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Atlas City Hotel
Ranked #243 of 333 Hotels in Budapest
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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“Horrible - not worth the money”
Reviewed 1 April 2013

I visited this hotel on a college trip with 20 students and 3 teachers. We paid roughly £350 for 3 nights. The hotel was horrible. The staff were fine but we only saw about 3 members of staff the whole time we were there.
Firstly the hotel is in a rough neighbourhood and even our tour guide on the first day (who was born in budapest) told us to not go out on our own or in small groups at night because the street was dangerous. We encountered many drunk/homeless people living on the side of the street.
The reception was fine but the bar was extremely small even though the drinks were very cheap. We paid for bed and breakfast but we only went to breakfast on the first day as it was so poor. There was minimal cooked breakfast and mainly just bread and butter as there was no toaster to make toast. The orange/apple juice machine was completely empty and only dispensed left over water so the remaining three mornings we went to the tesco down the road and bought breakfast from there. The rooms were small but our view was horrible, just run down high rise buildings. The bed's weren't comfy and the sheets didn't smell particularly nice either. The bathroom was better but the shower was broken as you could not turn it on without it spraying out of the door and soaking the floor every morning. But the shower/toilet/sink were good quality. The hallways were lit by motion sensor lighting which very often was turned off so you had to find a light switch or try to get into your room in the dark. The corridors/landings were often filled with groups of students staying up late, which was fine because we were one of them but for other people staying here I can imagine this is horrible. The stairways were never lit either so it was quite scary walking up flights of stairs in the dark. Overall the hotel was horrible and had I not been with my friends I would have hated this, if i went with my family or on a trip outside of college I would have been horrified to stay in these conditions.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 April 2013 via mobile

The hotel is situated on a street not so nice, but at the same time around the corner from cafe New York. The breakfast at the hotel is scarce, the staff are very helpful, the hotel in itself could do with some refurbishing, but considering the price it was fine for 3 nights.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 March 2013

I enjoyed my stay at this hotel very much. It just happened to coincide with the comings and goings of groups of French, Italian and German students, making the atmosphere in the lobby and dining room very vibrant and cosmopolitan. My room was fine, up in the attic at the top of the hotel, away from the youngsters who were accommodated on the lower floors. Consequently, there were no noise issues. The room, itself, was quite basic, yet spacious, and cosily heated, just as well since the temperatures outside were unseasoably low. I slept well. The shower and hot water supply were, likewise, spot on. As for the complimentary breakfast, it was copious and varied, catering for a variety of Continental pallets. The free lobby wifi, which was intermittently fast and slow, depending on the numbers using it at the time, was an added bonus. True, the hotel's location was somewhat jaded and there were numbers of street people in the vicinity awaiting the daily soup kitchen up the road. Yet, they never once bothered me and I never felt threatened while walking out and about, although I did not venture onto the streets after dark. My only real gripe was the cleanliness of the room when I checked in. Admittedly, it could have done with a spring clean. Overall, I received good value for money, made more enjoyable by the pleasant staff. Thank you.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 19 March 2013

I stayed here in a group with 9 lads for a stag do. The hotel had clean basic rooms, comfy beds and a mini bar in the room. It was located in a quite rough area with not much around just a few small local bars and shops such as tesco express so a taxi was needed to main bars and nightlife. The breakfast was basic continental and was included in the price of the room. The hotel staff were friendly but check out was slow. It was a good hotel for what we needed. We all had a excellent time while we stayed in Budapest.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Latina, Italy
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Reviewed 12 March 2013

For what you can expect at these very reasonable prices you can't be disappointed with atlast city, it was clean, reasonably near the city centre and had good service. The cleaning lady threw away my receipt for the return taxi and the hotel instantly offered to book and pay for a new one which was excellent. The breakfast was to a good standard. Absolutely no complaints.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 March 2013

I recently stayed at this very friendly hotel, it's the perfect location to get about , and use as a base.
The room was nice and warm, clean bedding and bathrooms, the only thing that let me down was the breakfast, which wasn't to choose from and the tea & coffee went cold quickly.
But definitely go back again

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Portsmouth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2013

Its a little unfair to complain about this hotel considering the prices. If you want luxury, then easy, go elsewhere and pay more.
Yes the hotel is in a run down area and there are a fair few homeless people wandering around(Budapest has thousands anyway) but as you would do in anywhere you are not familiar with be aware.I stayed for 3 days and never once did I feel worried or threatened by the locals in the area which is pretty clean, they don't speak to or pester you. Incidentally the hotel can't help its location, but that's why prices are low.
Rooms are basic, but clean and warm with comfy beds and breakfast is OK.Not a big selection, but if you want more then you have to go elsewhere, put your hand in your pocket and part with some cash. Simple !!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Atlas City Hotel
Address: Nepszinhaz utca 39 - 41, Budapest 1081, Hungary
Region: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #243 of 333 Hotels in Budapest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Atlas City Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 136
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The three-star Atlas City Hotel is located in Budapest city centre, adjacent to the Grand Boulevard, only 600m away from Blaha Lujza M2 red metro station and a 15-minute walk from Keleti Pályaudvar, international railway station, near pubs, restaurants and popular public areas. Atlas City Hotel’s spacious, well-equipped rooms, all with adjustable air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms, are ideal for individual travellers, groups and business travellers alike. There are non-smoking rooms. The hotel has enclosed secure parking facilities for guests arriving by car. The popularity of the Atlas City Hotel is due to the highest level of service, homely atmosphere, central location in Budapest, as well as our competitive prices. The staff’s goal is to satisfy our guests’ needs and we sincerely hope to win your approval, and welcome you at the Atlas City Hotel Budapest in the near future. ... more   less 
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