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Reviewed 18 October 2011

Great location on Danube near Chain Bridge. First rate concierge service. Fabulous breakfast spread. Large comfortable room. My only complaint was their exorbitant 10 euro per hour internet access charge, which I declined, since a 5 minute walk took one to a McDonald's with free access.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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miloscerovic, Executive Assistant Manager at InterContinental Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2011

Dear Desert_Eagles
Thank you for your positive review. We look forward to your next stay with us.
Best regards,

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Reviewed 11 October 2011

We recently spent four nights at the Intercontinental Budapest following a Danube cruise. This hotel is in a wonderful location, riverside with a fabulous view across the river to the Buda hills and the Chain Bridge. The rooms were clean and comfortable, and even though we were only on the second floor (or 3rd floor in North American terms), street noise did not present a problem. We did try several of the local restaurants, but on the last night enjoyed a dinner on the terrace (which I understand was closing for the season a few days later). The food was surprisingly good, service was excellent and the view again was wonderful. The hotel was well located, in a good area, within walking distance of many of the major attractions. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Staying on riverside is a must!!!!!
  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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miloscerovic, Executive Assistant Manager at InterContinental Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2011

Dear 16canuck
Thank you for your review. The terrace is only a seasonal outlet and it depends heavily on weather condition. As it became cold outside, we closed the terrace as of las week. I am happy to hear that you managed to experience the great views from there and also to enjoy your dinner.
All the best,

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Reviewed 6 October 2011

Location is superb, fortunately our room had a fantastic view of the Danube and Palace across the way. At night, it was breathtaking. Hotel is really suited more for the business traveler a step back into the '70's. Room was nice and comfortable, small bathroom. Close restaurants on the water. One complaint was directions to the Hotel provided on their website. It stated the wrong train station to arrive in (there is only one downtown, the Kelenti terminal), how much a cab would cost (they state 25 Euros) in reality its only about 9 Euros, which hurt negotiating with taxi drivers (I was clipped for 15, thinking I was getting a good deal). Other gripe was charging for internet service, I think about 6 Euros for 15 minutes. Also, look out for the Budapest hotel and tourism tax...about 25%. Fighting through all this, it was still an enjoyable stay.

Room Tip: Request a view of the Danube...well worth it.
  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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miloscerovic, Executive Assistant Manager at InterContinental Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2011

Dear bhawknine
Thank you for the positive feedback. With regards to the taxi charges, we can only guarantee you the price for our hotel, Mercedes E class service as it is the only one we can rely to. We are happy to offer and organize other city taxis but as you mentioned in your post, the prices vary and the service is not consistent. I am glad you found the hotel and our services very pleasant.
With best regards,

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Reviewed 6 October 2011

My time in Budapest was very short (just 1 day), but what made seeing the city easier in such a condensed amount of time was the fact that the Intercontinental is perfectly located in easy walking distance from the main sights. In fact, I think this is a perfect city for walking around - cross the bridge and take the funicular up to the Castle district.

Somewhat smallish rooms, but comfortable. We didn't have a great view from our room, but I'm told the views from the rooms looking out towards the river are beautiful and I can believe it - the hotel is situated directly on the river overlooked by an old castle. Plenty of little cafes around with live music and a nice atmosphere.

Front desk was helpful with restaurant and taxi reservations.

Room Tip: Request a room overlooking the river
  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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miloscerovic, Executive Assistant Manager at InterContinental Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2011

Dear Sunny777
Thank you for takinig the time to post your review. Budapest is a lovely city and i wish you got to spend more time here. Perhaps next time, when you return to Pearl of Danube, you will be able to enjoy one of our rooms with a great view. Until then, i remain with my best regards.

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Reviewed 5 October 2011

I stayed here few in February and in June multiple times during both months.

I am very happy with the hotel, everytime I stay here, I always get the view of the Danube river. Being a Platinum Ambassador member has its perks, such as room upgrades, fruit and bottled water.
Service is good and I have no complaints whatsoever and very classy hotel. Like most hotels in a big city food is expensive.
I have stayed in the Suite and regular rooms both facing the river. The suite is awesome having both sides of the building.

Location is great its close to everything you need and want. During summer time its a very nice walk along the river or the bridge. Its nice to eat outside the patio with great view of the river and castle. I like the mixture of old and new buildings.

Every time I visit Budapest no doubt I will always stay at this Hotel.

Room Tip: If you can spend the extra €/$ its worth to get the river view especially at night time. I like where you can sit beside the window. Though the regular room is small, I think its still fine and worth it. The best room is the corner suite X10, the opposite side is not as great.
  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled solo
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miloscerovic, Executive Assistant Manager at InterContinental Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2011

Dear BRAI79
Thank you very much for posting this review and also for being part of our Ambassador program. Your loyalty and multiple stays are much appreciated. Please let me know if you plan to visit Budapest in the near future.
With my very best regards,

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