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“Very comfortable - though pricy” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge
Ranked #27 of 342 Hotels in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Wallingford, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Very comfortable - though pricy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

I booked The Sofitel through British Airways at a cost of £599 for 2 nights, including flights. This seemed reasonable to me - until on checking in I was told breakfast would be €27. The first day I had a very good breakfast with a colleague at Mlinar near Vodafone's at a cost of €12 for two. The second day I had room service, with a very large pot of coffee and a very selection of pastries and breads at a cost of Ft2800 - about €12 and much better value than the €27 downstairs. Having enjoyed a couple of beers at Ft590 at the very good DOB3 pub, I had a final beer in the Sofitel bar, which cost Ft1549.

The bedroom was well appointed [though mine was on the 5th floor looking across the street and without the great views available on the Danube facing ones]. I was surprised it had twin beds, rather than a double [I wasn't asked] but my bed and the pillows were very comfortable.

The hotel is well situated and I recommend it. It's definitely a lot better than the Marriott I stayed in 4 months ago, but I prefer the quirkiness of Hotel Beletage that I stayed in 2 months ago.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Philippe_Godard, General Manager at Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your comments about your stay in the Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge. We were delighted to hear that the equipment of the room and the Sofitel MyBed bedding has met your expectations.

Thank you so much for staying with us and we hope to see you in the near future.

Yours sincerely,

Philippe Godard
General Manager
Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

On a recent Danube River Cruise vacation, my wife and I elected to fly in a day early and have a hotel night before boarding our cruise ship. For us "senior citizens" an extra night helps recover from many hours of flying and running through airports. The Sofitel was recommend by our travel agent and the river cruise line. They hit an absolute home run! The hotel is beautifully located near the Chain Bridge across the Danube River. Our room was one of many with a spectacular view of the bridge and the river. Everything about this hotel was definitely first class! The staff was was superb---all meticulously dress, very friendly and helpful no matter what your needs might be. The property itself was magnificent and immaculately kept. One of the most impressive aspects of our stay was the buffet breakfast. It was unbelievable! The variety of excellently prepared food was amazing and the wait staff were on top of everything! Example: I inadvertently dropped my napkin and before I could reach to pick it up a waitress had already replaced it with a fresh one. I have stayed in many international hotel in my travels to over 45 countries. The Sofitel Budapest is at the top of my list of fine hotels!

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Philippe_Godard, General Manager at Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge, responded to this review, 1 June 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for providing us such an amazing review.
We are delighted to read that you were extremely satisfied with the work of the staff. It is a big encouragement for them to provide such a magnifique service hereafter. We are glad to read that our service and standards have met your expectation and the various buffet breakfast was absolutely appealed to you.
We are happy to read that the central location of the hotel has made your short stay even more convenient and your room was excellent as well.
Once again it was a pleasure for us to read your positive comment and we do hope to have an opportunity to welcome you back at Budapest in the future.

Yours sincerely,

Philippe Godard
General Manager
Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

Great location overlooking the Danube and right in the center of things right by shops & restaurants. Easy walk to main attractions and hop on hop off bus stop.
We were cosseted throughout our stay.
Great breakfast
Extremely helpful staff

Room Tip: You may need to pay to upgrade to a room overlooking the Danube. It's well worth it
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Philippe_Godard, General Manager at Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge, responded to this review, 31 May 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much taking the time to post your comments about your stay at the Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge. We were delighted to hear that the location of the hotel and the breakfast has met you expectations. It was nice to hear that you were satisfied with the friendliness of the staff. They work exceptionally hard to make every guest feel special.

Thank you so much for staying with us and we hope to see you in the near future.

Yours sincerely,

Philippe Godard
General Manager
Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge
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Whitestone, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

Was there to start my eastern European trip. The hotel is right in the middle of the city adjacent to the Danube. It is central to public transportation, only a couple of blocks from the Metro and less than a street away from the 2 tram which runs up and down the Pest side of the Danube.

The room was very nice, and a little larger than what I am expected in Europe.

All in all a very good stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Philippe_Godard, General Manager at Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge for your previous stay at Budapest.
We are pleased to hear that the location was convenient for you and you could reach the selected places within walking distance and the public transportation system has met your expectation.
It is a pleasure to us to read that you were satisfied with your room and I hope everything was arranged for your highest conveniences.

I hope you had enjoy our beautiful capital, and we hope to welcome you back in Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge in the very near future.

Yours sincerely,

Philippe Godard
General Manager
Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

My wife and I were looking to sit and relax over a drink after a day of touring. The patio at the bar looked inviting. Comfortable lounge chairs, combined with great drinks and a world-class view were a great combination. The patio overlooks the Chain Bridge with views of Castle Hill and the Citadel thrown in.
Can't wait to go back.

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Philippe_Godard, General Manager at Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your feedback about your experience with our beautiful Paris Budapest Restaurant.
We are delighted to hear that the special ambiance of the bar and the magnifique view has caused you unforgettable memories about Hungary.

We would like to welcome you back to Budapest in the future.

Your sincerely,

Philippe Godard
General Manager
Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge
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Property: Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge
Address: Szechenyi Istvan Ter 2, Budapest 1051, Hungary
Region: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District V / Inner City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Spa Hotel in Budapest
#11 Business Hotel in Budapest
#11 Family Hotel in Budapest
#18 Romantic Hotel in Budapest
#24 Luxury Hotel in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge 5*
Number of rooms: 357
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sofitel Budapest blends comfort and elegance with modern technology and French flair. This comfortable high-class hotel offers breathtaking views of the Chain Bridge and Royal Castle. The Paris Budapest Cafe restaurant at this luxury hotel fuses French and Hungarian cuisine, prepared in a show kitchen for all to see. ... more   less 
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