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“Good Enough”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Star City Hotel

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Star City Hotel
Ranked #128 of 342 Hotels in Budapest
Vienna, Austria
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217 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
“Good Enough”
Reviewed October 16, 2011

We stayed with our kids for two nights at the star city hotel. The rooms were OK and so was the service. Generally fair value for money. It is a long walk from the rail station if you have big bags.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Preston, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2011

Both my wife & myself have stayed in many City Hotels around the world so know not to expect too much. However we did not expect what we found. Our first room had a view of a three-storey wall!! when I (tongue in cheek) Asked the receptionist "did the room have a view?", I was told that the view was of the stars! However one had to lean out of the window to see the sky! Our second room was brighter but at the front of the building and unfortunately the air conditioning did not work! This necessitated leaving the window open all night listening to passing traffic and trolley buses that ran all night!! Other points: No cold water - always tepid, poor showers, no plugs for sinks, needing to ask receptionist for TV remote, damaged bathroom door, many stains on many carpets, both lifts dirty etc etc...On the plus side all the receptionists were wonderful. Breakfast was not too bad. Bar & mini-bar prices were good, I would suggest if you are a student or on a tight budget this hotel may fit your bill...but beware you have been warned!!!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Prague, Czech Republic
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2011

Hotel is in walking distance from Keleti train station. Also, its not very far from city park with amusement park, bath and other attractions. City center is easily reached by metro or troleybus.
For us, Location near the train station was the bigest plus.
The staf was very friendly.
The room was ok, though turned towards a busy street and a bit noisy. There is a lot of rooms facing the yard that are propably more quiet. There were some stains on the carpet and walls, so the first impression wasn't very good, but the room itself and the bathroom were cleaned very well.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Prague, Czech Republic
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14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2011

Our room was on the 4th floor and corner. We had a spacious room. It was comfortable and quite. My only complain is the pillows. They had hard pillows to sleep on. The hotel is close to the train station and easy to find but far from the main attractions. The metro is as far as the train station if you don't mind to walk a bit.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Slovakia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2011

This hotel was great! Very friendly staff, the rooms were nice, large,clean, newly furnished and equipped with very good mini-bar. Breakfast was ok,maybe more types of vegetable will be appreciated.

Room Tip: Our room was quiet, was on 1st floor.
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  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 26, 2011

Tap water is yellow and the wall is too thin. Staff is nice and helpful though.

  • Stayed April 2011
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Daventry
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2011

It's cheap to book and true enough you don't get any frills, but then you have not paid for them!!
We stayed here for a stag weekend, the staff are great, fantastic English, rooms are basic but comfortable and clean with everything you need. The htel bar although basic is open 24 hours and is cheap as is the mini bar in the room.
Breakfast is not great but you will find something you like, not sure what some of the meat was, but hey!!
It is in a residential area, which is safe to walk around in at night. We were unable to negotiate the trains, so just got taxi's!! Cheap enough between a few of you, It's way to far to bother walking to where the action is and the danube etc.
It wa a good base for us and I would recommend.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
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Property: Star City Hotel
Address: Istvan utca 14, Budapest 1078, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District VII / Jewish Quarter
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #128 of 342 Hotels in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Star City Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The three-star Star City Hotel (member of Mellow Mood Hotels) is located in Budapest city centre on the Pest side of Budapest 10 - minute walk from Keleti Palyaudvar, international railway station(500 m) and Metro station (Red Metro line 2) - which gives easy access to all parts of Budapest. Star City Hotel has 48 well-equipped,comfortable and relaxing rooms all of which feature FREE Wireless Internet access. In the hotel's open-plan lobby you can relax after a busy day, enjoying Hungary's famous spirits and international drinks as well. Room types include singles, doubles (with double or twin beds), triples and four-bedded family rooms. The adjoining rooms have a connecting door, a useful feature for families. ... more   less 
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