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“Great value, excellent service” 4 of 5 stars
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Central Hotel 21
Ranked #58 of 335 Hotels in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Great value, excellent service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

The staff were friendly, helpful and fluent in English. My room was clean and modern with a compact bathroom. It was small but big enough for me. In the room was a large flat screen TV (though only CNN in English), a mini bar and a safe. My only complaint would be that the room was too hot.

The hotel offered free WIFI and use of a computer in the reception and you could help yourself to tea for free. They also arranged transfers from and to the airport (a taxi). They did offer breakfast but we did not take it.

It was about 10 mins walk away from the city centre but there were a few nice bars and restaurants about 2 mins away.

All in all this hotel offered excellent value at less than £20 per night. I would definitely return there - hopefully sooner rather than later.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Lollilou
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Gabor S, General Manager at Central Hotel 21, responded to this review, December 19, 2013
Dear Lollilou,

I am glad to hear that you have had an enjoyable stay with us.
We look forward to welcoming you back .

Kind Regards,

Gabor Szegedi
Sales Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012 via mobile

Great place to stay, very close to city short walk! Lovely hotel rooms like other reviews it is very hot in the room! Would stay here again! Very efficient in booking taxis and tours good service even though staff spoke little English.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank KJM03
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Gabor S, General Manager at Central Hotel 21, responded to this review, December 19, 2013
Dear KJM03,

I thank you very much for your positive feedback.
We look forward to welcoming you back .

Kind Regards,

Gabor Szegedi
Sales Manager
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

It's a great hotel and the staff is amazing, very helpful and kind. The location is good, rooms are clean and new furniture. Free wifi in the rooms, free tea in the lobby. We even had free umbrellas for the rainy days.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Oana C
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Gabor S, General Manager at Central Hotel 21, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Dear Oana C,

We would like to express our appreciation to you for taking your time to write a review after staying in our hotel.
Your comments inspire us to strive harder in servicing our guests.

Kind Regards,

Gabor Szegedi
Sales Manager
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

This was overall a nice room with a clean and good service. We emailed a few weeks before travelling asking for a twin room and when we arrived were upgraded to the apartment which was the only room in the whole hotel with two separate beds. The service of all of the staff was really good and everyone was very friendly. The hotel is in a quiet location and within relative walking distance (20 minutes) from the main city centre. A clean hotel and we would book to stay there again. Breakfast is €4 extra and beware of the 4% tourist tax added on arrival. Overall though it is a good hotel to stay in.

Room Tip: If you would like a twin room email in advance. The only apartment is on the ground floor.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank TripTravels123
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Gabor S, General Manager at Central Hotel 21, responded to this review, December 19, 2013
Dear TripTravels123,

Thank you for posting a review of your stay at Central Hotel 21 *** Budapest.
We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit.

Kind Regards,

Gabor Szegedi
Sales Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
36 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012 via mobile

We took the airport shuttle to the apartments. It was about 12 pounds return each. There was a couple of flight of stairs to climb to the reception area. There was no lift. The staff were friendly. The apartment was very spacious for four people. There were two interconnecting rooms with two large double beds and two single beds. There was a tv and a table and four chairs. There was lots of cupboard space. There was no traffic noise. There was heating which was easily adjusted. A kitchen with lots of pans, mugs, cutlery and plates. We had cereal each day ( there was a small food shop opposite to the apartments). You could have breakfast, but decided to make breakfast and eat lunch out. There was one toilet and one bath with a shower head ( we had sit down showers) There was hot water most of the time. The apartment was cleaned very well each day and we had fresh towels. The apartments are close to the metro stations. But we walked everywhere, 5 min from the synagogues, 7 min from basilica, 6 min walk to city centre and over the bridge there is St. Matthias church, Buda castle and gellert baths. Nice apartments. Well priced. Good for a large family or friends.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank angela c
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Gabor S, General Manager at Central Hotel 21, responded to this review, December 19, 2013
Dear angela c,

Thank you for taking the time to write a glowing review of your stay at Central Hotel 21 *** Budapest, it certainly sounds like you had a very enjoyable time.

Kind Regards,

Gabor Szegedi
Sales Manager
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

extremely friendly staff! great location, only a few minutes walk to the public transportation or a bit longer walk to different tourist locations. We stayed in the apartment where it can accomodate 9 people--- it was so spacious. Lots of room for all of us!
We also occupied 1 double room....the room was cozy, clean and modern.
If you rent the apartment, there is a kitchen where you can cook. All the basic things you need for cooking are there----- except for a sharp knife and a can opener. But we were able to borrow some at the reception, so it was okay! During the summer months, be sure to ask for an electric fan at the reception because it tends to be really hot inside the room. (we were there during the summer months)....when you arrive ask for the fan because I don't think they have enough for all the rooms.
over all it is a great place with great people! the quality of our stay there exceeded the amount we paid for it.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Felda
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Gabor S, General Manager at Central Hotel 21, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Dear Felda,

We would like to express our gratitude to you for taking your time to write a review after your stay in our hotel.
Our Director of Engineering has attended to the problem regarding the fan.
We thank you very much for your patronage and look forward to having you back with us soon.

Kind Regards,

Gabor Szegedi
Sales Manager
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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Great hotel and amazing stuff. Whenever asked they had good and kind advices to give.
In addition, rooms are clean. location could be better, but it's only 5 mins by subway to the city center. Moreover, taxi is quite cheap in Budapest.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Stevan R
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Gabor S, General Manager at Central Hotel 21, responded to this review, December 19, 2013
Dear Stevan R,

I thank you very much for your positive feedback.

Kind Regards,

Gabor Szegedi
Sales Manager
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Property: Central Hotel 21
Address: Maria Street 10, Budapest 1085, Hungary
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Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #58 of 335 Hotels in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Central Hotel 21 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Central Hotel 21 *** is located in the city centre of Budapest close to the most visited sites (Danube, Market Hall, Synagogue, National Museum) and all parts of the city are within easy reach with public transportation. Shopping areas, theatres, restaurants (with reasonable prices) and cafes are in walking distance (5 minutes on foot). Each room is equipped with a pay-per-use mini bar, an LCD TV, Safe, a direct-dial phone, and the uniquely designed bathroom offers a hairdryer to the guests. Some of them have a view to the street the others to the yard inside. Complimentary high speed internet service is also provided. ... more   less 
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