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City Hotel Ring
Ranked #124 of 334 Hotels in Budapest
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
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“Friendly and convenient”
Reviewed 7 April 2014

My wife and I spent four nights at this hotel in March for our wedding anniversary. The hotel is very conveniently placed for the Metro, and for Trams and buses, and for the attractions of Margaret Island. There is also a river bus stop very near as well. The Parliament building and the Danube waterfront are a short walk away, and public transport links to the Buda side as well as into central Pest are excellent.

The hotel itself was basic, which for the price we paid was to be expected, but the bed was comfy, the bathroom clean, and the room came with a fridge, which was a bonus. Despite being on the main ring road, the room we had was quiet, warm, and comfy. I'll admit that we mainly use any hotel simply as somewhere to store our stuff while we explore, and to sleep in, and so for us this hotel was more than adequate. There are a good number of shops and supermarkets nearby (one of Budapest's largest shopping centres is just down the road).

The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, especially Gabor who welcomed us on our arrival. They were polite, smiley, and spoke excellent English, and even managed not to laugh at my awful Magyar! The young lady running the bar was also very helpful. The bar, attached to the side of the hotel, is cosy, with a good selection of reasonably priced drinks. My wife and I tend to avoid hotel bars, but we made an exception with this one, as it was so nice. Service was great too; this is so far the only hotel I've ever stayed in that actually had a hairdryer that my wife could borrow (others tend to tell us that "another guest already has it...") and on our last day they allowed us to leave our bags there from checkout until mid afternoon, which saved us having to carry them around all day.

There are a lot posher, more luxurious places to stay in Budapest, but if all you want is a basic, no fuss no nonsense place to sleep, in a convenient location, the Hotel City Ring is very good value for money.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Zsuzsanna C, General Manager at City Hotel Ring, responded to this review, 16 April 2014
Dear KirkWisebeard,

Thank you very much for sharing your very detailed and positive opinion about your recent stay at the City Hotel Ring! In the name of the hotel management let me congratulate for your wedding anniversary.

We are glad to hear that you could discover all major attractions easily around the hotel and you were also satisfied with the comfort of the room.

Delighted to read your praising words about the friendliness of our colleagues at the reception and the in the bar as well.

There are several hairdryers available – complimentary - at the reception for our kind guests, therefore these needs could be satisfied at all time without any difficulties.

Appreciate for recommending City Hotel Ring to the Tripadvisor community.

Sincerely hope to have the chance to welcome you back soon, I am sure it would be a also good chance to improve your Magyar –which is not awful, I am quite sure.

Very best regards,
Zsuzsanna K. Csapone
Hotel Director
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 March 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights on a long weekend visit. It's very central & there are lots of supermarkets & eateries in walking distance, as well as being close to main attractions such as Parliament. The room was clean & comfortable with a fridge, tv & wifi. It was basic, but you only really sleep there, so it doesn't need to be more. Staff were friendly & helpful, I would recommend.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Driffield, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2014

My friend and I have just returned from a short stay in this beautiful city. This hotel is ideally placed for access to public transport. Railway station is within short walking distance from hotel and tram stops are also very short distance on street. Our room was overlooking a side street and the only criticism is that the noise of traffic can be quite loud with windows open,
Room was basic but perfectly adequate for our needs. Clean and comfortable with bedding and towels changed daily.
Breakfast was plentiful with a good range of choices and set me up for a long days sightseeing. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Would certainly recommend as a base for a holiday. Not a hotel for those who want lots of facilities available without leaving the hotel but a perfect choice for a base from which to discover Budapest.

Room Tip: There are no ground floor rooms and no lift, so not for those who have difficulty climbing stairs...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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cheshire
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2014

Just got back from a three night stay at City Ring Hotel and can say we were very impressed. The location is fantastic, walking distance from a lot of sights, and it is wonderful to walk on the bridge (on the same road) over The Danube at night for absolute fantastic view of Budapest.

As soon as we arrived there was a lovely guy ready to give us loads of useful information and to discuss options of trips worth booking on, In fact all the reception staff were very helpful and ready with directions.

The rooms were large and clean with plenty of cupboard space and also a fridge, great for a late night drink back in the room. No coffee and tea facilities in the room...but who needs that when you can keep beer cool!!! The shower was also brilliant, and there is one English channel on the telly which is CNN (never kept up so well with world news).

Breakfast was also spot on, with various cereals, cheeses, ham and jam. There was also a hot selection with scrambled eggs and cocktail sausages. Drinks included a variety of teas inc green tea, and a selection of fruit juices.

My parents want to come to Budapest with us and we are planning to book into this hotel again.

Tips if you come out of the hotel and turn left and left again, there is a restaurant further down the road called The Trofea Grill, It's an all-inclusive restaurant...you pay 6000huf and you can eat and drink what you like for two hours inc champagne and cocktails, and other named brands. Its a great value buffet restaurant with an open grill, you just choose from a massive selection of meat and fish and they cook it in front of you. I had sirloin steak, Salmon and fajita chicken proper bargain 10 mins from hotel!!

It is also worth emailing booking@airportshuttle.hu, We got a taxi from airport to City Hotel Ring and it cost 8000 huf, The hotel recommend this shuttle service back to airport and it was 2500 per person back so it was almost half price for the two of us.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hoganas, Sweden
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86 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2014

Spent a long weekend at the City Ring Hotel with a friend in July 2013. This is a small, but very nice budget hotel in walking distance of the Parliament and Margitsziget (Margaret Island), as well as one subway stop from the city center.

The rooms are standard sized, two separate beds, very clean. Double glass windows, which is nice, since we had a room overlooking the busy Szent István körú with trams going all through the night. But it was quiet, and the beds were comfortable.
Minifridge and TV in the room, fairly sized bathroom with a shower, good closet space.

Very friendly staff - I arranged with them to make sure we had separate beds during out stay, and got a late check-in (we arrived past midnight), and there was absolutely no problems arranging that. 24 hour reception.

Nice small bar with outdoor patio right outside. Very close to excellent restaurants and bars.

If you're looking for a place to sleep that has comfortable beds, is quiet and still smack down center, City Ring is an excellent choice.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Level 1 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed in this hotel from 21st Jan 2014 for 1 week staff very helpful showed us where to go and how to get there. Hotel rooms very clean towels changed every day. Breakfast was good same every day but something for everyone. Minutes from train station excellent location to pubs bars and shopping centre. Would definitely stay again.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sao Paulo, SP
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60 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2014 via mobile

Good hotel next to trainstation.
Room is really too dark, there are 3 lamps but dont shine well.

Wi fi is perfect, fast.
Shower is dirty and door was broken and also way too small. Putting soap on urself made me hit the door. Barely can move in it.
Room is big.

In walking distance from bridge and river. Area doesnt look nice at night or after dark

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Jessica E
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Zsuzsanna C, General Manager at City Hotel Ring, responded to this review, 14 January 2014
Dear Valued Guest ‘jessinha,

Thank you for your choosing City Hotel Ring for your stay in Budapest and also for sharing your positive opinion about the size of the room and the WiFi.

We regret that you found the shower door damaged. We kindly ask your guests to inform the front desk when damage is detected and the maintenance department will fix it as soon as possible or another room will be provided.

Upon request additional lamp could be placed into the room.

Do hope we will have a chance of welcoming you back to our Hotel in the near future.

Best regards,
Zsuzsanna K. Csapone
Hotel Director
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Property: City Hotel Ring
Address: Szent Istvan korut 22., Budapest 1137, Hungary
Region: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#22 Best Value Hotel in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — City Hotel Ring 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
COMPLETELY RENEWED IN 2017! The City Hotel Ring is centrally located on the Pest side of the city, in the Szent Istvan Korut. The hotel is within walking distance to Budapest's downtown business district, the Margaret Island, the Western railway station, the largest shopping mall of Budapest (Westend City Center) and the city's major tourist attractions. Buffet breakfast is served in the hotel's dining room. Free internet terminal is available in the lobby area. The hotel ensures a pleasant vacation for individual guests and also for groups arriving to Budapest. The Hotel has 39 comfortably furnished rooms, individually air conditioned, telephone, complimentary Internet access, SAT TV, fridge, work desk, radio, hair dryer (upon request). Other services: free Internet corner, safe at the reception, conference room for up to 50 people. ... more   less 
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