What a relief from 5 days at other hotels in the Russian countryside!
The Budapest is in a very nice location close to sights and many restaurants. The staff knew a good deal of English and was *very* helpful in everything I asked about (Wifi and arranging taxis). It is very clean and has an ornate old world feel while being very up to date. The bed was typically Russian and not as comfortable as American beds but I slept on worse over there. TV had a couple of American cable channels as well as local Moscow selections.
There are no ice machines, but the refridge in the room can make ice. Don't bother with the restaurant in the hotel for lunch or dinner. While it appears very upscale the food is mediocre at best and very, very expensive. Service was excellent, though. The provided breakfast WAS terrific though! Very wide variety of hot and cold, fresh fruit and incredible pastry.
In short, while not a 5 star by US standards I'd rate it a 3-4 star (Marriott-ish) and considering it was a good bargain for that area I'd highly recommend. We will be back there in May.
PS- Wifi costs a bit. Oh, and don't drive or take a taxi there on Friday night. That whole area becomes a parking lot.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Budapest Hotel is excellently located in the very heart of Moscow, just steps away from the Bolshoi and Maly Theaters, Red Square, the Kremlin museums. The hotel was built in 1876 by the architect Freidenberg and now it is a cultural value of Moscow city. The Hotel has 116 rooms, including 51 Standard Single, 20 Standard Double, 37 Deluxe and 8 Premium Suite. Each of them is individually designed and decorated. All rooms are equipped with air-conditioned, a bathtub or a shower, telephone, satellite TV, a mini bar, safe box, a hairdryer, Internet access. All rooms are 100 % non-smoking. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Ctrip TA, Booking.com, Orbitz, Cheap Tickets, Expedia, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Agoda, Travelocity, Hotwire, Cancelon and HotelQuickly so you can book your Budapest Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Budapest Hotel Moscow