Hotel Chesscom

Bartok Bela u. 5, Budapest, 1191, Hungary

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    Hotel Chesscom


    Hotel Chesscom is a 2 star hotel that we stayed for a week.

    It is located in 19th district, between the city center and the Ferihegy airport. Although a bit far from the center Kobanya-Kispest metro station is just at the corner so we reached the center every day in 17’(about 10 stops). The airport bus 200E also departs/arrives from Kobanya Kispest so it is very convenient if you want to be near the airport (the bus ride takes about 15’). If you arrive at terminal 1 you can use bus 93.

    The staff were very friendly and helpful when needed, there was always someone at the reception, they will give you the same map that is available at the airport too. We arrived early in the morning so we just left our bags there and returned later.

    We were placed at second floor where we had a spacious double room (actually it was a triple room) with plenty of room for us, there was a table, 2 chairs, a safe and a satellite TV but the most helpful thing was the fridge. The view was towards the mall (pic) with a bit noise from the cars but nothing really annoying.

    We had shared bathroom with another room which was very clean and most of the days it was like a private one as the other room wasn’t occupied. New towels were provided each day.
    The hotel has 21 rooms, some of the insuite (single, double, triple, quadruple) while others(single, double, triple) with shared bathroom.

    The price was so good that it was impossible to resist (22euros per night!) and although we were stressed about it we enjoyed our stay there.

    There is a computer for internet access at the lobby for free but also wi-fi signal through out the hotel. Free private parking is possible on site.

    Opposite the hotel is a shopping mall (KYKI) which house several clothing brands, cafes etc but above all a Tesco market where we could buy supplies every day.
    Breakfast is served daily between 7.00 to 10.30am but it wasn’t included in the price so we preferred to have breakfast outside on local cafés which is always much better

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