Hilton Budapest City
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... the yummy berries and croissant. We read some of the signs about the neighborhood - it was a Jewish community before the war, before heading back to get our bags and leave the keys in the box. In this neighborhood there are "stumbling blocks" all over, which are little gold cobblestones in the sidewalks that mark the area of an individual who was deported and killed in the war from that neighborhood with their name and details of their fate. Very sad.
We take ...
... I had this mental image of corpulent, mature Europeans sitting around some sauna type thermal bath, and thought the image was enough to dissuade me from an actual viewing. Just anytime Randy feels sluggish, I now offer to whack him with some dried twigs after a shower to stimulate the circulation --- everybody’s mind out of the gutter!!!
We visited a flea market that was full of fleas – communist era hats, a couple ...
... extensive labyrinthine of caves under the Buda section of city.
Anyway back to the Spas, I attended Szechenyi which is located north east of the city. Surrounded by a yellow building complex the venue is littered with many treatment opportunities to help you unwind. It’s also littered with overweight Europeans in revealing apparel; at times one can only stare. Anyway apparently there’s etiquette to the whole experience ...
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stayed at the westend from aug 9th thru aug 13th.the day i arrived, the
Most, if not all of the reviews of this hotel, were favourable and in truth I just cannot understand how anyone can find anything to complain about here. We stayed for 3 nights in mid July with friends. The check in satff were helpful and friendly and noted that we had asked fro 2 non smoking rooms. This was a slight problem as the hotel's standard rooms were quite full. Their soluition was to give us a free upgarde on one room to a Junior Suite. Although this was tremendous having seen the standard room I would have been delighted with that. When walking through the hotel every member of staff, without exception, had a ready smile and friendly greeting. Having travelled quite extensively I can tell you that this type of behaviour is far from the norm.They had a great buffet brekafast that set us up for the day and also had an offer of a 2 for the price of 1 dinner and would advise everyone to take up this offer. Without a doubt the next time we visit Budapest it will almost certaiunly be to stay in the Hilton West End. To add to the feeling of great service throughtout our stay, on the day after we returned I received an e mail from the Commercial manager thanking me for completing the questionairre on our experience.
My wife and I stayed at the Budapest Hilton West End for a long weekend for the first time. May not be as architecturally inspiring as the Gresham but is an excellent hotel in a good location.
I recommend the Westend
Stayed 4 nights at the Westend for a conference. My room was excellent - large and with a large bathroom which had a separate bath and shower. There was broadband internet access in the room, which was supposed to incur a charge but actually seems to have been free. (I wasn't asked for any credit card details and no charge appeared on my room). I paid a conference rate of 130 Euros and that included an excellent breakfast. Probably one of the most comfortable hotels I've been to recently.
Location is also good - it's only a few hundred metres from a metro station where there are also lots of bus stops and tram stops.
I'd recommend it.
Stayed there for 4 nights in March. Excellent location and is in the same complex as the West End Shopping Centre (Mall). Hotel has its own entrance to the Mall and you can get to the Metro (Nugati) through the mall itself - about a 5 min walk. Handy if it is raining outside. The mall has an excellent food court with a wide variety of food stalls. Tram lines 4 & 6 are also a 5 min walk.
I have stayed at the Hilton Westend twice in the last 3 years for conferences. Prices were pretty good. Hotel staff is excellent and very helpful, especially for non European travelers. Ask them for referrals to some great local restaurants. Everything from quiant local flavor to elegant dining. The shopping center is right there and the train station is only a block away. Hotel rooms were large for European standards, but don't forget your converters for your electronic devises. Both times I was there was in August and it rains that time of year so be prepared.
Had a fantastic stay just before Christmas in the Hilton Westend. We got a great deal on lastminute which included a full hot buffet breakfast every morning. The staff couldn't have done more for us and were very helpful giving advice on what to do in the city and where to eat etc.. The room was a good size, not perhaps as luxurious as what I would have expected for a five star hotel but extremely comfortable nevertheless. The location of the hotel couldn't have been better. Get out of the lift on the ground floor, walk through the door on your right and you're in a 400shop shopping centre with some fantastic clothes shops (and a massive food court on the bottom floor). From the bottom of the shopping centre, you can access the metro system which is also very handy. However, if you fancy walking, in c20 minutes, you can reach the Buda side. We preferred the Pest side because it was more modern and lively, but you should have a walk around the castle. Have coffee and cake in Cafe Gerbeaud, an opulent tea room on the square near the river. You will not regret it!
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Very good hotel and great location.
We stayed at this hotel because of its great location, just by the Fishermans Bastion. It's close or very accessible to major locations. Rooms were neat and elegant. I highly recommend it.
Budapest is a city of two halves in every respect. From the division between the old Buda and the new Pest sides of the Danube the dichotomy of the city extends outwards. I stayed in the Hilton not long after it, and the West End shopping centre, were opened. They both represent the newer side of the city that is replacing the older and slightly crumbling part of the preious 40 years.