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... option – even with the big burly security men on the door. Enter through a maze of doorways and plastic curtains, and you’re in a rabbit warren of rooms and bars and quirky artefacts. Want to sit in half a bath? This is the place to do it (although it didn’t look like the comfiest of seating options). Want a shisha water pipe with a range of fruity flavours? Yep, this is the place. Want to buy a carrot? Um, yes, this is also an option ...
... for a while longer! Gross! We arrived in Budapest at around 10:30 in the morning. The first thing that we did was book our overnight train from Budapest to Munich. Because it is the night before Oktoberfest we were worried that it would be booked out. We were unable to make a reservation at the train station in Romania or online. We were disappointed to learn that all of the ...
... by a variety of entertainment. We had performances of medieval music on period instruments, a fire eater/twirler and a belly dancer (group consensus was that she shouldn't give up here day job!). The dinner gave us a chance to reflect on the trip, thank our leader Tomi and recognise that we'd had a really great group to travel with. On our slow walk back to our hotel, we visited an interesting local drinking spot. It was designed for the ...
... of split this blog entry into two, but my recent lack of keeping up with my "one a day" proposition leaves me in a spot where writing one long blog is probably going to happen. So where do I start?
In communist Hungary (preceeding their independence in 2004) it was considered the most lenient communism of the 20th century, but still had people in a bit of a pickle. Just a quick background of history, the Hungarians, in my opinion, have a right to be a ...
... stop doing it whenever Michael or I looked their way to say something to them. The sight of the Castle, Bridge, and the Parliament all lit up at night was worth the walk in the cold. It was quite stunning and I got some great pics.
After we walked across Chain Bridge Michael and I stated we were heading back to the hotel. Sarah stated she wanted to go up to the castle, no guessing who was quick to volunteer to go with her. We had timed ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Leo Panzio Budapest
Loved Leo Panzio!!
We loved Leo Panzio! Very clean, helpful friendly staff, great location! Can't complain about it at all!
A great budget hotel in a great central location
Having stayed there twice, I can confirm that some rooms are smaller that others, but the cleanliness and helpful service makes up for this. Not surprisingly, the breakfast room and its variety was small but very adequate.
While this hotel is right in the center of town above one of the main metro stations, it is also within walking distance of the Danube and many sights. Even though this is on a busy street, the double glazed windows and air conditioned rooms leave you with a quiet night's sleep.
I can highly recommended this clean, comfortable, basic hotel.
Comfortable, modern and well located
The Leo Panzio provided a wonderful refuge from the hot weather. It's not much to look at from the outside, but the room
was perfect and the price was excellent (89 Euro). The A/C was delightful, the decor was warm and modern, and the beds were probably the most comfortable we slept in during our entire trip. The staff was helpful and after checking out we were able to store our bags there for the day since our train didn't leave until later in the evening. I recommend the Leo Panzio without hesitation!
We stayed at Leo Panzio three nights. We loved the friendly staff, the old elevator, the courtyard and the location. The room was lovely, though small, with a balcony and beautiful view. A double room was only 89 Euro/night, with breakfast and tax, booking through the hotel's e-mail. The rooms are air conditioned and have a tv and mini-bar. We would definitely stay there again!
Nice hotel and great price/location
We were pleasantly surprised by this hotel in a great location and high quality rooms. Served continental breakfast which was included. Best hotel on our whole 3 week trip of Europe. The hotel is well signed so it was easy to get in the entrance, but did take some trial and error once we entered the courtyard and took the right elevator. All the comforts of a hotel chain on the inside but in a great location! Definately would stay again.
Clean and friendly in a good location
We spent one night here and found it a very good place to stay. We stayed in room 10, which had good views of the city's lovely architecture and toward the Danube. The room was spacious enough for our needs, and the high ceilings create a very nice atmosphere. The bed was extremely comfortable - the best of my whole trip (which included 5 different hotels). The young staff were friendly. The breakfast was adequate. The location is very good.
My experience of the small hotel Leo Panzio was a mix of good and not so good.
Small but clean and modern
This place was great. The small size of the room was definitely outweighed by its convenient location (right over the ferenciek ter subway station), helpful staff who spoke good english, stylish furnishings, and overall cleanliness.
Building looks old from the outside. But the metro is directly in front of the building. Very convenient! Once you get inside, everything is modern and clean. The staffs as well as the people of Budapest are very friendly and charming.
The Leo Panzio is a great choice for travellers looking for a clean, comfortable stay in central Pest at a reasonable price. Situated near the Elizabeth bridge and Pest's main commercial shopping centre, the hotel is in easy reach of the river and the main attractions that Budapest has to offer. To get to places further a field, there is a metro station one minute's walk from the hotel's front door and tram number 2 from across the road runs alongside the length of the Danube.