Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge Hotel
Reviews - Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge Hotel
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge Hotel
Great location, average experiencefrom bmiles
An excellent centrally located hotelfrom DonnaCH
Loved it!!!!from kyrikos
If you are looking for a great location and a really nice hotel that is your choice. In my opinion it is the second best hotel in Budapest. (if u do have the money to do so, go to Grantham Palace Four Seasons)..
Great hotel and wonderful viewfrom roadster76
Excellent location near the Chain Bridge on the Danube close to shopping and restaurants.
Thanks to the Sofitel privilege card we got a free upgrade for a deluxe room river view (I had reserved a superior room at the cheapest rate) I emailed before arriving and received a prompt answer about the free upgrade and concerning other questions.
Check in was easy, corteus and fast, don’t know if it was for my sofitel privilege membership, but thanks to that we got a free drink at the bar.
The atrium is very impressive and just refurnished
Room was on the 2° floor (smoking room), the view from the bow window was amazing, Chain Bridge, the Parliament and Castle hill, at night it was really impressive.
Room size was decent, very clean, cozy sofitel Mybed (perhaps my partner found it a bit too soft), marble bathroom was a bit small no separate bath tub shower; there were designer toiletries replaced daily and bathrobes.
We asked for fresh bath towels and the operator told me that maid service couldn’t speak English so he would pass the request, towels have been brought within minutes.
We had daily breakfast at the hotel, once at the Terrace restaurant were service was a bit better then the Paris Budapest café, but the view was great, good cold and hot food choice and live eggs cooking. Had also the free drink one night at the Paris Budapest café and service was ok and it’s really nice with the illuminated bridge and parliament on the background.
Prices for minibar where high as you can except from this hotel category
Concierge was corteus, I emailed before arrival for a restaurant reservation and after a promt email answer, as I checked in I’ve received the reservation card.
As from the prior review don’t use hotel taxis, far more expensive as usual taxis, I’ve used Taxi2000 from the airport at 3.800ft. At the return I’ve used public transport to go to the airport, then all roads around hotel were closed, it was very cheap and took around 30”
The sofitel has a nice indoor pool, sauna and fitness room.
Didn’t had turndown service but don’t know if I should have asked for it
There were refurnishment works going on one high floor, but we didn’t felt any problems.
There is a casino in the hotel and guest have a voucher for a free drink and complimentary access.
Saw the Four Season next door…the building itself is fabulous, walked in and found the lobby outstanding. I guess it’s worth just for the premier Danube view room (around 350€), then the sofitel view is unbeatable!
I don’t make a comparison with Le meridien or Kempinsky then is far better an hotel with Danube view. The Sofitel Atrium is a very good choice but go for a deluxe room Danube side (worth every euro)
Great Stayfrom Chanksie
If you don't want to get a minibus from the airport use whotelhungary.com/airport-transfer they charge 23 euros each way (for upto 4 people) for airport transfers and is a fast and efficient way to get to your hotel.
There are hundreds of things to do in Budapest but if time allows then go to the zoo in city park (admisssion £5 per person). Take tea and cake at Gerbeaud (just behind the hotel)this cafe has been in existence since 1858- cost for drinks (1 x beer!) mineral water and two slices of the delicious cake £10. Take a day trip to the hills and see the marvellous childrens railway - this railway is staffed by children aged 10-14 and is fantastic. The final three recommendations are for food - Soul Cafe on Raday Utca, Museum - a paddle steamer moored infront of the Intercontinental hotel (by the Chain Bridge) and last but not least the fabulous Rosensteins, they provide you with a book not a menu!! This place is fab and is located out of the tourist area in a dark street south of Keleti railway station. A taxi from the Sofitel was around £7. Be sure to book a table as it is a very popular place, they will take e-mail bookings through their website rosenstein.hu.
I hope this review has been useful and that you enjoy your visit to Budapest as much as we did!
Good, but could be betterfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Great Pest side hotel near shopping and restaurants.from usflyer
A few negatives - the food/drinks are very overpriced and it is quite a hike if you want to walk (over the bridge and take tram up the hill) to the Castle district.
For some of my co-workers, they consider this to be "the" place to stay for combining business/ pleasure. My overall preference would be to get Hilton points and enjoy the more historical quarter at the Castle District Hilton.
A recommended venuefrom tb46uk
Our check-in was a bit difficult as the receptionist advised us that neither taxes, nor breakfast was included in our rate, which was reserved and paid for back in September. Fortunatelly we had a hard copy of the reservation email and the manager was able to grant us the breakfasts.
Despite this unlucky start, the hotel more than made up for it with an excellent, spacious room, fantastic beds (although two singles rather than a double), wonderful views and a big bathroom with excellent facilities.
The breakfast was more than satisfactory, both in quantity and quality.
The staff did go the extra mile to make us feel confortable and met all our requests.
On the down side, everything in the hotel is overpriced (minibar, pay per view TV, internet, etc.).
I should praize the lobby decoration. A warm inviting brown "biblioteque" and a huge open space.
So, my advice is do stay in the hotel if you can afford it, bring a copy of your reservation and a wonderful stay should be in order.
Great locationfrom Bunco1
Better than expectedfrom bazzer_2
Top Local Tips for Budapest
get a private guide most tours cost between £25 - £35 pp on a bus with 40 -50 other passengers. we hired a private guide at a cost of £75 with a mercedes to drive us around in. we had a one to one tour where we visited all the main attractions plus we found out lots about the guide and the 'real' hungary. the tour lasted 4 hours and was wonderful value. when my husband sends me the details of where he booked this i shall advise.
Great Vegetarian There's a great little vegetarian place around the corner from the Four Seasons called Govindas. Good price and great food.
Airport Minibus The airport minibus was a good alternative to taking an expensive taxi. Be sure to call them 24 hours before you are due to make your return trip to airport to book your journey.
Other names for Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge Hotel
- sofitel budapest
- hyatt budapest
- budapest sofitel
- accor budapest chain bridge
- Address: 2 Roosevelt Ter - Budapest - 1051 - Hungary
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