I read about the Danube Guest House on tripadvisor and was a little apprehensive about believing all the numerous positive reviews. In the end, I was left with choosing between two B&B options in Budapest and I opted for the Danube Guest House simply because everyone was so excited about how nice the hosts are. It was our first trip outside our country so I thought having someone willing to answer some of our touristy questions was essential. Bob and Zoltan’s friendly and helpful nature is always mentioned first and most people also talked about the good location and the fact that you get your money’s worth. Could anything really be this good? Well, let me assure you: it certainly is!
As everyone has excitedly stated, Bob and Zoltan are absolutely wonderful! They greet guests by offering a cup of tea/coffee, they hand you a map and guides containing some of the tourist attractions in Budapest and they make sure to show you on the map which places are best for everything you could be interested in: shopping, restaurants, places that are worth seeing, etc.
Our room (room 4) was really nice and bright and very tastefully decorated. We had two huge windows that overlooked the street and the restaurant in front of the building so we drew the blinds up when we came back from a busy day in the city so we could enjoy watching the traffic while in bed when we felt like it.
In the presentation on their website, they talk about their comfortable beds, sheets, comforters and so on – I thought it was just the way businesses usually try to sell themselves, but, let me tell you, nothing felt more divine than letting my head sink into that fluffy pillow when I got to my room in the evening.
The rooms are cleaned and the beds are made every day after you leave as the hosts know if you’re coming back shortly or not (unlike in hotels where the cleaning lady sometimes has to do her job when you want to be in the room). When you check-in, you will be pleasantly greeted by plenty of clean towels, as well as a bunch of postcards of Budapest you can send to your loved ones back home.
You have an LCD TV and wireless Internet in your room, however, if you didn’t bring your laptop, you can always use the computer in the hall.
If you’re planning to go to the thermal baths, they’ll offer you beach towels and if it’s raining, there are plenty of umbrellas in the hall which you can use. They really did think of everything!
The place is near the subway station (Astoria) and the bus station, but you’re just within walking distance of the city center, so you can just go to all the main places of interest on foot.
If your train/plane, etc. leaves later than your check-out time, you can also leave your bags at their place so that you can still have a few more hours to enjoy the city.
Breakfast is served in a café nearby where you can have three items each morning: your choice of juice, one type of coffee (cappuccino, café latte, coffee) or tea and one type of pastry.
Bob and Zoltan are always there to answer all of your questions about anything you might want to know and I am delighted by the choice I made and would return there in a heartbeat if I had the opportunity to visit Budapest again. Try the Danube Guest House and you won’t regret it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our guest house is located in central Pest 50 meters from the Great Dohany Synagogue.You can easily walk to most everything you may want to see!The hop-on hop-off bus can be boarded at the Great Synagogue 50 meters away.We are 10 minutes walk from the Danube River!One block away is the most popular "ruin" bar, Szimpla!There are number of restaurants and coffee shops in our block.The public transportation system is outstanding and easy to access from Astoria subway stop just one block away.All rooms have quality heating all ensuite private bathrooms with showers, and central hot water system! Free high speed wireless internet (Airport Extreme) if you bring your laptop. Or you can share our Mac.Hair Dreyer in all rooms.Free breakfast LCD flat screen TV in all rooms with cable channelsThere is a full size refrigerator/freezer for guests shared use.We have free maps and brochures and will give you all the directions and help you need.The building has an elevator so you dont need to struggle with your luggage on the stairs. ... more less