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Hotel President
Ranked #92 of 336 Hotels in Budapest
Reviewed May 1, 2014

We travel frequently in Europe and are used to small spaces but the website describes and shows images of rooms with space and comforts of a 4 star hotel. Unfortunately this is not at all accurate. The room has a twin bed, if you can call it a bed, the shower barely allows for movement and there is literally no room to unpack anything more that a day pack. This may be the most disappointing booking in my extensive travels.

Stayed: May 2014
1  Thank Zabes
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Reviewed April 28, 2014

Stayed at the Hotel President on business and the overall experience was good, the location of the hotel is great and very central and breakfast was good. My room was comfortable and clean but didn't really have very much natural light. Also the tea/coffee tray is appauling! Two flimsy plastic cups with very poor quality tea and coffee. Overall I would recommend as a base in Budapest.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for a week holiday and it was nice and grand when entering. The staff were nice and nothing bothered me about this stay. Clean and basic. However we would have preffered a room with a window facing outside. Having said that, that's just my personal taste. I would return here again.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Thank dozday
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Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

I chose to stay here on the back of reviews I had read and certainly the location was excellent and a 5 minute walk from my meetings. The hotel was clean and efficient. However, despite the Hungarians being impressed at my hotel choice, because it has a helipad on the roof- my room was pokey and small and the only natural light was from window which opened onto the indoor "atrium" (read corridor). The room was too dark have the lights off and as a woman you can imagine I didn't want people from the atrium looking in. The very good thing was that the Wifi was excellent- very fast and I got lots of work done.
For those looking for hotel central to all the tourist sites and reasonably priced I would recommend.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled on business
Thank Katyhalliday
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Reviewed April 1, 2014

This is, at best a two to three star hotel
The rooms are terribly small, there is no bath only a shower
It isn't a five star hotel at all, at best it has the features of a budget hotel. The only good thing about this hotel is its location and thats about it in all honesty

Room Tip: There are no good rooms. The suites may be better, I don't know
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled on business
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1  Thank Eoin D
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Reviewed March 29, 2014

Our welcome to Hotel President was nice enough. The gentleman on reception went through the usual, breakfast times etc. When we got to the room though, it was a different story. No shower. I paid for an Executive Suite which is supposed to be a cut above the rest and sadly it was grotty and without a shower, which meant we spent most mornings sat in the bath trying to wash that way. Upon talking to reception I was told "but your in an Executive Suite. There are no showers in the Suites", as if this was something everybody should know and accept as being a universal truth. We were told she could downgrade us to a regular room which have showers and that was all that could be done. The room was missing bits of carpet and the furniture was badly stained (I have photos). Also, they have a nice note in the room stating that you should count everything upon your arrival as, if on your departure they decide that anything is missing, they will assume that you are a thief and charge the cost of the item to your bill. Avoid the breakfast option.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Dave G
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

We stayed at the hotel for 4 days and we had a great time. The rooms where great, but small. It was mirrors over the bed and around the bed, quit nice actually, we loved it :) The breakfast was just okay, nothing more. We also tried the spa on the hotel. We had to pay entrance fee to get to the pool area. It should be included, but it was not expensive, but very unnecessary and irritating. 2800 HUF (12 USD). The staff was very kind and helpful. The prices was also reasonable, we paid 28000 HUF pr night (112 USD) breakfast included. Nice hotel, we would love to stay here another time. LUPS

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel President

Address: Hold utca 3-5., Budapest 1054, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District V / Inner City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #92 of 336 Hotels in Budapest
Price Range: $73 - $171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel President 4*
Number of rooms: 152
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel President is a brand new luxury boutique hotel located in the heart of Budapest, in the vicinity of the fabulous building of the Magyar Nemzeti Bank (National Bank of Hungary). Budapest's other major attractions, such as Szent Istvan Bazilika (St. Stephen Basilica) or Vaci utca (Vaci street) are within walking distance from Hotel President. Hotel President was designed to offer quality and style, and a unique experience for all guests: businessmen, delegations, groups and families as well. Our highlight, the Intermezzo Ice Terrace with a 360 degrees panorama, mulled wine, ice skating rink and roasted chestnut will be available until the 28th of February, 2018. The ice skating rink on the top of the hotel is free of charge for hotel guests. ... more   less 
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