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“Superb Hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Continental Hotel Budapest

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Continental Hotel Budapest
Ranked #37 of 342 Hotels in Budapest
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47 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Superb Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2014

From our arrival ( 3 February 2014) to our departure (7 February) I can not fault the excellent service we received at the "Hotel Zara"). The staff were polite, kind and thoroughly professional. The Hotel has been modernised in a most stylish manner. Our room ( a standard one) was spacious with comfortable bed/ duvet and excellent bathroom with shower. The range of food on offer at breakfast was vast, of very good quality and catering for all tastes. (The bacon and eggs were just to my British liking!) Lunch and evening drinks in the hotel were superb. The Hotel is easily accessible from the M2 Blaha Lujsa Metro station providing easy, swift access to the centre of Budapest. A not very long walk from the hotel, if you so wish , will take you along Rakoczi Street and 2 others to the Elizabeth Bridge over the Danube. The Continental Zara is a great hotel to stay in whatever the purpose of your visit. My wife and I will definitely return.

Room Tip: All the rooms looked great.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mikealun
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Zoltan_Geher, General Manager at Continental Hotel Budapest, responded to this review, 14 February 2014
Dear mikealun,

Thank you for your general and „all-in” review! Such a nice feedback always provoke me a smile. I hope you will keep your promise and you will definitely return to us!

Kindest regards,
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Desenzano Del Garda, Italy
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61 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 days business trip, after trying many other hotels in Budapest. Probably i've found a good solution. Fast checkin and checkout,people very kind at the reception. Room not too big, but clean and modern and warm. Free wireless,good connection. Breakfast acceptable. Good spot also for a walk outside. Haven't tried gym and sauna. Recommended.

Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Zoltan_Geher, General Manager at Continental Hotel Budapest, responded to this review, 14 February 2014
Dear MatteoZN,

Thank you for your nice comments about the hotel and the staff. After reading your review – since you were very satisfied with us – I’m a little lovelorn because of your four points. I hope you will give us a chance to serve you in the close future to have all the five. What I can promise, we will do our best!

Best regards,
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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2014

Although the direct surroundings of the hotel look a little bit shabby, once you have passed the revolving door, everything is well. the concierges are very obliging, the rooms are in a very nice design and very clean. We slept in a standard room and it wasn't too spacious, but for a short city trip it fits perfectly.
You're not in a foreign city to stay in your room all day, are you?
Two nice tourist highlights are in the direct vicinity of Continental Hotel Zara, the great Synagogue and the New York Coffeehouse - both sights are definitley worth a trip.
One little demerit is the wellness area. It is very clean and beautifully designed, but for a so-called wellness Hotel it is too small.
We enjoyed it anyway and if we ever come back to Budapest, we would probably book this Hotel.

Room Tip: Standard double room is quite small, but ok for two people
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mimus_Polyglottos
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Zoltan_Geher, General Manager at Continental Hotel Budapest, responded to this review, 14 February 2014
Dear Mimus P,

Firstly thank you for your feedback, and also thank you for your high scores! Good to read that you found the Concierge obliging, and your room well designed and clean. Regarding your comment about wellness I would like to inform you, although we have two pools on the roof of the hotel – one inside and one outside- we are not a wellness hotel, „just” a city hotel with some wellness facilities. I hope you will really return, and if you can, come back in summer time, and you can enjoy one of the best view ever from our roof terrace.

Kindest regards,
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Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2014

Hotel was actually an old Hungrian Spa. Building looks kind of groomy from the outside but you enter into a very elegant hall where the reception is. Check in was quick we were given our room on the 4th floor.
Room was quite small but it was ok for 2. Nice shower. The only thing which I find lacking is there is no boiler in the room. It would have been nice to able to make a cup of tea in the room.
Breakfast was the best. Wide selection of everything.
Spa was expensive. Do not understand why the use of the swimming pool and sauna is not included. We were told at check in it would cost 8eurs per day per person for the use of the swimming pool and sauna.
Overall a decent hotel. Would recommend this hotel for the price and quality. Location is very good as well as there are plenty of restaurant around.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ItalyAmico
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Zoltan_Geher, General Manager at Continental Hotel Budapest, responded to this review, 7 February 2014
Dear ItalyAmico,

Thank you very much for your review. As I can read, - although you have a complaint about the wellness fee and the boiler - you have mostly enjoyed your stay with us. Regarding tea and coffee making facilities I would like to inform you, we are just working on to find the best solution to put coffee machines to our rooms, for the time being it is on request basis in the standard rooms. About the wellness entry I would like to inform you, in some of our contracts with travel agents we don’t have free entrance to our pools to keep the room prices as low as possible. Thank you again for your stay, we look forward welcoming you again!

Best regards,
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Amiens, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014

Beautiful hotel rebuilt some years ago. Impressive lobby size as well as wonderful door and structure in copper.
Staff very polite and helpful.
Rooms well equiped, quite, good size.
Breakfast wide and good
Nice bar
Even small, nice and clean swim pool

Room Tip: Require room on patio side
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Traveller8071
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Zoltan_Geher, General Manager at Continental Hotel Budapest, responded to this review, 7 February 2014
Dear Traveller8071,

Thank you for you high scores and also for your nice comments about the hotel. As I can read, you should have very good eyes to find the most beautiful details of the enterieurs. We wait you back also in summer time, we have more to show you on our roof garden.


Kindest regards,
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. It was beautiful and clean with a great buffet breakfast. Very centrally located and in walking distance to some of the best sites and shopping! Very close to the tram and metro for travelling to the baths!

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Zoltan_Geher, General Manager at Continental Hotel Budapest, responded to this review, 3 February 2014
Dear Gentripper,

I’m very happy that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your comments about location, cleanliness of rooms and breakfast. We look forward welcoming you again!

Best regards,
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Vienna, Austria
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42 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2014

Zara is very well located in Erzsébetvaros, the Jewish quarter, in the midst of nice bars and restaurants. We were given a beautifully designed, incredibly small standard room (hardly possible to walk around the bed, bathroom was the size of a train toilet). Breakfast is nice, but not overwhelming, with lots of people, very loud bar music and a busy atmosphere (not very enjoyable). Staff was friendly, but unable to produce receipt/invoice and annoyed by us asking. O, and the pool costs extra (8€ !)- depending on the room rate booked. Budapest has a lot of well-priced high-quality hotels, the only one Zara has really got going for it is the location and the beautiful building.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Irina_Vienna
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Zoltan_Geher, General Manager at Continental Hotel Budapest, responded to this review, 3 February 2014
Dear Irina_ienna,

Thank you for the quotation of Shakaspeare, even I can hear some sarcastism in it as well. I know, the standard rooms are not too big, but the price of them – especially without free entry to wellness - is quite reasonable and competitive. Thank you for your nice word about our location, I hope, although you didn’t give us full point, you will return to us and book a higher category room, if the standard room did not satisfy your need.

Best regards,
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Additional Information about Continental Hotel Budapest

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 #37 of 342 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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