I have stayed in this hotel on two occasions now and due to go back Nov 11th 2010 for 4 nights. Last time I stayed I would say the hotel would have benefited from some financial love and care. Many reviewers have commented on the unfriendlyness and rudeness of the spa staff. This is 100% accurate but the hotel staff are all brilliant, as are the reservations staff.
The hotel is huge and hugely old fashioned but the building is steeped in history and I would hate for all hotels to be chic and boutique. This is neither chic or boutique, it's UNIQUE and that is often better, much better.
Today I asked for my room that I have booked for Nov 11th to be upgraded as I wanted to suprise my friend. I ended up being the one who was suprised as twin rooms are not upgradeable - only doubles can be upgraded. As a single girl who likes tro travel frequently with friends, I am absolutely fed up to the back teeth with hotels who only have basic twin rooms but luscious doubles. I have lost count of how many times I have asked different hotels if their suites are availble for twin occupancy instead of double and they never are. U N A C C E P T A B L E.
I am looking forward to staying in this hotel again and advise others to take the poor reviews with a pinch of salt. Refurbishing a hotel of this size would cost many, many millions and its just fine the way it is. Whilst I love staying in chic hotels as much as the next person, unique beats chic at this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Art Nouveau style Danubius Hotel Gellert first opened its doors in 1918, and has long been an iconic Budapest landmark that has even featured in Hollywood films. Its stately building, at the foot of the Gellert hill, also houses the world-famous Gellert Baths, which include an outdoor pool with the original wave-generating device installed in 1927. Over the years, some famous names have stayed at the Gellert – including American presidents and European royalty – and the hotel retains the elegant atmosphere of a bygone age. Guests can enjoy superb cuisine at the Panorama Restaurant or Gellert Brasserie, and take advantage of wellness treatments and medical programmes at the adjacent Gellert Baths. Furthermore, the hotel is the perfect base for exploring, located next to one of Budapest’s most beautiful bridges and a short walk from Pest’s Great Market Hall and shopping streets. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Danubius Hotel Budapest
- Hotel Gellert Budapest