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...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.
The Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge is set in the heart of Budapest, on the banks of the Danube, with breathtaking views of the Chain Bridge and the Royal Castle.
All of the rooms are decorated in a contemporary style and are the perfect base for exploring the city. With numerous dining options, guests can choose between two superb restaurants and a delightful café. The fitness centre and tranquil heated indoor pool (extra charges may apply) are a great place to unwind away from the city. The Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge is suitable for both the business and leisure visitor.
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- Internet Corner
- Internet access - wireless
- Free WiFi - Public Areas
- Free Wi-Fi
Pool and Wellness
- Swimming Pool - Outdoor
- Spa and wellness centre
- Swimming Pool - Indoor
Food & Drink
- Bar / Lounge
- Coffee in lobby
- Room service
- Coffee shop or café
- Half board rates available
Services & Shops
- Technology support staff
- Airport transportation
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Concierge desk
- Tour assistance
- Area shuttle (Surcharge)
- Luggage storage
- Car rental
- Beauty services
- Babysitting (Surcharge)
- Limo or Town Car service available
- Medical assistance available
- Event catering
- Technology helpdesk
- Express check-in
- Computer rental
- Currency exchange
- Train station pickup (complimentary)
- Express check-out
- Secretarial services
- Business services
- Cell phone/mobile rental
- Laundry facilities
- Check-out by noon
- Designated smoking areas
- Wheelchair accessible
- Shoe shine
- Rooftop terrace
- Conference center
- Check-in time starts 2:00 PM
- Gift shop
- Exhibit space
- Multilingual staff
- Security guard
- Suitable for children
- Sleep Number by Select Comfort mattress
- Total number of rooms 354
- Photocopy machines
- Number of floors 8
- 24-hour front desk
- Pets accepted
- Check-in time ends 11:00 PM
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Parking garage
- Complimentary newspaper
- Sewing kit
- Electronic/magnetic keys
- Complimentary bottled water
- Hair dryer
- In-room safe
- Coffee/tea maker
- Iron/ironing board (on request)
- Alarm clock
- Clock radio
- Ceiling fan
Internet, TV & Phone
- Satellite television service
- Voice mail
- Premium television channel(s)
- Pay movies
- Direct-dial phone
- Bathroom phone
- Cordless phone
Rooms & Comfort
- Extra towels/bedding in room
- In-room massage available
- Air conditioning
- Connecting / adjoining rooms available
- City view
- Cribs/infant beds available
- Smoking permitted
- Extra towels/bedding
- Signature bedding
- Cribs/infant beds available on request
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- River view
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Wake-up calls
Bath & Shower
- Complimentary toiletries
- Makeup/shaving mirror
- Bathtub only
- Shower/bathtub combination
- Handheld showerhead
- Bathroom scale
- Private bathroom
- Designer toiletries
- Las Vegas Casino 0.02 miles
- Szechenyi Istvan Square 0.11 miles
- Szechenyi Chain Bridge 0.11 miles
- Danube Palace 0.15 miles
- Tropicana Casino 0.15 miles
- Little Princess Statue 0.16 miles
- Vorosmarty Square 0.16 miles
- Budapest Eye 0.17 miles
- Vigado Concert Hall 0.17 miles
- Vigado Square 0.19 miles
- Murder The Exhibition 0.20 miles
- Hungarian Academy of Sciences 0.20 miles
- Danube Promenade 0.20 miles
- Elizabeth Park 0.26 miles
- Legenda 0.29 miles
- St. Stephen's Basilica 0.29 miles
- Underground Railway Museum 0.30 miles
- Lutheran Church 0.31 miles
- Ferenc Deak Square 0.32 miles
- Castle Garden Bazaar 0.33 miles
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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
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 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.
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.
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!
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
Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge Reviews
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13 December 2015
The Sofitel Chain Bridge is perfect for enjoying the wonderful city of Budapest. It is a lovely hotel, perfectly located to explore and the view from the River View Rooms is exceptional.
The best thing about my stay was...The view from the bedroom
21 February 2015
John W Hickey, Dublin
Service and courtesy of staff excellent The location was ideal, beside Chain bridge The only negative was the prices in hotel lounge were expensive
The best thing about my stay was...Location
18 February 2015
Fantastic Hotel and Location
This is a fantastic hotel for many reasons, Location, the staff are friendly and courteous at all times. the views from hotel and the breakfast. Truly a 5* hotel.
The best thing about my stay was...Location and Views
08 December 2014
lovely time at the Sofitel Chainbridge Budapest
David Thompson, worcester
Wonderful location, very modern and smart with in house Casino. Don't let the thought of the Casino put you off you don't notice it unless you wish to visit.
The best thing about my stay was...the wonderful views of the Danube
02 December 2013
Christmas Market break with class!
Brenda Mitchell, Dublin
Booked this hotel for two nights De Luxe Double Room with chain bridge view including breakfast based on previous reviews and I was so happy I did. Beautiful decor and very spacious open lobby with plenty of elevators.Went for the Christmas markets which were a five minute walk from the hotel. Its a fabulous hotel in the perfect location overlooking the Danube. Staff couldn't do enough for us and were so efficient. This was our first time ever to stay in a 5* hotel as it was so affordable. Best breakfast EVER with so much to choose from. Will visit Budapest in the future in warmer weather and the Sofitel Chain Bridge Hotel will be where we will be staying for sure. Great, great break.
31 October 2013
5 STAR LOCATION AND FRIENDLINESS
PATRICK PAUL RYAN, kilkenny ireland
EASY ACSESS TO CHAIN BRIDGE N CASTLE N BOAT TRIP AND THEN TO MAIN SHOPPING SQUARE N CAFES...HOP ON HOP OFF BUS A MUST.
The best thing about my stay was...THE LOCATION WAS EXCELLENT
29 November 2012
very good hotel with tiny flaws
Location couldnt be better.Beautiful public areas with nice guest rooms.Breakfast was excellent for quality and choice.Staff were friendly and helpful.The only two hicups were the air conditioning didnt cool the room which was baking and the shower temperature wasnt consistant.
The best thing about my stay was...Loved the breakfast and the location
03 November 2012
S. Kenny, Dublin
This hotel was really beautiful. Rooms were spotless and more than comfortable. The whole stay was amazing. Staff were helpful and courteous. Breakfast was a banquet. No language barrier either as they all had an acceptable understanding of English.....however there was one thing we found disappointing. We had booked a double room and we got 2 single beds. We didn't ask to be changed whereas in hindsight we should have! We didn't want to be a nuisance but a doube bed on holidays would have been lovely!!!
30 October 2012
Deirdre Mcnamara, Dublin 13
Stayed at Sofitel Hotel for the weekend great location with fabulous views of the Chain Bridge and Castle. The room overlooked the river and was a good sized double. Breakfast on Saturday was very busy and the staff were not very organised so we had quite a wait to be seated. Would definitely go back to this hotel for location and experience.
The best thing about my stay was...Location
27 July 2012
Service - superb!!!
Euphemia Jamieson, Ellon
When I arrived at check in I was informed there was a mistake in my booking and I was being transferred to another hotel which was a bit disappointing. The front of house manager could not have been more helpful and took us by taxi the very short journey to The Four Seasons Gresham Palace. He left me his card and when I returned for the afternoon he had left a box of sweets in my room as a further expression of apology. I have since spoken to him by telephone and cannot wait for my next trip to Budapest to stay at the Chain Bridge. My stay at Gresham Palace was 5 star. Thank you Alpha Rooms for making these hotels accessable.
The best thing about my stay was...The ambience and superb service.
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