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Starlight Suiten Hotel
Ranked #34 of 333 Hotels in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Denver
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“Great location, great service, average room”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

This was a great place to stay, great value. Only downside (which is somewhat to do with the time of year) was that the rooms were unbearably hot. We stayed in mid-October and it was unseasonably warm; however, the hotel had just switched from their AC to Heating - somehow the AC didn't work, and only pumped out hot air. We tried opening the window, but it was too noisy in the evenings as there was a casino near by.

However, aside from that annoyance, everything else about the hotel was fabulous. rooms were huge, service was very helpful, and location couldn't have been better on the pest side. would stay here again as long as I knew i could use the AC or the heat...

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kinga N, Manager at Starlight Suiten Hotel, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
thank you for your words about your holiday in our Starlight Hotel - we feel terribly sorry about the mentioned inconveniences regarding the heating system - these reviews are really important for us because this way we get to know which parts should be changed in the future! Thanks a lot once again :)
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Wroclaw, Poland
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

We were recommended this hotel from a local. It is right next to the Four Seasons - right near the Chain Bridge and St. Stephens Basilica. The location itself was amazing. In such a nice part of town.

The hotel was a great find too. We travel on a budget and prior to arriving looked at the hotel but didn't book until we arrived. We walked in to see if they had rooms available. Our room was amazing! Bigger than our apartment! Full bath, full living room, bar/kitchenette area, and large bedroom. Lots of windows.

No amazing views but for the right price in the right part of town - a nice, clean hotel - it was perfect.

Room and hotel was great. They offer a light breakfast of coffee and bread for free - but they also offer an larger breakfast for a fee. We didn't partake in either but we saw many who did.

The sauna in the basement was nice and private. The gym is basic but at least they have one to offer. Also, we were given free wi-fi but they post a lot about paying for it. Hopefully, it is a sign they are changing their policy on wi-fi - free is always best.

Hands down would recommend this hotel to pretty much anyone and definitely would be back.

Not to mention the ladies who were working the front desk that weekend were so nice and helpful.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kinga N, Manager at Starlight Suiten Hotel, responded to this review, 22 November 2013
we are delighted to read your review; hopefully you will be so satisfied next time as well if you visit us in the near future! Your suggestion about free wifi will be taken into consideration for sure - as guest satisfaction is the most important factor in our hotel :)
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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 19 November 2013 via mobile

So, only best recommendations about this hotel. Modern, superb maintained, clean and convenient. Rooms well designed, microwave, two(!!) tv, safe and etc. One of the best staff that I have ever seen. Smile and helpful.
Placed in five minutes of lazy walk from Dunai riverside and in 2 minutes from Basilica. All things are great.
If I'll have a plan to visit Budapest again, then this is the place where I'll stay.
Thanks to hotel staff :)

Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Kinga N, Manager at Starlight Suiten Hotel, responded to this review, 22 November 2013
thank you so much for the positive feedback; we are really impressed reading your kind comment - this is the best way to inspire the whole hotel staff! I will forward all of them your review :) hope to see you again!
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

Very spacious, well maintained, comfortable modern hotel right behind the Four Seasons.
Staff is professional, friendly and SO helpful. Excellent price compared to any of the surrounding hotels in this safe and prime location. Price also includes a delicious continental breakfast.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Deborah Lau O
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Kinga N, Manager at Starlight Suiten Hotel, responded to this review, 22 November 2013
we are really delighted, that our hotel and services could meet your expectations and your holiday was great in the Hungarian capital! Looking forward to welcoming you in our Starlight Suites soon :)
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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

The suites are big and very well maintained. The Hotel as a whole is modern and very clean.
Chapeau to the hotel-staff - they are all extraordinarily friendly and always eager to help you.
The Hotel-Manager Kinga is polite and friendly to an extent, that I have so far never found anywhere else on my travels around the world. Usually on this level managers tend to be rather held back - not in this case: Mrs. Kinga talks to you in a friendly way and tries to help; even when it´s only with coins for the parking -machine.
This is really essential in the heart of Budapest, where there is metered parking from 8 am to 8 pm.

The Hotel is very close to the Chain-Bridge (1 min to walk) and in the middle of the government-district. We saw the Prime-Minister and his entourage twice.

The only negativ is the expensive parking-lot, that has to be paid per calender-day. So if you arrive this afternoon and leave next day, you have to pay for 2 full days.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Reinhard K
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Kinga N, Manager at Starlight Suiten Hotel, responded to this review, 22 November 2013
Dear Reinhard,
thank you so much for your nice words, especially the personal commendation - you really made my day! Such positive comments give me power to be even better and better day by day :) hope to see you soon!
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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2013

First, the situation was nigh on perfect. If you were to choose a no expense spared, premier quality and location hotel in Budapest, then the Four Seasons Gresham Palace would be in the top three. Looking across an open piazza with grass and trees towards the Castle in Buda, and directly aligned from the entrance with the Chain Bridge, it is the perfect spot, but you only get to appreciate the situation if you have a front of house room, or when you are leaving. Just a few steps down the street to the right of the Four Seasons is this gem of a hotel.
Not quite perfect, but so close as to mean that a five star rating for a hotel of this type and price is justified. My only niggles were concerned with maintenance issues, a curtain ring was unhooked from one of the curtains in our bedroom, and the hinge pin on the freezer door of the refrigerator was broken. Nether affected the utility of the room, and, quite honestly, that was it. The rooms were huge, each roughly 7 metres by 4 metres, with an en suite bathroom off the bedroom. Both had large windows onto the street with very effective double glazing. The lounge had a kitchen area, with sink built into a granite worktop, fridge and microwave, a comfortable 2 seater settee, a low coffee table, and multi channel TV set into a polished wood floor to ceiling built in unit. The reverse of this was in the bedroom, with a second, identical TV. The lounge also had a desk area, with comfortable computer chair, the desk was provided with a lamp, power socket, and international standard internet sockets. The bedroom had a superking sized double bed, with dedside tables, on had a raised area with tall mirror and make up light, and there was more than adequate wardrobe space. Modern, clean, comfortable, and welcoming.
Reception was quickly expedited, the staff all spoke excellent English, were friendly and helpful, and seemed pleased to see us. Chambermaid service was unobtrusive and first class, fresh towels as we requested, fresh bed linen every day, and what we used from the mini bar replaced promptly. We used the mini bar on a couple of accasions, as, unlike most mini bars, the prices were competetive with the local convenience shop. Breakfast was served between 6.30 am and 11.00 am, a far longer time than I have encountered elsewhere, and the quality and variety of breads, pasties, croissant and jams, plus savouries and spreads, was such that we never felt the need for a traditional 'Full English'.
All in all, for the price we paid after a trawl of the internet I doubt better value for money could have been found, although I understand other hotels in Budapest at various levels of luxury offer similar value deals, the Kempinski for one.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kinga N, Manager at Starlight Suiten Hotel, responded to this review, 22 November 2013
first of all thank you so much for getting back to us with a so positive and detailed review full of emotions; we are really happy that you have enjoyed your holiday here and were satisfied with the Starlight Suiten Hotel - it would be a pleasure for us to welcome you in our property soon!
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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

We were on a girly weekend trip at the beginning of October. We booked a triple room and we were pleasantly surprised with the space of the bedroom and the lounge area... enough mirrors for all us to get ready at the same time. The beds were very comfortable, with proper feathered pillows and duvet. The staff were always pleasant and very helpful. The location of this hotel is around the corner from the Four Season hotel, so therefore in a very good part of Budapest. I would definitely go back, but I think after all the good reviews this hotel is getting (deservedly so) its room prices wont be a good as what we orginially paid!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Maria T
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Kinga N, Manager at Starlight Suiten Hotel, responded to this review, 30 October 2013
we are delighted to read that your holiday in our hotel was perfect and you were totally satisfied with the Starlight product and our services - it is the best motivation for all members of the staff! Hopefully you will visit us again!
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Property: Starlight Suiten Hotel
Address: Merleg utca 6, Budapest 1051, Hungary
Region: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District V / Inner City , Belváros-Lipótváros
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#28 Romantic Hotel in Budapest
#40 Business Hotel in Budapest
#43 Family Hotel in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Starlight Suiten Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Starlight Suites Hotel Merleg Budapest! Experience four star luxury in the centre of Budapest. Our hotel is located in the city centre in close vicinity to the Chain Bridge and Szechenyi Square. Famous sights, such as the St. Stephens Basilica, the Hungarian State Opera, and the House of Parliament are within 5 minutes walking distance of the hotel. The easy to reach public transport system will get you to your destination effortlessly, no matter if you are attending a business meeting or are exploring the famous sights the city has to offer. Our spacious 54 suites and apartments offer 4-star comfort and a complete set of business facilities. Take advantage of the hotel's amenities, relax at the hotel bar after a long day or exercise in the gym, which comes complete with a sauna and steam room. If you are travelling by car, take advantage of our parking and valet services. The front desk is staffed around the clock and our friendly team is always ready to assist you. To make your stay as pleasant as possible we offer full concierge services, such as tickets for the public transport system, restaurant reservations, etc. We will be happy to help our guests anytime. ... more   less 
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