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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- City Hotel Budapest