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Hotel Central Basilica
Ranked #89 of 333 Hotels in Budapest
Reviewed August 3, 2011

We stayed for 4 nights in July 2011. The location of the hotel is superb. Few steps from Basilica church and it's popular square, very near to river Danube and chain bridge. The stuff was very helpful , friendly and they were speaking excellent English.
The room was very clean, room service on time, breakfast was quiet decent and the general value for money was excellent. We recommend this hotel for sure. Definately if we come back to Budapest we'll choose the same hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 29, 2011

My wife and I stayed here for a week at Easter. The price was very reasonable. The rooms are small but the bathroom was large. It was very clean. The staff was very helpful. The front desk is manned 24/7. When we made a dash to the airport at 4am, the desk was very accommodating. The breakfast buffet is big, good and varied. Best of all is the perfect location that is within walking distance of almost all the Budapest sites. Next time we are in Budapest, we hope to stay here. The only warning is to light sleepers. The neighboring St. Istivan's Basilica has lots of bells and it likes to ring all of them.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 15, 2011

This place gets 2 stars for it's location but it's horrible Internet signal makes it impossible for communication or even making a dinner reservation The "AC" is really just a fan that will not cool the room. Breakfast is well below average for Hungay. We would not stay here again

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Reviewed July 10, 2011

The hotel is quite modern and situated a stone's throw from St. Stephen's Basilica. We chose it for its location and we felt the price was reasonable for the area. The staff spoke English and was very friendly and helpful. The room (a triple) was clean and nicely decorated and consisted of a double bed and a roll-away bed, a small desk, a wardrobe and a TV. The room was quite nice but the beds weren't very comfortable and the pillows were very small and flat (if we were staying more than just the one night, I would have requested additional pillows). The bathroom was large and modern and they provided a hair dryer and toiletries, but the tub/shower had a foldout partial shower door instead of a full shower door or curtain (very typical in Hungary, in my experience), which means you must be careful not to drench the entire bathroom while showering! The room was on the 4th floor and while we had no "view" (room faced inside a courtyard), we also didn't have issues with street noise. The temp in Budapest was hot and there is no air conditioning, so the room was a bit warm, even at night, but not terribly uncomfortable. The breakfast room was large and roomy and the breakfast consisted of the traditional European fare of cold cuts, cheeses, fresh breads, yogurt, as well as hot dishes of eggs, oatmeal and fruit, etc - it was an excellent selection and very good.
Despite the beds not being very comfortable, I would stay here again just for the location. There were lots of restaurants and shops in the area, and all other attractions were within walking distance for us. We actually walked from Buda hill to the hotel easily (we are avid walkers!)
The hotel offered ONE free WiFi access per room, but the WiFi did not work the whole evening that we were there. I believe other guests had similar problems.

Room Tip: Be sure to specify whether you want a street-facing room or not
  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 8, 2011

Location sells this hotel--couldn't be better. St. Stephen's Cathedral views from window, metro and tram centerpoint a block away, great wine bar next door, some very good restaurants within a block. The hotel itself is bland but adequate; they make you pay for wi-fi, but otherwise staff is helpful and friendly. If you want towels changed, throw them on the floor. I would definitely stay here again because of the location, and the price is reasonable.

Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 21, 2011

Right smack bang beside the basilica and in the centre of Budapest. Modern finish with super polite and fluent staff. Rooms were spacious and clean. I stayed there with a group of 8 and all enjoyed their stay here. Great location for a great price. Also after I had stayed I had to contact the hotel as I had lost a copy of the receipt. I emailed them to ask if they could send another copy to me and then very next day I had a new copy. Great after care service. One down point was the breakfast but otherwise great!

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 4, 2011

The obvious plus point about this hotel is its location. Right next to the Basilica. It ticks most other boxes too - good free wifi, great breakfast, powerful shower, helpful staff, clean room. The only downside for me was the plastic on the sheets.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled solo
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Address: Hercegprimas utca 8, Budapest 1051, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District V / Inner City
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Hotel Style:
#66 Luxury Hotel in Budapest
#67 Romantic Hotel in Budapest
#67 Family Hotel in Budapest
Price Range: $99 - $300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Central Basilica 4*
Number of rooms: 46
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