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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Fortuna City Hotel

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Fortuna City Hotel
Ranked #145 of 188 Budapest B&B and Inns
Prague, Czech Republic
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“It's a really good value for money”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

Excellent location-it took us about 7 min to travel to the heart of the city. English speaking staff is really efficient.and helpful. Room is quite small but clean and comfortable, with air-conditioning. Free parking was a big advantage. To sum up, this hotel is a really good value for money.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

Good hotel with english speaking staff. Fair price and walkable distance to the city centre.
The negative: The neighbourhood seems to bl slightly unsafe. Had to walk through a creepy park on the way from the metrostop.
Except from that... Nothing negative to report.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012

Was billed as a hostel on another website, it certainly isn't. Its a hotel. Miles out of the way, at least a 20min metro ride to anywhere decent which costs lots of money when you consider how many journeys you have to make. Rooms were decent however, but the beds and pillows were worse than useless. Bar was too expensive, even for a hotel. Suppose this would be an ok place to stay if you were with a family, but certainly not if you're with a few lads. Staff weren't too good either.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

In 2012 I expected more from this hotel/hostel.

The good:
- close to subway (5 min walk) 5 stations from the center
- cheap
- staff is friendly and helpful

The bad
- our room was not really clean, and had a strange smell, we had to keep windows open for a while
- some rooms are smaller than others,
- breakfast is a joke

In the end it all depends on the price you pay. If you get in hostel money, it's ok. But do not expect 3 star hotel.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Killarney, Ireland
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2009

I booked this on lastminute.com and thought I was getting a good deal or so I thought! This place is in a pretty bad neighbourhood and the taxi driver taking me from the airport was not even too sure of his location, but he eventually found it with typical Hungarian perseverance. There were women hanging around up the street which I think maybe be prostitutes as the hotel is located in shabby type of neighbourhood.

There is a blue sign (Like the EU flag) outside and the hotel is actually located up several flights of unlit stairs. The lift is actually signposted as "Hotel Fortuna" but I mistook it for a locked door as it is an older soviet style lift..

The bed sheets were replaced but filthy with hairs and bedbugs, the mattress dates from Soviet times and the entire hotel is infested with bedbugs. This hotel attracts backpackers and students mainly due to its budget price range. I would consider it more like a bad quality hostel than a hotel.

The dried black bloodstains on the mattresses were a testimony that the bedbug infestation must be there for sometime . I have seen the damage they can do to your skin so I asked for a different room first in the hope that I got the short straw but two other free rooms were as bad with bedbugs and hairs (pubes) so I called a taxi and left about an hour after arriving for a different hotel.

Between bedbugs, human hairs and exposed wires it was too much, the sink almost collapsed up on me when I went to wash my hands after inspecting the sheets. plumbing fixtures were sealed with electrical tape and the the shower ceramic was all chipped.

There was a old 14" CRT soviet tv with CNN in English plus the usual European fare the hotel also has free wifi with the WPA key available from reception. A phone is also provided in the room but I did not use it.

There is also very little in the nearby neighbourhood except a Chinese restauran next door and overall t is intimidating to walk alone there by night.

I was disappointed with this hotel and had to leave after witnessing the conditions, however Budapest is a beautiful city with so much to do and see. The people are also quite friendly and even though this was a bad experience it did not ruin my holiday and I left Budapest with an overall quite favourable opinion.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled solo
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sarasota
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2009

The hotel is well located (two minutes away from the metro station) in a quiet neighborhood. It provides good basic acommodation, good buffet breakfast, and tourist information. Overall, good value for money.

We did not care too much that the TV only had four channels and no remote control, because we were too tired in the evening to watch TV.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2009

Stayed here for three nights and had a pleasent experience. The hotel is only a few minutes walk from the metro, when you exit you want to walk through the park and head for the asian resturant and the trusty McDonalds golden arches as some of their offices are located near the hotel, not an actual McDonalds. Then follow signs for the hotel into like a car park before entering the building.
The brekfast was decent enough, usual spread of bread, cheese, meats and cereals and good to fill up on.
There not many bars and resturants around the hotel which was a shame but better areas were only a short ride away on the metro
Must go to one of the baths we went to Széchenyi great surrondings and relaxing whilst playing chess
Would happily stay here again if I returned to budapest

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with friends
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Property: Fortuna City Hotel
Address: Albert Florian ut 3/b, Budapest 1097, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #145 of 188 B&Bs / Inns in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Fortuna City Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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