You must be high if you give this hotel a rating over 2 stars. I honestly don't even know where to begin...
Right across the street from a tram line
Pretty good view
Cheap (for good reasons, just continue reading)
Dated decor, dark and dingy rooms, old unwashed bedding, old furniture, dingy bathroom, highly questionable shower curtain.
Free breakfast buffet consisted of: bread, rolls, lunch meat, deli cheese, PASTA (?!), cut up apples, oranges, grapefruits, more rolls, dry cereal, hot dogs, "scrambled eggs", hard boiled eggs, and rolls - needless to say we ate at McDonalds for breakfast every morning we were in Budapest (not proud of that either...).
Staff suggested "pizza from the stand across the street" as our first meal in Hungary, when we asked for an authentic Hungarian restaurant...and then told us one of the tourist site (recommended from TripAdvisor with 5 stars) was in a district he "goes to once every 10 years, if he has to..." hinting that it was dangerous. Wrong. It was a highlight of Budapest, so please get your facts straight.
Bathroom flooded because there was no convenient way to hang the shower head while showering.
Lack of space in the room - no need for a table and chairs in a room with 3 beds when you have nowhere to put your luggage.
Our "non-smoking" room sure felt/smelled like a smoking room.
The closest Metro station was a homeless person hot spot, I saw TWO people using the nearby bushes for a bathroom.
I don't even know where to begin on the lack of elevators...
Got locked out of lobby one night after coming back from the Pest side, and there were no clear directions to use any call box to reach the front desk.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay at one of the capital’s iconic buildings! Hotel Budapest – formerly called Round Hotel – caused a major stir as soon as it was built. The high-rise circular building full of windows was considered an architectural oddball, and so in time became one of the symbols of Budapest and a favourite with visitors. With its 15 stories and 64 metres in height, it’s still the tallest hotel in the country. From its higher floors, you get a breathtaking panoramic view of the various landmarks of the Buda and Pest sides of the city. The hotel, located in green surroundings at the foot of the Buda hills, is an excellent choice whether you want to go sightseeing, or you’ve come for a professional event, or if you want to go for a walk in the Buda hills: the buses or trams stopping in front of the hotel will take you to the M2 metro in Széll Kálmán Square in a few minutes, and also to many nice place in Buda, without having to change. The cog-wheel railway, a major tourist attraction in itself, stops right opposite the hotel, offering easy access to the Buda hills. The nearby Városmajor park is a great place for long walks, jogging and other outdoor exercise. Those arriving by car or coach can park their vehicle in the car park in front of the hotel. ... more less
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