Booked this hotel via Trip Advisor comments due to the Intercontinental (on the Danube) not being available at prices stated on front page (hate that). Signed in and were taken to a large smoking room on 1st floor at the rear of the hotel facing the rear street. When we staed that we were non-smokers, the porter imediatley phoned reception and organised for us to view 2 more rooms. We had a look and opted for room 216 with double bed and large bathroom. (al 3 rooms had baths with flexible shower hoses).
The room was superb and very quite as it was on the inside of the hotel facing towards a small open area (McDonalds side) allowing liight in through the windows and cran-your your head out the wind you could get a limited view of the sky. Bedroom and Bathroom windows could be opened. and could be set for limited top opening if required to air the room.
There was a thermostatic control for heating which worked as expected, bed seemed to be about a queen size with individual duvets giving both of us the ability to not disturb the other by pulling the covers. Pillows were plump and held thier shape, bed was moderate in cushining, TV was older model (not flat screen - neither in other 2 rooms) and had about 18 Channels, BBC world, Music Video, Italian, French, German (main Channels). Mini bar was present and fully stocked. Side tables each side of the bed with drawer. Cupboard had about 10 hangers as well as 4 open shelves.
Room Cleanliness was excellent and bed was remade everyday, towles replaced as per your requirements - rehang or leave on floor. Bath and shower gel along with real soap in bathroom. Hair dryer in bathroom, separate bidet and toilet.
Staff were very helpful when questioned on local sights and services.
Breakfast was a tipical european mix of hot and cold drinks/food (extra for fresh squeezed orange juice - but well worth it). Meats, eggs - soft boiled/scrambled, fruits, yoghurt, cereal, buns and bread with normal 4 berth toaster. Juice was more squash than juice, tea/cofee.
Hotel is ideally located that you can get to most of the city within a 10-15 minute walk, and the main shopping precinct starts 3 blocks down towards the river (5 mins) and this gives excellent view of the bridge nearest the monument on the hill to the near left and the chain bridge/castle towards the right. Astoria metro is literally out the front door (but you do not get any sound/vibrations in the hotel at all)
Taxi is now 5800 HUF from Airport to this hotel (you get a ticket from the taxi office near the head of the taxi que which gives you the taxi number and then you pay on arrival at destination). Takes about 25 mins each way.
Excellent hotel and would easily recommend - gives old world feel with up to date comforts.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fancy staying in a hotel with classic styling and a rich history right at the heart of Budapest? The legendary Hotel Astoria Budapest opened in 1914 as one of the city’s most elegant hotels, and – over a century later – it stays true to that original character. Guests have always been attracted by its sublime fin-de-siècle architecture and comfortable rooms. And its location: a 10-minute walk from prime attractions like the Hungarian National Museum, the Great Synagogue (the largest in Europe), the Danube promenade and the famous Váci Street. Furthermore, if you want to venture further, the metro station and tram line are just a few steps away. Looking for an event venue? The 4-star hotel – with its unique atmosphere – is the perfect choice for professional meetings, social gatherings and weddings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Danubius Hotel Budapest