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Budapest City Central

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Vashon Island
Reviewed 2 September 2009

Map or no map, I doubt if I would have found the hotel without the taxi driver (who charged us a fortune). The dirty, graffiti laden "entrance", with no easily visible sign (we saw it later after knowing what to look for) in sight, the cramped old elevator, the dirty balcony down a long hall to a thoroughly modern desk...

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Reviewed 22 August 2009

I stayed at Budapest Karoly Central for four nights in June. I read how difficult it is to find. I printed the detailed directions on the hotel web site and had no problems even on a quiet Sunday afternoon arrival. Without the directions, it would be tough. The location is very close to a subway station. As a solo traveler,...

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Minneapolis, USA
Reviewed 14 August 2009

This hotel is perfectly situated in central Budapest right next to the Dohany Street Synagogue with a Metro station 1/2 block away. The hotel itself, as others have written, is difficutl to find within a large building that also houses professional offices and apartments. The hotel takes up a small portion of the 1st floor and the walk through the...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 13 August 2009

Had the right address but couldnt find the Hotel sign in all the graffitti at the entrance to this building's courtyard. I ventured in, & a cleaning lady pointed to the lift. Up to the 2nd floor , along a walkway with peeling paint but no litter - just old & decaying. At this stage I'm thinking Trip Advisor has...

1Thank Lynny07
Reviewed 12 August 2009

We stayed 2 days at Karoly Central and we enjoyed the hotel. It was very central. The rooms are very nice and new, the breakfast is serviced to room, the staff's behaviour and recommendations were very good. They have also given a bottle of white wine as a gift which we didnt experience even at 5 star hotels. The hotel...

Thank Katharsis
Reviewed 29 July 2009

We stayed in Karoly Central for 3 nights. The most noticeable features of this hotel are the situation (next to the Pest centre, just 5 minutes walk from Deak Ter, the central metro station), the price which is very correct for the comfort (great and clean room, nice bathroom) and the friendly staff at the reception. Moreover they suggested us...

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Dallas, TX
Reviewed 22 July 2009

We almost let our fear of being able to find this hotel keep us from booking a stay. We're glad we didn't. It was a delight to meet Dorka, Reka, and Tikva, and we can't thank them enough for making us feel so welcome. The hotel is small, very clean, and air conditioned! Nice to come back to at the...

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Reviewed 20 July 2009

Firstly easy to get from airport, terminal 1 , train (£1), underground, 200metres from Astoria underground (a three day transport pass £12), then you have to use your initiative... recommend an external photo off website onto your mobile phone and you will spot it easily, once inside look for the lift and names.. it is there . Unusual style but...

Thank mjt1965
Reviewed 9 July 2009

Incredibly hard to find. We happened to come into the building the hotel is in from the side of the street that didn't have a sign, and we wandered around with our suitcases until somebody figured out what we were looking for and pointed us to the elevator. The hotel is tucked inside what seems to be an apartment building...

1Thank donandeb
Reviewed 8 July 2009

I read all the reviews for this hotel and am surprised that there are any negative ones. Even finding the hotel was an adventure. There is parking nearby whilst you locate it and you then get a true insight to Budapest. It is like an old spy movie with dreary staircases and you expect to see a man in a...

1Thank SoosieB

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District VII / Jewish Quarter
District VII is the very heart of Budapest and houses the city’s Jewish Quarter. Its streets are lively and colorful, its buildings narrate different histories in an assortment of architectural styles, and its cafes and bars are frequented and loved by the enthusiastic crowds. Grand and magnificent, the striking star of the district is the Great Synagogue, the largest in Europe and one of the biggest in the world. Distinctly Moorish in style, crowned by the twin onion shaped domes, the Synagogue is the very emblem of District VII and one of the main attractions in the capital.
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The City Central is located directly in the historical center of Budapest, less than a 5 minute walk from famous Vaci street, Andrassy Avenue, the Hungarian National Museum, St. Stephen’s Basilica and the Dohany Synagogue (Europe’s largest). Located in a 19th century historical ironbound building, the space is brand new, having opened in May 2008, and today delivers the height of comfort in classical surroundings.Visitors cannot find a more central location with all major transportation hubs only a few minutes walk away. The accommodation is situated only a 1 minute walk from the Astoria metro station on the M2 Redline. It is also only a 5 minute walk from both the Deák tér and Kálvin tér stations, both on the M3 Blueline.Our rooms combine famous Hungarian hospitality, modern facilities, a central location and affordable prices making it the perfect choice for both tourists and business travelers coming to Budapest.Every room has satellite television, telephone and high speed Internet access and work area. Every room also comes with air conditioning making it comfortable during any season. The ceilings are high and the colors of the rooms are light giving our guests a feeling of space and calm which is always good after a long day of sightseeing or work. The windows and rooms are also sound proof making the rooms quiet and relaxing.Because of its fantastic location, friendly English speaking staff and amenities, the City Central is the perfect place to stay to experience Budapest’s rich history and cultural heritage. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Budapest City Central

Address: Karoly koerut 3/A | Doorbell: 102, Budapest 1075, Hungary
Region: Hungary > Central Hungary > Budapest > District VII / Jewish Quarter
Price Range: $53 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Budapest City Central 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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#32 Best Value Hotel in Budapest
#66 Romantic Hotel in Budapest
#79 Family Hotel in Budapest
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“Room 7 is lovely and quiet as at rear of building, just don't expect a view!”
 of 5 bubbles 301SueM301, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“There were only 11 rooms so not much to choose from, ours appeared to be very similar to our friends room.”
 of 5 bubbles U4539AEdebbiec, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I thing of all the hotel I traveled, best sleep and best location of city.”
 of 5 bubbles keithj635, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“You need to be physically able to climb stairs and manage your own baggage. It does not appear to be suited for physically disabled people.”
 of 5 bubbles 553mikep, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Hotel on main road. Room 2 next to reception looks onto Street not sure of others”
 of 5 bubbles michaelfZ6770KO, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
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