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Peregrinus ELTE Hotel
Ranked #147 of 332 Hotels in Budapest
Reviewed July 30, 2011

My wife and I stayed at the Peregrinus Hotel in Budapest for three nights. The hotel is one of those hidden gems that is almost hidden down a narrow street. The room was on the third floor, was spacious with two double beds in one room and a single bed in the living room plus a foldout futon (even though we simply asked for two double beds). The room was exceptionally quiet. The hotel only served a breakfast buffet (no other meals), which was rather meager in what was offered but was nevertheless okay. The entrance is always locked and the desk attendant rings you in. The desk attendants were very friendly and helpful with advice on the city. The hotel is located within blocks of the famous Central Market Hall (Nagy Vasarcsarnok) and within blocks of a Metro stop. At the end of the street was a connecting street with numerous cafes and shops.

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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 15, 2010

My cousin and I stayed here for 3 nights on a 5-country tour of Eastern Europe. I spent literally hours researching hotels in each city, and I was very pleased with my choice in Peregrinus ELTE. They had a little snafu with our rate- they gave us one that was too low, however they honored it because they had to, and I had copies of all of my e-mail correspondence with the hotel. Even if we had not gotten the cheaper rate, it would have been worth the price to stay there.

The location was great-- within 5 minutes to the underground station, about 10 minutes walk to Raday Utca (a main restaurant street), right off of Vaci Utca, a main tourist street (but it's on a side street so it's nice and quiet).
The staff was incredibly helpful- they got us booked on a sightseeing tour that started within 10 minutes after we checked in, got the taxi to pick us up immediately, etc.

Breakfast was typical Eastern European fare- cold cuts, breads, spreads, hard boiled eggs, juices/coffee/tea, very friendly staff taking care of it all. The "luggage room" is a tiny closet in the back of the hotel that is easily accessible by anyone, but we didn't have any issues.

The hotel has an elevator, which was nice given we were on a higher floor (top floor, with skylights and everything!). The front door is always locked and you push a button so the desk staff views you on the monitor and opens the door for you. Free WiFi was great as well!

**WARNING ABOUT BUDAPEST: Cabbies are crooks! I was quoted by the hotel that a taxi from Keleti train station should be 2,000 HUF, and when we got there, the cab drivers all wanted 4,000 HUF! Even if the meter is running, they fudge it!!**


I definitely enjoyed my stay here and would stay again!

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with friends
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1  Thank carrbear21
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Reviewed July 30, 2010

The hotel is located in a quiet, but central neighborhood - very convenient. The building is nice and clean. Single rooms are small, but good enough for the price. Breakfast was ok. The lady who takes care of breakfast was sweet, warm, and lovely. Most staff at the front desk are friendly, pleasant, and nice, except one girl, who always doesn't smile, which effects others' vacation mood a little.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 13, 2010

The Peregrinus is a good 3* hotel that cannot be faulted for its location. Its just around the corner from Vaci street and really ideal for a weekend break. Its very affordable and the staff are very pleasant and polite. Rooms range in size and are basic but fine. Breakfast is continental with a fair selection. I travelled with a group of 15 and we found the hotel ideal for our needs.

  • Stayed: June 2010
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Reviewed May 5, 2009

Just back from a week at this hotel. Well situated off Vaci utca but in a quiet street. Plenty restaurants and cafes nearby and close to Metro stations. Very comfortable room, lots of space but shower room small. Would certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 17, 2009

This was our third hotel in a week (somewhat travel-weary) and we loved it. The desk staff was helpful and the breakfast good. The room was immaculate, warm and cozy. We had free inroom internet and nice cotton duvets. The location is exceptional- close to public transportation and the river and marketplace- easy to walk to many places. The hotel interior is conservatively grand. I will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: January 2009
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Reviewed April 2, 2008

Hotel Peregrinus has an excellent location, just few steps from the Vaci street, The old Market hall and the Danube. It is an ideal hotel for city tourism, and also the reception service is excellent.

The room prices are quite high, but corresponded with other hotels in this area, the relation between price and quality is not bad. Also the minibar prices were relatively quite high, but still not higher than in any hotel in Budapest center.

The breakfast room was average, and also the service in breakfast was average. The intime garden is an refreshing surprise.

The rooms are large, and the old building gives an old-fashioned, luxury and romantic atmosphere, typical to Budapest and Central Eastern Europe.

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled on business
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Address: Szerb utca 3, Budapest 1056, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District V / Inner City , Belváros-Lipótváros
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Ranked #147 of 332 Hotels in Budapest
Hotel Class:3 star — Peregrinus ELTE Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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