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... contributes to the wait. It was pretty crowded and hot
in the room. People waiting for trains were getting agitated. Staff
were getting annoyed. They just are not coping with the numbers of
people around in Budapest at this time of year. We were a little
worried the trains were filling fast so we dared not leave and come
back later. It was an hour and a half in the queue so ...
... the river in Budapest, is fantastic. We then made our way to the Great Market Hall for a stroll around that. The produce there was absolutely fantastic with a huge array of cured meats, offal, spices and fresh vegetables. I had no idea what a lot of the cured meats were, but it was the kind of market that really made we wish we were staying in Budapest longer and in a self-catered apartment! Upstairs, there was a really interesting little food ...
This morning I got up at 6AM to attend an open yoga practice ( Mysore class) at Ishvan's studio. As soon as I opened the door at Bandha Works, a wave of heat & sweat hit me like a tsunami. Yikes, I forgot my towel & I was back into the yoga soup again. It's a bit intimidating to practice with all these sweaty, heavy breathing Ashtanga types. It's not my world. The place was packed ...
... The annual International Wine & Champagne Festival is taking place at the Castle and perhaps the rain is keeping traffic manageable.) After a rainy trek we seek an intimate coffee house for a traditional cup of delicious coffee!
We return to our ship where we enjoy Hungarian stew, and decide to walk to Central Market Hall. It is located at the Pest end of Liberty ...
Budapest, I really wasn't sure what to expect with Hungary. Is it eastern? Western? Poor? Rich? No idea. I came with preconceived ideas that it was Eastern and they ate a lot of goulash! Everyone who has been through has really enjoyed the city so I was looking forward to exploring and seeing what it was all about. Settling down again for four nights was going to be a nice break after the constant movement over the last week.
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Aquincum Hotel Budapest
This is a corporate hotel
Hotel best for business and NOT for sight seeing in Budapest as the hotel is way out of the centre.
Best option is to experience the executive club, where drinks are free through Happy Hour. This way the hotel takes on a far better perspective, when really it is only worthy of four stars. The young staff were great - the older ones were" grumpy old men."
You would have to pay ME to stay at this hotel again!
We arrived at the Aquincum hotel having caught the very efficient shuttle bus from the airport. The check-in was very quick & the staff were excellent. We decided to upgrade to 'The Executive Club' which cost £10 per night per room. We had a room overlooking the river & had a huge 6' x 7' waterbed which proved to be a lot more comfortable than i expected.
We stayed in this hotel for a long week-end in April 2005. We had a reasonably pleasant stay but do not think the hotel merits a 5-star rating.
We stayed in this hotel for my mum's birthday, with her sisters and some of my cousins (8 girls in all). We had a great time. Yes, you can't walk into the city centre unless you are really keen, but the public transport service is very good, 15minutes max.
We stayed for 2 nights 20-22 Feb 2005. The hotel was graded a five star
The hotel is quite unconvenient if you plan to go to Budapest for tourism.
The hotel and facillities were excellent.We stayed 18th Jan 05 until 21st Jan when it was nice and cold.We ate in the hotel every night which was a bit expensive (compared to the rest of Budapest) but that was because we spent the majority of the day visiting all the sights and as it was quite cold, we couldn't be bothered to get the bus or tram back into the town.The meals were nice though and so was the service.But I have to say, it would have been nice to have had more restaurants around the hotel or within easy walking distance just to get a bit more variety and to keep the cost down.
On arrival at the hotel we were asked if we wanted the executive upgrade. I am so glad that we took it. The Hotel was wonderful and the upgrade (cost €15) was unbelievable. I read the previous review about this hotel and cannot agree that the hotel was anything but 5 star in every category. The food was wonderful (to be fair we only had Breakfast) the service at both check in and check out was swift and efficient. The executive lounge was wonderful (free alchoholic and non alchoholic drinks from 5pm to 7pm easily made up for the upgrade) the upgrade room was large with a King size bed and a basket of fruit and 2 bottles of water was provided in the evening free of charge. I would most certainly go to this hotel again. As for the fact that the hotel was far away from the centre, the nearest train station was a matter of 200 metres walk, no problem there, and it took 20 minutes to be stood in the centre of Budapest (which is a wonderful city and well worth the visit).
Impressive facilities and rooms spacious and well-equipped. However, service was generally poor, particularly in restaurant where they ran out of food one night during our stay. Our friends had a room right at the end of the corridor which often did not get fully serviced (towels not changed, bed not turned back, etc) -as if it was too much trouble for staff to go right to the end of the corridor! Lack of safes in rooms was a problem - it was a complicated process leaving valuables at Reception.