I just came back from Budapest yesterday after a 5-night stay at Eurostars Budapest Center. I traveled with my mum, grand-aunt and uncle and a family friend.
On first glance, the hotel is very pretty from the outside- modern-looking and clean. The receptionists, I realized, were mostly trainees (from Spain, if I'm not wrong) who don't know about Budapest. So if you're looking for information on what to do in the city, ask someone who does not have a "Trainee" tag after their name.
The room and bathroom were very spacious. I liked the big beds. Only thing is, my bed had bad springs and made a very springy noise every time I sat on it. On my mum's side, the material was horrible and every time she moved at night, it would be very loud. The room does not come with complimentary water or a hotel brochure with the information, so I found that was lacking. They provide great shampoo, shower gel and body cream. The only thing is the shower head is too strong so you have to hold it the whole time you're showering. That's a bit annoying, but you just have to sit down and shower.
The wifi connection was horrible. I had to stand at the door to get the connection and when I went back to bed, sometimes it would disconnect. The rooms were also not sound proof, so when the housekeeping cleans the room next to us, it is very loud- I could hear all the banging. On top of that, the housekeeping knocked on our door at 8:15am for two mornings in a row, so make sure you put the "do not disturb" sign if you want to sleep peacefully.
Out of everything, I was looking forward to breakfast the most. I love having buffet-style breakfast at hotels. Unfortunately this was a bit of a disappointment. There was a lot of varieties, but the quality of the food was below average. First things first- the plates are always wet as I'm guessing they take it straight out of the dishwasher and stack them up. This means that if you put bread on the plate, it will turn soggy by the time you get to your seat. I really hope the hotel will start polishing their plates. The toaster broke after 3 days, so you were left with soggy and untoasted bread. The flavored yogurt was all artificial, the bacon too salty. I didn't even touch the vegetables as they looked too oily.
This hotel really deserves a 3.5 out of 5 because the price is well worth it for 5 nights. But be prepared to have disappointments and don't have high expectations!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The elegant Eurostars Budapest Center is situated within a 3-minute stroll of the National Museum, the Great Synagogue and the Astoria Metro Station. Each room is equipped with luxurious furniture and modern amenities that include a safe box, free Wi-Fi and spacious bathrooms with a bath tub or shower. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Eurostars Budapest Hotel Budapest