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... walk to the beach from the bus station. We opted to take a taxi instead of making the trek with our bags after a long bus ride. We found the hostel which was just behind a mosque and had a terrace overlooking the ocean. We never did see a guy named Steve, but where given a room by a nice old lady who probably was Steve's mother. We settled in and went and heard the call of prayer from the mosque just before sunset from our terrace. We went out in search of a good place to eat ...
... spirit. Never again. After a few drinks the girls had to go as they had work in the morning but we said goodbye and told them to come down and see us in little old New Zealand anytime. Our trip to Budapest wouldn't have been the same without meeting them so we're very glad we stumbled into that quiz night! On our last day we did a free walking tour of the city which was about three hours. It was good to see the city and get some more history. Only negative was we had a tour ...
... Gorgeous views of the city, but the heat has returned and we were boiling. Made it down, met Jim and headed to the Opera house. Since we were delayed by our climb, we missed our tour and needed to wait about 30 minutes. Jim wanted to head back, but our guide convinced him to wait. So while the group traipsed onto another square, we had gelato and sat in the shade. I have to say, I'm really glad we stayed, ...
... I finished the time there with a massage. Not quite a massage atmosphere but the massage itself was awesome! I reunited with Hols about 12 and we headed down the main boulevard through Heroes square and had some lunch! It was divine. Best of the whole trip and quite cheap. We went all out and had 3 courses.,.why not? (grilled ewe cheese with apple chutney, a burger with the worlds best chips and strawberry creme brûlée...if you were wondering!) Post lunch, full to ...
... 20 years of beer and gambling later. He was very helpful; he went with me to the station to buy a ticket to Prague. He showed me the best place to exchange money, the grocery store, the drug store.
We then went for what turned out to be a really long stroll around the city while he told me how he'd spent time working in hotels in North Carolina and in Pittsburgh, and do I have any job leads for him? Apparently, Hungarian women are the ...
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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.