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This trip was going to be great whatever happened because I was meeting up with my brother and his girlfriend. They spend their time travelling around the world and it's been a while since I've seen them. I'd arranged to meet them at 11am at my hotel. That would give me enough time to have a lay in from the late arrival (checked in to the hotel at …
Wish this entry would be longer and maybe a little more detailed, but unforuntately, we were still under the weather and couldn't enjoy the Buda nor the Pest as much as we would have liked to.
We arrived by train from Vienna on the Pest side. I would recommend next time we visit Pest first then Vienna... after such luxury the lingering …
Our first weekend out of town. We took the train for a short trip to Budapest. Train ride was less than 2 1/2 hours, and I can see us coming back many times. Initially, we had planned to try and fit everything in - the sites, the spas, etc... We started with a river cruise that explained the history of Buda and Pest which together form Budapest …
I emailed one who said I didn't need a reservation for Saturday but I still wanted to go early. I decided to walk all the way rather than take the metro as it can be done in half an hour and isn't that difficult
... regime. Basically the purpose of the museum is to inform people about causes and consequences of both occupations – Nazi (1944) and Communist (1947 – 1989). We agreed that this museum must be considered to be very tough especially by people who have never been in other communist countries (like for example Czech Republic or Slovakia) or in other countries paralyzed by the cruelty of Nazi´s occupation much deeper (like for example Poland). After ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton Budapest - Castle District
Stayed at the Hilton in July 04 after getting an excellent deal through LastMinute which included transfers. Our bedroom was larger than expected and very tastefully decorated as was the bathroom. Looked forward to having the bed turned down each night cos they left you a lovely chocolate each in it's own little box.
Lovely area, better-than-expected accomodations
My husband and I spent two nights at the Hilton in Budapest in August and had a truly wonderful experience. The room was much larger than average, had a mini-bar and a small staircase that led down to a landing in front of a large window with a view out to the bustling street.
The hotel staff are not the most agreeable in the world, but the concierge did provide us with some good recommendations in flawless English.
The area, as others have noted, is gorgeous and perfect for an afternoon stroll. We often walked across the Chain Bridge to the Pest side for lunch and nightlife.
For 99 Euro/night, I couldn't have asked for more!
My husband and I vacationed for 2 weeks in Europe at the end of August and this was our last destination. Perhaps it was disappointing because we stayed in so many nicer places in Prague and Austria, but I really think there must be better choices in Budapest because an average, moderately priced hotel in a major US city would be nicer than this. We quite honestly were expecting better.
We stayed at Hilton Budapest (Castle) July 2001 we only now "publicize" our experience because we weren't aware that such a site existed. Until now, our lousy experience has only been reported to Hilton management and of course no action has been taken on their behalf. So to be fair, here are exerts of that letter:
I agree with the guy who was in awe of the view although this view comes at a price - right by the Fisherman's Bastion, therefore attracting loads of tourists who mill about right by where you are staying. The hotel looks out over the Parliament Building and to really enjoy the views, stay in a suite if you can afford it. However, it was built on a former monastery site, complete with graveyard, and a few guests over the years have complained of bad vibes and eerie spine-tingling feelings. Possibly because they incorporated some of the original features and it's baaad feng shui. Well, you wouldn't be the happiest spirit alive if you had a 60s concrete block plonked on your resting place would you? Check out the WWII scarred buildings on your way up to the hotel though for a reminder of Budapest's tumultuous past.
Don't stay anywhere else
I am sure the Marriott , Intercontental hotels are wonderful BUT its all to do with location , the Hilton is in the middle of a heritage site on Castle hill , the views from the hotel are truly wonderful , we paid 60 pounds a night b&b and paid another 20 pounds for the Danube views , crazy prices , it was worth 250 pounds a night easy , ask for a Danube view room on the 6th floor , negatives , bathroom was a touch small and to get into town for the action is a taxi ride or walk but the VIEWS make it worthwhile
What a gem of a hotel! We stayed here at the end of June 2004. We had been to 12 cities throughout Europe on this trip, plus visited family in Southern Hungary for a few days. We were exhausted. We took a taxi from the Nyugati train station(which is in Pest) to the Hilton Budapest(which is in Buda) and I have never seen such a welcoming sight! The Hilton is located right next to Matthias Church and the Fisherman's Bastion, up on Buda hill. What a view! Morning Noon and Night! We walked in to the Hilton with our backpacks and scrungy traveling clothes(5 hour train trip with 3 connections) but were treated like we were dressed to the nines. We had 2 rooms(one on the 2nd floor and one on the 5th floor), 129 Euros each, with the Danube View. Both rooms were fabulous! Huge, clean luxurious bathroom with the best towels ever. Mirrors and lights all over the rooms. Room service was very prompt and the entire staff there was wonderful! This is what a Hilton and a five star hotel should be! This was our favorite hotel in all of our visits! It couldn't get any better! We will definately be back!
Fantastic location, great service
We stayed at the Hilton for 3 days from 2-5 June 2004. Booked thru the Hilton site at 80 euros per night - fantastic value. The room was modern and spotless. The service in the hotel was excellent.
In the town the public transport is unbelievable. We never waited for a connection for a metro bus or tram. It cannot go on like this for long. The people are very friendly and they all seem to speak English. With Easy Jet flying in the prices will rise and it will be the next Prague.
The big bonus if you stay at the Hilton is that they pick you up from the airport and take you to the door. Brilliant fast service and quite complimentary.
I would stay at the Hilton again but I fear I will not get such a good deal again.
This is a gorgeous hotel with beautiful rooms and excellent unobtrusive service. Like the other reviewer, I was treated to a complimentary bottle of bubbly and a cake as it was my birthday! The free transport from the airport is a nice touch as well. Very highly recommended
Beautiful hotel, great service!
This was a fantastic hotel - a very pleasant surprise. The room was very luxurious and the breakfast fantastic. The staff could not have been more welcoming or helpful. The staff found out it was my birthday during our stay and arranged for a complimentary bottle of champagne to be delivered to the room. We thoroughly recommend this hotel and will stay here next time we visit Budapest.