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“good location, great staff, terrific pool!” 4 of 5 stars
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Csaszar Hotel
Frankel Leo street 35, Budapest 1023, Hungary   |  
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Juneau, Alaska
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33 hotel reviews
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“good location, great staff, terrific pool!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2010

This is a great value hotel - good for the pocketbook, reasonably comfortable, and located only a short walk from the Magrit Bridge and public transportation. I was there with a small group and we all met in the breakfast area each morning - breakfast wasn't fancy but was adequate for starting the day. Staff were always courteous and often very helpful. The free wifi access was very handy, though not always easy from the room - better in the common area.
The use of the pool was a real treat!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brechin, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2010

People who stay here may find it noisy if their room faces the street, because the traffic is constant. Better to ask for a room facing the swimming pool, which although noisy for much of the day is totally quiet from 21:00 to 06:00 hours. All rooms are small (the place was once a convent and you are sleeping in what was once a nun's cell) but are more than adequately furnished and are very clean. Breakfast is a buffet of cereals, rolls, cold cuts, yoghurt, coffee and tea served in a small corridor alcove. It can be pretty crowded, so try to get there early. Value for money? Yes, definitely, if you take advantage of off-season lower prices and you make use of the excellent swimming pool whose admission is included in the price.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 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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London, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2010

Travelled as part of a rugby tour - the hotel was quite tolerant to our large group, although at times it was a close call.

A short walk from the tram stop, there is a very good all you can eat buffet on the bridge by the tram stop. The hotel has a large olympic swimming pool, which is used by one of Budapests top clubs - it is possible to use it though as guests of the hotel.

Rooms are basic but clean, some near the front suffer from noise from the trams - however the rooms around the pool are very quiet (usually).

  • Stayed May 2010
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Pushkin, Russia
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8 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2010

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The swimming-pool. Personel was very helpful. Location of the hotel were very nice near the public transportation and Margit bridge.
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The breakfast was so poor.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2010

We had a room far from the tram line, so we did have out peace and quiet. :)
The staff is really great and they all seem to like their jobs, so they were very responsive. First they took us in early in the morning with no extra charge, and then gave us three more blankets when we said we were cold (which was more than enough). Nobody bothered us for anything, but they did answer all of our questions (first via Skype, and then, of course, in RL).
Regarding the breakfast: it's really quite enough. We weren't sure what the other people expected.
The room was small, but clean and cozy. And yes, we do thing we were lucky to be far enough from the tram line.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Honolulu, Hawaii
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26 hotel reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2009

I booked the hotel because it seemed like a great price, it had a pool, and seemed to be well located, however, none of those components really paid off. The pool was not part of the hotel, but you had to pay a surcharge to use it, as it was a public pool located in the same building complex. The room was very tall, but not particularly spacious, but was sufficient for me and fairly clean. Though located close to the tram, it was not particularly convenient, and I would recommend staying close to the central business district of Buda instead. There were really no ammenities to speak of, and no particular reason to choose the hotel aside from the price. While I wasn't terribly disappointed in my stay, I would not recommend staying there to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2006, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bucharest
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4 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2009

For 50 Euros a single - this place has nothing to offer but the olympic pool that you get access to. That is a treat, indeed, but everything else is crap. Or almost. Not that you would not enjoy the history of this place, with it's narrow hallways, vintage pictures and squeeking furniture, but this is no place to rest. As soon as the tram passes, the entire 10 sqm room rumbles like you are in the darn tram. You can't even hear your unknown neighbour next room anymore, although you are separated not by a wall, but by a simple wooden door. So forget parties or loud TV (alltogether 12 great channels) nor should you try to have private phone conversations... You could, however, use the bathroom for that purpose. It has 3 sqm after all, and you even can turn 360 degrees as long as you do not stretch your elbows. A clean shower head would have made a nice addition...

I'm evil. It is a romantic place, but not a place to return to. Too much noise, nothing to offer besides the huge pool (which comes with more noise, of course), some parking spots, very young staff, agreeable and almost trained.

No go.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Frankel Leo street 35, Budapest 1023, Hungary
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Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#19 Best Value Hotel in Budapest
#20 Spa Hotel in Budapest
#71 Business Hotel in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Csaszar is located in the heart of Budapest near the river Danube, just 500 meters from Margit Bridge. It can be reached easily with public transport day and night. The Hotel is in the same building with the Komjadi-Csaszar Public swimming pool, our guests can enjoy the 50 meter pool. Hotel Csaszar has rooms with 2 and 4 beds, and one apartment. ... more   less 
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