Alfa Hotel Fiesta
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Historical Traveler Reviews Alfa Hotel Fiesta Budapest
Enjoyed the stay
My daughter and I had a great time in Budapest in July 2005. The staff of the hotel was very friendly and helpful. At breakfast we had a wide selection of food, a lot of fresh fruit and drinks. The coffee was very good, too. The location of the hotel is superb to enjoy Budapest day and night. We'd be glad to stay at the same hotel again.
I had booked 3 triple rooms at the hotel fiesta for a nine strong stag party.
On arrival we were greeted by a very friendly receptionist who took our details and showed us how to operate the over complicated door locks.
Our rooms were all excellent, clean, tidy and nicely decorated.
The hotel its self is perfectly placed to enjoy all budapest has on offer and the price was very reasonable indeed.
Breakfast was not the best but that is the only slight floor in our stay.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Budapest and not wanting to spend a fortune on accomodation, after all there are better things to spend your holiday money on.
Great trip to budapest
Recently stayed at the Fiesta and was very happy with the hotel. The location of the hotel was great - walking distance to many attractions and less than 5 minute walk from the central subway station that connects all of budapest's subway lines.
The hotel room was clean and well decorated for a 3-star hotel. The bathroom was nice with bright tiles and nice towels - with a slightly small shower stall. The only complaint about the room was that despite being cool outside, the temperature in the room was always VERY warm. I called the front desk and they said that they could open the windows for us (I guess the air conditioning had not yet been activated). Within 5 minutes someone came to unlock the windows for us. Since our room faced the street this created a problem because a fair amount of noise could be heard from the street.
The breakfast that was included was one of the better free breakfasts that I had on my trip and not only included typical european breakfasts food like bread, cheese, & meat but also eggs, french toast and pastries.
The only downside (aside from the very warm room) was that despite the great location, we were constantly confronted by homeless people while going to/from the hotel - especially at the deak ter subway stop (this is not a complaint of the hotel but is due to its central location).
For the price, location, service, and accomodations I recomend the hotel fiesta. The staff were always friendly and helpful. They arrainged a car service to take us to the airport for a set price. They handled the payment for the car (cash only) to ensure that we wouldn't get ripped off.
Hotel Fiesta very conveniently located
We stayed at the Hotel Fiesta in Budapest in March 2005. We found it very conveniently located. We went there to go to the opera and it is only 10 minutes walk. Also near to all communications. We had a quiet non-smoking room which we had asked for. The only negative we found was that we had a room on the top floor and it only had roof windows that could not be opened except asking the staff and no view. We were told that anyway windows cannot be opened by guests for security reasons. The room was big, nicely furnished, comfortable and clean. Breakfast was great and staff friendly. We would stay there again.
My family (myself, wife and 4 yr old daughter ) stayed 3 nights in early March 2005. The room was quite large by euro standards, very new modern furniture (leather couch) and quiet. The breakfast was filling and good (I do agree about the weak juices noted in another review, though). The hotel was about as centrally located as you can get, being 100m from Deak Ter, the crossing point for all the Metro lines. We didn't have any meaningful contact with the staff , nor did we visit the bar, so I can't comment about those, but the room itself was clean and comfy. We got a great deal at 46 euro a night (winter special), but I feel its worth much more than that
Convenient, clean and excellent value
We stayed at the Fiesta for a short break in Feb 05. We had spent a lot of time looking at the reviews for the NH and a couple of other hotels, but decided we really wanted something pretty central in Pest.
Fiesta is 2 mins walk from the metro which links with the rest of the excellent transport network - buses and trams and all at 160 ft or 40p for single trips.
The hotel was modern and clean. We booked 2 singles but were automatically upgraded to doubles which were fine (if not a bit too warm, even in Feb). The included breakfast had a good choice of standard European fare. The hotel staff were very helpful and recomended a couple of local restaurants, one of which was good, while the other was excellent.
My only criticism of any note was being ripped off (compared to most of the rest of Budapest prices) for a couple of beers when we got back to the hotel after a long day on the town.
Overall a very good hotel, and I would guess a fair bit better than many of the larger hotels further up the ranking on this site.
Good value smart hotel. Central location about 5-10mins from Vaci utca, Deak ter, Chain Bridge, Opera house, etc.
Large, bright, clean and tidy rooms. Cleaned daily, with new towels daily if required. Quality shower, no bath.
Wide selection of cold food (cereal, fruit, cheese, sliced meats, rolls, etc) available for breakfast, plus different warm options everyday (not sure what some of them were, but tasted fine!!). Open 7am - 10am.
Only downside was the hotel bar was a large virtually empty space. Which made it a bit soul less/ no atmosphere, very few people seemed to use it. However there was a great little local's bar (The Queen) about a minutes walk down the street towards the centre, about 1GBP for a large beer (Considerably cheaper than bars on Vaci)
Room rate BandB 76EUR (roughly 50GBP) per night booked direct with the hotel.
First I would like to say that I am an experienced traveller, I worked in the travel industry for 15 years as a tour guide and resort manager, so I am more than used to experiencing the many and varied hotels, food and cultures on offer throughout the world. I mention this only to stop anyone thinking that my comments are due to my not being able to understand another countries ways and habits.
My wife and I went to stay for 3 nights at the Hotel Domina Fiesta in Budapest.
First impressions were very good, we had upgraded to a 'Superior room'.
As we entered the room we were hit with a wall of heat and could hardly breath. OK, so it was mid February and the weather outside was 5 degrees below, but this was a bit over the top.
After 5 minutes we could smell nothing but fried onions and it really was very strong.
We arrived on Valentines day and as it was a surprise trip for this occassion I had emailed the hotel to ask for a bottle of champagne to be in an ice bucket in the room. No Champagne. The following morning I went to reception to ask why the Champagne wasn't there and was just told that the girl must have forgotten, they found my email and a copy of their reply confirming my request. Up to and including the time we left they didn't have the decency to apologise and still haven't.
We decided as it was the first night to try their restaurant which is in a lovely setting in the basement, sadly the food did not live up to the surroundings or expectation.
Overall the hotel could and should have been a first class venue, its location is superb right in the centre, just 2 minutes from the main shopping street and the opera house, but I got the feeling that it just lacked the right management.
The staff were pleasant, but not as friendly as you would hope they would be.
The breakfast was embarrassing by any standard. Poor selection and seemed to be made out of whaever was left over from the previous nights dinner menu. A sort of stew with some cake bread toasted. Burnt and I mean really badly burnt scrambled eggs.
A few cold meats a couple of pears and the juice, well the juice had long ago forgotten what it was supposed to be.
Slightly coloured water that vaguely tasted of sugar. Certainly by no stretch of the imagination could it be called JUICE.
All in all a pretty dismal failure.
As far as the rest of the 3 days are concerned, all I can say is that it was an experience in how not to treat tourists.
We decided to take a 3 hour tour. As an ex tour guide I always find that this is the best way to try and get your bearings in a new city.
The guide was almost non existant. The taped tour that we tried to listen to was mostly music with no more than about 6 to 10 minutes in the whole 3 hours of commentary.
If that is all that they think of their own city, how do they expect a visitor to get a good impression.
It would seem to me that this is a city that is ready for a makeover. It needs someone to get in quick and shake it up a bit.
I'm sure that it is a beautiful city, but if so why are they not proud to show it off. 6 to 10 minutes of history and information in 3 hours. Bad show.
But there it is, you pays yer money and takes yer choice.
I for one would never want to go back again and I would certainly never reccommend it to anyone.
This is the first bad review I have EVER written in these pages, I always try and find only positive things to say and write about after my travels.
I'm hard pressed to do this on this occassion.
Gerry (Bath / Bristol area. UK)
very central, good value for money
We stayed here in summer 2003, and were very happy with the standard of the hotel. Our room was clean, modern, had satellite TV, and maid service was great. In the morning, breakfast was eaten in a huge arched cellar restaurant.
A longish walk to the nicer parts of Budapest (Buda, Fisherman's Bastion, Chain Bridge etc) but this isn't much of a problem. Especially if you get the metro.