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City Hotel Ring

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Came back to Budapest for another 3 night's break and stayed at the City Hotel Ring, which was fully renovated last year. The staff at reception area all very friendly and speak good English. The rooms are very good, tall rooms about 10 feet high with windows to match which overlooked a baroque courtyard which looked amazing dusted with snow. Looking into the courtyard meant the room was very peaceful. I love a hot powerful shower and the wet room certainly gave that, toilet and sink with large mirror. Lots of storage space comfortable and warm. Could not fault the room, hotel or staff in any way whatsoever we will definitely be coming back again. That's the 3 night's over tonight and tomorrow morning we catch the train to Prague, the train station being about 200 metres up the road. There is a bistro which is part of the hotel complex where the food and drink are to die for. The food is very reasonably priced and the drinks are as cheap as chips.

Budapest had always been on our list of European cities to visit and so, when I was sent details of a city break there at an astonishingly low price, my wife and I decided it was an opportunity too good to miss. We therefore cancelled our annual November visit to the Christmas market in York and substituted it for a Hungarian one. Budapest was every bit as impressive as we had been led to expect with some of the most magnificent buildings we had ever seen, although the Danube was far from blue at that time of year and prices were generally higher than expected. Some of the high points we would recommend were the indoor market hall which was like going back in time with its fresh vegetables, meat and fish on the ground floor and the gallery above with local crafts goods and intriguing takeaway food. The outdoor Christmas market was brilliant for anyone interested in ceramics and the Parliament building really warrants a visit. It is exceptional both inside and out. Also worth pointing out is that the public transport system (trams, buses, trolleybuses and metro) makes getting around the city and to and from the airport very straightforward and for over 65's, living in the EU, it is completely free! Take advantage while you still can! So what about the hotel? We once experienced a very dodgy budget hotel in Prague and were a bit nervous about what to expect from the City Hotel Ring. We had no choice of accommodation as this was part of the package and so checked recent reviews on TripAdvisor before booking. We were very happy with the welcome we received at the desk on arrival and our room was at least up to Premier Inn standards but with lots of character as the whole building had been completely renovated and modernised but retained a lot of the features of the original, including very high ceilings. Our room was clean, spacious,beautifully warm and free of traffic noise as we faced onto an inner courtyard. The whole experience represented very good value for money in our view and we would be happy to stay there again, particularly as the location was also very convenient for restaurants, shops and public transport. For anyone who is reasonably fit, many of the city's sights can even be reached on foot. If you are looking for negatives, just three points are worth a mention. There is no lift to the bedrooms which are on the upper floors; there were occasional rumbling noises from the courtyard area at night which could disturb; and the included breakfasts in the adjoining bistro were convenient but very basic. In short, if you have realistic expectations for the money, I doubt you will be disappointed by this hotel.

Lovely Christmas markets and the city itself is beautiful. We did two bus tours and a boat tour. Recommend them both especially the bus tours.We went to the Basilica the building is beautiful and the paintings too.

Stayed here previously in 2011. They did a major remodeling a few years ago, spinning off the breakfast room into a restaurant, and refurbishing rooms with new furnishings and upgraded bathrooms. Stayed in a double, which is decently sized for a tourist class hotel. The furnishings were still new... Breakfast was included in my rate, and offered a basic continental buffet, to start the day... My only critique is the bathroom, which was redesigned to have a shower integrated into the flooring, which probably wasn’t the smartest design idea, as the room and corresponding drain are built Level, and not on a slant/Slope, which would make it arguably more functional... Every time I took a short shower, water ended up all over the floor, and not draining sufficiently... The room also lacks a safe, but it wasn’t a big deal during my stay...

Although the hotel room is basic - it is modern, clean and has everything you need for a city break! The staff are fantastic with their great knowledge of the city and their warm welcome. The location is ideal for venturing around the city - 15 minutes walk to St Stephens, 30 minutes walk to Budapest Zoo, Heroes Square and Széchenyi Baths. Highly recommend - definitely be back for another break!

A nice hotel good location very clean and welcoming staff very helpful the only thing to pick at if I am being fussy no kettle in room also no full length mirror bothered my wife more than me also 2 single beds pushed together so if ya want a cuddle with the wife you may slip between the mattresses but overall a good hotel

This is a basic decent hotel situated on a main road in a great location. We walked and walked and walked! Cleaning could do with slight improvement although not bad (behind the bathroom door was a clump of dust etc that remained there throughout our stay...urgh!!) Staff were very pleasant and helpful and breakfast was adequate. Our room was small but big enough for us. The bathroom was modern - only problem was that the shower was powerful and being a sort of wet room completely flooded the bathroom every morning.

Nice little hotel well situated in central Budapest Only problem is no lift Hence many calories burnt clambering up 4 flights stairs be prepared Good little Bistro attached to hotel Not expensive ,friendly service ,straightforward decent food Hotel pretty clean,staff very friendly Would use again no question

We stayed at City Hotel Ring for 3 nights for a Christmas break. The hotel is well located, close to a metro station and a short walk from parliament building. Staff on reception are very helpful and welcoming. One of our rooms (128) was hot at night, it took us a bit of time to get the radiator setting right on the first night but was then comfortable for our stay. As a number of other people have mentioned in their reviews it would make a difference if the seal on the shower doors was made tighter and perhaps a shower tray would make a difference as the water does spread across the floor at the moment. Overall, a really enjoyable stay.

Spend a long weekend with group of 10 lads. The Hotel is very clean, had big rooms with nice beds. Bathroom was clean and modern but the shower wasnt properly sealed so water was all over the floor. Staff was helpful, specially the "older man" at reception, he was helpful for anything what we needed. Breakfast can improve, not much variety, quite poor. In conclusion, very clean hotel with good beds to sleep and very well situated to visit this beautiful city!

Szent Istvan körut 22 Budapest

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Parliament Building
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Budapest City Centre, City Hotel Ring is next to popular attractions like Lasergame Lasertag and Comedy Theatre of Budapest. This 39-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a 24-hour front desk. Nyugati Square and Mystique Room are also within a short walk.


Start your day off with buffet breakfast, available for a fee.


All 39 individually decorated rooms provide refrigerators. Guests can enjoy satellite TV and stay connected with free WiFi.

Property features

City Hotel Ring offers free WiFi in public areas and a meeting room. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with luggage storage and securing valuables.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 1

Standard Double or Twin Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Single Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

78% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 435 reviews