Hilton Budapest - Castle District

Hess Andras ter 1-3, Castle District, Budapest, 1014, Hungary
#12 of 575 hotels in Budapest
Very Good (3.5 out of 5.0) 21 reviews
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Another Great Hotel in Budapest

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 2, 2011

We were just in Budapest for the third time and decided on a third hotel, this time the Hilton on Castle Hill. When we read about it being part of a restored castle on the Fisherman's Bastion, we thought, let's go for it.

Unique Quality: The location is the crowing jewel. When the tourists left Castle Hill for day it was virtually deserted, allowing us time to walk around in quiet and enjoy the beauty of the location.

Directions: Castle Hill

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Even if they offered me a lifetime comp...

Terrible (1.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 31, 2011

...I'd refuse to stay here as a matter of principle.

How Hilton got planning permission to build this eyesore in the middle of what is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site is beyond my comprehension. Well, it's not really as I assume that quite a large sum of money must have changed hands somewhere down the line.

Not only is it an eyesore but they even got permission for their guests to be allowed to bring their cars into the Castle District - the only private vehicles allowed except for those of the locals who work or live there.

They (and MacDonalds) did something similar in Sofia, Bulgaria, when they got permission to build a hotel which blocks the view of Vitosha from one of the city's parks.

Unique Quality: A Blight On The Castle District.

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In the city center's castle hill

by written on July 12, 2008

Beside the fact that this is a 320 rooms 5 star luxurious hotel , the location of the hotel - right in the middle of Unesco's world heritage site , Budapest's castle district , is great.

One of the hotel wings is an old church from the 13th century if i am not wrong so you can see it also.

A luxurious hotel with a few restaurants , good service and great views.

Unique Quality: The location is very good - view over the parliament and close to the fishermen bastion and matthias church.

Directions: Close to Matthias church and the fishermen bastion

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Mixed Reviews

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 27, 2008

I chose to book this hotel strictly for the views and the location. The hotel is located right in the Castle District and has some of the rooms have beautiful views of Fisherman's Bastion.
Our room was large with a nice sized bathroom, living area, bed and fully stocked bar. When we arrived there were nice cakes on a plate to welcome us to the Hilton. I thouht it was a nice touch. The hotel stay was nice and friendly. Al of our needs from extra towels to snagging a cab were arranged with ease.

We were staying on the club level and full access to the internet and the daily breakfast lunch and evening food and refreshments. We enjoyed the breakfast at the hotel as well as some drinks. he internet was fast and helped us to keep in touch with family and the weather forcast.

The only downside of this hotel was the bed. It was very lumoy and not comfortable. The bedding was thin and not soft.

I would stay in this hotel again just for the views and location...hopefully the beds will be different next time.

Unique Quality: The view is incredible. We enjoyed keeping the curtain open so we could see Fisherman's Bastion aglow from our room.

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Great Hotel - Crap Staff

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 7, 2006

Just stayed at the Hilton Budapest last weekend. Try to take the Hilton wherever possible cause of the HiltonHonors Program. Rates where ok, first time that I had late check-out till 20:00 which is great if you leave town in the evening.
The rooms as you expect were very nice, cleaning twice a day. Breakfast was also great, go try the Hungarian Pick Salami, you will love it.
On our stay there was the 50th UNESCO Celebration and Diner. So we met Roger Moore outside the Hilton. Took some pictures, but too many Bodyguards to get any close to him. Still great experience.
The only really negative thing about the Hilton is the staff. Hardly ever had so unfriendly, snobbish and unhelpful staff.

Unique Quality: Fantastic location right at the Fischer Bastei on the Hill. Great views and also a great starting point to explore the city. My tip is to take the Chain Bridge and Chainlift to the King's Palace on the way back. It save's you time and you'll have a great view from inside out.

Directions: Castle Hill

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A hotel surrounded by history

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 19, 2006

I was staying at the Hilton in Budapest for one week during a team meeting. Whoever chose the location of the hotel was a genius. It 's on top of a hill on the Buda side of the city with a wonderful view over the whole city.

The facilities of the hotel itself are very good too, but that's what you'd expect from Hilton anyway.

Unique Quality: The Location right in the old town and the good Hungarian food they offer.

Comfort and quality

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 31, 2006

Our room overlooked the courtyard and was spacious and clean. The air-conditioning was excellent and was most appreciated in the hot weather.

Breakfast was superb. So many different types of food were in the buffet but the chef would make anything you wanted to order. The staff were friendly and courteous.

The reception staff were very helpful and were available at all times to give information and help.

Money changing was at a good rate (much better than the local exchange office) but they do charge commission.

Toiletries provided were Crabtree & Eveylyn Le Source.

We will certainly return to this hotel.

Unique Quality: The Hilton Budapest is built within the walls of a 13th century Dominican monastery. Concerts and functions are held in the courtyard. In the cave below the hotel there is a winetasting room.

Directions: The Hilton Budapest is in a wonderful location in the old town and it is very easy to travel to the Pest side by public transport. The hotel is next to the Fisherman's Bastion.

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on the top of Buda

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 14, 2006

This is very debatable hotel for the city.But in 1976. with his baroque style on the stret side they try to harmonize with the city silhouette.while the other facade in front of the Fishermen Bastion is made with glass and steel.As I mentioned before in the 70 s this was new and something for the city.And it helps a lot to improve the image of the city.

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Greatest Location Ever

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 29, 2006

The Hilton service is impeccable and here was no exception. It has all the facilities one would expect - other than a pool.
Mathias Church right next door.
Buda catacombs withing 10 minutes walking distance.
Royal Palace 15 minutes walking distance.
Fisherman Bastion right next door.
Oscars Bar 15 minute walk.
Pest makes for a lovely 20 minute walk, take the funicular there & back to the Danube.

Unique Quality: The view from my room was spectacular, Parliament, Fisherman Bastion, all of Pest lay before me - incredible!!!!

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The Hilton Hotel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 16, 2006

On the western side of Hess Andras ter stands the Budapest Hilton. Although Bala Pintar's mid-70s building is now showing its age, the design is set apart from others in the city thanks to the incorporation of a 13th-century Dominican church (and the wall of a 17th-century Jesuit college) into the hotel's main core. The Dominican courtyard, which sits between the two main wings, is occasionally used as for open-air operas during the summer.
Although this is of course, a higher end hotel...the prices are also much higher...I still would reccommend this hotel for people travelling to Budapest on a romantic trip...ie: wedding or honeymoon, etc.

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Hilton Budapest

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 11, 2005

The Hilton Budapest is located in the heart of the historic Castle District right by the Fisherman's Bastion. A true oasis amidst a overwhealming city. I hope they have renovated since I visited.

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The personification of excellence

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 20, 2005

As mentioned in the introduction, we took the early train to Budapest and arrived before 11:00. Now getting from the train station to the hotel was an adventure...lol...we had the help of many locals to get us on the correct bus/trolley...but we got there. And what an awesome location...The Hilton Budapest is located in the heart of the historical Castle District (one of UNESCO's World Heritage sites) next to Hungary's gothic Coronation Church, the Matthias Church, Fisherman's Bastion and across the Danube from the Hungarian Parliament Building. Usually, you can't check in until after 2:00 p.m., but we called in advance and got to our suite before 11:30, the hotel staff knew us by our first name, provided directions to things we wanted to see, recommendations on places to eat, and so much more...now that's what I call customer service. The amenities were everywhere, from our gorgeous room with a king size bed, water and fruits provided, color tv, bath robes, calls to make sure we were doing well, and on, and on and on. I would highly recommend this location if you are ever staying in Budapest.

Unique Quality: The hotel incorporates a contemporary structure with 13th century remains. It has 322 completely refurbished guest rooms including 23 suites, a Presidential Suite and 73 Executive Floor rooms and facilities to welcome disabled guests are also available. The "Hilton Room Plus" accommodations offer a stunning view of the River Danube and the City of Budapest (we got one of those rooms). In addition, the rooms are comfortable for both working and relaxing, feature air conditioning, security key card system, built in safe, three IDD telephones, wireless internet access, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board. One of the best things about this hotel is that we got to stay here for free...well we used Hilton Honors Points to stay at a 5-star hotel for free...you can't beat that!!!

Directions: Located in the heart of the historical Castle District (one of UNESCO's World Heritage sites) next to Hungary's gothic Coronation Church, the Matthias Church, Fisherman's Bastion and across the Danube from the Hungarian Parliament Building.

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The Hilton

by written on August 24, 2005

There is long dispute about this Hotel and its architecture as it is located at the Castle area. Personally I don’t think it is really bad, after all, they did try to fit it somehow into the landscape. I saw modern Hiltons in old cities that were 15 floors high with no any considerations for the classic landscape.

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In the middle of Buda

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 10, 2005

This great hotel is locate in the heart of Buda. It is very strange hotel because it has got a tower bell. This tower bell is a ruin of a Dominica Church of S. Nichols and you can see on it the statue of King Matyas. Today all the ruins of the church are integrated with the Hilton Hotel made by bela Pintér in 1976. The facade on the street is a baroque style, while the other facade in front of the Fishermen Bastion is made qith glass and steel.

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The Hilton Budapest

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 3, 2005

The Hilton on Castle Hill in Buda is recommendable. The only disappointing feature was the fact that our "king" bed was two twins pushed together and they kept coming apart. You couldn't ask for a better location. Within 100 metres of the front door is the fisherman's bastion, St. Mathias church, the House of Hungarian Wines, and an extraordinary view across the Danube at Parliament and the chain bridge. The hotel was extremely comfortable, as it should have been for the price, and the staff was extremely accomodating and friendly

Directions: Next to Fisherman's bastion

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Address: Hess Andras ter 1-3, Castle District, Budapest, 1014, Hungary

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
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  • Fitness Center
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  • Pets Allowed
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