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“Second home in Budapest”
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Hotel Charles
Ranked #44 of 333 Hotels in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 14, 2011

My friend and I were having apprehensions about the hotel since someone told me some negative feedback about it. When we got there however we didn't get where the negative feedback came from at all. The staff treats you like royalty, the place was right next to 2 bus stops, it was walking distance from the Buda Castle, the room was big (for the price we paid) with a little living area and separate kitchen with fridge, and they even changed our euros to forints for a reasonable rate (we checked and it's almost the same as all the other exchange shops but without commissions).

I would defintely recommend this to friends who are looking for quality but budget hotes!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 22, 2011

Arrived at Charles Hotel from Vienna. First mistake was getting a taxi to the hotel, which cost £40. The Charles is easy to reach by bus and is well connected with two nearby bus stops. The decor was a bit dated but the bed was huge and very comfortable. As guests you get a voucher for the restaurant and the food is good. Staff are very friendly and attentive and go out of their way to help. We bought travel cards from the reception and later decided we didn't need them; we weren't hopeful of getting a refund but reception duly obliged. Also free wifi! Best value in Budapest.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 22, 2011

The hotel looked clean and the staff was nice and polite.
The bed was comfortable and the hotel itself was quite giving me the best opportunity to relax given i had a surgery two days beforehand and that was all i needed!!
Easy to get to anywhere from the hotel.
i am hundred percent sure that i will be staying there in the near future! Highly recommend it!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 17, 2011

This Hotel is a treasure.
They sure know how to treat there quests
Great food , Great accomodations, Kind and friendly staff
Excellent location
RJK

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Thank RobertBudapest
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Reviewed August 17, 2011

Although a short walk from the city center, maybe 15 20 minutes, it's downhill, and walking back uphill in the evening isn't too pleasant, especially if you're coming back in the afternoon for a much needed shower in summer.

The rooms are nice enough in a 70's sort of way, some have air conditioning, some don't. The main road is noisey, though there are rooms on the other side of the building. The busstop is pretty close, and there's a nearby 24hr shop.

The wifi worked fine for the most part, probably depends what room you're in.

The staff were fine, friendly and helpful. No-one tried to charge me for brochures or anything as one comment suggested. I didn't feel obliged to tip anyone (though the coins are worth almost nothing so you'll find yourself just leaving them places rather than carry most of the around).

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 21, 2011

We stayed here for one night with our parents. It has excellent location, with bus stop in front of the hotel. The city centre is not so far away (within 1.5 km from the hotel). This hotel is located on the Buda side of the Budapest.

The staff of this hotel was very friendly. Sinced we reached early morning, they guided us, about the nearby sightseeing.

In the entire hotel, there was free wi-fi and the speed was good, & we could browse the information very easily.

I will definetely recommend this hotel, even if you are travelling with your parents.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 30, 2011

I have been going to Charles Hotel for the last 10 years and this is the first time I am writing a review... I travel quite a bit for my business and I usually go to Saint Petersburg, Bucharest, Budapest, Barcelona etc... My business is quite stressful and therefore it is absolutely critical for me to stay in a hotel where I get a great feeling... At Charles I always felt like a real person and not a room number... The crew is very friendly yet professional and can assist in many areas without ever making you feel like you are bothering them! The breakfast is excellent and has great variety on top of being an "all you can eat" buffet formula... The access from the center of Budapest is fast and easy and there is even a bus right across from the hotel taking you directly to the historic center... The rooms are always clean and everything you need is right there, including free wireless internet with very good speed... The minibar is well furnished and reasonable in price... i can honestly say that Charles hotel is one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in, not because of its architecture of fancy decorations, but simply because I always feel at home! I highly recommend it to anyone traveling to Budapest. Long live Charles Hotel! Patrick

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Hotel Charles

Address: Hegyalja ut 23, Budapest 1016, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District I / Buda , Várkerület
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Budapest
#43 Romantic Hotel in Budapest
#52 Family Hotel in Budapest
#66 Business Hotel in Budapest
Price Range: $40 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Charles 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Charles is situated on Gellert hill, on the Buda side of the river, with excellent public transportation to the close city centre. The Citadel and the Royal Castle is within walking distance. All our Deluxe category studios are airconditioned, while some of our newly furnished Standard category studios are available with airconditioning as well for a surcharge. All of our studios are equipped with a kitchenette. Free WIFI access is available in the whole building. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hotel Charles And Apartment
Hotel Charles Apartment
Charles Apartment Budapest

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