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Hotel Charles
Ranked #44 of 332 Hotels in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 11, 2013

We stayed at Hotel Charles twice on the same trip in the summer of 2012 (we took a side trip to Slovenia and then returned to Hungary for the final days before flying back to Sweden) and both rooms were clean and orderly. The furniture and carpets were a little older but was very clean and comfortable. The staff were remarkable - friendly and helpful. Well within walking distance of the train station, castle, and downtown. We will stay here again!

Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

I can strongly recommend Hotel Charles for excellent and friendly service, great rooms and fantastic location. It proved for us to be a perfect choice in our 4 day stay in Budapest, as the highly professional English speaking hotel staff were always there to help us with our questions.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

We stayed at the Hotel Charles for 6 days in early June. We had a very nice room and the multi-lingual hotel staff were just excellent. The location is perfect as there is a bus stop a few feet from the front door. The bus to the City Centre takes about 10 minutes.
The restaurant in the hotel is very nice with delicious meals, though a bit pricey. We opted to not get the breakfast as we are late risers and Istvan at the desk directed us to a very nice café a couple of blocks away. Unfortunately, there are no restaurants close by to Hotel Charles, and that is maybe the only drawback to a great hotel.
I should also point out that when we ate outside the "tourist area/City Centre" the meals were much better and even cheaper! Naturally, not everyone speaks English like they do in the tourist areas, but many were able to understand and they were so patient and charming we always had a delightful time.
We also felt like we were experiencing Hungary which was our objective. We had such a wonderful time!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Richard T
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

I came upon this hotel when travelling Europe alone in May'13 as a middle aged woman and my Booked accommodation elsewhere had proven to be a misrepresented and very noisy rip off. It was very late and I was very tired.The really helpful staff quickly organised for me a large quiet clean room, brought my luggage up and directed me to the fantastic restaurant attached to the hotel - serving dinner still at 10pm !!

The price for my large room was great value and included a very substantial breakfast in same restaurant the next morning. Importantly for me Wifi to stay in touch with home in Australia was included in the price and worked well.

The position of the hotel is great if you prefer walking to the tourist spots as I do as it is close to the Citadel and park and Buda Castle is just down the hill. It is in a nice area and has a number of shops nearby including a great cake / coffe shop and a convenience store only 10 metres form the front door.
There is some traffic noise with the property but my room as requested was towards the back and had none.The staff were very helpful and patient with maps, directions, the safe at the office (the only small extra charge) and my attempts at pronouncing Hungarian.

My adult children and I are visiting Hungary at the end of next year and we are definitely staying here.

Room Tip: Ask for a superior room - the extra charge is minimal as this hotel is really good value. Also these...
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

Me and my wife arrived very late at night and the staff was very welcoming and polite. The Hotel is very well positioned , close to all amenities a tourist can think of and the Hotel also provides bus tickets to their guests. Our room was lovely, very spacious and cleaned; we were given an upgrade to our room for free and during our stay the staff revealed to be excellent in giving out info and advices to reach our destination in the city. On top of the fantastic service the reception staff also gave us a departing gift in a form of a delicious chocolate bar. Overall excellent service, we were very happy to stay at the Charles Hotel and we will surely come back.
Eleonora and Alessandro

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

This hotel to me is like an old friend. It's not without a few faults, like the elevator that does not stop evenly with the floors and you must climb a few steps up or down to reach the corridors. But the positives far outweigh the negatives. The location on the Buda side makes for a very scenic trip to the Pest city center, just five minutes away. The staff is unmatched anywhere for friendliness and helpfulness. The Janos Restaurant serves excellent food including a great breakfast. The rooms are large, clean, have a kitchenette and are air-conditioned, a welcome feature on a recent 95 degree day. There is free WiFi. No, the furnishings are not the most modern and if you need that, this hotel is not for you. But for most, this hotel is a great find.

Room Tip: The rooms in the back, overlooking the courtyard are quieter than the front.
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank PZimmer746
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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: $33 - $104 (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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Hotel Charles Apartment
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