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Botel Hotel Lisa
Ranked #212 of 333 Hotels in Budapest
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“OK, but never again”
Reviewed September 7, 2011

Not three star at all. Everything tired - threadbare towels, very dated room furnishings and iffy bathroom. A distance from the city centre - a walk (area scary at night), a bus and a tram. Some of the staff quite rude. There for four nights - ate restaurant food first night and both had upset stomachs the next day, so didn't make that mistake again. Rubbish wine. Breakfast passable. Function (wedding) second night went on to early hours - just as well we ate in town, as no one had bothered to mention the restaurant would be closed. Loud music and loud guests meant little sleep. Third night loud guests meant little sleep. My sleeping husband was stung by wasps on two out of four nights! Only saving grace was the good weather, which meant we could sit out on the communal deck morning and night.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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English first
Edmonton, Canada
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21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2011

The botel is located quite far from the city center but the location is advantage for those traveling by car or just passing through or for those who want to experience this type of accommodation. For those aimed at the city center I recommend to find private accommodation in the city center (for example, our two friends stayed in the apartment near Vaci for 20 euros per person per night). The area around botel looks like former industrial area, but it is quiet, peaceful and seems safe. Rooms are nice and clean, quite small, but well arranged. There is no air condition, but it wasn’t hot, probably due to the river. Someone could disturb the noise in the room because you can hear someone talking or walking in the hallway. There is a free car parking in front of the botel. Not hard to find, but do not rely on the information on Google Earth, because the botel is not properly labeled. Prefer to locate it on the map using the name of the street.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed August 8, 2011

The hotel is pretty far away from the city center, but it's OK for 1-2 nights' stay. It's clean and decent & you can have an OK breakfast in their restaurant, so you can get back on your feet and be off to wander the streets again :)

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank WalkWithoutRhythm
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2011

The Botel helped make our trip extra special. It's cheap as chips and has everything you will need for your stay except for air con. Entertainment at night lasted until the small hours and was first class. Live music from Swedish rockers to football songs and at no extra cost. I would recommend sitting out on the veranda and watching the sun going down and coming up as you continue with the beer and party theme.

One tip is watch out for the decking as it will get you.

I can't wait to return to the best BOTEL on the planet.

Room Tip: Stay out them as your missing the party if your inside.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Lubbock, Texas
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120 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2011

Awkward location for visiting Budapest (the bus runs regularly). But the boat is on a lovely, quiet canal. Very relaxing. Staff is wonderful and the restaurant provides great food.We loved having a drink on the deck and watching the sunset.

Room Tip: The second floor rooms facing the canal are best.
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Dustytexas
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Victoria, BC
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32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2009

I stayed at Botel Lisa for six nights in July 09. It is easy enough to get to places of interest (Vaci Utca, Chain bridge, Fisherman’s Bastion) by taking a bus and either one or two streetcars which run frequently enough. Having said that, it still takes approximately one hour which makes for a tiring day, given that if one is taking public transport, it makes it difficult to go back to the hotel to unwind for a couple of hours in the afternoon and then go back out again. I booked this hotel because it was within my budget; however I discovered that there are a few places in the centre that are suitable for those on a budget. As one reviewer mentioned, the food served in the restaurant for dinner is good. As well, sitting on the deck with a drink is a lovely way to unwind after walking around all day. Two things that drove me a bit crazy while I was there: 1) the windows in my room couldn’t open and people smoked in their rooms which vented into my room and 2) the sound is terrible – anyone walking by or walking overhead sounded like a herd of elephants! One other small thing is that the towels were thin and frayed to within an inch of their lives!! Though it had many shabby elements, I have to say that there were no issues with the cleanliness of the hotel. As a solo female traveller, I felt relatively safe here; however I always made sure to come home before it got dark as I didn’t trust the area around the hotel to be safe after dark. The only reason I didn’t change hotels while I was there was because I had paid up front for this hotel and didn’t want to lose the money. Overall, I’m glad I experienced it but I wouldn’t stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled solo
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Thank H0lly12345
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Belgium
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2009

I stayed in this hotel many many times. However many people claim the opposite, it isn't far from the town centre at all: 7km. But the Budapest traffic can be horrible. If you know your way, it is quite easy to find, just follow the Duna border all the time. The kitchen is good, I tried about everything and never had a dissapointment. If you talk to the chef on beforehand, specially when your with a group, you can ask what ever you fancy and he'll prepare it. When they expanded the hotel, still everything was running quite well. Parking problem is non-existant here, something you can't say from Budapest.
All those year János (John) was taking care of the hotel and reception and doing this very well.
Bad thing was when they changed the tap from Kaiser beer to the Stella, as a Belgian you're not coming to Hungary to drink Stella and Leffe!
So, stick to the Hungarain wines and schnapps.
Egeszségadra, Geoff Benoy/ Belgium.

  • Liked — Relaxed athmosphere
  • Disliked — Too small fridge
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled on business
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Property: Botel Hotel Lisa
Address: Parti setany 1, Budapest 1215, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #212 of 333 Hotels in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Botel Hotel Lisa 3*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Botel Hotel Lisa is a three-star hotel which is a popular choice for visitors. Located in a green island and offers the best accommodation and services for you to enjoy your stay in Budapest and extensive cultural, culinary and sporting activities in the area. Mantained rooms to detail, a wide range of services and quality catering for all tastes make up the offer of this gorgeous three-star hotel. ... more   less 
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