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City Hotel Pilvax
Ranked #119 of 333 Hotels in Budapest
carlisle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“good location”
Reviewed 13 March 2012

stopped for 4 nights perfect location hotel clean and warm staff good only a couple of snags no tea , coffee facilities in room which would be good and breakfast is a bit well not a lot to choose from but plenty of cafes and eating places nearby

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Reviewed 7 March 2012

The hotel is nothing fancy but the location can't be beat. If you're on a budget and don't plan on spending much time in your room, this is an excellent choice. I got a great rate (around $40) on Hotels.com but have since looked and the rate is usually higher. I don't think I'd stay here if the rate was much more than $40 ish - I think you can do better in that case. But no complaints here.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 February 2012

I just came back from a weekend break to Budapest. We got a very good deal with our airline including the City Hotel Pilvax. The main positive for this hotel is the location. It is <5 min from the Danube, alot of restaurants / cafes and the main shopping street. Apart from the location the hotel is clean and comfortable. The downsides are that I could not get the internet to work in my room and the only English station on tv was CNN. We chose not to have our breakfast included which was a great decision as there are so many amazing cafes to choose from and our breakfast experiences were a real highlight for us (cafe New York, cafe Central and Gerloczy).

  • Stayed February 2012
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Zsuzsanna C, General Manager at City Hotel Pilvax, responded to this review, 9 April 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your feedback concerning your stay at City Hotel Pilvax.
We are happy that you liked the location and the cleanliness of the hotel.

We regret that you couldn't reached the wifi internet in your room. We aware of the fact that rarely in some of our rooms wifi operates poorly. We 're about to take steps in the near future to improve the internet access. It's worth mentioning at arrival or even at booking if someone needs internet. The hotel has an internet corner in the lobby.

The improvement of selection of TV channels is just proceeding in this April.

We are very happy that you generally enjoyed your stay and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future.

Best regards,
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London, England
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Reviewed 7 February 2012

This hotel is an excellent choice. It is clean, comfortable, very well-located and really good value for money. The reception staff were friendly and helpful. For anyone looking for a 3 star hotel this should be on your list.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 December 2011

My self and two friends stayed in this hotel from 21/12/11 to 23/12/11. The hotel provided everything we wanted for the price we paid. The rooms were nice and comfortable, staff very friendly and a perfect location. If and when I return to Budapest I will return to this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 December 2011

We came here for a four night Christmas break and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The location was brilliant, only a few minutes walk from the Vaci Utca, making it very easy to get to the lovely Christmas market and to explore further parts of the city via the metro. Rooms were clean, towels and beds made every day and very spacious especially for the price we paid. Only complaint to make would be the fact that there wasn't a hairdryer in the room, I had to go and ask for use of one each morning. We didn't have the breakfast while there so can't comment on this.

Jack Doyles bar next door to the hotel was a lovely place for a drink and one of the best things we could recommend here is Faust Wine Cellar in the castle district. Would definitely stay again when next visiting Budapest.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 December 2011

Exelent location, great service, people extremely helpful, breakfast was OK, for tri star hotel I should say more than expected
But one remark. Hotel does not have garage, and its OK, but hotel has a contract with the nearby garage for 2.400 HUF per day. But, before I arrived I got an e-mail from hotel that I should go to a different garage where the price was 6.700 HUF. The very helpful girl at the reception told me about the deal, so I had to go to first garage, get the car and drive to the second garage. It should be on internet site, so if you come by car, first to drive to cheaper garage, not to expensive one.
For the rest I can highly recommend hotel

Room Tip: Room 116 is big, but on the outside passage level, but very quiet Room 119 some water was heard, so...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Property: City Hotel Pilvax
Address: Pilvax koez 1 - 3, Budapest 1052, Hungary
Region: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District V / Inner City
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#84 Romantic Hotel in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — City Hotel Pilvax 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The City Hotel Pilvax is located on a quiet side street just a few minutes walk from the heart of the downtown and the famous Vaci Street, with its most exclusive shops and restaurants. The hotel has 32 rooms and a Cafe, where the buffet breakfast is served. Traditional and international dishes are available for lunch or dinner at Pilvax Cafe. Thanks to its central location the city’s main attractions are easily accessible by walk or public transportation. The hotel is a perfect place for both business and leisure stays in Budapest. Standard room: comfortable, bright, air-conditioned standard rooms have bathroom with shower. Rooms can be requested with twin beds or a double bed. Average size of rooms: 20 m2. Room fittings: bathroom with shower, refrigerator, telephone, TV with satellite channels, pay-TV, free safe, Internet access at reception. Other services: free Internet corner, safe at the reception. ... more   less 
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