I stayed here and was expecting it to a top class experience given its history and some of the pictures available on line. Unfortunately history is where this hotel belongs. It has the bones of a fine establishment but unfortunately it just does not follow through. My partner and I had booked a standard DOUBLE room. When we arrived we found two single beds pushed together. This in itself is not unusual, however they were dressed individually. We were staying five nights and I explained to the manager that we had booked a double room not a twin room and at the very least wanted a set of double bed sheets. The man curtly responded that we were in a standard room and that this is what I should expect. Eventually he arranged for one double sheet to be delivered to the room. The double sheet stayed for two nights before it was replaced by two single sheets when the room service cleaned the room. I experienced the same trouble at reception with the manager eventually agreeing to sent up more sheets (when they arrived it was more single sheets...I gave up after that).
The room was very stuffy and the aircon did not seem to work properly. The bathroom was also quiet ugly with old cracked tiles on the floor and walls.
Of the three staff members we met in the restaurant two were extremely rude (one actually shouted at us "Order" -translation 'have you ordered already?' and when we asked him to repeat what he said he got increasingly angry until finally when we understood him and explained that we had ordered he threw his arms in the air and walked away. It is no wonder that the restaurant was empty every night.
Overall this hotel is living on past glories. It is well located and has a nice lobby but if you are unlucky enough to be in a standard room in the old part of the hotel beware.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fancy staying in a hotel with classic styling and a rich history right at the heart of Budapest? The legendary Hotel Astoria Budapest opened in 1914 as one of the city’s most elegant hotels, and – over a century later – it stays true to that original character. Guests have always been attracted by its sublime fin-de-siècle architecture and comfortable rooms. And its location: a 10-minute walk from prime attractions like the Hungarian National Museum, the Great Synagogue (the largest in Europe), the Danube promenade and the famous Váci Street. Furthermore, if you want to venture further, the metro station and tram line are just a few steps away. Looking for an event venue? The 4-star hotel – with its unique atmosphere – is the perfect choice for professional meetings, social gatherings and weddings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Danubius Hotel Budapest