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“A pefect location”
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art'otel budapest
Ranked #38 of 333 Hotels in Budapest
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“A pefect location”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

We stayed at this hotel last month for National Hungarian Day which is on the on 20th August every year.The hotel is in an amazing location facing Parliament Building.We had a room looking over the Danube which we would recommend highly.The check in was fine we had to wait a little while for our room to be ready but it was a lovely room.Mini-bar was expensive for example 750huf(£3.00) for a bottle of water which you can buy for 129huf(30p) in the shops.Staff were helpful.We walked everywhere because we were there on a bank holiday.We did not eat in the hotel so cannot comment on the food or bar.We would stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wiltshire, UK
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

We arrived late (train delays) but on leaving the metro at Batthyany Ter we were greeted by the sight of the Parliament building across the river, floodlit in the dark. A lovely introduction to Budapest. It was a short, straightforward walk to the hotel where we were checked in. Both rooms were in the old part. They were modern and well-appointed, with the kids' room having a view of the castle and cathedral. Beds were comfortable - bathrooms had a (very effective) shower over the bath. Our room was the smaller of the two (a double - the kids was a twin) - but none the worse for that. good quality furniture and comfy beds. Reception staff very helpful - we were interested in a restaurant nearby which we were not sure how to find having left the crucial page of notes at home! They googled it, showed us on streetview and described how to get there, and said they would like our feedback on what it was like! The rooms were kept clean and housekeeping was efficient. It was a good location in Budapest - easy to get to the main sites, although we did use some public transport - for a family of four, a good deal - for the price of 2 passengers, you get a 24 hour group ticket which up to 5 people can use travelling together. Breakfast was varied, plentiful and fresh, and the restaurant was lovely - in the old bit - you could sit in the food area, in a roofed atrium, or in a little courtyard outside (weather permitting). We booked online with a special deal and I thought it was good value - much better than Prague. We also used the bar - perhaps a little soulless, but good views over the river. Prices not too bad. for those in search of a

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile


The hotel overlooks the Danube and ia opposite the Parliament building. It is a short walk to Fisherman's Bastion and the Hospital in the Rock, and close to a Meteo station. It is possible to walk into the Pest area as the Chain Bridge is 5-10 minute walk along the Danube, but the walk is unpleasant due to a large number of cyclists weaving around pedestrains.

We arrived a bit early, but we were not allowed to check in until 2 o'clock. When we got into our room, we noticed it was a smoking room and asked to be moved to a no smoking room. We got a much nicer and larger room, with a sofa, in an elegantly decorated part of the hotel. My only criticism of the room and hotel was that the carpet looked stained and worn.

The shower and hairdryer were poweful and toiletries were provided. There was a mini bar, but it was quite expensive.

The staff at the front desk spoke excellent english, and were helpful. They let us borrow a plug adaptor and booked a Danube cruise for us.

We ate in the hotel bar twice and found it to be reasonably priced for a hotel and the food of good quality.

Breakfast is expensive at 14 euros per person, and the buffet selection seemed rather limited compared to other hotels, but the croissants were big and delicious. Unfortunately there are very few places to get breakfast near the hotel as most of the restuarants and fast food places are in the Pest area. We tried the only cafe we found open near the hotel and the hygiene was so poor, we decided to pay for breakfast on the hotel the next day!

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Everything about this hotel experience was lovely! Budapest is lovely!
Wonderful location on the Buda side of the Danube River.

Excellent service by everyone; front desk staff could not be nicer or more helpful, they even remembered my name.

We had a large room looking out to the Buda Castle and palace complex, stunning sight at night with everything lit up (we are going on a week long river cruise on the Danube so chose not to have a river view, very pleased with our castle view). I sat for 20 minutes admiring the view from the room, such majestic architecture.

Excellent extensive breakfast buffet.

Highly recommend, great value for money.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Great hotel for the price paid. Got a great view room to the Danube, Parliament and Chain Bridge. It even had a balcony. Very good breakfast. Free Wi-Fi and very nice hotel staff. Will stay again if I go back to the beautiful Budapest.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed here with a group of 13 cyclists and finished our trip here. The check in took a bit longer than expected. They have 2 computers next to the check in desk to surf the net but they seem to keep getting cut off every now and then. But they were very helpful when I wanted to print and scan a few documents and didn't even charge me for it.
The rooms are clean and efficient. I think they upgraded me because of my Club Carlson card. Great views from the room of the river and the Parliament, Chain bridge. Its a bit of the walk to the other side though. They have free wifi. Breakfast was of good quality.
Taxis in Budapest are a rip off. Check with hotel before taking a cab or better ask the hotel to book a cab for you.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

We stayed here for four nights and it was a lovely place to stay.It was in a great location,very convenient for seeing the sights either on foot or 5 minutes walk to the Metro.Our room was spacious,comfortable and quiet.There was a safe in the room and free WiFi. The breakfasts were great,with lots of choice.Everywhere was clean, bright and modern, with a buzzy atmosphere and friendly,helpful staff.Highly recommended!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: art'otel budapest
Address: Bem rakpart 16-19, Budapest 1011, Hungary
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Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District I / Buda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#19 Business Hotel in Budapest
#30 Family Hotel in Budapest
#31 Luxury Hotel in Budapest
#39 Romantic Hotel in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — art'otel budapest 4*
Number of rooms: 164
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Striking Hotel set in 4 renovated Baroque houses dating from the 18th century. ... more   less 
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