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“Fantastic Hotel in Excellent Location” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge

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Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge
Ranked #26 of 342 Hotels in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Durham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fantastic Hotel in Excellent Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

Stayed 4 nights B&B in early November and got a fantastic deal. Location was main attraction as the hotel is right next to the Danube and overlooks the Chain Bridge with the castle and the Fishermans Bastion on the opposite side of the river. Voresmarty Square with its shops and tube station was only 200 metres away and tram/bus stops were all nearby. Rooms and Service were excellent as was the extensive breakfast. There was even a swimming pool, sauna and fitness suite if the weather was unkind. The concierge was especially helpful booking tables in restaurants and offering tickets to other tourist attractions. A memorable stay in a beautiful city.

Room Tip: We were offered an upgrade to a room overlooking the bridge, castle and river for 15 euro a night...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Philippe_Godard, General Manager at Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge, responded to this review, November 28, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your feedback and taking the time to post your comments.
We were delighted to read that you had a nice stay at Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge - that you were more than satisfied with our well-trained staff; especially the Concierge and that you liked the quality of our room service and the breakfast as well.

Your feedback is a great encouragement for our future work and we are pleased to pass it over to our colleagues.
Thank you so much for staying with us and we hope to see you in the near future.

Your sincerely,
Philippe Godard
General Manager
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Oslo, Norway
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

A very nice hotel, with great location next to the Chain Bridge. We walked to the Gellert Bath, the Castle, the Parliament and to Andrassy. The hotel is a two minut walk from the main shopping street Vaci Utca.

We had breakfast included in the rate, and the breakfast was perfect with lot of choices.
The staff were service minded and helpful. The rooms were OK. Nice rooms, but we had difficulties with the AC, it was a bit to hot at night...

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Philippe_Godard, General Manager at Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge, responded to this review, November 28, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for positive feedback you provided us with. We were very glad to hear that you were so very much pleased with the standard of our hotel, the location, the quality of the breakfast and the level of hospitality you have experienced in our hotel during your stay.

We sincerely hope to see you back at Sofitel Budapest in the near future.

Yours sincerely,
Philippe Godard
General Manager
Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge
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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

Stayed in the Sofitel when away with work and really enjoyed my stay. Staff were so helpful - they literally couldn't do enough for you.
The room was clean, comfortable and had a great view of the river. On my second stay, they even moved me to a higher floor, meaning the view was better and the quality of the room was amazing.
The hotel was a good location for shopping as well, as it was right on the tram line meaning you could stay local or go further away if you wanted. Would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Katrine M
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Philippe_Godard, General Manager at Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge, responded to this review, November 28, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your feedback and taking the time to post your comments. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the comfortable room and view to the river, but we were especially happy, that you have mentioned the attentiveness of the staff. We are always strive to provide an excellent service to our guests, so it will serve as great encouragement to our team.

We do hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon at Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge.

Yours sincerely,

Philippe Godard
General Manager
Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge
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London
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33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

I was on a business conference and I was very impressed with the hotel. Room was impeccable with very comfy bed. Service was very good. Decor sas elegant with a hint of glitz. Breakfast was a huge spread and good enough to get up early for! We had lunch and dinner on separate occasions and was staggered that such fabulous quality food be catered en mass. I would heartily recommend

Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Philippe_Godard, General Manager at Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for such a wonderful comment of your experience with us at the Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge.

Your comments of our food offerings at the breakfast and restaurant will only encourage our team to continue to provide superior service for all of our guests.

I wish you a very nice Christmas ahead, and wish to welcome you back to Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge once again in the future.

Yours Sincerely,

Philippe Godard
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

Stayed at the Sofitel in September 2013 with gf and have to say what a great hotel!! , please don't be put off by the outside of the hotel as its not the best looking building!
The room we stayed in was great! Over looking the river and the chain bridge! Amazing at night when all lit up! Def pay extra for a frontal room you won't be disappointed!
Food - especially desserts (banana split!) soooo tasty but soooo expensive but just like any city hotel prices.
Hotel itself is surrounded by bars, restaurants, cafes and clothes shops so no taxi fares to think about if that's what your after :)
Love this hotel def would go back!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Hillsy90
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Philippe_Godard, General Manager at Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for such a nice review of the Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge on your stay with us.
We are glad that you were fond of the location of the hotel.
I wish you a very nice Christmas ahead, and only hope that we could have the chance to welcome you back to Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge once again in the near future.

Yours Sincerely,

Philippe Godard
General Manager
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

This Sofitel is good - fantastic location; great views (if you get a room looking over the river); the staff are smart and extremely polite and speak perfect English; the hotel itself is smart and modern...

But, it is a little bit soul-less - there is no real character to the place. You look up the huge central atrium at the multiple floors above and just see lots of identical wide balconies with identical room doors. The rooms are spacious but very "corporate" in feel - you imagine that each one will be identical.

I was staying on business and would definitely stay again - for that it was perfect. But not a place I would come for a romantic stay or with family.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank perrygeoff
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Philippe_Godard, General Manager at Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for posting such a pleasant review of the business trip at the Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge.

We all hope that we could have the chance to welcome you back to our hotel once again. In the meantime the entire Sofitel Team wishes you a very Happy Christmas ahead.

Yours Sincerely,

Philippe Godard
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

Although most of the Sofitel is obscured from the Danube by the (always well placed) Inter Continental, it's north side and some of the west still has a great view of the chain bridge.

The best thing about this hotel was location: right by the chain bridge in the centre of Budapest, 2 minutes' walk from Oktober 6 Utca, St Stephen's basilica and the hop on hop off bus.

The spa and gym facilities are also good, I had a great hot stone massage there.

The ground floor bar has one of the best views of the city (although the ladies of the night to-ing and fro-ing were a blot on the landscape).

However I found the beds uncomfortable, particularly when it was my turn to sleep in the fold out sofa bed in the triple room.

The staff were all friendly and very capable. If I go back ill book well in advance to get a room with a view of the bridge.

Stayed November 2013
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Philippe_Godard, General Manager at Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for such a nice comment of the Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge. We are all very delighted to hear that you were very fond of the location of the hotel particularly from the bar.

We all hope that we have the chance to welcome you back to Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge once again in the near future.

Yours Sincerely,

Philippe Godard
General Manager
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Property: Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge
Address: Szechenyi Istvan Ter 2, Budapest 1051, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District V / Inner City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling 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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Spa Hotel in Budapest
#11 Business Hotel in Budapest
#11 Family Hotel in Budapest
#18 Romantic Hotel in Budapest
#23 Luxury Hotel in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge 5*
Number of rooms: 357
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sofitel Budapest blends comfort and elegance with modern technology and French flair. This comfortable high-class hotel offers breathtaking views of the Chain Bridge and Royal Castle. The Paris Budapest Cafe restaurant at this luxury hotel fuses French and Hungarian cuisine, prepared in a show kitchen for all to see. ... more   less 
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