We stayed at the Palazzo Zichy for four nights in late May.
We used the minibus shuttle from Ferihegy Airpot direct to the hotel which took about 45 minutes - this also collected us for our return journey.
Our first impressions of the Palazzo Zichy were very impressive - from the huge chandeliers visible through the glass entrance doors to the modern lobby area. The staff on the reception desk were extremely friendly and helpful throughout our stay.
Our room, although not large, had clean modern decor and the bathroom. with its wetroom and glorious shower, was welcome after hours pounding the pavements of Budapest.
Complimentary tea, coffee and snacks in the bar area to the right of reception was available throughout the day and we made sure we headed straight for it as soon as we returned from an afternoon of sightseeing.
Internet access was free and situated up a flight of stairs to the left of the bar - we only realised this on our last day!
The breakfast room was visible from the lobby as it was situated on a floor below behind the reception desk. Light and airy, it did get a little crowded at peak times, however we were extremely lucky and managed to get a table to ourselves every morning. The breakfast itself was superb with a huge choice, and we helped ourselves to fresh fruit to snack on during the day.
The hotel is situated in such a lovely location - in fact after walking for miles each day throughout the city, I cannot think of a nicer area. There were plenty of restaurants close by - Raday Utca is lined with them - and there is a lovely little bar in the corner of the square outside of the hotel. The square did attract some rather odd characters, but they seemed perfectly harmless.
At the time of our trip there seemed to be a lot of building work in between the hotel area and the city centre which meant a lot of walking under scaffolding and along planks.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Budapest and managed to include all of the important sights, including a trip up the Danube to Szentendre - I think I've spelt it correctly.
Please - I would be grateful if anyone could answer the following question......What were the piles of rubbish/furniture/empty boxes/clothes left in piles alongside the streets in the Jewish Quarter. We didn't see them anywhere else in the city and would be really grateful for an answer - see my photo included in the review.
I would highly recommend the Palazzo Zichy above any of the other more expensive hotels in a less characterful location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The place where history meets present! Stay in a historical palace that was originally constructed in the 19th century and served as the residence of a Hungarian noble, Count Nandor Zichy. Located in downtown Budapest in the historical Palace quarter. Our guests will enjoy a state-of-the-art guestroom with a flat panel television, and complimentary high-speed Internet. The 80-room hotel features many free services: lounge with free water and coffee, Internet-access, business corner with 6 workstations and fitness center. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Palazzo Zichy Hotel
- Palazzo Zichy Budapest