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Budapest Museum Central
Ranked #112 of 336 Hotels in Budapest
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

I didn't choose this hotel by myself, I got help from my fiance' s sister who has visited Budapest before. So I didn't know anything what kind of place was waiting for us. But now, I'm forever grateful to my sister-in-law that she choosed just this little hotel for us!

Since I got help to book hotel (straight link to hotels.com where to book), I didn't ever visited in hotels' own web pages, which was a mistake: we had problems to find the place at first since we didn't realized that reception was inside the apartment house at second floor. This is however, very well described in web pages, where are also really straightforward instructions how to find a place and how to get in. Lessons learned: if you choose this hotel, remember to visit their web pages!

Hotel itself is very small, actually it is the smallest hotel I've ever visited. This means ofcourse, that you propably can't book a room there on short notice, but if you manage to get a room there, here is what you get:

- peaceful, cozy place where you can relax and sleep well after long day of of sightseeing
- all the basic things you actually need as traveller: shower, telephone, wired- and wireless internet access
- there is also free tea and coffee available 24/7 at the reception + plus water, soda and beer to buy if needed.
- there is also a small kitchen beside reception equipped with microwave, refrigerator, electric kettle. This was the actual life-saver for us, having a small baby-girl with us. We were able to store her food and milk there, heat it whenever we needed, wash feeding bottles properly etc. If you have small kids, you know how much this kind of thing matter...
- outstanding personnel!

Yes, the absolutely best part was the personnel: I didn't felt that I was a customer, I felt that I was a guest. As a Budapest first-timers, we asked lot of questions like: where to go, how to get there, where is nearest shop that is still open, where we can shop babyfood etc..
We got great tips which truly helped us a lot. What they didn't knew, they googled, and even once when we had quite tricky question about local baby-food, that receptionist didn't knew and couldn't find from google, she called her mother... :) So they are doing honestly everything humanly possible to make their guests visit in Budapest as easy, enjoyable and memorable.

We'll definitely stay there on our next visit to Budapest -If there are just rooms available.

Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 January 2013

We stayed in a room that was a few minutes walk from the hotel. Finding the reception wasn't too much of a hassle, but we spent ages trying to find the actual room, and ended up having to go back to the reception to doublecheck. Not the best start, but overall it is a great place to stay. In fact for the price we paid it was amazing, we had a whirlpool bath, wifi, a kitchenette and breakfast delivered to our room each morning. The breakfast was basic but just what we needed to get us started for a day of site seeing. We would definately stay here again, it would be our first choice.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank skylar09
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Reviewed 19 January 2013

I have stayed at this hotel with my friends and I need to say that it is really a very nice place. Hotel is small, but very cosy. Stuff was very friendly and helpful. the room was very clear and clean. i liked the design of the room. all facilities were working (air conditioner, bath equipment, tv etc), but we didn't have any mini-bar or fridge in our room, but we could use teapot, drink tea/coffee that was offered at the reception.
Also, it may be difficult for you to find he hotel itself, because there is no sign at the street. But it was not a problem for us to find it, we had an adress :)
I would return to this hotel once again.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Nataliya K
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Reviewed 2 January 2013 via mobile

We stayed for 4 nights in one of the suites of museum central. These suites are a 3 minute walk from the hotel. We really enjoyed our stay! The suite had all the facilities you need (refridgerator, cooking facilities, hairblower, whirlpool, wifi and even a washing machine). The staff is really friendly and helpfull.
The location is perfect, almost all attractions are on walking distance.
We really would recommend this hotel/ suites!

1  Thank npillen
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Reviewed 18 November 2012

This hotel is very small - it only has 5 rooms! which means it is very personable, private, and relaxed. Owing to this it seems best suited for couples or small families.
The hotel is quite strict on noise level at night due to the fact it is part of a residential apartment block and the fact that its aim is towards a relaxed stay - so if you are going to Budapest for a stag or hen do then don't stay here.

The hotel is in a courtyard apartment block right opposite the museum, a very short walk from the underground station. The reception is manned 24 hours which makes it easy if you arrive at night. There are several doors to get into the building, all of which have buzzers linked to reception who can let you in. Once checked in you get keys for all the doors so it's easy to get in and out.

The room is fairly standard and spacious, the bed was very comfy, cupboard space, en-suite bathroom, TV, and a complementary bottle of Hungarian white wine on arrival which was a nice touch. The window in the room is double glazed (as well has having the original window on the outside) which helps keep out the noise from the main road outside. You can still hear a bit of noise come through when the windows are shut - but nothing which stopped us from sleeping well each night. There is air con in the room which is great for night time if you don't want the window open.

The hotel is in a perfect location - it is near Rudas street which is full of cheap restaurants, bars and pubs. In the opposite direction of this street is the centre of Budapest, again with lots of restaurants (but at a higher tourist price!).
The location of the hotel makes it easy to explore a lot of the city by foot and it is easy to navigate to and from. Nestled between the downtown ruin pubs, river, and the city centre, it is the perfect location.

The fact that this hotel is small and in a central location is a bonus. There seem to be lots of the the big name hotels in Budapest, however they are all very big and generally located very centrally - some amongst bars ect, so could be very busy and noisy!
If you want a quiet place to lay your head and have a more personal experience then head to this hotel.
Enjoy :)

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On a side note: be careful of the public transport ticketing system. The various tickets they have on offer can be confusing and there are ticket inspectors at all train stations! We even saw a few get on the bus a stop before the airport - who then caught out tourists who had the wrong ticket!
The public transport system is very vast in Budapest which makes it great to get around - just make sure you have a ticket and validate it - otherwise you will get caught out and fined.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 November 2012

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 October 2012

We chose this hotel because it was quiet and having double windows we could close off virtually all noise which is great in a central city location. Having 2 double security entry doors it did feel safe and there was someone at the desk 24 hours so always helpful. The room was spacious with a high ceiling and very comfortable yet simple. The wifi worked better by the window but once discovered all went well. I agree the front sign was very small and we wouldn't have worked out the entrance except we had a local host who helped us find it. Our only problem was one rude and noisy guest who was loud in the corridor on our last night which kept waking us up - it was very late and we had an early flight so not a great last memory however this was unlucky and we would definately stay there again.

Room Tip: Nice to look over at the museum from the balcony - especially at night with the lights.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank Louise B
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Additional Information about Budapest Museum Central

Address: Muzeum koerut 39, Budapest 1053, Hungary
Region: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District V / Inner City
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#11 Best Value Hotel in Budapest
#42 Family Hotel in Budapest
#70 Romantic Hotel in Budapest
Price Range: £30 - £57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Budapest Museum Central 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Budapest Museum Central is located in the heart of historical center of Budapest directly across from the Hungarian National Museum and many of its rooms have spectacular views onto the Museum. Visitors cannot find a more central location: less than a 5 minute walk from the famous shopping area of Vaci Street and within walking distance from the worldwide famous Gellert Thermal Baths and the romantic Danube river embankment with an amazing view over Budapest Castle district. The rooms are newly renovated and all equipment and furniture are brand new. All rooms have work area with free Internet access, Sat TV, air conditioning and sound proof windows. The Studios have also Jacuzzi hydro massage and kitchen. Our English speaking staff is ready to welcome you! ... more   less 
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