good clean traditional accommodation with very friendly staff who go out of their way to provide help and information. It is ideally situated between the Great Market Hall and the Vaci utca, a short walk to the river and all the pleasure craft, and a lovely evening stroll to all the restaurants. Metro tickets can be purchased at the hotel but don't do as we did and forget to stamp your ticket before you start your journey. The metro inspectors are very 'severe' and unpleasant. We would also recommend purchasing a Green Bus Hop on - Hop off ticket. We found this excellent value. It will get you round to all the places of interest and also includes a Danube cruise!! Try this hotel for value, cleanliness and friendliness

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

I have just made my 7th booking at this hotel which is well-located, near a metro station and bus and tram routes. It's a short walk from the central market and the Danube, in a relatively quiet street. Rooms are tastefully furnished and spacious, with modern bathrooms. The busy breakfast room is airy and the buffet table is replenished efficiently by friendly waiting-on staff. (No cooked food is served, except for boiled eggs.)

If you want a snack or drink at any time of day, you will be served in a small seating area next to reception, which opens out onto a small balcony.

There is free use of the computer in the breakfast room.

For me this hotel is simply the best: well- located, very comfortable, with helpful staff; it's friendly and relaxing. Looking forward to my next stay in November.

  • Stayed May 2012, 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
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Oakland, California
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6 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

If you are looking to save money and want to be in tourist area, this hotel is OK. The rooms are spacious, but the beds are like sleeping on a slab of concrete, and I couldn't get the windows open to get some fresh air. The service was pleasant and helpful when I had to leave early in the morning (before they started breakfast) they made me a sandwich to go!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Great place! The rooms (we stayed in two different ones and had friends in others) are spacious, clean, and comfortable. Breakfast is hearty and fresh and the location is convenient. The staff is really helpful with lots of tourist information. Good restaurants are around the corner, the fabulous central market is a block away and the Danube just two more. Trams to the center of Budapest are also minutes away. If you're traveling in August, DO book a room with AC. The others may have a nice balcony overlooking the garden, but we were really happy to be able to cool off and sleep well.

Room Tip: The 4th floor rooms with AC are great!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Goenczy Pal utca 6, Budapest 1093, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#58 Family Hotel in Budapest
#64 Romantic Hotel in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Kalvin House 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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