Normafa Hotel

Address: Eotvos ut 52 - 54, Budapest, 1121, Hungary | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located in the Hegyvidék area of Budapest, is near Heroes' Square (Hosok tere), Vaci Street (Vaci utca), Vorosmarty Square (Vorosmarty ter), and Bela Bartok Memorial House.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsNormafa Hotel Budapest

    Reviewed by freddies_world

    Great Views

    Reviewed Mar 15, 2012
    by (5 reviews) Savannah , United States Flag of United States

    This hotel was a last minute stay as there was nowhere else to stay withing the city. It is completely outside of the city but public transportation will get you there without any problems. Peace and serenity will find you here.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Historical Traveler Reviews Normafa Hotel Budapest

    Fantastic hotel with friendly service in a tranquil location...


    The Normafa Hotel is on the Buda Hills in a quiet and tranquil location - it's just 20 minutes by bus 21 or 90 to Moscow Square, from which you can catch the Metro or simply walk to various areas of interest such as the Royal Palace.

    Within 2 minutes of the hotel is a fantastic viewing point, from which you can see the city - I would highly recommend visiting both during the day and at night. (If you're going to do the latter, a torch would be a good idea, as there are not many streetlamps about!) Also within walking distance is János-hegy (Janos Hill) with its Watch Tower that provides even better views of Budapest.

    The hotel itself represents excellent value for money. The rooms are very modern and clean, and the staff provide a friendly and efficient service. The buffet breakfast is slightly limited compared to others I have seen, but the hotel offer to make other items such as pancakes and cooked breakfasts freshly to order, at no extra charge. I thought this was a nice touch.

    In terms of facilities, it's hard to fault this hotel. The Internet Room provides a PC, as well as the ability to connect your own laptop if you wish, at no charge. If you'd like to use a laptop in your room, wireless access is available throughout the hotel - the cards can be purchased at reception. In addition, the Games Room contains a billiards table, DVD player, chess board and table football. We didn't try out the swimming pool or fitness centre, but that looked impressive too.

    The Cafe & Grill restaurant just outside the hotel (owned by the Normafa) is wonderful - particularly impressed with the soups. Vegetarian food wasn't a problem at all! However if you're new to Hungary, be aware that drinks are often priced per dl rather than per glass - we weren't aware of this on our first day!

    By the way, single bus tickets can be purchased at reception - they are 170 Ft each. This is definitely a convenient service. If you're going as a tourist, I would advise against the Budapest Card, as a lot of attractions are free anyway, so it seems to represent pretty poor value for money. Single journey tickets for the bus and metro are fairly cheap...

    Thanks to all at the Normafa Hotel for a wonderful stay!

    Normafa Hotel - Great Place - Great Base


    A lovely hotel perched high up in the hills overlooking Budapest. Take a walk over the road to the other side of the hill (about 3 minutes away) for the most breath-taking views - see photo. Very good food. Breakfast excellent. Recommend going half board. Rooms a little on the small side but clean and functional. Staff very friendly and helpfull. Has a nice swimming pool so pack the cosys! Takes about 15 minutes to get into the city by bus and about 20 minutes back (because of the hill). If you are going for more than two days recommend getting the Budapest travel anywhere, and good discounts (sometimes free) on entry to loads of sites...just flash the card! It will more than pay for itself.

    Have a nice time. Feel free to e-mail me if I can help with any queries!

    Super location


    My partner and I stayed at Normafa for a long weekend (4 nights) in the last week of August. The hotel is next to the nature reserve which affords very pleasant walks and a wonderful view of the city. It is also very convenient to go to town as the terminus for bus No 21 is just down the road and it runs very frequently. Get a tourist travel card (1 day, 3 days or 5 days) for unlimited use on public transport! The hotel room is comfortable and the restaurant serves good food!

    Perfect Choice


    What a find!! Booked a mid week break for my wife and I whilst the kids were away on an activity week. Couldn't believe our luck. The hotel is in a beautiful location right in the heart of the Buda hills. Spotlessly clean with polite and attentive staff. Not much around the hotel but the nearby outdoor grill is wonderful, great food and and atmosphere at reasonable prices, ideal for relaxing after a hard day's sight seeing. The hotel is a little way out of the centre but buses run very regularly (number 21 or 90) and take you direct to a tube station. You can be in the city centre within half an hour for a few pence. The pool and health/fitness centres are great (treat yourself to a massage - wonderful) We could not fault the place, thoroughly recommended.

    Beautiful Hotel


    I went to Budapest with my wife to a wedding of a friend of mine that lives there. Despite what he said to us, about booking hotel in the centre of the city, I booked this one anyway because we had a rented car. The hotel was a wonderful surprise: a marvellous swimming pool, the breakfast in a beautiful balcony in front of the pool, a very nice personnel and a perfect cleanliness.

    I recommend this hotel. The only con is the location, although it is in a very beautiful natural landscape, it is a bit far from the centre, but I think you could go by bus, and it takes about 20m.

    Great hotel but avoid the fried potatoes !


    Stayed at the Normafa June 2005 for a couple of nights before moving down into Budapest.......the Normafa seems quite convenient for visits to the city however and would make an excellent base.

    It's an extremely pleasant hotel with excellent walking in the Buda Hills on the doorstep. The heated swimming pool is just great.

    The staff were very friendly and the food quite O.K. except for the fried spuds...served hidden under a good wienerschnitzel they were terrible!!

    The room was quiet and comfortable.

    We plan to make a return visit.

    Honest review - Normafa


    I booked the hotel for short break for my wife, myself and 10 yr old son from Internet recommendations. I was absolutely delighted with what I found. Excellent outdoor heated pool, leisure facilities, first class dining options and friendly efficient service throughout. To be completely fair the only disappointment was lack of air conditioning but everything else more than compensated for this.

    The hotel is in a lovely location some distance out of city but with superb public transport links.

    I cannot recommend it highly enough.

    Hug the staff!


    Just a quickie - went for a weekend break from April 1-4 2005 and had a great time. The reception, bar and waiting staff couldn't be more friendly or helpful, the food was great (the menu is the same in both hotel restaurants - luckily it's good) and the rooms just fine. The satellite telly was out of synch (BBC World News pictures with World Service commentary) but who goes to Budapest for the TV? It's a shame the pool wasn't filled, but I dont think the heatwave was expected. Go!

    Beautiful hotel in beautiful landscape


    The hotel is a little bit outside of Budapest but you can reach the city centre in 20 minutes by bus and metro.

    The location is directly at the Buda hills so it is perfect for all outdoor activities at winter or summer.

    The rooms are clean, perefctly quiet and modern furnished

    If you do not mind being outside of the city the Normafa hotel is a very good choice.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Normafa Hotel Budapest

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