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“An OK experience, but more like a 3-star hotel” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Golden Park Hotel
Ranked #239 of 342 Hotels in Budapest
Zagreb, Croatia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“An OK experience, but more like a 3-star hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013

Great location (the metro station is right in front of the hotel, as well as the Keleti train station). Metro is fairly cheap (~1.2 eur for single ticket) and it will take you to the other part of the city in 15 minutes.

The receptionists are neither friendly nor rude, but do respond in one or two lines so you have to ask multiple questions to get the information you need.

Rooms are clean and mid-sized, but I did notice spots on the carpet and marks in the wall. TV and hair dryer are a bit dated for a 4-star hotel. The bathroom was clean and spacious.

Breakfast is excellent though: there are many dishes to choose from (even ones that would be more appropriate for lunch). I also loved their coffee with milk.

All in all, I've seen friendlier service and better rooms in 4-star hotels, but the hotel is quite decent for a 3-star hotel.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013 via mobile

It's cheap, not cheerful.
Location is good as it is at the entrance to Metro line 2 station....that is where the list of good things end.
There was what seemed like the majority of a Greek school staying in the hotel at the same time. This as you can imagine does not go hand in hand with a good nights sleep in a hotel with paper thin walls! However that all being said we did get our room changed(with the help of a threat of leaving) and the room was clean, bed comfy and shower decent.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2013

Trip Advisor can be a wonderful thing; reading reviews written by genuine people can really help the decision making process, however there is nothing worse than reading bad reviews AFTER you have made a booking!
I went expecting a very average hotel but generally it was a lot better than the reviews implied. The reception, lounge & bar area are very pleasant, with good, strong, free Wi-Fi. A pint of Heinekin cost 935 forints (about £2.85) and I felt quite comfortable sat there checking my emails each evening.
The room was also pleasant, and although my heart sank when I looked out of the first floor window and I saw that we were immediately above a tram stop, however they stopped running at midnight and didn't disturb our sleep at all. If your room is close to or just above the reception you may still pick up the internet. A lot is made of the hotels superb position, but the public transportation system in Budapest is so good that it doesn't really matter.
The worst point was the breakfast; luke warm, uninspired and unappetising. We stopped for 4 days and apart from the first morning we never went in again! (Thank Heavens for McDonalds across the road!)
I would ideally award the Golden Park 3 & a half stars if I could, but 3 it is as 4 is simply too many, however I would recommend this hotel if you are only stopping in Budapest for a few days or are on a budget.
TIP: check out the little carousel in reception full of business cards offering discounts, free drinks and money off at various shops & restaurants in Budapest

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2013

This Hotel is ok, it is spotlessly clean, our room was from what we experienced. Anyway, we had booked our break to Budapest through a High Street travel agent in the UK. We paid less than £450 for the both of us for "Flights from UK to Budapest and back, Taxi from airport to hotel and back, 4 Nights accomodation including breakfast" so my review is based upon what we got for our money.
On arrival we were checked in by the receptionist who spoke good English, he found is in their system so did not need any paperwork from us. We took the lift to our room on the 2nd floor and used the "Key Card" to enter the room, the room was "small" even considering what we paid but it was spotlessly clean, clean linen, super clean in the bathroom and all in good repair.
There was a TV in the room but NO tea or coffee making facilities, good job we took our own little travel kettle.
We were also told that the WiFi only worked down in the lobby/reception but we used WiFi in our room ok with no problems. One thing about the TV, we found the movie channel, BUT it would appear that there are about 5 or 6 movies on their "Loop" and these get played over and over and over again, i think we watched "Lincoln" about a dozen times. But we were not there to watch the tv.
For us breakfast could have been better, there was no "Toaster" to make toast in a morning, there was Salad and Cold meats, boiled eggs and what looked like Omelette but it looked like it was cooked hours before and nothing was hot, it was probably ok for the European guests staying there.
The hotel is situated right next to KELATI Train Staion which would be great for getting around by train. We did everything on foot and walked everywhere, you see more that way. It took 30 mins to walk from the hotel to the river and we found this ok.
We would stay at the hotel

Room Tip: Lower floor if you need WiFi
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013

We picked the hotel for the location, since it is by the train station. We spent most of our time in Buda and that's a long walk. The room is OK, but the best was the shower, so much pressure. The front desk clerk was very nice and accommodating, holding our luggage until check in and then on the day we trained out at night. Breakfast would probably be fine unless your vegan and there were no choices.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Southport UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013

Going to a different country with other people can be difficult. The staff at Golden Park were welcoming and more than helpful with our short break.

They advised us with the hop on hop off bus ( I recommend this because it includes a cruise on the Danube) and cost 5000 forints each for 2 days travel.

It is not a 4 star hotel like in USA by any stretch of anyone's imagination but it a pretty cool place to stay having a very good pizza restaurant and a Mediterranean style restaurant (not tried) within the walls of the building

They did warn us that major building work was being carried out during our stay but I like Bob the Builder!

Go into the station it is like a cathedral.

Rooms were small, very small, but adequate and clean ,ours came with a Juliet balcony and an antique non functioning telly.

Breakfast was interesting just try everything!

I have some Hungarian money left and I am not going to change it because I want to go to Budapest again.

BEWARE TAXI DRIVER taking 10 000 hufs and calling them 1000

Budapest is a fantastic place we have just had a taster.

Room Tip: 203 faced the centrum and was very pleasant
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013

Were there with family two adults, two children for three days. Room was quite big, location of a hotel is ok.
Stuff - reception was friendly, stuff - bar not so much. But breakfast was really poor, no real juice, no yogurt,.. Wi-Fi worked just in the lobby.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank natash06
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Property: Golden Park Hotel
Address: Baross ter 10, Budapest 1087, Hungary
Region: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#100 Luxury Hotel in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Golden Park Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 179
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Four-star Golden Park Hotel Budapest can be a perfect starting point of your itinerary in the city of Budapest and its features guarantee an ideal stay for those who visit Budapest for business purposes. The 100 year old impressive building of the hotel can be found on Baross square opposite Eastern Railway Station (Keleti pu.), the most important transportation center of the city. The cultural center of Budapest, with the Danube, the Parliament and the Vaci street can be reached by public transport in a couple of minutes.Golden Park Hotel Budapest provides a location close to all significant sights and tourist attractions, the City Park and the Arena Plaza, one of Europe’s largest shopping centers can be reached in a 10 minutes walk.In the 179 comfortable rooms of the fully restored Golden Park Hotel the relaxing nights are guaranteed.Our guests can choose from the rooms of seven floors (a floor exclusively for non smokers among them). Our interior designers created rooms that reflect the values of simple elegance, comfort and handiness; the rooms’ services are ensured by the high quality work of our excellent staff.On the top floor of the hotel there are rooms designed in the spirit of minimal art. Fashionable colors, forms, furniture, and the topmost floor’s charms, with a stunning city panorama gleaming through the windows - the more nights you spend here, the more you become attached to it.The rooms are equipped with noise-safe windows, individually-controlled air conditioning, satellite TV channels, phones, in room safe deposit box, refrigerator and hairdryer. To guarantee our guests’ safety, all rooms have electronic swipe cards and smoke detectors. ... more   less 
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