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“Friendly and nicely designed” 4 of 5 stars
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Lanchid 19 Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lanchid u 19, Budapest 1013, Hungary (District I / Buda)   |  
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Ranked #44 of 333 Hotels in Budapest
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Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews
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“Friendly and nicely designed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This hotel is located on the Buda side. Crossing the Chain bridge nearby is easy and one can get to Pest quickly and on a very cool bridge. Our room faced the Danube and we could see across to the Four Seasons, known as Gresham castle. The street car was just outside the hotel and it was easy to get anywhere. The location of the hotel is close to many sites and the old town. Some people like one or the other but if you want a small design hotel, this is for you.

Room Tip: Any room facing the river.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edit R, General Manager at Lanchid 19 Hotel, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Dear Steven,

I really appreciate your prestigious feedback and nice words about our design. Our location is really a major advantage, all sites are very close, still it is a quiet place. Our rooms facing the river provide a really unique view of the city, we also recommend it to most of our foreign guests.

Best regards,
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Very clean hotel with very friendly and helpful staff - rooms adequate and comfortable - ideally placed to walk to all the major sites - breakfast good , bar serves very good coffee. all staff could not have been more helpful and answered all our tourist questions as if it was the first time they had been asked. still some building work at castle and surrounding streets and also at the parliament - when finished these sites will be spectacular.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Edit R, General Manager at Lanchid 19 Hotel, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Dear John,

first of all I would like to thank you for spending your time to review us. We are very proud of our staff, they are really helpful and professional. I am very glad you liked our breakfast selection and the coffee at the bar (which I love myself too).
I hope we can welcome you again in the near future.

Kind regards,

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

It was a great hotel, so personal. Will always go back there. Make sure get the room with the view of the ChainBridge. The view was absolutely amazing. The room and bathroom great too - lovely bath. So close to the castle district and everything else.

Room Tip: The room with the view of the Danube. Higher the better.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Edit R, General Manager at Lanchid 19 Hotel, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Dear Susan,

thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are sop glad you would come back to us. I am especially glad you found our staff and view amazing.

Thank you again.
Kind regards,

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Right across the street from Chain Bridge and steps from the Castle Hill Funicular. The restaurants, nightlife, and shopping are across the bridge on Pest side of the city, but the walk across the Duna at night is gorgeous and comfortable, so we didn't mind the walk. Just another excuse to soak in the beautiful city at night.

Rooms are modern, clean, and spacious enough. The staff was courteous and helpful.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Edit R, General Manager at Lanchid 19 Hotel, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Dear Joe,

thank you for your wonderful review. We are glad you liked our hotel, its location and the breakfast selection. We hope we can welcome you in the near future.

Best regards,

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134 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

Just got back from a 3 night stay. The hotel is very modern looking inside and out as you would expect. Breakfast buffet was excellent, good coffee, tasty pastries, cereals, and continental breakfast. The room was a good size, bathroom was spotless, but agree with another reviewer that it needs better quality toiletries. The beds were comfy, more pillows would have been nice. The only down side was the carpets in the room were stained and looked generally grubby.

Overall we did enjoy staying here it is a great location close to walk to everything.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Edit R, General Manager at Lanchid 19 Hotel, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Dear Guest,

first of all I would like to thank you for your sharing your nice experience. I am especially glad to read that you liked our breakfast selection as we are always looking for the best quality ingredients and change our selection seasonally.
As for the toiletries, they are a great brand, Pascal Morabito used mostly in 5-star hotels. We are sorry they did not meet your expectations. Our housekeeping cleans the carpets each day, so they are never dirty but unfortunately in some rooms during the years they got stained and we are aware that they need to be replaced. In a couple of weeks we will find the best solution.

Kind regards,

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

I stayed here for 8 nights in September 2013 for travel.

Pros:
-great location. The hotel is located on the Buda side. So, if you reserve a room facing the Danube river, then from your room, you can see parts of Parliament (the ornate building that is emblematic of Budapest). You can also walk to the Chain Bridge in less than 10 minutes. You can walk to the funicular, which takes you up to Buda castle, in less than 10 minutes.
- comfortable mattress
- helpful, kind, and patient staff, particularly Anita. I asked many questions, about which bath to visit, how to get from point A to point B, etc, and Anita kindly and patiently answered all of my questions. When we left for an early flight, we entirely missed breakfast. We asked to have something to go, and the breakfast attendant, a kind woman, brought out croissants and orange juice to go, smiling to us.
- I had the hotel taxi service pick us up from the airport, and they were prompt. I also asked for a taxi to take us back to the airport upon check out, and that was prompt as well.
-flexible reading lamps next to bed
-breakfast. It includes omelets, and you can squeeze your own fresh orange juice
- there was a small issue with the room, and after calling downstairs for assistance, we were immediately moved to another room until the problem was resolved.


Cons:
- website could be better
- for a design hotel, I wasn't impressed with the design. The color scheme in the rooms on the upper floors is bright orange. It's an unattractive color for a hotel room and bathroom. In room 68 on the 6th floor, the shower door does not fit on the shower correctly, and so water leaks out. Why isn't this fixed?
- bedding seems worn.
- the boards that hold the beds have crumbs and dust. This could easily be cleaned, but it isn't.
- no complimentary hair conditioner. Low quality toiletries. This isn't a huge deal. But if a hotel advertises itself as a design hotel, one would think that the hotel would carefully tend to aesthetic details, like toiletries
- neon lighting in front of the building at night. Again, I'm not sure how a design hotel could have such unattractive lighting.
- carpet looks tired. Stains.
- slip covers on chair in room has something that looks like oil stain. Why isn't this replaced?

I'm curious what the rooms on the 7th floor look like. The view of the Danube river is probably lovely.

Could be better, could be worse. As a design hotel, it doesn't impress. But the location is fantastic.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Edit R, General Manager at Lanchid 19 Hotel, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Dear Guest,

thank you for taking the time to write your detailed review. Also I really appreciate you wrote about your positive experience. As for the beddigns and the carpet, I checked the problem and made sure our housekeeping works properly.
It is a pity you did not see our panorama suites on top of the hotel, you would have loved them. Maybe next time.

Thank you again. Best regards,

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I really wanted to love the Lanchid 19 as I selected it because it is promoted as a small, modern or contemporary designer hotel and I like small, unique and modern. Loved the location which provided a beautiful river and bridge view from our 5th floor room and the hotel is an easy walk to a few nice restaurants and/or for a lovely (albeit crowded) stroll across the bridge if you are so inclined. The staff was also lovely, friendly and most helpful.

For me, it was just too plastic and scant. The common areas (bar and restaurant) were just not inviting – too lite up with no atmosphere. The bar reminded me more of an ice cream counter. We ate at the restaurant once when we were just too exhausted to go out and found it served good food but was slow in service despite us being the only party in it. It too seemed too lite up with no definable dinner atmosphere. We passed on breakfast because it seemed overpriced, and there is a lovely inviting café just a few doors down (Marvelosa). The hotel however did have a modern public sitting room behind the reception desk with a clear glass floor over boulders/rocks on which the room was built that was more up to what I expected and was indeed unique and gorgeous with distinct atmosphere.

While the room was clean, the bed was really really firm with strange quality linens (flannel?) and the multi colored lights outside your view window attracks swarms of gnats to the lights. There is no way that we could open the window or door at night because of this. It also seems to offer no way to turn off the noisy constant bathroom fan. Lucky that there was a vanity mirror in the desk to use for makeup and hair as the bathroom did have atmosphere - however it was too dark to be putting on makeup. It just fell short of my expectations.

Would only come back here if I could afford the 6th floor river/bridge panorama view room and be sure I got a room with a shower (not a tub).

Room Tip: Danube side - the higher the better
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Edit R, General Manager at Lanchid 19 Hotel, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Dear Guest,

thank you very much for writing your review. It is always good to hear our staff was helpful and did a gopod job to make your stay comfortable. I am dissapointed you were not satisfied with the lighting of the public areas and the bathroom. As for the windows, it was our decision at the construction phase that we did not want to have a completely closed window as in most Budapest hotels.
However it is good to read you liked the design of our reading corner and would try our panorama suite another time.

Thank you for your kind feedback.

Best regards,

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Address: Lanchid u 19, Budapest 1013, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District I / Buda , Várkerület
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#35 Luxury Hotel in Budapest
#36 Romantic Hotel in Budapest
#45 Family Hotel in Budapest
#47 Business Hotel in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Lanchid 19 Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lánchíd 19 design hotel Budapest, providing a beautiful view on UNESCO World Heritage sites of Budapest, is situated on the Danube riverbank, at the feet of the Buda Royal Castle, just a few minutes walk from the city center. Besides the accustomed comfort and elegance of four-star hotels, it offers a unique visual experience to travellers looking for creative design solutions. - European Hotel Design Awards 2008 - Best Architecture- Condé Nast Traveller's Hot List 2008 - Best 65 Places To Stay- Wallpaper&Fortune Magazine's 50 Best Business Hotels 2008 ... more   less 
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