We chose this Hilton over other hotels because of the location. The views of the Danube and Budapest (Pest side) are breathtaking especially at night when everything is lit up. Spring for the upgrade (not that much more money) with a view of the city. We were on the top floor (5) with Fisherman's Bastion directly in front of us with a full view of the city.
The hotel itself is typical Hilton quality and comfort with a boutique hotel feel to it. We did fnd the service lacking and below par especially in the bar and the majority of the people working in other areas weren't very friendly except the female breakfast servers in the morning. The buffet breakfast is way over priced and I highly recommend ordering off the menu instead (especially make your own omlette).
Hidden away in the hotel is an artifact museum that the city and Hilton constructed together. It's amazing and I found it by chance. It really isn't pointed out by the hotel and you'll find it off the bar. It leads to a wine cellar. Be sure to see it!
It's quaint on the Buda side (Hilton location) with a fair number of shops and restaurants BUT this is totally a tourist side and expect to pay more than on the city (Pest) side where there's a lot of competition.
Unless you're accustomed to walking a great deal down hills and up a fairly steep incline, you'll need a cab that should run about $12 U.S. each way to get to the Pest side where the city is really located. (Make sure the hotel calls a cab and even then you have to ask how much it will cost to get to your destination. Only take an authorized yellow cab and never hail a cab).
I woud stay at the Hilton Castle District again because of the incredible views plus it's extremely quiet at night (when all the tour buses are gone from Fisherman's Bastion). Walk the Buda side at night or early morning when almost all the tourists are gone except you!
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Budapest - Castle District Hotel Budapest
- Budapest Hilton