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At a Glance

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 9108 Reviews
4.0

Recommended for

  • Good for singles
  • Great service
  • Central location
  • Good for shopping
  • Luxury
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 9108 Reviews
4.0

Recommended for

  • Good for singles
  • Great service
  • Central location
  • Good for shopping
  • Luxury

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.

Hotel Info

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Overview

The Danubius Gellert Hotel was built in 1918; the hotel boasts a total of 243 rooms spread over 4 floors, of which 89 are single rooms, 132 doubles and there are 13 suites. Various facilities are available to guests including a vast foyer with lifts and a cloakroom, a 24-hour reception with a safe and a currency exchange desk. It additionally boasts a kiosk, it's own shop, a hairdressers, a café, a cosy pub, a bar and an exquisite air-conditioned à la carte restaurant with separate non-smoking area (high-chairs are also available).

Business guests may make use of the hotel's public Internet access. Room and laundry services may be taken advantage of by guests. The hotel also boasts a bicycle rental service and parking facilities.

**Please be advised that the Courtyard room type is only for single occupancy.**

At a Glance

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.

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Facilities

Hotel facilities

Wifi

  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • Internet access - wireless
  • Free WiFi - Public Areas
  • Free Wi-Fi

Pool and Wellness

  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Steam room
  • Swimming Pool - Outdoor
  • Massage
  • Swimming Pool - Indoor
  • Sauna

Activities

  • Ballroom(s)
  • Hair salon

Food & Drink

  • Restaurant
  • Free breakfast
  • Room service
  • Number of restaurants 2
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Coffee shop or café

Services & Shops

  • Babysitting (Surcharge)
  • Wedding services
  • Car rental
  • Beauty services
  • Luggage storage
  • Business services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Secretarial services
  • Doorman/doorwoman
  • Medical assistance available
  • Event catering
  • Currency exchange
  • Area shuttle (Surcharge)
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Tour assistance

General Info

  • Number of floors 5
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Gift shop
  • Elevator/lift
  • Photocopy machines
  • Check-in time starts 2:00 PM
  • Multilingual staff
  • Total number of rooms 234
  • Grocery
  • Conference center
  • Check-out by noon
  • Shopping on site
  • Eurocard
  • JCB International
  • Shoe shine
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Suitable for children
  • Security guard
  • Garden
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Pets accepted

Room facilities

Room Amenities

  • Hair dryer
  • Clock radio
  • Complimentary weekday newspaper
  • Trouser press
  • In-room safe
  • Minibar

Internet, TV & Phone

  • Direct-dial phone
  • Satellite television service
  • Pay movies
  • Phone

Rooms & Comfort

  • Cribs/infant beds available on request
  • Garden view
  • Wake-up calls
  • Window opens
  • Desk
  • City view
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Courtyard view

Bath & Shower

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Bathtub only
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Nearest airport
  • Time zone UK + 1 Hour
  • Currency Ft Forint
  • Plug

Location

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Attractions Nearby

  • Gellert Thermal Baths and Swimming Pool 0.06 miles
  • Cave Church 0.10 miles
  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics 0.23 miles
  • Liberty Statue 0.29 miles
  • Corvinus University of Budapest 0.30 miles
  • Great Market Hall 0.33 miles
  • Citadella 0.41 miles
  • Váci Street 0.42 miles
  • Balna Budapest 0.43 miles
  • Rudas Baths 0.44 miles
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Resort Info

Budapest

Budapest

Budapest Holidays & Hotels

Hotels in Budapest

From popular cheaper chains to boutique hotels, your stay in Hungary’s capital of Budapest can be as luxurious or budget-friendly as you like. This artistic city has a range of accommodation options for solo travellers, friends, families and couples, making it a holiday destination to suit all.

Split in half by the winding River Danube, Budapest is a vibrant city that’s made up of stunning architecture, geothermal springs and unmissable view spots. Whether you visit for the Christmas markets or at the height of summer, Budapest a destination that will delight visitors of all ages and all tastes.

Where to stay

District V

If you’re looking to be in the middle of all the sights during your holiday, District V is the place to be. As the tourist centre of Budapest, District V is home to several large hotels as well as dozens of delicious restaurants, bars and shops. You’ll have the iconic Hungarian Parliament building on your doorstep, as well as Liberty Square and endless museums. District V also has a buzzing nightlife, and handily leaves you just a short walk away from all the sights across the river and further out of the city.

District VII

District VII is well known for being the city’s lively and artistic hub. As Budapest’s Jewish Quarter, it’s also rich with history - you can’t miss the Dohány Street Synagogue, built in the mid-19th century and now officially Europe’s largest synagogue. Hotels in this district will leave you perfectly situated for exploring the thermal spas, museums and shopping centres - and you’ll also be slap bang in the middle of all the city’s ruin bars.

District I

Located on the left hand side of the River Danube, a holiday in District I offers a quieter stay in Budapest. This is where you’ll find the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Castle District, which contains both the Buda Castle and the Fisherman’s Bastion. It’s also home to a number of lesser-known thermal baths including Rudas Baths and Gellert Thermal Bath just a short walk away from most hotels in the area.

What to see

Budapest is a city that’s rich with history and cultural hotspots, so you’ll never be short of things to see and do during your holiday. After a wander along the River to see the striking Hungarian Parliament building and the moving Shoes on the River Danube Bank memorial, you’ll be in the heart of the city. Take a tour of the Hungarian State Opera, and soak up the free views of the Széchenyi Chain Bridge, one of the most famous sights in Budapest.

Whatever the weather, no trip to Budapest is complete a trip to one of the many thermal baths. Széchenyi Thermal Bath to the north of the city centre is the most well-known. It’s home to 21 indoor and outdoor pools ranging in temperatures from 18°C to 40°C, with room to take in a few laps or just to simply enjoy a soak. Fisherman's Bastion, over the other side of the River, is another unmissable spot. The panoramic viewing terrace has fairy tale turrets and archways, and offers the best views across Budapest.

Nightlife

Budapest has a lot to offer in the way of lively nightlife; millions flock to the city every year for a holiday to enjoy the inexpensive, eclectic after-dark entertainment. The ruin bars, so called for their locations in dilapidated buildings, are dotted around the city and are a must visit. Szimpla Kert is one of the most famous ruin bars, featuring a warren of little rooms filled with mismatched furniture, live music and eclectic art. There’s also plenty of other nightlife to keep you busy, too, from casinos to bars, nightclubs and even parties in the thermal spas!

What to eat

From hearty meals to sweet treats, Budapest has its fair share of delicious food for you to sink your teeth into. As the national dish of Hungary, goulash is probably one of the most popular meals around. It’s usually made with beef and vegetables, and is seasoned with a touch of paprika for a warming kick. For dessert, try a dobos torte - a delicious sponge cake layered with chocolate buttercream and topped with caramel. Or, treat yourself to a Kürtoskalács, a hollow cake that resembles a chimney, and which can be personalised with everything from cinnamon to Nutella – you are on holiday after all!

Shopping

The vibrant Váci street is one of the most well-known shopping areas in Budapest, and features everything from souvenir shops to high street stores and local crafts. The stylish WestEnd City Center is another of Budapest’s shopping havens. It’s got floors of international and local shops, as well as plenty of food stalls to keep your energy levels up.

Fast facts about Budapest

  • Direct flight time: 2.5 hours
  • Transfer time from Budapest airport to Budapest city centre: 35 minutes
  • Time zone: GMT +1
  • Currency: Hungarian forint
  • Language: Hungarian
  • Average price of a domestic beer: 231 Ft
  • Average price of a bottle of wine: 1,721 Ft
  • Number of Brit tourists per year: 700,000
Read more about Budapest

Danubius Gellert Hotel Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
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4.0

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  • Great service
  • Central location
  • Good for shopping
  • Luxury
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8/10 Great

06 February 2015

Everything you need is close by.

The hotel is a stunning piece of architecture situated right next to a metro entrance, which will get you around the city very quickly. It boasts it's own Turkish baths with one free entry per visit (I didn't try them myself but they look amazing) . There are many attractions very close by including the Liberty bridge, Liberty Statue and Castle. The Parliament building is only half a mile away. If you drink, down the left side of the hotel there is a bar with over 200 types of beer. In my room the basics were there towels, soap, bath, shower, Television and furniture. I had to asked for a kettle which they gave without extra charge along with a cup and spoon but no tea or sugar. Not to worry as there was a small family shop across the road which sells all English tea and coffee and is very cheap. You will be surprise what you can find in that shop and it is the cheapest around. Breakfast was brilliant a buffet style in a luxurious dining hall with views looking out over the river. There was plenty of choice i.e breads, jams, cold meats, cereal, eggs and bacon, juices, pastries and tea and coffee. For smokers check the ends of your hallways as there should be a balcony at the end (behind the curtains.) There is also a tobacco shop across the road if you run out. Overall the staff were very pleasant and willing to help. Most of them speak English among other languages Don't be afraid to ask if you need anything extra for your room but if you are worried about being charged I would ask first as they don't put a price on most things. I will certainly going again and next time hope to relax in the Turkish baths.

The best thing about my stay was...

The breakfast view over the of the river and Liberty bridge
10/10 Amazing

22 January 2011

A home from home

This was my second stay at the Gellért. On arrival I was recognised immediately and greeted in a most friendly manner. The thermal baths I found very effective and the massages heavenly. On my last day I checked out as I had a 12p.m. appt. My appt finished at 1p.m. and my flight not leaving til 7.30. Decided to go back to hotel. They had no hesitation in giving me back my room even though it had been cleaned and was ready for a new guest. They told me to use the robe and towel and use the baths as much as I wished. This I did and finished my time there in the tea room listening to the beautiful music of their resident pianist. A wonderful experience. Would have no hesitation in recommending the Hotel Gellért to anyone wishing for a relaxating and restful break. Am looking forward to returning in a few months time to recharge my batteries once again.

The best thing about my stay was...

The thermal spas
6/10 Good

21 September 2010

Birthday weekend

If you like luxurious rooms dont stay here but if you like quirky interesting hotels this is the place..The view from the room was impressive and worth the rate.The spa area was excellent and the staff very friendly.was expecting rude arrogant staff from previous reviews!!.All in all a great stay in Budapest.

The best thing about my stay was...

Thermal spa and view of the Danube
10/10 Amazing

05 October 2005

Review of 'DANUBIUS GELLERT'

I visited the Gellert for a friend's hens' weekend last year.  The hotel is brilliantly located - about 30 minutes drive from the airport, and an easy walk away from the centre of town. Don't let reports of the hotel being rundown put you off - the rooms are simple, yes - but huge, spotlessly clean and very comfortable.  Ask for a room on the river side for fantastic views across the Danube.  The impressive buffet breakfast would please even the fussiest of eaters, and the staff looked after our group of 18 with lots of helpful, friendly advice.  Make sure you put aside some time to visit the baths - absolutely stunning, and perfect for winding down after a long day out.  But beware if you are on the prudish side - swimsuits are not obligatory here!!

10/10 Amazing

17 August 2005

Review of 'DANUBIUS GELLERT'

The Gellert, (Pronounced Gel-Yert) is one of great dames of Europe. She's past her prime & a little tatty around the edges but oozing with old world charm & character.<br /><br />Our Spacious, clean & comfortable Superior room had a stunning view over the Danube & even though it wasn't Double glazed the noise from the busy river side traffic never bothered us.<br /><br />Breakfasts are buffet style, with a large choice of cereals, bread, meats, cheeses & fruit.<br /><br />We didn't eat dinner in the hotel but did order room service; a nice warming Goulash soup to get the January chill out of our bones.<br /><br />The worst thing about the hotel is the bar which is at least three times as expensive as anywhere else we visited in Budapest so be warned.<br /><br />The best thing about staying there is that as a guest you are entitled to free access to one of the ultimate hungarian experiences; the Gellert baths. After sauntering down the corridor in your complimentary robe (bring your own flipflops) exchanging embarrassed smiles with other semi clad guests you enter by a private old fashioned brass elevator & descend to a whole other world.<br /><br />Fantastic, we can't wait to go again!