Perhaps I have been too harsh in my scoring, however I have stayed in many other 4 star hotels which are far and away better than La Prima, and that has to be the measure.
The best thing about the hotel is the location. On a side street with Vaci Uta on one side and a hop away from the Danube on the other, it is ideally placed for a bit of exploring. We walked everywhere during our 4 night stay.
The hotel is also very modern with a turquoise coloured fleur de lis design throughout the hotel, and large mirrors with integrated tvs which was pretty cool.
Prices we paid were really good so cant complain too much.
Breakfast is light yet slightly limited - a small selection of cereal, yogurts, breeads, meats and cheeses, with some hot food in Hungarian style - spicy sausages and scrambled egss with veg and spices. This suited us fine and my preference is continental breakfast, but if a large cooked breakfast is your thing then it might not be for you.
The bad points have to be lack of air conditioning. I happen to be cold all the time and even I couldn't bear the heat in the room. My partner asked at reception if the air con could be altered as ours did not seem to be working. He was told it was affected by the outside temperatue? We overhead someone else complaining about the air con and being told that it was too noisy to put on and other guests would complain. Windows only open a fraction so that didn't help much.
The other problem I had with the hotel was the reception staff were a bit sullen. There was one very friendly guy who was mainly on nights but otherwise, I felt I was an inconvenience.
Other points to note, may have been mentioned before:
Good wardrobe space.
No kettle, but chargable coffee machine.
Bar area at reception.
Transfers can be arrange by hotel from airport.
The hotel is nice enough materially and very clean, but it is perhaps style over substance.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The stylishly appointed trendy hotel, La Prima Fashion Hotel Budapest offers modern 4-star hotel facilities from 1st March 2011 in the heart of Budapest, as a member of the Fashion Hotels brand, dedicated to Mellow Mood Hotels.La Prima Fashion Hotel Budapest offers 80 fashionably decorated rooms, incorporating the latest trends in hotel facilities, high-tech conference installations and a cool breakfast restaurant ensuring a relaxing and comfortable stay whether travelling for business or leisure. ... more less
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