Hotel Erzsebet City Center

Address: Karolyi U 11-15, Budapest, H-1053, Hungary | 3 star hotel
 
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Erzsebet City Center Budapest

    Reviewed by rw1990

    Home Away From Home

    Reviewed Jan 24, 2014
    by (2 reviews) Kentucky , United States Flag of United States

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by iwiaszek

    Przyzwoity hotel w centrum

    Reviewed Sep 29, 2012
    by (2 reviews) , Poland Flag of Poland

    Jeden minus- brak parkingu

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Erzsebet City Center Budapest

    Historic hotel in a fantastic location

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    This hotel was located in the centre of downtown Pest two streets away from the River Danube. The origins of the hotel dated from the 18h century and this was reflected in the decor. The hotel was spotlessly clean and the customer service was second to none.

    Pleasant staff was typical of the Hungarian people generally.

    Rooms were spacious and maid service was daily.

    We purchased a Budapest Card for 48 hours which gave unlimited travel on all forms of public transport - this prooved to be invaluable.

    The location of the hotel allowed us easy access to all forms of public transport and it was also easy to walk to many of the major sites.

    We would recommend the Ocean restaurant for a special evening. It is relatively expensive (approx. 50.00 for two with a bottle of Hungarian Rose)but the quality and presentation of food was fantastic. The price of a beer in the hotel was approx 4-5 a pint, however, there was a great little bar about a 100 yards up the road where the beer was half the price.

    I would definately recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Budapest, the location alone was superb but the quality of service and cleanliness was an added bonus.

    Superb Location!

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    Previous trip advisors' reviews were spot-on for this hotel... an average hotel if a little tired but the location would have been hard to beat! Budapest is a lovely city, though please be warned that the place CLOSES on a Sunday, so if you are there for the weekend, please do your shopping on the Saturday!!! The rooms are small but clean. We were located at the back so had no problems with the noise that so many other reviews mention. Staff are competent, speak good English and are pleasant although the locals as a whole are not the friendliest of people but that went for the whole city... The safety deposit box is free though it is located behind reception and requires a member of staff to be with you when going in and out, great for security but bad for getting into and out for your currency, camera, mobile phone, so convenience wasn't so good. Breakfast was good enough, although if I'm being really fussy the range was not wide. Also the breakfast room always seemed to be busy! For a no-frills, clean hotel with a fantastic location, I'd recommend this hotel highly.

    Very Nice Hotel - Very Noisy Street

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    This is a nice hotel with a great location. Staff was very helpful and spoke English very well. The rooms are a little small (typical for Europe) and the street very noisy all night long - keep the window closed! The Central Cafe just around the corner is a very good place to eat.

    Good hotel

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    Really good location, the rooms were clean and bigger than I expected. Nice shower! Breakfast was good, and the location is fantastic. If you are going to Budapest for the spa baths then go to Szechenyi in the park. They are amazing.

    Good Location with a bit of personality

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    Quite a big hotel, but not one of the anonymous chain types that are all over the world. It was pretty basic but clean and pefectly satisfactory for our needs. Reception staff friendly, helpful and spoke perfect English. Rooms at the front of the hotel might suffer with noise from the traffic outside, but it's smack in the centre of a big capital city so what else can you expect? Our room was not huge, but big enough, had a good, powerful shower and the air conditioning was very welcome. Breakfast was the usual continental affair with a few traditional hungarian additions.

    This hotel has an excellent location not only for getting around and about Pest but also walking over to Buda. Pest is flat, so easy walking distance to lots of cafes/bars, restaurants and to the main shopping area.

    There are more luxurious hotels in Budapest and if that's what you want, pay the extra and give this a miss. We wanted somewhere relatively cheap with a central location and this is exactly what we got. Can't complain at all really.

    Fantastic Location but.....

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    The location of this hotel couldn't be faulted. My husband & I were able to walk everywhere like parliament, the basilica, even across to Buda. The hotel is a hundred metres from a bus stop & couple of minutes walk to a metro station for the less energetic!

    The rooms were comfortable & clean but small & with only a shower no bath. The beer cellar it advertises on the web is closed & they have no restaurant which we were susprised by as we had booked a package deal on their website which included 2 evening meals!! We had to take these at the nearby astoria.

    Our package had also included airport transfers but after waiting at the airport for nearly an hour & getting the information desk to ring the hotel 3 times we had to get the airport minibus although the hotel did refund us immediately when we got there.

    ALL IN ALL I'D RECOMMEND IT BUT DON'T BOTHER WITH A PACKAGE DEAL

    It's ok, but not great

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    Not the greatest place, but it's OK. My friend and I were there over New Year's 2005. The rooms are clean, but nothing fancy. The lobby is very dated and seems to always be full of chain smokers. It is in a great, central location - lots of restaurants nearby. No one at the hotel was particularly helpful or friendly, but that seemed to go for most of Budapest. I'd for sure go back to Budapest, but wouldn't stay there again.

    Can be NOISY at the front!!

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    We stayed in this hotel in October and found it clean, well equipped and comfortable. The location is first class.

    We stayed in a room overlooking the street and found it very noisy (traffic) throughout the night and early morning. Best try to get a room NOT overlooking the street.

    Breakfast room is very crowded even at non-peak times but the breakfast is good.

    Free internet access in a little booth off reception.

    Excellent location in Pest !

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    My husband and I stayed at the Hotel Erzsebet for 5 nights in October 2004. Erzsebet is a middle class international hotel : the rooms are rather small, but very clean and equipped with comfortable beds. A good buffet breakfast is included in the rate.

    The main advantage of this hotel is its excellent location on the Pest side of Budapest, very close to the Vaci Street. Shops, restaurants, metro and a lot of points of interest are within a walking distance from the hotel. Just round the corner, don't miss 2 very good restaurants : "Central" and "Karpatia" !

    Great location average hotel

    from

    Perfectly adequate hotel, very good central location, fair buffet breakfast and helpful staff and rooms clean and spacious. the only problem was that the beerkeller advertised in the brochures was closed (july 2004) which was the main reason we booked to stay here. There is another bar but it was very small and closed very early.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Erzsebet City Center Budapest

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent
     

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