Ibis Budapest Centrum
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... are spectacular and mom got her first glimpse of the Royal Palace and the St. Mathias Church.
This evening we went in search for a typical Hungarian fish soup called balaszle. Unfortunately, the hotel's recommended restaurant did not have it so we had to opt for another option. I had the chicken paprikash, while mom and dad tried the local fresh water fish. We also had our first taste of the regions' ...
... zoom lens on my camera. It was fantastic!!! So I have a couple of super impressive shots!! Who does that??? The only downside to our visit has been the heat. Apparently, they are experiencing record breaking temperatures. I am sporting a sun burn if you can believe it. We've been taking lots of water breaks but I feel dehydrated and zapped. When I told Ashley, she giggled and said "finally!" I think the highlight for Ashley has been the Szecheni ...
... 322;o nam o popluskanie się w tych starszych obiektach a nie współczesnych basenach, które są niemalże wszędzie na świecie). I rzeczywiście są miejscem, które robi wrażenie. Wnętrze wymaga raczej remontu. Połączenie zaniedbanych sal, wystroju jak w sanatorium z filmów z lat 80. i smrodu wód leczniczych nie zachęca do ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ibis Budapest Centrum
Spotless and central we loved the Ibis Centrum
We spent a fantastic weekend in Budapest and the Ibis Centrum lived up to the rest of our experience. The hotel is perfectly situated seconds from Kalvin Ter metro (on the same line as the airport link station)and less than five minutes walk from the Danube on the Pest side. It's very new and spotlessly clean. The room was quite spacious and we had an 8th floor room at the front of the hotel with a fantastic view across to the hill of Buda. The only slight criticism would be the single (thin) pillow - we stuffed the bedspread underneath to bump them up and the maid got the message the next day and left extra pillows!. Bathroom was small but okay with a good shower. The reception staff were very friendly and efficient and all spoke fluent English and booked tours for us at short notice. Breakfast buffet was standard continental fare with cold meats and cheeses, nothing fancy but did what it said on the tin, and plenty of space to dine. Plenty of cheap (and not so cheap) places to eat in the vicinity. We found the restaurants in the same street quite pricey, a five minute walk to the South end of the main shopping street Vati Utca leads to an area with good and cheap Greek and Thai restaurants together with Italian and Hungarian options. All told a great hotel choice!
Perfect location, nice staff
I visited this hotel last weekend with a friend and we really liked it. Especially the location in Pest is perfect. It's in a street full of nice restaurants and pubs (do go to Soul cafe restaurant, good food, friendly staff and it looks really nice). Kalvin ter underground station is just around the corner and you can travel most of Budapest comfortably and fast with the underground, but if you don't mind walking a bit you can also do most sightseeing in Pest on foot.
Breakfast is continental, It was okay, enough choice, and the breakfast area was clean and bright and not to crowded.
The room itself was quite spacious I thought. It's basic (no hairdryer and coffee/tea facilities for instance) and we didn't have a bath (powerful and hot shower though, which was good), but the room was clean, had airco and the television has got BBC world and CNN and also some German channels. It was good value for money. We paid 164 euros for a twin room and breakfast for two nights via Octopus.
What I didn't like were the beds, they were too hard for my taste. And although we were on the 7th floor, we didn't sleep with the windows open because of the streetnoise (although it wasn't extremely noisy). Staff was really friendly!
staying at an ibis is usually a safe bet you know what you are going to get and no nasty surprises this hotel is no exception usual room layout very clean and helpfull staff the hotel has a larger breakfast room than most i have stayed in so plenty of tables and no waiting the location of the hotel is near perfect. outside the hotel there are plenty of restaurants and bars the underground is two minutes walk away. it is best to buy a one day travel card which covers the underground , trams and buses as for transfers from the airport we caught a taxi from the airport which cost about £14 which between four people is not to bad. so for price and location this hotel is well worth a visit
Loved the Soul cafe on Raday Ucta
At the bottom end of pest but still a brilliant location on Raday Ucta (5 mins from the bottom of Vaci Ucta), Kelvin ter metro is liertally on the doorstep to take you to all the sights. The hotel is basic (travel lodge type standard) but you know what you are getting and the price was ok at £60 a night with breakfast. Please go to the Soul Cafe just down the street, we ate there twice and the food was exceptional in taste, amount and value! We did the Legenda night cruise on the Danube, bit of a rip off at £12 each for an hour but it was quite romantic (you get a free DVD if you reserve seats by email). Budpest has an excellent cafe culture, nothing better than having a large glass of wine relaxing in the sun after sightseeing and at approx £1.50 a glass it's very cheap! Get off the Metro at Oktogen and head for a street called Liszt Ferenc Ter it has a row of very cool cafes, we found must places shut at midnight but up here they stay open a bit later.
Maybe the best choice in budapest
it's located raday utca, a street that is famous in budapest to be absolutely FULL of restaurant and pubs (even if not the cheapest ones in town).
it's 30 steps distance from Kalvin tčr metro station, which makes any visit easier.
staff helpful and speaking a perfect english (some of them speak italian too!).
free internet access.
not that cheap...
quite small rooms.
in general it's a great place to stay, deserves a visit. avoid the luxury hotel on the danube (which are ALL far from metro stations) and have fun at ibis centrum!
Not too bad
Ok its a big hotel chain so you pretty much know what to expect. All very bland and conformist but you probably won't have a bad experience.
Our room was quite small. There was no bin in the room for some reason. The shower was a bit dodgy. Location was good. You literally step outside the front door onto a little street full of bars and restaurants. But its a quiet street so there's no noise in the rooms. There's a computer downstairs so you can use the internet for free which is great. The hotel is also close to the river and not too far a walk from the main shopping area. Overall not a bad place to stay.
A couple of things to watch out for though in Budapest. If you're a wine drinker, keep an eye on the prices. The prices usually quoted are for 1 measure of wine but they usually bring you a double measure and charge you double the price. I think thats normal but we didn't know that when we went and it came as a surprise! Also in restaurants they usually add a tip on themselves.
Great Location, nice place to stay
This is a nice clean modern hotel located on a street full of cafes and restaurants. The Central market and other attractions are within walking distance. The staff speak good English and are very helpful.
Great location, Excellent price, Good quality 3 star hotel.
The hotel is still fairly new and looks it. The rooms are typical Ibis quality, ie you know what you're gonna get.... There is a Metro station 50m away and the main shopping street is about 200m. Found the staff to be reasonably helpful.
Don't bother getting a taxi from the airport. We used public transport - bus is 20 mins to Metro and Metro is 20 mins to hotel (Kalvin Ter). Cost less than £1 (about $1).
Excellent location for the cities bars and pubs...
A good hotel, like other Ibis, no frills, excellent location, at Raday utca. But is important to notice that the 75 euros for a room not include the brakfast: you'll pay 16 euros more (for a couple). Actually it will cost 91 euros a day...Not so cheap...
For this 8 euros/person they charge you the breakfast you can have a really good lunch or diner in Budapest.
Hidden side of Budapest centre
I have good experiences with the Ibis hotel chain. I use it for business travels, but if you want an affordable price and the hidden side of Budapest center, Ibis is recommendable. The Deak ter metro station is just next to it and from there you reach any part of the beautiful city.
It is located in a nice street with plenty of cafes and restaurants which don't maintain the "tourist prices", but they are on a very good local price level. Tasty Hungarian food and cosy places (especially the tea house just opposite to it).