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Danubius Hotel Astoria City Center
Ranked #49 of 336 Hotels in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Astoria Hotel was built in 1914 and it still has the old world charm in the lobby and in the restaurant and cafe. It is a shame that the rooms are maintained as well as the groundfloor. The furniture is a copy of the american white age hotel times. I was satisfied with the cleanliness and the service at all part. WIFI is free and this brings the five points to the hotel. I had a delicious breakfast however the stafff is not well organized. They were always busy with filling the fresh food and did not heve time for the guests requests. I can recommend this hotel to the tourist with no special enquieries. My favourite experience was the bell boys friendly attitude.

Room Tip: Rooms face the side street are small but quiet
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
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1  Thank KateVorin
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AstoriaBudapest, Front Office Manager at Danubius Hotel Astoria City Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2014

Dear KateVorin,

Happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and wrote such a nice review on TripAdvisor.
It is always a pleasure to know when our efforts are appreciated and remembered.
Your nice comments will be forwarded to the Team; we are all pleased that you were satisfied with the bell boys and with the clenliness of your room as well.
We very much appreciate your feedback and it is our hope that we will have the oppurtunity to accommodate you in the hotel again.

Kindest egards,
Laszlo Zsida
Front Office Manager

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Reviewed 9 July 2014

We spent five nights in Astoria, in the Fifts District (center of the town).
Our room no. 611 was on the sixt floor, well isolated from the noise of the street,so we enjoyed quiet nights or afternoons. Also has good acustical insulation.
WiFi distributed in the room as well as al overl the Hotel.
Good breakfest with traditional Hungarian dishes.
Staf very helpful and polite.
Recomended to all visitors of this beautyful town.

Room Tip: Inner room in high floor is the best choice
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank amn987
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AstoriaBudapest, Front Office Manager at Danubius Hotel Astoria City Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2014

Dear amn987,

Thank you for you very positive feedback about our hotel.
It was an honor for us to accommodate such a celebrated star like you and we did our utmost to make your stay a most enjoyable one.
I hope you and your parents will choose us next time you visit Budapest.

Kindest regards,
Laszlo Zsida
Front Offiec Manager

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Reviewed 4 July 2014

We stayed here for three nights. Our original room had a horrible stench...we had to move rooms. Overall, the hotel is in desperate desperate need of renovations. The furniture is outdated. The bedding looks decades old. The bathrooms are small and also in need of some updating. Wifi is only available in the lobby area unless you purchase use for your room...we did, and it was unreliable. The breakfast buffet was fair. Because the hotel is the oldest in the city, a nice renovation would make it a great place to stay.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Erika C
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AstoriaBudapest, Front Office Manager at Danubius Hotel Astoria City Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2014

Dear Erika C.,

Thank you for taking the time to write us about your stay at our hotel.
I am most disappointed that the hotel’s ambience and maintenance level did not meet your expectations, please allow me to express my sincerest apologies.
It would be a big help if you could mail me the details of your stay so we could fix the technical problems you experienced.
Thank you again for calling our attention for the neccessary improvements and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to show you our smarter kind of hospitality.

Best regards,
Laszlo Zsida
Front Office Manager

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Reviewed 3 July 2014

This trip was actually August 2009 but I sent quite a few past clients here in the following 3 years to my trip. This historical hotel is very centrally located in Pest with a Metro station literally outside the side door and shares the same name. The multi-lingual staff was very helpful and friendly. The décor of the lobby/bar/restaurant was quite charming. The buffet breakfast was quite abundant offering a wide variety of items not typically found in the morning such as a rich stew of meat with paprika served over noodles, cabbage strudel and slices of various tortes from Gundel Restaurant. You will certainly NOT go hungry. From this hotel you are within a short walk to the Synagogue and only 10-15 min. walk from the incredible Vásárcsarnok, the great indoor market occupying a whole city block on 3 floors, adjacent to the Szabadsághíd (Independence Bridge). My favorite restaurant, Alfődi Kisvendéglő, is only a few blocks away on Kecskeméti utca

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Jason Y
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AstoriaBudapest, Front Office Manager at Danubius Hotel Astoria City Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2014

Dear Jason Y,

Thank you for leaving this very positive review from 2009 about your stay.
The main attractions are still very close to the hotel and we offer a rich variety of delicious cakes in our Cafe Astoria Restaurant. Gundel Restaurant is a member of the Danubius Hotels Chain, we have its specialities as well.
I look forward to your next visit and hope you will choose us again.

Kind regards,
Laszlo Zsida
Front Office Manager

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Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

We very much enjoyed our short break at the Astoria. It is an impeccably clean, centrally located hotel with an old world thirties charm. I would not hesitate to recommend the hotel to anyone travelling to Budapest.

Rooms: we booked an ordinary double, which was very clean, large and well appointed. We were on the first floor with a lovely balcony looking out over the Main Street. The double glazing is very effective: although we were on the main road, we were not disturbed by any noise. Note the one downside, which is that there are no tea or coffee making facilities in the room. However, breakfast is served from seven and the hotel is so central that it is easy to nip out for a coffee at any time.

Staff: English speaking, rather reserved but perfectly helpful.

Food: we did not have dinner at the hotel, but did have breakfast both days. There is a very wide selection of hot and cold food. I thought the cold selection was best: melon, fruit, nuts, cheese, cold meat, cereals, rolls, desserts etc. I found the hot selection rather odd (including, as it did, cooked vegetables). The hotel clearly caters for a wide variety of tastes and cultures. My husband, a vegetarian, had no problem with the choice on offer.

Location: I thought the location was great. The hotel is right opposite a tram stop and a short walk to a stop for the Red tour buses. Budapest has a fabulous public transport system (it could teach London a thing or two...). We used the trams a lot. You must buy a ticket before you board, so either buy a Budapest card or make sure you buy a book of tickets from a newsstand (and validate the ticket once on board). We used the metro too during our stay. All very easy.

Sightseeing: Central Market Hall is easy walking distance. As is Gellert spa and the cave church (across the river). Embarkation points for the Danube river cruises are also easy walking distance. Most of the top visitor attractions (Parliament, Buda castle, Fisherman's bastion, Heroe's square and the museums) are a longer walk or a public transport ride or two away. We enjoyed walking around and getting to know the city.

Conclusion: this is one of the best value hotels I have ever stayed in.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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AstoriaBudapest, Front Office Manager at Danubius Hotel Astoria City Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2014

Dear Veracal,

Thank you most sincerely for your excellent feedback about our Danubius Hotel Astoria.
Your description has so many important details for the Budapest travellers that it can be used as a guidebook information. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that the breakfast, the room and first of all, the staff was at your liking. Our aim is to provide a friendly and guest focused service at all time.
Thank you once more and I look forward to welcoming you back soon .

Kindest regards,
Laszlo Zsida
Front Office Manager

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Reviewed 28 June 2014

This is a nice hotel for a short break. Its a ten minute walk from the Grand central market and Liberty Bridge. Its also close to various restaurants and the main square with nice shops. Its very close to the synagogue. The hotel is very clean, the staff are all friendly. I did not try the hotel breakfast as I wanted to eat in local cafes. There is free wifi in the lobby. Complimentary tea/coffee with a croissant is offered (but no one told us this- I found this out on the last day). Overall a great stay at this hotel.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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AstoriaBudapest, Front Office Manager at Danubius Hotel Astoria City Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2014

Dear AnjuH71,

Thank you very much for your positive review.
We are glad that you had an enjoyable stay in Budapest and you were satisfied with the hotel services. We have free WIFI from the fist of July at all areas of the hotel.
We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back to Danubisu Hotel Astoria.

Kind regards,
Laszlo Zsida
Front Ofice Manager

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Reviewed 28 June 2014

We have just returned from a very enjoyable four nights at the Astoria.We chose the hotel because it was Hungarian and sounded interesting. It was full of old world charm with amazing chandeliers in the restaurant, enormous comfortable bedrooms and large modern bathrooms. There was an excellent variety of hot and cold food for breakfast, including delicious cakes and the staff were attentive and helpful. The hotel is in a very good position, close to bars, restaurants and shops and five minutes walk from the RiverDanube. Trams and the underground metro stop right outside the hotel which is very convenient for travelling around the city .

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Thank bridgetandken
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AstoriaBudapest, Front Office Manager at Danubius Hotel Astoria City Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2014

Dear bridgetandken,

Thank you very much for staying with us and thank you for your lovely review.
I am delighted that you had such an enjoyable stay in Budapest and you loved the old world charm of the hotel, your comfortable room and the excellent variety of the breakfast. I will ensure that your feedback is passed on to all of the team.
Thank you again and hopefully we will have the pleasure to welcoming you back soon to our beautiful city.

Kindest Regards,
Laszlo Zsida
Front Office Manager

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Address: Kossuth Lajos utca 19-21, Budapest 1053, Hungary
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Region: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District V / Inner City , Belváros-Lipótváros
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#36 Luxury Hotel in Budapest
#43 Business Hotel in Budapest
#45 Romantic Hotel in Budapest
Price Range: £49 - £115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Danubius Hotel Astoria City Center 4*
Number of rooms: 138
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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