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Hotel Orion Varkert
Ranked #45 of 342 Hotels in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Dorset
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10 reviews
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“Nice, clean and reasonably priced”
Reviewed 28 January 2014

Previous reviewers have found things to complain about with this hotel, but for value for money I thought it was fine. The room was warm and clean, with tea and coffee making things and a fridge. The beds looked as though they might be a bit hard, but were in fact very comfortable. The bathroom, though small was also very clean and warm and had a decent hairdryer in it. There is also a lift, The hotel does offer breakfast, but there is no bar. The only criticism I would have, and it is very minor, is that the hangers are wider than the wardrobe, so when I closed the door, the hangers sometimes fell off!
As for location, it is in very easy walking distance to the Gellert Baths and the Castle area, but places to eat and drink are mainly across the river. It took us about 20 minutes to walk over and find plenty of places to eat. So all in all, if you are looking for a good, clean base and don't mind walking a bit, or are happy to use the trams, then I would be happy to recommend it.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Novi Sad, Serbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2014

The hotel is in a very good location, having public transport drop you off (and pick you up) nearby and being a really good location. The staff was friendly and helpful, and you get free tea and coffee that you can make yourself in the room.

My main issue with this hotel was that it was cold in the rooms. The air-conditioning wasn't working as it should (was just blowing air, not heating it up), so the room was cold. The coldness of the room also affected the sleep quality of the hotel.

The breakfast buffet was a little bit lacking variety, but you could ask the chef to make you, for instance, bacon and eggs which is nice, but still does not compensate the lack of food variety that i had in other hotels.

Room Tip: Room 26 does not have a spectacular view, it only looks at the small church courtyard.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mexico City, Mexico
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 January 2014

It is in the Buda parte near of a lot of atracttions, the pepole form the hotel told us about the bus tours, they make us felt in home, the breakfast and service were great, i really recomend this hotel.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

My friends and I stayed in the Orion for 3 nights , a relatively small hotel situated between Elizabeth bridge and Chain bridge on the Buda side of the beautiful city of Budapest.The hotel was very clean and staff were so very kind, helpful and welcoming. There are not many managers who would drive their guests to a venue booked for the new year celebrations but the manager of the Orion did exactly that for us. .The breakfast was excellent, a wide choice and very good value All in all a good place to stay, one I would highly recommend..

Room Tip: A back room may get lesss noise from traffic
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2014

We stayed 3 nights at the Orion which is perfectly situated between the Chain Bridge and the Elizabeth Bridge on the Buda side of the city. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. The manager even drove us to the restaurant we had booked for our New Year's Eve celebrations which was so kind of him. All the staff were absolutely charming and welcoming. We had a perfect night's sleep each night, everywhere was spotlessly clean. The breakfast was delicious with plenty of choice. All in all I would thoroughly recommend this little hotel to anyone visiting the beautiful city of Budapest.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are quieter
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Limassol, Cyprus
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 January 2014

We spent 4 nights at the Best Western Hotel Orion during the Xmas time! It was spotless clean and quiet! The room was really nice with comfortable bed. Best the biggest advantage of this hotel is it's service! People who work there are extremely friendly and always ready to help! You won't get that "home" atmosphere at the big hotels!

The location was perfect as it was very to close to the all major places worth seeing. We never used bus, only walking!

Totally recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Limassol, Cyprus
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2013

If you are looking for cheap, good located and friendly place to stay thats the one!. During our stay we even got umrbrella from one of the receptionists. How nice is that? Located very close to downtown just about 15 min walking.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Property: Hotel Orion Varkert
Address: Doebrentei utca 13., Budapest 1013, Hungary (Formerly BEST WESTERN Hotel Orion)
Region: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District I / Buda , Várkerület
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#27 Best Value Hotel in Budapest
#39 Family Hotel in Budapest
#50 Romantic Hotel in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Orion Varkert 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Intimate city hotel with that home-away-from-home atmosphere. It is located in city centre in a quiet side street at the ancient Buda side of the Elisabeth Bridge. The historic city center of Pest is just across the river, the Citadel, the Buda Castel and all other major sites are also within easy reach, many of them in walking distance. Our guestrooms are all with Airconditioning, Mini-bar, Flatscreen SatTV, Caffee Tea making facilities, Private Bathroom with Hairdryer equiped. We provide our guests with the following complimentary services: WIFI in guestrooms and public area, Sauna, Fitness Room. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Orion
Best Western Budapest
Budapest Best Western
Best Western Hotel Budapest

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