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“Average hotel” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Danubius Hotel Helia

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Danubius Hotel Helia
Ranked #74 of 342 Hotels in Budapest
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20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Average hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

Kind of old building, also some furniture look tired.
I was staying there in May and July 2012, at every two weeks, for business purpose only.
Close to some very good pubs and restaurants.
Friendly staff, some basic english, but still OK
The breakfast it is very good, a good range of fruits, juices, cheese, and so on.
I think they change the manu at every month, because some time I get use to their food and also the location on the table :-)
Some problem with the wifi
Good concierge, good taxies ordered by them.
Few elevators, but nice.
For transit it is ok and also for city brake in Budapest

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank geox1973
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Givat Shmuel, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

The staff very friendly, helpful. Free WiFi in the public spaces, on pay in the rooms. The password easy to obtain, but the window of logging in is written in Hungarian and each one has to guess to click on certain point for finishing the log in. The rooms are comfortable, but not very spacy. We had the luck to get a room with Danube view, nice (recommendable). The location is not very central, but reasonable. The spa facilities could be bigger.
The buffet breakfast excellent.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Geo F
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israel
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159 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

we have been here for 7 days with a seniors organized group.the rooms are nice in specially the view of the danube.breakfast was ok but dinner was not tasty at all could be much better.the spa is very good the pools are big enough,to rich the center you have to take the metro witch is about 10 minutes walking

Room Tip: view to the danube
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank monizu41
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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58 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

We had a great time here. Rooms are clean and in good order, cleaning service every day; coffee and croissants every morning and they were fresh, the view of Danube is amazing. A bit of a walk from the city, but is along the river which makes it very pleasant, plus you get to see the life around. Staff was very friendly, we used the sauna after long runs on Margaret Island and all is very nice.
Parking per day 10 euros, internet in the room 11 euros per day. These are the only down sides
If we'll come back to Budapest, definetely staying here.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Maria B
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

Arrived at the hotel with reasonably high expectations. Booked through indepentant site for a reasonable price but would have been dissapointed if it had been any more. I was given a city view rather than a Danube view. The room is very hot and air conditioning does not work need to have the window open to make the room comfortable. Staff and customer service is great although the food is a bit hit and miss. Breakfast has a good choice buffet so ample for any appetite. Spa and gym is a good facility with additional chargeable experiences which seem to be very popular.

Room Tip: Try to get a Danube view and ask for functional air conditioning if you are going in spring or summe...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jim T
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Liberec, Czech Republic
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84 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

I'll start off by saying that the cleaning staff, restaurant attendants and bar staff were all very friendly, efficient and helpful in every way. Can't say as much for the reception desk. We asked at check in if the swimming pools and sauna came as a package with the room. The response was, "The price list is on the spa door." We'd seen the fees posted online and chose not to spend their exorbitant prices. The afternoon before check out, we learned from other guests that they had been admitted into the pools without charge. We asked three times in five days for the password to the "free WiFi" in the lobby area. The codes never worked so we were without access for five days. The climate controls in the room never worked so we suffered through the hottest days of early spring. After the second or third day, the buffet meals (including the complementary breakfast) became quite boring with little or no variety. At least once per day I had to reject a dirty dish and they rarely remembered to set out butter for the bread at lunch and dinner. Meals are unimaginative and just mediocre in preparation. Parking is way too overpriced for registered guests. I needed to take my car to a car wash as sap and debris from the trees covered everything. I left feeling ripped off and certainly didn't believe that they deserved the stars that they display. I won't go back and will advise my network to avoid the place.

Room Tip: I suppose you'll want to ask for a river view room.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank czken
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england
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47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013

Stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in March 2013.
when we arrived at the hotel check in was efficient and the staff very helpful (providing plenty of information about the city). the recpeotion area had a shop bar and travel information desk, it was very clean and tidy and gave a good first impression

When we arrived in our room we were given a twin insted of a double (which was requested when booking) I requested that the room be changed however was advised there were no double rooms. The room was smallish as was the bathroom but enough space for a weekend break. the room and bathroom were very tidy. The telivision in the room had a couple of english tv channel these were mainly for the news.

The room was very warm, the air conditioning was not powerful enough to cool the room down, in the end we had to leave the window open. the room was cleaned daily and ther was very little noise hence we got a good nights sleep.

The facilities at the hotel however were outstanding. the spa and health are were amazing. massive spa, big swimming pool lots of gym equiment and plenty of other activites (at surcharge). The breakfast was also outstanding, lots of choice within the buffet and quality was good too.

Location of the hotel was average. the nearest tube station was a 5minute walk and we were a distance (20mins with public transport) from the tourist sites (palace arear)

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank 511915
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Property: Danubius Hotel Helia
Address: Karpat utca 62-64., Budapest 1133, Hungary (Formerly Danubius Health Spa Resort Helia)
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Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Spa Hotel in Budapest
#36 Business Hotel in Budapest
#53 Luxury Hotel in Budapest
#63 Romantic Hotel in Budapest
#68 Family Hotel in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Danubius Hotel Helia 4*
Number of rooms: 262
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A place where you can mix business with relaxation! Conference hotel with spa and wellness complex on the bank of the Danube, just 15 minutes from the historical city centre. Relax and recharge! Swim in the large pool and enjoy the breathtaking panorama from the two-story fitness club! Steer clear of the traffic jams! Spacious car and bus park just outside the hotel. 26 Km from Airport Ferihegy, 9 km from Eastern Railway Station. ... more   less 
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Danubius Health Spa Resort Helia Hotel Budapest
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