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“Lovely Apartment” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Boscolo Residence
Ranked #48 of 342 Hotels in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely Apartment”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

We loved this apartment it was massive. It had excellent air-con, a comfy bed and plenty of storage space. The kitchen had everything you need from a microwave to a fridge/ mini bar. The room was clean and we asked for a quiet room away from the lift which is exactly what we got. The breakfast was the usual continental affair which is well stocked. I would recommend staying here.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank loopy327
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BoscoloResidence_GM, General Manager at Boscolo Residence, responded to this review, October 13, 2013
Dear Valued Guest 'loopy327',

Thank you for your kind words about your latest stay in Boscolo Residence. It is nice to see that you enjoyed the fully equipped kitchen and the comfort of your apartment.

You are more than welcome anytime!

With kind regards,
Kinga Engelbrecht - General Manager
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
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Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

My husband and I stayed here over the weekend. The apartment was very spacious and immaculate. We were there for our wedding anniversary and a fabulous chocolate cake was left for us on the kitchen table. This was a nice touch. There was so much room in this apartment. We had a bathroom with huge bath and shower. The bed was enormous too. Was nice having the kitchen and living room area. The staff at reception were very helpful. We found this to be a good position. The hop on hop off bus stops right outside the Boscolo Hotel. There are numerous restaurants around this area in the side streets, which I think are slightly cheaper than if you go 'down town'. All were fabulous and so cheap! Would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Calconnie
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BoscoloResidence_GM, General Manager at Boscolo Residence, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Dear Valued Guest 'Calconnie',

First and foremost let me thank you for your valuable time taken to share your experiences. I am delighted to read that you had a great stay with us. I was especially glad that you have recognized our staff’s service minded attitude and we could make your wedding anniversary more pleasant in Budapest.
I hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you soon again.

With kind regrads,
Kinga ENGELBRECHT - General Manager
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22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Relatively new place, apartment- like suites with full kitchenette and washing machine. Good for extended, family stay. Location and surroundings are not best of Budapest, limitations: no choice of tv channels, single sink, limited supply of amenities eg no conditioner, basic breakfast, you need to pay for access to gym and pool at the boscolo hotel, pros: great kitchenette and dining table, free Internet.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Family S
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BoscoloResidence_GM, General Manager at Boscolo Residence, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Dear Valued Guest 'Family S',

Herewith I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for staying with us at Boscolo Residence. Nice to see that you enjoyed the fully equipped kitchen and the comfort of the free wi-fi connection all around the property but I was sorry to read that our TV-chanel selection and room amenities did not meet your needs. Let me kindly recommend our luxurious sister hotel - Boscolo Budapest - if you are looking for a fully serviced accomodation upon your next stay in Budapest.

With kind regards,
Kinga ENGELBRECHT - General Manager
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Perth, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

The hotel room is great. The room itself is more like a small apartment. A kitchen is provided for you if you wish to make your own meals which really saves money. The bathroom is big and provides you with a good shower, bath, etc. You also have a lounge room with a television in your room which is great if you have people visiting your hotel room. The hotel is also located centrally which is very convenient. Supermarkets, clubs, bars, restaurants and shops are only a walk away which again saves you money on taxis. All in all I believe that you get your money worth for what is provided to you for a 5 star hotel. The only let down was the lack of room service, this would have been great for the times you are too lazy to leave your room or make your own meal. The service is also quite good, the staff are very helpful when you require assistance.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Peter T
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Vienna, Austria
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

The first impression of the Boscolo Residence was very positive and the service at the front desk was great. We got good information and the guy working there presented himself as very competent, nice and helpful. As we were there early, we put our bags into the luggage room- absolutely no problem! Great! At around 4pm we got back to the hotel, ready to go to our room. Our key doors got handed to us and we started our way to our room. By opening the door, we realized that our room was already taken. Bad mistake by the system/service/hotel!

After a fair amount of time, we got another door key handed and came into a room, which smelt like cigarettes (the hotel is supposed to be a non-smoking hotel). Well, at this point we were just happy to have a room! After enjoying the "welcome-plate" by the hotel, which was delicious, we made a pretty groce discovery: there was an unfinished plate of some chocolate dish decorated with cigarette ends under the sink in the bathroom! This just freaked me out as I was asking myself: How did the cleaning personnel clean? How can they miss something like this?

Although we booked this hotel on a low budget rate, we still expected clean ! rooms. Now I am not that sure anymore if that really was the case.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Nic239
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BoscoloResidence_GM, General Manager at Boscolo Residence, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Dear Valued Guest 'Nic239',

Thank you very much for staying with us and thank you for your valued feedback. Please accept my sincere apologizes for the issue you experienced about your rooms. I would kindly like to assure you that we checked how it was possible to have the room in a condition which is not living up to our standards and we make our best to avoid happening it again.
Certainly I remain at your disposal may I be at your further assistance discussing your experience. Please feel free to contact us via guest.relation@budapest.boscolo.com

With kind regards,
Kinga ENGELBRECHT - General Manager
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Union City, New Jersey, United States
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807 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

Superfriendly and helpful staff, immense, beautiful rooms and convenient location make the Boscolo Residence a fantastic value in Budapest.

We stayed at the Boscolo Residence while traveling to Budapest for the F1 race. I think I thought I had booked the Boscolo Palace next door for an unbelievable price, and was confused when we walked in there and were told to use the entrance on the other side, but once we saw the room, I had no regrets. I think the apartments were built as luxury residences, but never filled up so they are used as a hotel now. We booked a normal suite and got upgraded to the premier suite at checkin.

Service was phenominal, very friendly and helpful. They were able to give us good directions downtown, some sightseeing tips, help us get to the F1 track, and arrange an excellent cab to the airport for us. We were also greeted with a friendly smile and hello everytime we left or came back.

The room was incredible. We had an immense kitchen and living room overlooking the street, almost a 180 view from the corner, a massive bathroom, master bedroom, and second bedroom / office. I would have been happy living here for a while. We also had an exercise machine in the living room. The bathroom had marble floors, great water pressure, and both a tub and shower stall. The bedroom had more than ample closet space and a nice view of the street, without any noise, though we did have to close the blackout curtains at night because of the street lights. The kitchen had a nice fridge which was good for the 100 degree weather as well as utensils and cooking instruments. Wifi was present throughout and nice and fast.

The location was good, very close to a lot of restaurants and many less touristy, local bars which we enjoyed. It was also a fairly short walk downtown and to the bridge over to Buda and the historic district and castle. Also close enough to the central market for us to pop down for breakfast one day. It was also convenient to walk from the train station with our luggage on arrival, though the street from there was not super well lit, and most of the places were closed that night which lent a less welcoming atmosphere, but every other night was wonderful and we enjoyed hanging out at the bars nearby.

The Boscolo residence is a wonderful home away from home and a great base for exploring the city.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Tyler L
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Golfe-Juan Vallauris, France
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

Upon arrival, they upgraded our apartment with an extra bedroom for our teenaged son. The apartment was spotless and perfectly equipped (including a washing machine and dryer). The staff were most friendly and the breakfast included in our plan was quite complete with fresh fruits and ham and cheese.
It was nice to be able to walk across the other part of the building where the beautiful New York Cafe is to have a drink or a snack.
The sauna was nice but the swimming pool was too small.
All in all it is very good value for money.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank 886Ben
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Property: Boscolo Residence
Address: Osvat utca 2-8, Budapest 1073, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District VII / Jewish Quarter , Erzsébetváros
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#36 Luxury Hotel in Budapest
#37 Business Hotel in Budapest
#44 Romantic Hotel in Budapest
#66 Family Hotel in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Boscolo Residence 5*
Number of rooms: 138
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the heart of Budapest, these stylish 5-star apartments of Boscolo Residence offer lots of space and fully equipped kitchenettes.Within a 1-minute walk you can reach the Blaha Lujza Square public transport hub and the Keleti Railway Station is just a 5-minute taxi ride away from the Boscolo Residence.Featuring a subtle combination of brown and white tones, each of the apartments comes with a large flat-screen TV, a spacious seating and dining area and a modern bathroom.Guests can take advantage of all the services of the Boscolo Budapest Hotel 200 metres away. These include the buffet breakfast, spa and fitness facilities for a surcharge, and the bar with live piano music and the underground garage. ... more   less 
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