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“Everything but the bed” 3 of 5 stars
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City Hotel Unio
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Dob Street 73., Budapest 1077, Hungary (Erzsébetváros)   |  
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Ranked #171 of 332 Hotels in Budapest
Novi Sad, Serbia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Everything but the bed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights. It was pretty cheap considering it's location. High ceiling rooms, nice little clean bathroom with a bathtub, air-conditioning worked funny but managed to lower the temperature in the room. There was a safe and a mini-bar, as well as the TV with international channels. Breakfast was included in price and very versatile. The receptionist was very pleasant and helpful. The only bad thing was the bed. We got one king size bed(as we wanted) but the mattress was horrible. You could feel every metal wire inside it, I woke up few times each night in pain. They should really work on it. And their Wi-Fi was poor, we could barely open google with it. As for the other things, everything was in place.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Our room was very spacious with a hallway bigger than our small bedroom. A bathroom led off with a bath/ shower over, double basins and toilet. The bedroom also led off the hallway. With a double and two single beds, TV, fridge, dressing table, cabinet and still plenty of room to move about. Unfortunately I can't remember the room number but it was a corner room as we also had a double aspect view out the windows. All the rooms however were not as grand; a friend who was staying too had a room for two that looked a little more like a broom cupboard! Well actually I think our hallway was bigger, so it is luck of the draw. Breakfast was good with a vast range of breakfast items, continental and hot. Budapest well worth a visit and this hotel was quite central to reach everything. There are open topped tour buses, trams or we walked everywhere.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

I must admit I was expecting far worse when I saw the pictures of the hotel online and checked the street pictures on GoogleMaps.

The hotel is located quite close to the city center and there many restaurants nearby.

The rooms are clean and very spacious.

My girlfriend and I stayed there for only one night but I would definitely recommend the hotel for a longer stay.

I don't think we could find a better 3-star hotel for such a low price (we even had the breakfast included, though we picked the "room only" option).

  • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

We chose to visit Budapest for a long weekend, arriving on Saturday and leaving on Tuesday.
The people, food and general atmosphere are all great. We had a memorable visit. The only disappointing aspect of the visit was the Hotel Unio. The hotel is advertised as three star and their own write up claims to exceed this standard. I do not expect much from a hotel, it is somewhere to sleep and as long as it is clean and reasonably comfortable then I am happy. What little I expect from a hotel is not to be found at the Hotel Unio. The Hotel Unio is like a cross between Fawlty Towers and the Hammer House of Horrors. I was half expecting Peter Cushing to step out of the lift at any moment, or to discover Basil Fawlty dressed as Count Vlad Dracul behind the front desk. The hotel is run down and badly maintained. There was a smell in the lift that was sometimes like a bad public toilet and at other times smelt like over boiled cabbage. The staff that we had contact with were friendly and mostly helpful but…….. Budapest wakes early, the city is bustling with life before 6 am, butchers, bakers and coffee shops are all open and the Hotel Unio expects the same from its guests. There were two doors on our floor marked SERVICE. I have no idea if they were cupboards or rooms but at 6:30 on Sunday morning and at 6:00 on the other days these doors were opened and slammed repeatedly. We were never late up.
Our room was very hot and stuffy. There were air conditioning controls in our room and adjusting them did vary the sound that the fan made, but no air moved and the temperature did not change at all. When my partner told the receptionist that our room was hot she was told to open a window. When she told him that we already had he just shrugged.
There was a mini bar in the room but we did not use this. There was no kettle, so we bought bottles of water from the shop round the corner and kept these in the room.
There is a safe in the room, which is a big plus point.
The food at breakfast was not very appealing, fried eggs that have been kept warm for a long time are never attractive, we did not try the restaurant at any other time. The coffee was good.
The best thing about the Hotel Unio is its location. Two minutes walk to a tram and less than five minutes to the metro.
We loved the people in Budapest. Everybody was friendly and we found that learning how to say please and thank you in Hungarian goes a very long way. A simple “cussunum” (thankyou) is met with a delightful smile.
We will be visiting Budapest again, but we will be staying elsewhere.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

The hotel is very dark, very hot and very creepy.
Good points - location - it is close to the tram stop and a short walk from the metro station.
Bad points - the hotel.

Stayed for three nights. If this is a 3 star I dread to think what the lesser star hotels are like. Our unexpected ' alarm' noises woke us each morning between 05.30 and 06.00 thank you to the cleaning staff for that. The previous nights leftover cake and meat was a breakfast extra thank you to the chef for that.

Some of the staff were friendly.
Can you tell I'm struggling on the good points ?
I loved Budapest and shall return but not to this hotel.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at unio for 2 nights
Pleasant stay , large warm rooms
Superb on suite
Good breakfast , loads of choice ( take your own tea bags )
Excellent value for money , near city center
Will stay there again on next visit

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Good value for money. Great location could walk nearly everywhere. Superb reception staff who were very helpful and spoke excellent English. Breakfast OK for the for the price. Only downside
was the mattress in our room was really worn with the springs coming through, but the room was a good size and clean.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Dob Street 73., Budapest 1077, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > Erzsébetváros
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #171 of 332 Hotels in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — City Hotel Unio 3*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
City Hotel Unio*** enjoys a magical location in the centre of Budapest about one minute from the Grteat Boulevard. The hotel has 52 large, comfortable rooms with equipment and furniture exeeding the level of three-star hotels.Thought the rooms' furniture with its classical style recall the past, all the comfort of the modern world can be found here. All the rooms are equipped with privat bath. We offer our special rooms with parquet for allergic guests. In the restaurant of our hotel we offer you a rich buffet table both for lunch and dinner. Try our "all you can eat" possibilities at a reasonable, limited price.Our Dinana rooms and the function rooms are excellent for holdong family-or business meetings, conferences and trainings. ... more   less 
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