The Location just on the edge of the town on the riverside is excellent. if your expecting the sterile look of a premier inn or other large chain of hotels then don't stay here. The Gellert gives you glimpse of a bygone age. Wood panelling and colourful glass decorate the interior. Yes its a bit frayed around the edges, but then so am I and I am not 100 years old. The service was attentive and helpful and the facilities more than acceptable for its price bracket and rating. Yes you can get a more modern and predictable experience but I consider myself an individual character in life and so the Gellert has individual character. I came to see the city of Budapest and not spend all my time looking under the carpet for hotel faults, so savour its uniqueness, charm, history and enjoy. Thank you for the experience. Breakfast was a little to canteen like, but other than that good value for money.
location and facilties no
Excellent staff and services. Very quiet and confortable place. Great value for money spent. Perfect location. Beautiful thermal baths included in the price of the room. Maybe the moquette on the floor in the room
excellent breakfast the Internet access is expensive and in fact does not work as the company that supplies it did not solve the problem that when (as very often happens) the connection goes down there is need to call the company for a logout before you can login again
access to the spa
all was perfect....all was ok....staff and rooms too!!! i tell to all customers that gellert is shure the best hotel in budapest....no chance for others hotel to compare with gellert position too!!!! dr agnelli nothing.
The interior common areas are beautiful. The room I eventually received was great. The breackfast buffet was the best of 10 hotels in 3 countries. The "single" room was a hot, noisy shoebox, not merely a "room with one bed". An absence of water in the shower forced a hasty, gracious upgrade to a lovely room. The baths were dilapidated and disappointing- website photos out-dated. Thermal bath not available to females- upgrade in progress, I think (hope)..
The Spa was relaxing The room was old and worn down. I had better expectations.
The spaciousness of the passages and beautiful stain glass windows No facilities in the rooms for making tea
english breakfast, clean bathroom, large portions in restaurants, hotel staff speaks english and german, great view (danube, hills) room needs refurbishment, hotel price is too expensive
The spa for goodness sake! Best I have experienced, but everything elsewas fine too. No, not really
the large looby where you can organize meetings, nice neighbounhood room and bathroom definetly not 4 stars, the walls were so poor acoustic that you could hear the other guests, 8% commission on exchange rate, small selection at breakfast
Clean, friendly staff , goog breakfast
Lunch was very good conference rooms well organised Breakfast buffet was poor, hot food was cold and there was little fresh fruit etc. Rooms are rather tired looking, heating is outdated and lacks control in the room.
Friendliness and helpfulness of staff, range and quality of breakfast, location of hotel and convenience of transport links. Noisy guests on bus tours leaving early in the morning - more consideration of others would be good.
Clean hotel. pleasant staff
Value for money and secured parking area. No.
clean, easy too find, good food and restaurants, a lot of facilities, but the most, there is fantastic stuff !
the noise of the air-conditioner, the dropping tab, the parking on the roof: difficult to reach and expensive
Pleasant, convenient location for my business meeting, spacious rooms, excellent massage
ıf you have a car it is not far from the citycenter, if you don't it's problem. no shampoo and no soap.
Clean rooms, garden view, on the highway,
Wellness centre Old construction - old room; WIFI did not work.
When staying in Hotel Rubin I really liked very nice and helpful stuff, their willingnes for me to feel comfortable and satisfied. Also buffet breakfast was nice. I didn't like the noise in the room (heard from the room next door). When I changed my room, this problem was solved. The ambient I didn't like-it looks very cheap.
spacious room It's a 2 star Hotel, old rooms, very poor decorated, close to nothing. I paid for newly refurbished room on 1st or 2nd floor but got ground floor, very old, dirty walls, unsafe, couldn't close my eyes. Overpriced. Bathroom amenities - only 1 liquid soap for everything and a shower cap.
In my opinion this hotel should have been qualified for 3 stars not 4.
Very nice rooms Massage service was not available
Very kind and nice staff, good and tasty breakfast. Very noisy guests, thin walls. Would not consider as 4 stars hotels.
The airconditioning in the room did not work and the standard of the food in the restaurant was not great.
Really good value for money hotel . Excellent staff were there to help with any queries we had . Rooms were spotless with fresh towels provided daily .Location of hotel is also very just 3 stops on the bus to city centre . i would recommend this hotel and hope to stay again next time i am in Budapest
Good location: in quiet and nice district Buda I, 15min walk from Citadel, public transpotr stops (bus,tram) and good restaurant are close to hotel. Affble, frendly personal on reception. This hotel is good for unpretentious people. The equipment in shower are old fashion. Needs to be improvement, but works. The mattresses in our room needs to substitut. They are old and rigid.
Secure, free parking. Very helpful English speaking staff. Good breakfast. Close proximity and ease of transportation. Wireless internet. Allowed us to park and check in early.
very friendly staff
Rooms were clean and fairly comfortable, breakfast was fine, staff were very friendly and helpful.
Close with the center
The hospitality of the staff. The rooms are very nice. The view from the top floor is amazing.
very friendly staff, excellent parking facility, good breakfast mattress/pillows need replacement
great location, great staff not too clean, the bed was too small and so were the blankets (as if they were for children)
Helpfull staff. It is good hotel for this kind of money. It is not true about walking distance to the Spa Gillert. It is far and you have to take taxi, from bus stop it is still too far.
The location is fine, and is only a few minutes away from the real centre by bus. Avarage quality of breakfast.
nice breakfast, good tratement of the personal, good location the tv was not working properly, only 5 channels, to much distance from front desk to room
Hello my rest was very good.Reseption was very perfect. Rooms was clean and bathrooms.This hotel was near the center. Parking was comfort.Internet was quickly and free of charge.We was happy for this rest.
Double room is spacious, nice and clean and with ref. The TV has only one local channel brodcasting the local language. It will be more attractive if it has an internationa satellite, defintely I'll stay again if TV sattelite is connected.
Relatively cheap, basic room, rather close to the center, good public transportation I was there during the 42 degrees heatwave in July 2007: the room was without airco, therefore really hot
The breakfest was really good, big choice and the food was tasty
very informal ambient easy communication tv has only four channels (local)
Excellent room, very clean. Polite and helpful staff. Cooked breakfast wasn't hot enough. Coffee wasn't hot enough.
Situated in quiet,safe and civilized XII. district, helpful staff, decent breakfast,clean bathroom, beautiful view of Buda hills from room 122,private parking with video surveillance, bus station near hotel, Southern Station 20 min walk on Alkotas street or with 61 tram in 5 min, there is a plaza Mom Park in proximity with good restaurants,shops,currency exchange( not advisable to exchange at hotel) and Matchpoint supermaket. Asked for non smoking room and got a smoking one,TV was just for decoration beacause it didn't work, noticed some stains on the bedsheets but besides that I had a pleasant stay, good value for money, definitely recommend.
Good positions for visit Budapest.Close to tram station.Quiet place and safe parking. Abundant breakfast.
The room was clean. The hotel was near the trams stationa and there was an easy access to city center. Staffs were also friendly.The breakfast was ok.
Price for the room is the best what this hotel have to offer. Brekfeast is ok. Hotel have parking in front of the hotel and it`s free of charge. We booked double rome an they give us twin.In hotel was school excursion and they were very noisy whole night. Bathroam is old and dirty. Position on the map is wrong, hotel is about 2km further from the city.
Clean, comfortable room and reasonable breakfast though the building looks less attrective from the outside. a free ticket for the annexed (excellent) sauna/ fitness area is was greatly appreciated Ok when making a reservation through internet, otherwise too expensive
Even though it's a bit far from the city centre, there's a tram stop just in front of the hotel and the tram service is very good. The use of the SPA is not included in the price of the hotel. Also, it's a bit far from the city centre (although it's very easy to reach by tram).
I personally liked the hotel and the restaurant, it is a comfortable hotel, very close to the tram and easy to get to the downtown area. It is one of the quietest hotel I have ever stayed, even the airconditioning system is very quiet. I have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to anyone. It would be nice to have instructions on phone use (like what number to call the front desk - it happened to be a long number, not zero) left in the room.
Location was good and it was easy to take the tram to the center The bathroom was not clean
Good reception, nice staff. Good service in general. A little bit far from the center.
The location near the railway station and not far from city, the comfortable, clean room and the not always professional but very helpful and kind stuff. My room was ready at midday. Unfortunately in the morning I have met a Polnish group. They have eaten nearly everything - it was few left. I could have coffee and some cereals.
Spacious Shower was not great, some (temporary) problems with the internet
Free wifi internet. The kitchenette. The room was very large.
The reception lady is very kind, even though reception works from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm everyday. The sir of the neighbored hostel, who transferred the key of Professor's Guest House to us in the night when we arrived, is very very kind and helpful. He is one of our positive impressions of the city. Taxi management in the Budapest Airport helps guests avoid being cheated. The hotel is very close to The taxi driver from the hotel to the Budapest Airport attempted to obtains money through fraud. He drove us first to a false terminal, then asked for additional 5 Euro to the right one. We denied his cheat and tried to call for Taxi Management, the diver yielded and escaped quickly.
Convenient location; good value for money.
Really spacious, very clean, very friendly, helpful staff and excellent value for money The guest house is in a very quiet location so there wasn't much to do in the evenings in the immediate vicinity.
Peaceful and quiet area, good transportations, nice&clean room with TV and fridge. Staff do not speak english, little bit out of centrum
Very clean, great location, very good report quality/price There are only 2 or 3 parking places, so "reserved parking" it should not be an offered service. Replace the plumming, the noise is awful sometimes
Advantageous locality - quiet neighbourhood, but less than a 20-minute walk to the city center; good price. The hotel is OK if you accept rather low standard because its "good old days" are certainly gone. It´s obvious that the owners do not invest in any renovation. Everything is still functional, but be ready for a leaking toilet, flaking window frames etc. Additionally you can rely on no parking in the garden (although offered), however you can park your car in the street.
The hotel is in quite ok location, really 3 bus stops from the very center. The room was quite big and very clean and everything worked (sometimes it's a rarity). The staff was friendly and efficient. There is a computer with internet for the guests' use and wi-fi in the rooms. Very nice atmosphere and the front garden is ideal. It's quietly located and good. The location is still not the best. After 11pm you don't get any buses. From the center a taxi was around 1800 Ft. In the beginning the owners didn't know about my reservation through booking.com. I had to tell them it's through Internet.
For that money could be better No AC,
picturesque place, nice staff, good position and very cheap. the best choise for us. thanks a lot no
Fantastic hostess,cleaner,gardener,receptionist and advisor. All represented in one person. It feels like home and not a guesthouse.It is if you dont mind the decoration of grandmothers time.Wifi. Big kitchen. Big room. De telly does not work properly. I didn't mind because I dont look much telly during vactions.
Rooms had a shower and washroom in the suites, computer use was free, and everything was very acceptable. The location isn't that good and it's not easy to find.
The location was close to city centre. Free parking and free internet. Quite street and sorrounding. Hotel staff was very friendly and willing to help. Not very warm room in winter. Some wind was comming from beneath the closed window. Old and dusty furniture, sheets didn't look very clean.
lovely hotel staff. went out of their way to be very helpful.Provision of tourist literature in different languages
Great price/quality, spacious rooms, decent breakfast
the breakfast... lots of food. it is close to a big shopping mall. the smell in the room! it was smelling like wet concrete... like it was always wet... in the bathroom there was no way for the water to go if you use the shower and the water spills out...
breakfast, friendly staff beds were creaky. Our room was close to the roadside, so it was a bit noisy, It was easy to hear people talking in the corridor
Simply but nice. Good breakfast.
Affordable, good breakfast, very easy to reach if you don't miss the highway entry, comfortable enough for how much you pay. Bed sheets could be a little whiter. A second chair in a double room would be greatly appreciated.
is was clean in the rooms. i didn't like the breakfast.
Cleanless, rooms, meal, near where I whent
Hotel was clean and staff excellent. I asked to change the room ( to non smoking ) and staff gave me new one in a minute. I recommend this hotel. Just make sure, if you are not smoker, to get non smoking room. Anyway, even if you will get the smoking room, the smell isn't so hard.
I really felt comfortable no
That our room was on the silencest side, parking garage Poor breakfast without any fruits, unclened room with the spider nest in the furniture, dirty carpet, expencive payment for parking in hotel garage. Hotels with attitude to guests cant charge the parking for their oun guests!
excelent service and excelent information desk maybe it was kinda noisy
The area is quite nice, there is a very nice and friendly bar next to the hotel and the waiting staff are very friendly. Bus and local travel right outside so you can bus into the city centre or take a walk down to the city which takes about 20mins. Nothing great or special about the hotel except it was cheap and ideal for young people. The hotel is very poor in many areas. There is no aircon for start, it's like sleeping in a sauna. The rooms are located so far from the main reception it gets tiring walking 5 mins to get to room. There is no safe, tv or forge in your room, so can't even secure your personals or out cans or bottles on the fridge, it's very poor standards. They don't change the towels often enough andyou have to keep asking. The WiFi internet virtuallyis useless it does not reach to the room and it's very poor. The food is terrible and even the staff there drink in the bar nextdoor, which explains it all. The staff were not very pleasant and always seemed to be unfriendly. There is building work going on so it's very dusty at times. Can be noisy when students or travellers have late night sessions. I would never come back to this hotel ever, and u would never recommend it to anyone, it's very impractical. 2/10 and that's being kind.
Value for money,buffet breakfast included Cleanliness of my room (spiders in corners),broken shower,parking inside hotel expensive
The top floor rooms were under the roof so they were very very hot- and there was no air-conditioning in the hotel. Also there has been a kind of road working going on on top of another construction just next door so the noise was terrible and it can be heard from each and every corner of the hotel. During my stay I have discovere many similar hotels with the same rates but quiter and more concerning towards the customer needs
Price, position. No aircondition. Rooms above crowded street.
The location and the price are acceptable. The breakfast is variably, sometimes good, sometimes poor.It`s strange combination of comfortable Bara and less comfortable Bara Junior. The reception maybe should have the city ticket for sale, because Hotel is outside the shopping zone, but the bus station is very near the hotel.
very noisy; you can hear the water running from the toilets in all neighboring rooms; a lot of noise starting 7 AM from the construction site next to the hotel
Nothing special. I was expecting more. Yes: the noise of the street and from the building in construction near the hotel was almost permanently. The hotel has no arooms with AC and it was very hot, even for end of may.
The location of the hotel and its price The rooms should be better equipped (beds, bed sheets, TV sets)
The room was big and bathroom was clean There were soo many stairs to get to our room. The room was unbearably hot. No ac fine but no fan-tortuous. Uncomfortable to sleep like that.
Hotel is clean, friendly, helpfull, flexible and honest personnel
Small cozy hotel in quiet part of town. Great rooms, great service. If you can to choose, take a room on the attic - it is excellent! Great value for money!
the air, the view, the people, the big bathroom no
Nice and big room, comfortable Bed, nice garden and view Poor breakfast. The water in the bathtub don't drain fast enogh, that's a bit anoying when taking shower.
It would be good if you offer supper. The hotel staff does not speak any foreign languages (English or German).
Nice rooms, pansion has its own parking, Wifi works well. Rather poor breakfast.
Room was really nice and cosy, and the area is beautiful. Breakfast was really good!! It´s a bit far away from the center, but it´s easy to reach by bus. Reception lady don´t speak english too much...
Perfect location and nicely decorated. Cozy rooms, very calm street and in gthe same time pretty close to main roads.
Large room, parking place included in reservation price leaking sewage water was made difficult, poor breakfast - only basics
The stay was a very pleasant one. The room we stayed in was very spacious (in comparison with other hotels I’ve stayed in worldwide) with a large bathroom. What I liked the most was the solid wood furniture they have throughout the hotel, provides a pleasant environment, also they have a lovely interior garden and an interior parking space. And the most important thing that I liked was the friendliness and the helpfulness of the staff there. When we were there Ms. Ecaterina greeted us and helped us with what we wanted to accomplish in Budapest.
I liked pretty much everything, room, food, service. Well a pleasant lady told me that I can pay by a credit card or cash and cash amount would be lower. I loved this since this is normal in Canada where I lived for 13 years and people can usually save up to GST & PST which is around 15% but she didn't know what price we reserved our hotel for (€60/night for 2 nights) and she said that it would be €60 cash and there was obviously no discount there.
The pension is in a relatively quiet neighborhood, with two trams you can get easily to downtown Pest. Free parking available. Keep in mind that rooms are smallish, with no TV.
Friendly easy to move around safe no
Ideal Location for Trams which link to Metro and Rail. In a quietish area with access to local shops and restaurants. Somewhat tired and attic room where we stayed quite spartan. Breakfast ok for a few days but would become monotonous after a while. Would recommend but only for a short visit.
The hotel is clean, nice, a bit old-fashioned. However, it's value for money experience. The thing that I did not like much - was a remote location from all the city sites, it took me a train and a metro ride to get anywhere.
free parking on the street, close to centre limited breakfast; air condition doesn´t working, noisy room
family pension, lovely, very clean, spacious room, excellent service, quaiet place, rather far from the centrum
Free internet access. Good restaurant Restaurant with smokers
There is no restarant and bar in the hotel and near
Yes it was a nice experieces. The room it was very big but not so nice and not so clean.
Quiet location, not very far from the city centre. Poor range of wines available in the lobby bar.
Free wireless of decent quality, good airport shuttle services My bed was broken! Plus misleading information on booking.com (there actually is no sauna, massage or even restaurant, except for a very frugal breakfast). Also I saw no currency exchange facility even though I needed it.
Internet access Breakfeast. I wish a big variety on this breakfeast
1. they do not clean the toilet as expected. 2. the cofee at the bar - was poor.
i'd like the fact that it was in a very good location and the price was ok for the confort of the room. it has a garage under the hotel and i like that( 10 euro / night) nothing, but i've been there only for a night
It was clean and close to city center. Although the hotel is rather small they have an underground parking. We had a room for three but the room was an improvisation, was a two bed room in which they added an extra portable bed. It wasn't uncomfortable though. The bathtub seemed like it had it's fair share of usage.
The staff is friendly, the rooms are clean, the garage is safe for the car because it can be accessed only with your room card. The location of the hotel is far away from the city center. Otherwise is a good hotel.
the staff was great, very helpful (we needed a dentist on Sunday and they helped us find one), we also had a small problem with our room and they immediately changed it for us.The location is great (2 buss stops from the center) and a very good price/quality choice.
Clean, comfortable rooms. Well organised and efficiently run. Double beds were uncomfortable; 2 singles with frames pushed together. Hotel bar shut at 11. Hotel was a little far out and public transport was essential.
The location was perfect for what we wanted and good value for money.Staff very nice and spoke perfect English. Booked a double room and was given a twin - this should've been cheaper but they wouldn't budge on it when challenged. Room did have ants in but we were moved straight away when pointed this out.
We liked the location not so far from the Budapest city centre and helpful staff. Actually the hotel was good value for money, nevertheless the advertisement stated that it is a 4-star hotel and it is definitely not. We did not like the plastic cover under the bed sheets and the beds were not comfortable, nevertheless we stayed only two nights and did not spend much time in the hotel.
hospitality, cleanness, best price-comfort ratio ever..friendly stuff great place for car travelers and others to visit the city.. to supply free wireless internet...
Special Price offer that I received via booking.com as well as good location of the hotel. Good breakfast. Nice staff. Internet is not for free in the room. Wi-Fi works for free at the reception area only on the hotel's computer.
Internet was not applicable in Rooms.
Great opportunity of hanging out with people from different places of the world The way you charged me for my few phone calls plus your room-buffet are way too expensive!
A little bit old fashioned,but clean,every day a new towels,fridge in he room polite staff.Reasonable price for value
The staff was kind and helpful, the tram station is in front of the hotel and you can get in any part of downtown Budapest in less than 20 minutes. You can buy tram tickets at the reception. There is free parking available and it's really quiet at night. I really don't understand how they got 3 stars, it's more like a hostel actually. The room looked old and the moquette on the floor was very dirty, so was the curtain from the shower.
I did not have time for tour through the hotel, I only slept there. The food was quite good. Generaly hotel is equal to price. I recived very dirty room, I had to change room to other ;/.
It is very close to the public transportation network. The room is quite small. So it is the bathroom.
The location is very good, the tram stops in front of the hotel, so you can easily reach the city. The staff at the restaurant were making comments on guests right in front of them.
Everything except the bed The lack of a mattres. I had to use the doublefolded blanket as a mattres and the bathtowel as a blanket
From hotel I could reach everything easily and quickly by good public transport connection. The hotel has nice staff, and the cuisine of restaurant was very good.
The breakfast is ok. The bad experience was that I was overcharged on the phone bill. I made about 10 min international call. But when I checked out, it turned out nearly 2 hours phone bill. I guess the hotel deliberately did this. So, I argured with them. Finally I was forced to pay about 1 hour phone bill. and they also admitted the problematic phone monitoring system. The elevator is very old and shaky. I was trapped in the lift and could not get out. I called the staff and they helped me out.
It was not expensive and the breakfest was ok. The side we stayed (guest house) was very old. The furniture and TV as well. And, the location is not so friendly to walk during the night and relax by the Danube. It's located in front of a very busy street. It's not that kind of hotel you can return by foot the time you want, at night.
Free parking and walking distance to center Expensive minibar
good location, quiet
The price is low. Breakfast is allright. A basic hotel, ideal for backpackers and students.
It's a rather 2 star hotel, than 3 star. It is located in the Buda side and is a bit away from the city center. Luckily there is a convenient bus connection to it.The parking is definitely a big plus when you're visiting Budapest with a car. Everything is used up. You have the 15 years old fridge, 15 years old TV with broken remote control and sheets that are going to tear any moment now.
it was cheap and the breakfast was good. the room was very noisy. we could hear everything other people were saying/doing.
hotel staff very nice could be cleaner specially bathroom and room floor but in comparisson to other places it was ok
not much the guy that was checking us in was very rude and not very helpful and room was very small you could not walk in it
That we had all facilities from Bara Hotel but pay a lower price for room iin Bara Guest House
Advertised airport shuttle, but you pay 30 Euros each way for it, but the driver/desk clerk was worth it, he went out of his way to settle me in & helped w/the luggage. Breakfast buffet was great. Nice quiet area, yet bus accessible to all. Lovely Patio! The airport shuttle advertised, should not have been included in the description, it is the reason I chose it. Surprised me having to pay for it. That should be removed as one can hire a taxi. Yet, I would stay there again, overall, I loved it!
Kalmar is more of a guest house, than a Hotel. It is run by Eszter and her family who also live at the property, a apartment house with several extra room which they rent on daily, weekly or monthly basis. The breakfast is served at Eszter dine room with gorgeous fine china from the old times. Location is very good, in a very safe neighborhood and off the beaten track but just 3 minutes walk from the the south bridge of Szabadsag (the green one) and the fabulous thermal baths at iconic Hotel Gellert (do not miss it)
We loved the beautiful, peaceful location! Nice neighborhood to walk in and close to town for sightseeing, in addition to easy transportation access. We will definitely stay there again. A minor point, but the shower temperature was a little hard to regulate.
Place and wiev from the apartment and nearest territory were nice. Odor and and replication of the breakfast menu.
Rooms are clean and large, the location is good. Beautiful building and garden. Small breakfast, for example no juice or water, only coffee (1 cup). Wifi unreliable/nonexistant, at least when I was there. The bill was higher (slightly, but still... kind of unprofessional) than stipulated on booking.com.