Hotel Kalvin House
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... the top floor and you work your way down. The elevator takes you from floor 1 (Remember, in Europe the ground floor is 0 not 1) to the basement. A somber movie appears as the elevator descends at the slowest pace imaginable! The walls of the elevator were actually windows allowing you to see just the black abyss to accompany the short film. I was feeling a little claustrophobic by the end, especially because the movie itself isn't meant to make ...
Throughout our Budapest trip one of the main things we wanted to see was the shoe memorial on the waterfront ( our poor Segway guide must have been sick of hearing about the shoes on our tour!). On the edge on the Danube are bronze shoes of all shapes and sizes made as a memorial to those killed under the Nazi regime and Occupation. It is said that they were shot on the edge of the river tied together in twos; only one was shot but they ...
... moving up the Danube towards Bratislava. While we are passing small towns, it is really amazing to see how much of the area is not developed. So far we have passed several areas where there are no lights at all and people are out on the banks of the river fishing and cooking their catch over large fires.
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We woke up quite late today and we got ready to go back to the shops. We had breakfast with everybody at an old style restaurant in the mall. I went back to H&M with mum while Natalie and max went somewhere else with dad. In H&M there was a big commotion because they had lost the things they were holding for us. After some arguing and looking around the store everything was sorted out. Dad and max ...
... in Hungarian - in hindsight, I regret not spending a little extra to get an audio guide - it was impossible not to be moved by the experience.
Following an intense morning, Laura, Lisa, Tom, and I decided to lighten the mood by having a bite to eat at Burger King before making our way down Andrassy Avenue toward Heroes' Square. Walking tree-lined Andrassy Avenue with Heroes' Square in sight at the end almost felt like deja vu... except substituting ...
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This is a good hotel in an excellent location for public transport with a Metro station and Tram stop close by. It is also only one block from the Danube and within easy walking distance of the indoor market and various restaurants and bars (the latter of which where shut in the majority for some reason). The rooms are clean exceptionally large and the hotels retains some period charm with the window shutters and high ceilings. Our rooms was 2 floors up on the road side and did experience some noise at night although nothing major. We chose to have a "suite" as there were four of us travelling and was more cost effective whilst affording privacy. Breakfast is plain but decent and the staff are moderately helpful (all the info you need is in the dining room and there is a free internet service there anyway). Whilst not luxurious this hotel is a nice alternative to the standard Ibis style modern box rooms and at a total cost of £280.00 for 4 people for 3 nights B&B it represents good value for money. the Jury is still out though on whether the Budapest Card that is offered to all tourists actually is good value for money though!!!!
Relaxed yet efficient
Three of us shared an enormous room with faded but comfortable furniture, quality linen, heaps of wardrobe space and a clean modern bathroom. If you like a bit of elegance but still need heaps of space to spread your gear out all over the floor, this is it. We aooreciated the relaxed yet very efficient service. The receptionists were very friendly and approachable and spoke excellent English. Amazing breakfasts: fresh yummy bread and rolls, cheese and yogurt, cold cuts,etc in the spotless and comfy dining room . Lovely balcony overlooking courtyard for a beer in the cool of the late afternoon. Really close to the markets and a great restaurant at the end of the street which serves regional specialities.
Just returned from this hotel after spending four nights there. The staff were really helpful, nothing was too much trouble. The breakfast was plentyful and fresh. Close to the tourist area bars and restuarants. The entrance to the hotel is a bit off putting but once you get past that hotel is a great, rooms spacious and clean. Would return to this hotel.
If you don't mind motorcycles zooming outside your windown, and towels that feel like sandpaper and sour milk on your cereal Kalvin House is for you. The location is convenient to transportation and walking and the rooms are large empty spaces with nice furniture.
Friendly, clean and central
Stayed for 4 nights in May and could not praise the staff more highly. When we arrived at 9.30 pm they booked a table for us at a local restaurant, which was pretty good food and really nice wine. Also they had booked us a taxi to and from the airport at a reasonable rate. There were plenty of information leaflets to pick up. Our rooms were large and beds the most comfortable ever. Bathrooms also spacious and clean. What you don't get are poncy toiletries and a naff hairdryer. Fab location near the central market and gellert baths.
A good, cheap Inn
Just returned from 2 nights in Budapest staying at the Inn-Side Kalvin House and have to say we were very happy with our choice. A nice BIG clean room in a quiet location. And the lift is now working fine
Buffet breakfast was more than adequate.
For the price, you really can't argue.
The best part though was the location. Right next to Kalvin Ter metro stop, and at the top of Raday Utca, which has some great restaurants and cafes/bars. We would go back tomorrow.
Just returned from Budapest where we spent six night in the Kalvin Haz Hotel. Steves says that this hotel is out of the way. This I would have to disagree with. It is a short walk to Liberty Bridge and the Kalvin Ter metro stop. Trams are close as well. That it is not in an extremely busy area of this wonderful city is probably a plus. The metro stop is two stops from the major metro interchange of three lines (Deak ter).
Overlook the Entrance
This hotel is not luxurious but the rooms are spacious and clean. The hotel entrance is not attractive, and during our December 2004 stay, we had to walk up a steep winding stairway to our room. We learned, however, that an elevator is being installed, which should improve the place significantly. The staff was very helpful, and the breakfast was more than adequate. Overall this Pest location was a good starting point for many of the places we wanted to visit.
Don't go here.
I would not go here! I had my camera stolen from my room. Management's answer was that I should have checked it. They denied respnsibility and besides, they never "saw it" so how could they be responsible.
Great Deal, Great Hotel
We stayed at the Kalvin House in May 2004 and simply loved it. Our enormous room had 14 foot ceilings (and drab furniture), a refrigerator and International CNN. The staff was fantastically helpful and kind (they even left a birthday card in our room on my birthday). The hotel is centrally located, just moments from the trams and subway and only a couple of blocks from the Danube.
The breakfast, included in the inexpensive price, is substantial enough to really fuel you up for the day.