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“Perfect base for seeing Budapest”
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City Hotel Matyas
Ranked #134 of 334 Hotels in Budapest
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“Perfect base for seeing Budapest”
Reviewed 7 February 2012

I actually liked the entrance to the hotel - was somewhat cool. Staff are exceptionally helpful and friendly. Rooms are basic but no more or no less than you need anyway - it was clean but maybe starting to feel a little tired. Wifi is awful, but free access to PC in lobby. Breakfast in the restaurant is interesting - odd style to the restaurant, and for the equivalent of £6 no real complaints. Location is what makes it a real win though - simplakert, ny cafe, rudas baths, raduy gourmet st, chain bridge etc all easily in throwing distance and the other major sites not far from that.
An excellent stay in Budapest

  • Stayed February 2012
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Tallinn, Estonia
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

We were somewhat discouraged by the entrance to the hotel as it looked more like a hostel than a hotel. Also the way to the rooms (we were at the courtyard side on the 2-nd floor) was interesting. But our room 210 was clean, bathroom nice and clean, nice towels. No smells in our room which seems to be a problem by some reviewers. Our room also looked relatively freshly painted. Maybe also helps that you can’t smoke any more in the rooms as on January 1-st. We had a fridge but it was broken. Beds were small but quite comfortable. We had no wi-fi in the room and could not get a wi-fi in the lobby either. Only some rooms have air-conditioning, ours did not and I can see, how it could be a problem in summer. We were very happy with the reception desk as they all were very helpful. Breakfast was good, I would even say that very good for a 3 star hotel. Plenty of choices and surprisingly good coffee. It is not a hotel you would want to spend some time in but it is good place if you only need a clean bed in very good location.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed 24 January 2012

In communist times it was the prime hotel and restaurant for first class guests; now it is stinky and ridiculous remembrance of those days

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 January 2012

Stayed here with my daughter in January 2012. This hotel represents excellent value, its location right near the Elizabeth bridge could not be bettered, all attractions are within walking distance.
The entrance is a bit off-putting but reception area is fine and rooms are large, warm, spacious, very clean and comfortable. i requested a room with river view on checking in and was given one with balcony overlooking Danube at no extra cost. Bathroom was clean and there was ample hot water.
The restaurant/breakfast area was absolutely fascinating. Breakfast was fine although coffee was a bit disappointing.
Excellent places to eat near by, try the "100 Year Old Restaurant" actually much older and with very talented violinist, double bass and key board. Food was superb. This restaurant is just off the Vaci Utca. Also try Amstell River Cafe, very good, filling, tasty meals, friendly atmosphere, cosy, open till midnight, on Parizi St, off Vaci Utca. The Cafe Central is also excellent although a little more pricy.
Would have tried the hotel restaurant if we were there for longer.
Would certainly return to this hotel.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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St. Croix
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Reviewed 20 January 2012

I almost wept when we entered the lobby area, thought I shouldn't have prepaid. They let me see 5 rooms before I was satisfied. Our room was on the 3rd floor away from the street noise. The room was spotless and comfortable. The breakfast was okay and was like 7euros.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Alexandria, Egypt
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Reviewed 14 January 2012

Easy check in. Not the most welcoming receptionist, but fine. Bargaining reduced the price 10 Euros. The room was fine; clean and spacious. Remarkable dining room (the best aspect of the hotel).

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 8 January 2012

If you are looking for "honey for the money" hotel, well this is the one for you. Nothing fancy, just a simple hotel in a perfect safe location with a affordable price tag. One thing I must stress out, well actually few, small elevator (two skinny people could barely fit), also there is some serious stairs!!! Front entrance is all stairs ( no elevator in that area) so if u have heavy bags, you are going to drag them all the way to the top. Besides that, hotel is clean, perfectly located to the touristy spots, beds are very small, one computer in the lobby with internet access. Once again nothing fancy, simple hotel.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Property: City Hotel Matyas
Address: Marcius 15. ter 7 - 8, Budapest 1056, Hungary
Region: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District V / Inner City
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #134 of 334 Hotels in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — City Hotel Matyas 3*
Number of rooms: 85
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The City Hotel Matyas is located in the heart of the downtown just 50 meters from the famous Vaci Street, with its most exclusive shops and restaurants. The monument building hotel has 85 modern rooms; some of which have a fascinating panoramic Danube and Buda Castle view, guaranteeing an unforgettable stay in Budapest. The buffet breakfast for the hotel guests are served in the famous Matyas Pince (Matthias Cellar) Restaurant, where also traditional and international dishes are available for lunch or dinner. The well-equipped rooms ensure a pleasant vacation for individual guests and groups arriving to Budapest on business or leisure. Standard room: each of the comfortable, bright rooms has bathroom with shower. Rooms are fitted with either a double bed or separate twin beds. Average size of rooms: 20 m2. Room fittings: bathroom with shower, telephone, radio, TV with satellite channels, pay-TV, fridge, air-conditioning on request.Other services: hair dryer (upon request), free Internet corner, safe at the reception. ... more   less 
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