We booked this hotel thinking that we managed to obtain a bargain price for a four star hotel. Bad mistake. Looking at the comments on tripadvisor we did not expect much. The expectation was of a clean, older type of a hotel with good service. The professional pictures and description at Daunubius Hotels website looked promising: relatively well furnished room, interesting shape of the building, and good connection to the sights. The reality proved to be far worse. Although the outside and connection to public transport was o.k. and allowed us to take full advantage of the beautiful Budapest, the inside of the hotel was a disaster. To name just a few negatives: room furniture resembled that of a skiing lodge – worse than in a hostel, the carpet was totally worn out everywhere, there was dirt all-over (for example under the flushing button at the toilet there was so much dirt that it looked like this part was not cleaned for ages), curtains in the room showed no washing, there was sponge coming out of arm chairs in the lobby. The positive was a free Wi-Fi in the lobby, but if you wanted to print something there was a high charge to use the computer booth. On the other hand the employees at the front desk were very helpful and sympathetic. All in all it is a mystery to us why it has a four stars rating. In all cases in our opinion the hotel should be thoroughly cleaned and refurbished.
- 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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