Radisson Blu Beke Hotel, Budapest
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Today we woke up in Prague and hit the road at 8am for Budapest, Hungary. We stopped for lunch in Bratslava, Slovakia. We arrived in Budapest at 5pm. Tonight we went on a tour "Illumination Drive of Budapest", it is a beautiful city at night. A little rainy so our pictures were kept to a minimum. The city is divided into two parts by the river …
Happy belated Canada Day! The news today is filled with photos of William and Kate's royal visit to Canada and the events in Ottawa to celebrate our 144th birthday. I spent the day yesterday driving back from the chalet, visiting Annecy for lunch (kebabs at Ali Baba Kebab – thanks Dan for the recommendation), then finishing a whirlwind of …
WOW!!!!!!!!!! there are not enough words that can describe this amazing city, however anyone who knows how to speak hungarian will also know how hard it is. our trip took us from krakow via the country of slovakia, where in the middle of nowhere, but in winter a budget run down ski field we had lunch. the greatest laugh of the day came when the bar …
... and everything was relatively close, so we did quite a bit of wandering the first day. We were also supposed to meet up with a couple we had met in Krakow, but with limited internet we seemed to miss each other and it was there last day in Budapest and our first. Hopefully will get a chance to see them again at some point :)
There were a **** load of homeless people here, and in general Europe is pretty bad for this, but this was more than usual. Every street, alley ...
... are so friendly and laid back, they all seem to be very happy and enjoying life. We got the train over to Buda and then caught the bus that takes you up the hill to the old town where the Palace is located. It was very busy in this area as there was an Art & Folk Festival on and in the next few days it was also St Stephen's Day which celebrates the Hungarian King when he became a saint. We arrive at the old city which was so pretty and ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Radisson Blu Beke Hotel, Budapest
Solid, tourist-class hotel in a great location
I stayed at the Radisson SAS Beke Hotel as a part of a Virgin Vacations package trip. The hotel is totally fine; no frills, but certainly not bad at all and the location makes up for the lack of grandiose appointments that clutter the lobbies of many large hotels in Central Europe. The rooms were decently sized (for Europe), the bathroom quite clean, and the bed very comfortable.
The best part about the hotel is it's location. It's within a less than 5-minute walk to the subway station, and you can walk to all the biggest attractions that Budapest has to offer.
I will say this about the hotel: they have excellent staff. A few days before leaving, I emailed the general email address I found off a website and requested restaurant reservations. I honestly didn't think I'd ever hear from anyone. Within a few hours, I had received back an email confirming the reservations for me. The concierge was very, very helpful as well. I would definitely stay here again without hesitation.
Budapest isn't that great
My partner and i went away to Budapest for a long weekend with a 'room only' offer. The hotel was nice and clean and the rooms were about what you would expect from a city break. Nice, clean and just the right amount of space. We arrived nice and early on the first day and got a choice of rooms and size of the bed! The staff were friendly and spoke good english, minus one member of the conceierge team who was useless! I would recommend this hotel but get it and the trip on the cheap, it's really not worth spending so much on going to this city. Both of us did not enjoy Budapest and could not wait to come home. hotel is situated in a very good location with all sites within walking distance
This hotel could be the poster child for all of the (many) European hotels that trumpet their 4 star ratings but with rooms that can quickly be relegated to the 2-2.5 star class by US standards. The room was very small for its class, even by Euro standards, and noisy. The included breakfast was terrible. The common areas, such as the bar and lobby, were fine and the location not too bad, but overall it was just a bit of a disappointment. I would stay here again, but only at a bargain rate.
Nice hotel in good location
I booked this hotel after reading reviews on trip advisor and have to say I wasnt disappointed. The hotel is in a good location with everything within walking distance. Somebody had mentioned that the rooms were too small but I did not find this to be the case. Breakfast was excellent with a large choice. The staff were very friendly and helpful. My only (minor) complaint was that the swimming pool was pretty cold! I would definately go back to this hotel.
Should have stayed here
Just returned from a Globus tour that had booked two nights at this hotel, which is in a good location in Budapest. Unfortunately, Globus made a last minute switch to the Corinthian Aquincum which was totally out of the interesting part of the city. The Globus people tried hard to keep us from seeing where the SAS Beke Radisson is, but we came across it in our travels and were sorely ticked off! The Corinthian is a beautiful building but of no use to someone interested in seeing Budapest.
The Beke is a good hotel for anyone staying in Budapest. The smallish rooms may seem disappointing after the glossy lobby, but they are clean with sparkling bathrooms. Most of the rooms face a side street, which makes them very quiet; if you want a charming view of the rooftops of Budapest, ask for a top-floor room. The staff is efficient and pleasant, but a bit aloof. The hotel has a fine location, about half way between two must-see areas: Castle Hill and Heroes' Square. You can walk to the latter, but a taxi or Metro/bus combination is best for the castle area. The Beke is near plenty of great shops and cafes. I recommend this hotel.
Stayed there in march 05. Location is great,very close to 2 metro stations,bars and shops. The hotel is superb,nicely decorated rooms which were very clean. The mini bar is a bit pricey but this is a four star hotel which in my opinion is a fair reflextion. I would certainly stay here again but in the spring when the weather is a bit warmer
I had no problems with this hotel. The rooms were a good size (bathrooms were a little small) and were of a decent standard. The hotel itself is quite nice although I was a little disappointed with the size of the swimming pool. You also have to pay about £4 to use the sauna.
The best thing about this hotel is the location. It is in the centrum, close to bars and restaurants (and late night kebab houses!). The staff are quite helpful with directions and ideas for trips away. The Castle District is about £11 by hotel taxi.
This hotel is not about luxury (although it is a good 4 star hotel) - it is more about the location - which is centrally located and safe.
Happy to stay here!
I was very happy staying in this hotel. It was very clean and the rooms were a good size. It's also walking distance to the metro and the malls. The only negative I had were the doormen. They were lacking in their duties.