$67 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jan 17, 2015 Check-out: Jan 20, 2015

Continental Hotel Zara

4 stars
Dohany u 42-44, Budapest, 1174
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
24 reviews
Fantastic Hotel, I would have no hesitation to recommend it.

There was three of us in our party and we were all delighted with the hotel. All the staff were so... See full review

  • PaulineMcG
  • Oct 8, 2014
Weekend Break

Wonderful experience here, we had a great time on holiday. Perfect location, very comfortable and... See full review

  • TandC
  • Jul 3, 2014
Art Nouveau exterior welcomes guests with modern comfort

One of Budapest's newer hotels, the Continental Hotel Zara also has one of the city's most beautiful hotel exteriors. Once inside, guests find an interior that blends art deco details with mid-century modern style. The Art Nouveau-styled Araz Restaurant has both lounge and dining areas. The restaurant also serves a buffet breakfast.

Highlights

  • Stunning Art Nouveau-style façade
  • Close to historic locations including the Great Synagogue of Budapest
  • Relax or work out in style at the wellness and fitness center or on the roof garden
  • Complimentary wireless Internet access throughout the hotel

Rooms

The hotel's rooms offer art deco features brought up to date with modern textiles and a soothing color palette. Some rooms have a street or courtyard view. All rooms have complimentary wireless Internet access. Other in-room amenities include LCD televisions with satellite channels, soundproof windows, laptop-sized safes, and 24-hour room service. Guests in deluxe rooms can choose from a variety of pillows and receive a welcome tray with tea, coffee, and treats. The hotel also offers executive rooms with extra space to work and 13 suites that have living rooms and large plasma televisions.

Features

The restaurant focuses on Hungarian cuisine updated through the use of modern culinary techniques. The kitchen relies on local ingredients whenever possible and can prepare dishes specially made for people with food allergies.

 

The hotel's wellness center is located on the roof garden. The center has both indoor and outdoor pools, a Jacuzzi, and two saunas. Indulge in a massage or other treatment that puts natural materials -- including Dead Sea mud, sea salts, and sea algae -- to work. The hotel also has a well-equipped fitness room.

Transportation

  • Blaha Lujza Metro Station (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (10.8 mi/17.4 km)

Nearby attractions

  • Hungarian National Museum (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Hungarian State Opera House (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Great Market Hall (1.6 mi/2.5 km)
  • Castle District (1.9 mi/3 km)
  • Budapest Museum of Fine Arts (1.9 mi/3 km)
  • Hungarian Parliament (2.3 mi/3.7 km)
  • Hungarian National Gallery (2.6 mi/4.2 km)

Business

  • Complimentary wireless Internet access
  • Business services
  • Meeting rooms accommodate up to 400 people
  • Roof garden available for cocktail parties or standing receptions

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Continental Hotel Zara Rooms

Standard Rooms
220 standard rooms are designed by the latest art deco trends, featuring a unique atmospheres and style. Offering you individual and tailor-made services and available both street-, and courtyard-view rooms prior to your request.
Executive Rooms
Our spacious and luxurious hotel 8 Executive rooms offer you 33 square meter of space including queen size bed accommodation. Executive guest rooms offer our hotel guests every opportunity to relax, with each room including a chaise longue.
Deluxe Rooms
All deluxe hotel rooms at Continental Hotel Zara have a fresh contemporary feel combining warm colours with richly textured fabrics. Offering you a double bed in a 24 square meter room

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business center
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking

Nearby points of interest

  • Agabe: 0.2 mi
  • National Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Semmelweis University: 0.5 mi
  • Corvinus University of Budapest: 0.6 mi
  • National Opera: 0.6 mi
  • Keleti railway station: 0.6 mi
  • Central European University: 0.8 mi
  • Vaci Street: 0.9 mi
  • WestEnd City Center: 1 mi
  • Budapest City Park: 1.1 mi
  • Gellert Spa: 1.1 mi
  • Railway Service: 1.1 mi
  • Chain Bridge: 1.2 mi
  • Royal Palace: 1.2 mi
  • House of Parliamant: 1.2 mi
  • Agabe: 0.2 mi
  • National Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Semmelweis University: 0.5 mi
  • Corvinus University of Budapest: 0.6 mi
  • National Opera: 0.6 mi
  • Keleti railway station: 0.6 mi
  • Central European University: 0.8 mi
  • Vaci Street: 0.9 mi
  • WestEnd City Center: 1 mi
  • Budapest City Park: 1.1 mi
  • Gellert Spa: 1.1 mi
  • Railway Service: 1.1 mi
  • Chain Bridge: 1.2 mi
  • Royal Palace: 1.2 mi
  • House of Parliamant: 1.2 mi
  • Buda Castle: 1.3 mi
  • Fisher Bastion: 1.5 mi
  • St Matthew Church: 1.5 mi
  • Ferenc Puskás Stadium: 1.5 mi
  • Margaret Bridge: 1.6 mi
  • Szechenyi Spa: 1.7 mi
  • Tropicarium Oceanarium: 1.7 mi
  • Matthias Church: 1.8 mi
  • Budapest National Theatre: 1.9 mi
  • Palatinus Strand: 2 mi
  • Kincsem Park: 2.5 mi
  • Óbuda University: 2.9 mi

Dining

ARAZ Restaurant
ontinental Hotel Zara's restaurant and terrace in the courtyard will offer 150 seats and the finest selection of traditional Hungarian and international cuisine.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1000

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (24)

Ratings and reviews for Continental Hotel Zara

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
24 out of 24
Amenities:
4.6
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.6

96% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Zhiming H.
Business
Salem
Dec 16, 2014

Very bad experience

Bad neighborhood. Overprice for incidental. Charge 100 euros for a cheap broken lamp cover poorly located easy for your backpack to hit it if you do not pay attention.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Angelina Miraflores
Business
USA
Oct 11, 2014

Fantastic spot in the middle of Pest

Great place in Pest where one gets a view of the different areas of the city, close to the center, the landmarks, and great restaurants

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Long walk from hotel

Walk along the Pest sid of the river around the Parliament and see all the sculptures. Continue to walk and then take a boat along the river.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
PaulineMcG
Business
Ireland
Oct 8, 2014

Fantastic Hotel, I would have no hesitation to recommend it.

There was three of us in our party and we were all delighted with the hotel. All the staff were so helpful and friendly. They could not do enough for us. Our rooms were spotless and very spacious and airy. The food was gorgeous and was much more than expected. We attended the Hungarian Night in the hotel and it was excellent value for money too. The spa area was a bit small but was good anyway.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

We changed some of our money in Ireland before we left but we actually got a better rate in Budapest in one of the bureau de changes. I would recommend getting the Hop on Hop off buses to see the sights. They were great value for money and very easy to use. Make sure you visit the Castle area.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Alice Barlow
Business
Budapest
Jul 20, 2014

Excellent

We were a party of 21, 16Adults 2 children 3 teenagers. The service was verry good. We used the Bar, Resturant, & pool facillities. 2xpools indoor & out. On the last day we Checked out @12 & were able to use the pool to we left @ 19. Confortable mordern rooms verry clean. The the minibar could have been colder. The Staff were very understanding that we could not speek their language and tryed their utmost to help us. The hotel is well suituited between allies, bars & resturants. Tourist attractions just around the coner. We had alot of fun and our stay was verry resonable£££. Unfortunally we had to return back home after 6 full days. The transport was arranged to and from the airport for us no hassel and also resonable for our group. Excellent stay @ the hotel Zara.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The night tour with the hop on hop off bus is a must

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
TandC
Business
Ireland
Jul 3, 2014

Weekend Break

Wonderful experience here, we had a great time on holiday. Perfect location, very comfortable and relaxed atmosphere with beautiful food. We thoroughly enjoyed it!! Loved the Galleria and the hot chocolate!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Continental Hotel Zara

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
AuntyZ
Business
London
Jun 7, 2014

Wonderful Hotel in a great location

We chose this hotel due to previous great reviews and it really could not be faulted. The main entrance and interior are beautiful. The rooms have everything you could need including free wifi. We were thrilled to be upgraded and the staff could not have been more helpful. Located within easy walking distance of the centre of Budapest, very close to great restaurants and bars but on a quiet street so no disturbances. Also very near a metro station and various supermarkets. Would highly recommend for friends or a romantic getaway.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Halaszbastya Restaurant is a truly lovely place to enjoy a special meal. The staff are very attentive, the food is delicious and includes amazing vegetarian options. The views are to die for. The prices are very reasonable for what you get, which is a classy dining experience.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Essexperson
Business
Braintree. Essex, UK
Sep 17, 2013

Good base for a city break

A modern, elegant hotel with courteous and helpful staff, speaking excellent English. Location is about 20 minutes' walk from the river front and quite handy for the Metro and bus services. We had dinner once in the restaurant, which was a very pleasant experience - good value and high quality food.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Visit the Central Market - fascinating display of everyday foods but also an interesting selection of souvenir items.

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Review of Continental Hotel Zara

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tatochok
Business
Chicago,IL
Jun 15, 2013

Good trip.

The hotel was very good for us in all aspects. Good location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
KatAstrophy
Business
Ireland
Apr 29, 2013

Fabulous in Every Way

From the moment we walked through the doors of the Hotel Continental Zara we were impressed. We were greeted by friendly staff who were only too happy to explain everything about Budapest to us and show us to our room. The hotel is only about a 15 minute walk from the Danube which was perfect and is located close to 2 stops on the Hop On Hop Off bus tours. The amenities in the hotel were second to none and the setting itself was just perfect!!! Cannot recommend it highly enough!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

If you walk out the main door of the hotel and turn right, there is an amazing Italian Restaurant on the opposite corner...

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Review of Continental Hotel Zara

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Lonah
Business
Florida
Mar 8, 2013

I'll be back ! :-)

Very good location ,nice ,clean,comfortable room,very friendly and helpful staff . /Please ,have a turbo solarium in the Spa !Please ...just for me :-) /

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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