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Continental Hotel Budapest
Ranked #40 of 334 Hotels in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Luxembourg
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Perfect!”
Reviewed 13 November 2012

The hotel is really perfect. I staid in a standard room without view and yet it was so cosy, confortable and well decorated that it made no difference. Staff is very nice, helpful and discret. The hotel itself is very nicely decorated, modern an design. There is a piano in the ground floor, a lounge for smokers, wifi works perfectly everywere, the breakfast is excelent, the little spa space is nice too and the massages choice and quality is also great. Beside, the location is perfect too, not only close to the metro and lots of attractions but also close to a few restaurants and bars (walking distance).

When I'll go back to Budapeste I'll definitly stay in this hotel again!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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Zoltan_Geher, General Manager at Continental Hotel Budapest, responded to this review, 18 November 2012
Dear Globetrotter22,

I am really pleased to read such a "perfect" review where the guest is so satisfied. I was happy to read that you found the evening piano playing so enjoyable. One small correction for the smokers: we do not provide any lounge, but the inner courtyard is dedicated for smoking.

Thanks for your useful information on the quality and choice on massages.

We all look forward to your promised return.

Best regards,
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Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2012

We stayed at the hotel for the weekend. Entrance to the hotel is unique and hall looks modern. Hotel was busy but you dont have to wait for anything. Staff is friendly and quick. There is one young gentleman working at the reception, Mr. Kelemen, he was very friendly and very helpfull and knowledgeable.

Room category was super deluxe double if im correct. Its actually too small for the price range and rank and there is not enough space for two people to manouver arround. Room is clean and well decorated tho the area with the suitcase chair needs painting. It could use a normal chair, there is a nice designed chair in the room but you cant sit on it and write by the desk, it wasnt made for that. Bathroom is ok size. Shower cabin doors could be better, and it could be great if shower head could be fixated.

Restaurant is crowdy for breakfast, but you dont have to wait for long, hotel staff is cleaning tables quickly when someone leaves. Breakfast selection is nice and fresh.

For me big minus is that hotel charges parking to guests €18 per day, but parking is big problem im Budapest overall.

Hotel is close to the river and lots of nice places to see. Two streets on the right of the hotel there is a street with literaly twenty-ish restaurants.

Its not perfect but it is overall very good hotel to stay in. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Zoltan_Geher, General Manager at Continental Hotel Budapest, responded to this review, 18 November 2012
Dear Guest,

many thanks for your honest feedback, even the critics! This is how we can improve our services. Yes, there are rooms which do not match all guests' needs, this is why we provide four differtent room types as per size. The garage fee is in line with the underground garage prices in the neighbourhood. It is necessary to bear in mind that the Hotel is located in the downtown of Budapest where the parking spaces are available in limited quantities.

I am happy to hear that you plan your next visit already.

Thanks for your review and best regards,
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Wisbech
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Reviewed 12 November 2012

This hotel is absolutely faultless. Beautiful rooms, we were upgraded to an intermediate room, which apparently they use for business travellers, certainly it was bigger than the standard rooms that we have seen on the website. Fabulous bathrooms, wonderful staff who can't do enough for you. Tried the restaurant one day, was wonderful food. Only thing we can fault this hotel on was when we arrived, the hotel check in member of staff was very aloof and did not appear to want to know when I queried the taking of my credit card and a reservation being taken on it until we left. Have been burnt before at this game by Hertz and so was eager to find out how much they took and when it came off, chap did not know what I was talking about and could not be bothered to find out! Young chap with glasses, was the only member of staff that I could find any fault on. Breakfast was so marvellous that I just cannot rate it highly enough, you just could not choose which things to have, even your own oranges to squeeze!! Would return to this hotel again and again!

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the back of the hotel as traffic noise could be a problem as could the late night...
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Zoltan_Geher, General Manager at Continental Hotel Budapest, responded to this review, 18 November 2012
Dear Jennie B,

I was delighted to read that you found one fault only during your stay. The hesitation of the receptionist with your credit card pre-authorization was due to the fact that very often it is beyond our control. In most cases it is released after check out, but we experienced already some delay.
Squeezing orange juice by the guest is really a fun, I am happy to hear your feedback.

I and my colleagues are looking forward to your return again and again!

Best regards,
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2012

We stayed at the Zara Continental for 5 nights in a deluxe room after receiving a free upgarde on arrival! Rooms, staff, breakfast and general ambience of hotel excellent.

Good location 15 minute walk to the Danube

Can't recommend it enough.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Zoltan_Geher, General Manager at Continental Hotel Budapest, responded to this review, 18 November 2012
Dear Jackie K,

many thanks for your short however meaningful review. Certainly I do appreciate your well deserved high scores too.

Best regards,
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Northampton,England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2012

Helpful staff. Clean compact rooms. Brilliant location as you can easily walk to all attractions but its still quiet enough for a good nights sleep.
We ending up eating 3 times in the restaurant for dinner and we enjoyed all the food and in addition were recommend some stunning local wines to try- all wines had a residents discount.
The hotel and Budapest itself was as I said simply gorgeous!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank avchell
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Zoltan_Geher, General Manager at Continental Hotel Budapest, responded to this review, 18 November 2012
Dear Guest,

I would like to take this opporunity to thank for your review and for your complimenting attributives, like gorgeous and brilliant. I was happy to read that you had three dinners in our ARAZ Restaurant and benefited from the 50% discount on alcoholic beverages,


Many thanks and best regards,
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menen
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2012

We've stayed 4 nights in this class hotel
We would surrely recommend it
Rooms are clean and cosy, breakfast is excellent, and staff is professionnel and so friendly!!
Welness is also nice and clean
Hotel is also good located, a few minutes walk to metro station
if we once come back to Budapest, no doubt we stay in continental zara

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Zoltan_Geher, General Manager at Continental Hotel Budapest, responded to this review, 10 November 2012
Dear Guest,

let me thank you for your excellent scores and for your short but meaningful review. I was happy to read your praising words on the staff and I I agree, the location is also good to explore the city.

Please return, you are mostly welcome!

Best regards,
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scotland
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2012

Just agreeing with all other reviews, 100% right down the line. No negative points at all. Staff great, rooms well appointed and fantastic comfy beds, walking distance to main centre, pools icing on the cake, we will be back

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank lizodo
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Zoltan_Geher, General Manager at Continental Hotel Budapest, responded to this review, 10 November 2012
Dear Lizodo,

How nice to read that we the did not fail after reading the - sometimes even for me exaggerated - reviews. Many thanks for sharing your experiences with the readers of Tripadvisor.

I hope you meant it seriously and you will return!

Best regards
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Property: Continental Hotel Budapest
Address: Dohany u. 42 - 44, Budapest 1074, Hungary
Region: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District VII / Jewish Quarter
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 334 Hotels in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Continental Hotel Budapest 4.5*
Number of rooms: 272
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Continental Hotel Budapest 4* Superior symbolizes the past and future, the traditional Hungarian hospitality and refinement of detail and personal service of our age. The building reflects the elements of the art nouveau style and the modern unique design characterizing ZeinaHotels, in the heart of Budapest. The 4 star superior, 272 room hotel - offering standard, deluxe and executive rooms plus suites - will revive the spirit of the legendary accommodation keeping its name and historical facade. ... more   less 
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