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At a Glance

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 8782 Reviews
4.0

Recommended for

  • Good for singles
  • Great service
  • Central location
  • Good for shopping
  • Luxury
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 8782 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

Hotels and Apartments in Budapest

A beautiful ancient city, Budapest is a favourite holiday spot for families, couples and solo travellers seeking to discover the rich culture, authentic food, historical landmarks and bustling nightlife in a European city. The properties available for stay in the city are far less expensive than Paris and offers a range of options to choose from.

Visitors can look for hotels to premium resorts to self-catering apartments to enjoy a lovely and relaxing stay here. Both luxury and cheap hotel in Budapest are available to cater every style of travellers. Buda Castle Fashion Hotel, Hilton Budapest, Baltazár Budapest and Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest are some of the luxurious properties, located in the affluent neighbourhoods. Affordable options like Mamaison Hotel Andrassy Budapest, Hotel Palazzo Zichy and Casati Budapest Hotel are good to book your stay if you’re planning for low cost holidays to Budapest. Make your booking from Alpharooms, which can help you get cheap hotels in Budapest. Choose from an excellent list of hotels and apartment that suites you best.

About Budapest

Budapest is beautifully set along the Danube with Buda Hills in the backdrop. The capital city of Hungary has a mix of its elegant architecture and sophisticated scene and this favourite European destination’s much of the city centre has been designated as a World Heritage Site.

Its history stretches back through the centuries as a spa town, owing to the extensive network of natural hot springs under the city. The best way to explore this beautiful city is by foot as you stroll through the streets, soaking up the atmosphere. Aquincum Museum, Nagytétény Castle Museum, The Royal Palace that now houses the Hungarian National gallery are some of the best attractions to visit in the capital. If you’re seeking low cost holidays to Budapest, book cheap flights and hotels in Budapest from Alpharooms, which offers some great deals at the most competitive rates.

Where to stay in Budapest

Budapest is a much loved destination and one of the most visited European city. If you are planning for Budapest holiday, book your accommodation first according to your area of interest and enjoy all the great experience that the picturesque city has in offer for you. Your summer holidays in Budapest is going to be amazing staying in one of the most beautiful cities that offers a range of relaxing accommodation option to suite every style of travellers.

The distinct neighbourhoods of the city where you book your hotel or accommodation in Budapest include- stay in city’s historic heartland, Castle Hill or Downtown District, which is a hotspot for restaurants, bars and cafés and home to Vörösmarty Square and St Stephen’s Basilica. Downtown is also amongst tourist’s favourites.

Terézváros (District Vi) is another popular neighbourhood apart from Erzsébetváros (District Vii), which is city’s Jewish quarter. Staying in any of these neighbourhoods will be an amazing experience altogether, giving you the taste of its rich culture. If you’re looking for cheap hotels in Budapest, it would be good to book your stay away from the touristy grid.

What to see

Budapest, the capital of Hungary is known for its captivating history and the bright, laid-back contemporary artistic style. The city enjoys the honour for being home to many of the UNESCO world heritage sites, that help it in attracting thousands of travellers every year, regardless of the month or season. Also, Budapest is considered amongst the most beautiful cities in Europe with amazing architecture, lovely Squares and charming neighbourhoods, which can be best explored on foot.

Visit historic Castle Hill, famous Budapest Opera House or take a refreshing dip and relax in one of Budapest's famous baths, especially Szechenyi Bath. To witness marvellous architecture, pay a visit to Hungary's Parliament Building and also explore the óbuda, which is the oldest and lesser known part of Budapest. Also keep Budapest Fairy Tale Castle (Vajdahunyad Castle) and Buda Castle on your wish list during your trip here.

Apart from all these, Budapest holidays are incomplete without savouring yummy local cuisine, browsing cool, funky shops, walking across the Chain Bridge or enjoying a stroll on Andrássy Avenue to Heroes' Square. No wonder, the city will mesmerize you with its unconventional charm. For stay, book your accommodation in Budapest in advance to find the best abode at competitive prices.

Budapest’s vibrant Nightlife

The nightlife in Budapest is very popular for its bars, but the varied lively nightclubs of the capital will surely leave an impression on you. As the night falls, visit the city’s best ruin bars, rooftop bars and other outdoor venues, hosting concerts of different musical genres.

You can also head to funky night clubs dancing to the beats of the DJ’s. One of the most popular night venues is The Széchenyi Bath. This is the one of the oldest and largest spa complexes in Europe, where visitors enjoy spa along with disco lights in different shades and the music played by the popular DJs. Spa, drinks and music makes it an ideal combination for everyone to enjoy the nightlife in a distinct way. Some chic and trendy places in Budapest, catering to catering to every type of guests include- Corvin Club & Roof Terrace, Boutiq' Bar, New York Café, Divino Borbar, among others.

Food scene in Budapest

Budapest in true sense is for food lovers as it has the specialities of Hungarian gastronomy. Go to get a taste of the city in the Seventh District, which is popular for the abundance of international eats and lively bars. Another best place that is a foodie’s dream is Karaván, which is a beer garden filled with street food stalls. Here, you can savour traditional fare along with new trends. Don’t miss the specialities, lángos and fried flatbread, which are served with cheese and sour cream.

If you’re looking for a beautiful coffeehouse in Budapest, the 19th-century New York Café, which a par excellence in terms of both food and interior. For a complete relaxing experience and to enjoy your favourite drink and delicious late night snack, head to Szimpla Kert. It is a unique spot and one of Budapest’s “ruin pubs,” eateries, which is nestled in the charming old buildings. Other good options in the city includes Bors GasztroBár, Koleves Vendéglo / Stonesoup Restobar, Mazel Tov and Paprika Vendéglo, among others. Hungarians take their food seriously and offers dishes for pretty much every type of eater, so you’ll surely be spoilt with choices.

Shopping

Tourists can scour the city for anything, from vintage clothing, to trendy Hungarian fashion and to traditional liquor to unusual souvenirs that caters to even the most ardent shopaholics. Budapest has something for everyone to enjoy. The main shopping areas in Budapest is nestled in Pest's City Center and the popular design street is called Király utca.

Whether you’re looking for gift galleries, home-improvement shops or funky boutiques or handmade show shop, Budapest is a reservoir of all such unique stuff. Other famous street is Váci Street, which is home to numerous fashionable shops, restaurants and cafés. Neighbouring streets like Fashion Street on Deák Ferenc utca, where branded stores like Hugo Boss, Max Mara, Tommy Hilfiger, Lacoste are located is also good for shopping latest products. The capital is known for its emerging design scene owing to its home grown fashion. Find shops you won’t find anywhere else, selling creations by talented Hungarian designers. The best thing you can bring back home as a souvenir from Budapest are wine, especially Tokaji, and porcelain.

What you need to know

Budapest the capital of Hungary is a popular holiday destination, catering to families, couples and solo travellers equally. The city has so many things to explore and activities to do that there is something for everyone to enjoy. Thanks to the cheap accommodation, scrumptious food, architectural wonders and rich museums, tourists find the city absolutely fascinating. The city is best explored on foot or by bike. A nice warm weather and plenty of sunlight in summer makes it the best time to visit the city. Accommodation in Budapest are available in different choices and caters to every taste and budget of travellers.

Fast Facts About Budapest

  • Nearest airports- Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
  • Flight time from UK- 5 hours
  • Currency: Hungarian forint (Ft).
  • Language spoken: Hungarian
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!