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A group of 10 of us stayed here in May 2004. We booked it at a great rate through Expedia. The hotel was one of the best we've stayed in on our annual weekends away.
The rooms were huge!...maybe a little badly planned as it took about 2 minutes to walk from the bedroom to the bathroom (which were small in comparison to the amount of room available!) but overall it was great value for money.
Staff were friendly but not overly helpful. The location is great for exploring Buda...the Castle area, and two spas are close by (which have to be done...some of us didn't and regretted it when we saw how relaxed and refreshed the other looked!). Metro is nearby to get into Pest. We walked a lot...it's easy to do if you're into walking as the different areas aren't hugely far apart.
My friends were staying at the Meridien at the same time, which we visited. We all definitely preferred the look and feel of the Art O'tel.
Breakfast was good - wide selection...though it does get busy there. Great thing about the hotel is that there are a lot of people staying there but you wouldn't know it until you hit breakfast!
Excellent view, location could be better
Excellent view. Good location for exploring Castle Hill district....not as good for exploring Pest where most of the points of interest are. Breakfast buffet was pretty good.
Very clean and nice hotel. rooms are great, although we too had the same problem that another reviewer did with airconditioning. staff at the reception is much more helpful than room service or house keeping (house keeping was not willing to admit there was something wrong with the air conditioning, but the reception people actually got it fixed while we were out for the day). it's location in Buda, is about a 15 minute walk to where all the action is i.e. Pest. But its a very nice walk across the chain bridge. do not get the hotel to arrange pick-up from the airport as it is double of what would cost by airport minibus which is just as convenient. reception staff spoke english (which you will realise in budapest can be a problem sometimes) were very friendly and knew the right places to eat etc. make sure you carry the right electric plugs to charge your cellphone, cameras etc (budapest is on the asian plugs and i was carrying european and american and the hotel did not have converters so it was quite a task finding them in the markets). overall, highly recommended hotel. njoy. sam.
Perfect location for seeing the city
Perfect location for walking the city. The views from the rooms on the river side are great. We stayed 3 days and felt well taken care of. The internet access was perfect and we got all our email updates. We also parked our car on the street in front of the hotel without any problems. The lighted cable bridge is just down the street and we walked across it to get to the other side of the city. Perfect place.
Excellent, clean and funky hotel
This hotel is great, really new and chic and very close to all main sights with great views. Don't hesitate to book especially if you get a discounted rate on the internet. The prices inside the hotel itself are expensive for Budapest, but average in terms of western standards. the only thing I'd advise against is getting the hotel to ring you a cab to the airport at the end as this is vastly overpriced.
Very Pleasant Stay
Very nice little hotel. Location not ideal, but if you're a walker, then it's no big deal. I was very happy with my choice. It's a short walk to the Castle District, a very pleasant stroll along the riverside and across the Chain Bridge to the sights on the other side of the river. Gorgeous views of the Parliament building and the river, especially at night. Supermarket and metro 5 minutes away and variety of restaurants nearby. Staff very helpful, but with a slight standoffishness, which could have been due to being busy! Rooms well appointed, fresh, new and comfy! Can thoroughly recommend this hotel.
If you hate that stuffy European chintzy look which abounds in places like Vienna, but like clean, new, minimalistic simplicity, like me, then you'll love this place regardless of the artwork, which wasn't the reason I stayed here. I had stayed at the Art'otel in West Berlin previously, so thought I'd give this a go - and you should too!
Superb view but...
Having spent 6 nights in the Art'otel Budapest Hotel,I can assure you that the view from the rooms is superb!!!The Danube as well as the castle in the back are so beautiful!!!The rooms are very clean,nicely decorated and quiet.The hotel is coveniently located as far as the transport is concerned.You will certainly enjoy your breakfast since there is a full buffet.
Unfortunately,I should recommend that you check the air-condition since ours didn't work.There was a huge delay in fixing it so we finally changed a room without the hotel bringing us not even a complimentary dessert tray for the incovenience.I should also advise you not to take a hotel taxi since the tarrif is far more expensive than the usual.The staff was friendly enough although some times they tried to treat us as plain tourists.That made us have second thoughts about our choice.If you need to use their p.cs in order to connect your digital camera to it ,I highly recommend that you bring your Laptop along since this is not possible.
Excellent hotel stay
My girlfriend and I both agreed that the Art'Otel Budapest was one of the best hotel experiences we've had. The rooms were nicely decorated and very clean. Our room had a great view of the Danube and the Parliament building. All of the staff was friendly and helpful. The breakfast buffet each day was great. The hotel even brought an excellent complimentary dessert tray to our room one night.
The Metro station is a short walk (maybe 3-5 minutes) from the hotel and buses and trams stop directly in front of the hotel. The business office had two computers with complimentary Internet service (supposedly 30 minutes per day, though I didn't notice anyone checking).
The staff was especially understanding and gracious about our delayed arrival and missed airport transfer, which they ultimately did not charge us for. (We had made repeated unsuccessful attempts to phone the hotel from the U.S. and apparently the email that a friend sent on our behalf did not reach the hotel.)
I highly recommend the Art'Otel Budapest.
This hotel is an oasis in the chaos of Budapest. I have never been so well looked after as I was here. Don't hesitate - just book it.
Better than your average Business hotel
This hotel is on the West side of the river near exactly opposite the Parlament Building. I booked online using their website and got a special weekend rate. Got a great room with a view of the river and Parlament. This hotel has art all over the place which makes it a bit more interesting than your average 4 star hotel. Beakfast (good full buffet) was included. Also 30 minutes internet free per day in their business centre, there was nobody there checking so I used to just walk in and check my email/surf the web at anytime. I would definately stay here again. The only downside is that its on the West bank so its not right slap bang in the centre of town. However there are trams right out the front which you can get to Gellert in 5 minutes or metro to town in 10 minutes. There is also a supermarket and several resturants (including Chinese, French, Belgium, Italian) all withing 5 minutes walk.
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We walked there without getting lost took approx half an hour and wow it was impressive.
Susan had the Chilled Apple Cream soup served with homemade muesli & basil.
Simon had a Penne Pasta with Spinach & Salmon.
Both very nice. They had a very large range of iced coffees so for 'afters' we shared an iced coffee with coconut ice cream and baileys. Earlier Simon had had his mandatory Hungarian beer and Susan had had an Iced Coffee with ...
This morning started off a bit slow but turned out to be jammed packed beginning with a climb of Gellert Hill. Not for the faint of heart, it's a series of staircases and ramps. My body said no, but I knew there would be some kind of reward! Apparently St. Gellert was the first Christian in Hungary, and was not met with open arms. The authorities shoved him in a barrel and rolled him off the hill. Well, that's the abridged version! At the top of the hill ...