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“Plus ça change”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Ambra Hotel

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Ambra Hotel
Ranked #68 of 342 Hotels in Budapest
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Plus ça change”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

Returning to the Ambra after an absence of two years – mainly due to the fact that the Hotel Parlament is no longer part of the Best Western chain – I was surprised how little had changed.

Obviously, the benefits of location remain the same.

On the plus side, there was now a kettle in my room with a wide selection of teas etc. available from the restaurant.

However, the towels were as bad as previously and reduced in number from 4 to 3 to 2 over my first three nights in the hotel.

Room cleaning was done in the late afternoon and was very perfunctory taking around 1 minute - (bed linen not changed; carpet not cleaned; glasses not washed properly; etc.).

Breakfast is variable – the buffet section is usually good but the hot selection is not always good – one day it was just eggs or not.

If you are a Diamond or Platinum BW Member do not expect the benefits which you should get – fruit basket, free upgrades, etc. I always got these at the Parlament which is why I mourn it no longer being BW!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

Stayed here in March for 3 nights,nice clean rooms good breakfast and very friendly staff.
Good location for site seeing with lot's of bars and places to eat within walking distance. Recommend this hotel for a city break.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

The hotel was average in cleanliness. It wasn't gross, but things felt very dated and well used. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The location wasn't the best, and they didn't have parking available for our sedan sized car. They said it was too big, and we had to park on the street which was expensive.

Overall, it wasn't a bad place to stay, but I wouldn't return.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014 via mobile

When the taxi dropped me at hotel ambra I thought I had made a terrible mistake, but looks deceive. This hotel is in a great location. It's clean, friendly, breakfast was good and the location is buzzing. I have dropped one point because as a Best Western I have come to hope that their hotels have done wow! Effect but in recent years that seems to have gone. If you are going to Budapest on a city break you can't go wrong with this hotel.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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hotelambra, General Manager at Ambra Hotel, responded to this review, 24 May 2014
Dear Highwayman,

Thank you very much for your review. It is very pleasant for us to read your kind words about us.
You are right the neighbourhood needs some developing but we are hope that our Hotel and staff can compansate this effect. Personally I would like to thank you for advising us to other Tripadvisor users.
Hope to see you again!

Best regards,

Judit Kiss
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014

Yes, the neighborhood seems sketchy, but in reality, that's Budapest.
The people hanging around are not "gangs", just smokers to which Budapest has a monopoly on them.The hotel is ideally situated with many great restaurants nea by and one which the hotel recommended has a FREE pick up and drop off.
The place is spotless, the breakfast overwhelming, and the parking in their garage an adventure. The staff are top drawer and very gracious and helpful in everything from dinner spots to tours. Andrea however deserves a raise as the owner parked his car in the elevator and we could not get out. She had to tactfully interrupt his meeting so the guest could get their car out. He should know better!!!!!!!
If we go back, this is the place for us.

Room Tip: Open the window at once as they are warm and t was only 5 C when we were there.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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hotelambra, General Manager at Ambra Hotel, responded to this review, 23 May 2014
Dear Bedrule,

Thank you very much for taking time to write and post your kind review to Tripadvisor. We are absolutely delighted that you were fully satisfied with our services and staff during your holiday at Best Western Plus Hotel Ambra. Also thank you for highlighting to our friendliness and helpfull of our staff. It is very pleasent for us that you will choose us again when you visit Budapest next time.
Waiting you back!

Best regards,

Judit Kiss
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2014

We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights on a city break to Budapest. We choose it based on previous Trip Advisor reviews. We were not disappointed. The staff were friendly, the room although basic was clean and comfortable. Our request for a particular room was met without problem. The breakfast is basic, but fresh. There is also 24 hour tea/coffee and water available in reception. The staff can give you suggestions for dinner or sight seeing.
The hotel is located within a short walk of the main sights, shops and some lovely restaurants.
We would definitely recommend it.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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hotelambra, General Manager at Ambra Hotel, responded to this review, 20 March 2014
Dear Mand,
Thank you very much for your detailed description of our Hotel. It is always good to read such a comprehensive and detail oriented review. It was my pleasure to read how much you liked our central location and the neighbouring area. I will let the staff know that you were fully satisfied with them and their suggestions of restaurants and sightseeing trips were suitable for you! Also thank you for pointing to the freshness of our breakfast and to our popular open-bar.
In case you would like to visit Budapest again do not hesitate to choose Best Western Hotel Ambra again!

Best regards,

Judit Kiss
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2014 via mobile

I was in this hotel last week and had an amazing time.Great location, the rooms are large and comfortable. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We had a problem with the payment with Smart-box and helped us to solve it. I recommend it

Stayed March 2014
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hotelambra, General Manager at Ambra Hotel, responded to this review, 20 March 2014
Dear Alda,
Let me thank you for leaving your excellent five star review here at Tripadvisor. It is a pleasure to read that you found our staff very helpful. We always do our best to solve the problems. Thank you for describing our room large and comfortable.
I'm sure that these kind of nice comment will be helpful for other travelers to choose our Hotel!
Hope to see you again one day!

Best regards,

Judit Kiss
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Property: Ambra Hotel
Address: Kis Diofa utca 13., Budapest 1077, Hungary (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Ambra)
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Region: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District VII / Jewish Quarter
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#48 Luxury Hotel in Budapest
#86 Romantic Hotel in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Ambra Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The whole hotel is redesigned in 2016. The 37 bedrooms are in boutique style, all equipped with stylish interior, air-conditioning, safe, minibar, LCD TV, free use of wireless internet.Full hot and cold buffet breakfast is served for the guests offering delicious international and traditional Hungarian dishes. We provide free coffee, tea and snacks in our open bar all day long. Tablets are available on the Lobby area , the wireless internet is free of charge in the entire area of the hotel. Safe, underground garage is available on site. ... more   less 
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