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The Aquincum Hotel Budapest
Ranked #127 of 333 Hotels in Budapest
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Arriving in Budapest we found the hotel fairly easily though you have to take a bus, train and tram to get there. On arrival there was a family complaining about something which worried us, though throughout our stay we found no problems at all, and this was a decent clean and friendly hotel.

All the staff we encountered were completely helpful and very polite. I was however a little confused upon arrival when the receptionist told me she was taking HUF 40.000 (£100) as deposit. I had already paid in advance- you could say there was a language barrier at this time. Upon check-out there was no mention of this deposit being returned, though after checking my bank there is no evidence of a deposit ever being taken.

Don't opt for food at the hotel- go find nice food in the city! Nice hotel if you want a quiet and safe base for your vacation. I'd say perfect for families who are not desperate to be in the city centre. Oh, and we had two good views- Danube one side and Buda hills the other.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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ManagementBudapest, Ügyvezető igazgató at The Aquincum Hotel Budapest, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
Dear Sir,

Thank you for choosing our Hotel and share your experiences in Trip Advisor.

In the first place let me express my deepest apology for the inconveniences that we caused to you regarding to the deposit. But let me draw your kind attention to the fact that requesting for guarantee - either credit card or cash - upon check-in from guests is an official standard, that used is all Corinthia hotels all over the world. Again, please accept my apolgy for the inconvenience.

Besides, we were pleased to read that you were happy with your stay at our hotel and we highly appreciate your kind comments in regard to our staff, finding them helpful and polite.

We were happy to read that our rooms met your expectations, you had time admiring the natural beauty offered by Budapest. Thank you for your nice comments regarding to the cleanliness.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Gábor Nemes
General Manager
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Stamford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

The staff at the hotel were great apart from one on the desk whose English was much too poor for us. The room was very good, non smoking with a view of the Danube. The staff went out of their way to make this a celebration. The pool and spa area is lovely. The location, whilst out of the city centre, is great. There is a railway line by the hotel from where you can go into the city by connecting very efficiently with the tram system (free to us pensioners!). Going to the end of the line the other way takes you to a lovely village by the river. Great trip, we would stay here again.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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ManagementBudapest, Ügyvezető igazgató at The Aquincum Hotel Budapest, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for choosing our Hotel and share your experiences.

We were pleased to read that you were happy with your stay and had a great silver wedding celebration. We were happy to read that our spa and pools met your expectations.

Thank you that you highlighted on the beautiful view of the room. Thank you for your nice comments regarding to our staff and please accept our apology for the weak communication skill.

Please be assured that we will at all times do everything to please and even anticipate the needs of our guests.

In the hope of hearing from you soon, I remain with my best regards,

Gábor Nemes
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014

This is an ok hotel... It is quite far outside the city, although the train is directly across the road which will bring you into the city in 10 minutes. I would recommend booking a hotel with fewer stars closer to the city

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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ManagementBudapest, Ügyvezető igazgató at The Aquincum Hotel Budapest, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
Dear Sir,

Thank you for taking the time and leave valuable notes about your recent stay in The Aquincum Hotel Budapest. It is very important for us to get both good and not so good feedbacks so we know if we are heading to the right direction.

We deeply regret to read that you were not satisfied with the location of our Hotel, which is located at a safe and calm area. But as you mentioned travelling to downtown is very easy from The Aquincum Hotel Budapest.

Once again thank you for sharing your experience and we hope that you will give us an opportunity to welcome you back in the near future.

Sincerely,

Gábor Nemes
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

Booked the hotel for 5 nights in July 2014, traveling for business and I received more than expected from this hotel. First, the company I work for had negotiated slightly better prices with the hotel and I was not aware at the time of booking. The staff wrote me an e-mail and announced me, so I could change the reservation. Very attentive of them, and I appreciated it.
The hotel in itself looks nice, it has a really big spa area and the room was clean an neat. But another point where my expectations were exceeded was the breakfast: huge selection of really tasty food. Worth getting up 20 minutes early!
I also appreciated the free shuttle to the business center. but be sure to book the shuttle for each day in advance, since in some time slots it gets really busy.
Location is a OK, within walking distance of Margit island and there is also public transportation to the city center. On the down side related to location, there are no general stores near the hotel, or at least I couldn't find any.
Probably 1 point that did not convince me 100% was the room cleaning service: in my 5 days stay they did not change the bed spreads at all; that i would have expected - at least every 3 days or so...
So not a full 5* hotel, but a honest enjoyable 4 1/2*
Enjoy your stay!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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ManagementBudapest, Ügyvezető igazgató at The Aquincum Hotel Budapest, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Dear Madam,

Thank you for recently staying in The Aquincum Hotel Budapest. Thank you for sharing your positive experiences.

We deeply regret to read that you were not satisfied with the Housekeeping during your stay. We apologize that your experience was anything less than satisfying

On the other hand,we highly appreciate your kind comments in regard to our staff and the services provided. We were happy to read that our breakfast exceeded your expectations, you liked our spa and shuttle service.

All times we do everything to please and even anticipate the needs of our guests. We hope that we will have the opportunity of welcoming you back to The Aquincum Hotel Budapest in the not too distant future, we remain with our best regards,

Gábor Nemes
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Nitra, Nitra, Slovakia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014

We stayed at the Aquincum hotel in December 2013 for few nights and checked out before Christmas. It was Huge hotel situated not far from the main attractions and HEV to the centre stops next to the hotel. Very nice spa area with free access made our winter stay very pleasant. Room was big enough for two of us, bed comfy and huge. Would recommend!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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ManagementBudapest, Ügyvezető igazgató at The Aquincum Hotel Budapest, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Dear Madam,

Thank you for taking the time and leave valuable notes about your stay in The Aquincum Hotel Budapest. We are glad that your overall experience was good.

We were happy to read that our rooms met your expectations and you find the beds comfortable. Thank you for your nice comments regarding to our Spa.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Gábor Nemes
General Manager
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Naxxar, Malta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Excellent hotel on the Buda side. 5 minutes away from the beautiful, especially by night, blue danube! Large rooms, ample breakfast selection and really helpful & friendly staff. Free shuttle to/from city centre. Great hotel!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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ManagementBudapest, Ügyvezető igazgató at The Aquincum Hotel Budapest, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Dear Sir,

First of all let me thank you for choosing The Aquincum Hotel Budapest for your recent stay in the city. We are grateful that you took the time and left your experience on this site.

We are happy to read that your general impression of the hotel was good and you had a time to enjoy our breakfast buffet. We were pleased to read that you liked our shuttle service and had spent great nighs in the room. Thank you very much for your kind comment regarding to our staff.

We appreciate your feedback and I sincerely hope that you will return to The Aquincum Hotel Budapest sometime in the future.

Best Regards,

Gábor Nemes
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

We booked into this hotel at short notice after an aborted stay at another hotel. However the price was significantly reduced by pre-booking on our phone in the lobby (using their free wifi!) rather than booking at the desk, which was bizarre.
This hotel is amazing value for money and more luxurious than we are used to or expected.
Free use of the thermal baths under the hotel was a great bonus and much appreciated after and day in the Budapest heat!
The staff were all very friendly and helpful, and the facilities world class.
The hotel was very quiet despite its size and being near a road. It is a bit remote from the city centre, but transport links were good, and taxis were plentiful.
The restaurant was a little disappointing as it served weird overpriced food, but this wasn't a problem as there is an authentic Hungarian restaurant five minutes walk away.
The bed was huge and very comfortable!
The bar was useful as it served a basic menu most of the time.

Room Tip: Try to choose a room overlooking the river. Book online not at the desk.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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ManagementBudapest, Ügyvezető igazgató at The Aquincum Hotel Budapest, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Dear Madam/ Sir,

Thank you for choosing our Hotel and share your experiences in Trip Advisor.

First of all, let me me express my deepest apology for the inconveniences that we caused to you during the booking process.

It is very important for us to understand how effectively we meet our guests' needs in order to make sure that we are able to constantly improve the standards of our services.

We were pleased to read that you were happy with your stay at our hotel and we highly appreciate your kind comments in regard to our staff. We were happy to read that our rooms met your expectations and you liked our spa . Thank you for your nice comments regarding to the bar.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Gábor Nemes
General Manager
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Property: The Aquincum Hotel Budapest
Address: Arpad fejedelem utja 94., Budapest 1036, Hungary
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Region: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest
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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#21 Spa Hotel in Budapest
#38 Business Hotel in Budapest
#55 Romantic Hotel in Budapest
#56 Family Hotel in Budapest
#86 Luxury Hotel in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — The Aquincum Hotel Budapest 5*
Number of rooms: 310
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Aquincum Hotel Budapest hotel overlooks the Danube on the historic Buda side, at the Arpad Bridge, opposite Margaret Island. Providing an exquisite balance between business, leisure and relaxation, the hotel offers comfortable accommodation, versatile conference facilities, and a natural thermal spa. We are located near some of Budapest's most fascinating attractions including the ruins of ancient Aquincum and the hills and forests of Buda. Downtown Budapest and the Danube Bend are also within easy reach. ... more   less 
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Ramada Plaza Budapest Hotel Budapest
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