Rated 4 out of 5 by Chugalug Hotel Location
The location is superb for visiting Budapest.
All attractions are easily accessible by walking or local transport. Hotel staff was helpful, especially for a 5th visit to the city.
October 17, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by RASNYC Breakfast as a gold
Stayed here a total of 4 nights. Two as a guest of Viking River Cruises and two nights using points as a gold member. At check in I arranged to use 3000 points per person for breakfast for the award night stay. On day three, my award stay, I was presented with a bill for breakfast while starting to eat. When I told the maitre'd that I had arranged to use points I was told this was not possible.
I left and went to the front desk who were no help. Later when meeting with Gabor Redling who noted the hotels mistake, after he checked to see that additional points were deducted. He offered no apology, so we left the hotel to eat elsewhere
December 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Blue997 Outstanding hotel choice
Our family stayed at Le Meridien prior to a river cruise. The concierge arranged for a private airport transfer to the hotel and we were amazed at how well everyone spoke English (one of our concerns prior to the trip). The hotel is very grand and the location is excellent- within waling distance to St. Stephan's Cathedral and other sights. We will return to Budapest for a longer visit and we know where we will stay!
September 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by UStraveler Could be excellent if not for one flaw
The Le Meridien in Budapest is a lovely hotel .. actually the nicest I've yet seen in my travels in the Le Meridian chain. The hotel lobby is nice, the food is very good, the rooms great, and a solid internet connection the entire stay. It's also in a great location, perfect for the subway system, and right just a short walk from the great shopping area - Vaci Street. Plus, one of the concierges -- Norbert -- has been superb in helping with every aspect of the trip.
I would give the hotel a 5 rating if it weren't for one flaw - the cigarette smoke. People can smoke in rooms, and the horrible smell of smoke seeps from one room to the other or out into the hallway, so that one is forced to breath the stench of smoke in an otherwise lovely place. The hotel could be so much better if it created non-smoking floors, and kept smokers far away from the rest of us, or better yet eliminated smoking anywhere inside the building.
June 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by krissomething Great location!
GREAT location for touring Budapest! Close to tons of good restaurants and shopping. The room was beautiful, and even had a view of the cathedral and ferris wheel. Pricey, but delicious breakfast buffet. Fun, relaxing bar with live music.
September 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dreamworks Amazing Location for a Grand Hotel
This hotel has so many things going for it. First, is the location, which is directly in the center of Pest, and located above the only transfer station for all of the Metro lines.
Second is the look and feel of the hotel which is old and regal. The staff makes you feel special here, which I wish I believed was because of my status, but I think everyone gets the same treatment. The hotel had a nice gym also.
The only reason I knocked this hotel a star was that housekeeping was very inconsistent. They would take towels and not return them, and I'd tell the front desk about it and it kept happening. Not a huge deal, but not what you expect from a full-service hotel.
December 20, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by dccv1 A Very Good Hotel
I am a Platinum member and we choose to spend our wedding anniversary at the Meridien in Budapest as part of a European holiday. The hotel is very beautiful and the front desk staff and concierge were very nice and helpful. We were given an upgraded room that was nicely decorated and very comfortable. The location is ideal for touring the city.
Two negatives: housekeeping was a bit sloppy (I had to dust my night table every night) and it was a continual battle to get an extra towel. One day it was a battle just to get towels. The room reverberated with the rumble of subways passing underneath. Perhaps this is not a problem on higher floors.
November 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pathma Can't get better than this
Excellent staff very responsive. Attila DORSZKI and Adeline were great at the check in counter. Instant recognition as SPG member.
Chefs compliments of eclair were just very welcoming and feeling valued as a SPG member.
Location close by to major attractions. Lovely location, lovely staff. Excellent care.
Compliments to Attila Dorzski
September 27, 2014