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Budapest City Central
Ranked #105 of 336 Hotels in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 November 2011

I iked the entire package deal! Central location, nearby subway / tram / bus connections, groceries + businesses, super accomodating team, etc. I usually don't book more than 1 night per location, however I liked this place so much I prolonged my stay in Budapest for one week because of this offer (when you're delighted, why look elsewhere and risk having less?). The highlight of my vacation!

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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 October 2011

Previous reviewers advised about finding this location, so we were well prepared!
Great location, near 2 underground stations in an "up-and-coming" part of town. Room was brilliant, considering the price. Great, friendly staff. Definitely recommend this place - for a"real" Pest experience.

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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 September 2011

This accommodation is good value when you find it. Like many East Eurpoean small pensions the entrance is not obvious. We were lucky in that the schuttle bus driver showed us the iron gate to go through - it is not well signed. Take the quaint elevator and follow the signs down the labylith to the reception. You are welcomed and shown your room which is clean, a good size, air conditioned and a comfortable bed and bathroom (take your own toiletries). You feel comfortable and secure. Breakfast is OK in a nearby cafe. The location is good with transport and restaurants close handy. We would return.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 September 2011

This is my first stay at a "non-traditional" hotel and it exceeded my expectations. I wasn't expecting a lot out of a budget hotel but this place is really very decent with extremely helpful staff. Don't be put off by this non-conformist hotel's appearance. It's a great bang for your buck considering its location and the service. The hotel rooms are actually made of converted apartments in a 1900s building. That means that you actually have "neighbors" in the building. Because of that, it can be tricky to find this place since there are no huge signs to look out for. We certainly had difficulty finding it. Look for the corner building with the "Ford" signboard (as you can see in the picture above). The gate is on the right hand side if you are standing at the corner (you know that you are if you see the huge synagogue to the left across the street). Walk about 20 feet to the right and you will pass a dress shop/boutique then a small money changing place and then the gate. Do not look for huge signs. There is a plaque of the hotel by the intercom. If you arrive between 7am and 6 pm, the gate should be open. Otherwise it will be locked so you have to press the doorbell marked "Budapest City Central" so that the staff can let you in. You will enter a courtyard and to the left, there is an entrance with 2 small elevators with red doors. Take it to level 1. Take note, level 1 is actually the 3rd level. I believe there are 2 "F" floors then floor 1. Exit to the right of the elevator then enter the hallway to the left and close to the end of the hallway, you will find the reception desk.

The rooms are clean and well kept. There is a row of rooms in the interior facing the hallway and there is another row on the street side. I would have preferred the street side since I come from a big city and traffic noise hardly ever bothers me but we got an interior room. Ultimately, it didn't matter. The hotel was just a place to sleep in. Although we didn't use it, I believe that there also a common kitchen area. There's free wifi, just ask the reception staff for the password. Free breakfast is outside at a cafe (Bocadillo Cafe) halfway down the block on Karoly Korut towards the metro station. Ask for the breakfast voucher at the desk. You will need a new one every morning. We only had it once and it was okay. I'm not used to having baguettes for breakfast but the beverages were decent.

As far as the location, it was within walking distance of everything and the (Metro Astoria station) is half a block away. It is within a 10-minute walk from most places like the Market, Vaci Utca shops, Andrassy Utca, St. Stephen's Basilica, the Danube, etc. 3 bridges are also within walking distance and an easy walk to the hills on the Buda side.

It was a shaky start but ultimately, we loved this hotel for the price that we paid and will definitely consider staying here again.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 September 2011

I have been there for 2 days and I love that. Such a great service, team, rooms, location, hospitality...perfect!
Thank a lot for your services!
Regards,
Bruno Marinho

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 September 2011

This hotel is in an excellent location. The young staff are very helpful. Rooms are small but clean and comfortable and modern. Always free coffee/tea/water and cookies in the lobby. The rooms are on an inside courtyard, so it is very quiet even though it is on a busy street. Don't be put off by the stairway going up which needs paint and cleaning -- it serves the whole building. The hotel is all refurbished. I'd stay there again any time.

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Reviewed 15 September 2011

Excellent hotel. The staff there are wonderful. Very helpful and willing to help out with assistance and information. All of them spoke English very well making it very easy for us to communicate. It was my first time visiting Europe and I did not know what to expect. I delightfully surprised with the hotel. Great location in the city for sightseeing and using public transportation. The entrance is a little difficult to locate the first time but nothing unmanageable. Do not judge the hotel by the entrance way. it is a little dark and not so appealing as you make your way to the hotel. Once you get to the hotel it is well lit, clean and well taken care of. I would not hesitate to use this hotel again or recommend it to any of my friends, family or associates.

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Additional Information about Budapest City Central

Address: Karoly koerut 3/A | Doorbell: 102, Budapest 1075, Hungary
Region: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District VII / Jewish Quarter
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#54 Family Hotel in Budapest
#66 Romantic Hotel in Budapest
Price Range: £31 - £66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Budapest City Central 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The City Central is located directly in the historical center of Budapest, less than a 5 minute walk from famous Vaci street, Andrassy Avenue, the Hungarian National Museum, St. Stephen’s Basilica and the Dohany Synagogue (Europe’s largest). Located in a 19th century historical ironbound building, the space is brand new, having opened in May 2008, and today delivers the height of comfort in classical surroundings.Visitors cannot find a more central location with all major transportation hubs only a few minutes walk away. The accommodation is situated only a 1 minute walk from the Astoria metro station on the M2 Redline. It is also only a 5 minute walk from both the Deák tér and Kálvin tér stations, both on the M3 Blueline.Our rooms combine famous Hungarian hospitality, modern facilities, a central location and affordable prices making it the perfect choice for both tourists and business travelers coming to Budapest.Every room has satellite television, telephone and high speed Internet access and work area. Every room also comes with air conditioning making it comfortable during any season. The ceilings are high and the colors of the rooms are light giving our guests a feeling of space and calm which is always good after a long day of sightseeing or work. The windows and rooms are also sound proof making the rooms quiet and relaxing.Because of its fantastic location, friendly English speaking staff and amenities, the City Central is the perfect place to stay to experience Budapest’s rich history and cultural heritage. ... more   less 
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