Hotel Pension Helios
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The next day we ventured up many stairs (with Erica's sore foot in tow) to Matthias Church the and Fisherman’s Bastion. We also had lunch at a cafe up there - a cold meat platter, bread and a lovely mix of goat/sheep cottage cheese with sweet paprika mixed through. Give it a go. Our sole purpose to not bring our own lunch was to use their WiFi! That night Erica cooked a lovely pork bolognese which we used over the ...
... the city whilst hearing a bit about the history too. Then yesterday we did sun worshipping at the spa. I don't think I got much of a tan but its a work in progress. The spa was like a foreign lido. There were far too many bodies for my liking. When someone says spa I think dressing gowns and steam rooms not swimming in murky water. I think it would be better when its not peak season. Apparently theres mixed gender naked days. What do you ...
Well I had a ****** sleep! I woke up at 6.30 because my noisy roommate ( enter older nz lady who I sometimes/sometimes don't like...) was making heaps of noise. So I thought I may as well get my washing done with. Washing was a mission because there was a whole heap of arab type guys hogging the machines. I did my washing okay then went and had a nap then for the drying the guys were using all if them and the other one was ...
... six proved a challenge for the local taxi service, who could not even fit us with our luggage in two taxis! Finally, a price was negotiated and we were transferred into a larger vehicle. Driving from the Buda side to the Pest district on the other side of the river, the two taxi drivers separated from one another in the traffic. The occupants in the second taxi quickly became aware that they may not be arriving at the same ...
... time on the first puzzle as we were over complicating it with maths so as a result we failed to get out in time but literally about 2 minutes. How annoying.
We then walked to the first ruin pub which was created from a derelict building in the jewish quarter. It was very unique with a sofa made from wood and what appeared to be gaffer tape and another made from half a bath. There are loads more ruin pubs in the area but this ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Pension Helios Budapest
Loved the Helios
I recently spent several great days at the Helios. The English-speaking owner and staff were fantastic, incredibly friendly and helpful. The ample breakfast was delicious. The room was spotless and very comfortable. I cannot fault this place. Do not be put off by the bus trip into the centre of town. It is no trouble at all, takes only a few minutes and is worth it to stay in such a great place. I highly recommend the Helios.
I stayed at the Helios for three nights this July. I found it generally matched up to the positive comments I had read on TripAdvisor.
Excellent Hotel - Good Location
First of all the staff were most welcoming and always had a friendly word. The rooms were comfortable and it was no bother regulating the heat to a comfortable temperature. The area in which the hotel is situated is very pleasant and the bus service into town is regular and never crowded. In fact the public transport for Budapest is exemplary. For a capital city the rates represent excellent value for money. We had a really enjoyable 4 days with you.
Far from the center, but clean and friendly. Avoid their suggestion for car rent
It is a friendly and clean pansion. If you rent a car, it makes life easier to get to hotel. Avoid though to accept the hotel's suggestion for a private rental car company. Most likely they will try to cheat. Use, instead, one of the well known multinational companies.
Great Value !
I stayed in the Helios with my boyfriend for the weekend of the Hungarian Grand Prix. Our room was really clean and comfortable with a lovely balcony. Its situated in a quiet (and expensive!) residential area. The breakfast was delicious, and the staff were very helpful and friendly, and spoke excellent english. The room rate for that weekend was extremely good value (the most expensive weekend anywhere in Budapest) - we paid €80 per night for the room including breakfast. The bus service to the city was very frequent and efficient. I would highly recommend this hotel.
I had the pleasure of staying at the Hotel Helios in May 2004. The rooms are cute and very clean. Esther the owner goes out of her way to make your stay incredible. I spent 45 Euros per night with breakfast. By bus to downtown Pest is 15-20 minutes and about $.70 each way. Great way to meet the locals. Also, good restaurants near the hotel. I will definately stay at the hotel again.
Stayed at the Helios Pension in November 2003. It is situated in the Buda Hills, in a nice quiet area with a number of expensive houses in the location. It is easy to get into town and back on the bus which is 5 minutes walk away. The rooms are clean, comfortable and most have a balcony looking towards the city. There is a breakfast included in the room rate which for a single room cost me 34 euros a night. The staff are friendly, speak English and are happy to give advice and pass the time of day. The hotel is non smoking. If you want an inexpensive hotel, in a quiet area and don't mind a 15/20 minute bus ride into the city centre I would certainly recommend this hotel. Their website is easy to find, gives all the information you need and is it cheaper booking direct.