Mercure Budapest Buda
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Hello (fun factoid - 'hallo/hello' is actually a Hungarian word, meaning I can hear you!) New Zealand! As mentioned in the last blog today was a full day of sight-seeing in the beautiful Hungarian city of Budapest. Once again in the morning there was the opportunity for a run which gave another perspective on the surrounding areas of our hotel. …
WOW! What a city! Or should we say two cities? Wonderful historical sites and a fairytale castle on the hill. We had a long day yesterday trying to see as much as possible and finished with a short river trip watching the sun set on the magnificent River Danube, grey not blue, sad to say. The city is busy as we have arrived …
... it's certainly not our policy to linger in museums or cathedrals so that's indicative that it was interesting. For something lighter I went to view the statues of heroes and the Communist era statues in Heroes Park (it's not often that they are described as the light option!). All the Soviet era icon statues are here as they were collected from all around the city and rather than being ...
... brides, one if the weddings was on the castle wall just below. It's beautiful and so romantic Went to folklore festival near the castle. Very festive. Had a beer in the bier garden. Then back to the hotel for postcards. Met the group in the bar for a drink, then on to Pieterro for dinner. Had some great, Hungarian red wine, goulash soup and halibut. Shared some dessert, and before we knew it, 3 hours had passed. Very nice people, and lots of ...
... juice. Once again this was a better meal than I would have had at home. We landed an hour later in London (8am).
Leah and I made our way into the London airport only to find no posted gate for our connecting flight to Budapest (which began boarding in less than hour). The only signs we could find stated that our gate opened at 8:55 and that then it would tell us which number. So we stood and waited and watch the most odd collection of people and ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Mercure Budapest Buda
Mercure Buda Excellent Value
I thought this hotel was excellent. Like the previous reviewer I was on the 8th floor and found the room spot on. The hotel is ideally located for sightseeing and socialising. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and the breakfast plentiful and varied. We paid £37 per night for a double room with breakfast which we thought was outstanding considering we paid £70 for a night at what can only be described as fawlty towers in the shape of the Britainnia Airport hotel at Newcastle Airport. A flashback to the mid 70's.
We stayed there for two nights on Christmas holidays of 2004. Location was very convenient - 3-5 minutes to metro station and walking distance to key sightseeing spots in buda area such as palace, cathedral and old villages.
Good value, well placed
We booked this hotel through a low cost airline's affiliated travel company so we were expecting budget accommodation. But for the price we got a very comfortable room which was very clean and exceeded our expectations in terms of facilities. It has a swimming pool, sauna & jacuzzi & the bedrooms have a hairdryer and a minibar but no tea and coffee making facilities or iron/board.
The staff were generally very friendly although the restaurant staff were a little reserved. The hot buffet breakfast was excellent the only criticism being that the tea was a little cold both mornings. The hotel is excellently placed for the metro which is 5 minutes walk. We thought that this hotel was really great value and would use it again.
I stayed here and found it very good. Location just minutes from Castle Hill and close by tram or metro to everything of interest. Literally a two minute walk to the red line at Deli pu. Breakfast superb, rooms great and warm and clean, pool lovely, staff friendly and helpful, prices excellent. I would recommend it to anyone!! Great value too!
I agree with emiller444. This hotel is a disappointment. The room wasn't clean and has an old aspect. The hotel is far of the center. I will never return there again.
I was not as impressed with the Mercure Buda as the other reviewers. The hotel was a standard 4* hotel catering to tours. The food (breakfast buffet and dinner) was typical mediocre tour food. The people at the desk were not particularly helpful. I wanted information about walking tours I had found on the internet and they were only interested in selling me a particular company's bus tours. They were neither helpful or pleasant about getting information for me.
Great hotel for the money
Very warm, clean, nicely decorated hotel with an inviting bar and very lavish breakfast spread. I thought the hotel staff was nice but clueless. This is a hotel that accommodates many large tour groups - any request we had about the noise level of the 50 teens staying on our floor went unanswered and simple questions about taxis, the bill, etc. were above their heads. English was a problem. Something else to consider is the location: it is walking distance to the castle district but it's approx 300 steps up. You need to take the subway to get to pest - only a 5 minute ride though but public transportation stops at 11 pm. If you'd rather save the money and stay a bit out of the way then this is a very good choice. BTW, we booked on octopus and got great rates.
Enjoyed our stay!
My boyfriend and I went to Central Europe this past summer and our first stop was Budapest. We stayed at the Mercure Buda for 3 nights.
When in Budapest, there is the Buda side(more historical, and hilly) and there is the Pest side(more of the modern part of Budapest and flat). I prefer to stay on the Buda side, and this hotel is very close to the historical centers like Castle District. It is also a 2-5 minute walk to the train station and a tram stop that takes you around the city. The transportation system here is great!! We really loved the breakfast selection, and the fruits that was served was really good!
Beautiful city and nice hotel to stay in! Would love to visit this city again!
My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our four night stay. There is a really buzz about the hotel. It is very central- just a few minutes stroll to the castle district. The bedrooms are very well appointed, the reception staff are very accomodating and efficient. There is a great choice of foods at breakfast and the hotel bar is open until late. The exterior of the hotel belies the warmth and quality of the interior. The only criticism we have is that we could smell an odour of cigarette smoke in our room.
Excellent in every measure
the mercure buda is excellent! very clean. excellent service. superb wide ranging breakfast buffet included in rate - $51 USD nov. '03 single room from octopustravel.com. great views of castle district from east facing rooms. one block from metro - 5 mins to city center on metro.