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“Comfortable, warm and traditional.” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Abel Pension
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Abel Jeno Street 9, Budapest 1113, Hungary   |  
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Ranked #24 of 156 Budapest B&B and Inns
London, England, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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“Comfortable, warm and traditional.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Traditional building with shutters on the windows. Clean, warm, good sized double room, with a very comfortable mattress and bedding, and decent furnishings. Nice high ceilings. Modern en-suite bathroom with a bath (but no soap provided!).

It is located about five minutes walk from tram-line number 61 which runs to/from Morizc Zsigmond Korter, which is an interchange for routes all over the city.

Geza, your host speaks good English and is on hand to help with local knowledge and nice restaurants around the corner.

Breakfast was adequate, a selection of juices, yoghurt, cereal, fresh bread, ham and cheese, and is served until 9am, although we were late twice and it didn't matter. In the Living Room there is a self-service bar with chilled beer, bottled water, Palenka and other spirits available (you have to make a note and pay later).

IMPORTANT: if you book online and are quoted the price in Euro then remember to BRING EURO to pay your final bill on checkout. Abel Pension operates a fixed exchange rate for HUF/Euro, which does not follow the Foreign Exchange rate.

Room Tip: We were in room number 1, it was right by the main door and we could hear guests coming and going bu...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Swiis in Laos
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

We came here by car, and it was very convenient to park it. The family room for the four of was spacious, even with AC, should the weather get hot. The garden is in the back is nice as well. My sons told that I should write that the breakfast was great. When in Budapest, we will definitely come back here. The tram is not to far, and you can walk in about 10 min to the Gellert baths.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Stamford, Connecticut
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

We've been coming here over the years. It's a great value. It was $61 per night

It's located on the Pest side of Budapest, in a quiet residential area. Located very close public transportation that will give you access to he city and to the suburbs near by. Via public bus, we went to Momento Park, which is a place some old Soviet statues were placed after the fall of communism. Our friends liked seeing the suburbs on the way to the park.

We stayed for 4 nights, so we bought a weekly city transit pass that covered public transportation.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

We arrived on a Saturday and were greeted by a woman who seemed like she had been up all night at a trance party and came straight to work. Needless to say, our first impression wasn't great, but it quickly improved after meeting the regular breakfast host (Jasmin?) the next morning and the owner, who is usually around during the evenings. We rented bicycles and he was nice enough to allow us to keep them on the back terrace at night instead of in the front close to the building.

The place is definitely a little off the beaten path, but it's a nice 1/2 hour walk to Pest (where you should get an excellent thai massage at Sa Bai and/or stop at the Gellert baths along the way) and easy to get to by tram as well. The breakfasts are pretty good and guests are seated family style, which is a pleasant way to meet other guests. Not a luxurious place (there are no TVs in the room, etc), but very friendly and a good value.

Room Tip: The room that overlooks the garden (in the back) seems the best, even though it's not the one we...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Should you manage to reserve a room, you're in for a treat. You'll be at home, not in a hotel nor even in a bed and breakfast, which is what Abel Pansio actually is. It's a quirky place -- booze set out for guests on the honor system for starters. Home-made modern art on the walls. A veranda over a ramshackled garden. Cheerful young staffers. Easy to get laundry done as well.

Room Tip: One front room has a terrace street-side
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  • Stayed June 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Heerde
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

Very charming small hotel. Staff is very friendly, street is green and quiet (but not a country-like) street. It can be easily reached by tramline 61 (via metro-station Szell Kalman ter, (on old maps called Mozskva ter), dir. Moricz Zsigmund korter, stop at Szürell utca.) Good breakfast. If you like art nouveau/jugendstil, this is the place to be. Prices are very reasonable.
Tip: on Szell Kallman ter you can go very fast to the old center of Buda (Matthias church etc) with bus 16 or 16a. From there to the center of Pest (Deak ferenc ter) with 16.
We liked it very much there!

  • Stayed May 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mullica Hill, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

The staff, the stay, the standards, and the setting at Abel Panzio made our trip to Budapest wonderful. The owner and his staff were extremely accommodating with polite service, friendliness and attention to helping us get around Budapest. For example, when leaving we had a early flight and they packed a hearty breakfast to take with us. Our private room was large and very clean. The main room for relaxing, reading, and having breakfast comfortable, cozy and old world classy. It was a great way to connect with fellow travelers for food and conversation. The tram with quick connection to the Metro was very convenient. The neighborhood was a quiet relief to the hustle of the city. A nearby, small restaurant was quite affordable, delicious and enjoyable. Overall, Abel Panzio was a perfect match of value and comfort. Scott and Sylvia/ USA

Room Tip: The first floor room with the three large windows to the street with a high ceiling was very spacio...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Address: Abel Jeno Street 9, Budapest 1113, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 156 B&Bs / Inns in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Abel Pension 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Abel Pension is a restored family villa from 1913 with its original antique furniture and style in the quiet, green area of Budapest, with old trees on the streets. The city center can be reached by tram in 10 mins. or even by walking. The terrace and the garden make this place very relaxing. Air-condition and free internet are available in every room. From western direction we can be reached in 5 mins drive from highway M1 and M7. ... more   less 
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