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... dark and not willing to trust the notorious taxis we find the hotel at 1073 Budapest Erzsebet Kart 43-49 via Google. Outside the tourist areas Budapest is grittier than the other European cities we have been to, reminders of a harsh past, closer at hand. A lot of people live on the street. Physically the area of Pest we are in looks familiar because it's like Melbourne. Both cities had building booms in the late nineteenth century and have the same grand boulevards ...
... Ken". the guy works for the railroad and looks and acts just like Ken. even his mannerisms. he was our tag-along throughout the night. i check with information, showing my reservation on a train that has already left and why we missed it. He says just wait for the next on at 11:30pm, in 3 1/2 hours. We sit for an hour and I decide to ask again at information. A new guy says go ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ibis Budapest 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!
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.
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
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 tèr 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!
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.
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).