Just back from four nights at the City Inn, Budapest. This is a very friendly, clean, comfortable and accessible hotel, just right for a short break. The reception we received was as good as the complimentary earlier posts on this site. The guy at the desk couldn't do enough to make us feel at home, breakfasts were excellent with a good deal of continental type choices and the room was made up every day. Coffee could have been better, but this is a minor quibble. The en-suite is really a wet room, and although appearing to be flooded, dries remarkably quickly. The air-con was fine for late September. The hotel is only a few yards from the brand new Corvin Shopping Centre, and across the square from the south entrance (nearest to the City Inn), are a selection of cafes, one of which, the Kompote Bistro serves a very reasonably priced but beautifully presented menu, with friendly staff who speak good English. The hotel is within easy walking distance of the metro - just the other end of the shopping centre - and only about a twenty minute flat walk from the heart of Budapest. If you want a trip on the Danube but are reluctant to shell out the exorbitant hop-on hop-off prices, use the public transport ferry - cost around £1.20 per trip (i.e. as far as you want to go). Going north, check on the stops and make sure you get off opposite the south end of Margaret Island unless you fancy a long trip out to the northern suburbs. All in all, a good value hotel in a beautiful city, around 30 minutes' taxi ride from the sirport. Although check-out was 11.00am, our cases were well looked after and there is a comfortable reception area to wait for the transfer back to the airport.
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