Hotels in the very centre of Budapest can be pricey and the cheaper ones are usually miles from the centre. However we were lucky enough to stumble upon the Hotel Papillon.
Just a short walk from the tram stops and metro (Moskva Ter) and within walking distance of the castle district. The hotel is on a hill - not good for aching feet after a full day walking but don't worry - the hotel has a lift.
The hotel its self was lovely. Friendly and very helpful staff throughout all of my enquiries prior to booking, and just as brilliant during our stay. The staff booked us our taxi's to and from the hotel (at a fixed price cheaper than if you hailed one at the airport) and even looked after our luggage to allow us to continue sight seeing on the day we flew home.
The room is your standard hotel room. Large comfortable (but firm) bed with fresh sheets every day, TV, toilet/shower room, mini bar, safe etc. What made our room extra special however was the view. From the room you could see the chain bridge, the river Danube, the castle district, palace, Gelert hill etc. etc. Very beautiful at night when everything was lit up. You sat and looked out the window at night rather than watched the TV.
Breakfast was your usual hotel buffet with selection of cereal, toast, pastries and fruit.
The hotel also offers meals during the day and evening. However, we weren't impressed.
The hotel also has it's own "piano bar" next door, which we did not visit, and an outdoor pool and seating area.
The hotel was one of the cheapest I found in Budapest and I simply will not fault it. Good value, great location and great staff. A fantastic base to explore Budapest from.
If I visit Budapest again; this will be the first place I look to stop.
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- Also Known As:
- Papillon Hotel Budapest