We have just returned from 2 nights at the Hotel Victoria in Budapest. We booked after looking at reviews on trip advisor. We booked via Laterooms and on reading reviews, we contacted the hotel direct to ask for a balcon/corner room. Because we booked so far in advance we got a balcony room which was absolutely amazing. We were attracted by the floor to ceiling glass windows with a view of the Danube and the Parliament building - but the balcony was fabulous. It had a table and chairs and we felt very lucky. I'd say the balcony overtook the rooms with massive windows any day.
The rooms were spectacular, recently refurbished with lovely modern bathrooms. Satellite tv on the wall and minibar.
Breakfast was included which was lovely. Eggs and bacon on request. Budapest is split into two parts Buda and Pest. Buda is the old town and where this hotel is. One evening we got a taxi 4 euros across the river into Pest as we were tired of walking. First night we walked about 15 minutes left out of the the hotel along the river to Trofear Grill. All you can eat Hungarian buffet including drinks for 20 euros per person. It was amazing. We were really impressed with the standard of everything and the prices of everything is so reasonable.
Try using the Baths, we walked 30 mins right to Gellart baths and spent the day there. 11 euros per person, don't forget a towel and you have to buy a swimming cap if you are going into the main pool. If you go on a weekend it is mixed. So my husband joined me in the 36 and 38 degrees pools, steam room and relax areas. We went into the outside pool and hot tubs. It was lovely. A lovely, hotel and a lovely trip. Taxi from the airport is a fixed price of 22 euros. We did the open top bus trip for 48 hours and this was glorious. Take some good walking shoes as I stupidly thought Budapest was similar to Prague (quite small). It's not, it's massive. We also ate at the Iguana Mexican over in Pest which was great.
So much to see, we'd recommend the hop on hop off bus. Pick the pink/green one up by turning right out of the hotel and walking about 5 mins. The stop is by the roundabout of the Chain bridge and the Fernicular Railway.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The newly renovated Hotel Victoria is located in the heart of historical downtown of Budapest, on the Buda side, directly on the riverside of the Danube. As the facility is equipped with large panoramic windows, one can enjoy the spectacular view of the city from all rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Victoria Hotel Budapest