We stayed in the Hotel Unio for 5 nights and got a really good deal. The location is excellent being only a 2 min walk to the nearest tram stop and an easy walk to the really good restaurants in Listz Ferenc Ter (really buzzing vibe and around 10 restaurants either side of a garden/park with outside seating). The hotel has a definite "Eastern European" feel to it (though the Hungarians preferred to be thought of as "Central" rather than "Eastern"!). It is quite dated and the rooms are basic. The photos show nice looking bathrooms but ths is mainly due to the tiles! The showers are really basic with small, plastic cubicles. Our's had a 3/4" hole near the bottom of a panel and the water escaped onto the floor. We reported this on the first day but it was never repaired, I would have done it myself if I had some silicone sealant! it was very hot during our trip, with an avergae temp of 31C rising to 36C on one day. There is an Aircon control panel on the wall but even on full blast, the temp never dropped below 27C during the night! I complained every day, first being told that it would be turned on the next day then that the engineer had not turned up and would not come at the weekend. In the end, I got a 10% discount on the original price and two sheets instead of the quilts! Going by other reviews, I strongly suspect that the hotel actually only has a central ventilaiton system with no aircon units. Our room faced a "courtyard" i.e. the middle of the building with residential apartments on each side. This enable us to keep the windows open without getting the noise from the street. The TV only had Hungarian, German and Russian speaking channels, no big deal as we were hardly in but it would be nice to have one English speaking channel for the news. The breakfast was awful, the worst I have encountered anywhere. In addition to the poor quality meats, cheeses, yoghurt, cheap and nasty hot dogs and discoloured scrambled egg, they serve leftovers from their evening buffet e.g. re-heated fried chicken and chips, meatballs and goulash! Even the fruit juice was poor quality and the "butter" was cheap and nasty margarine. We went for the first two mornings and had bread and honey then binned it and got pastries from a local bakery after that. One of the receptionists asked what we were doing that day and when we told him our plans, he said "I have a better idea" and then tried to sell us a tour! On another day, when I asked him about the public transport company's boat service on the Danube, he said it did not exist and then tried to sell me a boat tour! Wrong - their is a public transport boat, which as a resident, I would have expected the receptionist to be aware of. To summarise, use the Unio if you want a reasonably priced, basic hotel near good transport and local restaurants but try bargaining, I got 5-nights for £193.00 incl the 10% discount for lack of aircon!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- City Hotel Unio*** superior enjoys a magical location in the centre of Budapest about one minute from the Grteat Boulevard. The hotel has 52 large, comfortable rooms with equipment and furniture exeeding the level of three-star hotels.Thought the rooms' furniture with its classical style recall the past, all the comfort of the modern world can be found here. All the rooms are equipped with privat bath. We offer our special rooms with parquet for allergic guests. In the restaurant of our hotel we offer you a rich buffet table both for lunch and dinner. Try our "all you can eat" possibilities at a reasonable, limited price.Our Dinana rooms and the function rooms are excellent for holdong family-or business meetings, conferences and trainings. ... more less
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