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“great location, nice atmoshere”
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Leo Panzio Hotel
Ranked #122 of 334 Hotels in Budapest
Reviewed 13 June 2012

We chose this hotel for its unbeatable location almost in front of the Gellert Hill in Budapest, next to Elisabeth's bridge. It is located at one of the main streets of the city, so you might want to remember that you will need to use the air conditioning most of the time. Windows are very good and they block the noise but when you open them the noise is very very loud.
The hotel itself is located in an old building when the locals live. The hotel (14 rooms) occupy the third floor of the building. The floors are very high - I'd say about 3,5 meters high. You will need to use an old elevator to get there. There are not many such elevators still left in old buildings.
The rooms are spacious and equipped with new furniture. There is an old TV set, and almost only with Hungarian channels (only CNN in English and no channel to watch the Euro 2012 matches). There is also a mini bar/small fridge.
Just opposite the hotel you will find a 24-hour shop (Match) with food and drinks but remember that in Hungary the sale of alcoholic drinks in markets/shops is forbidden between 10 pm and 6 am (as in Spain).
Breakfast is basic, nothing hot to eat except toasts :-) You can choose between cereal, muesli, one type of saussage, cheese, some tomatoes and peppers, jam and Nutella (also coffee, tea and juices included).
All in all we enjoyed our stay. From Leo Panzio you can reach many places on foot, and the metro station "Ferenciek ter" is just under the building :-)

Room Tip: Only rooms 1 and 7 do not face the street and are quieter.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

We have stayed here several times and are always satisfied. The staff is very helpful. The facility is very clean. After you get use to the entrance it is great.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 January 2012

Outside does not reflect its interior. Inside is renovated and clean. Good breakfast. Helpful staff but straight-faced. Metro station and commercial boulevard very close. Also close to Danube river. Budapest is a must place to visit.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank CesarCaracas
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Reviewed 18 December 2011

We were a bit confused at the entrance - I was glad I remembered a Tripadvisor reviewer who explained how to access the hotel from the street, press the door entry button at two different doors then up a few stairs to the lift. Great location for the main shopping street, the river and the bridges. Staff were very good indeed, we worried about not speaking any Hungarian but all the reception staff spoke excellent English. A nice touch was they asked us when we were going out if we had any questions or wanted to know where anywhere was. Breakfast was good continental farre, often replenished and seved with speed and courtesy. Rooms, whilst a bit small, were warm (my visit was in December), spotlessly clean with a good bathroom - great shower and traffic noise not too bad. Now if the police could only silence their siriens after midnight and before 7am it would have been perfect.

Room Tip: Ask for a large double room.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Joyce H
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Reviewed 10 November 2011

OK, so the entrance is tricky the first time around and so is the fantasticly old elevator but once all is mastered, the rest is fine. After all, it doesn't profess to be the Hilton. Signs on the street level are more than adequate to find the hotel entrance. After finding the code number on the list by the street door and again just inside, it's up a couple of steps to the very antique elevator which has it's quirks as well. Don't touch the inner wooden doors to get out till it has fully stopped or you are trapped. Anyway, the hotel/pension itself is just fine--great guy at the desk who seems to be there morning to night. Comfortable room with double windows so no noise from the busy street below. Simple bathroom with shower and wc--only small soaps, no shampoo or lotion. Breakfast was also simple with a nice woman keeping the buffet supplied..
The best part was the location for walking to the main part of town, the river or the central market as well as the bus across the street (purchase tickets at a newsstand) to the central rail station. We were certainly satisfied with this choice feeling we were really in the old world of Budapest.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Goldig
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Reviewed 7 November 2011

The Leo Panzio hotel is centrally located, only 2 minutes walking from the main Vaci street.

In front of the hotel you have a metro station + a supermarket ('Match') that is open 24/7.

There are a lot of signs directing to the hotel on the outside. The fact that you need to pass 2 doors with a code that you receive from the hotel makes it really safe & secure.

The room was very clean, the bed was extremely comfortable!

The breakfast was good (fruits, some vegetables, cornflake, juice, but no eggs).

And the price was very good (6 Euros less than 'booking.com' if you order directly through the hotel's site).

The window is thick enough to block the noise from the street.

I will definitely come back to this hotel, next time in Budapest!

Room Tip: Choose room 5/8/10 if you can, since you will get a small balcony.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 October 2011

You are wondering if you really are right when you enter through the door and second door (both with buzzer locks) and find yourself in a very worn down (old and charming -yes) hallway entrance and an elevator from 1900 cold and then have to walk on a outside walkway ower a rough inner yard - finally you are inside the hotels premises and it looks ok , but when inside the room - the noice from the street and size of the room?
No way that this could get an 9,6 on booking.com from me anyway.
Still ok but really this website has done a fraud on pictures and reviews...
Cannot be. I

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled on business
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2  Thank ChristoferH
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Additional Information about Leo Panzio Hotel

Address: Kossuth Lajos utca 2/A, Budapest 1053, Hungary
Region: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District V / Inner City , Belváros-Lipótváros
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #122 of 334 Hotels in Budapest
Price Range: £55 - £226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Leo Panzio Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The LEO Boutique Hotel enjoys a fantastic location in downtown Budapest in the heart of the business and shopping area. The Hotel is equally suitable for businessmen and tourists looking for central location and elegant furnished rooms. The hotel is close to Vaci utca, the main luxury shopping street, where upscale stores, romantic restaurants, and many old historical buildings can be found. The CORSO (promenade) on the bank of the Danube is a two minute walk. The ships and buses also leave from there. ... more   less 
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