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Budapest Hotel
Ranked #99 of 315 Hotels in Moscow
Bern, Switzerland
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Perfect Location”
Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

The Bolshoi Theater is just 5 minutes walk from the Hotel and 10 minutes to the Red Square, Kremlin, St. Basil's Church, Gum Shopping Center. It's clean but needs some refurbushings. For breakfasts it offers assorted kinds of breads, warm & cold cuts, fruits, yogurts & juices. Accessible to tourists spots.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Ksenia M, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Budapest Hotel, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Dear guest

We would like to thank you very much for your comment on Tripadvisor regarding your stay at the Budapest Hotel.

Your comment is very important to us and we do hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again soon at the Budapest Hotel and making your stay most enjoyable.

Kind regards
Ksenia Marshavina
Budapest Hotel
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

This hotel is right by the Bolshoi, a short talk to the Kremlin and Red Square and has pretty good transport links. It's in a fairly quiet street so you feel a little away from it.

Reception staff were friendly. The porter was reaching an age where I felt bad handing over my luggage to carry (I wanted to help him!) and he didn't speak much English - but was perfectly friendly.

On the other hand the facilities brought new meaning to the word average. The rooms are large. The carpets tired and tatty. The curtains reluctant to close. It might have been glamorous sometime around 1959 outside the USSR or 1981 inside the USSR and perhaps if it was given a deep clean could have its glamour restored. Breakfast was edible but absolutely no more than that (and no less either). The bar was like the set of an eighties TV pub drama but bereft of punters. The corridors and rooms a strange mix of Soviet stone and Marriott-wannabe carpets with the standard USSR shiny silky salmon curtains. Somehow, though, it did have a little, tiny bit of charm. Not enough to make me wish to come back, but definitely enough to ensure I had no regrets about staying here.

It was fairly clean - and a plus in old hotels - there WERE enough power sockets in sensible locations to charge phone and laptop.

It's the kind of place you can enjoy if you take the trip relatively slowly and downmarket and don't have peripheral stress. Whatever you do, don't combine a glam five star with this hotel as you'll feel you made a mistake. Don't do a rushed business trip through here otherwise you'll get frustrated by averageness. Take it easy, lap up the feeling and you could enjoy this place.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ksenia M, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Budapest Hotel, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Dear guest,

We certainly appreciate you taking the time to convey your thoughts regarding your stay with us.
We are sorry to know that our service was not at the level of your expectations. We are constantly on research and improvement of our service and would be glad to see you again in the Budapest Hotel.

Sincerely,
Ksenia Marshavina
Budapest Hotel
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

The hotel is located in the center of Moscow, 5 minutes for Kremlin and Bolshoi Theater. I had a big room, with a big bed. The carpet was rather dirty; the windows were wooden with flaky paint. The noise from the street made problems in the night. The bathroom was clean with a good bath. The waiter service at the breakfast was excellent, food in a good choice.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Ksenia M, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Budapest Hotel, responded to this review, 7 July 2014
Dear Valued Guest!
Thank you so much for choosing Budapest Hotel and for taking the time to share your feedback about your recent stay with us.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and will share your opinion with all relevant staff members.
Please, accept our apologizes for the inconvenience caused by the noise in the street. Budapest Hotel is situated in the centre of Moscow, and Moscow is a city with a full of live, and sometimes we aren’t able to control the noise in the street.

Sincerely yours,
Ksenia Marshavina
Budapest Hotel
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

My wife and I stayed for 3 nights as part of a group tour of the city and then St Petersburg afterwards. The reviews I have read are largely unanimous and I concur as well. To be fair our room was a corner suite and therefore quite spacious. The room was clean, the bed comfortable, the TV OK, and the bathroom quite acceptable. The weather was hot and the air conditioner worked well.
We only had breakfast which was fine, a decent selection of hot and cold..
We didn't use the bar, or the attached hotel for evening meals or spa fitness facilities.
The décor is old fashioned, wood furnishings, and brown/cream wall coverings. We agreed we wouldn't want to stay in those surroundings for a week say. However the main thing is that we found the hotel clean and comfortable.
Unless you stay at the Four Seasons, Marriott, Metropole, Ritz Carlton or other worldwide hotel groups you won't be closer to Red Square and Kremlin than the Hotel Budapest. I was at these destinations in 10/15 minutes..

Room Tip: Our room was 520 which is a front room overlooking the street. The street has one or two bars and so...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Svetlana K, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Budapest Hotel, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
Dear guest,
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback! Your comfort and satisfaction are very important to us. We very much appreciate your review and we hope to see you again soon!

Sincerely yours,
Svetlana Khardikova
Budapest Hotel
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Clovis, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014

The hotel was apparently purchased by the same group that owns the famous Metropol Hotel, near Red Square. This hotel is also well located, but really needs some work. The breakfast included in the room rate was quite mediocre. But across the street is a great Asian fusion place with a good bar. Skip the bar at the hotel, as it is filled with smoke, and the staff is totally indifferent. The front desk staff is excellent however, and they speak really good English. The hotel is almost across the street from the Bolshoi, and only 2-3 blocks to Red Square, and the Kremlin, as well as shopping and restaurants, rather upscale, I might add. I had the weirdest bed, not quite a single bed, but not quite as big as a double. Weird!!!

Room Tip: Away from stairs, street, and elevator.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Svetlana K, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Budapest Hotel, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
Dear guest,
Thank you for taking the time to convey your comments regarding your recent experience with us. We highly value views, opinions and feedback from our guests, as this allows us to constantly improve the service we provide. I would like to inform you that the Russian law prohibits smoking inside of all hotel areas from June 1, 2014. We very much appreciate your review and we hope to see you again soon!

Sincerely yours,
Svetlana Khardikova
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014

We were in Russia for new years and was our first time. I think the selling point for this hotel was the location - perfect for sightseeing in Moscow, less than 10 minutes walk to the Red Square and Kremlin. The hotel itself is dated, but I thought this gave the hotel a very 'communist' Russian charm - clearly quite opulent back in those days. The rooms were a good size and kept clean. For the location great value compared to other hotels in the area (especially over the New Years Period), however Moscow is fairly expensive in itself. The breakfast was adequate - cereals, breads, pastries and meats etc, and on the last day we ate at the 5 star sister hotel 'Peter 1' which is connected next door which was great! The staff were helpful and friendly too - booking us taxis and tickets to the circus on request. I'd definitely recommend the hotel as a great base for sightseeing.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Helmond, The Netherlands
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166 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Location is very good. Walking distance to the red square and the to Kremllin. Hotel itself does not face Western standards. Small room, average breakfast and very expensive. I lost my roomkey and it took about more than 30 minutes before they bring me my sparekey.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Property: Budapest Hotel
Address: Petrovskiye Linii St., 2, Moscow 127051, Russia
Region: Russia > Central Russia > Moscow > Tverskaya
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#77 Luxury Hotel in Moscow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Budapest Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 116
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Budapest Hotel is excellently located in the very heart of Moscow, just steps away from the Bolshoi and Maly Theaters, Red Square, the Kremlin museums. The hotel was built in 1876 by the architect Freidenberg and now it is a cultural value of Moscow city. The Hotel has 116 rooms, including 51 Standard Single, 20 Standard Double, 37 Deluxe and 8 Premium Suite. Each of them is individually designed and decorated. All rooms are equipped with air-conditioned, a bathtub or a shower, telephone, satellite TV, a mini bar, safe box, a hairdryer, Internet access. All rooms are 100 % non-smoking. ... more   less 
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