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Marriott Budapest

Apaczai Csere Janos u. 4, Budapest, 1052, Hungary
(4.5 star hotel)
#11 of 1,043 hotels in Budapest
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 14 reviews
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Quite nice from the inside

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 30, 2013

The Marriott building is located in the very first Western hotel property in Budapest. Back then in the 1970'ies, it was the InterContinental (which is now a couple of meters north), and it is frankly an ugly builidng at a great location. Right next to the Danube it offers great views to the Buda side of the city.

From the inside it is really OK, with quite a business touch, but it has all you need. The service is mostly friendly, not extremely attentive, though.

As there are other internationals hotels right next to it (Sofitel, InterContinental, Four Seasons), you will find a vivid prostitution scene there, especially at night. If you don't mind this annoying fact, than the Marriott is a good place to both start and end your day.

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Best location in Budapest

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 22, 2011

Arriving from Vienna after traveling in those subways, Budapest central station appeared bit chaotic and scary. Locating the subway from the main station appeared a task as there were easy directions, no counters. Added to this, tickets were also checked manually upon entering and exiting. It was a great relief seeing Marriott on our next stop (which was walking distance anyway). The moment we landed at Marriott it's a great experience. The staff, as usuall in Europe, were very friendly and helped us move around....

Unique Quality: The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was great.

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A superb hotel in every respect

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 27, 2008

This hotel is highly recommended for the following reasons:
1- Spectacular view of the Danube River, where all the rooms have a view of it.
2- Convenient location as this hotel is 3 blocks away from Vaci Utca, a main pedestrian way lined with shops and restaurant. This hotel is just 4 blocks from the Vorosmarty Ter and Deak Ferenc Ter Metro stops.
3- Comfortable bed, clean linens and abundant pillows.
4- Hot and Cold buffet breakfast with a wide selection and abundant quantity that is flavorful.
5- Conveniently 1 block to the Tram # 2 that runs up and down the Danube Promenade, which is a site seeing tour ride in of itself.
6- Conveniently 2 blocks from the cruise boat company, Legenda, that provides day and night time cruise trips on the Danube River.
7- Location of this hotel was quite safe as it is close to the main tourist areas and the neighborhood was pretty decent.

Unique Quality: All rooms have a view of the Danube River. A hotel with an excellent location. Definitely a "comebacker."

Directions: On the Danube Promanade on the Pest side, 3 blocks from Vaci Utca.

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Budapest Marriott Great location, Fantastic views

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 27, 2008

The Budapest Marriott is one of several 5 star hotels right on the Danube in downtown Budapest. I believe it was 4 stars until the recent (2008) room renovations. The large fitness center was still under renovation during my visit in Oct. 2008.

It is in an ideal location between the Elizabeth and the Chain Bridges. The Vaci Utca pedestrian street is just a few minutes walk inland, and the metro is about 5 minutes from the hotel. There is a deli across the street, which did not use. Best of all, the riverside promenade is right outside the door, and each hotel room has a glorious view of the river and the hills of old Buda beyond. There are no “back rooms”.

Since the hotel was built a few decades ago, the gray concrete exterior looks dated, but the inside has been renovated and the rooms are beautiful. There is a small (inaccessible) balcony outside each room. Part of the window wall does open for fresh air.

The bedding is topnotch -- pillow top mattress and ultra fine sheets and down duvet. The bath and amenities are also fine. Even though I got the room at a steep discount by bidding priceline, I was given a room on the 7th floor and no mention was made of priceline or the low rate, although the desk clerk looked surprised when she checked the rate to see if it included breakfast (it did not -- the breakfast buffet was 33USD, so I skipped it).

The only minor complaint I had was a 5 minute wait to check in and again to check out (there were few guests but there is no organized line and the clerks talked among themselves as I waited).

I would highly recommend this hotel for location and room quality, and at the priceline bid price the value is unbeatable.

Unique Quality: All views have river views.

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Wouldn't recommend it!

Bad (2.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 6, 2007

We were really not happy with our stay here, although our bed was really good and the breakfast was more than ok also. The biggest problem was our room and the check-in though. When we arrived we were given a room on the first floor, but when we got in that room, it really smelled of cigarettes. Apparently it was a smoking room, but no one at reception had asked if we smoked or not. So we called and asked for another room, but when we got in that room, it was totally not clean: rubbish on the floor, glass rings on the desk and night stands, a bed where clearly someone had been sitting on,... . So we asked to change again, and our 3rd room (which we entered about an hour after our arrival) seemed fine. BUT: the next morning we were woken up at 6am by drilling and hammering in the room next to ours. We called, and they said they would look into it, but we didn't hear anything anymore. Also the next morning we were woken up really early; they were renewing our entire floor I think.

So we were totally not treated as welcome guests; good we only stayed there for 3 nights.

Unique Quality: In spite of our bad experiences we liked to view on the river and the bed.

Directions: Alongside the water on the Pest side, 5 minutes walking from the Chain bridge.

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Fantastic views from the room

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 1, 2006

This is a very nice hotel. The room was of decent size and the facilities were clean. The staff was most helpful in arranging transportation and answering questions. We used our Mariott points to stay here so I can't comment on the price/value.

Unique Quality: This hotel is located within easy walking distance of the Royal Palace, Old Town, and the shopping district of Vaci. The Mariott is directly on the Danube River and it looked to us as if all rooms had great views of the river. We especially liked sitting on the balcony as the sun set watching the lights come on the Charles Bridge and Royal Palace.

Directions: Danube River - Pest near Chain Bridge

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Room with a view

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 2, 2005

Only stayed for 3 nights on a businees trip, but was very comfortable. Room had a small balcony with views over the Danube to the Royal Palace.
Staff here were very friendly and the room very comfortable, absolutely no complaints

Unique Quality: Views over the Danube

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Best Views from every room!

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 13, 2005

I have been staying at this hotel since the 70's and it is by far one of the best in the city! Every room faces the Danube and it's beautiful bridges. It is centralling located on the Pest side of the river. Clubs and shopping on Vaci Utca are within a couple blocks. If you have the means to splurge, I recommend this hotel!

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Marriott - Enjoy the Danube and the city

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 21, 2005

Marriott Budapest is a 5 star luxury hotel on the Danubeside waiting for it's customers with about 360 rooms on it's 10 floors.

It offers all the services such a hotel should include in it's package: fitness (World Class Health Academy), meeting rooms, cleaning services, internet access, etc, etc.

Unique Quality: Beautiful view on the Danube and the Castle, excellent location in the heart of the city.

Directions: Near Vigado ter. Underground: M3 (blue) line - Ferenciek station or Deak ter (all 3 underground lines), tram No. 2

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Stay here for the views!

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 24, 2005

The Hotel looks terrible from the outside but is great inside. The room was very comfortable. The staff were very helpful but I would take their advice on local restaurants with a pinch of salt! The food in the hotel was not great either although the cake buffet would cure a sweet tooth.

Unique Quality: Every room in the hotel has a view across the river to Budaand a balcony. Wow! The view was spectacular.

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Hotel Near The Danube

by written on June 19, 2004

Marriot is one of the best offers in Budapest, located just in the heart of the old part of Pest where most of the tourists hang out... it also has a great view to the Danube.
For me it looked (at least from the exterior) a bit overused but you should always remember that its Marriot so it must be great.

Unique Quality:
Altough its located in the old town of Pest it is very modern and equipped with all the latest stuff... there are many sports activities and its not far from all the central sights of Pest.

Directions: In the heart of Pest, just along the beautiful Danube and west to Vaci utca.

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We stayed at the Marriott...

by written on September 7, 2002

We stayed at the Marriott Budapest (*****) but there are many other fine properties throughout Budapest which offer comfortable accommodation at a more affordable rate.

Unique Quality: Our bedroom at the Marriott had a balcony which overlooked the Danube River. At night especially this was a truly stunning sight.

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Marriott Budapest

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 26, 2002

EUR 135 - 356 depending on room type

Unique Quality: Superb 5 star property with features, facilities and service to match. Don't let the drab exterior put you off. Inside the hotel is very nice. There is a terrace at the front where one can drink and eat whilst watching the ships along the danube. A lot of the rooms have balconies overlooking the danube and the Buda side of the city. Superb views highly reccomended.

Directions: Apaczai Csere Janos u. 4.<br/><br/>Budapest 1052<br/>Hungary<br/>Phone: 36-1-266-7000<br/>Fax: 36-1-266-5000<br/>web link :;BUDHU&amp;checked&#61;True Marriott_BD&#61;{061BF6

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Budapest Marriott

by written on August 24, 2002

Over $200/night. Be careful when booking a hotel room. I recommend staying with the chains such as Inter-Continental, Marriott, etc. The other hotels range between $100-$150 and are not nearly as nice. You would be better off spending the $20+ in a hostel.

Unique Quality: This is one of the most sophisticated hotels on the Danube in downtown Pest. The hotel is in a prime Danube location, with great views of Gellért Hill, the Chain and Elizabeth bridges, and Castle Hill from the lobby. It even has a pretty impressive health club--which is best hotel fitness center in the city - and you might need it after having the local food!!!!!!!!

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Address: Apaczai Csere Janos u. 4, Budapest, 1052, Hungary

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Amenities at Marriott Budapest

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Business Services
  • Free High Speed Internet
  • Beverage Selection
  • Spa
  • Suites
  • Bar / Lounge

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