The Victoria in Budapest isn't a big hotel. It has only 27 rooms (all with gorgeous, Danube-facing views). We weren't expecting such great service when our flight from London arrived four hours late--meaning that we arrived at 3:30 a.m.. The night manager had been checking our flight status and was waiting for us in the lobby when our taxi pulled up. He unlocked the front door, greeted us warmly (not grudgingly or angrily for making him stay up), and signed us in. Then he re-locked the front door, turned out the lobby lights, and presumably went to bed. The room was immaculate, modern, tasteful, and comfortable. The views were gasp-worthy; it's the same view you see on Budapest brochures--the Danube with Parliament. Awesome. The tram runs right in front of the hotel, and it takes you everywhere, including across the river to the Pest side. It's immensely convenient. Don't hesitate to book the Hotel Victoria. It's truly a gem.
We we greeted after we arrive later than we planned. Champagne awaited in our top floor room with a fabulous view of the river and a private balcony. Our host was so welcoming, the room lovely and well appointed, comfortable bed. Couldn't be happier. The Browns
This small hotel has everything, location, service, view. We stayed here for 3 days and loved it. We were worried that having a room on the 1st floor would be loud/poor view, but we were quite happy. Just a short walk over the "Chain Bridge" to shopping "Pest side" also a short walk down the Danube to Buda Castle.
Great location, incredible view of parliament and river traffic, attractive room. This hotel is a gem. The hotel is not expensive by Budapest standards and Parliament lighted at night, as seen from our room, is spectacular.
Boutique hotel Victoria has many unique selling points, the most striking of which is the breathtaking view from any of the hotel rooms. Our room on the 9th floor even had a balcony. It is situated conveniently near the Danube and the rooms are spacious and clean.
I love this hotel because of the wonderful view on the Danubio and old palaces. In ten minutes you can reach the pedestrian area full of restaurants, shops and people by crossing the bridge. The room is big, clean with a flat TV. The breakfast is acceptable.
Perfect hotel for a city trip. Friendly staff, very clean, really everything was superb. The best possible location for visiting Budapest. Nothing negative can be said. There are special offers for the low season. The transport from and to the airport is very easy with the shuttle.
We spent three nights in Budapest over New Years Eve. Hotel Victoria was an excellent choice. 5 min away from a metro station which connects buda and pest, awsome view over the danube and on the parliament and decent breakfast. We also liked the light installations in the room. Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
We stayed here at the beginning of our two week trip to Budapest and Austria over the holidays, and couldn't have been happier. The rooms were a delightful surprise, the view was stunning over the Danube and the Pest side of the city, the breakfasts were our favorite on the trip... including the typical European selection of breads, cheeses, cold cuts, fruit, cereals/grains/nuts, jams etc etc. and a hot egg dish made to order... and all the staff could not have been nicer or more helpful, but especially Irena, and the woman who handled the bar and breakfast. Don't miss the 'tea' 4 - 5 P.M. in the white music room. We looked at maybe two dozen, narrowed it down to Gerloczy or this, and were VERY happy here in this spot. (Try the Gerloczy restaurant and especially their chocolate cake...better than the best in Vienna) Also, the Budapest Card made the trip across the river easy and free, with many other benefits. Very worth the small price.
Chose this hotel as I saw that it has great views. As all of you know, Budapest is great for it's night scenery. We walked a lot in Budapest (didn't take any bus at all), hence the location is quite far to walk if you are at the town centre. About 20 mins walk. Nevertheless, the walk also allowed us to enjoy the beautiful city scenery of this Unesco town. Back at the hotel, you can also climb the hill and reach various restaurants. It's a quiet walk, hence do stay at the well lit roads for safety reasons. There was also a huge supermarket about 5-10 mins. The hotel is about 15 mins taxi ride to the train station. Book the taxi from the reception if you need to, for safety reasons. Rooms were clean, warmly decorated and decent. Just that 2 single beds were joint to a double bed. The room was pretty well furnished, and there was a leaflet placed in the room to inform you of what to watch out for dangers (such as public transport), the expected taxi fair etc etc. I found the leaflet very useful as a tourist, but my partner was quite paranoid about taking public transport hence we walked a lot. As for the receptionist, they kept changing due to different shifts. They will assist in your queries, but can sometimes be quite curt. Breakfast was decent, good to last you till late afternoon. You can choose from the eggs menu on how you want your eggs to be done, and they will serve it warm and fresh to you. Ham, cereals, breads, yogurts, fruits and coffee/tea were served. Not bad for European standards. It's quite a value for money hotel. Best thing of the hotel is the view. And the scenic walk along the river as you head out/come back from sightseeing.