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“Leo Panzio, A Great Location!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Leo Panzio Hotel

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Leo Panzio Hotel
Ranked #121 of 342 Hotels in Budapest
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“Leo Panzio, A Great Location!”
Reviewed October 6, 2006

We stayed at the Leo Panzio for 2 nights. We chose it for its location and cost and were not disappointed. I first read about this hotel in a Lonely Planet Guide to Budapest and then checked the Trip Advisor comments.
We were a bit concerned when we first saw the building and the lift! They were very old and the building looked worse for wear. The hotel does not take up the whole building so you must catch the lift (or walk up the stairs when you have no luggage) to get to the reception desk.
However the hotel has been redecorated and was clean and fresh looking. It was right in the centre of Pest so it was easy to walk everywhere. The guy at reception for most of our stay was not terribly welcoming but the chap on duty as we checked out was great so guess it depends who you strike! We stayed in Room 10 (after requesting 12, 11 or 10 after reading a T.A. review) which had a great view over the city and was large by European standards. The bathroom was pretty small (no tub) but functional. We didn't find traffic noise a problem.
The breakfast room was small but the waitress friendly & helpful. It was basically help yourself - cereal, yoghurt, fruit, cheese, meat, jam, rolls, coffee & tea with toast always offered.
For its location and price I would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — The old building from the outside.
  • Tips/Secrets — Rooms 10, 11 or 12.
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
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Amherst, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2006

My wife and I stayed here for 4 nighs in September and loved it. STAY HERE.

Room: First, the bulding itself is amazing, as is the old style elevator. The room is decent size, with plenty of storage space for clothes. It has a t.v., desk and mini bar. The bathroom was also decent size. The room was clean, and had great views (we did not have a balcony). Our only negative was the pillows, however we travelled to several Eastern European countries this trip, and the lousy pillows seemed to be par for the course.

Service: Service was pleasant, and you must leave your keys there when you go out. Upon returning late night, the Leo provides you with a security code to type in to open the (two) entry doors at street level. The breakfast was also above average, with toast, jam, granola, yogurt, juices, coffee and tea. (although the breakfast room was a bit small).

Location: Tough to beat this location. Right above the metro station and a short walk (or one metro stop) to the "up and coming" Raday street which is full of cafes, restaurants, and pubs. It is also a 2 minute walk to the Danube and the Elizabeth Bridge. Across the street is a supermarket, where the locals shop, offering cheap water, beer, wine, and deli sandwiches - which we stored in our refidgerator.

miscellaneous: The t.v. does not get many (if any) English speaking channels, beware, however, after 10pm, one channel offers hard core pornography, odd and pretty random, as was the live feed of the New England Patriots / New York Jets game.

Cheap,Self serve Laundrymat on the corner (English Speaking)

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — nothing worth mentioning
  • Tips/Secrets — Raday street. Laundromat,which hand you a form in English with directions, & Supermarket
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank HobartLane
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Additional Information about Leo Panzio Hotel

Property: Leo Panzio Hotel
Address: Kossuth Lajos utca 2/A, Budapest 1053, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District V / Inner City , Belváros-Lipótváros
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #121 of 342 Hotels in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Leo Panzio Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The LEO Boutique Hotel enjoys a fantastic location in downtown Budapest in the heart of the business and shopping area. The Hotel is equally suitable for businessmen and tourists looking for central location and elegant furnished rooms. The hotel is close to Vaci utca, the main luxury shopping street, where upscale stores, romantic restaurants, and many old historical buildings can be found. The CORSO (promenade) on the bank of the Danube is a two minute walk. The ships and buses also leave from there. ... more   less 
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