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Carat Boutique Hotel
Ranked #42 of 333 Hotels in Budapest
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Madrid, Spain
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225 reviews
45 hotel reviews
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“not bad if location and price are your main criteria”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

Excellent location for city visits. However, there is much room for improvement.
Rooms are very small and mine was in need of repairs and a thorough cleaning of the carpet.
Reception is understaffed, bordering on the chaotic.
Breakfast has good bread but coffee is terrible and there is no fresh juice.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

The hotel was modern and nice. We especially liked the breakfast! Will be coming back :) The staff was kind and helpful. The location of the hotel was also very good. It was easy to everywhere by foot.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Genova
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

Great location: close to hostels but at a walking distance from true **** and ***** Hotels.
Terrible (often included) breakfast.
Untrained and not professional personnel.
Arranged a fare with confirmation mail and demanded a higher price threatening to charge to confirmation credit card.
If you plan staying here (just for the location), be sure to pay in advance and pretend a written paper stating you have payed all fees!

  • Stayed May 2013
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Västerås
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2013

It takes you five minutes by foot to reach the "hub" metro station of Budapest - Deak Ferenc Ter. The hotel is located in a nice area with loads of cafés and restaurants.

Elegant hotel, cosy rooms and friendly staff, the only thing that was not really four star was the breakfast - it was OK, but not really amazing.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bocholt, Germany
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

The reception was helpfull in many ways,answered all our questions and would arrange a room
change to a more spacy and silent one because of noicy, singing bypassers at night - free of charge!
Made available Hotel Laptop for Boarding Pass booking and printing - f.o.c! Thank You very much for beeing a valuable guest in this hotel!

Room Tip: Rooms of the "silent side" resp.patio side are quiter
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2013

A very good clean and efficient hotel. Staff were very friendly and informative. The breakfast caters mainly for Continental tastes with different meats on offer, however there were boiled eggs and a variety of cereals as well as beautiful bread and spreads available. Once again staff were very friendly and helpful.
The hotel location is very good being approx. 5 minutes walk from the Danube and trams/underground etc. to other attractions. We actually walked everywhere including Heroes Square and the Royal Palace in Buda.
My only criticism about the hotel is the noise at night (early morning) as our room on the second floor overlooked a road where noisy revellers walked past, however this was only at the w/e.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Penzance
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

I've stayed at the Carat hotel 4 times. (a week each time)The hotel is very central to most of the main sights.There is a metro station at the end of the street (4mins walk).There are two supermarkets close to the hotel.Also,there are some good bars and restaurants in walking distance.You can get a bit of noise at night from them.Especially at the weekends.l normally ask for an inside room.I wouldn't worry about a good view.There isn't one!

The staff at the hotel were friendly and helpful.The cleanliness of the hotel was very good.The breakfast has a reasonable choice to eat and drink.There is a bar at the hotel.It is open from 2-10pm.It is quite nice if you wanted a quiet drink.The room was of a good size that l had.My only complaint is that the pillows and mattress on the bed very soft(cheap).I used 3 pillows in the end.It still felt like l had only one!

I would recommend this hotel if you like soft bedding.

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Additional Information about Carat Boutique Hotel

Property: Carat Boutique Hotel
Address: Kiraly utca 6, Budapest 1061, Hungary
Location: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District VII / Jewish Quarter , Terézváros
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#33 Luxury Hotel in Budapest
#73 Romantic Hotel in Budapest
#75 Family Hotel in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Carat Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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