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Hotel Erzsebet City Center
Ranked #71 of 336 Hotels in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 April 2014

Thanks to its perfect location in the city center, I did not have to use the public transport during my 4-day stay in Budapest. You can take a ten-minute walk to get to the Danube and find a boat cruise, or find tens of shops to buy souvenirs, or even tens of restuarants to grab a bite.

Receptionists were helpful. You can find many choices for day trips at the reception. Wifi is only available for free in the lobby but not in the rooms.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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AstoriaBudapest, Front Office Manager at Hotel Erzsebet City Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2014

Dear Lina S,

Thank you for your generous feeback posted on TripAdvisor regarding your stay at Hotel Erzsébet City Center. I am most pleased to read that you had an ejoyable time with us. Thank you for sharing us what we need to improve in. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future with free wifi in the rooms as well.

Very truly yours,
Balázs Réti
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

This hotel is nothing special or fancy, but it is perfect for a city break in Budapest. It is perfectly located to walk everywhere (we were there for 5 days and didn't need to get public transport at all) and we slept fine. Our only qualm with the room was that it was very hot. The air conditioning in the room was minimal and the heating was still on at this time of year (16th - 20th April) and so we had to sleep with wet towels by our bed for when we started shvitzing in the night. The interior is quite dated but perfectly fine and clean. We didn't have much contact with the staff at reception during our stay, but we found one of the men to be extremely rude. He was intentionally unhelpful by not giving us full answers to questions and would not look up from whatever he was doing when he spoke to us. But the other two staff members we met were much nicer and friendlier.

Overall the hotel is spot on, and definitely try the restaurants nearby. We went to Coppola next door, which is an amazing Italian restaurant, Karpatia down the road which is a great experience with a live band, and just round the corner on the Danube is a Greek restaurant called Dionysos where we had one of the nicest meals we have ever had.

One more thing! The hotel offers a shuttle to the airport, it's a bargain at 2500 forints (about £6.50 I think) but you have to book it 24 hours in advance. It costs a third of what a taxi costs so definitely remember to book it.

I definitely recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: We had a room at the top and it was very quiet and had a beautiful view of Gellert Hill.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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AstoriaBudapest, Front Office Manager at Hotel Erzsebet City Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2014

Dear Jocy 19,

First of all thank you to choosen Hotel Erzsébet City Center! Thank you for your review every feedback is very important for us. Thank you for your nice words about our location and cleanliness. We do hope you will give us a second chance to improve your image of our staff. and your next visit will be even more pleasant.

Your sincerely,
Balázs Réti
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

I'm on par with most of the other reviews. If you are a light sleeper, this might not be the hotel for you. Although out of 3 nights on Easter week end there was only 1 night where there were some spirited singing on the street that was quite loud and difficult to sleep through on the third floor.

However, the location is close to almost everything, including two metro stops and some lovely streets close by with tonnes of bars and restaurants. The hotel's street itself is actually pretty quiet, its only when you get lost spirited souls singing on the street that you would hear anything.

The pillows were awful, I realise is subjective. The beds were huge and mattresses comfortable but the pillow long and narrow and while it looked nice and flluffy to start, your head sunk basically to the bottom and it was hard to keep fluffed.

But I still rate this hotel pretty high because of the value for money is quite high. Location really is excellent.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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AstoriaBudapest, Front Office Manager at Hotel Erzsebet City Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2014

Dear Worldcitizeninrome,

Thank you to publish your impression from our Hotel Erzsébet City Center, every feedback is very important for us. I am glad you found the value for money in our hotel quite high. Thank you for shearing us what we need to improve in, because we strive to improve the quality of our services.

Your sincerely,
Balázs Réti
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

this hotel is close to everything in downtown Budapest. The staff was lovely, the rooms comfortable and the neighborhood quiet and nice.. The breakfast was outstanding and of a great variety. I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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AstoriaBudapest, Front Office Manager at Hotel Erzsebet City Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2014

Dear Joegrink,

Thank you very much for this lovely feedback.
We are all happy that you gave us the maximum points and we are glad for your recommendation. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff. Thank you once more and we look forward to hosting you next time.

Your Faithfully,
Balázs Réti
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

We stayed at this hotel last April/May, and found it to be perfectly located if you wanted to shop on Vaci Street, as well as being close to the Great Covered market of Budapest.
Our room was clean, we had AC, and WiFi was free, but you had to go to the lobby. The staff was very helpful with getting taxi, car rental company info. and all sorts of other info on restaurants, shopping, tours etc. Several of the staff spoke English very well. *We actually stayed here when we arrived in Hungary as well as just before we left to return home.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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AstoriaBudapest, Front Office Manager at Hotel Erzsebet City Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2014

Dear Zolt67,

Thank you to choosen Hotel Erzsébet City Center!
I was delighted to read your very good remarks about our Hotel. Thank you for your nice words about us: staff, services and locality. I truly hope we will have the pleasure of seeing you back soon.

Best regards,
Balázs Réti
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

The hotel is situated at the edge of Pest city center, which makes everything at walking distance.

The hotel has a slightly outdated interior, but is clean and well maintained. Staff is friendly and helpful but not too friendly (which looks more like a characteristic of the Hungarians than of the specific persons).

The bathroom is rather spartan, and given the fact that I was accompanying a wheelchair-bound person, rather a challenge. But, if you plan to spend as little time in your hotel as possible, and prefer clean over luxurious, this is definitely a good option.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank jjdrabbe
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AstoriaBudapest, Front Office Manager at Hotel Erzsebet City Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2014

Dear Jjdrabbe,

Thank you for your review, every feedback is really important for us, and thank you for sharing us what we need to improve in. Unfortunately, the building is structurally failed to convert and we do not have disabled rooms.

Your faithfully,
Balázs Réti
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

This is a lovely hotel in a very central location for the metro, buses, etc. Very helpful friendly staff and wonderful breakfasts. The Hungarian restaurant Karpatia, just 100 yards from the hotel, is well worth a visit especially when they have a Hungarian group playing authentic Hungarian music - wonderful ambience.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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AstoriaBudapest, Front Office Manager at Hotel Erzsebet City Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2014

Dear Kath C,

Thank you to share all your excellent opinion about the Hotel Erzsébet City Center.
I look forward to hopefully welcoming you back again soon in our hotel located int he heart of Budapest.

Kindest regards,
Balázs Réti
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Additional Information about Hotel Erzsebet City Center

Address: Karolyi utca 11-15, Budapest 1053, Hungary
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Region: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District V / Inner City
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#40 Family Hotel in Budapest
#62 Business Hotel in Budapest
#68 Romantic Hotel in Budapest
Price Range: £34 - £103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Erzsebet City Center 3.5*
Number of rooms: 123
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A stylish hotel near Budapest’s fashion street Whether you plan to do some sightseeing, browse the shops or go out for a special meal, Hotel Erzsébet is a great starting point. This modern, atmospheric hotel – occupying a recently pedestrianised street in the city centre - is popular among both business travellers and tourists exploring Budapest. It’s situated in the middle of bustling District 5, which is the capital’s business, commercial and cultural heartland. Váci utca, Budapest’s most famous shopping street, is only a few steps away, and it’s not much further to the Danube Promenade and the legendary Great Market Hall. This neighbourhood is full of sights to see, shops, cafés and excellent restaurants. Numerous buses stop nearby, and the M3, M2 and M4 Metro lines are also within easy reach. ... more   less 
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