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... walk a couple of km to a memorial on the opposite river bank to a group of Jews who were marched to the river and shot in the last days of the war. It's horrible to hear more stories of what the nazis did during WW11, but in fact the Russians don't seem to have been much better! When I came back, Brian was so ill, I went off to find a chemist and buy medication for ...
... cooked in a lovely spice and for tomorrow Hungarian Goulash and vegetables. For the three of us for two nights, $20. We could live very, very cheaply here and eat amazingly delicious food with equally delicious wines for a very long time. The weather really deteriorated late this afternoon and we opted to give away any thoughts of doing anything else but returning to our lovely apartment and relaxing for a couple of hours. Hopefully tomorrow will be ...
... I would definitely recommend a Segway tour! * We had ice creams that she scooped into the shape of a rose * Easyhotel was a interesting and very orange room * rubix cubes and ballpoint pens were invented in Hungary * the memorial in liberty square is a Russian memorial set up in soviet occupation and the the only memorial not lit up at night * statues and memorials set up by previous occupies ( German and soviet) weren't destroyed but removed and placed altogether just outside the ...
... Hapsburg rule, interspersed with world wars, and various kings and queens. With each period new aspects of the city were added - bridges, islands, palaces and houses of parliament. All in all, a very informative (and warm) cruise.
Got off the river boat, and we were immediately hit by the freezing temperature - must have been below freezing. It also seems like the whole population ...
... killing me by now. Back to the apartment for a vegan pizza dinner before our Hungarian Folk Dance at the Budai Vigado. The Hungaria Folk Ensemble presented a two part program of traditional folk dance with the costumes and music of the time. There were a couple of steps I wish I could imitate. That might be a good suggestion for Dancing with the Stars. One energetic dance by the men was from the Fkektelaki dances in ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBoscolo Budapest, Autograph Collection
We loved our stay in this hotel packed with history. The service was amazing & the hotel was pure luxury. The only downside is that the hotel is quite a distance from the main tourist & shopping areas & is in a rather gritty neighborhood. If you go- the Hop On/Hop off buses stop at the Hotel/The New York Cafe so you can use it to get around easily (except after 6pm)
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Grand Hall, Good Location, wonderful service.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Boscolo Budapest, Autograph Collection
Our decision to stay at the New York Palace in Budapest for our Christmas visit to the city was influenced by the reputation of Boscolo Hotel brand and also the building of the Budapest property, along with the website of the hotel. After our stay here, I do not think I will be recommending the Boscolo Hotels to my friends or colleagues, nor do I expect to be a repeat guest.
Beautiful Property!!! Terrible Service...
We have just returned from a long weekend at the New York Palace in Budapest. The hotel is magnificent but the service needs to be improved a lot.
The palace by itself it is an experience... The cafe and restaurant, definitely are from a real luxurious palace, very well renovated.
The staff, in general, try hard to be nice to people, but the lack of trayning is hudge... As an advice, I would give them an year untill the service can be improved...
Dispite this, if you are in Budapest, do not miss the New York Cafe!!!
This Hotel looks good on paper, that's where it stops. Myself and my wife went there for 4 days over the festive period for a relaxing break. Firstly, they gave us the wrong room, they changed this without much fuss. The cafe/ main restaurant/ bar was freezing, I kept my coat on while drinking my first and only coffee there! This hotel lacks service, warmth and passion for excellence, and yet it charges very high prices. I would not recommend it unless you are planning to use it as a sleep only base. They tried to charge us for breakfast which was included in our rate on two seperate occasions. There appears to be no service manager. The staff never smile and appear to have no interest in looking after their guests. The Gala Ball was held in the main foyer of the hotel, it cost €200 per person and we decided not to go. We were told we would have to leave the hotel and find a bar locally, as all hotel facilities would be for gala guests only, even though we were residents. One of the architectural features of this hotel is the fact that all the floors have a balcony type view into the main atrium/foyer. this meant that the sound of the trumpets from the jazz band could be heard until 3am, with only 6 people dancing between 2am and 3am, while the rest of the hotel could not sleep with the noise.
This hotel takes the five star experience to the highest level. We stayed in a corner suite and it was gorgeous. It contained a sitting room, his and hers walk in closets, huge bedroom and huge bath with separate dressing area. The hotel itself is beyond gorgeous. They spent a huge amount of money restoring it to it's former grandeur (it was the headquarters of the New York Life Insurance Company in Budapest prior to WWI) and did a stellar job. You just can't stop looking. The breakfast is unbelievable and the breakfast area contrasts with the rest of the hotel in that it is very modern and chic. The service is unparalleled. In fact, I think it is the best service I've ever had anywhere in any property five star or otherwise. The spa is a dream world. All I can encourage you to do is go look at their website and believe that all you see is much more fabulous in reality. We were there for four nights and honestly we hated to leave. The only drawback is that it is located in an area not convenient to either the river or the shopping streets; however, taxis are very reasonable and the bellman will get one for you AND you can charge it to your room. When we return to Budapest, there is no doubt in our minds that this is where we will stay.
What a wonderful hotel! True 5* luxury! The building is absolutely stunning, inside and out. The Italian renaissance styling is so striking that I am amazed I didn't walk into people as I wandered through the lobby for the first time. They really have got it spot on with this hotel. The rooms are beautiful and comfortable, and that's just for the most basic, delux rooms. The top end suites must be out of this world! My boyfriend and I stayed there just recently for a 5 day city break and it is a great location for sightseeing - very central in Pest with good transport facilities and easy walking distance everywhere. The staff were very helpful and friendly to us; no job was too much trouble.
A friend and I stayed here for 2 nights and enjoyed it from start to finish. From the moment we walk through the door we received amazing service.
Have just stayed at the New York Palace for 3 days. Absolutely fantastic hotel, staff very helpful. The hotel is situated next to a Metro station so ideal for getting around Budapest. Breakfast was expensive cost us equivalent of £25 for two people! Much cheaper to have breakfast in their New York Cafe if you don't mind having a toasted sandwich or croissant. Hotel recommended Rezkakas Restaurant for Hungarian meal, it was brilliant with live gipsy music, go if you can.
Nice hotel but very lousy service at the cafe
I went early June with some of my friends to have a drink at the New York hotel, and we were extremelly disappointed by the service. We had to wait, they came up with the wrong orders many times, no smile... in Summary, if you go just check the building it is breath taking and go and have a drink somewhere else e.g. at the Corinthia, 150 meters from the New York Palace or even better go to the Four Seasons Gresham where the service is really good (Number 1 in Budapest), what you would expect for a palace! not like the ones that you were exposed to at the New York palace!
Opulent splendour! This was the icing on the cake in Budapest. We stumbled upon the hotel after going into the New York Cafe. It was awe-inspiring. We checked out of our previous hotel and spent a night here. The rooms are huge and the last word in luxury, the staff are SO eager to help in every way possible and it is just a magnificent hotel. We would thoroghly recommend anyone to stay here, especially if it's a 'special trip'. We are now going to Rome and booking the Exedra there.
I felt like royalty
My boyfriend and I stayed here after reading a review of it's opening in the NY Times. The hotel is in one of the most gorgeous, awe inspiring buildings in Budapest, inside and out, and the staff and service are top class. The hotel was still being built when we stayed there (got a great discount), so they gave us a suite with our own balcony and a room the size of a house. It was private, immaculate, and I bigger than our NY apartments combined. I also loved Budapest in general, but I think that is partly due to my posh accomidations there. I definitely recommend this for a first class romantic and memorable vacation. The attached New York Cafe is spectacular as well.