$102 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 16, 2014 Check-out: Sep 19, 2014

Danubius Hotel Gellert Budapest

4 stars
Szent Gellert ter 1., Budapest, H-1111
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
61 reviews
Grand Hotel, Great Experience!

Located next to the Liberty Bridge on the Buda side of the Danube River this hotel is stone built,... See full review

  • Bester
  • Jul 12, 2014
Excellent hotel

This is a great traditional hotel with a feel of old Budapest fantastic location. Only downside is... See full review

  • Thymos
  • May 1, 2014
Art Nouveau hotel provides private elevator access to thermal baths
Guests at the Danubius Hotel Gellert Budapest enjoy some of the city’s best water experiences. The hotel sits on the Danube riverbank. Some rooms offer views of the famous river. The property also houses the Gellert Bath and Spa. One of the spa’s best features is its beautiful thermal baths. Hotel guests get complimentary use of the baths. Guests can access the spa by a private elevator. Guests who crave culinary adventures will also find satisfaction at the Hotel Gellert. Panorama Restaurant serves classic Hungarian cuisine in an elegant setting.
Highlights
  • Building overlooks the Danube
  • Complimentary use of the thermal baths at the Gellert Spa
  • Housed in an art nouveau building
  • Gellert Hotel’s Panorama Restaurant offers outdoor dining with views of the river and city  
Rooms
The hotel has 234 rooms -- several with postcard-worthy views of the Danube or Gellert Hill -- with full amenities. All rooms have a bath or shower. Other amenities include satellite television, pay-per-view, and high-speed wireless Internet access.
Features
The hotel also offers Gellert Brasserie Restaurant, a casual Hungarian dining option. The hotel also offers Gellert Espresso, which serves desserts and has a terrace, and the Lobby Bar. On Friday nights, the Gellert Panorama features live music. Reservations are recommended.

Gellert Bath and Spa also features an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor swimming pool and wave bath, Jacuzzi, steam room, and sauna. There are separate thermal baths for men and women. A full menu of spa services is available. The on-site Gyalog-H Clinic specializes in health and beauty services. Spa goers can choose from more than 15 types of massage such as a red grape massage or lava stone massage. The center also has offers hairdressing and facials.
Transportation
  • Vorosmarty Metro Station (1.1 mi/1.9 km)
  • Deli Railway Station (2.4 mi/2.8 km)
  • Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (12.7 mi/21.2 km)
Nearby attractions
  • Hungarian National Gallery (1.4 mi/2.4 km)
  • Hungarian State Opera House (1.6 mi/2.7 km)
  • Parliament Building (2 mi/3.4 km)
  • Heroes’ Square (2.8 mi/4.6 km)
  • Museum of Fine Arts (2.8 mi/4.7 km)
Business
  • Business center
  • High-speed wireless Internet access
  • Seven function rooms with high-speed wireless Internet access
  • Catering available for 10 to 250 people

Hotel Map

47.4839 19.0534
Area served
Central location City center - 1 km Keleti Railway Station - 4 km Deli Railway Station - 4,5 km
Nearby airports
International Airport: Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport (BUD) - 18 km from the hotel
Area description
Hotel is located in a picturesque environment at the foot of Gellert Hill, on the bank of the Danube, is ideally situated for both business and leisure travellers. This impressive location is within walking distance to Budapest's most fashionable shopping and business district with one of the most beautiful sights of Budapest, the Liberty Bridge.

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Danubius Hotel Gellert Budapest Rooms

Superior river view
The room offers 1 double or twin bed with Alarm clock, Bathrobe, Bathroom amenities, Cable/Satellite TV, Color TV, Ensuite/Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access, Laundry service, Mini bar, Pay TV, Radio, Room service, Telephone, Free admission to the Gellrt Bath once during your hotel stay. For each additional entry, the hotel grant 50% discount on the daily ticket price to the hotel guests.
Economy Single Shower
The room offers 1 single bed with Alarm clock, Bathrobe, Bathroom amenities, Cable/Satellite TV, Color TV, Ensuite/Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access, Laundry service, Mini bar, Pay TV, Radio, Room service, Telephone, Free admission to the Gellrt Bath once during your hotel stay. For each additional entry, the hotel grant 50% discount on the daily ticket price to the hotel guests.
Standard Single bath
The room offers 1 single bed with Alarm clock, Bathrobe, Bathroom amenities, Cable/Satellite TV, Color TV, Ensuite/Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access, Laundry service, Mini bar, Pay TV, Radio, Room service, Telephone, Free admission to the Gellrt Bath once during your hotel stay. For each additional entry, the hotel grant 50% discount on the daily ticket price to the hotel guests.
Economy double/twin
The room offers 1 double or twin bed with Alarm clock, Bathrobe, Bathroom amenities, Cable/Satellite TV, Color TV, Ensuite/Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access, Laundry service, Mini bar, Pay TV, Radio, Room service, Telephone, Free admission to the Gellrt Bath once during your hotel stay. For each additional entry, the hotel grant 50% discount on the daily ticket price to the hotel guests.
Standard double/twin with view
The room offers 1 double or twin bed with Alarm clock, Bathrobe, Bathroom amenities, Cable/Satellite TV, Color TV, Ensuite/Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access, Laundry service, Mini bar, Pay TV, Radio, Room service, Telephone, Free admission to the Gellrt Bath once during your hotel stay. For each additional entry, the hotel grant 50% discount on the daily ticket price to the hotel guests.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Indoor pool
Spa
Solarium
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Service dogs allowed
Service animals allowed
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Wheelchair accessible elevators

Nearby points of interest

  • Gellert Spa: 0.1 mi
  • Vaci Street: 0.5 mi
  • Corvinus University of Budapest: 0.5 mi
  • National Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Semmelweis University: 0.9 mi
  • Royal Palace: 1 mi
  • Central European University: 1.1 mi
  • Chain Bridge: 1.1 mi
  • Budapest National Theatre: 1.2 mi
  • Agabe: 1.3 mi
  • Buda Castle: 1.3 mi
  • National Opera: 1.4 mi
  • Fisher Bastion: 1.5 mi
  • Matthias Church: 1.6 mi
  • St Matthew Church: 1.6 mi
  • Gellert Spa: 0.1 mi
  • Vaci Street: 0.5 mi
  • Corvinus University of Budapest: 0.5 mi
  • National Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Semmelweis University: 0.9 mi
  • Royal Palace: 1 mi
  • Central European University: 1.1 mi
  • Chain Bridge: 1.1 mi
  • Budapest National Theatre: 1.2 mi
  • Agabe: 1.3 mi
  • Buda Castle: 1.3 mi
  • National Opera: 1.4 mi
  • Fisher Bastion: 1.5 mi
  • Matthias Church: 1.6 mi
  • St Matthew Church: 1.6 mi
  • Keleti railway station: 1.7 mi
  • House of Parliamant: 1.7 mi
  • WestEnd City Center: 1.8 mi
  • Margaret Bridge: 1.9 mi
  • Railway Service: 1.9 mi
  • Budapest City Park: 2.2 mi
  • Ferenc Puskás Stadium: 2.4 mi
  • Palatinus Strand: 2.6 mi
  • Tropicarium Oceanarium: 2.8 mi
  • Szechenyi Spa: 2.8 mi
  • Kincsem Park: 3.3 mi
  • Óbuda University: 3.4 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Our function rooms combine the latest technical equipment, and natural daylight, with outstanding banquet and conference facilities, catering from 10 up to 250 people. Stylish surroundings, efficient service and quality equipment guarantee a successful program. High-speed, broadband, wireless Internet access (WiFi) is available.

Dining

Gellert Espresso
The Gellert Espresso is a real temptation for all who find themselves unable to resist homemade cakes and pastries served with freshly brewed coffee or tea. On scorching summer afternoons, unique ice-cream sundaes cool, refresh and invigorate. Another feature is the terrace, a perfect corner for relaxation and chat. Live piano music at tea time! Open: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m
Torley Bar
You can find all sparkling wine products of the more than 100 year old Trley Pezsgpincszet Kft. Besides champagne-based cocktails, wide variety of international drinks are available. A large-screen TV is a great way to enjoy sporting events. Step in and round off your day with fellow sports fans! Open 7 p.m. - 01 a.m.
Gellert Brasserie Restaurant
The Brasserie represents the perfect choice for anyone wishing to combine a relaxed milieu with first-class contemporary Hungarian cuisine. The dynamic menu offers daily specials, light meals and an evening tasting menu with a carefully selected wine list. In addition to the superb food a broad range of draught, bottled and specialty beers are served. The shaded terrace is the ideal spot for a business talk or a light lunch on a hot summer day. Open: 12 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Panorama Restaurant
Gellert Hotel's Panorama Restaurant, and charming terrace, offers a superb view over the Danube and Budapest. The restaurant is equally renowned for its outstanding cuisine, featuring masterpieces of Hungarian cooking and evidently the finest wines from famous cellars to complement the dining experience. Open: Tue-Sat: noon - midnight (in Summer); 7 p.m. - midnight (in Winter) Sunday Brunch from noon to 3 p.m. Monday: closed

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

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 (61)

Ratings and reviews for Danubius Hotel Gellert Budapest

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
61 out of 61
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.1
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.7

74% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
BeataM
Paris
Jul 16, 2014

has absolutely avoid

I do not understand how this hotel can keep these 4 stars! Carpets and curtains are dirty, the windows do not close properly, the bathroom is in a terrible state! Not even deserves 2 stars! We had a flood in the bathroom! And the rooms are not air conditioned. The SPA is paying for hotel guests, except for the first visit. Avoid rooms overlooking the Danube, the noise of the trams outside the hotel is unbearable and they begin to circulate 4am. I am very disappointed and I think I lost beacoup money for nothing!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

Parliament

Review of Danubius Hotel Gellert Budapest

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bester
London
Jul 12, 2014

Grand Hotel, Great Experience!

Located next to the Liberty Bridge on the Buda side of the Danube River this hotel is stone built, very old and very grand. It's long history depicted on the walls as you walk it's corridors. The friendly staff allowed us to check in early with our heavy bags and even upgraded our view to overlook the Liberty Bridge and the Cave Church with our own terrace/balcony despite only affording a courtyard view online. The rooms were clean and tidy, fixtures and features as expected. I don't tend to dwell on hotel rooms as they are much the same. However that balcony and the view changed everything. My girlfriend and I spent the late evening enjoying the view of the river bridge and the rest of the city lit up in the dark of night enjoying a bottle of wine between us chatting about the day gone, watching the world pass us by. Priceless experience! We also ate and drank at the Hotel Brasserie (Söröző) in the early afternoon, enjoying the sun outside. Some interesting English translations on the menu, I ordered the starter "Mini Pig Knuckle Bun" which was actually meant to be "Piglet Chop" in a bun. Very nice! It does help to have a Hungarian speaking friend with you in this city.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Technically the Gellért Bathhouse (Fürdő) is a separate company to the hotel although it shares the same building however hotel guests get one free admission per booking plus discounted rates after that. If you visit Budapest you must visit the Bathhouses too!

Review of Danubius Hotel Gellert Budapest

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
mom from pgh
pittsburgh
Jun 15, 2014

old, historical hotel and spa.

the hotel is a little past its prime and could use some updating. only some rooms have air conditioning. the breakfast buffets were wonderful, and the spa is terrific. the staff was quite friendly and helpful, but overall, the place is a little shabby. it was probably magnificent years ago.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

the great central market was just across the bridge - a five minute walk.

Review of Danubius Hotel Gellert Budapest

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Thymos
Business
Malta
May 1, 2014

Excellent hotel

This is a great traditional hotel with a feel of old Budapest fantastic location. Only downside is Internet is not free in the room and free tv is basic. Also the corridors need a refurbishment

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

Business

Review of Danubius Hotel Gellert Budapest

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Linda Ch
New York, NY
Apr 6, 2014

Good for the spa, but not for room

The hotel is convenient if you're going to the Gellert thermal spa. My room was outdated and could use updating. It didn't reflect the grandeur of the historic hotel. Also, wi-fi is charged separately!! My room faced the courtyard, so it was quiet.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Time-saving tip: In Hotel

There's elevator to go down to Gellert Thermal Spa from the hotel. The first visit is free.

Review of Danubius Hotel Gellert Budapest

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Liz frequent traveller
Sydney
Jan 19, 2014

Old world glamour all for show

This hotel is undoubtedly one of the best for location and looks - old world glamour personified situated in the heart of the city right on the river. And I believe their thermal baths are terrific, but I can't comment personally as I didn't try them. Maybe this hotel is relying a little too much on its reputation because I found their more modern requirements less than perfect: front dest and dining room staff were generally curt and unhelpful, though other staff members were exactly the opposite; corridors containing our rooms away from the showpiece public areas look like the entrance to hospital wards; and our bathroom was scratched, stained, and chipped - and except for some basic shampoo bereft of the toiletries you come to expect from good hotels these days. Worst however was the bathtub in which we had to stand to shower didn't drain properly so that by the time the shower was over we were standing in a foot of water containing what looked like decades of other peoples' detritus! If the old world glamour and sophistication of one of the lovlient hotels in the world are what you are looking for then this is the place to go. But if mod cons are more your cup of tea then head for one of the big American chain hotels.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Danubius Hotel Gellert Budapest

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
trevor1970
dubai, UAE
Dec 2, 2013

Budapest trip

I Have stayed at Danubias properties in Pecs before and they were great, however this hotel was worn, dirty, and had a strange musty odor of mold and mildew. We checked into our room and the tub was dirty and the TV did not work. The front desk clerk apologized and upgraded our room to the Andrew Lloyd Weber suit which was much nicer, but still worn. The staff was great and so was the restaurant.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
1
Review of Danubius Hotel Gellert Budapest

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
kccwuk
UK
Nov 16, 2013

Short break for two

The location is excellent. The breakfast was excellent. There is no coffee making facilities in the room. The drains stank. We were on the first floor with a river view and the traffic noise was sometimes extremely loud but bearable. All in all I would recommend this hotel for the money. The staff were very helpful and very pleasant. Even with the negative points I would stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Danubius Hotel Gellert Budapest

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
RicksterBerlin
London
Feb 9, 2013

faded grandeur

It's a nice experience, amusing with its retrospective style.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Danubius Hotel Gellert Budapest

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Polebridge, Montana
Jan 17, 2013

A very interesting place.

The food at this hotel restaurants are simply the best service and taste I have had at any other hotel restaurant.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

This hotel has tickets to a large verity of tourist events at the main lobby desk that is not advertised, so ask !

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