Just returned from 5 nights at the Hotel Victoria, which we selected via Trip Advisor and booked via Jet2. Lovely little hotel with stunning views of the Danube. Must be the best view from a hotel window I've ever had. The room was clean and comfortable. There was a noise from the road which started about 5.30 am Budapest evidently starts work early! However a small price to pay. Convenient location, a short walk from the Chain Bridge over to Pest with all its amenities. We had dinner at Carne di Halle twice during our stay, its 200 m down from the Hotel and was really excellent. Breakfast room got a little crowded at times and once we had to wait for a table. Good selection of cereals, breads, meat, cheese with hot options cooked to suit you. Would definitely recommend this hotel.
Stayed at this hotel for two nights prior to a 15 day Viking riverboat cruise. We could not have been happier that we picked this hotel. Now if you're looking for a Hilton, or Intercontinental type place to stay this is not it. However, if you want the real feel of Budapest, this is a great choice. The lobby is small and quaint with a lovely little eating area to the right where they served a daily breakfast that was great. Our room, #73, had a fantastic view of The Danube, Parliament and Chain Bridge - beautiful at night too. We found the location, on the Buda side, to be very convenient for walking everywhere and indeed, we probably walked about 15 miles + during our 2 day stay and saw just about everything. When it was time to leave for our boat trip, we simply pulled our luggage across the Chain Bridge (we're both 66 yrs old, so it wasen't hard) and there was our boat, ready to board.
There are so many great things to say about this hotel - to start with, every room has a view of the Danube (instead of paying more for such a room like most hotels), the location is excellent for access to cruises along the river and is only 10 or so minutes (steep but invigorating) walk up to Buda's stunning St Matthias Church and more awesome views over Budapest, the hotel's just one tram stop from Batthyanya Square which gets you onto the Metro and suburban rail, there's some fantastic bars and restaurants (like Carne Di Hall) just minutes away, and the rooms have wifi. But better than all of this is the hotel's staff who made us feel very welcome from the word go. They were enthusiastic, friendly and incredibly helpful too, providing advice about our airport transfer booking, great recommendations for restaurants, best baths to go to (and one 'to forget about'!), and making dinner reservations for us - nothing was an effort at all. That level of care is something that we've not really experienced in big hotels or chain hotels, and that's the point about Hotel Victoria; it's small enough that you get the personal touch - and that's worth so much - in fact, we wouldn't hesitate to stay there again when visiting Budapest again!
My husband and I were looking for a romantic get away to Budapest and we found everything we needed at the Hotel Victoria and much more. This very personal hotel is located right on the Danube with spectacular views of the Parliament. The breakfast was outstanding and the service impeccable !! The rooms were very clean and spacious-the only hotel I have ever stayed at with excellent closet space for 2 people or even three. The beds were very comfortable. An added luxury was the on site presence of the "Jeno Hubay" historic concert hall where you could have afternoon tea or see violin concerts. The front desk was very accommodating in everyway. This hotel goes out of their way to please their customers. We will most definitely return to this hotel which I feel represents the "Heart of Budapest".
We just returned from a trip to Budapest in which we stayed at the lovely Hotel Victoria. We spent 5 wonderful days here. The hotel has only 27 guest rooms (3 to a floor) all of which have glorious picture window views of the Parliament and the Chain Bridge, not to mention the activity on the Danube. The hotel was renovated 1 1/2 years ago and is spotless, quiet, state of the art computer access, extensive breakfast menu (including made to order eggs). The staff is friendly and helpful. The hotel has a tram stop in front and a metro stop a few minutes walk. It is on the Buda side of the river and has easy access to Buda Hill by bus or cog railway and you can easily walk to and across the Chain Bridge. It is centrally located with lots of good restaurants in the neighborhood. There is a supermarket nearby and a bank with ATM access next door to the supermarket. I highly recommend this hotel. It has more than lived up to my expectations.
This hotel is excellent! The rooms are spacious, extremely well designed and kept spotlessly clean. There is a breath-taking view of the Danube and the beautiful Parliament building from your hotel bedroom - you couldn't ask for anything better! The staff are always eager to please and make you feel very welcome. In short - don't hesitate to book this hotel - I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Budapest now.
Wir waren vom 05.06-08.06.2013 in diesem wunderbaren Hotel. Egal ob Service, Zimmerausstattung (vom Feinsten, tolle elektrische Spielereien mit dem Licht, Frühstück.... es war sooooo klasse. Wir empfehlen weiter!!!!! Besonders gefallen hat mir die liebevolle, humorvolle und engagierte Art der Mitarbeiter, ein dickes Lob. Mit diesem Personal kann man nur gewinnen. Bleiben Sie alle gesund!!!!!!!
We have stayed in hotels all over the world and never before have written to say how much we enjoyed our stay. From the friendly and efficient reception, to the breakfast staff and the very high standards of the room cleaners to the overall management, the whole team clearly works very well together. We had read reviews before booking but they are not able to give the truest impression. The rooms (and ours in particular) are superbly appointed, immaculately cleaned with superb bedding. The views, - well -simply magnificent. Thank you to all at Hotel Victoria, we had already recommended you to 3 other travellers on our return trip and will continue to do so!!
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We had a great stay at Hotel Victoria. We loved the location, looking directly over the Danube. The staff was very nice and helpful. The breakfast was great. We would recommend Hotel Victoria to anyone going to Budapest.