We had the pleisure to stay at Buda Castle for 20 nights this summer. We enjoyed the nice location, the historical building, the spacious, well equiped and clean rooms and the friendly staff. Especially the team at the reception was very competent. Bravo and thanks to all 5 receptionists we saw in action!
There are still a couple of critical observations, which i decided to share, because i find that only a few and inexpensive improvements could make this place a special one:
I appreciate that there is no parking place blocked for hotel guests in this historical area. Still, upon arrival by car, no way to stop in front of the hotel to unload the luggages. It would be nice to have at least a marked unloading area in front of the entrance!
The breakfast should be improved: The espresso machine is not available for the guests, but only for the staff. So i did not have a single good coffee during 3 weeks there (sorry, I love good coffee for the breakfast.....) I was told that the ladies serving the breakfast have no capacity to prepare the coffee for the guests (?) The scrambled egg is dry, the fried eggs are swimming in oil. It is better to go early, as you may have no good bakery stuff after 9:30. I felt a lack of professionalism from the breakfast personnel, missing dedication to serve the guest and complete desinteress to do it better next time.
We were there during the European Football cup and the kids would have enjoyed to watch a match. Unfortunately, no TV channel was available, because of some technical problem on a Thursday. When commenting this on Friday, we were told that it is too late to repair, as no technical staff will be available for that during the entire weekend. I am not a TV freak, but European Championship happens once in a while and other places give special attention to that in advance...
I found the beds "low cost" and far too hard.
All in all it is a good Hotel at a central, still calm and romantic location. The building was renovated a few years ago, the rooms are ok, they have AC, free WiFi, etc. The personnel - other than breakfast room - is competent and friendly. I would stay there again and i would also recommend this hotel to my friends. Thanks.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The four star Buda Castle Fashion Hotel is located in the elegant Castle district of Budapest which offers plenty of cultural attractions, great restaurants and bars. The area is easily explored on foot and other attractions of the capital can also be reached in no time by public transport. The hotel has 25 large, elegantly furnished rooms and luxurious suites, featuring the most modern facilities in a historic setting, to please its guests whether on business or pleasure. The hotel bar and the small, intimate garden are excellent to unwind after a busy day seeing the sights of the city. ... more less
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