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We are going to have to behave in Budapest, the Australian Embassy had been closed down, not sure why the guide said she thought it was because of our budget !!! We are doing a city tour this morning, we are starting with the Pest side, after this we will go to the Buda side the richer side, high up and expensive with lots of building going on, 67 …
Tpatel stayed here on Jul 9, 2013 during their trip titled: Tina's Vienna Journey.
Szervusz from Budapest everyone! Seriously, the language all looks like this: "vxzympr" plus a whole bunch of squiggles, dashes and dots thrown in for fun. We did not even bother to learn more than about three or four words in Hungarian being that the language is so obscure that it is only related to Finnish and Estonian. We have included the names …
We started off the morning with a long walk along the Danube and reached Margaret's island, which is a beautiful island in the middle of the Danube.
On the way, we passed by the Parliament building and noticed a memorial for the Jews who were slaughtered on the Danube bank - in a form of dozens of pairs of metal shoes, atached to the ground …
After yet another great night sleep, we woke up to another semi-rainy morning, but that did not ruin any of our plans since we are now officially water-proof. :)
We started the day with Vaci Utca (the beautiful shopping street of Budapest), Vigadu Square and Mihaly Square - both lovely with typical East European building styles all over the …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge
This was a treat for my daughter before she goes to university,we had a slight problem at check in when offered 'one room' instead of the 2 rooms we had booked! Well handled by the receptionist who gave us two rooms on the seventh floor and said she would sort things out - all dealt with behind the scenes.
We just returned from a long weekend trip to Budapest where we stayed at the Sofitel Budapest. The biggest plus of the hotel is the location (directly near the river danube), which is within walking distance of all major tourist spots of the city. The room was clean and nicely furnished. The bahroom was big with seperate shower and bathtub (incl. bathrobes). The staff in the lobby was very helpful and friendly.
This is a superb hotel in a superb location. I was given a suite which was completely unexpected since I expected to have a standard room with twin beds.
I booked this hotel in November 2004 and was in contact with them up until a few days before my stay on Easter Sunday '05. On arriving at the hotel there were signs stating that some parts of the hotel was undergoing refurbishment between March and May '05. We later found out that the Chain Bridge Bar (which was mainly one of the reasons i booked this hotel) was closed during our stay and also the Palm Cafe. At no point was i informed of this refurbishment which I was quite annoyed with. However the view from our bedroom window was fantastic. We stayed on the fifth floor (non-smoking floor) in room 516 which looked out onto the Danube, Chain Bridge etc. The room and bathroom were very clean and comfortable. The bed was really cosy.
Great Service - Nothing too much trouble
Arrived at 9.30pm so reception was quiet and we were taken to our rooms almost immediately. Make sure to tip the bellboy - chances are you could get a better room if you ask! Rooms are spacious and bathrooms are clean. The bar looks out over the Danube, Chain Bridge and Castle Hill and the view is marvellous at night-time. Word of warning - DO NOT drink the Unicum - it's so foul I had to have a cigarette to take away the taste and I had been a non smoker for over a year!
Do not book to stay over a Monday if you can help it - more or less everything of interest is closed!
What can I say, fantastic hotel ~ what a location, great facilities, lovely room. Try to get a room overlooking chain bridge (worth every penny). One note, watch out for exchange booths on the shopping street Vaci Utca, there can be a massive difference in rates, look at a couple before changing your money (the hotel has a reasonable rate too, but only for cash not travellers cheques).
Loved Budapest ~ make sure that you visit the old communist statue park and the Buda Castle Labyrinths during your stay.
I would give this hotel each and every one of it's five stars every time!
The Sofitel Atrium Hotel in Budapest truly impressed me. Beginning with the excellent location just on the Pest side of the chain bridge in close walking distance to the Metro, Parliament Building, Christmas Market, Vaci st etc... We had the pleasure of staying in a corner suite on the 6th floor and the view was quite impressive. The Danube, historic buildings and city lights shined through the windows. The room itself was quiet, clean, well serviced. Extra touches such as a live orchid bloom in a simple vase in the bathroom, bathrobes and chocolates on our pillows were also impressive. We reserved access to the executive floor which offered a lovely lounge with complimentary beverages (including cocktails between 5-7p) hors devours and breakfast. With all this in mind, the best thing about the Sofitel is the staff. The three ladies who worked in the executive lounge were extremely helpful, courteous, friendly and knowledgeable. The concierge service downstairs was also eager to offer assistance. I highly recommend this hotel for business and leisure travelers looking for a little luxury on their next visit to Budapest.
I have stayed 4 nights at the Sofitel (ex-Hyatt), in October and I have very much appreciated the hotel : a 5 star, with a different architecture (a beautiful lobby in an high open space with lots of plants descending from the 8th floor and a suspended airplane), in the best location of the town (in front of the Danube river - not blue, near the castlte, the Opera House and the commercial area - Vaci Utca and Andrassy), with the most beautiful day and night view (we had asked for a riverside deluxe view), a nice swimingpool (with enough space to swim), a good breakfast (not excellent), modern and large rooms with very nice and usefull small details and a kind service.
Great hotel for business or pleasure
I recently organised a conference at the Sofitel Budapest. I was very glad I had done so. The hotel is an absolutely wonderful place for a conference. The appearance of the hotel is stunning, there are plenty of staff, and the staff all seem to know what they are doing. Everything just worked. The food was very good too.
I also stayed on for a few days after the conference to see the sights of Budapest. Unlike some other conference hotels I have stayed in, the standard of service was maintained once the conference was over. The bedrooms are very comfortable and the service is impeccable.
Fantastic view, excellent service, high prices
Spent two nights on the Panorama Lounge level in a River View room. Room is small but the furniture and the decorations are luxurious. The bath is top quality, the soaps and shower creams smelled fantastic. The view from the window is breathtaking. The breakfast is unbelievable. The guy, who makes the omelets, is superb. Only negative thing is the room price. Without reservation, one night for two is ~ USD350 + valet parking is an extra $30. With advance reservation, you can get it for USD240.