We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Just an ordinary hotel”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Danubius Hotel Arena
Ranked #130 of 342 Hotels in Budapest
Greater London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
304 reviews
150 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Just an ordinary hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013

Located near Budapest Sports Arena, a bit far from city center, just an ordinary hotel.

The room I stay quite small, if two persons stay in the room will create a space problem.

Room is clean, breakfast standard, hotel staff assistance also standard.

Nothing to complain but none to compliment either

Room Tip: Maybe they have a better standard of room, higher grade perhaps?
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Gregorius S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

911 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    164
    371
    247
    69
    60
See reviews for
169
240
74
212
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (36)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hungarian first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Serbian first
  • Slovak first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

Ideal hotel for a short stay in Budapest. Friendly staff, clean rooms. We stayed in a triple room which was a good size and comfortable. The hotel has a great pool, sauna etc and also a gym. Although I wouldn't describe the location as central as such, there is a metro station just outside the hotel, with the metro line which will take you straight into the heart of Budapest and across to the Castle District. There is a big shopping centre about 5-10 minutes walk away. Have recommended this hotel to friends and would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank GemPemGlasgow
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lille, France
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

location a little bit far from city center but the metro is some meters from the building. The hotel remained from an ancient different world but inside is different. The lobby and the rooms are newly refurbished. Very nice restaurant on the first floor.
What a pity the wifi is not free only on the groundfloor!! The staff was helpful and attentive.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Merle R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
AndrasBalogh, Front Office Manager at Danubius Hotel Arena, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Dear Guest,

First of all, we would like to thank for choosing our hotel and we hope you enjoyed your time at the Danubius Hotel Arena.
We do appreciate your nice words about the services and our staff.
We thank you for kind comments and we hope to have opportunity to welcome you back at the Danubius Hotel Arena.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
St. Petersburg, Russia
Level Contributor
29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is located in close proximity to some sports facilities, and most guests appear to be athletes, both from Hungary and from other countries. The Danubius is a lively and vibrant place, with clean rooms and free Wi-Fi on the ground floor - I greatly enjoyed the evening spent with my laptop in the lively and energetic atmosphere of the lobby. The staff were also very friendly.
Oh, and they've got lovely doormats saying what day of the week is this at the front exit! They're really, really very nice :-)

  • Stayed May 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Athenaie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
AndrasBalogh, Front Office Manager at Danubius Hotel Arena, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Dear Guest,

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for a positive note about our hotel, especially the serviceyou were able to experience.
We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and we are looking forward to welcome you soon.

Best regards
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
62 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

We stayed here because we did the Expedia lottery and got a low price and we wanted a hotel with parking. Most of the staff was pleasant and there was free (not good) coffee and croissants for breakfast. The shower in our room didn't drain well and the A/C didn't work well but we were only there for 2 nights and didn't want to waste time dealing with it so I am not sure how they would have handled it. It is located on the Pest side (recommend staying in Pest vs. Buda), 4 stops on the subway (which doesn't stay open all night) to central downtown; the stop is right outside the hotel but you do have to walk through a run-down parking lot, which was creepy at night. Beware of advertisements for free parking since there is a very limited number of spots (about 10), which operates on a first come, first serve basis; otherwise, it's paid parking next to the hotel. It seemed to be a popular hotel for large groups, but I'd probably stay downtown next time. Also, if driving from Slovenia, you have to drive through the whole city before arriving and on the way out, you have to drive through it again.

Room Tip: 4th floor room had balcony but nothing to see on side facing away from city
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Jenny S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ankara, Turkey
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

Location is far from center. metro system finish at 2330. Spa is not suitable for use. Wi-Fi is useable just at lobby. Breakfast is good. You can stay just for if you dont have another chance. you cant have any food or drink after midnight.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Utkuoz
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jihlava, Czech Republic
Level Contributor
57 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

OK, let's be honest I know my rating is too high and I will explain the reason. Our company use this hotel because it is very close tho our company HQ. And I "was living" in this hotel for more than 3 weeks! After such a long time I felt myself like at home. I was using fitness every day, so it is very good. Maybe it is far from downtown for tourists. There is subway entrance nearby.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank dzordzdzordz
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
AndrasBalogh, Front Office Manager at Danubius Hotel Arena, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Dear Guest,

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for a positive note about our hotel
especially the services you were able to experience beginning from your arrival.

We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and you felt yourself "like at home". We must say, that it is the biggest compliment for a hotel and its staff, what could be ever got.

We are looking forward to welcome you soon at our hotel.

Best regards
András Balogh
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Budapest hotels
District VII / Jewish Quarter
Hotel Hungaria City Center
Hotel Hungaria City Center
#131 of 342 in Budapest
3.5 of 5 bubbles 1,534 reviews
Leonardo Hotel Budapest
#117 of 342 in Budapest
3.5 of 5 bubbles 771 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Danubius Hotel Helia
#71 of 342 in Budapest
4.0 of 5 bubbles 1,656 reviews
Green Hotel
#238 of 342 in Budapest
3.0 of 5 bubbles 158 reviews
ACHAT Premium Budapest
#146 of 342 in Budapest
4.0 of 5 bubbles 258 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Danubius Hotel Arena? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Danubius Hotel Arena

Property: Danubius Hotel Arena
Address: Ifjusag utja 1-3, Budapest 1148, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest
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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#86 Luxury Hotel in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Danubius Hotel Arena 4*
Number of rooms: 379
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On-site conferences, professional exhibitions and concerts just a stone’s throw from the city centre! Thanks to its facilities and location, the Danubius Hotel Arena – previously known as Hotel Stadion – is one of Budapest’s most popular conference and event venues. The conference hotel stands near the Papp László Budapest Sports Arena, the Puskás Ferenc Stadium and the SYMA Event Centre, and is just 3km from the HUNGEXPO international fair centre and 5km from the Tüskecsarnok ice hall. With its modern décor and flexible space, it is suitable for hosting even the most prestigious professional events. But life is not all work and no play! If you’d like to go for a walk in the city centre, the metro station is just a few steps away. Perhaps you’d prefer a massage? The Danubius Hotel Arena is not only a superb events venue but also a wellness hotel, and offers guests a range of sporting and wellness options to enjoy after work or sightseeing. And since the hotel is popular amongst Hungarian Olympic athletes, you might even bump into a famous sportsman or two… ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Orbitz, Expedia, Hotwire, Hotels.com, Priceline, Travelocity, TripOnline SA and HotelQuickly so you can book your Danubius Hotel Arena reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Stadion Hotel Budapest

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing