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City Hotel Ring

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The Hotel: Easy to find. Great location, only a few minutes away from the Parliament and other attractions. A few meters away from Tram stop and restaurants and supermarkets. No elevator. The staff was very helpful throughout our stay. Since my friend was sick and that the rooms do not have electric kettles, they lent my friend one in order to make some tea. They also lent us umbrellas and arranged for us an early taxi pickup on short notice. The Room: Rooms (2) were a bit disappointing. It looked a bit bigger and more attractive on the pictures.There were also some holes on one wall and black stains.The internet was weak and stopped working completely for a few hours one morning. Beds were comfortable. The shower doors did not close properly, therefore there is was a lot of water spilling everywhere on the bathroom floor unless you arrange a “protection” with two towels. The AC did not seem to work at all in both our rooms. It actually made quite a lot of noise while the air stayed warm and heavy. The temperature in the hallway was also way too high which seems to just confirm that something was off with the heating and AC. We had a good stay despite these negative aspects. Even though this is a budget hotel, it seemed to me to be too expensive for this type of room and hotel(84 EUR/night).

Ideally centrally located only a ten or fifteen minute walk from the main historical attractions of the city of Budapest. Very warm friendly and welcoming staff, nice clean and tidy rooms, offering B&B accommodation most definitely worth considering as a base location for a city break

Large room, comfortable beds, friendly and helpful reception staff, luggage room, good location, two mins from a metro stop, hairdryer in the room and modern bathroom. Only negative was the bathroom floor wasn't sloped correctly meaning the whole floor was soaked all the time. Go to Matula Bistro for dinner - really recommend!

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 4 nights during a trip to Budapest. The hotel is based in a great location and is walking distance to most of the tourist attractions around the area. The room was clean with a modern decor, the bed was comfortable and the shower was good - only criticism was that the shower room was a wet room which meant that the whole bathroom floor was wet for ages. The staff on reception were very knowledgeable and helpful. We had a good stay until the last night when I noticed an item of clothing had disappeared from the room, again the reception staff were helpful but no resolution to the missing item of clothing which was extremely disappointing. For a budget hotel we had a good stay just tainted by the mystery disappearance!!! I wouldn’t return here for that reason only.

Came as part of a very good package offer. Used Hoppa to get from airport but is a short walk to Budapest main station. Fairly basic reception although room was a good size. Comfortable beds and good bathroom and shower. Hotel does not have in-house bar and restaurant but has an internal door to bistro next door where breakfast is served. Breakfast was fairly basic. Hot food was scrambled eggs and mini frankfurters. Hotel is well located in the city and would certainly return.

Very nice hotel in fairly central position, Not far to Margaret bridge and easy access to metro and trams. Room was small but clean and adequate. Yes as others have said the shower could easily flood the bathroom but we just were aware and directed the water differently. Breakfast was fine in the little bistro next door, plenty of choice. Reception staff on the whole very helpful. The only criticism I would have of this hotel is no tea and coffee facilities in the room. All in all a very good city hotel and at a good price too.

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...

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 Ujlipotvaros, 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.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

78.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 455 reviews