My fiance and I stayed at this hotel for one night. The receptionist was very polite, helpful, fluent in English and patiently answered our questions. The reception is available at all times. There is no curfew and you even get an electronic key to let yourself into the hotel, so you don't even have to bother the receptionist. There is free tea and cheap coffee (about 0,80€) available at the reception as well.
We stayed in a double bedroom. The rooms are a bit basic, but have everything you need - a mini bar, an LCD television, a desk, a closet, towels, soaps, free WiFi. Both the bedroom and the bathroom are very clean and nicely decorated. The only problem is that the windows point to the outside corridor - a gallery, in fact, which means whoever passes your room can take a peak inside. You can close the blinds, but then you get no daylight. However, this wasn't a problem, as we spent very little time in our room during the daytime.
The hotel is about 5 minutes on foot away from the center and 10 minutes away from the Danube. We were lucky to have warm weather, so we took a walk around the block around 11 pm, and were happy to see that there are many stores and restaurants still open at that hour, so we had a bite to eat and bought some more stuff that we needed. The neighborhood is also very quiet, so nothing will disturb your sleep.
The bed was very comfy - plenty of pillows, so we slept very well.
Breakfast was very bang for buck - 4€ per person, and the menu was good too. The only problem is that the things there aren't marked, so you can't always tell what is what. For example, there were two large pots, you can't see what's inside, so you don't know which is hot water and what is hot milk. Minor inconveniences :)
The only downsides were that the WiFi signal was poor (but maybe we should have asked them to reboot the router, like the receptionist advised us) and that all the TV channels, except CNBC, were in Hungarian.
All in all, the hotel we were very pleased with our stay. Someone travelling on business would probably need a bit more than this hotel offers, but for a tourist visit, you can hardly find better value for your money. If I ever go to Budapest again, I will likely stay there again, and I would certainly recommend it to a friend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Central Hotel 21 *** is located in the city centre of Budapest close to the most visited sites (Danube, Market Hall, Synagogue, National Museum) and all parts of the city are within easy reach with public transportation. Shopping areas, theatres, restaurants (with reasonable prices) and cafes are in walking distance (5 minutes on foot). Each room is equipped with a pay-per-use mini bar, an LCD TV, Safe, a direct-dial phone, and the uniquely designed bathroom offers a hairdryer to the guests. Some of them have a view to the street the others to the yard inside. Complimentary high speed internet service is also provided. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Ebookers, HotelsClick, Hotels.com, Cancelon, Evoline ltd, 5viajes2012 S.L. and HotelQuickly so you can book your Central Hotel 21 reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.