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We didn't miss the bus!! (Mostly because we took the train)
After making breaky and packing up our flat in Salzburg we boarded our train and arrived in Budapest, Hungary - 6 hours later.
As usual, Becca booked an excellent flat with a perfect location and charming features. It also has good security- 5 locks, 4 different keys. Dang. Not sure if we should feel safe or creeped out...
Not much to ...
... zombies, the wisely or unwisely, went on a bike tour of the city. Vlad nearly got wiped out by a trolley and Ivan talked smut with the tour guide who was on the same wavelength as Ivan, pointing out all the beautiful women (as if he thinks of anything else!!) we covered most of the city, so the sightseeing was virtually done. That night we went to a last dinner with our tour mates who were getting off in Boobyfest. There were 4 of us who were going ...
Had an amazing 3 days in Budapest! Can't wait to come back! Even with the flooding damage and the high Danube, the city was very much alive with tourism and there were people everywhere. Hostel was in Buda, which was the hilly side of the Danube. It is also the side of the castle. Walked across the 'chain bridge' ...
... market stalls and square. Really like the atmosphere, not all pretty and perfect, a bit raw. Think Julia Gillard is here?.. Aussie flag flying at Parliament House. We had a look at the castle. They are sandbagging as the water retaining barriers look like they will breach. The population is only 5.3 million. It is famous for its emerging wine industry that was squashed during the communist regime. The people are so happy to be free, since 1984 I think? Marie Theresa had ...
... it was a little confusing at times due to the ever changing boarders of Hungary, a country which has been invaded and taken over throughout history, and seemingly interchangeable names used for the country.
Museum two of the day was the House of Terror, a memorial to those who fell victim to the two terror regimes in which Hungary endured - the Nazis and the Soviets. This is by far the best museum I have ever visited. Moving ...
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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.